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Four firearms, ammunition seized; two behind bars

Four firearms, ammunition seized; two behind bars

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Officials of the counter intelligence wing, Amritsar, apprehended two persons possessing arms and ammunition here on Friday.

JEE Advanced: Noor on  22nd ranker Gurnoor’s face

JEE Advanced: Noor on 22nd ranker Gurnoor’s face

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR:City boy Gurnoor Singh Khurana (17) has done the city proud by securing 22nd All India Rank in the JEE Advanced the results of which were announced on Friday.

Body arrives from Dubai

Body arrives from Dubai

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The body of a Ferozepur man, who died in Dubai, reached Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport here on Friday.

Innovating ideas from dustbin to save world

Innovating ideas from dustbin to save world

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: At the age of 18, he has won an international award for best painting on climate change in ICICI’s Global Art contest for a painting on water pollution.

Doctors wear black ribbons against violence

Doctors wear black ribbons against violence

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: In response to the nationwide protest call given by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), members of its local chapter observed a strike against violence against doctors by wearing black ribbons on Friday.

Theft in garment shop

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Unidentified thieves struck at a garment shop at Katra Jaimal Singh and decamped with Rs. 1.25 lakh on Thursday night.

Plaint against store for ‘plastic’ egg sale

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Dr BS Bal, former principal of Government Medical College (GMC), has complaint to the Health Department regarding the sale of “synthetic eggs” at a branded retail store.

Stir for adequate water supply

Stir for adequate water supply

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the Democratic Kisan Sabha staged a protest against irrigation officials, demanding adequate canal water supply, here on Friday.

GNDU to honour two with doctorate

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University will honour eminent sports personality, Raja Randhir Singh, life vice-president, Indian Olympic Association and Gurtej Singh Sandhu, senior fellow and director, Micron Technology Inc.

GNDU security officer accused of ‘misbehaviour’

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Jaswinder Kaur, a resident of Satkartar Nagar, Chheharta, has submitted a complaint to Police Commissioner SS Srivastava over “misbehaviour” of GNDU security officer Sukhdev Singh and other guards with her children.

‘Govt committed to make state drug-free’

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: A fortnight-long campaign against drug abuse for mass awareness will conclude on June 26.

30 Nishan-e-Sikhi students honoured

30 Nishan-e-Sikhi students honoured

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

TARN TARAN: As many as 30 students of Nishan-e-Sikhi Institute for Science and Training (NSIST), Khadoor Sahib, were honoured at a function in Khadoor Sahib, 25 km from here, on Friday.

Pulse polio campaign from June 16

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-day pulse polio migratory round will begin June 16.

Traders want focus on MSME

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Border district industrialists and traders expect a favourable Central budget to lift the sagging morale of the medium enterprises.

NGOs question MC functioning

15 Jun 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The 74th Amendment in the Constitution, which was done to empower the civic bodies, was discussed during a seminar held at a local hotel.

Amid depleting water table, 17 more tubewells to be sunk

Amid depleting water table, 17 more tubewells to be sunk

14 Jun 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: As usual, the city has been facing crisis of potable water supply. Irregular supply and low water pressure has become a routine affair in summers when the demand of potable water rises and the MC is unable to provide sufficient water to all the localities. Several pumps are lying defunct. Most of these pumps were installed a a few years ago.

BRIEFLY

Man caught with heroin

14 Jun 2019 | 8:19 AM

Tarn Taran: A team of the local narcotic cell has seized 210-gm heroin from Palwinder Singh Tona of Nathupur village.

Plantation drive at GNDU begins

14 Jun 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The joint project of EcoSikh and Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) to create a dense forest on one-acre land inside the varsity has begun.

Rotary Club holds medical check-up camp at Central jail

14 Jun 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The Rotary Club, West Amritsar, organised hygiene awareness-cum-health check-up camp at Central Jail here on Thursday.

Tubewells defunct, water crisis hits GMC

14 Jun 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: With no water supply at the hospital as well as the hostel of the Government Medical College (GMC) here, the patients and students are a harried lot.

BSNL contractual workers stage protest, demand 7-month salary

BSNL contractual workers stage protest, demand 7-month salary

14 Jun 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Contractual workers of BSNL on Thursday staged a protest demanding payment of their salary pending for the past seven months.

Employees’ delegation apprises minister of their demands

Employees’ delegation apprises minister of their demands

14 Jun 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: A delegation of the Punjab State Ministerial Staff Association today met Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu and apprised him of the problems faced by them.

Chemist shop owner robbed, two arrested

14 Jun 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The Mehta police have booked four persons for allegedly robbing an ayurveda chemist shop owner in Jalal village, falling under Mehta police station here.

Shops lose Rs2 lakh to thieves

Shops lose Rs2 lakh to thieves

14 Jun 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Two shops were burgled in Katra Jaimal Singh area, near the Golden Temple in the walled city, here on Wednesday night.

Lessons on painting, sketching at art camp

14 Jun 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian Academy of Fine Arts (IAFA) has been organising its month-long summer art camp to develop young artists and introduce art to them at a young age.

ADC’s relieving orders

14 Jun 2019 | 8:19 AM

TARN TARAN: Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Rakesh Kumar has been given relieving orders with immediate effect.

9-yr-old among three killed in road mishap

14 Jun 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Three persons, including a nine-year-old boy, died in a road mishap near Sohian Khurd village, falling under Kamboh police station, here on Wednesday night.

AIIMS: Dhanraj 94th...

AIIMS: Dhanraj 94th...

14 Jun 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR:Tarn Taran boy Dhanraj Singh has scored 94th All India Rank (AIR) in the entrance examination of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) the results of which were announced on Wednesday.

City artist to represent India at World Bodypainting Festival

City artist to represent India at World Bodypainting Festival

14 Jun 2019 | 8:19 AM

AMRITSAR: City-based installation artist Sumeet Dua has been invited to represent India at the World Bodypainting Festival, scheduled to be held in Austria next month.

Illegal de-addiction centre sealed, 26 inmates rescued

Illegal de-addiction centre sealed, 26 inmates rescued

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Health officials sealed an illegal drug de-addiction centre, being run from a secluded farmhouse in Rajewal village of Jandiala Guru, and rescued 26 inmates on Wednesday.

Cops’ anti-drug drive kicks off

Cops’ anti-drug drive kicks off

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have chalked out a 15-day mass public contact programme to spread awareness against drug abuse.

SNIPPETS

Teenager abducted from Sarhali

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

Tarn Taran: Gursewak Singh of Sarhali, 22 km from here, has been booked for allegedly abducting a teenage girl.

Two attacked

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: A health club owner and his brother were allegedly assaulted by several persons over a minor issue of bike parking by his clients outside the residents of the accused in Ajnala.

Drug peddler nabbed

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Acting on a tip-off, CIA staff personnel have nabbed a notorious drug peddler, identified as Ravi Kumar, alias Ravi, of Gujjarpura.

Art classes in summer camps

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Ten-day summer camps have been going on at government schools in the district.

175 participate in NCC meet

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar unit of 11 Punjab NCC Battalion organised a seminar for head of institutions and associate NCC officers at Sri Guru Harkrishan International School, Ranjit Avenue on Wednesday.

Rain brings respite from heat

Rain brings respite from heat

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

TARN TARAN: Farmers and residents of the area got a major relief from blistering heat wave after rain and hail brought the temperature down on Wednesday.

Govt okays food street at Town Hall

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The state government is all set to come up with a food street at Town Hall.

Sidhu’s supporters concerned over tussle with CM

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents of the Amritsar East Assembly segment and political supporters of Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu are concerned and anxious to know the fate of their elected leader amid his ongoing tussle with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

Anti-malaria campaign organised

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: A seminar on malaria control programme was held at Community Health Centre in Kalanaur, Gurdaspur.

Health officials apprised of Ayushman scheme

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of Central government health officials on Wednesday met representatives of government and private hospitals of Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur and Pathankot districts and apprised them about the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Arogya Yojana.

Process to clean Hudiara drain beyond sight

Process to clean Hudiara drain beyond sight

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: Cleaning of high-toxic elements and effluents from Tung Dhab drain, also known as Hudiara, remain a distant dream.

Poll code: Open bid for parking lots cancelled

Poll code: Open bid for parking lots cancelled

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation’s (MC) bidding process for allocation of 10 new parking lots had to be halted due to the imposition of model code of conduct for civic bypolls here on Wednesday.

MC bypolls: 8 in fray

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: After scrutiny of nomination papers for bypolls of two Municipal Corporation wards, eight candidates are in the fray.

Policemen assaulted

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have arrested three youths for allegedly scuffling, misbehaving with cops and obstructing them from discharging their duty at a checkpoint near the Mall of Amritsar on the GT Road here on Tuesday.

Cop robbed at gunpoint

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: A cop, identified as Baldev Singh, has been robbed of Rs 10,000 by unidentified looters.

Youth dies of drug overdose, one booked

13 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth, identified as Sarabjit Singh, a resident of Guru Ki Wadali, lost his life due to drug overdose.

Paddy farmers skeptical about mechanised transplantation

Paddy farmers skeptical about mechanised transplantation

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Even as the agriculture sector is staring at shortage of farm hands during paddy transplantation, the mechanised system has failed to catch the fancy of farmers mainly due to lack of technical knowhow to grow nursery.

Kaafir presents compelling story: Dia

Kaafir presents compelling story: Dia

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: ‘Humanity is my only religion’. ZEE5’s new series ‘Kaafir’, starring Dia Mirza and Mohit Raina, is introduced with a tagline that suggests its premise well. It is about an intense story of a Pakistan woman, who mistakenly crosses border into India and is kept in a detention camp and a lawyer, who is failed by the system and connects with this woman and her daughter and how all of their lives change.

Two arrestd with heroin

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

Tarn Taran: A team of the local narcotic cell, led by Sub-Inspector Sukhraj Singh, has nabbed two persons and recovered 420 gram of heroin from their possession. The recovered consignment is said to be worth Rs 2.1 crore in the international market.

Pensioners seek DA arrears

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The Pensioners Welfare Association held a protest against the government for not fulfilling their long pending demands here on Tuesday.

Workshop on polio held

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Health Department organised a one-day training workshop in view of the upcoming three day polio immunisation drive starting June 16.

Improve sex ratio, health staff told

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: With an aim to improve sex ratio in the district and to check maternal death rate, a meeting of block extension educators and lady health visitors (LHV) was conducted at the civil surgeon’s office here on Tuesday.

Arts, commerce stream in demand

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: With admissions to the city colleges under way, traditional, professional and vocational courses seem to be the preference of students.

Biodiversity Day celebrated at GNDU

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences of Guru Nanak Dev University in collaboration with Punjab Biodiversity Board celebrated the International Biodiversity Day on Tuesday.

Magic show at art gallery

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Magician Surjan Singh and his team on Tuesday performed a magic show at Art Gallery in the ongoing summer art camp.

Aftab elated over Rising Star 3 win

Aftab elated over Rising Star 3 win

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The tension behind the wall, the meter that calculated audience’ love and the judges’ faces filled with immense support, it all came to an end with the grand finale of reality show Rising Star 3.

Candidates file papers for bypolls

Candidates file papers for bypolls

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has declared candidates for civic bypolls in both wards (50 and 71).

Drug trader in 3-day custody

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Karanbir Singh (20) of Ghumanpura village, who was nabbed by a special task force team for drug peddling on Monday, has been in the illegal trade for the past two years.

Robbery at school

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

TARN TARAN: Around four armed persons with covered faces robbed the principal of Akal Academy, Dhotian, of his gold chain on Monday.

ASI caught taking Rs 5,000 as bribe

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday arrested an Assistant Sub-Inspector, Surinder Kumar, posted at Bhikhiwind police station in Tarn Taran for allegedly seeking bribe for preparing a challan in connection with a fraud case.

Man found dead

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: An unknown person was found dead in a secluded place infested by wild growth near Taran Wala Pul here on Monday.

Hoax bomb call puts city police personnel on alert

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A hoax bomb call left the city police on high alert here on Monday evening. A search operation was launched at many places while vehicles were also checked, but the police found nothing.

Summer palace opening distant dream

Summer palace opening distant dream

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The summer palace of legendary Sikh King Maharaja Ranjit Singh has been out of bound for tourists for years owing to its prolong conservation work.

Unidentified men fire at police team

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Several unidentified unscrupulous elements fired at a police patrolling party near Gujjarpura here on Monday night.

AAP’s candle march

AAP’s candle march

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR:AAP volunteers on Tuesday held a candle march to pay tributes to Fatehvir Singh, a two-year old child who died after falling into a 150 feet deep borewell in Sangrur.

No borewell uncovered: DC

No borewell uncovered: DC

12 Jun 2019 | 7:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shivdular Singh Dhillon has said the block development and panchayat officers (BDPO) in rural areas and executive officers in city areas have already been directed to identify and collect data related to uncovered borewells in the border district.

One arrested with poppy husk

11 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

TARN TARAN: The CIA staff of the police arrested a man along with two quintal of poppy husk from his house on Sunday.

Man held with 1kg heroin

11 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The special task force(STF) of the city police on Monday nabbed Karanbir Singh of Ghumanpura village with 1kg of heroin.

2 booked on bank complaint

11 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Over a year after the registration of fraud and bungling case against Jain family for allegedly embezzling government paddy from Veeru Mal Mulkh Raj Rice Mill at Jandiala Guru, the cantonment police on Sunday booked Sudhir Jain, one of the directors of the firm, on charges of fraud, forgery and criminal conspiracy.

Actor Roshan Prince back with another offering

Actor Roshan Prince back with another offering

11 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

AMRITSAR: From engaging the audience with his acting to entertaining them with his musical talent, Roshan Prince has always been very active in the Punjabi entertainment industry.

Theatre workshop at Virsa Vihar begins

Theatre workshop at Virsa Vihar begins

11 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The annual edition of the month-long theatre workshop, which brings in the best from National School of Drama(NSD) to interact and hone the theatrical skills of aspiring artistes from the city, has begun at Virsa Vihar.

