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3-day-old gets police security over unintentional threat from mother

3-day-old gets police security over unintentional threat from mother

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-day-old baby and its mother, who appears to have a very low IQ, have been given police security by the district child protection office after she stuffed the baby in a bag and tried to leave the hospital without informing the authorities.

Waste mgmt firm employees announce work suspension

Waste mgmt firm employees announce work suspension

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Due to the non-payment of their salaries for the past two months, employees of a solid waste management company have announced suspension of their work from Sunday.

AAP district chief misses candidate’s election rally

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

TARN TARAN: AAP leaders had to face embarrassment at the election campaign inauguration for Manjinder Singh Sidhu, party candidate from Khadoor Sahib, as senior leaders, including party’s district president Bhupinder Singh Bittu, were conspicuous by their absence.

Public money spent on Mayor’s office decoration: Sikka

Public money spent on Mayor’s office decoration: Sikka

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: BJP leader Sandhya Sikka, Leader of Opposition in the Municipal Corporation (MC) House, has accused the incumbent office-bearers of spending heftily on the decoration of offices, but not on development work.

Sarna seeks support for Congress

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Paramjit Singh Sarna, former president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) attended Congress Lok Sabha candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla’s election meetings on Saturday.

2 booked for abduction

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

TARN TARAN: A man and his mother, residents of Kakka Kandiala village, have been booked for allegedly abducting a teenage girl of the same village.

Climate discussed at UNESCO clubs’ seminar

Climate discussed at UNESCO clubs’ seminar

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Urging the lawmakers and citizens to work progressively towards saving the ecology, speakers and delegates at the three-day seminar on Environmental Degradation and Climate Change at the Manawala complex of Pingalwara said it was high time for action.

3 vehicle thieves, snatcher nabbed

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on a tip-off, the rural police have nabbed two persons for allegedly stealing vehicles and selling them after forging documents.

Mobiles, Rs 16,000 in cash snatched from couple

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Three unknown armed persons robbed a couple of Rs 16,000, two mobiles and ornaments at Thande village here on Thursday.

Cops in civvies to reign in firing, boozing in public places

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Concerned over repeated firing instances in the city, the police have decided to reign in boozing in public places and also those carrying weapons to hotels and other eatery joints.

Admn bats for biomedical mgmt training for health staff

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration has asked the Health Department to ensure that employees of public and private hospitals are adequately trained to handle biomedical waste.

GND varsity’s master’s course in education

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The School of Education, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), will start a master’s course in education (educational management and leadership) from the upcoming session (2019-2020).

Educators informed about e-content

Educators informed about e-content

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: The two-week workshop on developing e-content, under Centre of Pre-Service Teacher Education, School of Education, GNDU, entered second day on Saturday.

Play on Jallianwala Bagh relives 1919 tragedy

Play on Jallianwala Bagh relives 1919 tragedy

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: Reminding the pain and loss of the families of martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, a play, titled Jallianwala Bagh, was staged at the art gallery in collaboration with the North Zone Cultural Centre.

BBK DAV head honoured in Delhi

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: At the Annual Women Economic Forum 2019 held at New Delhi from April 11 to 16, Pushpinder Walia Principal, BBK DAV College for Women, was honoured with Iconic Leader Award for her contribution in the field of education and for making the world a better place to live at annual Women Economic Forum - 2019 recently.

Admn officials gear up to fight dengue

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMRITSAR: To keep dengue under check in the upcoming season, the district administration has asked all the departments to work in association with the Health Department.

IN BRIEF

Woman dies in mishap

21 Apr 2019 | 7:37 AM

Amritsar: A woman died in road mishap in Joga Singh Wala village after a rashly driven car hit her scooter here on Friday.

Jatt-isation of Punjabi music is dangerous: Rabbi Shergill

Jatt-isation of Punjabi music is dangerous: Rabbi Shergill

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: He arrived on the Indian music scene with his brand of Sufiyana with Bullah Ki Jana Mein Kaun and gave it Punjabi rock ballad twist.

Ageing boosts her learning instinct

Ageing boosts her learning instinct

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: At 57, Manju Arora is busy learning Urdu language.

Electioneering in full swing

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab Democratic Alliance and communist leaders conducted a meeting in favour of their joint candidate Daswinder Kaur, who is in the fray from the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.

Rlys gears up for summer rush

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to cater to the rush of passengers during the upcoming summer vacation, the Railways has added an extra AC chair coach to New Delhi–Amritsar Swarn Shatabdi Express (12029).

NGO wants facelift for city

NGO wants facelift for city

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: NGO Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM), in a communiqué to the state government, has stated that nothing concrete has been done under the Smart City project allocated about two years ago.

Cops clueless about Bhatia assault suspect

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Though seven months have elapsed, the police are clueless about the key accused who attacked Congress Councillor Jeet Singh Bhatia.

Change must to reduce exam stress: Educationists

Change must to reduce exam stress: Educationists

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The pressure of performing and proving their worth has taken many lives in the past couple of months.

LS polls: AAP hopeful of better results

LS polls: AAP hopeful of better results

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: AAP candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal is hopeful of a sound support from people.

People for concrete action against stray dog menace

People for concrete action against stray dog menace

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: The increasing stray dog menace has left the residents worried in the city.

City’s heritage walk tours need expansion: Experts

City’s heritage walk tours need expansion: Experts

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Though Amritsar is among the old cities which offer a heritage walk to showcase the much talked about history, the tourism scenario here is not in a sound state.

Action sought against illegal mining

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Kotkapura Kultar Singh Sandhwan on Friday said if the government failed to act against illegal mining, party workers would visit the illegal mining pits and get the mining stopped.

Exhibition displays forgotten heritage

Exhibition displays forgotten heritage

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: An exhibition of photographs and installations, titled Workers of Des Punjab, by ace photographer Jaspal Kamana opened at SG Thakar Singh art gallery.

Woman ends life, 3 booked

Woman ends life, 3 booked

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Upset over allegations of extramarital affair by kin and neighbour, a 35-year-old woman committed suicide in Gurbax Nagar on Thursday night.

All is well between Aujla and Cong men

All is well between Aujla and Cong men

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: It appeared that the intervention of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has resolved the differences between the majority of the local MLAs and party candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla.

Mobile, cigarettes seized from inmates

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

AMRITSAR: A mobile phone and two boxes of cigarettes were seized from two inmates during routine checking at the Central Jail here on Thursday.

Hunt on for five youths for cross-border peddling

20 Apr 2019 | 8:53 AM

TARN TARAN: The Khalra police have booked five persons of the area for their “involvement in cross-border drug smuggling”. Besides, they have also been blamed for the drowning of a youth, Navjot Singh Joti (26), of Dal village, 45 km from here. Navjot drowned in the defence drain on April 16.

New SSP takes charge

New SSP takes charge

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Newly appointed Amritsar (Rural) SSP Vikram Jeet Duggal assumed office here on Thursday. SSP Parampal Singh has been shifted by the Election Commission of India (ECI). Speaking to mediapersons, Duggal said that conducting the parliamentary polls in a peaceful manner would be his top priority. He said he was feeling blessed after joining as the SSP of the holy city.

IN BRIEF

bikers snatch woman’s purse

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

Tarn Taran: A woman’s purse was snatched by an unidentified motorcyclist on the Jandiala road on Wednesday.

CU scholarship test for students

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Chandigarh University (CU) has come up with a Chandigarh University Scholarship and Admission Test (CU-SAT) for students, informed Dr RS Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University, here on Thursday.

‘Don’t get swayed by social media messages’

‘Don’t get swayed by social media messages’

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: As the polling for the 2019 general elections is under way in phases across the nation, the political parties, apart from carrying out intensive election campaigns, are also busy trying to catch the attention of of people, mainly youngsters, on social media platforms too.

355 students awarded degrees

355 students awarded degrees

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The annual convocation of Satyam Institute of Engineering & Technology was held on Thursday.

UNESCO clubs’ conference on climate change

UNESCO clubs’ conference on climate change

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Sarabjit Singh Chhina, president, Confederation of UNESCO Clubs in India, will lead a team of experts to hold a three-day workshop-cum-seminar on climate change and environmental imbalance.

BJP questions Rahul’s silence over Sidhu’s ‘communal’ remarks

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab senior BJP leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina on Thursday asked Congress national president Rahul Gandhi to break his silence over the "inflammatory and communal" remarks made by Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.

IAFA to host play on Jallianwala Bagh massacre

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: A theatrical presentation on Jallianwala Bagh will be organised at local Indian Academy of Fine Arts (IAFA) on Saturday.

Road accident claims life

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

TARN TARAN: A 40-year-old resident of Jaura Fatak, Amritsar, was killed in a road accident near the Nagoke crossing (Khadoor Sahib), 30 km from here, on Thursday evening.

Man killed in road mishap

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: A man died while another riding pillion was injured after a “rashly” driven car hit their bike near Vallah here on Wednesday.

87,368 students enrolled by govt schools

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 87,368 students have been enrolled in Classes VI-XII in government schools of the district under ‘Each One Bring One’ enrolment campaign that was started by the Education Department on April 1.

Govt Medical College restriction troubles morning walkers

Govt Medical College restriction troubles morning walkers

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The authorities concerned at the Government Medical College (GMC) have come up with entry restrictions for visitors for the security of the students.

Voter awareness campaign

Voter awareness campaign

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The district election office on Thursday organised an event at the local railway station to educate voters about the right to vote under the Election Commission’s Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme.

Vehicle thief sells stolen bike, booked, on the run

19 Apr 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: A vehicle lifter has been booked for allegedly selling a stolen bike to a man.

Feel your power: Vidya Balan

Feel your power: Vidya Balan

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The change of guard ceremony of FICCI FLO’s city chapter had Gowri Bansal, founder chairperson of FLO Amritsar, handing over the baton to incoming chairperson Arushi Verma.

2 liquor vend employees shot at

2 liquor vend employees shot at

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Unidentified armed robbers decamped with cash after shooting two employees of a liquor vend here late on Tuesday evening. The injured were rushed to a private hospital where their condition is stated to serious. The injured have been identified as Hardip Singh, alias Happy, and Bhupinder Singh, alias Bhupa.

Taksalis to support Khalra

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

TARN TARAN: Senior leaders of the SAD (Taksali) will support Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA) candidate from Khadoor Sahib Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra, said Rattan Singh Ajnala, former MP, while addressing a gathering in Amarkot village, 40 km from here, on Wednesday.

Majithia welcomes Shabad Guru Yatra in city

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The Shabad Guru Yatra, dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, was welcomed by SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia on reaching Majitha on Wednesday.

Residents for extension of BRTS buses

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The government’s decision of not extending BRTS services to the remote areas of the city has failed to fulfil the objective of providing a reliable mass transport to the district, say residents.

11 months on, GNDH fails to operate ABG machine

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Even after organising a demonstration of the Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) machine at the intensive care unit (ICU) around eleven months ago, the authorities concerned at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here have failed to get the machine operational.

Officials asked to ensure safe transport for schoolchildren

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on a complaint filed by Varun Khanna, president of Amritsar Parents’ Welfare Association, the District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) has issued a letter to district education authorities, asking them to take an undertaking from schools regarding their transport.

NRI’s book helps kids learn about Sikhism

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Artika Aurora Bakshi, an NRI based in Sri Lanka, has come up with a unique story-cum-activity book (My Little Sikh Handbook) to introduce principles of Sikhism to children.

Tilted radio tower yet to be rectified

Tilted radio tower yet to be rectified

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Even after the passage of seven months, the tilted 300-metre high tower has not been rectified despite assurances.

Chawla for action against cops over false drug cases

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Days after a special court acquitted a 71-year-old local resident of drug trade charge, veteran BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla on Wednesday shot a letter to the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) to take notice of this and ensure exemplary punishment to the cops who bungled the victim’s cash.

Centuries-old monuments remain neglected in city

Centuries-old monuments remain neglected in city

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The world has been observing the World Heritage Day for the last 36 years, but the state government, district administration and socio-religious organisations appear to have been least concerned over the heritage sites and monuments in the 442-year-old holy city.

Mayawati next PM, says BSP

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

Amritsar: Members of the CPI,Punjab Democratic Alliance and the BSPheld a rally in support of their candidate Daswinder Kaur here on Wednesday.

Parking contracts to continue till polls

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: The MC has postponed the auction of parking lots till the end of election process as the model code of conduct is in force.

Malik: It’s united BJP vs divided Congress

Malik: It’s united BJP vs divided Congress

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Rajya Sabha MP and state BJP president Shwait Malik on Wednesday said that the BJP was a cadre-based party that had been taking concrete moves in the wake of upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Rain, hailstones damage crops in region

Rain, hailstones damage crops in region

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: Heavy rains, coupled with hailstones, have resulted in a damage to wheat and vegetable crops in the area.

Firing in Kotla Doom

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR: A dispute over village pond water entering in several houses led to firing in Kotla Doom village that falls under Rajasansi police station.

Youth fired at, seven booked

18 Apr 2019 | 8:07 AM

AMRITSAR:Several persons, equipped with firearms, shot a youth leaving him seriously injured in Mahal village here on Tuesday.

Jallianwala massacre to come alive on stage soon

Jallianwala massacre to come alive on stage soon

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: “A single bullet from .303 rifle that was used to shoot the innocent crowd at Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919, has the force to kill and drag down two-three people along when fired from close range.

Interest-free loan for needy

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Welfare Club has devised a novel way to assist needy but skilled persons by offering them money to carry out their business.

Students given farewell

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

Amritsar: The Senior Study II organised a farewell party for the outgoing Class XII students here on Tuesday.

BJP announces 5 booth heads

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

Amritsar: The BJP announced the names of five booth heads.

Cong Ajnala MLA comes in support of Aujla

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Putting to rest the speculations that a section of Congress MLAs are opposing the candidature of Gurjit Singh Aujla from the Amritsar Lok sabha constituency, Ajnala MLA Harpartap Singh Ajnala held a meeting with party workers and asked them to support Aujla with all their might.

THE TRIBUNE IMPACT

Photos on poles: Case registered

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

TARN TARAN: The police have registered a case under Section 3 of the Punjab Prevention of Defacement Property Act, 1987, against an unidentified person for pasting stickers on electric poles and boxes in favour of Congress candidate from the Khadoor Sahib parliamentary constituency Jasbir Singh Dimpa.

‘Dispose of medical waste in proper way’

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Civil Surgeon Dr Hardeep Singh Ghai on Tuesday organised a workshop for employees of the Health Department and instructed them dispose of medical waste in a proper way was essential.

Two women arrested for fake stamps on passports

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Immigration officials at Shri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport arrested two women for fake stamps on their passports here on Monday.

13-foot-tall sculpture comes up at entrance of airport

13-foot-tall sculpture comes up at entrance of airport

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: In the process to add to the aesthetics to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, a huge steel sculpture at the main entrance of the airport has been installed.

Showers leave farmers worried

Showers leave farmers worried

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Mild showers with high-velocity winds have left farmers worried as they are eagerly waiting to harvest their wheat crop.

MC seals illegal building, again

MC seals illegal building, again

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Some persons broke the seal, put up by MC officials last week, of an illegal building at Gheo Mandi and started carrying out construction work here on Tuesday.

Congress on rally spree

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

TARN TARAN: The Congress in support of its Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha candidate Jasbir Singh Dimpa organised 12 public rallies in the area on Tuesday.

Chief education director of CKD puts in papers

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Former Commissioner of Jalandhar Division HS Nanda, who was entrusted with the responsibilities as chief director, education, of Chief Khalsa Diwan, tendered his resignation, alleging “inconducive” working conditions.

Released fishermen blame ordeal on rich contractors

Released fishermen blame ordeal on rich contractors

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: After their release from Pakistan jails, the second batch of 100 fishermen reached the city on Monday evening.

17-year-old fails to crack  exam, commits suicide

17-year-old fails to crack exam, commits suicide

17 Apr 2019 | 8:02 AM

AMRITSAR: Upset over his failure to crack a competitive examination, a 17-year-old youth from Rani Ka Bagh area committed suicide by jumping into the Beas on Monday.

BRIEFLY

Devotee’s body returns from pak

16 Apr 2019 | 8:18 AM

AMRITSAR: The body of a devotee, who accompanied the SGPC Jatha to Pakistan on April 12 for Khalsa Sirjna Divas, arrived through Attari-Wagah joint check post here on Monday.

Laughing it out with Anu Menon

Laughing it out with Anu Menon

16 Apr 2019 | 8:18 AM

AMRITSAR: The Happy Therapy with celebrity stand-up comedian, Anu Menon, aka Lola Kutty, was organised by Phulkari Women of Amritsar on Sunday.

