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One safai karamchari for 84-acre historic Ram Bagh

One safai karamchari for 84-acre historic Ram Bagh

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has deployed only one safai karamchari for the historic Ram Bagh, spread over 84 acres.

Imports from Afghanistan, Iran push up onion supply

Imports from Afghanistan, Iran push up onion supply

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Import of onions from Afghanistan, Iran and Uzbekistan has increased the supply in local market here.

MC removes illegal hoardings

MC removes illegal hoardings

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after the elections to various posts of the Punjab Youth Congress and the District Youth Congress, the advertisement wing of the MC removed hundreds of flex boards from city roads and chowks here today.

‘Kitty Party’ star cast comes calling

‘Kitty Party’ star cast comes calling

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Several Punjabi film industry comedians are reuniting in the upcoming Punjabi movie “Kitty Party”, the starcast of which reached the holy city for its promotion on Sunday.

Hindu jatha to leave for Katasraj on December 13

Hindu jatha to leave for Katasraj on December 13

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: A Hindu jatha, under the patronage of Kendriya Sanatan Dharam Sabha, will cross over to Pakistan for paying obeisance at the Katasraj temple from December 13.

No arrest in 7.83L bank robbery yet

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Day after the sensational robbery at Punjab and Sind Bank branch at Chhajjalwindi village falling under the Khalichian police station, the police were yet to arrest the suspects behind the loot.

Eight booked for murder bid

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Eight persons were booked on the charge of attempt to murder after they allegedly stabbed a man, leaving him critically injured.

Body of youth arrives from UAE

Body of youth arrives from UAE

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Body of a 23-year-old immigrant from United Arab Emirates (UAE) Manoj Kumar arrived at the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International airport here today.

Robbers tie up watchman, flee with money

09 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

TARN TARAN: Three masked robbers overpowered the watchman of local Sewa Devi SD College of Education, Sarhali Road, tied him and escaped with Rs 48,900 on Saturday night.

Citizens’ Forum protests rising rape cases

Citizens’ Forum protests rising rape cases

09 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

AMRITSAR: Citizens’ Forum, a local organisation of like-minded educationists, doctors, advocates, farmers and women activists staged a protest against the recent rape incidents in Telangana and Unnao.

Firm told to clear outstanding dues of housing loan

09 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed an insurance company to clear the outstanding housing loan dues of the deceased, who had got it covered from the insurance company in eventuality of death.

Used cooking oil can yield biodiesel, say city hoteliers

Used cooking oil can yield biodiesel, say city hoteliers

09 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

AMRITSAR: Various hoteliers in the city were informed about proper disposal of used cooking oil during a meeting held here recently.

Tarn Taran DiaryTARN TARAN DIARY

Tarn Taran Diary

09 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

People have come forward to help 28-year-old widow of Pringri village in Patti subdivision, who received an electricity bill of Rs 30,000.

Scottish novelist meets WW-I soldiers’ kin

Scottish novelist meets WW-I soldiers’ kin

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: It was a lifetime moment for Scottish novelist Vee Walker, who is the author of ‘Major Tom’s War’, when she met the descents of Captain (honorary) Amar Singh on Saturday.

BRIEFLY

Woman rescued from flesh trade

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A Batala-based NGO with the help of the local police rescued a girl, who alleged that she was being pushed into prostitution by a group of persons, including a woman, on Saturday.

Thieves decamp with Rs5 lakh from medical store

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Unidentified miscreants decamped with Rs5 lakh from a cash counter of a medical store in the Katra Sher Singh area here on the intervening night of December 6 and 7.

Inmates to get facility of Hepatitis C diagnosis

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department has initiated a programme under which it will provide the facility of Hepatitis C diagnosis to Central Jail inmates.

CAMPUS NOTES

‘Allocate funds for higher education’

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: “The blind privatisation of education without appropriate checks and balances, particularly of higher education in the country is playing havoc,” said Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor, GNDU, while addressing the participants of two-week refresher course in commerce and business management organised by the UGC Human Resource Development Centre of the GNDU.

GNDU students take out candle march

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Students of Guru Nanak Dev University staged a protest candle march over the rising rate of crimes against women on Saturday.

Jai Madaan tells why knowing about stars is important in life

Jai Madaan tells why knowing about stars is important in life

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Famous astrologer Jai Madaan conducted an interactive workshop organised by FICCI FLO, Amritsar Chapter, on Saturday.