Health officials conduct food safety checks

Health officials conduct food safety checks

11 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Officials of the District Health Department conducted a surprise check at newly opened clean street food hub near Darbar Sahib here on Monday.

Farmers defy govt order, begin paddy sowing

Farmers defy govt order, begin paddy sowing

11 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Allowed to sow paddy from June 13, a week before June 20 fixed last year, a few farmers have already started flooding their fields and even going ahead with the transplantation work as they do not want to be hit by the “shortage of labour”, which would become acute after June 13.

Left base falling, Pasla calls for self-analysis

Left base falling, Pasla calls for self-analysis

11 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

TARN TARAN: Taking serious note of the “decreasing” mass base of the Communist parties in the country, Mangat Ram Pasla, national general secretary of the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI), called on Leftists to come together to self analyse the reasons for the situation.

MC bypolls: Cong names out

MC bypolls: Cong names out

11 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

AMRITSAR: The Congress on Monday announced two candidates for the civic body bypolls in Ward nos.

10 SAD workers booked for assault on sarpanch

11 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

TARN TARAN: The Chohla Sahib police booked 10 activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on the charge of attacking Rajwinder Singh, sarpanch of Ruriwala village, 30 km from here on Sunday.

Farmer duped of Rs 9 lakh for setting up polyhouse

11 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

AMRITSAR: While the Agriculture Department has been advocating and encouraging farmers to diversify crops, besides helping them in setting up poly houses in their fields.

Shopkeepers protest paid parking, fear it will push away customers

Shopkeepers protest paid parking, fear it will push away customers

11 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Led by Congress councillor’s husband, shopkeepers of Hall Bazaar on Monday staged a protest to oppose the MunicipalCorporation’s(MC) proposal for paid parking alongside the roads.

Goldsmith robbery: Cops still clueless

11 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Even after a lapse of three days, the police are clueless about the robbery at the house of a goldsmith in Mohan Nagar area on Sultanwind Road here.

Severe heat fails to deter pilgrims

Severe heat fails to deter pilgrims

11 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite the severe heat wave gripping the city, there has been no impact on the flow of tourists and pilgrims to the Golden Temple.

IN BRIEF

5 nabbed with 565-gm heroin

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

Tarn Taran: Five persons were arrested with 565 gm of heroin in different cases on Saturday.

Girls’ hostel finds a few takersTARN TARAN DIARY

Girls’ hostel finds a few takers

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

The girls’ hostel of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Tarn Taran, has failed to draw students.

Libraries to be promoted

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The Education Department has issued instructions on use of library books for school heads of government schools and district education officials for students.

BJP holds medical camp

BJP holds medical camp

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

AMRITSAR: The BJP organised an orthopaedic medical camp at its district office here on Sunday.

NCC camps connect people, say cadets

NCC camps connect people, say cadets

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Young cadets taking part in the national integration camp — Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat — feel that such camps play an instrumental role in connecting people of different states and cities besides providing adequate exposure to them.

Urban Haat to be re-inaugurated on August 15

Urban Haat to be re-inaugurated on August 15

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

AMRITSAR: A private firm, outsourced by the Amritsar Development Authority (ADA), has claimed to make the Urban Haat functional till August 15.

Reconstruction of dilapidated railway station portion begins

Reconstruction of dilapidated railway station portion begins

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Finally, the reconstruction of the erstwhile current ticket window section, accounts office and a part of the general waiting hall at the city railway station has commenced.

Woman ends life

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

TARN TARAN: A married woman, identified as Karamjit Kaur (28), committed suicide at her in-laws house in Sohal village, 25 km from here, on Sunday.

Power supply snag haunts Toot village

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

TARN TARAN: Power supply to 50 families of Toot village, 35 km from here, has been snapped for the last three weeks due to a snag.

Newly married woman ends life

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Perturbed over alleged harassment at the hands of her in-laws, a newly married woman committed suicide by hanging herself.

Jaswant Gill dissatisfied with Sangrur rescue operation

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

AMRITSAR: It was the Meghalaya government that called retired mining engineer Jaswant Singh Gill to save over a dozen miners trapped in a rathole coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills in December, but the state government hasn’t even consulted him for the rescue of two-year-old Fatehveer Singh, who is trapped in a borewell in Sangrur for the last four days.

Trader robbed of Rs 3 lakh

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

AMRITSAR: A trader was robbed by two motorcycle-borne armed persons near the Verka railway bridge here on May 30.

Smart City project: No development work visible so far, say residents

Smart City project: No development work visible so far, say residents

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Around three years after the holy city was put under the ambitious grouping of the Smart City project under the Union Urban Development Ministry, nothing concrete is visible on the ground, say local residents.

Suicide victim’s kin protest, seek arrest of ‘perpetrator’

Suicide victim’s kin protest, seek arrest of ‘perpetrator’

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Upset over alleged police inaction in arresting the suspect behind the suicide of Kavita Singh, principal of a nursing college, her family members held an agitation at Rambagh road here on Sunday.

Abductions make Golden Temple authorities worried

Abductions make Golden Temple authorities worried

10 Jun 2019 | 7:20 AM

AMRITSAR: Several abductions in the Golden Temple over the years have left the residents as well as SGPC authorities worried.

Two arrested with heroinBRIEFLY

Two arrested with heroin

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

TARN TARAN: Two Patti residents were nabbed by a police team of the anti-narcotic cell for allegedly possessing 150 gm of heroin on Patti–Sarhali road on Friday.

Woman killed in road mishap

Woman killed in road mishap

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: Rinki Mishra, a resident of Khandwala in Chheharta, lost her life in a road mishap on the elevated road here on Saturday.

Local court extends police remand of three BKI men

Local court extends police remand of three BKI men

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: A local court on Saturday extended the police remand by four days of the three Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) operatives, who have been arrested by the state special operation cell, a counter intelligence wing, recently.

Woman molested

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

TARN TARAN: Three residents of Dialpur village, 25 km from here, have been booked under Sections 354 and 452 of the IPC for “molesting” a 22-year-old married woman of the same village.

Shop in Liberty Market gutted

Shop in Liberty Market gutted

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: A shop in crowded Liberty Market was gutted by fire on Saturday. A blast in a generator is stated to be the reason behind the incident. Records pertaining to paint and chemical trade were gutted.

SUV rams tree, catches fire

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

TARN TARAN: An SUV of the local Sri Darbar Sahib caught fire after hitting a roadside tree near Noordi village, 8 km from here, on Saturday.

JIPMER: Students shine

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: Bhavya Pahwa, student of DAV Public School, has secured All India Rank 73 and Shashipal Biala has got AIR 1035 in the entrance test conducted by Jawahar Lal Institute of Postgradute Medical Education and Research.

‘Harassed’ by woman, 1 ends life

‘Harassed’ by woman, 1 ends life

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: Perturbed after being “harassed” by a woman, a youth committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance here on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Deepak (32), a resident of Majitha road.

Court summons four for attempt to murder

Court summons four for attempt to murder

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The court of Judicial Magistrate (first class) Ambika Sharma has summoned prominent trader Kulwinder Singh and three others in connection with a murder bid case.

Civic body staff seize fibre cable of telecom firm

Civic body staff seize fibre cable of telecom firm

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: MC employees on Friday seized a few rolls of fibre cable being installed by Reliance Jio despite civic body warning. Earlier, the company had installed poles illegally, which too have been seized by the estate office.

Malik inspects airport

Malik inspects airport

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: State BJP president and Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik on Saturday visited Shri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport to inspect the ongoing development work.

Debut as lead star excites Rajvir Jwanda

Debut as lead star excites Rajvir Jwanda

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjabi cinema has found its niche in different corners of the world, yet grabbing audiences’ attention depends entirely on the quality of content.

People against professional tax

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: Middle income group people from diverse fields have demanded removal of professional tax (Rs 2,400 annually).

Civic body to implement court’s directions on parking lots

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: MC estate officials claimed to have implemented the directions of a Permanent Lok Adalat before opening bids for parking lots. Contractors have to follow the same.

Govt schools’ drive to enrol students gets good response

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The Education Department’s enrolment drive has generated a good response in the district. The department has halted the process due to summer vacations and in wake of on-going summer camps in certain schools.

City hub of preparation for competitive exams

City hub of preparation for competitive exams

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: The city has emerged as a hub for competitive exam preparation for students living in nearby cities and districts. Students from nearby cities and the border belt, who are already studying in city-based coaching institutes, have fared well in NEET the results of which were declared recently.

Buses on Bhandari bridge trigger traffic snarls

Buses on Bhandari bridge trigger traffic snarls

09 Jun 2019 | 7:42 AM

AMRITSAR: Due to parking of AC buses by influential private operators on the main approach road of the Bhandari railway overbrige (ROB), the traffic continues to remain disrupted. Sometimes, they also park buses in the abandoned ‘sabji mandi’ (vegetable market) to pick and passengers.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Farmers hold policemen captive

Farmers hold policemen captive

15 Jun 2019 | 6:56 AM

BATHINDA: Accusing the police of inaction in a suicide case, members of the BKU Ekta Ugrahan held policemen captive inside the Cantonment police station here on Friday.

Hailstorm hits cotton crop in region, Harsimrat seeks relief for farmers

Hailstorm hits cotton crop in region, Harsimrat seeks relief for farmers

15 Jun 2019 | 6:56 AM

BATHINDA: A hailstorm, along with high-velocity winds, on Wednesday damaged the cotton crop in some parts of Bathinda and Mansa districts.

Paddy sowing: Erratic power supply spells trouble

Paddy sowing: Erratic power supply spells trouble

15 Jun 2019 | 6:56 AM

BATHINDA: Contrary to tall claims made by the state government, the power supply remained suspended for hours at different villages across the district on Thursday, forcing farmers to use generators for paddy transplantation.

464 wheat sacks stolen from godown

464 wheat sacks stolen from godown

15 Jun 2019 | 6:56 AM

FARIDKOT: Around 15 unidentified persons stole 464 wheat sacks from a godown of Punjab Agro Corporation at Sandhwan village near Faridkot on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

Suicide case: SAD leader Maluka leads protest against police

Suicide case: SAD leader Maluka leads protest against police

15 Jun 2019 | 6:56 AM

BATHINDA: Seeking action against the culprits in a suicide case, former SAD minister Sikander Singh Maluka led a protest in front of the Rampura police station on Friday.

Civil Hospital sees low turnout of blood donorsWORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY

Civil Hospital sees low turnout of blood donors

15 Jun 2019 | 6:56 AM

BATHINDA: A meager number of blood donors turned up during a blood donation camp organised to mark World Blood Donor Day at the Civil Hospital on Friday.

Screens meant to display coaches’ position lie defunctRAILWAY STATION

Screens meant to display coaches’ position lie defunct

15 Jun 2019 | 6:56 AM

BATHINDA: Visitors and passengers at the local railway station are inconvenienced as screens meant to display the position of train coaches on platform No. 4 are lying dysfunctional.

Mansa administration seals 27 borewells

Mansa administration seals 27 borewells

15 Jun 2019 | 6:56 AM

BATHINDA: The administration has sealed 27 borewells in Mansa district to avert any untoward incident. All departments concerned have been directed to close open borewells in the district and report the same to the district administration immediately.

Medical fraternity condemns attack on doctor in Kolkata

Medical fraternity condemns attack on doctor in Kolkata

15 Jun 2019 | 6:56 AM

BATHINDA: The medical fraternity in the city has condemned the recent attack on a doctor at a hospital in Kolkata. Members of the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Association wore black badges to lodge a protest against the attack.

57-yr-old gets new lease of life

57-yr-old gets new lease of life

15 Jun 2019 | 6:56 AM

BATHINDA: A-57 year-old patient suffering from acute stroke was successfully operated upon with advanced neurosurgery technique at a private hospital.

Baba Balbir’s faction takes control of Gurusar gurdwara

15 Jun 2019 | 6:56 AM

MUKTSAR: The Nihangs belonging to a faction headed by Baba Balbir Singh 96 Crori of Baba Budha Dal last evening took control over a gurdwara at Gurusar village in Gidderbaha subdivision here, which was earlier under control of the faction headed by Baba Satnam Singh.

Rates up, paddy farmers eye cheap labour in Delhi

Rates up, paddy farmers eye cheap labour in Delhi

14 Jun 2019 | 7:03 AM

BATHINDA: A shortage of labour has intensified in the region as the paddy transplantation season officially began on Thursday.Braving the scorching heat, many farmers from the Malwa region throng the Bathinda railway station to hire farm labourers these days.

Yoga week begins at CUP

Yoga week begins at CUP

14 Jun 2019 | 7:03 AM

BATHINDA: To mark International Yoga Day, a week-long yoga camp began at the Central University of Punjab (CUP) here on Thursday.

Two feared drowned in Sirhind Canal

14 Jun 2019 | 7:03 AM

MACHHIWARA: Two persons were feared drowned in the Sirhind Canal near Powat Bridge.

Police sensitise people on ill-affects of drugs

14 Jun 2019 | 7:03 AM

BATHINDA: Cracking the whip on drug peddling, the police have registered 227 cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in the district in the past five months.

Rly station sans policemen

Rly station sans policemen

14 Jun 2019 | 7:03 AM

BATHINDA: Putting the lives of passengers at risk, no policeman has been deployed at major entry points, including the main gate, of the railway station here.

Body to approach High Court over canal water

14 Jun 2019 | 7:03 AM

FARIDKOT: Two month after a large quantity of fish had died in Rajasthan Feeder Canal and Sirhind Feeder Canal in the Faridkot area due to a high-toxic level in water, apprehensions are being raised about its ill-effects on humans.

Patients suffer as cancer hospital sans urologist

Patients suffer as cancer hospital sans urologist

14 Jun 2019 | 7:03 AM

BATHINDA: In the absence of an urologist at the Advanced Cancer Institute and Hospital, a number of patients with urinary and prostate cancer from the region have to either return without treatment of visit other cities for the same.