Komal wins boxing gold

16 Apr 2019 | 8:18 AM

AMRITSAR: Komal, a student of Government Senior Secondary School, Chheharta, had made the city proud by bagging gold medal in the Women Youth Boxing Championship (Junior) held in Spain recently.

280 students receive degrees

16 Apr 2019 | 8:18 AM

AMRITSAR: School Education Minister OP Soni on Monday presided over at the annual convocation of Baba Kuma Singh Group of Institutes.

Naurangabad SAD workers back in party

16 Apr 2019 | 8:18 AM

TARN TARAN: After the withdrawal of SAD (Taksali) leader JJ Singh’s candidature, party workers from Naurangabad village, 10 km from here, have decided to return to the SAD (Badal) fold.

Work begins to strengthen BRTS benches

16 Apr 2019 | 8:18 AM

AMRITSAR: The Public Works Department has initiated work to fix the benches at bus stands.

DEOs asked to ensure more admissions in govt schools

16 Apr 2019 | 8:18 AM

AMRITSAR: The Education Department has asked district authorities to address fear, if any, in the minds of teachers regarding the admission of students from private schools to government schools.

Cantonment board ignores violations, says RTI activist

Cantonment board ignores violations, says RTI activist

16 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Varun Sareen, an RTI activist, on Monday accused the cantonment board authorities of neglecting commercial activities going on in the Defence Estate Land or bunglows located in the cantonment area in a blatant violation of norms.

Aujla slams BJP for ‘politicising’ Jallianwala Bagh centenary

Aujla slams BJP for ‘politicising’ Jallianwala Bagh centenary

16 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Gurjeet Singh Aujla, sitting MP and Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Amritsar, has condemned the BJP for politicising the Jallianwala Bagh commemoration.

DAV awards 360 students

DAV awards 360 students

16 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Around 360 students were awarded prizes and certificates of merits for their academic excellence and other curriculum performance during the 63rd Annual Award Presentation Function of DAV College here on Monday.

Another canine attack instills fear

Another canine attack instills fear

16 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMRITSAR: With stray dogs attempting to maul a child in Mahindra Colony on Sunday, the fear of canine menace has once again cropped up in the mind of city residents.

Man arrested for forcing villager to commit suicide

16 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The Jandiala police have arrested a person in connection with the suicide committed by Balraj Singh of Mallian village, who ended his life on Saturday.

Two snatchers arrested

16 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Passersby caught a snatcher when he was trying to escape after snatching a mobile phone from a local resident, Harish Kumar, on Sunday.

DC for concrete plan to tackle air pollution

16 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to formulate a plan to decrease the level of air pollution in the holy city, Deputy Commissioner Shivdular Singh held a meeting with officials of the Pollution Control Board, Municipal Corporation, Food and Civil Supplies, traffic police, transport, PWD, NHAI, agriculture and industry.

Develop patriotism among students, exhorts Soni

Develop patriotism among students, exhorts Soni

16 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Shri Ram Ashram Public School organised an event, titled ‘Sharadhanjali’ to pay tributes to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

Civic body breaks ‘illegal’ toilet locks, miscreants reinstall new ones

Civic body breaks ‘illegal’ toilet locks, miscreants reinstall new ones

16 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Feeling helpless to open the Company Bagh toilets for the public even a month after its inauguration, the Municipal Corporation has now mustered up the courage to get an FIR registered against the miscreants who have damaged the water supply pipes to the facility for the fourth time.

Cong men fired at

16 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

TARN TARAN: As many as six persons have been booked by the Sarhali police for allegedly attacking Congress workers when they were returning after attending a rally in Patti town on Saturday.

SAD leader ‘assaults’ supporter of Congress MLA, six booked

SAD leader ‘assaults’ supporter of Congress MLA, six booked

16 Apr 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have booked Talvir Singh Gill, SAD in-charge of Amritsar South constituency, for allegedly assaulting and injuring a construction contractor, said to be a supporter of Congress MLA Inderbir Singh Bolaria, here on Sunday.

IN BRIEF

Rs 1.3 lakh stolen from truck

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

Amritsar: Unknown persons decamped with Rs 1.36 lakh from a truck driver when he, along with his helper, was sleeping in his truck at Daburji. They had transported marble from Agra and unloaded the same near Daburji.

Chabal grain market sans basic facilitiesTARN TARAN DIARY

Chabal grain market sans basic facilities

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

The district administration claims that necessary facilities have been made available at the grain markets of the district for trouble-free wheat procurement, but the scene at Chabal grain market is completely different.

Agri advisory for farmers

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Agriculture experts have advised farmers to plan their harvesting of wheat crop keeping in mind weather and climate forecast.

AAP for action over illegal construction

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: AAP leaders have demanded action against those MC officials “responsible for the construction of an illegal building” at Kairoan Market, in which a labourer died last week.

Britain loyalists should apologise, says Chawla

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Former Cabinet minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla has said that people, who were loyal to Britishers and General Dyer, should apologise to the nation.

Dr Sidhu dares Harsimrat to contest from Amritsar

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Initiating her election campaign in support of Congress candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla, Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, former MLA and wife of Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, on Sunday challenged Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal to contest from Amritsar seat.

Jan Chetna rally for martyrs organised

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Saroop Rani(SR) Government College for Women organised a Jan Chetna rally in the memory of Jallianwala Bagh martyrs.

1,800 wheat bags looted

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Around 15 armed persons decamped with 1,800 bags of wheat from a godown in the Gehri Mandi village that falls under Jandiala Guru police station here on Saturday night.

150 students get school bags

150 students get school bags

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Voice of Amritsar, a local NGO, distributed 150 school bags to the students of Government Elementary School, Kesri Bagh, near old Improvement Trust office.

CBSE to integrate art with teaching, learning process

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) has decided to integrate art with the teaching and learning process of all academic subjects from classes I to XII to make classroom learning joyful.

Insurer fined for rejecting claim

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed an insurance company to pay Rs 17,35,582 to the legal heir of a slain man whose claim was rejected for “concealing” his age at the time of buying insurance policies.

Tainted SHO’s gunman held

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Two days after the arrest of Manjinder Singh, SHO, Ajnala police station, the police on Sunday nabbed his gunman Harjit Singh, a Punjab home guard jawan.

Bibi Khalra’s door-to-door campaign

Bibi Khalra’s door-to-door campaign

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

TARN TARAN: Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra, Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA) candidate from Khadoor Sahib, on Sunday held door-to-door canvassing in Tarn Taran town.

Follow teachings of Ambedkar, says DC

Follow teachings of Ambedkar, says DC

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: A district-level programme was organised to celebrate the 128th birth anniversary of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar at Dr Ambedkar Bhawan here on Sunday.

Daughter harassed in US, man hangs self

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: Perturbed over the continuous harassment of his daughter at the hands of the latter’s in-laws, a man committed suicide by hanging himself in Mallian village, falling under Jandiala police station, here on Saturday.

Student ends life in GNDU hostel

Student ends life in GNDU hostel

15 Apr 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMRITSAR: A student of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) committed suicide by hanging himself in his hostel room here on Sunday.

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MCC to monitor nexus blocking MD/MS seats

MCC to monitor nexus blocking MD/MS seats

21 Apr 2019 | 8:55 AM

FARIDKOT: To ensure management quota post-graduate medical (MD/MS) seats in private medical colleges are not blocked, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) and Director General of Health Services (DGHS) have warned all colleges and aspiring students to desist from the practice.

Cong betrayed farmers: Harsimrat

Cong betrayed farmers: Harsimrat

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday said the manner in which families of farm suicide victims were being “ignored by the Congress government was inhuman”.

SAD, Cong fear people’s wrath in region: AAP

SAD, Cong fear people’s wrath in region: AAP

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: Aman Arora, AAP MLA and party’s chief for Lok Sabha poll campaign committee, exhorted workers to mobilise support for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Govt school students await books in new session

Govt school students await books in new session

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: Even as three weeks have elapsed since the new academic session (2019-2020) began, students of government schools are yet to receive books of a few subjects from the Education Department.

Faridkot admn launches campaign to educate voters against bribe, liquor

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

FARIDKOT: In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the district, the Faridkot administration and office of Election Commission jointly organised public meetings and used public addressing systems to educate voters, particularly the first timers, about the importance of voting, which is an integral part of the nation’s democratic process.

Transport Nagar cries for basic amenities

Transport Nagar cries for basic amenities

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: Transporters are an inconvenienced lot as Transport Nagar is lacking in basic amenities here.

Anganwadi workers to launch state-wide protest on April 28

Anganwadi workers to launch state-wide protest on April 28

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the All India Anganwadi Workers’ Union have decided to launch a state-wide protest over their pending demands on April 28.

Three youths caught ‘selling’ drugs

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

MUKTSAR: Some residents of Bidowali village, next to Badal village, here on Friday evening caught three youngsters who were allegedly selling drugs and handed them over to the police.

IN BRIEF

Man held for duping people

21 Apr 2019 | 8:56 AM

MALOUT: Malout (City) police have arrested a man who allegedly posed as the personal assistant (PA) of Deputy Speaker Ajaib Singh Bhatti and duped some people by promising them jobs.

In search of an enlightened oneIN GOOD FAITH

In search of an enlightened one

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

This couplet by saint Kabir lays emphasis on the importance that a guru holds for a seeker on the path of the Truth.

Tree plantation drive held at GKU

Tree plantation drive held at GKU

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: Students and faculty members of Guru Kashi University (GKU) organised a tree plantation drive on the campus here on Friday.

‘Debugging’ contest held at BFC

‘Debugging’ contest held at BFC

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

THINDA: The department of computer science at Baba Farid College organised a competition on ‘debugging’ to promote programming skills among students and making soft tricks to find errors in programmes.

Hanuman Jayanti celebrated in city

Hanuman Jayanti celebrated in city

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: A large number of devotees took part in a religious procession that was carried out to celebrate ‘Hanuman Jayanti’ in the city on Friday.

Teachers protest, seek arrest of accused in assault case

Teachers protest, seek arrest of accused in assault case

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Democratic Teachers’ Front on Friday staged a protest over an incident in which some teachers had allegedly assaulted another teacher last week at Khemuana village here.

City pugilists shine at state-level c’ship in Phagwara

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: City-based boxers have won gold medals in the state-level boxing championship held at Phagwara recently.

Pupils attend classes in open at Sanjay Nagar govt school

Pupils attend classes in open at Sanjay Nagar govt school

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: In the absence of adequate number of classrooms, the students of primary wing of Government Senior Secondary School, Sanjay Nagar, have been attending classes in the verandah and on the terrace, which just has a tin roof overhead.

Jagmeet’s decision wrong: Khaira

Jagmeet’s decision wrong: Khaira

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

MALOUT: Punjab Ekta Party (PEP) chief Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who is contesting the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections from Bathinda Parliamentary constituency and is a relative of Jagmeet Brar, said on Friday that the latter had taken a wrong decision by joining the SAD.

Focal Point sans water for 6 months

Focal Point sans water for 6 months

20 Apr 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: The project work to replace old pipelines to ensure uninterrupted water supply in the New Focal Point area, situated near Dabwali Road, hangs in balance.

Murder case solved with arrest of 3

Murder case solved with arrest of 3

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: The police have arrested three persons in the case in which a woman’s beheaded body was found in a drain near the Sai Nagar area late evening on Tuesday. Bathinda Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dr Nanak Singh, along with other senior officials, shared this information during a press conference held today.

IN BRIEF

World Heritage Day observed

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

Bathinda: To commemorate World Heritage Day, students of Shivalik Public School, Jaitu, visited the Bathinda fort built in the 12th century.

Expert lectures for MBA students held at PURC

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: The postgraduate studies department of Punjabi University Regional Centre (PURC), Bathinda, organised an expert lecture on the role of HR (Human Resource) in the corporate sector and business statistics for students of the MBA department on Thursday.

Anganwadi workers seek increase in honorarium

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the All-Punjab Anganwadi Union held a meeting to decide their plan of action with regard to their long-pending demands, including increase in honorarium and regularisation of jobs.

TB patients suffer when lone doc goes on leave

TB patients suffer when lone doc goes on leave

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: Scores of TB patients were left at the receiving end as the lone doctor at the TB hospital was on leave on Thursday.

Plot owners accuse PUDA of harassment

Plot owners accuse PUDA of harassment

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: Residents and plot owners of Model Town Phase 4 and 5 staged a protest at PUDA’s office for allegedly being charged extra money for the purchased plots by the latter.

Activists blame admn for neglect of cattle pound

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

MUKTSAR: Some cow activists today gathered in Muktsar town and announced to boycott the upcoming elections, alleging that the cow pound made by the state government at Ratta Tibba village in the Lambi Assembly segment had virtually become a slaughter house.

Harsimrat harps on cause of power bills

Harsimrat harps on cause of power bills

19 Apr 2019 | 7:05 AM

BATHINDA: Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today asked the Congress government to stop “persecuting Dalits by burdening them with hefty power bills” to cover its own shortcomings.

Education Dept to check quality of uniforms at its head office

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

FARIDKOT: The Education Department has decided to check the quality of uniforms distributed among 12.76 lakh government school students at its head office. Earlier, it ordered to test the quality of uniforms at the district level.

Farmers worried as rain lashes dist

Farmers worried as rain lashes dist

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: Farmers are a worried lot as intermittent rain lashed the district for the second consecutive day on Wednesday. As showers lasted for almost 20 to 30 minutes, farmers fear that rain may cause damage to their standing crop, resulting in loss of yield.

Beheaded woman’s body identified

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: The police have identified the woman whose body was found naked and beheaded in a drain at Sai Nagar late on Tuesday evening.

Roadside vendors to receive training in food safety norms

Roadside vendors to receive training in food safety norms

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: The district Health Department will organise a training programme on food safety norms for roadside venders and kiosk owners soon.

Cellphone seized from jail inmate

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: The authorities recovered a cellphone from a Central Jail inmate, identified as Deepak Kumar of Alike village in Barnala, on Tuesday.

Irked over choked sewerage, SAD councillor cleans manhole

Irked over choked sewerage, SAD councillor cleans manhole

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

MALOUT: Irate over choked sewerage, SAD councillor Ashok Bajaj accompanied by some area residents and party leaders on Wednesday cleaned a manhole on the Gaushala road here to lodge a symbolic protest against officials of the Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

Security up at rly stations after JeM threat letter

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: Security has been beefed up at railway stations in the region following a threat letter isued by Jaish-e-Mohammed (Jem) area commander Mansoor Ahmed to the Ferozepur division DRM.

‘Youth will take Capt to task for reneging on promises’

‘Youth will take Capt to task for reneging on promises’

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said today that youth would take the Congress and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to task for reneging on the ‘ghar ghar naukari’ and unemployment allowance promises made to them.

City shot putter to take part in World University Games

City shot putter to take part in World University Games

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: City-based shot put player Karanveer Singh will represent India in the World University Games scheduled to be held at Naples, Italy, in July.

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF PUNJAB

Last date to apply for CUCET extended to April 20

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: The last date to apply online for various postgraduate and doctoral programs of the Central University of Punjab (CUP) through the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) has been extended to April 20.

Teachers seek probe into assault case

Teachers seek probe into assault case

18 Apr 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Adhyapak Sangharsh Committee have urged the SSP to hold a thorough probe into a case in which a teacher was booked for assaulting his colleague last week.

SAD leader Kolianwali yet to repay loan to PADB

17 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

MUKTSAR: Senior SAD leader Dyal Singh Kolianwali, who is at present out on bail in a disproportionate assets and fraud case, is yet to repay the loan to Punjab Agricultural Development Bank (PADB).

Farmers hold protest against vehicle agency

17 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

BATHINDA: Farmers under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan), Mansa district, on Tuesday staged a protest outside the Tata Motor agency located in Bathinda alleging that they had done wrong service of the vehicle during the warranty period which had led to damage of its engine.

4 booked for stealing batteries from solar lights

17 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

BATHINDA: The police on Tuesday booked four persons for stealing batteries from solar lights and a gas cylinder from a house of Gurtej Singh at Mainuana village in the district.

Farmers’ hopes dashed, courtesy squall, rain

17 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

BATHINDA: Heavy dust storm coupled with moderate rain dashed the hopes of farmers as they were gearing up to reap their harvest in a few days.

Haphazard parking a nuisance for residents

Haphazard parking a nuisance for residents

17 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

BATHINDA: Throwing caution to the wind, a large number of cars and two-wheelers can be spotted parked by the roadside and footpaths in the city.