Project SOCH to take on oral cavity cancer in state

Project SOCH to take on oral cavity cancer in state

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-day international live surgical workshop, ENT Conclave, is being organised at the Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences here.

2 more nominated in murder case of Cong councillor

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Nearly one and half years after the murder of Congress councillor Gurdeep Pehalwan, the police on Saturday nominated two Batala-based criminals in the case.

After owner’s plaint, NRI panel visits Chitra Cinema

After owner’s plaint, NRI panel visits Chitra Cinema

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of the Punjab NRI Commission on Saturday visited Chitra Cinema outside Hall Gate on a complaint of its owner Ravi Kumar, an NRI, against the civic body.

Divers search for remnants 
of Pak drone in UBD canal

Divers search for remnants of Pak drone in UBD canal

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

TARN TARAN: A 10-member divers’ team, under the supervision of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), launched a search operation of the Upper Bari Doab Canal (UBDC) near Dode village to locate parts of the drone, which dropped arms in the border area on September 22.

Agri sub-inspectors seek revision in salary, parity

Agri sub-inspectors seek revision in salary, parity

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Seeking a revision in their salary, sub-inspectors posted in the Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department gathered at Company Bagh here on Saturday.

MC serves notice on 127 showrooms over property tax

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: The property tax wing of the Municipal Corporation issued a notice to 127 showrooms situated in a local shopping mall on the GT Road in the past three days.

Erratic e-sewa server troubles civic body staff

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) inspected the birth and death wing of the Municipal Corporation, the staff attended to office on holiday to clear pending cases but the server of e-sewa went down again, impacting their work.

Police launch pick-and-drop facility for women in holy city

Police launch pick-and-drop facility for women in holy city

08 Dec 2019 | 6:56 AM

AMRITSAR: Amid growing concern over the women’s safety in the country, the city police have launched a free pick-and-drop facility for woman if they are stranded out between 9 pm to 6 am.

Using animation to fight social taboos

Using animation to fight social taboos

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: Resolved to create a space for adult animation across all age groups through her work, city girl Sugandha Bansal is highlighting social issues through her animated movies.

BRIEFLY

Tributes paid to Dr BR Ambedkar

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: Rich tributes were paid to Dr BR Ambedkar on his death anniversary at various places in city.

Nostalgia, bonhomie mark alumni meet at DAV school

Nostalgia, bonhomie mark alumni meet at DAV school

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: Around 200 former students of DAV International School attended the alumni meet here on Friday.

AIT allots alternative plots to beneficiaries of 97-Acre Scheme

AIT allots alternative plots to beneficiaries of 97-Acre Scheme

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: The Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) on Friday allotted residential plots to beneficiaries of the 97-Acre Scheme on alternative space on Ajnala Road.

Gaining perspective on stray cattle

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

I have to swerve my car to find a narrow opening through a herd of stray animals, who refuse to budge.

City railway station all set to be decongested soon

City railway station all set to be decongested soon

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: With a view to decongest the city railway station, the railways is all set to shift operations of at least six trains to nearby Chheharta railway station.

Under CSR, HDFC Bank opens ‘smart classroom’ in Raja Sansi girls school

Under CSR, HDFC Bank opens ‘smart classroom’ in Raja Sansi girls school

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: The HDFC Bank under the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative of ‘Parivartan’ which is the bank’s umbrella brand, installed a projector screen to create a digital classroom at Government Senior Secondary Girls School in Raja Sansi village on Friday.

Drug peddler among 3 held in different cases

Drug peddler among 3 held in different cases

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: The local police have nabbed Gaurav Thakur, a resident of Kapurthakla, for allegedly possessing 260 gm of heroin worth Rs 1.3 crore in the international market.

Workers resume door-to-door waste collection

Workers resume door-to-door waste collection

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: Staff of the solid waste management company, who suspended door-to-door garbage collection yesterday, has resumed its work on Friday morning.

ASI compulsorily retired from service

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) posted at Ranjit Avenue police station was compulsory retired from service after an investigating team found him negligent in his work.

No post of estate officer in civic body, reveals RTI

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: The Municipal Corporation of Amritsar has been appointing non-gazetted officers and superintendents on the post of estate officer for the past several years.

