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SNATCHER FLEES FROM CUSTODY

ASI, constable suspended

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar police today suspended an ASI and a constable for dereliction of duty after a snatcher escaped from their custody yesterday.

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, August 20

The Jalandhar police today suspended an ASI and a constable for dereliction of duty after a snatcher escaped from their custody yesterday.

Informing about the incident, Police Commissioner Praveen Sinha said the accused and his accomplice were involved in two snatching incidents recently. While they were going to do another snatching, one of the accused Lakhwinder, alias Laddi, was arrested by the police.

ASI Sukhdev Singh and constable Baldev Singh took him to Sangat Singh Nagar to arrest his other accomplice. As Laddi was handcuffed, the team left him alone in the vehicle and went inside the house to catch his accomplice.

As they forgot to lock the vehicle, Laadi fled from the spot. Following this, both were suspended today with immediate effect.

Gurdwara president shot at, hurt

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Two masked men on a motorcycle fired two rounds, injuring the president of Gurdwara Singh Sabha at Garhdiwala late this evening.

Kalia faces ire for posting pics of his water-logged house

Kalia faces ire for posting pics of his water-logged house

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

Jalandhar, August 20: Punjab’s former Local Bodies Minister Manoranjan Kalia today faced much embarrassment after he was being trolled for posting pictures of his house submerged in rain water.

Month on, traders grapple with GST

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Even after more than one and a half months of its implementation, the goods and services tax (GST), which was given a new term by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “good and simple tax”, is still not proving really good for small-trade industrialists.

Rs 1,475-cr boost for PGI expansion

Rs 1,475-cr boost for PGI expansion

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major boost to the expansion of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, the Union Government has approved three most-sought-after projects worth Rs 1,475 crore for the region’s premier medical and research institution.

Education only way to empower women, says Dy Commissioner

Education only way to empower women, says Dy Commissioner

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Exhorting the girls to empower themselves by attaining education, Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that it was the most important tool to end the disturbing trend of exploitation of women.

Rain puts life out of gear

Rain puts life out of gear

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Though torrential rain that poured the city today brought relief to residents by bringing down the mercury level, businessmen and employees who had off day today, enjoyed the downpour with tea and snacks.

National art fest begins

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The three-day national art fest 2017 started here today at Virsa Vihar.

Paddling to spread awareness

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

PHAGWARA: A UK-based resident of the town, Nirmal Singh, is doing cycling for 40 kms daily at the age of 76 years.

‘Shaheed ki beti’ staged

‘Shaheed ki beti’ staged

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The Style Arts Association, Jalandhar, in collaboration with Virsa Vihar, staged a play ‘Shaheed ki beti’ at the auditorium of Virsa Vihar on Saturday.

JAC demands release of scholarship fund

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The delay in the release of the post-matric scholarship (PMS) funds, meant for over 3 lakh SC students in the state, is causing problem to students here.

33 lecturers promoted as principals honoured

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: The Government Lecturers Union honoured 33 lecturers, who were recently promoted as principal, at a function at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall here today.

College Notes

Photo fiesta organised

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

Jalandhar: Photo Fiesta, a workshop-cum-competition, was organised on the World Photography Day at DAV College.

SNIPPETS

Power supply hit phagwara

21 Aug 2017 | 1:33 AM

Power supply to 50 nearby villages has been badly hit due to the torrential rain on Sunday.

House burgled

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

Phagwara: Valuable goods worth more than Rs one lakh were reportedly stolen from the house of Jaswinder Kaur in nearby Narur village last night.

Australian educationists hold 21st convention

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR:The Association of Australian Education Representative in India (AAERI) organised its 21st annual convention.

Rana holds rally in Khaira’s fiefdom

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh today held a show of strength in the Bholath constituency of Kapurthala, following a clean chit in the mining auction row.

Various contests mark World Photography Day at KNC

Various contests mark World Photography Day at KNC

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

PHAGWARA: Proving their talent, the students of Kamla Nehru College for Women, Phagwara, secured prizes during various competitions held on college premises on Saturday.

AEFI meet takes up cases of vaccine after-effects on kids

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: A meeting of the committee members of AEFI (Adverse Effects Following Immunisation) was held at the office of the Civil Surgeon, Dr Raghubir Singh Randhawa, here today.