Residents submit memo to DC over water scarcity

Residents submit memo to DC over water scarcity

17 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

BATHINDA: Residents under the banner of Association for Democratic Rights (AFDR) on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Bathinda, through the district revenue officer regarding the drinking water crisis in the city and surrounding areas due to the closure of the Sirhind canal for maintenance work.

Infighting in local SAD-BJP comes to the fore again

Infighting in local SAD-BJP comes to the fore again

17 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

BATHINDA: Infighting in the local unit of the SAD-BJP has come to the fore again during a meeting of Harsimrat Kaur Badal held at Sukh Sagar Hall located near the Multipurpose Sports Stadium here on Tuesday.

Baisakhi Mela ends on colourful note

Baisakhi Mela ends on colourful note

16 Apr 2019 | 7:17 AM

BATHINDA: The three-day Baisakhi Mela, which attracted a large number of devotees from all over the country and abroad, concluded on Monday.

210 boxes of illicit liquor seized

16 Apr 2019 | 7:17 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 200 boxes of country-made illicit liquor on Monday were seized from a canter at Kuti Kishanpura in Sangat block of the district.

Man ‘promised police job’, duped of Rs 2 lakh in city

16 Apr 2019 | 7:17 AM

MUKTSAR: The Kabarwala police have registered a case of fraud against a resident of Kolianwali village for allegedly duping a man of Rs 2 lakh on the pretext of providing him a job in the state police.

SHO’s cook commits suicide

16 Apr 2019 | 7:17 AM

BATHINDA: An incident of suicide by the personal cook of the SHO, Maur, at his personal residence was reported on Sunday night at Maur here.

Lodge complaint if offered cash during poll, voters advised

16 Apr 2019 | 7:17 AM

BATHINDA: District Election Officer B Srinivasan has made an appeal to voters that during the Lok Sabha election if any person offers money or other kinds of material, then the receiver should immediately lodge a complaint on the complaint redress cell toll free number 1950, 0164-2241187 or 0164-2241188.

Gangsters running extortion racket from inside Central Jail

16 Apr 2019 | 7:17 AM

BATHINDA: An extortion racket has been busted which was being run by gangsters from inside the Bathinda Jail at Gobindpura.

Dead man’s kin rough up docs for ‘refusing’ to conduct autopsy

Dead man’s kin rough up docs for ‘refusing’ to conduct autopsy

16 Apr 2019 | 7:17 AM

BATHINDA: High drama was witnessed at the Civil Hospital here when doctors from the Indian Medical Association (Bathinda) and the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) observed a strike on Monday.

Roof of liquor vend collapses, 1 dead

Roof of liquor vend collapses, 1 dead

15 Apr 2019 | 9:16 AM

BATHINDA: A man was killed after the roof of a liquor vend, situated near the vegetable market on the Amrik Singh road, collapsed on Sunday afternoon.

1,800 bags of wheat robbed from godown

15 Apr 2019 | 9:16 AM

AMRITSAR: Around 15 armed persons decamped with 1,800 bags of wheat from a godown in the Gehri Mandi village that falls under Jandiala Guru police station here on Saturday night.

Rail traffic to face further disruption from today

15 Apr 2019 | 9:16 AM

LUDHIANA: For execution of works of non-interlocking and doubling to strengthen the infrastructure on Lucknow-Bareilly section of the Lucknow division, the Northern Railways would take traffic blocks from April 14 to 24.

CME focuses on pertinent issues of paediatrics

15 Apr 2019 | 9:16 AM

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana Academy of Pediatrics (LAP) along with the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (Punjab State Chapter) organised a one-day Continuing Medical Education (CME).

Signature drive for voter awareness begins

15 Apr 2019 | 9:16 AM

JALANDHAR: Taking a unique initiative for sensitising voters to the need to exercise their franchise during the upcoming general elections, Regional Transport Authority (RTA) Secretary-cum-Assistant Returning Officer (ARO), Jalandhar Cantonment constituency, Nayan Jassal, has started a signature drive at the RTA office.

SVEEP team conducts voter awareness seminar

SVEEP team conducts voter awareness seminar

15 Apr 2019 | 9:16 AM

BATHINDA: The Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) team of the district election office, Bathinda, on Saturday organised a seminar at Punjab Institute of Technology, Nandgarh (a constituent college of MRSPTU, Bathinda), to spread awareness about the importance of ethical voting.

Chemistry, biotechnology workshops held at BFGI

15 Apr 2019 | 9:16 AM

BATHINDA: The departments of chemistry, biotechnology and medical sciences of Baba Farid College organised a workshop on “Chemical and Biological Sciences-Advanced Instrumentation and techniques” for BSc (non-medical) final-year students.

Power cuts take toll on industry

15 Apr 2019 | 9:16 AM

LUDHIANA: Industrialists are a worried lot, thanks to unannounced power cuts in the name of “maintenance”.

Sea of devotees witnessed at Talwandi Sabo on Baisakhi

Sea of devotees witnessed at Talwandi Sabo on Baisakhi

15 Apr 2019 | 9:16 AM

BATHINDA: Baisakhi was celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm in the region on Sunday.

Loudspeaker announcements for more admissions to govt school

Loudspeaker announcements for more admissions to govt school

15 Apr 2019 | 9:16 AM

BATHINDA: In its bid to increase the number of students in Government Senior Secondary School, Parasram Nagar, the authorities have hired a rickshaw puller who has mounted a loudspeaker atop his rickshaw to make announcements (recorded voice) in different parts of the city for taking admission to the “lone” English medium government school.

Four water-vending machines lying defunctRAILWAY STATION

Four water-vending machines lying defunct

15 Apr 2019 | 9:16 AM

BATHINDA: A majority of the water-vending machine is lying non-operational at the city railway station, forcing passengers to purchase mineral water from kiosks at exorbitant rates.

Non-insured vehicles involved in accidents to be auctioned

15 Apr 2019 | 9:16 AM

FARIDKOT: To provide financial compensation to accident victims involving vehicles which are not insured, the State Transport Department has issued a notification under which owners and drivers of non-insured vehicles involved in fatal accidents in the state will now stand to lose their vehicles.

Councillor from Ward No. 27 joins Cong in presence of FM

Councillor from Ward No. 27 joins Cong in presence of FM

15 Apr 2019 | 9:16 AM

BATHINDA: Raj Kumar, an Independent councillor from Ward No.27, on Sunday joined the Congress in the presence of Finance Minister Manpreet Badal.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
GMADA lets down allottees

GMADA lets down allottees

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

MOHALI:As many as 226 allottees of 256 square yard plots at IT City are upset over the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) for failing to hand over the possession of their properties.

Fire at Burail shop

Fire at Burail shop

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:A major fire broke out at a shop dealing in motor vehicle accessories at Burail village here late on Friday night.

J&K man held with fake Aadhaar, PAN

J&K man held with fake Aadhaar, PAN

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:A resident of Anantnag in J&K has been arrested with fake Aadhaar and PAN cards here today.

Food delivery man killed in hit-&-run

Food delivery man killed in hit-&-run

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a hit-and-run, a 28-year-old youth was killed after the motorcycle he was riding triple along with his friends was hit by a speeding Innova on the road separating Sectors 14 and 15 on Friday night.

Sec 20 school yet to submit documents for recognition

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gyandeep Model School, Sector 20 is yet to submit documents required for recognition under the Punjab Education Code (PEC).

PGI prof honoured in Nepal

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dr Mahesh Prakash, a professor in the Department of Radiodiagnosis, PGI, was honoured for his outstanding contribution to musculoskeletal radiology in India and SAARC countries during a recent outreach programme ofthe Musculoskeletal Society of India at Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal.

Sahitya Akademi honours writers

Sahitya Akademi honours writers

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi (CSA) honoured 31 writers during a function at Punjab Kala Bhawan here today.

Workshop on agri waste management

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The fifth workshop of Swachhata Action Plan (SAP), on the theme of ‘Management of Biomass (agri waste and municipal waste) into Bioresources’, under the aegis of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is being organised by DST-Centre for Policy Research, in association with Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC), at Panjab University on Tuesday.

HIV-affected kids given stationery

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: A team led by Dr Gaurav Gaur, assistant professor, Centre for Social Work, PU, Chandigarh, reached out to around 36 HIV-affected children at Anandpur Sahib, Punjab.

Experts dwell upon empowering women

Experts dwell upon empowering women

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Dr Ambedkar Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh, organised a seminar on the theme of ‘Women Empowerment in Bharat through Ages’ here today.

Ryan International, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

Ryan International, Chandigarh

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

ASHIANA PUBLIC:Montessori students of Ryan International School, Chandigarh, celebrated World Heritage Day.

3 held for obstructing on-duty cops

3 held for obstructing on-duty cops

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The police have arrested three persons for obstructing PCR staff from discharging their duty near Sector 21 here on Friday.

Two motorcycle thieves arrested

Two motorcycle thieves arrested

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:A special team of the police have arrested two motorcycle thieves.

Kamal Kant Cong poll observer

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: The AICC has appointed its member Kamal Kant Sharma as election observer to the Chandigarh parliamentary constituency for the coming Lok Sabha poll. He will work in coordination with the local leadership in the city.

Drug case: Convict, accomplice nabbed

Drug case: Convict, accomplice nabbed

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The police have arrested a 34-year-old convict and his alleged woman accomplice — Kavita (29) — here on Friday.

People fed up with BJP, pining for change, says PreneetLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

People fed up with BJP, pining for change, says Preneet

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

LALRU:Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur today asked party leaders to jointly work for the party and start the election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls, the sources in party said.

Three arrested for clashes at Pinjore over laying of pipes

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PANCHKULA:The Pinjore police have nabbed three persons accused of attacking a group of people after they tried to remove the sand bags which the said accused had laid in the street for blocking the rainwater in Mollewali village, falling under Pinjore sub-division.

Migrant was not murdered: Police

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

MOHALI:The migrant whose body was found at Papri village, here, on Friday, was not murdered, claimed the police.

Woman dies in road accident

Woman dies in road accident

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PANCHKULA:A woman, identified as Babli resident of Bir Ghaggar village in the district, died after being hit by a rashly driven motorcycle near the toll tax barrier on the Panchkula-Chandimandir road on Friday.

Liquor vend worker assaulted

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PANCHKULA:A liquor vend worker was injured when he was attacked by two persons after he stopped them from carrying illegal liquor, near Kharag Mangoli village, in the district, on Friday.

Begna river bridge closed for a week, traffic diverted

Begna river bridge closed for a week, traffic diverted

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

AMBALA:The Begna river bridge in Naraingarh has been closed for one week for repair work on Saturday.

Fatal mishap: HP resident booked for rash driving

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PANCHKULA:The Kalka police claimed to have arrested an accused in a hit-and-run case for killing a woman due to rash driving.

Two booked for stealing property papers

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

MOHALI:Two persons have been booked on the charges of stealing registration papers of property belonging to a USA-based NRI.

National ayurvedic workshop today

National ayurvedic workshop today

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ayurvedic doctors from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh will take part in a national ayurvedic workshop, ‘Care & Cure’, at Mansa Devi Temple hall in Panchkula on Sunday.

CEO flags off ‘voter rath’ at Plaza in Sector 17LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

CEO flags off ‘voter rath’ at Plaza in Sector 17

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Election Department organised a voter awareness event as a part of Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation Programme (SVEEP) at the Sector 17 Plaza here today.

Former city SAD president among two join Congress

Former city SAD president among two join Congress

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) city unit and ex-councillor Jagjit Singh, alias Gora Kang, returned to the Congress fold along with another senior leader Gurvinder Singh Billu of Dhanas village here today.

BJP uses ‘vikas rath’ to woo voters

BJP uses ‘vikas rath’ to woo voters

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started a campaign under which a ‘vikas rath’ is being used to give information about work done by the government in the last five years under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi.

Tewari kicks off poll campaign at rally

Tewari kicks off poll campaign at rally

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

MOHALI:The Congress candidate from Sri Anandpur Sahib constituency, Manish Tewari, kicked off his election campaign in a public rally with Punjab Cabinet Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu in Mohali today.

Four events mark ‘Chai pe charcha’ campaign

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Four events were organised under the ‘Chai pe charcha’ campaign in different parts of the city today.

Will regularise need-based changes in flats, says Dhawan

Will regularise need-based changes in flats, says Dhawan

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate, Harmohan Dhawan, campaigned for the Lok Sabha poll at Sector 46 here today.

Speed up pension revisionHAVE YOUR SAY

Speed up pension revision

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

The processing of pension revision by E-1 branch of the Haryana Civil Secretariat, Sector 1, Chandigarh, is yet to gather momentum.

Gritty Punjab eye glory at homeSANTOSH TROPHY

Gritty Punjab eye glory at home

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

LUDHIANA:A keen tussle is on cards as hosts Punjab take on Services in the final of the 73rd edition of the National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Sunday.

Easy outing for ICF, IAF

Easy outing for ICF, IAF

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai drubbed Sri Lanka Air Force 5-1 in the ongoing 2nd Marshal Arjan Singh Memorial Hockey Championship here on Saturday.

Tribune Model girls win netball title

Tribune Model girls win netball title

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Tribune Model School, Sector 29, beat Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, 10-7 to win the girls’ sub-junior title on the penultimate day of the State Netball Championship at The British School, Sector 44, here, on Saturday.

JUNIOR NATIONALS

City girls face HP in football opener, Punjab meet Mizoram

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh girls will face Himachal Pradesh in their opening match of the Hero Junior Girls’ National Football Championship, in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, on Sunday.

Ludhiana in sight of outright victory

Ludhiana in sight of outright victory

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

LUDHIANA:Unbeaten centuries by openers Tikshan Tangri (120) and Karan Dhillon (107) helped hosts Ludhiana gain a huge 178-run lead against Hoshiarpur on the opening day of their two-day Punjab Inter-District (U-19) Cricket Tournament match here on Saturday and take the side close to an outright victory.

Chikka beats Muniyappa in playoff, clinches title

Chikka beats Muniyappa in playoff, clinches title

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chikkarangappa S kept his enviable playoff record intact as he stole a march over fellow Bengalurean and good friend C Muniyappa to lift his 13th career title at the TATA Steel PGTI’s Delhi-NCR Open at the Noida Golf Course on Friday.

Over  Rs 7 lakh looted from bank

Over Rs 7 lakh looted from bank

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PATIALA: Miscreants armed with pistols today looted over Rs 7.27 lakh from Oriental Bank of Commerce situated at Bamhna village on Samana-Bhwanigarh road.

Gandhi relies on direct contact to win over voters in his constituencyLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Gandhi relies on direct contact to win over voters in his constituency

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PATIALA:The incumbent MP and the Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA) nominee from the Patiala Lok Sabha constituency Dr Dharamvira Gandhi has been establishing direct contact with voters, unlike his counterparts, who campaign in a convoy of vehicles.

Three booked for kidnapping two minor girls

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PATIALA:The Samana police have booked three people, including two unidentified people for kidnapping two minor girls.

Another guard attacked at Ghalori cremation ground

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

PATIALA:Within a few days of arresting two alleged members of robbers’ gang for killing a 70-year-old security guard at Ghalori cremation ground in Patiala last month, another security guard was assaulted at the same crematorium today.

BRIEFLY

Cousins jump before train, die

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

10-YEAR-OLD ASSAULTED:Ambala: Two cousins allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train near Mohri railway station here on Saturday.

MACT awards  Rs 74 lakh relief to Army man’s kin

MACT awards Rs 74 lakh relief to Army man’s kin

21 Apr 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 74 lakh to the family of an Army man.

R’sthan native arrested with poppy husk

R’sthan native arrested with poppy husk

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

PANCHKULA: The Pinjore police here today claimed to have nabbed a native of Rajasthan for possessing 84.90 kg of poppy husk.

3 more arrested in minor’s rape case

3 more arrested in minor’s rape case

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

MOHALI:In the rape case of a 17-year-old girl by her Facebook friend, the Mohali police arrested three more suspects here.

Night club raided, owner booked

Night club raided, owner booked

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Despite strict instructions by the Mohali DC, a discotheque in Zirakpur was found running beyond the permissible time.

An open letter to PU VC by Senator

An open letter to PU VC by Senator

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:For 19 Senators, who had requested the Syndicate to propose a date for a special senate meeting where the issue of reappointing principals beyond the age of 60 was to be addressed, the April 10 judgement spelled disappointment.

Tenant blackmails 84-yr-old into paying money, nabbed

Tenant blackmails 84-yr-old into paying money, nabbed

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:A couple and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested for allegedly extorting money from an 84-year-old man, threatening to implicate him in molestation case.