5 years on, police fail to arrest murder accused

5 years on, police fail to arrest murder accused

07 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

AMRITSAR: The gruesome incident of killing of a migrant in Harike Pattan on Thursday for faking death of Amritsar-based trader to get insurance money is a reminder of similar case that occurred in Chatiwind police station area, five years ago.

20-yr-old girl dies mysteriously, mom accuses youth of murder

20-yr-old girl dies mysteriously, mom accuses youth of murder

06 Dec 2019 | 7:19 AM

AMRITSAR: A 20-year-old woman died under mysterious circumstances at Naushera Kalan village here on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Parveen, a resident of the village.

‘People not getting benefits of schemes’

06 Dec 2019 | 7:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Jodh Singh Samra, Ajnala halqa in-charge of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), on Thursday criticised the state government for its failure to provide benefits of the state and the Central-sponsored social schemes to the needy persons.

City student tops Eng olympiad

City student tops Eng olympiad

06 Dec 2019 | 7:19 AM

Amritsar: Zyna Dhillon, a student of Mount Litera Zee School, bagged rank 1 in the International English Olympiad (IEO). She scored 60 out of 60, making to the top rank at the international level.

Three-week orientation programme ends

Three-week orientation programme ends

06 Dec 2019 | 7:19 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-week orientation programme 108 concluded at the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre of Guru Nanak Dev University.

Traffic congestion adds to inconvenience of residents

Traffic congestion adds to inconvenience of residents

06 Dec 2019 | 7:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Frequent traffic jams, lack of driving sense and violation of traffic rules at the intersections in front of Khalsa College for Women have become a nuisance for the commuters in large.

Bhai Gurdas Library to house legacy of reformist Nanak Singh

Bhai Gurdas Library to house legacy of reformist Nanak Singh

06 Dec 2019 | 7:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The legacy of Nanak Singh, a reformist and one of the most prolific writers who gave the Indian and Punjabi literatures some of the most valuable gems, will soon be preserved by Guru Nanak Dev University as a museum will be created in his memory.

Bhai Vir Singh remembered

Bhai Vir Singh remembered

06 Dec 2019 | 7:19 AM

AMRITSAR: A programme was organised by the Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) to celebrate the148th birth anniversary of founder of Chief Khalsa Diwan here on Thursday.

GNDU suspends electrician for harassing daily wagers

06 Dec 2019 | 7:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has suspended an employee of the electrical department on charges of harassment of employees working on daily wages.

SAD’s former sarpanch of Mianpur shot at, 10 booked

SAD’s former sarpanch of Mianpur shot at, 10 booked

06 Dec 2019 | 7:19 AM

TARN TARAN: Surjit Singh, a SAD leader and former sarpanch of Mianpur village, 25 km from here, was shot at and injured in Mianpur on Wednesday night.

Dal Khalsa, SAD (A) to hold dharna in Srinagar

Dal Khalsa, SAD (A) to hold dharna in Srinagar

06 Dec 2019 | 7:19 AM

AMRITSAR: The Dal Khalsa and the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) on Thursday announced to hold a dharna at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on December 10.

City boy shines in English Olympiad

City boy shines in English Olympiad

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Dhairya Mannan, a Class 1 student of The Senior Study II, has made the city proud by bagging the second rank in the SOF International English Olympiad.

Inmate hurt in clash at jail

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Three inmates reportedly attacked another prisoner and injured him at Central Jail Amritsar here on Tuesday. The accused have been identified as Harmanjit Singh resident of Padda, Karanjit Singh, alias Karma, a resident of New Model Town, and Ranpreet Singh, alias Rana, of Mehsampur Khurd.

Robbers take away trader’s car at gunpoint

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

MAHILAPUR: Unidentified armed robbers took away a Hyundai Creta vehicle from a textile merchant of Mahilpur town from near Thuana village on the Phagwara road late last night.

Auto, taxi owners irked over railway parking area beautification plan

Auto, taxi owners irked over railway parking area beautification plan

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The railway is in the process of providing seating arrangement at the place where autos used to be parked in the parking bay area of the city railway station.

Encroachments galore in city’s Civil Lines area

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite the anti-encroachment drives by the MC from time to time, the problem persists in commercial areas of the Civil Lines.

Powercom staff continue protest over delay in pay

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

TARN TARAN: Employees and pensioners of the Powercom department on Wednesday continued their protest for the third day here.