Fields inundated after breach  in Sirhind Canal tributary

Fields inundated after breach in Sirhind Canal tributary

14 Jun 2019 | 7:03 AM

BATHINDA:Following a storm, a breach was reported in a tributary of the Sirhind Canal near Chak Attar Singhwala village on Wednesday.

Tax Inspector caught while taking bribe

14 Jun 2019 | 7:03 AM

BATHINDA: A team of Vigilance Bureau sleuths from Faridkot caught an Inspector of the Sales and Taxation Department red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs25,000 on Thursday.

Assault plaint: Police accused of inaction

Assault plaint: Police accused of inaction

14 Jun 2019 | 7:03 AM

BATHINDA: An officer of the Excise and Taxation Department posted at Bathinda on Thursday alleged inaction by the police on an assault complaint.

CUP student goes missing

CUP student goes missing

13 Jun 2019 | 7:27 AM

BATHINDA: A student of the Central University of Punjab (CUP) went missing from the campus last week. The Sadar police are investigating the matter and have started scrutinising mobile phone call details and CCTV footage of the university.

IN BRIEF

College gets new dean

13 Jun 2019 | 7:27 AM

Bathinda: Dr Mamta Roy has joined the College of Education of Guru Kashi University as the new dean.

Anti-drug drive to be launched in city, says DC

13 Jun 2019 | 7:27 AM

BATHINDA: Deputy Commissioner B Srinivasan on Wednesday said a special campaign would be run to make the district totally drug free.

Blood bank grapples with shortage of lab technicians

Blood bank grapples with shortage of lab technicians

13 Jun 2019 | 7:27 AM

BATHINDA: Owing to the acute shortage of lab technicians (LTs), the blood bank unit of the Civil Hospital has been unable to provide quality service for past three months.

Powercom staff seek pending salaries

Powercom staff seek pending salaries

13 Jun 2019 | 7:27 AM

BATHINDA: Under the banner of the Theka Mulazum Sangharsh Committee Powercom, contractual employees of the PSPCL staged a protest outside the west zone office of Powercom here on Wednesday over non-payment of salaries and annual bonus.

Suicide case: Farmers gherao police station

Suicide case: Farmers gherao police station

13 Jun 2019 | 7:27 AM

BATHINDA: Alleging inaction by the police in a suicide case, members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Ekta Ugrahan gheraoed the Cantonment police station here on Wednesday.

Rampura Phul boy gets AIR 16

13 Jun 2019 | 7:27 AM

Bathinda: Lohitashva Goyal (18) from Rampura Phul bagged the All-India Rank 16 in the All-India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) entrance exam for undergraduate courses, the result of which was declared on Wednesday.

Finally, water released from Sirhind Canal after 10 days

Finally, water released from Sirhind Canal after 10 days

13 Jun 2019 | 7:27 AM

BATHINDA: Finally, water in Sirhind Canal was released after 10 days on Wednesday.

Wife booked as man ends life

Wife booked as man ends life

12 Jun 2019 | 7:04 AM

BATHINDA: The city police have booked a woman and her family members for abetting the suicide of her husband. Ashish Kumar, a resident of Arjun Nagar, in his complaint to the police alleged that his brother Vikas was married to Babita, a native of a village in Kurukshtra, Haryana.

GKU holds seminar on defence studies

12 Jun 2019 | 7:04 AM

BATHINDA: Guru Kashi University, Talwandi Sabo, organised a seminar on the topic ‘Need for Defence Studies’. Narinder Singh, director, Finance; Gurjant Singh Sidhu, registrar; GS Brar, dean, Academics; and Amit Tuteja, deputy registrar, along with respective deans of various department, attended the seminar.

Cong leader booked for keeping BJP workers hostage

Cong leader booked for keeping BJP workers hostage

12 Jun 2019 | 7:04 AM

BATHINDA: The Kotwali police on Tuesday registered a case against Congress leader Anil Bhola on the complaint of BJP leaders. The latter alleged that Bhola kept three BJP workers hostages at his house and also misbehaved with them.

Relief from heat in next few days

Relief from heat in next few days

12 Jun 2019 | 7:04 AM

BATHINDA: The region, bearing the brunt of the heat wave, might get some relief soon as the MeT department has predicted rain from Wednesday onwards.

Farm union alleges fraud in name of promotional scheme

Farm union alleges fraud in name of promotional scheme

12 Jun 2019 | 7:04 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab Kisan Union on Tuesday levelled allegations against the brother of a local Congress leader of duping people of crores in the name of a promotion scheme.

Toddler crushed under bus; father, grandmom blamed

Toddler crushed under bus; father, grandmom blamed

12 Jun 2019 | 7:04 AM

BATHINDA: In a tragic incident, a one-year-old child was crushed under his father’s bus in Sangat Khurd village in the district.

Admn to crack whip on makers, bulk suppliers of poly bags

Admn to crack whip on makers, bulk suppliers of poly bags

12 Jun 2019 | 7:04 AM

FARIDKOT: To check the overgrowing menace of polythene bags, the district administration has now decided to crack the whip on their manufacturers and bulk suppliers, instead of pressuring only the shopkeepers to stop its use.

Two city women held hostage in Dubai

12 Jun 2019 | 7:04 AM

BATHINDA: Two women tourists from Bathinda have been held hostage by a hotel owner in Dubai. The hotel owner has taken their passports and other documents and they are reportedly being forced to dance at the club there.

City girl missing since May 30

12 Jun 2019 | 7:04 AM

BATHINDA: A 25-year-old girl, resident of the city, is missing under mysterious circumstances since May 30. The girl had left her home for an IELTS coaching centre but did not return.

Farmers’ protest at Cantt police station enters Day 3

Farmers’ protest at Cantt police station enters Day 3

12 Jun 2019 | 7:04 AM

BATHINDA: The indefinite protest by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Ekta Ugrahan, outside the Cantt police station here entered the third day on Tuesday.

Central varsity to start shifting to new campus

Central varsity to start shifting to new campus

12 Jun 2019 | 7:04 AM

BATHINDA: Central University of Punjab is all set to partially shift to its newly-constructed campus at Ghudda village here soon. The university has been functioning from its transit campus, which is located on the city’s outskirts, for the last 10 years.

6 in fray for bypoll

6 in fray for bypoll

12 Jun 2019 | 7:04 AM

BATHINDA: As many as six candidates have filed nomination papers for the bypoll of ward number 30 in the city. While BJP candidate Munish Sharma filed his papers on Tuesday, which was the last day, Congress candidate Jeet Mal had filed his papers on Monday without much fanfare.

Regulate MBBS fee, says rights activist

11 Jun 2019 | 6:22 AM

BATHINDA: Dr Vitull K Gupta, chairman, API, Malwa branch, and health and human rights activist, has sent written representations to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Cabinet minister OP Soni, demanding immediate issuance of an ordinance to regulate fee for MBBS courses in Punjab medical colleges.

Despite SC order, abandoned borewells a threat to children

11 Jun 2019 | 6:22 AM

FARIDKOT: Around 13 years ago, 5-year-old Prince fell into a borewell in Shahabad in Haryana.

Tech varsity comes up with new courses

11 Jun 2019 | 6:22 AM

BATHINDA: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda, has come up with new degree courses from the academic session 2019-20 to attract engineering aspirants.

Prayers pour in for Fatehveer

11 Jun 2019 | 6:22 AM

BATHINDA: The support for Fatehveer poured in on social media, with a large number of people posting on their social media Facebook and Twitter accounts for the safe rescue of the little child.

Anganwadi workers to protest outside minister’s houseHIKE IN HONORARIUM

Anganwadi workers to protest outside minister’s house

11 Jun 2019 | 6:22 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the All-Punjab Anganwadi Employees’ Union convened its state-level meeting at Teacher’s Home here on Monday.

Cong man accused of holding BJP workers hostage

Cong man accused of holding BJP workers hostage

11 Jun 2019 | 6:22 AM

BATHINDA: Demanding the registration of a case against a Congress leader for allegedly holding three BJP women workers hostages at his house, party leaders, along with SAD workers, staged a protest in front of the Kotwali police station here on Monday.

Crop diversification: This farmer has planted 200 papaya saplings

Crop diversification: This farmer has planted 200 papaya saplings

11 Jun 2019 | 6:22 AM

BATHINDA: To diversify his crop to supplement his income, Gurtej Singh, a progressive from Mashana village, has been trying his hand at cultivating papaya these days.

DC issues advisory for residents as mercury touches 45 degrees C

DC issues advisory for residents as mercury touches 45 degrees C

11 Jun 2019 | 6:22 AM

BATHINDA: The district and its adjoining areas have started bearing the brunt of the heat wave.

Water crisis deepens as tanks start drying up in cityWOES MOUNT

Water crisis deepens as tanks start drying up in city

11 Jun 2019 | 6:22 AM

BATHINDA: The water crisis has deepened in the city due to the closure of the Sirhind canal. It is learnt that water will not be released from the canal till June 14.

IN BRIEF

8-year-old dies in accident

10 Jun 2019 | 7:35 AM

MUKTSAR: An eight-year-old girl died in a road mishap near Rupana village here on Saturday. The mishap took place when a motorcyclist was trying to evade a pothole and collided with another bike.

Chinese cardiologist attends workshop

Chinese cardiologist attends workshop

10 Jun 2019 | 7:35 AM

BATHINDA: Dr Pengcheng He, associate cardiologist, department of cardiology, Guangdang General Hospital, China, participated in a workshop organised to perform complex angioplasty with stenting at Max Super Specialty Hospital here on Friday.

Talent hunt event held at BFSSS

Talent hunt event held at BFSSS

10 Jun 2019 | 7:35 AM

BATHINDA: A talent hunt competition was organised at Baba Farid Senior Secondary School (BFSSS) here on Friday.

Sullage-carrier project hangs fire

Sullage-carrier project hangs fire

10 Jun 2019 | 7:35 AM

BATHINDA: Though the monsoon is approaching, work on laying the 12.

Contractual employees seek regular jobs, hold meeting

10 Jun 2019 | 7:35 AM

BATHINDA: The Contract Employees’ Sangharsh Morcha, Punjab, on Sunday held its state-level convention at Teacher’s Home here on Sunday.

Be vigilant against fake audit staff, principals told

10 Jun 2019 | 7:35 AM

MUKTSAR: The Department of School Education has found that some unscrupulous persons posing as the audit staff are trying to conduct the audit of government schools.

Three kids among five hurt in road mishap

Three kids among five hurt in road mishap

10 Jun 2019 | 7:35 AM

BATHINDA: Five persons, including three children, were injured in a road mishap on the Barnala bypass overbridge here on Saturday night.

Union up in arms against police

Union up in arms against police

10 Jun 2019 | 7:35 AM

BATHINDA: Demanding registration of an FIR against two commission agents in the Manjit Singh suicide case, members of the BKU (Ekta) Ugrahan started their indefinite protest in front of the Cantonment police station here on Sunday.

Farmers begin paddy sowing before official date in district

Farmers begin paddy sowing before official date in district

10 Jun 2019 | 7:35 AM

BATHINDA: Though the government has set June 20 as the date for initiating paddy transplantation, farmers have already started sowing the crop in Bathinda and Mansa districts.

Gangster alleges third-degree torture

09 Jun 2019 | 7:54 AM

BATHINDA:Gangster Karamjit Singh, an accused in the Ram Singh murder case, on Saturday was taken to the Civil Hospital after he complained of pain in the body.

PUNJABI VARSITY

No entrance test for MBA courses at regional centre

09 Jun 2019 | 7:54 AM

BATHINDA:Celebrating its three decades of successful educational journey in the Malwa region, Punjabi University’s regional centre, Bathinda, has provided an opportunity to aspirants to get admissions to MBA courses without an entrance test.

Irregularities in blue ration cards: SAD

Irregularities in blue ration cards: SAD

09 Jun 2019 | 7:54 AM

BATHINDA:Alleging irregularities in making blue ration cards, a SAD delegation headed by former MLA Sarup Chand Singla met Deputy Commissioner B Srinivasan here on Saturday.

Man arrested for killing father in Mansa

09 Jun 2019 | 7:54 AM

MANSA:A youth killed his father with a sharp-edged tool in Khilan village in Mansa district.

Automated parking project delayed, courtesy poll code

09 Jun 2019 | 7:54 AM

BATHINDA:The civic body has been planning to hire a consultant to prepare a detailed report on the automated parking lots project.

Farmers seek FIR against twoSUICIDE CASE

Farmers seek FIR against two

09 Jun 2019 | 7:54 AM

BATHINDA:To get an FIR lodged against two persons in the Manjit Singh suicde case, a delegation of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta) Ugrahan met SSP Dr Nanak Singh here on Saturday.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Patiala’s Jayesh bags 17th spot, city’s Yatin 94JEE ADVANCED

Patiala’s Jayesh bags 17th spot, city’s Yatin 94

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

PATIALA: Patiala boy Jayesh Singla bagged the all-India rank 17th in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced exam, the result of which was declared today.

After two years, tricity loses the top position

After two years, tricity loses the top position

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Tricity disappointed with no topper from the area this time.

Over 10K traffic challans this year, courtesy third eye

Over 10K traffic challans this year, courtesy third eye

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: City residents act as third eye for the UT police when it comes to traffic violations.

Resident doctors protest, flay Bengal govtHOSPITAL VIOLENCE

Resident doctors protest, flay Bengal govt

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Members of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), PGIMER, today took out a peaceful march and held a non-violent protest from 8 am to 12 noon without compromising on emergency patient services in light of the recent events of barbaric violence against resident doctors in West Bengal.

One killed, 2 hurt as car hits scooter in Zirakpur

One killed, 2 hurt as car hits scooter in Zirakpur

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

ZIRAKPUR: In a freak accident that took place near Lucky dhaba on the Patiala-Zirakpur stretch here on Thursday night, a youth was killed and two others were injured after the Activa scooter they were riding was allegedly hit by a Bolero car.