Acted swiftly on complaint  by researcher: PGI Director

Acted swiftly on complaint by researcher: PGI Director

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:The PGI authorities today said they had acted swiftly in response to the allegations of sexual harassment made by a researcher against Dr Vikas Gautam, a professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology.

Suspended SHO booked  at station  he headedRAPE ON WHEELS

Suspended SHO booked at station he headed

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

MOHALI:The Sohana police station head, Inspector Daljeet Singh, who has been placed under suspension for failing to act promptly in a rape complaint, was booked under Section 166 A (public servant disobeying law with intent to cause injury to any person) of the IPC at the same police station here today.

BRIEFLY

Snatching, vehicle thefts: 2 held

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

NAVEEN:Chandigarh: Two persons have been arrested by the crime branch of the UT police for snatching and vehicle thefts.

Facing staff crunch, no exemption to profs from poll duty: Shawkat

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

PATIALA:Patiala Deputy Commissioner (DC)-cum-District Election Officer Kumar Amit has decided not to provide any blanket exemption to Punjabi University professors from the 2019 General Election duty due to shortage of staff.

Stagnant rainwater throws life out of gear

Stagnant rainwater throws life out of gear

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

PATIALA:Waterlogged streets on Wednesday had put on display poor network of sewers and storm drains in the city.

Woman run over by PRTC bus, dies

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

PATIALA:An old woman was killed after allegedly being run over by a PRTC bus near the city bus stand on Friday.

Untimely rain sets off alarm bells in Health Department

Untimely rain sets off alarm bells in Health Department

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

PATIALA:Untimely rainfall on Wednesday has started to haunt the Health Department.

Minerva FC thrash RSG 3-0

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

MOHALI:RoundGlass Sports (RGS) went down 0-3 to Minerva Punjab FC in their third match of the Hero Junior League, at the Singhpura Road Stadium in Kuralion Friday.

GMSSS-20 boys, Tribune Model girls in netball final

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 20, registered a 10-1 win over CL DAV School, Sector 7, to sail into the boys’ final on the opening day of the State Sub-Junior State Netball Championship at The British School, Sector 44, here, on Friday.

Young shuttlers get lessons in nutrition, injury prevention

Young shuttlers get lessons in nutrition, injury prevention

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:Over 80 budding shuttlers participated in the week-long workshop on Sports Psychology, Nutrition and Injury Prevention, which concluded at the Sector 38 (West) Sports Complex here on Friday.

DC face Kings XI test at home

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

NEW DELHI:Seeking home comfort after multiple reverses at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi Capitals will be desperate to buck the trend when they take on a rejuvenated Kings XI Punjab here on Saturday.

City boys edge past Patiala

City boys edge past Patiala

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hockey Chandigarh registered a 5-3 win over Hockey Patiala on the fourth day of the 2nd Marshal Arjan Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament here on Friday.

Tension grips MDC as two bodies recovered

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

PANCHKULA:Tension gripped the Mansa Devi Complex area after two bodies of unidentified persons were recovered from the area in the past 24 hours.

BSP’s Naresh Saran to file nomination today

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

AMBALA:Loktantra Suraksha Party-Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Naresh Saran could not file his nomination papers as the bank account number mentioned on his nomination papers was opened today, whereas as per the guidelines, the bank account must be at least one-day old.

BJP rebel Kainth joins Congress

BJP rebel Kainth joins Congress

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:While the BJP is yet to decide on its candidate, the Congress has continued its drive to catch big fish from other parties.

Automobile firms fined, told to cough up Rs 50,000

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Mumbai, and Harbir Automobile Private Limited, Chandigarh, to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 to the complainant for deficiency in service and unfair trade practice, which caused mental agony and harassment to the complainant.

Migrant found murdered at Mohali village

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

MOHALI:A migrant was found murdered at Papri village here today.

Woman, paramour held for husband’s murder in Lalru

Woman, paramour held for husband’s murder in Lalru

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

LALRU:The police today claimed to have cracked a blind murder case with the arrest of two suspects, including the wife of the deceased.

Head Constable suspended for insubordination

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Head Constable (HC) posted at the Sector 26 police station has been suspended for insubordination by the Chandigarh police after he reportedly argued with an SHO over phone.

Youth held for theft at Sector 27 house

Youth held for theft at Sector 27 house

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:A day after a theft was reported at a NRI’s house in Sector 27 here, the UT police arrested the suspect while riding a stolen Activa scooter.

Court acquits four of setting vehicles on fire

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court today acquitted four persons of the charge of setting four vehicles on fire.

Cops release sketch of suspectRAPE IN CAB

Cops release sketch of suspect

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

MOHALI:After failing to get any clue about the suspect’s identity in the car rape case, the Mohali police today released an artist’s impression of his facial description.

12 injured in clash at Pinjore village

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

PANCHKULA:Tension gripped Mollewali village, falling under the Charniya panchayat in the Pinjore sub-division, as two groups of residents pelted stones at each other over the laying of rainwater drainage pipe in the village.

Dept snaps power supply to house of Mayor’s kin

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Electricity Department today snapped the connection of a three-storey house in Maloya, which is owned by a relative of Chandigarh Mayor Rajesh Kumar Kalia.

Folk dance spectacle mesmerises audience

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:‘Nritya arpan’, a Kathak dance festival, was held at Tagore Theatre here today.

2 bouncers among four held for brawl outside Sec 7 club

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:A brawl was reported between bouncers and a few youths outside Social club in Sector 7 here on April 18.

CBSE asks schools to make art subject must for Classes I to X

CBSE asks schools to make art subject must for Classes I to X

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH:To make learning exciting and interesting, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed all its schools to make art subject mandatory for Classes I to X for the upcoming academic session.

Sarangpur centre to ease PGI load

Sarangpur centre to ease PGI load

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: A brand new satellite centre, spread over 50.76 acres, will be constructed by the PGI at Sarangpur. Three essential departments - the OPD, Trauma Centre and Cancer Centre - will be moved to the new building, which will be constructed in close proximity to the existing one.

Lawyer, bailiff hold up train at Mohali

Lawyer, bailiff hold up train at Mohali

20 Apr 2019 | 7:20 AM

MOHALI:High drama was witnessed at the Mohali railway station this morning when a local advocate, along with a court bailiff, tried to prevent the Chandigarh-Amritsar Inter-City train from proceeding further, claiming that the train, along with the railway station, had been attached by a local court in a case of compensation pertaining to land acquisition.

25-year-old held for raping minor

25-year-old held for raping minor

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

MOHALI: The local police have arrested a 25-year-old person for raping a 17-year-old girl, who came in his contact through Facebook here.

Man awarded 5-yr jail for sexual assault on minor

Man awarded 5-yr jail for sexual assault on minor

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today sentenced a 32-year-old man to five years in jail for sexual assault on a minor girl.

One killed in road accident

One killed in road accident

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

Patiala: Gurmail Singh, a resident of Bakshiwala was killed in a road mishap.

YAD leader booked on rape charge

YAD leader booked on rape charge

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

PATIALA:The police have registered a rape against the Youth Akali Dal leader, Sahil Goyal, a resident of Chatha Nanu Mal, following a complaint by a 19-year-old girl.

Man held for outraging woman’s modesty in city

Man held for outraging woman’s modesty in city

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 56-year-old man has been arrested for outraging the modesty of a woman in Chandigarh.

PU celebrates birth anniv of Urdu poet

PU celebrates birth anniv of Urdu poet

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University Alumni Association (PUAA), in collaboration with the Department of Urdu, Panjab University, conducted a seminar to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Padma Shri awardee Janab Kashmiri Lal Zakir here today.

BRIEFLY

2 caught with Rs 12 lakh charas

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two drug peddlers, natives of Nepal, have been arrested by the local police with 12 kg of charas, valued at around Rs 12 lakh.

ASI molests student, let off after apology

ASI molests student, let off after apology

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

ROPAR: An assistant sub-inspector was nabbed by relatives of a nursing student after he allegedly molested her during a bus journey from Chandigarh to Ropar today.

City to host Asian Billiards and Snooker Championship

City to host Asian Billiards and Snooker Championship

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh will host the 18th Asian Billiards, 20th U-21 Asian Snooker and the 3rd Ladies Asian Snooker Championships from April 27.

India coach should be a good man-manager, says Gurpreet

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

KOLKATA:Gurpreet Singh Sandhu wants the Indian football team coach to be a good man-manager above all, as he feels that will push them to do well as a unit.

Abhishek shoots to top

Abhishek shoots to top

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Delhi’s Abhishek Verma shot a total of 146 to pip Rajat Chauhan of Rajasthan and claim the top spot in the men’s compound competition on the second day of the NTPC All-India Ranking Archery Championship here on Thursday.

SGGS stun Punjab Police

SGGS stun Punjab Police

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Raman scored a brace as Sri Guru Gobind Singh (SGGS) College stunned defending champions Punjab Police 3-1 on the third day of the Marshal Arjan Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament here on Thursday.

Unknown person booked for swindling woman

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: An unknown person has been booked for duping a woman of Rs 49,000.

2 robbed of Rs 35,000

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

Zirakpur: Two unidentified armed persons allegedly robbed two employees of a gas agency of Rs 35,000 near Nabha village here today.

8 hurt in group clash

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

KURALI (KHARAR): Eight persons of Chandpur village were injured in a group clash here this morning.

Investigation bureau starts probe into Neha murder case

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

KHARAR: A team of Bureau of Investigation (BoI) today visited the office of the Food and Drug Administration and started investigation into the murder of Neha Shoree, Zonal Licensing Authority, who was shot dead in her office on March 29.

Dadu Majra to get rid of stench

Dadu Majra to get rid of stench

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

Chandigarh: Finally, residents of Dadu Majra will get relief from stench emanating from the dumping ground as a technical committee of the Chandigarh Smart City Limited (CSCL) has approved the request for proposal (RFP) for mining of legacy waste and recovery of land at an estimated cost of Rs 40 crore.

Cancel FIR against revenue officials, Mohali SSP told

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

MOHALI: Mohali Deputy Commissioner-cum-Collector Gurpreet Kaur Sapra today shot a communiqué to Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harcharan Singh Bhullar, asking him to cancel an FIR against two revenue officials in a land fraud case as the matter was already pending in the court of the Kharar SDM here.

PGI  to hold free screening for Hepatitis B & C patients todayWORLD LIVER DAY TODAY

PGI to hold free screening for Hepatitis B & C patients today

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The PGI will hold a free screening for Hepatitis B and C patients on the occasion of World Liver Day at the liver clinic on the fourth floor of the new OPD here on Friday.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE AGAINST DOCTOR

Women panel serves notice on PGI Director

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The National Commission for Women, New Delhi, has served a notice on PGI Director Jagat Ram in a sexual harassment complaint lodged by a former research scholar over “inaction” against the accused doctor.

Victim refuses to ‘recognise’ rape accused cop

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Mumbai-based model today refused to recognise dismissed Sub-Inspector Naveen Phogat in her rape case during resumed hearing in the court.

Mohali resident walks free in rash driving case

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has acquitted a man in a case of rash driving.

No headway in Mohali rape case

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

MOHALI: Three days after the rape of a 22-year-old newlywed woman in a car in broad daylight, the Mohali police have failed to make any headway.

Chaos reigns supreme on PGI campus

Chaos reigns supreme on PGI campus

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the authorities seemingly sitting silent over parking mess at the PGI, chaos continues to reign supreme on the campus every day.

Motilal School win cricket tournamentIPSC CHAMPIONSHIP

Motilal School win cricket tournament

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

PATIALA:Motilal Nehru School of Sports (MNSS), Rai, defeated Yadavindra Public School (YPS) by 6 wickets to clinch their first ever All-India IPSC Six-a-Side Cricket boy’s (U-17) tournament on Thursday.

Farmers allege wheat crop loss, in girdawari report it’s all fine

Farmers allege wheat crop loss, in girdawari report it’s all fine

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

PATIALA:Unprecedented rainfall in the Patiala district from the last two days has led to severe crop damage.

MC cancels Tandon’s event after faux pas

MC cancels Tandon’s event after faux pas

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: High drama was witnessed in the office of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation after officials cancelled a blood donation camp to be organised by Competent Foundation of UT BJP president Sanjay Tandon at the Community Centre in Sector 48 tomorrow.

Tohras all set to join SAD

Tohras all set to join SAD

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

PATIALA:Harmail Singh Tohra and his wife, Kuldeep Kaur Tohra, who had joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls would be joining the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on April 20.

LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

First-time voters seek employment

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Tribune analysed mood of the first-time voters and their priorities ahead of the 2019 General Election scheduled in the UT on May 19.

St Stephen's, ToganSCHOOL NOTES

St Stephen's, Togan

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

The celebration of Holy Week - Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday to Easter Sunday - was marked by a musical programme at St Stephen''s School.

Lecture on future warfare

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Defence and National Security Studies, PU, organised a special lecture on ‘Understanding future warfare’ by Lt Gen PJS Pannu here today.

India-Egypt research in progress

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof Abdou Saad El-Tabl, a renowned chemist from the Menoufia University, Egypt, is at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) for a research project.

Experts: Regional approach must for maintaining ecology

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A symposium on ‘Natural Landscapes’ was held at the Chandigarh College of Architecture, Sector 12, here today.

Commerce college pupils awarded degree

Commerce college pupils awarded degree

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The annual convocation and prize distribution function were organised at Government College of Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 50, here today.

Create sections for all mediums, DEO directs principals

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The District Education Officer today directed all government school principals to make sure that students are not being discouraged by being taught in the language they don’t prefer.

Ryan drops undertaking; fresh plaint against Mount Carmel

Ryan drops undertaking; fresh plaint against Mount Carmel

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ryan International School, Sector 49, withdrew the undertaking it sought from parents, restricting them from interacting with the media, after it appeared before the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) today.

Ex-BSP leaders join Congress

Ex-BSP leaders join Congress

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The poll campaign of Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal got a boost today when former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leaders Jannat Jahan and Hafiz Anwar-ul-Haq joined the party.

Kirron goes slow on campaigning, junks rumours

Kirron goes slow on campaigning, junks rumours

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: With BJP MP Kirron Kher going slow on campaigning in Chandigarh for the past few days, speculation is rife that the party is contemplating shifting her to some other constituency, particularly Amritsar in Punjab.

Juveniles make off with Rs5L at wedding

Juveniles make off with Rs5L at wedding

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A bag containing “shagun” and around Rs 5 lakh was stolen by two juveniles at a wedding function in Zirakpur.

88 city cops opt out of service in 9 yearsBURNT OUT

88 city cops opt out of service in 9 years

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: A job in the Police Department is considered among the much-sought-after government jobs, but surprisingly 88 police personnel in the rank of constable to inspector took voluntary retirement from the UT police in the past nine years.

3 killed as tractor hits bike

3 killed as tractor hits bike

19 Apr 2019 | 7:39 AM

ROPAR: Three youths were killed in a road accident on the Mianpur-Ballamgarh-Mandwara road near here last evening.

3 snatchers held, did it for drugs

3 snatchers held, did it for drugs

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three miscreants, all drug addicts, were arrested by the UT police for snatching cash and documents from a resident of Dadu Majra Colony, in Sector 38 on Tuesday night.

Institute removes pathway tiles affixed by authorities

Institute removes pathway tiles affixed by authorities

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

PATIALA:Owners of a newly opened immigration office at Beant Singh complex in Choti Baradari here have allegedly removed tiles that were affixed by the government from a public pathway without any permission from the Municipal Corporation (MC).

IN BRIEF

AAP not to join hands with Cong

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

Chandigarh: The local AAP leadership has claimed that the party will not join hands with the city Congress for the Lok Sabha elections.

SCHOOL NOTES

Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

The Panchkula District Chess Championship was held at Bhavan Vidyalaya in which 13 teams from schools across the district participated.

Tennis championship from April 19

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

Mohali: Roots Tennis Academy will organise a three-day open championship from April 19-21.

JUNIOR LEAGUE

RGS log 2-0 win over UPFC

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:RoundGlass Sports (RGS) defeated United Punjab Football Club (UPFC) 2-0 in a Hero Junior League (Punjab Zone) match in Pathankot.

Ravi helps ICF edge past IAF

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ravi scored a brace as Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, stunned hosts Indian Air Force (IAF) 3-1 on the second day of Marshal Arjan Singh International Memorial Hockey Championship here on Wednesday.

Sumandeep, Mangal claim lead

Sumandeep, Mangal claim lead

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sumandeep Kaur of AIPSCB scored four points to lead women’s recurve Group-I on the opening day of the NTPC All-India Ranking Archery Championship at the Sector 17 circus ground here on Wednesday.