10 % rebate on property tax

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The state government has offered a onetime settlement of property tax with 10 per cent rebate under the e-governance project.

Maa Boli festival held to promote Punjabi culture

Maa Boli festival held to promote Punjabi culture

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Traditional arts and songs of love, spirituality and ‘Punjabiat’ resonated through the halls of Spring Dale School as the Punarjyot Foundation, run by the school management, held the 12th edition of Maa Boli festival to instill love and pride for Punjabi culture and language among the masses.

GNDU has cleanest campus among govt universities

GNDU has cleanest campus among govt universities

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has bagged the top position among the multispecialty government universities across the country having big campuses based on a national-level competition conducted by the MHRD under Swachh Campus Ranking-2019.

NGO starts distribution of dialysis kits

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sarbat Da Bhalla Trust, a Dubai-based NGO run by Dr SP Singh Oberoi, has started providing dialysis kits free of cost to patients with kidney problems at Guru Nanak Dev hospital here.

Powercom JE booked for raping woman

Powercom JE booked for raping woman

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

TARN TARAN: The police have booked Partap Singh, a Junior Engineer (JE) of Powercom posted at Goindwal Sahib, under Section 376 of the IPC for raping a Chandigarh-based woman.

Noted travel writer Inder Raj Ahluwalia visits Khalsa College

Noted travel writer Inder Raj Ahluwalia visits Khalsa College

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMRITSAR: In a world crowded with Insta-travel bloggers, Inder Raj Ahluwalia comes as a relief, among the rare documentarian, who has been trotting the globe for almost four decades.

Voting begins for poll to Youth Cong posts

Voting begins for poll to Youth Cong posts

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Elections to various posts of the Punjab Youth Congress and the District Youth Congress began on Wednesday with the voting witnessed at the Amritsar North and Central constituencies, which was held at the District Congress Committee (DCC) rural office and the DCC urban offices, respectively.

‘Smile Torch’ reaches holy city

‘Smile Torch’ reaches holy city

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Smile Train India, an international cleft care charitable organization and its partner hospitals, welcomed the ‘Smile Torch’ to the holy city on Wednesday.

CM’s announcement gets wide appreciation

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMRITSAR: After the nationwide uproar over the brutal rape and killing of Telengana vet, the Punjab government’s decision to provide free and safe ride home to stranded women has managed to earn it approval from women.

Free drop facility for women to be implemented soon

Free drop facility for women to be implemented soon

05 Dec 2019 | 7:43 AM

AMRITSAR: Following the announcement of the state government for free-facility for stranded women, the Amritsar Police are making arrangements to implement it in the city and surrounding areas.

Farmers demand debt waiver

Farmers demand debt waiver

04 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

TARN TARAN: Despite the police crackdown on the leaders of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) last night, hundreds of its workers came on the roads and blocked road and rail traffic in the area on Tuesday.

India defeat England in opener

India defeat England in opener

04 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: India defeated England and Canada beat USA in matches played at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Tuesday.

Farmers block rail traffic at Rayya

Farmers block rail traffic at Rayya

04 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Activists of the Kisan Sangharsh Committee held a dharna on the railway tracks near Rayya to protest against the non-release of dues of sugarcane farmers and alleged decision of a private sugar mill owned by a senior politician of the ruling party here on Tuesday.

Students celebrate bravery of armed forces

Students celebrate bravery of armed forces

04 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: Making children aware of the battle heroics of our soldiers and teaching them martial history of the country through art and craft, the Punjab State War Memorial and Museum engaged youngsters in several cultural activities during a two-day event.

Kabaddi Cup opens to  almost empty stands

Kabaddi Cup opens to almost empty stands

04 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: The two matches of the International Kabaddi Cup held at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Tuesday received a lukewarm response from kabaddi enthusiasts as the audience stands remained almost empty during the matches.

IN BRIEF

Factory worker dies in accident

04 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

Amritsar: A 28-year-old labourer died after falling into a container, where a cutter was functional at a cardboard factory in the Focal Point area here on Monday.

Powercom staff seek release of salary

Powercom staff seek release of salary

04 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

TARN TARAN: Powercom employees and pensioners on Tuesday continued their protest over the delay in salary at the local circle office here.