Fatehgarh Sahib medicos strike work too

Fatehgarh Sahib medicos strike work too

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association unit of Fatehgarh Sahib, on a call of the PCMSA, observed a strike and strongly condemned the brutal attack on Dr Paribaha Mukherjee of the NRS Medical College and Hospital and subsequent attacks on medicos in Kolkata.

Two deaths by hanging in city

Two deaths by hanging in city

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two suicide incidents were reported from different parts on the city on Friday.

3 held for robberies

3 held for robberies

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The crime branch of the UT police has arrested three youths for robbing two persons last month.

Cops: It’s handiwork of contract killersFIRING ON PUNJABI SINGER

Cops: It’s handiwork of contract killers

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

MOHALI: The attack on Punjabi singer Baltaj Khan could be handiwork of some contract killers, believed the local police.

Students backpack across country

Students backpack across country

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Spotted wandering with backpacks in unexplored cities of the country are students of Punjab Engineering College (PEC), who have set their foot out to explore diverse corners of the country with minimal requirements.

Mohali college collaborates with IIT-Kanpur

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

KHARAR: The Indo Global Group of Colleges has formed an association with the IIT-Kanpur for SWAYAM-NPTEL Local Chapter.

Navy reaches out to north for aircraft spare parts

Navy reaches out to north for aircraft spare parts

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Indian Navy, that is largely concentrated in the south, is reaching out to the industry in north India for indigenisation of spare parts and components for its air arm.

Badnore exhorts people to donate blood

Badnore exhorts people to donate blood

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: VP Singh Badnore, UT Administrator, inaugurated the second annual voluntary blood donation camp at the Punjab Raj Bhawan here today.

Over 30 pledge organs during PGI drive

Over 30 pledge organs during PGI drive

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Commemorating the ‘spirit of giving’ on World Blood Donor Day, the Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (ROTTO), PGI, organised a blood donation camp and created awareness regarding organ donation at the Punjab Raj Bhawan here today.

Close shave for four as canter drags car for 100 metres in Lalru

Close shave for four as canter drags car for 100 metres in Lalru

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LALRU: Four members of a Kurukshetra-based family had a miraculous escape when their car was hit by a speeding canter near Kurli village on Friday morning.

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY TODAY

City has ugly side too, 44% caregivers feel burdened

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Though Chandigarh is known as City Beautiful, when it comes to care of the elderly it has an ugly side too.

Charred body of man found

Charred body of man found

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

MOHALI: The local police recovered the charred body of a man, which is beyond recognition, near the railway tracks in Sector 82 here today.

Close shave for passengers as tourist bus catches fire

Close shave for passengers as tourist bus catches fire

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

PANCHKULA: Passengers of a tourist bus parked at the Yadavindra Gardens had a miraculous escape when their vehicle caught fire in the afternoon today.

Fire at godown, wheat stock safe

Fire at godown, wheat stock safe

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

AMBALA: A fire broke out at a godown on the Hisar road where wheat of the Food and Supplies Department was stored.

50-yr-old electrocuted

50-yr-old electrocuted

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

AMBALA: A 50-year-old man got electrocuted after the JCB machine he was transporting on a trailer came into contact with a high-tension wire on College Road in Naraingarh today.

Suicide: BSP workers block traffic to protest police inaction

Suicide: BSP workers block traffic to protest police inaction

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

KHARAR: The vehicular traffic came to a halt for around one hour when workers of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) staged a dharna at the Kharar bus stand chowk today.

One held with 8,000 vials in Ambala Cantt

One held with 8,000 vials in Ambala Cantt

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: The district police have arrested one of the biggest suppliers of intoxicants in the state after much struggle.

ASI MURDER CASE

‘Assailants came for Rambir’

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

AMBALA: The assailants, who killed ASI Suresh Kumar, on June 2 in Naraingarh, had actually come with a motive to kill Rambir, who is an eyewitness in the murder case of JBT teacher Session Kumar Judge.

Boundaries of 85 illegal colonies earmarked, says MC chief Khaira

Boundaries of 85 illegal colonies earmarked, says MC chief Khaira

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) has prepared a blueprint of 85 illegal colonies that continued to extend their boundaries after their identificationin 2012.

Three-day migratory pulse polio round to begin tomorrow

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

PATIALA:In order to create awareness among residents ahead of the three-day migratory pulse polio round, Civil Surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra today flagged off a rickshaw from his office.

REGULARISATION OF ILLEGAL COLONIES

Civic body to serve notices on colonisers

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) has commenced identification process of illegal colonies and colonisers who have yet not applied for regularisation.

Injured biker dies at PGI

Injured biker dies at PGI

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

KHARAR: A resident of Tewar village, Major Singh, who was seriously injured in a road accident on June 6, died at the PGI today.

School directed not to increase fee

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

PATIALA:The fee regulatory body-cum-Commissioner Patiala division has directed a school to refrain from increasing fee.

Arjun’s ton takes city to final

Arjun’s ton takes city to final

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:A fine century by Arjun Azad (105) helped Chandigarh defeat Mohali by three wickets to enter the finals of the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Championship for DP Azad Trophy at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

Karnataka outplay city lads 17-5

Karnataka outplay city lads 17-5

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:Karnataka defeated Chandigarh 17-5 in the boys’ category of the Junior National Seven Rugby Championship at the Panjab University here today.

Worshop, seminar on ‘Yogadhara’ concludes

Worshop, seminar on ‘Yogadhara’ concludes

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:The two-day workshop and seminar on ‘Yogadhara-Explore Yourself with Yoga’ concluded at Government College of Yoga Education & Health, Sector 23, here today.

SGGS cagers storm into Federation Cup semis

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH:The men’s basketball team of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (SGGS), Sector 26, qualified for the Federation Cup main round at Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), today.

IN BRIEF

Youth held with 7-gram heroin

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

Chandigarh: The police have arrested a youth while possessing seven grams of heroin. According to the police, the suspect has been identified as Baljit Singh (26) of Sector 28.

CBSE CLASS XII

Another humanities topper from tricity

15 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: With 98.8 per cent, Mohali-based Kritika is another humanities stream topper for the tricity in the CBSE Class XII exams.

Solar project raises heat as deadline nears

Solar project raises heat as deadline nears

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Administration is going ahead with its ambitious plan of making Chandigarh a solar city, setting June 30 as the deadline for mandatory installations of solar rooftop systems.

Dadu Majra man held for exploiting 15-year-old girl

Dadu Majra man held for exploiting 15-year-old girl

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT police have arrested a Dadu Majra resident for sexually exploiting a 15-year-old girl.

Panchkula BJP leader takes poison after tiff with hubby

Panchkula BJP leader takes poison after tiff with hubby

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

PANCHKULA:A senior woman BJP leader allegedly committed suicide by consuming rat poison after a tiff with her husband at her house in Sector 18 here today.

Getting approval a nightmare

Getting approval a nightmare

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Installing solar power plants has become a nightmare for city residents who are facing much harassment for getting the requisite approval.

In a week, over 21K register for admission to UT colleges

In a week, over 21K register for admission to UT colleges

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:More than 21,337 students have already registered for admission to the UT colleges within eight days of the beginning of the process.

AIIMS entrance: Patiala lad first in SC category

AIIMS entrance: Patiala lad first in SC category

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

PATIALA:Shaan Judial from Patiala has bagged the first (SC category) position in the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS-2019 entrance exam, the results of which were declared yesterday.

Punjabi singer shot at thriceIN BRIEF

Punjabi singer shot at thrice

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

Mohali: Punjabi singer Baltaj Khan sustained three bullet injuries, one in the abdomen, when attacked late this evening.

BRIEFLY: SPORTS

Tennis tourney from tomorrow

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

Chandigarh: The Roots Tennis Academy will organise the Roots-AITA Champion Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament from June 15.

Jr National rugby meet from today

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Rugby India in association with Societe Generale — one of the largest European financial services group — and Rugby Football Association, Chandigarh, will organise the Societe Generale Junior National Rugby Sevens Championship 2019 at Punjab University here from June 14-16.

CRICKET ROUND-UP

Ritish helps ESCA beat NWCA

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

PANCHKULA:An all-round show by Ritish Thakur helped Eicher School Cricket Academy (ESCA), Parwanoo, register a seven-wicket win over Narinder Walia Cricket Academy (NWCA), Panchkula, in a Summer Cup match at St Soldiers School grounds here on Thursday.

Youth boxing: SSCB boys, Haryana girls triumph

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:SSCB boys were crowned champions while Haryana girls dominated the final day with five gold medals in the 3rd Youth Boxing Nationals in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, on Thursday.

Millie in sight of maiden win, Tvesa slips on Day 2

Millie in sight of maiden win, Tvesa slips on Day 2

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Yet to win a title on the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour, Millie Saroha put herself in the pole position with a 3-under 69 that gave her a one-shot advantage, going into the final round at the Prestige Golfshire in Bengaluru on Thursday.

Chandigarh finish on topKATOCH SHIELD

Chandigarh finish on top

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh managed to gain a small but crucial four-run first innings lead against hosts Ludhiana on the second and final day of their Katoch Shield match on Thursday and added three points to their tally.

Man killed in road accident

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

PATIALA:A man was killed after a car hit him in Ghaggahere today.

Two teenaged girls, woman go missing

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

AMBALA:Two more teenaged girls and a young woman were reported missing from different parts of Ambala, the police said here today.

SMART VILLAGE SCHEME

All Fatehgarh Sahib villages to be covered

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:All 301 villages falling in the district will be covered under the state government’s smart village scheme and the overall development of the villages will be ensured at a cost of Rs 27 crore, said Deputy Commissioner Prashant Kumar Goyal while presiding over a meeting called to review the ongoing development projects related with the scheme.

Resident doctors to boycott work at PGIMER

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Association of Resident Doctors, PGI, has decided to boycott all services, except emergency, from 8 am to 12 noon on Friday in protest against the recent attack on a doctor in Kolkata.

IMA condemns attack on Kolkata doc

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Indian Medical Association (IMA) will observe a nationwide protest against attacks on doctors on Friday.

Courses should be job-oriented: Fatehgarh Sahib MP

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:Dr Amar Singh, newly elected MP from Fatehgarh Sahib, today said the existing school education system needed to be changed and job-oriented courses should be introduced.

Kin thrash doc for giving expired medicine to child

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

PATIALA:A local doctor running a private clinic in Gurbaksh Colony was thrashed by a family for allegedly giving expired medicines to a child this week.

Powercom worker dies due to electrocution

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

KHARAR:Inderjit Singh, a 35-year-old contractual worker of Powercom, was electrocuted while he was repairing a fault in a power line near Bansa Wali Chungi yesterday night.

Skill training centre ‘refuses’ to give beneficiary details

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

ROPAR:Ropar-based lawyer and RTI activist Dinesh Chadha has alleged that the authorities have not been transparent while implementing the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

Defacement irks Patiala residents

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

PATIALA:Defacement of public property with posters and paint continues to irk the city residents as the administration is yet to act tough against the violators, majority of them English training centres.

PSPCL sets up 24X7 control room to facilitate consumers

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The PSPCL has started preparations to deal with the peak summer season.

St Joseph’s, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

St Joseph’s, Chandigarh

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

With the advent of summer vacations, students of St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School indulged into various innovative and exciting models of industrial robotics during the Free Robotics Workshop, which was a part of 10-day summer camp.

Part-time wardens appointed

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

Chandigarh: The Panjab University Vice-Chancellor has appointed part-time wardens for the hostels.

New coordinator for PU Equal Opportunity Cell

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

Chandigarh: Panjab University, in a move to redress the issues faced by the disabled students, has appointed Dr Ramesh Kataria from the Chemistry Department as the coordinator, and Neelima Dhingra, UIPS, as the co-coordinator of the Equal Opportunity Cell for Person with Disabilities (EOC-PwDs) with immediate effect.

Students get meditation, yoga tips

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

MOHALI:Indus Public School organised an awareness yoga camp on its premises today.

Varsity prof to attend workshop in UK

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:A delegation of eight scientists, led by policy expert Prof Rupinder Tewari, Coordinator, DST Centre for Policy Research, PU, will be visiting the UK to participate in a workshop on ‘Science, technology, innovation (sti) policy for turbulent times’ to be held at the University of Sussex, Brighton, from June 17 to June 21.

A play with a message

A play with a message

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:The eighth edition of the three-day Chandigarh Theatre Festival, organised by the UT Cultural Affairs Department and Tagore Theatre Society, commenced with the staging of a Hindi play, ‘Welcome Zindagi’, at Tagore Theatre here today.

Vocational teachers seek salary hike

Vocational teachers seek salary hike

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

PANCHKULA:Vocational teachers, employed by the Education Department through contactors, began an indefinite dharna at Sector 5 here Panchkula today.

PTMs to boost blood donationWORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY TODAY

PTMs to boost blood donation

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:With ‘catch them young’ as its motto, the PGI has been able to increase blood donation in the tricity through the parent-teacher meetings (PTMs) in schools.

Insurance firm fined for rejecting claim

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed New India Assurance Company Limited to pay Rs 3.

MC plans to add 39 more paid parking lots

MC plans to add 39 more paid parking lots

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:In what could be a blow to city residents, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is deliberating on raising the number of paid parking lots from 60 to 99.

Mayor Kalia, sanitation staff union chief come to blows

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mayor Rajesh Kalia and Safaikaramchari Union president Krishan Kumar Chadha today allegedly came to blows at the Municipal Corporation office here.

Army sepoy stabs wife in public view

Army sepoy stabs wife in public view

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:A constable of the UT police was stabbed thrice in her back by her husband, a sepoy in the Army, near the Kishangarh roundabout here today.

Truck, jeep collide; 3 dead, 6 hurt

Truck, jeep collide; 3 dead, 6 hurt

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

NANAKPUR (PINJORE):Three youths were killed and six others, including three children, injured when their Bolero jeep turned turtle after colliding with a truck coming from the opposite direction on the Pinjore-Nalagarh road in the wee hours of Thursday.