Five swimming pools to open next week

Five swimming pools to open next week

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Five out of the existing nine swimming pools under the UT Sports Department will be thrown open to the public from the next week.

Millers want cash security refunded

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

Fatehgarh Sahib: The Punjab Rice Millers Association has warned the state government to immediately release the security of Rs 5 lakh per rice mill of all those millers who have delivered the custom milling rice as per the contract made with the procurement agencies, otherwise they will be forced to protest.

150 boxes of illicit liquor seized

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

PATIALA:During a checking conducted by the police — led by the Rajpura Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) — in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, 150 boxes of country-made liquor were seized near Gagan Chowk in Rajpura.

Man arrested with pistol

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

PATIALA:The police have arrested a youth and recovered a pistol from his possession.

Clogged sewer pipes cause inconvenience

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

PATIALA:Sewerage pipes near the Nabha Gate continue to remain clogged and the dirty water keeps leaking on the road connecting lower Mall Road and Beant Singh Chowk.

Two women among four booked for murder

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

PATIALA:A resident of Mohali district has alleged that in-laws of his daughter killed her and cremated her without informing him.

Former naib tehsildar, others booked for fraud

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

KHARAR: A former naib tehsildar of Majri Sub-Tehsil in Kharar, one patwari and some directors of a company have been booked on the charge of committing a fraud.

Two minors kidnapped

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

PATIALA:A resident of Urban Estate here has alleged that some unidentified persons have kidnapped his two daughters by luring them on the pretext of marriage.

College holds awareness rally

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

KHARAR: NSS volunteers of the Doaba College of Education organised a voter awareness rally to create awareness about the importance of voting and exercising the right to franchise.

Making best out of waste

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Parijai Genus, in association with the NSWO, organised their annual event at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16.

Old-age home

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: At Toganpur village near Dera Bassi, poet Ashok Bhandari Nadir (72), has set up an old-age home — ‘Par Brahma Asra’.

Rain spoils wheat bags at grain markets

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

AMBALA: Hundreds of wheat bags were drenched due to unwanted rainfall at the grain market in Ambala City late this evening.

Rlys told to give retirement benefits to staffer’s widow

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has directed the Railways to give retirement benefits to the widow of an employee who had worked for the Northern Railway.

Panel dismisses IndusInd Bank’s appeal

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has upheld the order of the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum while dismissing the appeal of IndusInd Bank.

6 of family booked for defrauding jeweller

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

MOHALI: The local police today claimed to have booked six members of a Panchkula-based family for defrauding a city-based jeweller of Rs 22.

Inquiry marked against suspended Sohana SHO

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police have initiated a departmental inquiry against the suspended SHO of the Sohana police station for sending junior cop to investigate the rape case.

Murder bid: Bail plea of 2 suspects junked

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has denied bail to two persons who were arrested on attempt to murder and other charges.

Rs 11.74 lakh relief for mishap victim’s kin

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 11.74 lakh to the family of a 39-year-old man who was killed in a mishap last year.

Two swindlers in cyber cell net

Two swindlers in cyber cell net

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The cyber crime investigation cell of the UT police has arrested two persons for duping a city trader by fraudulently transferring money from his bank account.

IN GOOD FAITH

In search of an enlightened one

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

This couplet by saint Kabir lays emphasis on the importance that a guru holds for a seeker on the path of the Truth.

Students want parents to attend convocation

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:While the PU is gearing up for its 68th convocation on April 28 at the Gymnasium Hall, a notice given to students has stirred commotion.

Ray of hope eludes Kiran CinemaSINGLE-SCREEN NOSTALGIA

Ray of hope eludes Kiran Cinema

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

Currently, Kiran Cinema is running a movie, Total Dhamaal, four times a day. At the 3 pm show, the audience, occupying only about 20 seats out of the total 500, cracks up as Johnny Lever graces the screen.

Freedom fighters’ portraits struggle to live on

Freedom fighters’ portraits struggle to live on

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:The fate of nearly 500 books on the country’s freedom struggle and portraits of freedom fighters have been left to the mercy of termites and leaking roof at the National Gallery of Portraits in Sector 17.

3 city students shortlisted for ISRO programme

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three city students have been selected for the Young Scientist Programme (YUVIKA-2019) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to be held from May 13 to May 25 at Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad.

Child rights panel summons Ryan Int’l, Mount Carmel

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) today summoned Ryan International School, Sector 49, and Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, to appear before it tomorrow as both schools had recently asked parents to sign an undertaking restricting them from interacting with the media.

Mercury slips eight notches below normal

Mercury slips eight notches below normal

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Rain, coupled with wind and lightning, today brought down the maximum temperature in the city to 26.

Cop misused position: Suspects

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The two suspects, who were arrested by the local police on a charge of using criminal force to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty, submitted their written statements to the DSP (Traffic) today after an inquiry was ordered following a video that went viral in which a traffic cop is seen kicking one of them.

Civic body tinkers with design of roundabouts, locals sulk

Civic body tinkers with design of roundabouts, locals sulk

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The decision of the city Municipal Corporation to change the design of roundabouts has sparked a controversy.

Soon, dial 112 for all distress calls

Soon, dial 112 for all distress calls

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: The single emergency helpline number, 112, will soon be launched in Chandigarh.

Jet, set, stuck: Flights grounded

Jet, set, stuck: Flights grounded

18 Apr 2019 | 8:08 AM

CHANDIGARH:Jet Airways has temporarily suspended all flights from the Chandigarh airport, beginning tomorrow. The airline was currently operating six flights between Delhi and Chandigarh.

Court dismisses plea seeking Rs 20L damagesACQUITTAL IN RAPE CASE

Court dismisses plea seeking Rs 20L damages

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has dismissed a civil suit filed by a resident of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh.

3 held with heroin, banned injections

3 held with heroin, banned injections

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three persons have been arrested by the Chandigarh Police from different parts of the city with heroin and banned injections.

Dubai flight lands with Rs1.15 cr  gold biscuits

Dubai flight lands with Rs1.15 cr gold biscuits

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

MOHALI: Sleuths of the Customs Department recovered unclaimed gold biscuits, weighing 3.5 kg, from a Dubai flight at the Chandigarh international airport here today.

Battery stolen from car, again

Battery stolen from car, again

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Yet another incident of battery theft has been reported in the city.

MC employee gets bail in graft case

MC employee gets bail in graft case

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has granted bail to an employee of the Public Health Department of the MC who was caught accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 on March 15.

Juvenile among two held for kidnapping man, 4 at large

Juvenile among two held for kidnapping man, 4 at large

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two persons, including a juvenile, have been arrested for assaulting and kidnapping a Sector 44 resident over an old enmity.

Disabled students to get relaxations in exams

Disabled students to get relaxations in exams

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Children with special needs will get relaxations/concessions in examinations from 2020 as defined in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Teen killed as scooter hits SUV

Teen killed as scooter hits SUV

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

MOHALI: A 16-year old boy was killed in a road accident here today. The victim has been identified as Parkash Bahadur, a native of Nepal who was living in the Industrial Area, Phase 6, Mohali, with his mother.

PGI sees its first stitchless endoscopic spine surgery

PGI sees its first stitchless endoscopic spine surgery

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a breakthrough, the Department of Neurosurgery, PGI, has performed a stitchless endoscopic spine surgery under local anaesthesia.

BRIEFLY

Woman killed in mishap

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

Kharar: A 43-year-old woman, Vandana Khatra, a resident of Shivalik City in Kharar, was killed, while her husband suffered serious injuries when the Activa scooter they were travelling on was reportedly knocked down by an unidentified car near Mullanpur Garibdass village on Monday.

IAF off to a winning start

IAF off to a winning start

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:Damanjit Singh scored a hat-trick as Indian Air Force (IAF) registered a 3-1 win over Sri Lankan Air Force in the opening match of the 2nd Marshal Arjan Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament at the 3BRD grounds here on Tuesday.

TRICITY PREMIER LEAGUE

Piyush scores 112 as UT Employees hammer Irrigation XI

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:UT Employees registered a 69-run win over Irrigation XI in a Tricity Premier League match here on Tuesday.

Manthan steers LPS to title

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

MOHALI:Manthan Sharma scored an unbeaten half-century to help the hosts Learning Paths School (LPS) beat Smart Wonder School by 61 runs and win the inaugural LPS Cricket U-13 Tournament here on Tuesday.

Budding footballers made to pay for travel

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a bizarre move, the Chandigarh Football Association (CFA) has asked a few members of its junior girls’ team to pay for the return tickets of the entire squad, including the officials, before heading for the AIFF Junior Girls Football Championship to be held in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, from April 20.

Model UN commences at Punjab Public School, Nabha

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:Former diplomat KC Singh inaugurated the three-day Model United Nations (UN) at The Punjab Public School, Nabha today.

PROTEST AGAINST ELECTION DUTY

85 Pbi varsity profs seek permission to contest General Election

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:As many as 85 Punjabi University professors today submitted applications to the varsity administration and sought permission to contest the 2019 General Election.

Rivals feeling insecure, says MP Gandhi

Rivals feeling insecure, says MP Gandhi

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA) candidate from the Patiala constituency Dr Dharamvira Gandhi today said he was getting full support from the residents of the district.

SAD candidate Rakhra faces an uphill taskLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

SAD candidate Rakhra faces an uphill task

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:Following a poor show of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the 2017 Assembly polls and panchayat election held in December 2018, the SAD’s candidate from the Patiala constituency Surjit Singh Rakhra would be facing an uphill task to turn the tide in his favour.

Three booked for cultivating poppy crop

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:The Police have booked three farmers for cultivating poppy in their fields.

Bansal blames BJP for city’s traffic, parking problems

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Chandigarh and former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has blamed the BJP for the city’s continuing traffic and parking woes.

LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Suspense on BJP pick still on

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ruling out factionalism within the city BJP as a possible reason for the delay in announcing the name of its Lok Sabha candidate, Chandigarh BJP election in-charge Capt Abhimanyu said, “Shubhmahurat is yet to come”.

BJP launches 2 poll campaign vehicles

BJP launches 2 poll campaign vehicles

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as the BJP is yet to announce its Lok Sabha election candidate for Chandigarh, it has strengthened on poll campaigning with the launch of two campaign vehicles today.

RUCKUS AT OBSERVATION HOME

DPO submits CCTV footage, report to Judge

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

AMBALA: The District Programme Officer, Ambala, has submitted CCTV footage and a report to District and Sessions Judge Vikram Aggarwal regarding the incident that took place inside the observation home on April 12.

Yoga, meditation camp concludes

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A five-day camp, ‘Health and Stress Management through Yoga and Meditation’, concluded here today at Banga Bhawan, Sector 35-C.

Bike theft suspects sent to judicial custody

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

KHARAR: The five suspects, who were arrested by the Ghauran police following the recovery of 10 stolen motorcycles, were remanded in judicial custody by a local court here today.

HSVP all set to develop software

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

PANCHKULA: To facilitate the transfer of properties in a single window system, the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) is set to develop software after which buyers and sellers will not have to visit the tehsil office at Mini Secretariat for giving finger prints.

Alert sounded after threat letter to blow up rly stations

Alert sounded after threat letter to blow up rly stations

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

AMBALA: Officials at the Ambala Cantonment railway station today received a threat letter purportedly from Jaish-e-Mohammad area commander Masoor Ahmad to blow up railway stations and religious places in Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh.

Woman dupes youth of Rs15 lakh, booked

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A woman has been booked by the local police for allegedly duping a youth of Rs 15 lakh on the pretext of sending him to the USA.

Election Dept seeks help of RWAs to increase polling

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: In order to increase the voting percentage, the Election Department has sought the help of the resident welfare associations (RWAs).

Penalty on sweets shop owner cut

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: The court of Sessions Judge (Food Safety Appellate Tribunal) has reduced the penalty imposed on the owner of a sweets shop from Rs 50,000 to Rs 10,000.

Fire at saw mill triggers panic

Fire at saw mill triggers panic

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panic gripped residents of Raipur Khurd after a fire broke out at a saw mill near the old Airport traffic light point in the wee hours of today.

Guard, caretaker booked as 2 inmates flee juvenile home

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A security guard and a caretaker at the Juvenile Justice Home, Sector 25, have been booked for negligence after two inmates escaped on April 15.

Low water pressure leaves city residents high and dry

Low water pressure leaves city residents high and dry

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Water supply at low pressure badly hit residents of many sectors in the city today.

Gurukul Global, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

Gurukul Global, Chandigarh

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

Gurukul Global School celebrated Baisakhi with fervour. A special assembly was conducted wherein students apprised of the importance of the festival through a powerpoint presentation.

Seminar on Guru Nanak

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: The University School of Open Learning (USOL), Panjab University, organised a national seminar on ‘Guru Nanak and Our Times’ to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev today.

Translation training

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Hindi, PU, in collaboration with the Central Translation Bureau, New Delhi, and Nagar Rajbhasha Karyanrayan Samiti will organise a five-day translation training programme from April 22 to 26.

3 generations of a family share stage

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

Chandigarh: Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi celebrated the 70th birthday of Punjabi folk singer Dolly Guleria at the Randhawa Auditorium here today.

150 docs felicitated at award ceremony

150 docs felicitated at award ceremony

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The Society for Scientific Research and Studies, in association with the International Association Trust, organised the Pankosmia Talents of Healthcare Professionals (PTH Awards-2019) in Zirakpur on Sunday.

Workshop on chemistry of vaccine, immunology

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: An international workshop on the theme of ‘Chemistry of Vaccine and Immunology’ was organised at the Department of Chemistry, PU, wherein several academicians delivered talks on the topic.

Air Marshal inaugurates new facilities for Mi-17 overhaul

Air Marshal inaugurates new facilities for Mi-17 overhaul

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Air Marshal RKS Shera, inaugurated new infrastructural facilities for the repair and overhaul of Mi-17 V5 helicopter airframes and their aero engines during his visit to No. 3 Base Repair Depot here today.

Videotaped kicking man, SI promoted

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A few days after the video of a sub-inspector (SI) posted in the traffic wing went viral in which he is seen kicking a suspect, who reportedly deterred the police from discharging their duty, the UT Police Department gave him On Rank Promotion (ORP), though the inquiry against him is still pending.

School bus fare up, twice in 6 months; parents fume

School bus fare up, twice in 6 months; parents fume

17 Apr 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: School bus fare has been hiked by Rs 1,200 per child per annum from April, despite a hike in September last. The Chandigarh School Bus Operators’ Welfare Association had suggested a hike of Rs 100 per child per month.

Supplier loses buffalo semen worth Rs 4.5 lakh to attackers, six booked

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

PATIALA: The police booked six persons for taking away buffalo semen worth Rs 4.50 lakh from a supplier here on Sunday. The incident occurred at the Mavi Kalan link road, near Joda Majra village, in Samana block.

MACT awards Rs 14.70L relief to hit-&-run victim’s children

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 14.70 lakh in favour of minor children of a woman who died in a hit and run last year.

One held with heroin

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

KHARAR: The city police have arrested a drug peddler following the recovery of 15-gm heroin from his possession.

IN BRIEF

Drinking in public: 8 held

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

Chandigarh: During a special drive against taking liquor at public places, the police arrested eight persons from different parts of the city on Sunday. The police said seven cases under Sections 68 1(B) of the Punjab Police Act and 510 of the IPC had been registered against them.

IN BRIEF

Sanjeev, Nisar help CRPF win

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

Chandigarh: CRPF XI defeated PGITIES XI by five wickets in a Tricity Premier League match here on Monday. Batting first, PGITIES XI scored 102/9 in 20 overs. Dinesh (17) and Sanjeev (13) made useful contributions to the total.

LPS, Smart Wonders in cricket final

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

MOHALI:Hosts Learning Paths School (LPS) defeated Vivek High School by 23 runs to set up the title clash with Smart Wonders School in the LPS U-13 Cricket Championship here on Monday.

Haryana trio sweeps medals, Rohit sets U-18 national record

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

SONIPAT:The Haryana trio of Poonam Rani, Monica and Shilpa Rana swept the medals in the women’s event in the second AFI National Javelin Throw Open Championship here today.

Marshal Arjan Singh hockey c’ship from today

Marshal Arjan Singh hockey c’ship from today

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sixteen teams will vie for the top honor in the second edition of the Marshal Arjan Singh International Hockey Tournament, starting at the 3BRD hockey grounds here from April 16-25.

Golfers Harshit, Kayra triumph

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Harshit Khatri shot a 7-under 63 to top the boys' Category-B at the Juniors Golf Tournament held at ATS Golf Course in Dera Bassi on Sunday.