Educational institutes observe Int’l Day of Disabled Persons

Educational institutes observe Int’l Day of Disabled Persons

04 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: City-based educational institutions organised a number of activities to observe the International Day of Disabled Persons here on Tuesday.

2 held for thrashing doc, misbehaving with family

2 held for thrashing doc, misbehaving with family

04 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked five persons for beating up a doctor and misbehaving with his wife and mother on Mall Road here on Sunday night.

Farmer-scientist talk on organic farming

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

TARN TARAN: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Booh, 35 km from here, organised a farmer-scientist interaction programme under the Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY) on Sunday.

IN BRIEF

Minor dies, suv driver booked

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

Amritsar: The police have booked a person, who was driving an SUV, after the death of an eight-year-old boy. The victim was injured in an accident on November 30.

Expert throws light on cardiac damage

Expert throws light on cardiac damage

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences of Guru Nanak Dev University organised an academic lecture on ‘Oxidative/ Nitrosative Stresses and Heart Failure’ here on Monday.

Session on key to success organised

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Bhavan’s SL Public School organised an inspirational two-day workshop on the topic ‘Even Mindedness : Key to Success’ in the school’s campus.

Online NOCs for new units bolster investment

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Online portal for assisting entrepreneurs in securing NOCs to set up new industrial units in the state has bolstered investment as Rs 50,000 crore has been invested during the past two and a half years.

Powercom staff protest non-payment of salary

Powercom staff protest non-payment of salary

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

TARN TARAN: Employees of Powercom staged a protest against non-payment of their November’s salary here on Monday.

Light & sound show marks school’s annual function

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Mount Litera Zee School organised a light and sound show to mark its 5th annual function, ‘Rasdhar’, here on Monday.

Industrialists’ unending wait for capital subsidy reimbursement

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Industrialists continue to wait for the reimbursement of capital subsidy for border districts withheld as per the Industrial Policy 2003-2007.

New flights to Kolkata, Delhi set to boost tourism, trade

New flights to Kolkata, Delhi set to boost tourism, trade

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Trade, industry and tourism will receive a fillip following the introduction of two daily flights to Kolkata and Delhi and a limited period flight to Srinagar, besides increasing domestic air connectivity from the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport.

No solution in sight to land dispute at Khawaspur villageTARN TARAN DIARY

No solution in sight to land dispute at Khawaspur village

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

The controversy over possession of land in Khawaspur village, 20 km from Tarn Taran, has become a bone of contention for the administration.

Woman booked for creating fake Tinder profile of another

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The local police booked a woman for making a fake Tinder profile of another woman and putting up the latter’s Facebook identity link on the same.

War museum hosts cultural activities, sessions for students

War museum hosts cultural activities, sessions for students

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: In the run-up to the Military Literature Festival, 2019, scheduled to be held in Chandigarh from December 12 to 15, the Punjab State War Memorial and Museum hosted cultural activities and sessions by military historians for students and families of the armed forces.

Age no bar for this sprinter cop

Age no bar for this sprinter cop

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Surinderpal Singh (56), an Assistant Sub-Inspector (traffic), has won a silver medal at the Master Athletics Championship held in Chandigarh recently.

Durgiana Mandir police post building under civic body lens

Durgiana Mandir police post building under civic body lens

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: The construction of the police chowki at Durgiana Mandir has come under the scanner of the local Municipal Corporation as it has constituted a sub-committee to probe the ownership rights of the land and the previous use of the building.

Teachers make all-out efforts to help students polish personality

Teachers make all-out efforts to help students polish personality

03 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

AMRITSAR: Teachers of government schools are making all-out to polish the personality of students.

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Farmers refuse to cremate suicide victim’s body in Jaito

Farmers refuse to cremate suicide victim’s body in Jaito

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

JAITO: A day after a farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide at the farmers’ protest at Jaito town of Faridkot, the protestors intensified their stir by placing the body of the deceased in front of the office of Jaito SDM on Sunday evening.

Baggage scanner machine barely serving purpose

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

BATHINDA:A baggage scanner machine (BSM) installed at the city railway station, to ensure proper security measures, is barely serving its purpose as passengers enter the station premises without their luggage being scanned in the machine.

Day after protesters-police clash, Kirti Kisan Union leader arrested

Day after protesters-police clash, Kirti Kisan Union leader arrested

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

FARIDKOT:A day after a clash between the police and members of the Punjab Students’ Union (PSU), the Naujawan Bharat Sabha (NBS) and the Kirti Kisan Union (KKU), the Faridkot police on Sunday arrested Rajinder Singh, a senior functionary of the KKU and produced him before the duty magistrate.