Notification silent on resumption of property

Notification silent on resumption of property

14 Jun 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab and Haryana High Court, taking cognisance of a petition filed in public interest against the UT Administration’s move to make solar rooftop systems mandatory, had made it clear that the notification issued in this regard was silent on the issue of resumption of property in case of non-compliance.

Erratic power, water supply continue to peeve residents

Erratic power, water supply continue to peeve residents

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: City residents continue to face tough times due to the erratic power and water supply.

Despite vaccination, one case of ‘measles’ surfaces in Zirakpur

Despite vaccination, one case of ‘measles’ surfaces in Zirakpur

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

ZIRAKPUR: One suspected case of measles has been reported in Zirakpur. According to sources, a one-year-old girl from Zirkapur had reported fever 10 days ago and developed rashes on her face.

One arrested for thrashing Sector 10 resident at Morni cafe

One arrested for thrashing Sector 10 resident at Morni cafe

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

PANCHKULA: The local police arrested a person for physically assaulting Chandan Dhingra and his friends on gunpoint while the latter were celebrating birthday of his sister at a cafe in Morni on May 15.

GMCH doc moves CAT against junior’s promotion as HoD

GMCH doc moves CAT against junior’s promotion as HoD

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A doctor at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, has filed a petition in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) against the promotion of his junior as head of the department (HoD).

MACT awards Rs 16.43 lakh to kin of grocery shop owner

MACT awards Rs 16.43 lakh to kin of grocery shop owner

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 16.43 lakh to the family of a grocery shop owner, who died in an accident.

103 take part in seminar on post-doctoral fellowship

103 take part in seminar on post-doctoral fellowship

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Post-Doctoral Fellows Academic Forum (PUPDFAF), in coordination with Panjab University, organised an orientation on ‘Enrolment in Post-Doctoral Fellowships in India: PDF’s Experience and Guidance’ here today.

All varsity depts to get bicycles under CSR

All varsity depts to get bicycles under CSR

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Stock Holding Corporation of India gave 277 bicycles to the Panjab University (PU), under its corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Segregated waste collection reaches Behlana, Raipur Khurd

Segregated waste collection reaches Behlana, Raipur Khurd

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nine special vehicles of the Municipal Corporation (MC) started door-to-door collection of segregated waste in Behlana and Raipur Khurd villages here today.

Man waiting for bus dies in hit-and-run

Man waiting for bus dies in hit-and-run

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

ZIRAKPUR: In a case of hit-and-run, a 50-year-old man died after a car knocked him down while he was waiting for a bus near the Singhpura bus stop here on Wednesday morning.

Traffic violator drags cop on car bonnet

Traffic violator drags cop on car bonnet

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A traffic cop was left injured after a Swift car, which had jumped a red light, dragged him on the bonnet for around 200 meters before speeding away on Wednesday evening.

2 women held for theft at house

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMBALA: The local police have arrested two women for allegedly committing a theft at a house in Ambala Cantonment on the intervening night of 18 and 19, the officials said here today.

Two teenaged girls reported missing

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMBALA: Two teenaged girls were reported missing in separate incidents, the police said here today.

Man held with 32 liquor boxes

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 28-year-old Haryana resident was nabbed by the local police for smuggling 32 boxes of liquor in a car.

City woman held with liquor

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

KHARAR: The Gharuan police arrested a woman resident of Chandigarh after 17 boxes of liquor were recovered from her car.

136 tipsy drivers booked in 3 days

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a special drive, the UT traffic police booked 136 tipsy drivers last weekend.

IN BRIEF

Youth held with heroin

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

Chandigarh: A 22-year-old youth has been arrested by the crime branch of the UT police while possessing 8.5 grams of heroin.

IN BRIEF

3 gold medals for Tarushi

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

Chandigarh: Tarushi Gaur has returned home with three gold medals from an international taekwondo meet at the Talkatora Stadium of Delhi.

Tvesa takes lead on Day 1 in Bengaluru, Gaurika 5th

Tvesa takes lead on Day 1 in Bengaluru, Gaurika 5th

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:Tvesa Malik shot an even-par 72 to on a day when strong winds took a toll on most of the golfers at the Prestige Golfshire in Bengaluru to take the first-round lead in the 8th leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour on Wednesday.

23-member city wrestling squad announced for junior Nationals

23-member city wrestling squad announced for junior Nationals

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Wrestling Association on Wednesday announced a 23-member squad, including three girls, for the U-15 Boys’ Freestyle, Greco-Roman and Girls’ Junior National Wrestling Championship, which is scheduled to be held in Kota, Rajasthan, from June 21-23.

CRICKET ROUND-UP

St Joseph’s win Beat the Heat Championship

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:An all-round effort helped St Joseph’s School beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, Coaching Centre by six wickets and win the 2nd Beat the Heat U-15 Cricket Tournament here on Wednesday.

DP Azad Trophy: Arjun leads Chandigarh to victory

DP Azad Trophy: Arjun leads Chandigarh to victory

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:Skipper Arjun Azad hit a quick-fire half-century after spinners restricted Bathinda to 129 runs to help Chandigarh register a seven-wicket win in their second-round match of the DP Azad Trophy at the Sector 16 Stadium here on Wednesday.

City boys hold edge over LudhianaKATOCH SHIELD

City boys hold edge over Ludhiana

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:Raman Bishnoi and Arpit Pannu shared eight wickets between them as Chandigarh bowled out hosts Ludhiana for a modest 255 in their first innings on the opening day of their Katoch Shield match on Wednesday.

HOT WEATHER CRICKET

Thrive cricket academy registers win

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

PATIALA:Thrive Cricket Academy Agra (TCA), Agra, defeated Achievers School of Cricket (ASC), Landran, in a nail-biting match by two wickets in Under-17 Hot Weather Cricket Tournament being held at the Black Elephant Cricket Club (BECC).

Punjabi University reinstates 20 per cent HRA for employees

Punjabi University reinstates 20 per cent HRA for employees

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University’s committee comprising senior administrative officers, representatives of the Punjabi University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) and professors from Yadavindra College of Engineering (YCoE), Talwandi Sabo, has decided to reinstate previously given 20 per cent house rent allowance (HRA) on employees’ basic salary.

‘Drive against spurious products to continue’

‘Drive against spurious products to continue’

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

PATIALA:As a part of the ongoing drive against food adulteration, the Health Department on Wednesday raided four shops in Patiala district.

Only ELISA test to be done for dengue: Civil Surgeon

Only ELISA test to be done for dengue: Civil Surgeon

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

PATIALA:Ahead of monsoon, Patiala civil surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra today held a meeting with representatives of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and private hospitals as a part of the ongoing precautionary measures to curb dengue menace.

Seized vehicles turn into dengue breeding hubs

Seized vehicles turn into dengue breeding hubs

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

PATIALA:At a time when the Health Department along with Municipal Corporation (MC) officials has been going door-to-door to make citizens aware through the “Friday Dry Day” campaign to clear their surroundings and stop stagnation of water, unclaimed and seized vehicles lying at various police stations in the city were turning into the mosquito-breeding grounds for aedes aegypti mosquitoes which spreads dengue.

My ‘Mission 400’ of donating blood

My ‘Mission 400’ of donating blood

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

I started my journey of donating blood way back in 1991 for a relative of a friend. The next time, I did so at the request of a colleague. I have not looked back since.

Magic of the moment

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

During my student days at the University, the Youth festival was to take place. There was a general sense of joi the vivre in the atmosphere with students from different universities spread over the campus, the bright welcome flags, the energy, the sense of something happening.

Travel guides in a cityBROAD STROKES

Travel guides in a city

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

A frequent traveller gets to see the mood of a city at all hours of the day. It not just profiles the city but also helps to understand and come to grips with it. Commuting on the road leading to the station, you can easily make out that it is time for the Shatabdi to leave, going by the number of cars on the road.

Books maketh a manIN GOOD FAITH

Books maketh a man

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

Just as food nourishes the body, books provide nutrition to the soul. By being in constant touch with books, scholars make sure that they don’t let the soul starve.

Embracing humbleness from trees

Embracing humbleness from trees

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

On a visit to a jungle resort, I noticed that some trees were being felled. In today’s scenario when environment protection is a big thing on the social agenda, deforestation is virtually an offence. I asked the in-charge why they were cutting these trees.

26 borewells plugged in Kharar

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

KHARAR: After the tragic death of two-year-old Fatehveer who was trapped in a borewell for five days in Bhagwanpura village in Sangrur, the adminstration came into action and plugged about 26 borewells in the Kharar subdivision.

Boy who went missing in canal found dead

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMBALA: The body of a 14-year-old boy, who drowned in the Narwana branch canal in Ambala City, was recovered from near Segta village today.

Illegal mining: JCB, six tractor-trailers seized

Illegal mining: JCB, six tractor-trailers seized

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMBALA: A JCB machine and six tractor-trailers, involved in the illegal mining of gravel near a bridge of the Markanda river, were seized during a raid today.

One booked for illegal construction

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

PANCHKULA: The police have booked one person for constructing house on the panchayati land at Sabeelpur village in Morni block of the Panchkula district.

Resident doctors condemn attack on Kolkata physician

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), PGIMER, has condemned the recent attack on a doctor at the NRS Medical College, Kolkata.

EWS flats built 7 years ago vacant

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

PANCHKULA: Even after seven years, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has failed to allot the 24 flats at Bitna village in Pinjore block of the Panchkula district.

Clear pending dues to avoid cancellation of CHB flats

Clear pending dues to avoid cancellation of CHB flats

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) will start cancellation of small flats of those allottees, who fail to deposit their pending dues during the ongoing camps.

Sufi ensemble casts a spellART & CULTURE

Sufi ensemble casts a spell

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A newly formed Sufi ensemble, Soul’s Diet, performed during a musical programme, organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, at Tagore Theatre here today.

Shemrock School, MohaliSCHOOL NOTES

Shemrock School, Mohali

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

A summer camp concluded at Shemrock School, Sector 69, Mohali. On the last day of the camp, a finale was organised for parents. A special exhibition was also organised and the creative items made by students were put on display.

New pharmacy college in Dera Bassi

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

DERA BASSI: The Sukhmani Group of Institutions has started a new college —Sri Sukhmani Institute of Pharmacy — in Dera Bassi.

P’kula girl cracks Delhi Judicial Services exam

P’kula girl cracks Delhi Judicial Services exam

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

PANCHKULA: Aditi Rao has made the city proud by cracking the Delhi Judicial Services (DJS) examination in her first attempt by securing the 59th rank.

Students encouraged to pursue career in science at university

Students encouraged to pursue career in science at university

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

A five-day summer school of the National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) started at the Physics Department of the PU here today.

SCS student to attend conference in Paris

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Radhika Pasrija, a postgraduate student of the School of Communication Studies (SCS), Panjab University, has been selected to represent Asia for the fifth World Journalism Education Congress, to be held in Paris from July 9 to July 11.

Childline intervenes in 515 abuse plaints in UT

Childline intervenes in 515 abuse plaints in UT

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Not too long ago, a 13-year-old was raped by her 45-year-old stepfather for more than four months.

One killed, another hurt

One killed, another hurt

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

Chandigarh: An Activa rider died after an electricity pole fell on him in the city on Wednesday evening.

France to help revamp Ambala railway station

France to help revamp Ambala railway station

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

AMBALA: The railway infrastructure in northern India is in for a major revamp with India and France joining hands to develop Ambala and Ludhiana railway stations besides upgrading speed on the Delhi-Chandigarh section.

Fire at mattress shop in Kharar

Fire at mattress shop in Kharar

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

KHARAR: Mattresses and other goods worth lakhs were reduced to ashes in a fire that broke out at a mattress showroom in Sunny Enclave on the Mohali road here this afternoon.

City lad 4th in AIIMS test

City lad 4th in AIIMS test

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chetanya Mittal of Sector 35 made the city proud by securing an all-India rank (AIR) 4 in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS-2019 entrance exam, the results of which were announced today.

Tiffany’s next, pre-school for visually impaired kids

Tiffany’s next, pre-school for visually impaired kids

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Head held high with a gregarious demeanour, a confident Tiffany Brar walks into the room with a white cane in a hand, guided through her inner light.

Online fraudsters dupe 15

Online fraudsters dupe 15

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

MOHALI:The cyber cell of the Haryana police has been searching for some miscreants who duped more than 15 persons on pretext of charging courier payments through their credit/debit cards.

Man booked for assaulting biz partner

Man booked for assaulting biz partner

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

PANCHKULA:The local police have booked one Rajinder Singh for abusing and threatening his tavern partner Tarun Malik for selling the latter’s 70 per cent share.

CCTV push for Zirakpur

CCTV push for Zirakpur

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

DERA BASSI:In a bid to make Zirakpur town more secure, the police are likely to make it mandatory for all residents and shopkeepers to install quality closed-circuit cameras outside residential buildings and commercial spaces.

Man killed in road mishap

Man killed in road mishap

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

PANCHKULA: A man was killed after he was hit by a rashly driven auto near a bus stop in Sector 10 here. The victim has been identified as Sunder Lal, a resident of Sector 15.

Artistes mourn demise of Girish Karnad

Artistes mourn demise of Girish Karnad

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Members of various cultural organisations from the city have expressed grief over the sudden demise of Indian actor, film director, Kannada writer Girish Karnad.

Minor raped in Mohali

Minor raped in Mohali

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

MOHALI:The local police have arrested a 20-year-old migrant for raping a three-year-old girl.

UT cop caught taking  Rs 2K bribe

UT cop caught taking Rs 2K bribe

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have nabbed a head constable (HC) of the UT police while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000.

Fatal fall: Victim’s kin calls it murder

Fatal fall: Victim’s kin calls it murder

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

ZIRAKPUR:A 30-year-old labourer died after he allegedly fell off the terrace of an under-construction house near Aerocity here today.

Man pays  Rs 7.5L for ‘0001’, it’s a  gift for his son

Man pays Rs 7.5L for ‘0001’, it’s a gift for his son

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:To present a ‘unique’ birthday gift to his son, a businessman bought a vanity number ‘0001’ for Rs 7,51,000 for his Mercedes car during an e-auction conducted by the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) here today.