Deepika, Jyothi to compete in NTPC archery championship

Deepika, Jyothi to compete in NTPC archery championship

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top archers like Deepika Kumari, Jyothi Surekha, Atanu Das and Abhishek Verma will be a part of the NTPC Ranking and Prize Money Archery Tournament scheduled to be held at the Sector 17 Circus Ground here from April 17.

DHRUV PANDOVE TROPHY

Harnoor, Raj help city boys earn 3 points

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:A four-wicket haul by Harnoor and a half-century each by Raj Angad and Suryanarain helped Chandigarh take a small but vital 11-run lead over Ropar on the second and final day of their U-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy match here on Monday and add three more points to their kitty.

KXIP eye revival against Royals

KXIP eye revival against Royals

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

MOHALI:An inconsistent Kings XI Punjab will look to sort their bowling woes and regain the momentum when they host a rejuvenated Rajasthan Royals at IS Bindra PCA Stadium here on Tuesday.

Notice to owner for setting up milk booth on Bhupindra road

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

PATIALA:The administration has issued a notice to an owner for setting up a temporary milk booth on the Bhupindra road without seeking permission.

Pesticide scam: Agri Dept swoops down on Dera Bassi factory

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

MOGA:An 11-member team of the Punjab Agriculture Department swooped down on the premises of Saraswati Agro Chemicals India Private Limited at Dera Bassi on Monday to collect the samples of pesticides being manufactured by the company and also check all the records related to pesticides being manufactured for Bayer Crop Science Limited, a multinational giant.

Government school starts free bus service for students

Government school starts free bus service for students

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

PATIALA:In first-of-its kind move, the Government Co-Ed Multipurpose School has started a free bus service for its students.

Punjab Sikh Council alleges misue of power by Badungar

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab Sikh Council has levelled allegations of misuse of power and hiring of close relatives in the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) by Kirpal Singh Badungar during his tenure as its president.

Gandhi flays political parties for ‘inclusion of criminals’ in ranks

Gandhi flays political parties for ‘inclusion of criminals’ in ranks

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

PATIALA:The local candidate of the Nava Punjab Party for the coming parliamentary elections, Dr Dharamvira Gandhi, opened the party and the Punjab Democratic Alliance office here today.

INSO, ISO hold separate protest rallies

INSO, ISO hold separate protest rallies

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

PANCHKULA:Members of the Indian National Students Organisation (INSO), a student wing of the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), today held a protest rally against the use of tear gas and lathi charge on ITI students in Karnal.

Cong intensifies campaign in Fatehgarh Sahib

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:The Congress candidate from Fatehgarh Sahib parliamentary constituency, Dr Amar Singh, intensified his election campaign by organising 15 public meetings here today.

LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Punjabi varsity dons rue poll duty, to hold protest

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

PATIALA:Professors in Punjabi University have decided to protest against deployment on election duties.

Nine members of gang held with 10 stolen bikes

Nine members of gang held with 10 stolen bikes

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

KHARAR:The Ghauran police have busted a gang of motorcycle thieves with the arrest of nine suspects following the recovery of 10 stolen motorcycle and one mobile from their possession.

CEO nod to posting of SHO

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

Chandigarh: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Punjab Dr S Karuna Raju on Monday gave permission for the posting order of the SHO, Sadar police station, Kharar.

Ambala lost its voice in past 5 years, I will raise it againTHE TRIBUNE INTERVIEW: KUMARI SELJA, AMBALA CONGRESS CANDIDATE & RAJYA SABHA MP

Ambala lost its voice in past 5 years, I will raise it again

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

Back as Congress candidate from the Ambala Lok Sabha seat, sitting Rajya Sabha MP and former Union Minister Kumari Selja feels Ambala has lost its voice during the BJP rule in the past 5 years.

BJP failed to fulfil its promises: SeljaLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

BJP failed to fulfil its promises: Selja

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

AMBALA: Kumari Selja, Congress candidate for the Lok Sabha elections from Ambala, today said: “People of Ambala have blessed me twice.

Zirakpur man booked for cheating

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have registered a case of cheating against a resident of Zirakpur.

Truck driver robbed of Rs 12K, 2 held

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

AMBALA: A truck driver, who was travelling with his family, was robbed of Rs 12,000 by four youths near Kalpi bridge in the Mullana area of Ambala in the wee hours today.

RUCKUS AT OBSERVATION HOME

DC forms panel to conduct probe

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

AMBALA: Ambala Deputy Commissioner Sharandeep Kaur has formed a committee under the chairmanship of a Sub-divisional Magistrate to conduct an inquiry into the incident of the observation home here.

Leaders take political fight to social media platform

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Congress reminded MP Kirron Kher of not bringing Metro to the city while the BJP leader jibed at the opposition saying “she is not interested in Railgate”.

POLL CAMPAIGN

Rates, rent of various items fixed in P’kula

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

PANCHKULA: After holding detailed discussions with various political parties, the district administration, as per the directions of the Election Commission, has fixed the rent and rates of various items to be used during the poll campaign.

CEO reviews preparedness

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: A review meeting was held today under the chairmanship of Chief Electoral Officer-cum-Finance Commissioner Ajoy Kumar Sinha with nodal officers to assess the preparedness for the Lok Sabha elections in Chandigarh.

Chandigarh ki Aawaz Party leaders visit Mani Majra

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Continuing the unique election campaign, “Suno Sunao, Mudda Batao.

Congress launches NYAY scheme in city

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Congress launched the NYAY scheme in the city today.

Woman’s chain snatched in Mani Majra

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: An unidentified youth riding a motorcycle snatched a gold chain from a woman at Mani Majra here today.

Immigration firms raided

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

MOHALI: The local police carried out a special drive against the owners of immigration firms operating from various parts of the district.

Car, two bikes stolen from city

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: A car and two motorcycles have been stolen from different parts of the city.

2 kids flee with woman’s purse at wedding

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

MOHALI: Two unidentified children snatched a purse containing Rs 1 lakh and 150 grams of gold jewellery from an elderly woman during a wedding at a banquet hall on the Landran road here today.

One held for beating up cop at P’kula colony

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

PANCHKULA: In a swift action, the local police today claimed to have arrested one of the suspects who thrashed a cop and some other people at Indira Colony near Sector 17 here on Sunday evening.

Man found dead in Jagatpura drain

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police have recovered the body of an unidentified person, aged between 32 and 35 years, lying in a pool of blood from a drain at Jagatpura village here today.

Showers likely today, tomorrow

Showers likely today, tomorrow

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Light to moderate rain coupled with thunderstorm/hailstorm is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday in the tricity.

Consumer panel penalises ATS for non-delivery of flat possession

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Punjab, has directed M/s ATS Estates Pvt Ltd to pay a compensation of Rs 60,000 to a complainant for mental harassment and cost of litigation due to delay in giving possession of a flat at ATS Golf Meadow Life Style in Dera Bassi.

Meter shortage in city hits power consumers

Meter shortage in city hits power consumers

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Shortage of electricity meters has badly hit power consumers in the city who have been forced to buy it from the market at a cost double what the department charged for the device.

Map quiz organised

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH:Centre for Advanced Study (UGC), Department of Geography, Panjab University, in association with the Indian National Cartographic Association (INCA) Chandigarh Chapter organised the first ever map quiz for post-graduate students of Department of Geography today.

Asawari brings alive spiritual aura

Asawari brings alive spiritual aura

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) teamed up with the Pracheen Kala Kendra for holding a special dance concert by internationally acclaimed Kathak classical dance doyenne Asawari Pawar and her troupe at the ML Koser indoor auditorium today.

Balance disorder cases double at PGI

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Cases related to balance disorder have almost doubled in the last five years at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.

MCM DAV bids adieu to its old students

MCM DAV bids adieu to its old students

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, bid adieu to outgoing hostellers and students.

Rise in thefts, shortage of books test nerves of readers

Rise in thefts, shortage of books test nerves of readers

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: It seems that the authorities concerned at TS Central State Library, Sector 17, have not learnt a lesson from the infamous 2008 incident, wherein heritage furniture worth several lakhs was stolen from the childrens’ section.

PGI student bags best research paper award

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Parul Bansal, MSc nuclear medicine student, won the best research paper award in the annual specialty conference held at the Fortis Gurgaon.

Youth can make India Vishva Guru, says Prof Kuthiala

Youth can make India Vishva Guru, says Prof Kuthiala

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

PANCHKULA: Government Post Graduate College, Sector 1, Panchkula, held its 26th annual convocation today.

Reforms in legal system need of the hour, says Sanyal

Reforms in legal system need of the hour, says Sanyal

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Adviser to the Government of India, emphasised on reforming Indian legal system, while delivering a lecture on the “21st Century Economics” at the 55th Panjab University Colloquium today.

Parents seek DNA test of traced son, write to SSP

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Unhappy with the police in a case pertaining to a boy, who went missing six years ago at the ISBT, Sector 17, and was later claimed to have been traced by the police, a Kajheri village-based couple has written to the UT Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to conduct a DNA test of the boy to confirm their biological relationship with him.

City MC fines two, puts 44 on notice for water wastage

City MC fines two, puts 44 on notice for water wastage

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation started a drive against water wastage today.

Congress leader’s body found hanging from tree

Congress leader’s body found hanging from tree

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

DERA BASSI: The body a 45-year-old local Congress leader was found hanging from a tree near Ashiana Colony here this morning, a police official said.

MC in spot over N choe stink

MC in spot over N choe stink

16 Apr 2019 | 8:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: Failure to check the flow of polluted water into the N choe despite a warning has landed the local Municipal Corporation in the soup as the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) today served a notice on the civic body, giving it a week’s time to plug all leakages or face action.

Woman falls off fifth floor, dies

Woman falls off fifth floor, dies

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Shalini Sharma (35) died after falling from the fifth floor of a residential building on VIP Road here. Shalini was staying at South City tower number 3 and was a Bachelor in Dental Sciences.

Suspect in cop’s murder case arrested

Suspect in cop’s murder case arrested

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMBALA:The Ambala police have arrested a suspect in the Avtar Singh murder case, who was beaten to death by some people over old enmity in the Baldev Nagar area on Friday night.

Over 12 lakh visit Mansa Devi, Kali Mata temples

Over 12 lakh visit Mansa Devi, Kali Mata temples

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

PANCHKULA: Over 1.5 lakh people visited the historic shrine of Mansa Devi temple and Kali Mata temple in Kalka on the last day of the Navaratras that concluded today.

BRIEFLY

Two burglaries in chandigarh

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

Chandigarh: Two burglary incidents, including at a car accessory showroom, have been reported from the city.

BRIEFLY

Chaudhary to head delegation

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

Chandigarh: Ravinder Chaudhry, associate professor in physical education at DAV College, Sector 10, and vice-president of Athletics Federation of India, has been appointed as the head of the delegation of the Indian athletics team for the 23rd Asian Athletics Championship.

Navjot’s ton in vain, as CP beat AU Bank

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

Chandigarh: A blistering century by Navjot Singh went in vain as Chandigarh Police (CP) registered a seven-wicket win against AU Bank in the Tricity Premier Cricket T20 League, organised by Chandigarh Police, here today.

City boys bag silver, girls win bronze

City boys bag silver, girls win bronze

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh boys'' U-19 hockey team claimed silver, while girls bagged bronze on the concluding day of the 64th National School (U-19) Games for Hockey, in Ludhiana, on Saturday.

Aadil to feature in Caltex Maekyung Open

Aadil to feature in Caltex Maekyung Open

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH:After taking a break to prepare for the exams, city’s teenage golfer Aadil Bedi will be back in action.

Hope Minerva get venue to host AFC Cup: Chhetri

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

NEW DELHI:Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj on Sunday posted a video of Sunil Chhetri, in which the Indian football captain hoped that the club gets a ground to host its AFC Cup matches.

3 local swimmers to compete in WUG

3 local swimmers to compete in WUG

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three city swimmers have been selected to represent the Indian aquatics team in the 30th Summer Universaide (World University Games), to be held in Napoli, Italy, from July 3 to 14.

Speeding car kills 3 people

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

PATIALA:Three people of a family, including two kids lost their lives while two others were critically injured in a road mishap in Shambhu on Thursday evening.

Mediation contest ends at law varsity

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

PATIALA:The Sports and Entertainment Law National Mediation competition concluded today at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL).

Illegal water connections come under Health Department radarCHOLERA OUTBREAK

Illegal water connections come under Health Department radar

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

PATIALA:Following steep rise in temperature, the Health Department has increased vigil on illegal water connections in the Patiala district to keep a check on outbreak of cholera.

Punjabi University devises strategy to tap int’l students

Punjabi University devises strategy to tap int’l students

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University, Patiala, has become a favourite study destination for students of various countries, including Ghana, Uganda and Nigeria, among others.

Legacy of Dr BR Ambedkar under threat, says PreneetLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Legacy of Dr BR Ambedkar under threat, says Preneet

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

PATIALA:The Congress nominee for the 2019 General Election from the Patiala constituency today cautioned people against attempts being made to sabotage and undo legacy of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar.

Despite setbacks, we had the desire to win: Kohli

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

MOHALI:Captain Virat Kohli was a relieved man after Royal Challengers snapped a six-match losing streak for their maiden win this IPL and said everything finally fell into place against Kings XI Punjab.

BJP supporters back their favourite leaders for LS ticket

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH:With the BJP high command taking its own sweet time for announcing their local candidate for the Lok Sabha elections, supporters of the two main ticket contenders—local BJP president Sanjay Tandon and sitting Member Parliament Kirron Kher— are claiming their respective stakes on behalf of their leaders, here.

Youth held for stealing cash, PAN card from woman's purse

Youth held for stealing cash, PAN card from woman's purse

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two days after a youth escaped after stealing Rs 10,000 in cash and a PAN card from a woman’s purse in Colony No.

Jan Jan Seva Society lends support to Dhawan

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Jan Jan Seva Society of small flats in Dhanas declared its open support to AAP Lok Sabha candidate Harmohan Dhawan.

No differences with Kataria, says minister

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMBALA: State Health Minister Anil Vij today said there were no differences between him and MP Rattan Lal Kataria.

Vij fails to keep date with party workers‘PANNA PRAMUKH’ PROGRAMME

Vij fails to keep date with party workers

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

PANCHKULA: Health Minister Anil Vij today failed to keep a date with party workers as he was conspicuous by his absence at the ‘Panna Pramukh’ programme organised by MLA Gian Chand Gupta in Panchkula.

Youngsters from BJP, AAP & SAD join Cong

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Several youths belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal joined the Congress in the presence of party’s Lok Sabha candidate and former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and city Congress president Pardeep Chhabra at the Congress Bhawan, Sector 35, here, today.

Homage paid to firemen in city

Homage paid to firemen in city

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: MC Commissioner KK Yadav, Additional Commissioner-cum-Chief Fire Officer Anil Kumar Garg and officials of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation laid wreaths at the Martyrs’ Column at the fire station in Sector 17 here today.

Mohali Fire Dept lacks fire

Mohali Fire Dept lacks fire

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali Fire Department is apparently nothing more than a “toothless tiger” when it comes to take action against violators of the fire safety norms here.

‘Uttarakhandi Kautik’ highlights folk music

‘Uttarakhandi Kautik’ highlights folk music

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Well known Uttrakhand folklore artistes from Bhagwat Manlal, Delhi, and the local Kumaaon Sanskritik Rangmanch, supported by the Cultural Department, UT Administration, brought alive the pristine folk cultural spectrum of the Uttarakhand region in a specially designed programme ‘Uttarakhandi Kautik’ at Tagore Theatre here today.

Volunteers clean area behind Sukhna

Volunteers clean area behind Sukhna

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: As many as 25 volunteers of Mission Fit Chandigarh cleaned litter left behind by visitors at the rear side of the Sukhna Lake area today.

RWA launches medical emergency service

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH : The Residents Welfare Association (RWA) of the Modern Housing Complex (MHC), Mani Majra, launched first-of-its kind health scheme, “Medical Emergency Scheme” (MES), at its camp office here today.

Conference dwells on satellite data in earth observation applications

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The two-day India-UK colloquium on remote sensing, air quality and climate change concluded at Panjab University (PU) here today.

Only funds, accountability can illuminate City BeautifulOPEN HOUSE RESPONSE: NON-FUNCTIONAL STREET LIGHTS

Only funds, accountability can illuminate City Beautiful

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

In the earlier times, one could easily drive in Chandigarh without even switching on head lights while driving a car because all roads and streets had efficient street lighting. Now, the situation is totally reverse. One can find many dark spots in the city compelling to drive vehicles on high beam, which invites a challan.

