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3 killed as jeep rams into scooterPolice inspect the mangled remains of the jeep on the Goindwal raod in Kapurthala district on Saturday. A Tribune Photograph

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.

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, August 19

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. The mishap took place near the Parvez Nagar bus stop in Kapurthala district when a speeding Bolero jeep hit an Activa scooter. The out-of-control jeep, in turn, rammed into a nearby tree.

Ranmeet Singh (35) and Gurvinder Singh (both security guards at the thermal plant) in the jeep were going from Kapurthala to the plant when they hit Rajwant Singh (70) and Kanumeet Kaur (14).

Rajwant Singh was taking his grand-daughter, a student of Class X, for tuition.

The impact of the accident was so much that the jeep hit a tree, uprooting it, making it fall 20 m, whereas the jeep itself fell farther away — at a distance of 100 metres. While one of the riders of the jeep and one of the riders of the Activa died on the spot, the second rider of the Activa – a girl – died while under treatment at a local hospital.

The driver of the jeep Gurvinder Singh, is serious. While Rajwant and Kanumeet were from Uccha Pind in Jalandhar, the duo riding the jeep were both residents of Tarn Taran.

SHO, Fattudingha police station, Parminder Singh, said, “The jeep driver could not control the vehicle due to which it hit the Activa and rammed into the tree, fatally injuring all the riders and claiming the lives of two on the spot. While the girl died on the way to a private hopistal in Jalandhar, the driver of the jeep is presently serious.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Course on InternetCollege notes

Course on Internet

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

Jalandhar: The Department of Computer Science and Applications of B D Arya Girls College, Jalandhar Cantt, organised a one-week course on Internet and its uses under the skill development programme.

Philately exhibition from today

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: The Department of Posts, Jalandhar, will organise a school-level philately exhibition schoolPEX-2017 from August 18 to 19.

Consumer education for students

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: The Education Department has directed government schools to provide consumer education to students to make them aware of consumer rights.

New flag installed at rest house

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

PHAGWARA: Though a 105-feet high National Flag was installed before the rest house in Phagwara some years back, most of the time it was found either damaged or torn.

Biography of athlete Makhan released

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A young writer from Chandigarh, Prateek Sharma, was so hurt after reading the news about the sufferings of Arjuna awardee athlete Makhan Singh that he decided to highlight his plight.

Unfortunate Amarinder chose to re-inaugurate Partition Museum, says Tarun Chugh

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

PHAGWARA: National secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tarun Chugh has criticized Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for re-inaugurating the Partition Museum almost 10 months after it was done by SAD president and former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Briefly

Monkeys create panic

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

PHAGWARA: Monkeys have created panic among residents of the town.

After 2 years, Hans back to his passion

After 2 years, Hans back to his passion

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: After a gap of two years, Padam Shree singer Hans Raj Hans will be again seen performing in Bollywood movie “Partition:1947”, set to be released tomorrow.

9-yr-old raped, accused arrested

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: Daughter of a migrant labourer, the class IV student was returning home with her friends after attending Janmashtami celebrations when the accused Raj Kumar, alias Raju, a 21-year-old labourer from Jharkhand, offered the girl a lift on his cycle and took her to fields and raped her.

Consumer court penalises JIT

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: Nearly 35 allottees of the LIG flats of the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) have filed cases with the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here, protesting that even after making several requests to the JIT officials, they had neither received the possession of their flats nor any refund.

Flesh trade racket busted, 20 arrested

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Busting a flesh trade racket being run in a hotel on the Hoshiarpur-Dharamshala national higway, the Sadar police have arrested 10 men and 10 women, while the owner and manager of the hotel fled from the place.

FIR to be lodged for axing treesZero tolerance

FIR to be lodged for axing trees

18 Aug 2017 | 2:07 AM

JALANDHAR: Adopting zero tolerance towards the axing of trees in the state, the Forest Department has started lodging FIRs with the police against the people indulging in this activity to ensure stringent punishment to them.

Punjab’s only leather institute in the city awaits revamp

Punjab’s only leather institute in the city awaits revamp

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: One among the seven leather institutes in India and the only government institute of leather and footwear technology in Punjab, the premier institute now lies almost abandoned by the authorities and is not receiving the treatment it should be accorded.

DEO chargesheeted for appointing ‘ineligible’ teacher in Hoshiarpur

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: The Education Department is in the news more often for the wrong reasons.

Four murders rocked city on first day of Independence

Four murders rocked city on first day of Independence

18 Aug 2017 | 2:02 AM

JALANDHAR: While the country was celebrating liberation from the British yoke on August 15 1947, Jalandhar city witnessed four murders on the first day of independence.

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