BRIEFLY

Man held with smuggled liquor

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

Chandigarh: A Ludhiana resident has been arrested while smuggling 50 boxes of liquor in a SUV.

Priest alleges illegal custody of temple

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

PATIALA:A priest of temple Ved Vyas situated in the vicinity of Kali Mata Mandir has complained to the Deputy Commissioner of illegally taking the control of the temple by some unidentified people.

Unemployed teachers meet DC

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

PATIALA:Miffed at the lack of job opportunities in the state, TET (Teacher Eligibility Test)-qualified unemployed teachers today handed over a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner.

‘New policies to tackle Asian problems’

‘New policies to tackle Asian problems’

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

PATIALA:A two-day international conference on Asia’s development experiences, organised by the Centre for Development Economics and Innovation Studies, commenced at Punjabi University here today.

District feels the heat, sizzles at 45.8°C

District feels the heat, sizzles at 45.8°C

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

PATIALA:With the maximum temperature touching 45.8 degrees Celsius on Monday, the district broke last two years record of the month of June.

Lake revamp a Herculean task

Lake revamp a Herculean task

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

PATIALA:Though the Punjab Government has decided to revamp the Rajindra Lake, encroachments, garbage around the premises and a TB and chest hospital in the vicinity can play a spoilsport.

Akhtar calls Yuvi most elegant India left-hander

Akhtar calls Yuvi most elegant India left-hander

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

NEW DELHI:A day after Yuvraj Singh called time on his international career, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar said the flamboyant cricketer was the most elegant left-hander to have played for India.

I was harsh on Yuvraj, says father Yograj

I was harsh on Yuvraj, says father Yograj

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

MUMBAI:Often seen as an authoritative father, Yograj Singh on Tuesday admitted being harsh on Yuvraj sometimes as he wanted to prove a point but said he always remained proud of his son.

Four-day football camp from June 13

Four-day football camp from June 13

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:A four-day football camp will be organised by the Elite FC India in association with the UK-based Leyton Orient FC at the Punjab University campus here from June 13.

CRICKET ROUND-UP

Harpreet helps Crosstrain beat IDFC by 5 wkts

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

PANCHKULA:Harpreet Singh scored a quick-fire 36 after claiming 2/20 to help Crosstrain XI register a five-wicket win over IDFC Bank XI in a NEULIFE Corporate Cricket League match at Tau Devi Lal Stadium here on Tuesday.

Gaurika eyes back-to-back wins

Gaurika eyes back-to-back wins

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gaurika Bishnoi will be keen on cementing her position at the top of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour’s money list when she begins her campaign in the 8th leg of the event at the Prestige Golfshire course in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Yuvi’s retirement unexpectedHAVE YOUR SAY

Yuvi’s retirement unexpected

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

A bittersweet atmosphere enveloped the city after Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket, making the young and the old shed a few tears and cherish the joyous moments the cricketer gave them in his 19-year-old career that had its origins from the ‘City Beautiful’.

850 boxes of liquor seized

850 boxes of liquor seized

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

KHARAR:The Kharar Sadar police arrested one person and recovered 850 boxes of liquor, which were being taken from Chandigarh to Punjab, from his possession today.

To keep city green, UT to plant 2.52L saplings this yr

To keep city green, UT to plant 2.52L saplings this yr

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore today released the “Greening Chandigarh Action Plan, 2019-20”, prepared by Greening Chandigarh Task Group, at Punjab Raj Bhawan here.

Plaint against pvt trust for pasting ads on chowks

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

PANCHKULA:Taking a strong notice of pasting of advertisements on the roundabouts in the city without seeking approval from the authorities, the Panchkula Municipal Corporation has filed a complaint with various police stations, requesting them to register an FIR against the private trust.

Fire Dept inspects residential society in Dhakoli

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The Fire and Emergency Services Department, Dera Bassi, today inspected fire safety systems at Spangle Heights, a residential society in Dhakoli, a day after two elderly women sustained burn injuries when a cooking gas pipeline exploded in a flat.

Act tough against traffic violators: Ambala DC

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

AMBALA:Deputy Commissioner Sharandeep Kaur Brar today asked the district police to act tough against the traffic violators.

Survey of India maps Abhaypur, Baltana area

Survey of India maps Abhaypur, Baltana area

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

PANCHKULA:The Survey of India concluded the mapping of the Abhaypur-Baltana border dispute area with the help of revenue officials of both Punjab and Haryana and will soon submit its report to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Two die, 2 hurt in Ambala mishap

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

AMBALA:Two men died while two sustained injuries after the car they were travelling in was hit by a truck here on the National Highway late last night.

UT cops place drums on roads to avoid congestion, mishaps

UT cops place drums on roads to avoid congestion, mishaps

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a bid to mitigate traffic congestion and road accidents, the UT traffic police have placed drums, which will act as a roundabout, at various points in the city.

Maharajas’ jewels to go under hammer

Maharajas’ jewels to go under hammer

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

PATIALA:A few pieces of expensive art from two erstwhile royal families of Punjab will be auctioned in New York the next week.

Burail Jail convicts to have bank accounts

Burail Jail convicts to have bank accounts

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Convicts lodged at the Burail Jail will soon have their bank accounts.

Bank told to pay  Rs 1 lakh maturity bond amount

Bank told to pay Rs 1 lakh maturity bond amount

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (II) has ordered IDBI Bank to pay maturity amount of bond of Rs 1 lakh along with interest to a Sector 42 resident.

Mohali residents flay MC move on replacing pavers

Mohali residents flay MC move on replacing pavers

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

MOHALI:Residents here have flayed the installation of new paver blocks by replacing the old ones in several parts of the town, terming it as a sheer wastage of public funds.

Ashmah International, MohaliSCHOOL NOTES

Ashmah International, Mohali

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

SHISHU NIKETAN:Ashmah International School, Sector 70, organised a summer camp on its campus.

Roadways employees seek reinstatement

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

PANCHKULA:Hundreds of dismissed drivers and conductors of the Haryana Roadways held a protest at the Housing Board chowk, causing inconvenience to the commuters here today.

Former PU VC to present paper in Germany

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former Panjab University Vice-Chancellor and senior scientist Kare N Pathak will give a presentationat the FH Munster University of Applied Sciencesin Germany on potential applications in building quantum computersin July.

Kuchipudi dancer weaves magicART & CULTURE

Kuchipudi dancer weaves magic

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Delhi-based versatile Kuchipudi exponent Veena Mani gave a dazzling dance performance at the 259th edition of the ‘Baithak’ programme, organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra, at the ML Koser Auditorium here today.

Non-alcoholic liver disease a cause of worry: DoctorINT’L NASH DAY

Non-alcoholic liver disease a cause of worry: Doctor

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a severe form of fatty liver which occurs in nearly 15-20 per cent of patients who have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), says Dr Ajay Duseja, Professor, Department of Hepatology, PGIMER.

Rayat Bahra gets new labs

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

MOHALI:Digital CNS Behaviour and CVS Digital Experimental laboratories were inaugurated at Rayat Bahra University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences here today.

PU-MEET on July 14

PU-MEET on July 14

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University will conduct the PU-MEET (Panjab University Migration in Engineering Entrance Test) on July 14.

UT to appoint 8 headmasters through direct recruitment

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:On the directions of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the UT Education Department will initiate 50 per cent direct recruitment for all headmasters in government schools.

Young dance tutor makes off with  Rs 5L, buys iPhone, laptop

Young dance tutor makes off with Rs 5L, buys iPhone, laptop

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 19-year-old dance teacher has been arrested for stealing Rs 5 lakh from a house in Mani Majra.

Guests not allowed in PU girls’ hostels after 10 pm

Guests not allowed in PU girls’ hostels after 10 pm

12 Jun 2019 | 7:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Even though the residents of girls’ hostels at Panjab University earned an all-time entry and exit access after a 48-day protest in December, the Syndicate’s decision in favour of certain guidelines (fine and warnings in writing) has ‘tweaked’ with the 24X7 access to the varsity’s female hostellers.

SCHOOL NOTES

Manav Rachna, Mohali

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

A summer camp was held at Manav Rachna International School (MRIS). On the concluding day, parents of kids participated in all activities that were taken up by children during the camp.

Labourer found dead in Ind Area

Labourer found dead in Ind Area

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The body of a labourer was found at Industrial Area, Phase I, this morning.

Woman killed, two hurt in road mishap

Woman killed, two hurt in road mishap

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

PANCHKULA: A woman was killed and two others were injured after the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a rashly driven truck near Majri Chowk on the Zirakpur-Parwanoo National Highway here today.

20 more caught drinking at public places, booked

20 more caught drinking at public places, booked

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Continuing their drive against consumption of liquor at public places in the city, the police today arrested 20 persons.

CHB collects Rs 1 croreRENT DUES

CHB collects Rs 1 crore

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has collected more than Rs 1 crore at the ongoing camps for collection of dues from the dwellers of rehabilitation colonies in the past four days.

Employees housing scheme hits another hurdle

Employees housing scheme hits another hurdle

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The employees housing scheme has faced another hurdle as the employees have decided to not give their consent to the purchase of flats on the revised rates which, they claim, are out of their reach.

JP’s effluent plant not up to mark: CPCC

JP’s effluent plant not up to mark: CPCC

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) has issued a show-cause notice to JP garbage processing plant at Dadumajra after it found violations of the provisions of Acts related of environmental, air and water prevention and control.

Arpit bowls Chandigarh to victoryKATOCH SHIELD

Arpit bowls Chandigarh to victory

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Arpit Singh claimed a six-for as Chandigarh registered an innings and 159-run win against Ropar on the second and final day of their second-leg match in the Punjab Inter-District Tournament for Katoch Shield at the Sector 16 Stadium here on Monday.

DP Azad Trophy: Anshul leads Mohali to victory

DP Azad Trophy: Anshul leads Mohali to victory

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Skipper Anshul Chaudhary scored a patient century as Mohali registered a 201-run win over Bathinda in the opening match of the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament for DP Azad Trophy at the newly-built PCA Stadium in Mullanpur.

He deserved a better farewell, says Rohit

He deserved a better farewell, says Rohit

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

NOTTINGHAM:India opener Rohit Sharma on Monday hailed Yuvraj Singh’s roller-coaster career and said the stylish southpaw deserved a better send-off after 17 years of top-flight cricket.

Cricket fraternity fondly recalls Yuvi

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

NEW DELHI:After 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international cricket, swashbuckling batsman Yuvraj Singh on Monday announced his retirement from the game and the cricket fraternity took to Twitter to post their tributes to the man who almost single-handedly won India the 2011 World Cup.

The Enigma called Yuvraj Singh

The Enigma called Yuvraj Singh

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

NOTTINGHAM:Yuvraj Singh will forever remain an enigma in Indian cricket — one of the country’s greatest ODI players who could never really crack the Test code.

One arrested with intoxicant tablets, injections

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

LALRU: The police arrested a person and seized 825 intoxicant tablets, 20 injections and 20 empty bottles from his possession at a naka near Lelhi on Sunday.

Bouncer sent to police custody for assaulting 3 men on Airport Road

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

MOHALI: The police arrested a bouncer identified as Tarun Chopra, who assaulted three men on Airport Road last month, and produced him in a local court, which sent him to two-day police remand.

Four gangsters held for murdering owner of finance company

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

PANCHKULA: The CIA staff of the Panchkula police has arrested four gangsters for murdering owner of a property and finance company, located in a showroom in Sector 20, on January 30.

Three held with 80-gram heroin

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

MOHALI: Sleuths of the Special Task Force (STF) have arrested three persons with 80 grams of heroin here.

Two fraudsters held in Sec 26

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police have arrested 2 fraudsters, who used to cheat gullible people outside banks by exchanging their money with bundle of papers after befooling them.

Woman arrested for immigration fraud

Woman arrested for immigration fraud

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police arrested a woman, proprietor of Dream Global Consultants, Sector 34, here, for duping people to the tune of Rs 34 lakh on the pretext of sending them abroad.

MC to provide breathing space to all trees

MC to provide breathing space to all trees

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Commissioner, Municipal Corporation (MC), KK Yadav, today issued directions to all executive engineers concerned of the civic body to provide breathing space to trees in whole Chandigarh by June 30 positively.

Prepare DNIT of bank square, float tender: Vij to MC officials

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMBALA: With the state government giving its approval to release Rs 100 crore for the construction of a bank square in Ambala Cantonment, the state Health Minister has directed the Municipal Corporation (MC) to get the detailed notice of inviting tender (DNIT) of the project prepared at the earliest and float tender.

Threat of road cave-in irks residents of  Phase 7

Threat of road cave-in irks residents of Phase 7

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

MOHALI: Residents of a locality in front of the overhead water tank in Phase 7 are upset over lethargic attitude of the Municipal Corporation (MC) towards an incident of road cave-in here.

UT Police Department move raises eyebrows

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a move that had raised eyebrows, the UT police sent a communication to the National Commission for Women (NCW) regarding a domestic violence complaint being disposed of while approval for closing it was taken two months later.

Fire safety compromised at Purab Apartments: Dwellers

Fire safety compromised at Purab Apartments: Dwellers

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

MOHALI: Residents of the GMADA housing project, Purab Apartments, are upset over negligence of the authorities concerned when it comes to complying with the fire safety norms.

Meet on Asian development

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

PATIALA:The Centre for Development Economics and Innovation Studies (CDEIS) and the Department of Economics at Punjabi University, in collaboration with the Association of Asia Scholars (AAS), are organising a two-day international conference on ‘Asia’s Development Experience in 21st Century’.

City faces water crisis

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Congress councillor Satish Kainth has alleged that the Municipal Corporation is not serious regarding the water crises in the city.

Man jumps light, damages car

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

PANCHKULA: In a hit-and-run case, an unknown driver hit and damaged the Alto of a Tohana resident after allegedly jumping the red light at the Sector 9/10 traffic light point on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.