Eating cabbage doesn’t cause brain tapeworm, say experts

Eating cabbage doesn’t cause brain tapeworm, say experts

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Calling it a misconception that eating cabbage can cause the deadly brain tapeworm (neurocysticercosis), top neurologists have said it is basically caused due to poor sanitation and eating pork which is not inspected.

Inmates recall Friday night horror

Inmates recall Friday night horror

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMBALA: The child welfare committee (CWC) today visited the observation home in Ambala City where some inmates had created a ruckus over a television set and were allegedly beaten up by the police on Friday.

Chemist held with syrup bottles, banned tablets

Chemist held with syrup bottles, banned tablets

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Sector 33-based chemist has been arrested by the UT police for allegedly possessing 626 bottles of syrup and 400 banned tablets that were seized from his Toyota Corolla.

7 polluting industries in city, P’kula raided

7 polluting industries in city, P’kula raided

15 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: Justice Pritam Pal (retd)-led executive committee, mandated to monitor the pollution level in the Ghaggar, has raided seven water-polluting industries in industrial areas of Panchkula and Chandigarh and found their treatment plants non-functional.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
Alliance with Cong not possible in Delhi: AAP

Alliance with Cong not possible in Delhi: AAP

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party today said an alliance just in Delhi was not possible after the Congress refused to have a tie-up anywhere else. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said giving three seats to the Congress in the national capital would mean “giving three seats to the BJP”, when asked his opinion on the 4:3 seat sharing formula proposed by the Congress.

Kejriwal thwarted PMAY in capital: Vijender Gupta

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: Vijender Gupta, Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had deliberately thwarted the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

Sheila Dikshit inaugurates poll control room

Sheila Dikshit inaugurates poll control room

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: The opening of a centralised control room for the Lok Sabha elections in the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee headquarters may be a cue that the party Congress will fight on all seven Parliamentary seats.

‘Contract killer’ in crime branch net

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: An alleged contract killer — Rajender (34) — wanted in a murder case and carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head has been arrested by the STF Crime Branch.

Metro police arrest two pickpockets

Metro police arrest two pickpockets

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: Two pickpockets, who were allegedly active in Delhi Metro for a while, were arrested today. The accused were identified as Manoj Gupta (32) and Sandeep (24).

Rahul warned against ticket to Sajjan’s brother

Rahul warned against ticket to Sajjan’s brother

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: Eminent Sikh leader Manjit Singh (GK) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjinder Singh Sirsa warned the Congress against giving ticket to 1984 anti-Sikh riot accused Sajjan Kumar’s brother Ramesh Kumar from the South Delhi constituency.

45-year-old man shot dead in Bawana

45-year-old man shot dead in Bawana

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: A 45-year-old man was allegedly shot dead by unidentified motorcycle-borne men in outer Delhi’s Bawana area today.

Fire breaks out at Gaffar Market shops

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: A fire broke out in two mobile repair shops in Karol Bagh’s Gaffar Market today. According to a fire official, they received information about the fire around 11.50 pm and five fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

AIIMS docs threaten to go on strike if admin fails to act on theft complaints

AIIMS docs threaten to go on strike if admin fails to act on theft complaints

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: Resident doctors of the AIIMS have threatened to go on strike if the administration fails to take action against rising cases of theft on the campus claiming their complaints have not been redressed yet.

Biker killed in accident on Signature Bridge

Biker killed in accident on Signature Bridge

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: A motorcyclist died at Signature Bridge on Thursday after a metal wire pierced his chest, said a police official. The body was found by a passerby lying near the divider of the bridge. The passerby informed the police.

Two arrested with weapons, live rounds

Two arrested with weapons, live rounds

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: The police have arrested two gamblers turned security providers at gambling points for possessing illegal weapons, said a police official.

3 dead, 1 hurt as autorickshaw overturns

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: Three people were killed and one more was injured today when their autorickshaw overturned after the driver lost control over the vehicle and collided with a divider at a high speed in New Friends Colony a police official said.

Chadha to take out roadshow against Bidhuri

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: Before filing his nomination for the Lok Sabha polls, AAP South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha will take out a "Gundaraj Mukhti Raj" yatra against incumbent BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri on Sunday.

DCW helps bust sex racket in North Delhi

DCW helps bust sex racket in North Delhi

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: A prostitution racket was busted after the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) received an anonymous call on its helpline 181 about a prostitution racket being run from a house in his neighbourhood in Aman Vihar in the national capital.

Pact with Cong: AAP postpones nominations of 3 candidates

Pact with Cong: AAP postpones nominations of 3 candidates

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: The AAP has announced its decision to postpone the nomination of its candidates in a last attempt to work out an alliance with the Congress for the Lok Sabha elections.

AAP West Delhi candidate files papers; affidavit  found ‘incomplete’

AAP West Delhi candidate files papers; affidavit found ‘incomplete’

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:The AAP West Delhi candidate, Balbir Singh Jahkar, today filed his nominations at the DM office in Raja Garden, but his affidavit was found to be "incomplete" by the election authorities. As per returning officer concerned, the row on government tax dues was left incomplete and Jakhar has to complete the form in all respect before the last date of scrutiny on April 24

413 cartons of liquor seized

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:The police have seized a huge haul of liquor and arrested two bootleggers in this connection, said a police official.

Metro trains to run on solar power too

Metro trains to run on solar power too

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:The DMRC from now on will use solar power for running its trains.

Delhi Police launches two emergency helplines

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police launched two 24x7 helpline numbers 155270 and 155271 as a precautionary measure to curb noise pollution and incidents of mob lynching in the national capital.

Waqf Board: Gupta urges LG to take note of changes in financial powers

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:Senior Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta today urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal to take cognisance of alleged changes in financial powers of the Delhi Waqf Board authorities.

BJP leader asks college youth to vote for ‘constructive politics’

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:Pitching for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav today encouraged the youth to vote for constructive politics and positive thoughts saying that the new voters of the country have got the world's best leadership in the form of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Shoe attack: Security lapse at BJP HQ

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:An incident of shoe hurling at a BJP MP today raised questions about the security lapses at the party national headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg.

Missing boy united with family after two years

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

NEW DELHI:A minor boy, who has gone missing two years ago, found in a gurdwara and united with his family.

Fire at car showroom

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

NEW DELHI:A fire broke out at a car showroom in the Mahipalpur area, southwest Delhi, this morning, said a Delhi Fire Service (DFS) official.

Four held for killing friend over enmity

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

NEW DELHI:Four persons were arrested for killing a friend for an old enmity in Neb Sarai today, said a police official.

3 in police net for cheating people

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

NEW DELHI:Three men were arrested for allegedly cheating people on the pretext of providing them Customer Service Point (CSP) of a bank under an e-governance scheme by creating a fake website, a police official said today.

Man arrested for raping minor niece

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

NEW DELHI:A 50-year-old man was arrested today in Najafgarh for allegedly raping his minor niece on multiple occasions, said DCP Anto Alphonso (Dwarka District).

Women donate parts of livers to save each other’s husband

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

NEW DELHI:Two women gave a fresh lease of life to each other's husbands, who were suffering from "end-stage liver disease", through a swap transplant, doctors said today.

AAP-Cong alliance: Sikh voters will feel ‘betrayed’, says BJP

18 Apr 2019 | 8:13 AM

NEW DELHI:The BJP has reminded the AAP for assurances it had made to the Sikh community during assembly elections saying that AAP's convenor Arvind Kejriwal should think twice before alliance with the Congress.

Wedding venue gutted in fire

17 Apr 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI: A major fire breaks out at a wedding venue in Subhash Palace, said a Delhi Fire Service (DFS) official.

Bala Sahib Hospital: DSGMC looks for way out

17 Apr 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI: The DSGMC is trying to find a way out of the controversial Bala Sahib Hospital adjacent to Gurdwara Bala Sahib near Sarai Kale Khan.

Tiwari’s son dies aged 39

Tiwari’s son dies aged 39

17 Apr 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI: Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of the late Uttarakhand Chief Minister ND Tiwari, died here today, police and hospital officials said. He was 39.

LS polls: 12 file nominations on first day

17 Apr 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI: On the first day of filing nomination papers for the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi 12 candidates, including 10 from unrecognised parties, filed their papers today for the parliamentary polls in Delhi slated to happen on May 12.

Sealing: BJP wants permanent solution

Sealing: BJP wants permanent solution

17 Apr 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI: The BJP is looking for permanent solution to end the traders'' crisis of sealing their establishments in non-confirming areas. Getting passed an ordinance for just one year is not solution, said Delhi unit chief of the BJP Manoj Tiwari and Union minister Vijay Goel in a joint statement.

Cong, AAP stick to guns on alliance

17 Apr 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI: A day after AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and Congress president Rahul Gandhi blamed each other for breakdown in long-drawn talks for an electoral pact, the Congress today dug its heels on tucking with the AAP only in the national capital even as the Delhi''s ruling party agreed to negotiate with the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), which had refused any pact with the Congress, in Haryana.

SC to hear plea against quashing of PC kin case

SC to hear plea against quashing of PC kin case

17 Apr 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the Income Tax Department’s appeal challenging the Madras High Court order which quashed criminal prosecution against senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s family members under the Black Money law.

BJP’s popularity, strength make AAP frustrated: Shazia

16 Apr 2019 | 6:34 AM

NEW DELHI:Vice-president of Delhi BJP unit Shazia Ilmi said the frustration of the AAP has come out in the open due to the increasing popularity and strength of the BJP.

BJP gets survey reports; may replace sitting MPs

16 Apr 2019 | 6:34 AM

NEW DELHI:With a strategy to win all the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, the BJP has got survey reports of its sitting MPs four times from different agencies.

AAP files complaint with EC over undelivered voter ID cards

AAP files complaint with EC over undelivered voter ID cards

16 Apr 2019 | 6:34 AM

NEW DELHI:AAP South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha has lodged a complaint with Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora demanding an inquiry in connection with hundreds of voter ID cards purportedly found dumped on streets of Badarpur, in his parliamentary constituency.

Misogyny: DCW urges EC to revise Model Code of Conduct

Misogyny: DCW urges EC to revise Model Code of Conduct

16 Apr 2019 | 6:34 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has recommended to the Election Commission that the Model Code of Conduct be "urgently" revised to incorporate a provision that no party or individual is allowed to get away with "gender-based" comments or remarks that "outrage the modesty and integrity of a woman".

AAP blames BJP for Mayapuri incident

AAP blames BJP for Mayapuri incident

15 Apr 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today slammed the Centre over the sealing drive in the Mayapuri area which resulted in violent clashes between the traders and security personnel yesterday and accused it of bypassing the Delhi government in the entire exercise.

Man attempts suicide by jumping in front of Metro

15 Apr 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI: A 55-year-old man attempted suicide by jumping in front of a moving Metro train at the Rohini East Metro station, said a police official. The man identified as Pradeep Sharma, a resident of Rohini.

SRCC to design curriculum of Jammu University

15 Apr 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi University''s Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) will be involved in designing the curriculum of some courses of University of Jammu and assessing whether the conflict situation in the region is impacting students psychologically.

Bouncers at AIIMS thrash patient’s attendants

15 Apr 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) bouncers thrashed attendants of a patient admitted here, said a police official.

Mayoral polls by month-end

15 Apr 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI: Mayoral elections in the three BJP-ruled municipal corporations in Delhi will be held in month-end and filing of nominations would close on April 18. This time the mayoral seat is reserved for the SC category.

Delhi, last 7 days...
Blind murder case cracked, youth held

Blind murder case cracked, youth held

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

GARHSHANKAR (HOSHIARPUR): The district police have claimed to solve a blind murder case after 17 days.

Rinku holds meeting for Chaudhary, bonhomie missing

Rinku holds meeting for Chaudhary, bonhomie missing

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

JALANDHAR: Having earlier competed with Jalandhar sitting MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh for getting ticket to the Lok Sabha seat this time, Jalandhar West MLA Sushil Rinku today organised a meeting for him in his constituency.

Rs18.81L unaccounted cash seized from courier firm worker

Rs18.81L unaccounted cash seized from courier firm worker

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

JALANDHAR: The Police Commissionerate today recovered unaccounted cash amounting to Rs 18,81,000 at a check post near Skylark Chowk.

Only 1,564 MT wheat arrives in mandis

Only 1,564 MT wheat arrives in mandis

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

JALANDHAR: Of an estimated output of 5.

Youth dies, three hurt in mishaps

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

HARIANA (HOSHIARPUR): A youth was killed while three others were seriously injured in two separate accidents that occurred here in the past 24 hours.

Village youths protest outside police stationPOLICE INACTION IN LOOT CASE

Village youths protest outside police station

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

JALANDHAR: Several youths held a dharna outside the police station in Nakodar against the non-inclusion of several sections in the FIR in a complaint of snatching filed by them 12 days ago.

Chandumajra let down Anandpur Sahib: Tewari

Chandumajra let down Anandpur Sahib: Tewari

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

GARSHANKAR: While addressing a workers’ conference here at local Dana Mandi today, Manish Tewari, Congress candidate from Anandpur Sahib, today accused the sitting MP and Akali-BJP candidate Prem Singh Chandumajra for letting down the people of the constituency from both inside and outside the Parliament.

163 inducted as constables

163 inducted as constables

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The ‘Dikshant Parade’’ (Passing-Out Parade) of batch No 249 of basic recruit constables, comprising 163 recruits took place at the parade ground of Subsidiary Training Centre of the Border Security Force (BSF) at the Kharkan Camp on the Hoshiarpur-Una road, 14 km from district headquarters.

Future trends in hospitality discussed

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

PHAGWARA: School of Hotel Management and Tourism and the Division of Career Services of Lovely Professional University (LPU) organised a global hotel industry ‘HR Summit’ on the campus of LPU.

Akali leader Jaspal Singh Dhesi’s father refuses to support Makkar brothers

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

PHAGWARA: Factionalism in the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) was being witnessed due to the ongoing land dispute between Dhesi brothers and Makkar brothers.

Election office to remain open today

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

JALANDHAR: To facilitate candidates in getting nomination forms and certified voter lists to file their nominations for the General Elections, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma has asked the election staff to remain available in the office during the weekend.

Students enthral audience at farewell party

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

PHAGWARA: Under the directions of principal Dr Kiranjeet Randhawa, a farewell party was given to the outgoing students of B com on the premises of MLU DAV College, Phagwara.

Admn to hold meet with PWD union on April 22

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

JALANDHAR: Due to the continuous protest by Public Works Department (PWD) workers, against the termination of 130 outsource lift operators, the government today assured the members of the Union that a meeting in this regard would be held on April 22.

Robotic knee surgery is a boon for patients: Expert

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Dr Avtar Singh, who introduced Robot-assisted knee replacement surgery in the country over a year ago, while talking to mediapersons here today said: “Robot-assisted knee replacement surgery is a new innovation that has brought a sea change in the field of orthopaedics.

Coffee with grandparentsCAMPUS NOTES

Coffee with grandparents

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

Jalandhar: An activity, ‘Coffee with Grandparents’ was conducted at Delhi Public School for the students of Class III.

IN BRIEF

Nigerian nabbed with heroin

21 Apr 2019 | 8:39 AM

Jalandhar: A Nigerian national has been arrested with 110 gm of heroin by the rural police. During a naka at the Bholath turn in Kartarpur, a man got off a mini-bus and hurriedly threw a packet on the floor.

BRIEFLY

Two BSP leaders join Congress

20 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

GARHSHANKAR: Two BSP leaders, including its former state president, joined the Congress in the presence of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, Chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board Lal Singh, former MLA Luv Kumar Goldie and Punjab Pradesh Congress Sewa Dal Convenor Advocate Pankaj Kripal in Chandigarh on Friday.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL NOTES

Lyallpur Khalsa College

20 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

Sandeep Kaur of Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, bagged the first position in the university exams of Master in Tourism Management (Sem III), with 507/ 600 marks.

AAP MLA for action against illegal mining

20 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

JALANDHAR: AAP MLA from Kotkapura Kultar Singh Sandhwan on Friday said if the government failed to act against illegal mining, party workers would visit all illegal mining pits and got the mining stopped.

Increase strength of new students in govt schools, DEOs told

20 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The Education Department has asked District Education Officers (DEOs) and principals to make sure that the number of new students increases in government schools.

18-year-old killed as bikes collide head-on

20 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

HOSHIARPUR: An 18-year-old youngster was killed in a road mishap near Chohal on the Chintpurni road here on Thursday.

Hussainabad man suspected behind minor’s murder

20 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Surjit Singh, alias Dhesi, a resident of Hussainabad, has been suspected by the police as the man behind strangulating and abandoning the body of a minor girl, which was found decomposed some days ago.

