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Three of family burnt alive in shanty fire near cityPeople gather at the site where the shanty caught fire near Jalandhar on Sunday night. A Tribune photograph

Three of family burnt alive in shanty fire near city

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

Jalandhar: Three members of a migrant family, including a man and his two kids, were killed after a fire broke out in their shanty at Ahima Kazi village near Kartarpur last night.

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, March 28

Three members of a migrant family, including a man and his two kids, were killed after a fire broke out in their shanty at Ahima Kazi village near Kartarpur last night.

The siblings died on spot, whereas their father died at the Civil Hospital in Kartarpur.

The deceased were identified as Bhola Chaudhary (56), his daughter Savitri (15) and son Ashish (7). The deceased hailed from Kharabanna village in Bihar.

As per the police, the family had been living in the shanty in the farms of Hakam Singh of the same village. The police said the incident took place at 2 am. The family had burnt a mosquito coil that possibly caused the fire, the police added.

Cops said the family’s relatives living in another shanty nearby made efforts to douse the flames, but the children could not be saved.

Rs 44 crore fall in licence fee collection

Rs 44 crore fall in licence fee collection

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

Jalandhar: As the Department of Excise and Taxation will hold the draw of liquor vends tomorrow, its Jalandhar Division is set to see a fall of Rs 44 crore in the licence fee collection this time. crore fall in licence fee collection

MC threatens to seal bus stand

MC threatens to seal bus stand

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

Jalandhar: The Municipal Corporation (MC) issued a notice to the Punjab Roadways today and told it to pay the remaining arrears of the property and house tax amounting to Rs 5.5 crore.

Civic body to present budget of Rs 544.79 cr

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

The Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) is all set to present a budget of Rs 544.79 crore for the financial year 2017-18.

Parents’ body for action against school, gives memo to DC

Parents’ body for action against school, gives memo to DC

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

Jalandhar: The Punjab Parents Association in Jalandhar today submitted a memorandum of demands to the Deputy Commissioner, seeking action against a private school that had allegedly withheld the results of hundreds of students.

GST: Veyopar Sena calls for removal of ‘coercive’ provision

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

Jalandhar: TheVeyopar Sena, Punjab, today wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, seeking the removal of the “coercive provision” from the newly introduced GST Bill.

Student protests fee hike

Student protests fee hike

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

JALANDHAR: A private school student, Nobel, today sat on a dharna in front of the residence of Congress MLA from Jalandhar Cantonment, seeking action against private schools for increasing the fee.

sacrilege issue

Tributes paid to Sikh youth killed in 1986 at Nakodar

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

JALANDHAR: SGPC president Prof Kirpal Singh Bhadungar, Dal Khalsa president HS Cheema and spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh paid tributes to the four Sikh youth who were allegedly killed by the police in 1986 at Nakodar as they were protesting against the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib.

SAD(A) demands early SGPC poll

SAD(A) demands early SGPC poll

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

JALANDHAR: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Maan today said the SGPC had already completed its term and now it had no statutory right to pass the budget.

Continue free power supply to cow shelters in state: Kimti Bhagat

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

JALANDHAR: Chairman of Punjab Gau Sewa Commission Kimti Bhagat today appealed to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to continue the power connection to nearly 472 cow shelters in the state.

Seminar on rail traffic

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

PHAGWARA: At a safety seminar organised at Phagwara railway station today, Ferozepur Divisional Traffic Manager SPS Bhatia deliberated upon various safety issues and said there was a dire need to sensitise the railway staff on exchange of signals and proper communication, as in the past few years, various accidents had taken place due to human errors.

Training on energy conservation building code

Training on energy conservation building code

29 Mar 2017 | 2:37 AM

A one-day training programme on Punjab Energy Conservation Building Programme (ECBC) was held on Monday at CT Institute of Architecture and Planning (CTIAP) under the patronage of the CT Group of Institutions at its Shahpur campus.

Drug menace: Thefts reported in city govt/aided schools

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: While the city police have asked the district administration to create awareness among students on the drug menace prevalent here, many government schools in the district have also been at the receiving end of threats and thefts due to this menace.

Minor girl abducted

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

PHAGWARA: On a complaint lodged by Shahdeep of Goindwal, the Phagwara police have booked seven persons, identified as Ramid, Firoz, Makhan, Karim, Sadeeq (all residents of Kathu Nangal), Marid of Allowal village (Gurdaspur) and Allu of Shahpur Kandi under Section 363/366A/379B of the IPC on the charges of abducting his minor sister who was riding on his motor cycle.

3 killed in accidents

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: In a tragic accident, two youths were killed after falling from the Domoria flyover late in the night. The deceased were identified as Anand, a resident of Gadaipur, and Saddam Hussain of Jandu Singha village.

Now, overloaded vehicle claims cop’s life

Now, overloaded vehicle claims cop’s life

28 Mar 2017 | 1:59 AM

JALANDHAR: In yet another tragic accident, an overloaded truck claimed a cop’s life near the Paragpur check-post early this morning. The deceased was identified as Karamjit Singh who was on duty at the check-post.

Briefly

Deaths mourned

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

Phagwara: A pall of gloom descended in the town and people thronged to the house of Harneik Talwar at Adarsh Nagar to offer their condolences.

World Theatre Day celebrations

Theatre must move beyond cliches

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: A zenith is reached right in the beginning as an armed assailant steps in and begins indiscriminately shooting at a hall full of people waiting to be entertained – theatrically of course.

Cops transferred

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

PHAGWARA: Kapurthala Police chief Sandeep Sharma has transferred police officers in the district.

MC budget session on March 31

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: The general house of the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) will have its last budget session of the present term on March 31 this year.

Farmers, agri dept expect bumper crop this season

28 Mar 2017 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: Farmers across the state have been expecting a bumper wheat crop this season. The Agriculture Department, Jalandhar, has estimated the yield to be 3.28 lakh metric ton from the 1.69 hectare of farming land in the district this season.

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