New Mohali DC takes charge

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

MOHALI: Mohali’s new Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan after taking charge of his office today directed to cover/fill all bore pits in the district with immediate effect.

Sanitation workers stage protest

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A large number of sanitation workers of Lions Company protested in support of their demands at the MC office today.

Pharmacist starts fast unto death

Pharmacist starts fast unto death

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

PATIALA: Demanding regularisation, a contractual pharmacist has started fast unto death at Zila Parishad complex here.

Air Marshal Nambiar visits Ambala IAF station

Air Marshal Nambiar visits Ambala IAF station

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

AMBALA: Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, PVSM, AVSM, VM & Bar ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Western Air Command, visited the Ambala Air Force Station today.

MC seals 7 structures for violating building rules

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

PATIALA:Taking action against unscrupulous construction of buildings under its ambit, the Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) today sealed seven buildings in areas, including Sukhram Colony near factory area, Aman Nagar near Alipur Araian village, Udham Singh Nagar and Mehar Singh Colony near Banna road.

Dengue larvae found at five govt depts, notices served

Dengue larvae found at five govt depts, notices served

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

PATIALA:The district Health Department today sent show-cause notices to five government departments, including the Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) and a police station, after dengue larvae were found on their premises.

Bribery case: CBI opposes plea of building firm staffer

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The CBI today opposed the bail application of one of the accused in the Rs 1.30-lakh bribery case. In the bail plea, Akhand Raj Singh, an employee of Nagarjuna Construction Company Ltd, Bathinda, said he was falsely implicated and he had no role to play in the case. The matter will now come up for hearing on July 3.

MACT awards Rs17-lakh relief to carpenter’s family

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 17.39 lakh to the family of a carpenter who died in a road mishap in 2017.

2 women hurt as cooking gas pipe explodes

2 women hurt as cooking gas pipe explodes

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Two women sustained burn injuries after a cooking gas pipe exploded in a flat at Spangle Heights, a residential society in Dhakoli, here this morning.

Shopkeeper, firm penalised for selling old mobile phone

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

PANCHKULA: For selling an old mobile phone, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a shopkeeper and the manufacturer to refund cost of the phone to a Dhakoli resident.

Apni Mandi concept came from Cambridge

Apni Mandi concept came from Cambridge

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

In 1985, on return from the World Bank, I became Development Commissioner, Punjab, responsible for the agriculture and rural sector.

Poets light up event

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

PANCHKULA: Eminent poets read out their verses at the Trilingual Kavi Sammelan, organised by the Ehsaas Adabi Society, at the auditorium of Bright School in Sector 26 here yesterday.

Plantation drive at UIET

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A plantation drive was carried out at the University Institute of Engineering Technology (UIET) at Panjab University here today.

Camp for needy kids

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

PANCHKULA: An educational camp, ‘Masti Ki Pathshala’, was organised for underprivileged children at Government Model Sanskriti Senior Secondary School in Sector 20 here today.

Summer school begins tomorrow

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The National Academy of Sciences Summer School will be organised at the PU from June 12 to June 15.

Denied ‘duty leave’, scholars meet PU DUI

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University Research Scholars’ Association (PURSA) today gave a representation to the DUI regarding the denial of requisite “Duty Leave” to UBS scholars for data collection.

34 scholars take part in course on research methodology

34 scholars take part in course on research methodology

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 10-day research methodology course was inaugurated at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) here today.

BEd entrance test on July 21

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A meeting of the advisory committee for centralised admission to BEd — offered in 215 colleges — was convened on Monday.

Vulnerable witness centre comes up at District Courts

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A vulnerable witness centre has started functioning at the District Courts here. The centre has been set up under the Witness Protections Scheme, 2018.

Edu Dept mulls reviving teachers’ transfer policy

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: After a gap of seven years, the UT Education Department is mulling to revive the transfer policy for teachers in government schools.

‘An even better person than cricketer’

‘An even better person than cricketer’

11 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: As cricketer Yuvraj Singh today announced his retirement after an illustrious innings in international cricket, those in the city, where he was born and raised, spoke to The Tribune of his extraordinary journey.

Wait for the hammer  to fall, why the hurry?BENCH MARK

Wait for the hammer to fall, why the hurry?

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

The governments need to wait for the hammer of justice to fall, once a case has been placed on the judicial anvil in matters involving public interest.

Yuvraj Singh may call it a day

Yuvraj Singh may call it a day

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

MUMBAI:India’s 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh has called a media interaction at a plush South Mumbai hotel Monday, triggering speculations that he may announce his retirement.

Kiratjot, Jujhar, Vanisha swim to glory

Kiratjot, Jujhar, Vanisha swim to glory

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

CHANDIGARH: Kiratjot Kaur clocked 33.63 seconds to win the 25m backstroke gold in the girls’ U-8 category on the concluding day of the Chandigarh Open Invitational Swimming Meet at the Sector 23 All-Weather Swimming Pool today.

In three years, 32% complaints converted into FIRs, most fake

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

CHANDIGARH: Only 32.33 per cent of the total 47,218 complaints received by the UT police in the past three years were converted into FIRs.

48 caught drinking at public places

48 caught drinking at public places

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:During a special drive against drinking in public places, the UT police on Saturday arrested 48 persons who were found drinking in the open.

Air Asia flight makes emergency landing

Air Asia flight makes emergency landing

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

MOHALI:Air Asia’s Delhi-Srinagar flight, which reportedly developed a technical snag, made an emergency landing at the local airport this morning.

BRIEFLY

Maid steals jewellery

10 Jun 2019 | 7:15 AM

Chandigarh: A maid has been booked on the charge of stealing jewellery from a house in Sector 40.

Punjabi University deducts 10% HRA of college employees, PUTA raises concern

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University has reduced 10 per cent house rent allowance (HRA) of employees at Yadavindra College of Engineering, Talwandi Sabo.

CISF cop thrashed, kin blame police

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

PATIALA:The police personnel allegedly thrashed a Sub-Inspector of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at Bahadurgarh police post in Patiala on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday here.

Professor who rescued minor from torture still in police net

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

PATIALA:Six months on, a Punjabi University professor who rescued a 14-year-old girl working as a domestic help, from torture, in December 2018 continues to face harassment.

Man injured by neighbour over beating of stray dog

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

MOHALI:A 48-year-old man was seriously injured when a verbal duel between two neighbour families in Phase-7 over hitting a stray dog turned serious where they hit each other with sticks.

MP Preneet hails proposed sports university in city

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

PATIALA:Patiala MP Preneet Kaur today said the proposed sports university in Patiala would give a major boost to sports in the state.

Back from injury, Manoj joins national camp

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

NEW DELHI:Three-time Commonwealth Games medallist Manoj Kumar, who was laid low by a groin in jury after the Asian Games, has rejoined the national camp in Patiala after regaining fitness.

Deepanshu wins skating gold

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

MOHALI:Deepanshu, Armaandeep and Sivansh Rai claimed the top three positions in the boys’ (5-7 years) quads event on the opening day of the Learning Paths Open Roller Skating Tournament today.

Shrawasti, Shourya claim twin titles

Shrawasti, Shourya claim twin titles

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:Shrawasti Kundilya and Shourya Jishtu claimed twin titles on the concluding day of the STA Open Tennis Tournament at the Sector 1 Chandigarh Club today.

Arpit, Gourav score tonsKATOCH SHIELD

Arpit, Gourav score tons

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:Perfectly-timed centuries by Arpit Singh (151) and Gourav Puri (110) helped Chandigarh to gain a commanding position against Ropar in a second-leg match of the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Championship for the Katoch Shield today.

Funds for cash-strapped MC can help ease situationOPEN HOUSE HOW TO IMPROVE BASIC AMENITIES IN VILLAGES

Funds for cash-strapped MC can help ease situation

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

SANJAY CHOPRA:Merger of the remaining 13 out of the 22 villages falling under the jurisdiction of the Chandigarh Administration with the Municipal Corporation (MC) was a good decision.

Income, property certificates to be issued through e-sewa portal

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: The district administration has began issuing income and property-related certificates to facilitate the economically weaker section of the general category through e-sewa portal, so that they may avail the benefit of 10 per cent reservation in jobs and admissions for economically weaker section of the general category.

Man injured by neighbour over beating of stray dog

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

MOHALI:A 48-year-old man was seriously injured when a verbal duel between two neighbour families in Phase-7 over hitting a stray dog turned serious where they hit each other with sticks.

Work on new PRTC bus stand to take off soon

Work on new PRTC bus stand to take off soon

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

PATIALA:After being delayed for quite a long time, the much-awaited project of Patiala’s new Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT), is likely to see the light of day.

Thieves strike at locked house in P’kula

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

PANCHKULA:Thieves decamped with Rs 60,000 and gold and silver jewellery from a locked house in the Mansa Devi Complex (MDC), Sector 4, here.

2 groups clash over personal enmity at Sec 56

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two groups of local residents clashed with each other over personal enmity at Sector 56 here on Saturday.

Residents take to illegal ways to draw water

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

ZIRAKPUR:In violation of the norms, rampant use of submersible pumps to draw underground water is being witnessed in the city.

Minor among 3 booked in drowning case

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

AMBALA:The police have booked three people, including a woman and a minor, in the alleged drowning case of Abhishek in the Narwana Branch canal in Ambala City.

3 murder suspects arrested, sent to 5-day police remand

3 murder suspects arrested, sent to 5-day police remand

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

AMBALA:The Ambala police have arrested three suspects in connection with the murder case of EASI Suresh Kumar, who was shot dead on June 2 in Naraingarh.

Firm sets deadline for project report24X7 WATER SUPPLY

Firm sets deadline for project report

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh Smart City Company Limited (CSCL) has set a one-month deadline to submit detailed project report (DPR) for the 24x7 water supply project of the city before Egis International Company.

Institute’s 30 pupils on NEET top 100 list

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

CHANDIGARH: A total of 30 students from Aakash Institute have figured on the NEET top 100 list, with nine of them coming in top 10 and 30 in top 50, respectively. Aakash Chaudhry, CEO, Aakash Educational Services Limited, said: "The credit goes to the hard work put in by our students and faculty.

Dera Bassi colony residents cry for basic amenities

Dera Bassi colony residents cry for basic amenities

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

DERA BASSI:Residents of Dasmesh Nagar Colony in Dera Bassi are being forced to drink contaminated water due to the alleged callousness of the localgovernment.

Awareness camp for auto drivers

Awareness camp for auto drivers

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

MOHALI:An awareness camp was organised for auto-rickshaw drivers at Phase 6 here today.

Mohali police hold anti-drug seminar

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

MOHALI:To spread awareness about the ill-effects of drugs, the local police today held a seminar for rural folk at Manauli village here.

Heritage furniture to be auctioned in New Zealand

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:Heritage furniture of Chandigarh will once again go under the hammer on the foreign land.

12,908 appear for PU-CET (PG)

12,908 appear for PU-CET (PG)

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:As many as 12,908 candidates appeared for the PU-CET (PG) held today.

Residents show resentment against transfer policy for flats

Residents show resentment against transfer policy for flats

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:Residents of group housing societies of Sectors 48 to 51 today expressed their resentment against the Chandigarh Administration’s Transfer of Flats of Cooperative Societies Scheme, 2018, in a meeting held at Central Park in Sector 49 here.

Dead man’s signature forged, house mortgaged

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

PANCHKULA:The police have registered a case against an unidentified person for forging the signatures of a dead person on an affidavit to seek permission from the Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) for mortgaging a house at Sector 7 in Panchkula with a private bank.

Close shave for Panchkula bizman

Close shave for Panchkula bizman

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

KHARAR:A businessman of Panchkula had a narrow escape when two shots were fired at his car from an SUV around 10 pm on Friday.

Bus shelters to don new look

Bus shelters to don new look

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three years after dismantling old structures for makeover, the Chandigarh Administration has issued the tender for the construction of 496 bus queue shelters which will have many new features to meet the norms of the Smart City mission.

CHB notices to 10,000 for recovery of lease money

CHB notices to 10,000 for recovery of lease money

10 Jun 2019 | 6:54 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a drive to recover the arrears of lease money (in crores), the CHB has issued public notices to more than 10 000 persons residing in the flats of Sector 43, 45, 47 and 63 allotted by the Board.

Youth gets bail in murder bid case

Youth gets bail in murder bid case

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has granted bail to a 23-year-old youth in an attempt to murder case.

Drug addict arrested for snatching purse

Drug addict arrested for snatching purse

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have arrested a 29-year-old drug addict in a snatching case.

Lock-up escapee nabbed in Delhi

Lock-up escapee nabbed in Delhi

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have arrested Mohammad Salim from near the Red Fort in Delhi.

Unknown persons booked for cheatingRLY RECRUITMENT EXAM

Unknown persons booked for cheating

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have booked unknown persons for cheating in the railway recruitment examination held for the posts of junior engineer (JE) here recently.

Woman booked for defrauding 86-yr-old mom

Woman booked for defrauding 86-yr-old mom

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

PANCHKULA: A woman and her two sons have been booked for grabbing the house and other valuables of her 86-year-old mother.

Cheque bounce: Jail,  fine double the sum

Cheque bounce: Jail, fine double the sum

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has sentenced a resident of Mohali to six-month rigorous imprisonment (RI) in two cheque bounce cases.

Jayant, Vanisha clinch gold

Jayant, Vanisha clinch gold

09 Jun 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:Jayant Punj claimed the 50m breaststroke gold in the boys’ U-14 category on the opening day of the Chandigarh Open Invitational Swimming Meet at the Sector 23 All-Weather Swimming Pool today.

Shaawast, Vrishim in main draw

Shaawast, Vrishim in main draw

09 Jun 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:Shaawast blanked Rudra Partap 4-0 in a second-round match of the combined U-10 category on the opening day of the STA Open Tennis Tournament at the Sector 1 Chandigarh Club today.

Boxers  look to gain from foreign exposure

Boxers look to gain from foreign exposure

09 Jun 2019 | 7:21 AM

NEW DELHI:Indian boxers are currently on an exposure tour to Italy, Ireland and Korea as part of their preparation for the upcoming tournaments, including the World Championships to be held later in the year.