Cultural heritage should be preserved, says DC

20 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Virsa Vihar and Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) celebrated World Heritage Day at Apeejay College here on Thursday.

Priest’s murder case cracked, 1held

Priest’s murder case cracked, 1held

20 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The police on Friday claimed to have solved the murder case of a temple priest with the arrest of a person.

Procession marks Good Friday in city

Procession marks Good Friday in city

20 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of the Christian community led by Father Xavier, the parish priest, Sacred Heart Church, took out a procession here on Friday.

LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Over 35K forms accepted for fresh voter enrolment

20 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 44,617 people applied for enrolment as voters through Form 6 between February 1 and April 19.

Claims, counter-claims on BJP candidate hot upLOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Claims, counter-claims on BJP candidate hot up

20 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

HOSHIARPUR: While the party ticket for the constituency has become a prestige issue for Union MoS Vijay Sampla and Phagwara MLA Som Parkash, the BJP is trying to be double sure before finalising the candidate.

IN BRIEF

Three booked on fraud charge

19 Apr 2019 | 8:33 AM

Phagwara: The police have booked three persons on a charge of fraud. The accused have been identified as Piara Sandhu of Kot Rani village, Gurminder Singh and Sukhwinder Singh, both residents of Sarhala Ranua village.

BLACK FLAGS TO DR AMBEDKAR IN 1951

Another Cong leader refutes SAD statement

19 Apr 2019 | 8:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Days after Akali leaders lashed out against Congress MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh alleging that his father and former minister Master Gurbanta Singh had shown black flags to Dr BR Ambedkar upon his visit to Jalandhar, another veteran Congress leader has come out against the Akalis.

SOI announces new halqa in-charges for Doaba zone

SOI announces new halqa in-charges for Doaba zone

19 Apr 2019 | 8:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The Students’ Organisation of India (SOI) associated with the SAD on Thursday announced its new halqa in-charges for the Doaba zone.

CBSE comes up with vocational courses

19 Apr 2019 | 8:33 AM

JALANDHAR: With an aim to help students select better subjects in future, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a circular, giving them a chance to opt for vocational courses.

Health officials conduct raid on tobacco shops, kiosks

19 Apr 2019 | 8:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The District Tobacco Control Cell of the Health Department conducted raids on wholesale shops, kiosks and retail outlets across the district.

March spreads awareness on fire safety

19 Apr 2019 | 8:33 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A march on fire safety was taken out here on Thursday.

Roadways staff flay proposal to merge Punbus with PRTC

Roadways staff flay proposal to merge Punbus with PRTC

19 Apr 2019 | 8:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of the Punjab Roadways Employees Sanjhi Action Committee on Thursday flayed the Transport Department for its proposal to merge Punbus with PRTC.

Impersonating as travel agent, cops held for fraud

Impersonating as travel agent, cops held for fraud

19 Apr 2019 | 8:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The police on Thursday arrested a constable, posted at the PAP sports centre, for allegedly duping people posing as a travel agent.

Her 8-yr-long wait comes to an end

Her 8-yr-long wait comes to an end

19 Apr 2019 | 8:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Vandana Dhillon (26) waited for eight years to get the right to cast her vote.

Mobile app to monitor activities on polling day

19 Apr 2019 | 8:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Now, the poll staff will not have to stay on phone or send regular SMSs to give details about various activities on polling day to the CEO, Punjab.

Social body supports inclusion of differently abled voters

Social body supports inclusion of differently abled voters

19 Apr 2019 | 8:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Braille voter slips, pick-up and facilities, wheelchairs and special ramps for better accessibility to booths are some facilities that will be provided by the Election Commission to the voters with disabilities ahead of the elections.

BRIEFLY

Poppy husk recovered

18 Apr 2019 | 7:16 AM

PHAGWARA: The police arrested a person, identified as Mohan Lal, a resident of Ghumman village, and recovered 2-kg and 250-gm poppy husk from his possession on Tuesday.

15 booked for preparing illicit liquor

15 booked for preparing illicit liquor

18 Apr 2019 | 7:16 AM

PHILLAUR: As many as 15 persons from Sanghowal village near banks of the Sutlej were booked for preparing 32,000 litres of lahan (undistilled liquor) by the police today.

Health officials collect food samples

18 Apr 2019 | 7:16 AM

JALANDHAR: The Health Department launched a drive against spurious milk and its products in Kapurthala on Wednesday. Starting at 6.30 am, A naka was set up on GT Road at Dhilwan and vehicles carrying food commodities were checked.

Dr Ajay Sharma’s novel released

Dr Ajay Sharma’s novel released

18 Apr 2019 | 7:16 AM

JALANDHAR: At a function organised by the Department of Hindi and Hindi Sahitya Sabha of Doaba College Jalandhar, Hindi novelist Dr Ajay Sharma’s eleventh novel ‘Mahamtriyu ka Black Hole’ was released here today.

At Congress meet, Dr Raj Kumar promises overall development

At Congress meet, Dr Raj Kumar promises overall development

18 Apr 2019 | 7:16 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A meeting of Congress workers of Hoshiarpur legislative assembly segment was organised in support of Dr Raj Kumar Chabbewal, the candidate for Hoshiarpur constituency here today.

Without naming its Hoshiarpur candidate, BJP opens poll office

Without naming its Hoshiarpur candidate, BJP opens poll office

18 Apr 2019 | 7:16 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Though the BJP has not decided on its candidate from the Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat, its state president Shwet Malik inaugurated the party’s election office this evening.

BJP anti-Dalit, says Chaudhary

BJP anti-Dalit, says Chaudhary

18 Apr 2019 | 7:16 AM

PHILLAUR: Terming Narendra Modi-led NDA Government as anti-Dalit, anti-poor and anti-farmer, the Congress candidate from Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat, Santokh Singh Chaudhary, while addressing a gathering at Nurmahal in Nakodar assembly segment today said if voted to power, the BJP would abolish the reservation system in the country by implementing the hidden agenda of the RSS, which had already been exposed during the Bihar assembly polls and the people of Bihar would gave the BJP a befitting reply for the same in the ensuing elections.

Elderly man dies as speeding car hits bike

Elderly man dies as speeding car hits bike

18 Apr 2019 | 7:16 AM

JALANDHAR: An unidentified elderly man driving a motorcycle on the 66-Feet Road got killed as a speeding Honda Amaze car hit him here this evening.

Ambedkar’s aide terms Sukhbir’s statement baseless, seeks action

Ambedkar’s aide terms Sukhbir’s statement baseless, seeks action

18 Apr 2019 | 7:16 AM

JALANDHAR: A close associate of Dr BR Ambedkar has issued condemnation against Sukhbir Badal’s statement invoking black flag protests against Ambedkar in 1952, terming the story’ ‘political rhetoric for public consumption’.

TikTok ban unjustified, say city youngsters

TikTok ban unjustified, say city youngsters

18 Apr 2019 | 7:16 AM

JALANDHAR: After the Madras High Court (HC) order to put a ban on the ‘notorious’ TikTok app, a heated debate over its usage being termed as inappropriate or appropriate has kicked off across the nation.

LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

SAD, Cong candidates spat over historical mistakes

18 Apr 2019 | 7:16 AM

JALANDHAR: Rather than picking up real issues, campaign of both SAD and Congress candidates in Jalandhar has been largely revolving around alleged historical mistakes involving either of them.

Minor, kin among four arrested for extortion

Minor, kin among four arrested for extortion

18 Apr 2019 | 7:16 AM

JALNDHAR: The city police today arrested four extortionists, including a 16-year-old and his elder brother, and seized ransom money of Rs 50,000 from their possession.

Patwari caught taking bribe of Rs 23,000

17 Apr 2019 | 7:34 AM

JALANDHAR: District Vigilance Bureau officials today nabbed a patwari from the District Administration Complex for taking bribe.

Crabtree to open country’s first Futuristic Smart Experience Centre

17 Apr 2019 | 7:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Crabtree, a brand for the premium range of switches and home automation announced to open country’s first Futuristic Smart Experience Centre here today.

Rally on Mahatma’s ideology

17 Apr 2019 | 7:35 AM

PHAGWARA: To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a rally on his ideology of non-violence was carried out by MLU DAV College, Phagwara .

Workshop on technology in education

17 Apr 2019 | 7:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Vajra Corps organised a focused workshop on ‘Inclusive Practices with Universal Design for Learning Behaviour Modification and Technology in Education’ at Army Public School, Jalandhar Cantt.

Factionalism over land dispute comes to the fore in Akali Dal

17 Apr 2019 | 7:34 AM

PHAGWARA: Factionalism in the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) was witnessed here today due to ongoing land dispute between senior Akali leader Jaspal Singh Dhesi and Jalandhar Cantt Halka in charge Sarabjit Singh Makkar.

LPU inks MoU with Cardiff Metropolitan University

17 Apr 2019 | 7:34 AM

PHAGWARA: Lovely Professional University (LPU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff Met) to develop food-technology twinning programmes, student and faculty exchange programme, articulation and joint research works today.

BJP still to decide candidate for Hoshiarpur

17 Apr 2019 | 7:34 AM

PHAGWARA: As the Congress has announced Dr Raj Kumar Chabbewal as its candidate for Hoshiarpur parliamentary constituency in April, but BJP has not decided its candidate till now.

Cong candidate Dr Raj kick-starts campaigning

Cong candidate Dr Raj kick-starts campaigning

17 Apr 2019 | 7:34 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Dr Raj Kumar Chabbewal, the Congress candidate from Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat, today started campaigning by organising a road show from Chabbewal.

Police await FSL report in youth murder case

17 Apr 2019 | 7:34 AM

LANDHAR: A day after the body of a Kapurthala-based youth was found charred, along with his motorcycle, in Naraingarh, the police are looking for exact cause of death.

LOK SABHA POLLS 2019

Paramilitary forces to be deployed at vulnerable polling booths

17 Apr 2019 | 7:34 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner of Police (CP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Navjot Singh Mahal said today that the district administration would make elaborate security arrangements for 379 vulnerable polling booths in the district.

Woman ends her life, paramour booked

17 Apr 2019 | 7:34 AM

PHAGWARA: Harassed by her lover, Geeta, a resident of Patel Nagar locality, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself with the ceiling fan at her residence in Patel Nagar locality here last night.

Five arrested in looting, snatching incidents

17 Apr 2019 | 7:34 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The Model Town police have arrested five persons allegedly involved in looting and snatching incidents during a naka.

Farmers too suffer crop losses

Farmers too suffer crop losses

17 Apr 2019 | 7:34 AM

JALANDHAR: The sudden downpour, hailstorm and dust storm last night left farmers disturbed in the region.

High-velocity winds, rain leave city in a mess

High-velocity winds, rain leave city in a mess

17 Apr 2019 | 7:34 AM

JALANDHAR: High-velocity winds and rain that lashed the city last night left residents in the lurch, causing damage to the power infrastructure, loss of property, uprooting several trees and inundating low-lying areas.

BRIEFLY

13-year-old girl dies of snakebite

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

HOSHIARPUR: In the nearby Baroti village, a 13-year-old girl, Tanu, died of snakebite on Monday morning. She had gone to take bath in the bathroom at her house in the morning.

Baisakhi celebrated

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

PHAGWARA: Baisakhi was celebrated with fervour in the region on Sunday. A large number of devotees took a holy dip in the Sutlej at Phillaur and in the sarovar of Gurdwara Sukhchain Sahib here.

Rang Utsav concludes

Rang Utsav concludes

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: The second edition of the KL Saigal YUVAA Punjabi Rang Utsav concluded here recently. On the concluding day, a play, ‘Shardhaa De Phul’, was staged.

75 donate blood at camp

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: A youth organisation, PAHAL, today organised a voluntary blood donation camp in collaboration with the National Service Scheme, Punjab Technical University Campus.

Coalition govt to rule nation after elections: Katju

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Speaking at a state-level seminar on ‘Dr:Ambedkar : The Architect of Indian Constitution’ as a keynote speaker at St. Soldier College on Monday, former SC Judge Markandey Katju said, “Undeniably, a coalition government is going to rule the nation after the Lok Sabha elections and people will witness worst chaotic conditions after the formation of the new government.”

Govt primary teacher doing menial jobs to make ends meet

Govt primary teacher doing menial jobs to make ends meet

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Having lost all hopes to be regularised under the state Education Department, a BEd teacher at a primary school in Kapurthala ferries people in his auto-rickshaw everyday from Mand to the local bus stand after 2 pm as his Rs 5,000 salary is not enough to sustain his family of five.

Publishers told to print name on poll material

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

HOSHIARPUR: District Election Officer Isha Kalia, who is also the Deputy Commissioner, presided a meeting with Assistant Expenditure Observers for the Lok Sabha elections here on Monday.

Exercising right to vote real tribute to Ambedkar: Nawanshahr DC

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NAWANSHAHR: “Exercising the right to vote ethically would be the real tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar, the architect of Indian Constitution,” said the Deputy Commissioner of Nawanshahr, Vinay Bublani, while presiding over the district-level function organised at the KC Group of Institutes to commemorate the 128th birth anniversary of Babasaheb.

Signature drive for voter awareness begins in city

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Taking a unique initiative for sensitising voters to the need to exercise their franchise during the upcoming general elections, Regional Transport Authority (RTA) Secretary, Jalandhar Cantonment constituency, Nayan Jassal, who is also -cum-Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) has started a signature drive at the RTA office.

Carrying of firearms prohibited in city

Carrying of firearms prohibited in city

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: To ensure free, fair and peaceful elections in the city, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Parambir Singh Parmar has banned the carrying of firearms by licence holders.

ECI bans exit polls

ECI bans exit polls

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has banned exit polls between April 11 (first phase of voting) and May 19 considering the ensuing LS elections.

Violation of poll code continues as hoardings still dot city areas

Violation of poll code continues as hoardings still dot city areas

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Hoardings, banners and posters can be seen pasted on walls, hung on poles at chowks and elsewhere around the city in violation of the model code of conduct.

Sukhbir: Have no knowledge of Nakodar youths’ killings

Sukhbir: Have no knowledge of Nakodar youths’ killings

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Even as the issue related to the alleged extra-judicial killings of four youths in Nakodar in 1986 is being debated for a long time and has often made headlines in media reports, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal chose to get away with it saying that he had no knowledge about the incident.

Una youth dies in car-bike collision

Una youth dies in car-bike collision

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

HOSHIARPUR: In a tragic incident that occurred in the wee hours today at Sadar Thana Chowk in the city, a motorcyclist and a resident of Ishpur village in Una district in HP, died while his maternal uncle was injured.

Kapurthala youth’s charred body found

Kapurthala youth’s charred body found

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Body of a Kapurthala-based youth was found charred, along with his motor cycle, in Naraingarh here last night. The deceased was identified as Vishal Sharma (30), the son of a former CID sub-inspector, Ashok Kumar, who retired 15 days ago.

Gang of thieves busted, six held

Gang of thieves busted, six held

16 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Six members of a gang who used to indulge in stealing weights, measures and utensils from grain markets were nabbed by the Jalandhar rural police today.

Van spreads awareness among voters

15 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

JALANDHAR: An awareness van that has been started by the district administration has been touring all nine Assembly constituencies in the district i.e. Adampur, Kartarpur, Jalandhar Central, Jalandhar West, Jalandhar North, Phillaur, Shahkot, Nakodar and Jalandhar Cantt.

IN BRIEF

Man held with intoxicants

15 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

Phagwara: The Goraya police arrested a drug trader, Jasbir Singh of Kotli-Khurad village and recovered 6,200 intoxicant capsules, six bottles of liquid intoxicants and 675 intoxicant tablets from him near Goraya on Sunday.

PDA’s Jalandhar pick holds show of strength

15 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

JALANDHAR: In a show of strength in the city, city’s Punjab Democratic Alliance candidate BSP’s Balwinder Kumar took out a rally in Jalandhar across Nakodar Chowk on the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar.

Jalandhar MP faces protest

Jalandhar MP faces protest

15 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Congress sitting MP and contestant for the 2019 Lok Sabha poll Chaudhary Santokh Singh faced protests during the garlanding of the statue of Dr BR Ambedkar on the occasion of the Ambedkar Jayanti here today.

Need to lend an artistic touch to Virsa Vihar

Need to lend an artistic touch to Virsa Vihar

15 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

JALANDHAR: “Virsa Vihar could play an instrumental role in acquainting the youngsters about the rich cultural heritage of the state,” Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma was reported to have said in February this year while announcing to make the city-based Virsa Vihar a hub of socio-cultural activities in the region.

‘Kashmiri Pandits aren’t a vote bank anywhere in country’

15 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

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