Cong wants industrial package for Punjab on the lines of hilly states

Cong wants industrial package for Punjab on the lines of hilly states

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Demanding an industrial package for the hilly areas of Punjab as announced for Himachal Pradesh and other hilly states by the NDA government, Congress spokesperson Nimisha Mehta today said state BJP chief and Hoshiarpur MP Vijay Sampla as well as SAD MP from Anandpur Sahib Prem Singh Chandumajra should ensure a similar treatment for the state.

105 rly passengers fined in surprise check

105 rly passengers fined in surprise check

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: There was drama in the afternoon at the city railway station, when 105 passengers, including men, women, members of the LGBT community and some boys, were fined by the Special Railway Magistrate during a surprise checking conducted here this afternoon.

Platform without shed at rly station irks passengers

Platform without shed at rly station irks passengers

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Though the passengers are already facing a tough time in the hot and sultry weather, platforms without shed at the city railway station are piling up misery for the daily commuters.

e-Punjab Portal

Accurate info sought from schools by Aug 20

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: With faulty or incomplete information being uploaded on the education portal in Punjab, the Education Department has issued August 20 as the new deadline for all schools to send proper information regarding posts and other details to the state to be uploaded online.

Nine students among 11 hurt in mishap

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

PHAGWARA: Eleven persons including nine students and a teacher of Ramgarhia School in Phagwara besides a driver sustained serious injuries when an auto-rickshaw overloaded with students overturned near Goal Chowk on Saturday morning.

Conservation of soil, water resources

Dept failed to get grants for city, Kapurthala dist

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite the hue and cry raised over the problem of groundwater, nothing is actually being done here to conserve it or check its depletion.

Youth succumbs to burn injuries

20 Aug 2017 | 12:53 AM

PHAGWARA: Amin Malik of Samrai village, who had reportedly set himself on fire before the house of his beloved, after attacking Rajesh Kumar, uncle of the girl, in Hadiabad on Friday morning, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital here late last night.

3 killed as jeep rams into scooter

3 killed as jeep rams into scooter

20 Aug 2017 | 12:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Three persons were killed in a road accident that took place on the Goindwal road in Kapurthala today. A 70-year-old man, his grand-daughter and a security guard of the Goindwal thermal plant lost their lives in the accident.

Five injured in clashBriefly

Five injured in clash

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

Phagwara: Five persons were admitted to the local Civil Hospital after being injured in a clash at Manak village in Phagwara on Friday.

Cleanliness takes a back seat

Cleanliness takes a back seat

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: With the closure of over 19 garbage collection sites in various wards in the past two months, the Swachh Bharat project appear to have been dumped by the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, in the city.

Construction work on K'thala road begins

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: After witnessing much hullabaloo over claiming the credit for the completion of the Jalandhar-Kapurthala four-laning project by the BJP and Congress, the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, finally started the construction work on the stretch today.

521 cadets take part in 10-day camp

521 cadets take part in 10-day camp

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A 10-day annual training camp organised by the 12 Punjab Battalion NCC, Hoshiarpur, concluded at Sant Baba Bhag Singh University, Padhiana, today.

Airlines rake in moolah as students head for foreign shores

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: As the September intake to study abroad is coming to an end, queues in front of immigration offices and travel agencies are reported to be soaring as the last day to the session is approaching close.

DEO inspects primary education offices, schools

DEO inspects primary education offices, schools

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

HOSHIARPUR: District Education Officer (DEO) Salvinder Singh Samra today conducted a surprise inspection of Block Primary Education Offices (BPEOs) in Mahilpur and Garhshankar-II.

School bus driver held with rich haul of ‘chura post’

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The rural police today arrested two persons, including a school bus driver, with 2 quintals and 18 kg of “chura post” and Rs 40,000.

NGO adopts govt school, gives facilities, scholarshipsCorporate social responsibility

NGO adopts govt school, gives facilities, scholarships

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Giving corporate social responsibility (CSR) a big boost, Jalandhar’s leading businesswoman Kamna Raj Aggarwalla has set up a non-profit NGO Edumust, under which it has started adopting government schools and begun providing these various facilities.

City’s oldest lensman still on shooting spreeWorld Photography Day today

City’s oldest lensman still on shooting spree

19 Aug 2017 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Having clicked his first picture in 1955, 79-year-old Pyare Lal is perhaps the oldest professional photographer in the town.

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