Team leaves for FIH Women's Series Finals

09 Jun 2019 | 7:21 AM

NEW DELHI:The Indian women's hockey team left for Hiroshima in the wee hours of Saturday to take part in the FIH Women's Series Finals, which is part of the Olympic Qualifying pathway.

Second leg of Katoch Shield from today

09 Jun 2019 | 7:21 AM

Chandigarh: Chandigarh lads will face Ropar in the opening second round match of the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Championship for the Katoch Shield Trophy on June 9.

FACULTY SHORTAGE IN MEDICAL COLLEGES

Govt promotes 41 PCMS docs to overcome problem

09 Jun 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:With promotions of doctors Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) cadre this week to the post of Assistant Professors (AP) the faculty shortage in the Government Medical Colleges (GMCs) in the state might partially be overcome.

Mother abandons newborn in toilet

09 Jun 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:In a shocking incident, an unmarried woman delivered a girl in a toilet of a private clinic in Patran block and left the facility on Friday afternoon.

‘Mera Pind’ programme at Rajindra Hospital

09 Jun 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:Doctors at Rajindra Hospital under the banner of Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers Association started a new non-government and voluntary health care programme ‘Mera Pind’ (my village) by adopting Seona village in Patiala district today.

Slain cop to get martyr status

09 Jun 2019 | 7:21 AM

AMBALA:The district police have recommended a martyr status to ASI Suresh Kumar, who was shot dead in Naraingarh on June 2.

Clean drains before onset of monsoon : Vij to Admn

09 Jun 2019 | 7:21 AM

AMBALA:Haryana Health and Sports Minister Anil Vij today asked the district administration to

MP Saini holds public darbar

09 Jun 2019 | 7:21 AM

AMBALA:Newly elected BJP MP from Kurukshetra, Nayab Saini, held a public darbar to hear and resolve the issues of local residents in Naraingarh.

SCHOOL NOTES

Ryan International, Mohali

09 Jun 2019 | 7:21 AM

A summer camp culminated at Ryan International School. Students participated in activities with enthusiasm. They received participation certificates and went back home gearing up for a fun-filled summer vacation.

IN BRIEF

AI cancels Delhi flight till June 30

09 Jun 2019 | 7:21 AM

Mohali: Air India has cancelled its Chandigarh-Delhi-Chandigarh flight (443/444) from June 11 to 30 for certain operational reasons. The flight arrives at 6.30 am and leaves at 7.05 am. TNS

Five held with drugs, 2,800 litres of liquor

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

AMBALA: The district police have arrested three persons and claimed to have recovered heroin, opium and illicit liquor from their possession in separate cases.

Ambala cops offer flowers to first-time traffic violators

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

AMBALA: In a novel initiative to name and shame traffic violators, the district police today observed zero tolerance day against violation of traffic rules.

Workshop on dry needling

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A two-day workshop on dry needling began at the PGIMER here today.

Early detection can help cure brain tumour: Docs

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

PANCHKULA: Surgical neurology experts from Paras Hospitals, Panchkula, today addressed the media to create awareness on World Brain Tumour Day.

Lecture on Guru Arjan Dev’s teachings

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: School of Punjabi Studies, Panjab University, organised an extension lecture to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev today.

Workshop on RTI at PU

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: A two-day national workshop on ‘RTI: Awareness, issues and challenges’, organised by the Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management (CALEM), PU, under the aegis of Pandit Madan Mohan Malwiya National Mission for Teachers Training (PMMMNMTT) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), concluded here today.

MACT awards Rs 29 lakh to conductor’s kin

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of nearly Rs 29 lakh to the family of an accident victim.

MC to hire consultant for preparing DPRSTOPPING FLOW OF WASTE WATER IN GHAGGAR

MC to hire consultant for preparing DPR

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

PANCHKULA: After receiving flak from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) the Municipal Corporation (MC) has sought approval from the Haryana Government for hiring a consultant for preparing a detail project report (DPR) on how to control flow of waste water from unauthorised colonies into the Ghaggar and Yamuna rivers.

Online access to property details for PUDA allottees

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

MOHALI: In a bid to provide online access to their properties allotted across the state by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) and other special development authorities, the department has extended an opportunity to the owners to create username/user ID and register their mobile number in office records.

2,971 appear for PU CET (PG) 1st phase

2,971 appear for PU CET (PG) 1st phase

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: As many as 2,971 candidates appeared for the first phase of the PU-CET (PG) entrance test-2019 for admission to 25 postgraduate courses at Panjab University here today.

PU to consider Class XII score for admission to BSc (Hons)

PU to consider Class XII score for admission to BSc (Hons)

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: From this academic session, Panjab University will consider the candidate’s Class XII marks in physics, chemistry and biology/maths as the eligibility criteria for admission to 13 BSc (Hons) courses at 12 of its traditional sciences departments under the varsity’s honours school system.

Residents rescue sambar from dogs

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

PANCHKULA: Residents of the Tribune housing society at Madanpura village today saved a sambar from stray dogs when the wild animal strayed into the housing complex this morning.

15 from Mohali institute pass out as Army officers

15 from Mohali institute pass out as Army officers

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: Of the 33 cadets from Punjab, who were commissioned as officers at the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, today, as many as 15 are alumni of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI), Mohali.

Addictive drug found in killer’s blood samplesDRUG OFFICER’S MURDER

Addictive drug found in killer’s blood samples

09 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

KHARAR: The chemical examination of the viscera and blood samples of Balwinder Singh, the accused in Neha Shoree murder case, has revealed presence of tramadol, a habit-forming drug.

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Murder cracked, accused nabbed

Murder cracked, accused nabbed

15 Jun 2019 | 7:33 AM

NEW DELHI:A murder case in Gangotri Vihar has been cracked with the arrest of accused Ajay Singh Raghav.

Ambedkar varsity reinstates ousted contractual workers

Ambedkar varsity reinstates ousted contractual workers

15 Jun 2019 | 7:33 AM

NEW DELHI:The administration of Ambedkar University today reinstated all 52 contractual employees who were ousted on May 31.

Task force for women’s safety formed

15 Jun 2019 | 7:33 AM

NEW DELHI:The Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) has constituted a task force for women safety in public transport in the national capital.

HC quashes DU’s new admission norms

15 Jun 2019 | 7:33 AM

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside Delhi University’s new admission norms for undergraduate courses.

Give scholarships regardless of religion: AAP MP

14 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

NEW DELHI:Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh said today that though the party welcomed the fact that the BJP-led NDA government was giving attention to Muslim students, it had only exposed saffron party’s hypocrisy.

Prosecutors appointed in Saxena murder case

14 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party government today appointed senior lawyer Rebecca John and Vishal Gossain as special public prosecutors in the murder case of a photographer, Ankit Saxena.

Nigerian arrested for duping people

14 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

NEW DELHI:A Nigerian national was arrested by the police on Thursday for duping several people under a fraudulent scheme.

BJP slams Jal Board, says acute water crisis in city

BJP slams Jal Board, says acute water crisis in city

14 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

NEW DELHI:Union Minister Vijay Goel today said there was an acute water crisis in Delhi as the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) did not have any action plan for the summers.

AIIMS docs to go on strike today

AIIMS docs to go on strike today

14 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

NEW DELHI:In solidarity with West Bengal doctors, who were attacked on Thursday, resident doctors of AIIMS will go on strike on Friday.

AAP govt leading the way in education reforms: Kejriwal

AAP govt leading the way in education reforms: Kejriwal

14 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

NEW DELHI:While laying the foundation stone for the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) on Baburam School campus in Shahdara, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said, “Delhi is giving direction to the country on education reforms.

BRIEFLY

Woman pickpocket held at Metro station

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

New Delhi: The police have arrested a woman for theft. The accused has been identified as Sunita (50), resident of Jahangirpuri.Complainant Radhey Shyam Singh told the police that on June 2, the accused stole a jewellery kit from his brother’s wife Sushma Singh’s bag when they were waiting for the turn at Metro station checking counter.

Sanitation workers seek reinstatement

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Sanitation workers of Ambedkar University, Delhi, (AUD), who were sacked recently, met Labour Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday.

No water shortage, says Delhi Jal Board

No water shortage, says Delhi Jal Board

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

NEW DELHI:There is no scarcity of water as the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is supplying water more than its capacity, said DJB vice-chairman Dinesh Mohaniya.

Dikshit meets Kejriwal, discusses power woes

Dikshit meets Kejriwal, discusses power woes

13 Jun 2019 | 8:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has agreed to order a probe into how crores of rupees on fixed charges were being collected to benefit power distribution companies.

Lekhi protests against poor supply of water

Lekhi protests against poor supply of water

12 Jun 2019 | 7:16 AM

NEW DELHI:Meenakshi Lekhi, MP from New Delhi parliamentary constituency, on Tuesday protested outside the Delhi Jal Board’s RK Puram office against poor water supply in her constituency. She claimed that even municipal areas were facing water shortage and many places in her constituency lacked piped water supply.

One held for duping ex-CJI of Rs 1 lakh

12 Jun 2019 | 7:16 AM

NEW DELHI:The police on Tuesday arrested a man accused of cheating former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha.

Man cheated of Rs 58L for MBBS seat

12 Jun 2019 | 7:16 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police have arrested a 30-year-old man for cheating a person of Rs 58 lakh on the pretext of providing admission to medical colleges.

Over 50,000 apply for DDA scheme

12 Jun 2019 | 7:16 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has received over 50,000 applications for its new housing scheme.

AAP leader joins BJP

AAP leader joins BJP

12 Jun 2019 | 7:16 AM

NEW DELHI:The Alderman of the AAP in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation and AAP Trade Wing General Secretary, Vijender Yadav joined the BJP with his supporters, on Tuesday.

At IGI, man caught smuggling phones

11 Jun 2019 | 6:58 AM

New Delhi: A man has been arrested by Customs officials at the IGI airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle mobile phones, worth Rs 63 lakh into the country.

DPCC moves rights panel on Aligarh case

11 Jun 2019 | 6:58 AM

New Delhi: The Legal and Human Rights Department of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC), on Monday filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the issue of the murder of a two-year-old girl in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

Court comes to rescue of woman forced to stay in old age home

11 Jun 2019 | 6:58 AM

NEW DELHI:Torture, abuse, confinement by daughter and “forceful” detention in an old age home is the unfortunate story of a 76-year-old woman who has now been set free with a Delhi court’s intervention.

Sisodia inspects construction of classrooms at four schools

Sisodia inspects construction of classrooms at four schools

11 Jun 2019 | 6:58 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today inspected construction work at 164 classrooms of four government schools in South Delhi.

95% residents happy with free-ride scheme: Survey

10 Jun 2019 | 6:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Councillors, MLAs and representatives of various women organisations in the city are conducting public meetings in their respective areas after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked them to get feedback on the proposal of free Metro and bus rides for women.

Students protest outside CM house

Students protest outside CM house

10 Jun 2019 | 6:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Around 500 students of 13 colleges affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (IP University) protested outside the Chief Minister's residence against the fee hike, which has been imposed retrospectively from 2015, at Civil Lines here today.

Residents to get subsidy on power for CCTVs: AAP

10 Jun 2019 | 6:43 AM

NEW DELHI:People who want to get CCTV cameras installed outside their houses, under a project of the Delhi Government, will have to give an “undertaking” for providing the device with power from their connection.

Rave party busted in Chhattarpur, 3 held

10 Jun 2019 | 6:43 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Excise Department and the police busted a rave party being held illegally in Chhattarpur here, a government official said on Sunday.

Hospital CEO arrested in kidney transplant racket

Hospital CEO arrested in kidney transplant racket

09 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

NEW DELHI: A CEO and doctor of a Delhi five star hospital and research institute has been arrested for being involved in a kidney transplant racket.

Don’t bill power consumers for six months: Sheila

Don’t bill power consumers for six months: Sheila

09 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Sheila Dikshit demanded that the Aam Aadmi Party Government in Delhi should not bill power consumers in Delhi for the next six months.

Only 23 persons availed education loan under govt scheme

09 Jun 2019 | 7:58 AM

NEW DELHI: According to the Outcome Budget of the Delhi Government released on Friday, only 23 people availed loans under the government’s Higher Education and Skill Development Guarantee Scheme in the last financial year.

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Bhavnoor tops district in JEE Advanced

Bhavnoor tops district in JEE Advanced

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

JALANDHAR: After having secured All-India Rank (AIR) 267 and being the second topper in the district in the JEE-Mains exam, Bhavnoor Singh Marok has now emerged as the topper in the district in the JEE Advanced exam, the results of which were declared here today.

Friends in school, college and after, now clear PCS

Friends in school, college and after, now clear PCS

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

JALANDHAR: They studied from the same school, same college and nurtured the same aspirations. And now, both city students have cracked the Punjab Civil Services examination, standing closely rank-wise too.

Row hits Dera Sachkhand Ballan over embezzlement

Row hits Dera Sachkhand Ballan over embezzlement

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

JALANDHAR: Just as the 10th death anniversary of slain Sant Ramanand, who was deputy head of Dera Sachkhand Ballan, has passed, a controversy has hit the dera’s functioning.

Indian govt to help NRIs get legal documents in Italy

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) settled in Italy are not getting their passports renewed due to lack of legal documents related to that country.

Kimi paints her way to become artistMAKE IN JALANDHAR

Kimi paints her way to become artist

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

JALANDHAR: Kimi Juneja alias Manpreet (41) has always turned to drawing as her refuge. She says in childhood she had spent most of her time sketching girly faces and even in classroom while the whole class learnt lessons, she remained glued to her sketch pad, scribbling and doodling her thoughts away.

IMA protests over violence against docs

IMA protests over violence against docs

15 Jun 2019 | 7:12 AM

PHAGWARA: Taking a serious note of the rise in incidents of violence against medical professionals as well as medical institutions, doctors belonging to the Indian Medical Association observed national protest day today.

Woman seriously injured in attack, three booked