Ministerial staff to hold state-wide protest today

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

BATHINDA:Punjab State Ministerial Services Union will carry out a state-wide agitation here on Monday.

Oz farmers share biz opportunities, innovative techniques in agriculture

Oz farmers share biz opportunities, innovative techniques in agriculture

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

BATHINDA: One-day workshop on knowledge sharing between Indian and Australian farmers was organised at Central University of Punjab.

Ensure availability of doctors, medicinesOPEN HOUSE: HOW TO IMPROVE HEALTH SERVICES IN RURAL AREAS?

Ensure availability of doctors, medicines

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

The high disease burden in the country due to lack of safe drinking water, pollution, under-nutrition, poor living conditions, population explosion and poor access to preventive and curative health services have impeded the progress of health programmes such as the National Health Mission and Ayushman Bharat.

CTET aspirants descend on city, cause traffic snarls

CTET aspirants descend on city, cause traffic snarls

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

BATHINDA: Scores of candidates from the region appeared to take Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) exam, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, in the city.

Powercom contractual staff discuss pending demands

09 Dec 2019 | 8:54 AM

BATHINDA:Bathinda zone Powercom Contractual Employees Sanghrash Committee members conducted an annual meeting-cum-convention at Teachers’ Home here.

Slow down in a fast world

Slow down in a fast world

09 Dec 2019 | 8:56 AM

AS I was reading a comic by Jason Novak in The Paris Review, the idea of mechanised tomorrow left me wondering about the transient nature of everything.

IN BRIEF

Youth dies in road mishap

09 Dec 2019 | 8:53 AM

Muktsar: A youth, Anmol Singh, lost his life after an unidentified vehicle hit his motorcycle on Kotli Road in Muktsar town on Saturday night.

IN BRIEF

City student excels in chess

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

Bathinda: A chess player from Baba Farid College has bagged third position in North-Zone Chess Championship 2019 held recently. Manpreet Kaur, a student of BSc (non-medical) second year, won bronze medal by bagging third position in chess during the championship held in Chandigarh.

HPTCL allows accurate measurement: Expert

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: A two-day workshop and hands-on training on ‘high-performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC)’ was organised by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Natural Products at the Central University of Punjab on Thursday.

Five booked for fraud

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

MUKTSAR:The Malout (Sadar) police have booked five persons for allegedly committing an immigration fraud amounting to Rs 13 lakh on the pretext of sending him to Canada.

Prabhjot Brar elected head of Muktsar Youth Congress

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

Prabhjot Singh Brar from Jawahrewala village on Saturday got elected as the Muktsar district president of the Youth Congress.

Lakhi new Bathinda (rural) president of Youth Congress

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: Elections for various posts in the Youth Congress were conducted peacefully in the district and results were declared on Saturday.

Anganwadi workers to hold statewide protests on Dec 12

Anganwadi workers to hold statewide protests on Dec 12

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the All-Punjab Anganwadi Workers’ Union from Malwa region conducted a meeting to discuss their future course of action regarding their long-standing demands, here at Teachers’ Home on Saturday.

Sacrilege: Mann flays state govt for ‘inaction’

Sacrilege: Mann flays state govt for ‘inaction’

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: SAD (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann on Saturday alleged that the Congress government in the state has miserably failed to deliver justice to the Sikhs even a year after the culmination of Bargari Insaf Morcha over the Bargari sacrilege issue.

Woman jumps into thermal lake, dies

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: A woman in her sixties has allegedly committed suicide after jumping in the thermal lake during early morning hours of Saturday.

Amaanat star cast comes calling

Amaanat star cast comes calling

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: The star cast of a Punjabi film Amaanat visited the city on Saturday to promote their upcoming film.

Onions in jewellery boxes & with security on city roads!

Onions in jewellery boxes & with security on city roads!

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

BATHINDA: Former municipal councillor Vijay Kumar, along with city residents, staged a protest by wearing garlands of onions to express their resentment over the skyrocketing onion prices at Parasram Nagar.

Police use water cannons to disperse protesting students

Police use water cannons to disperse protesting students

08 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

FARIDKOT: The police used water cannons and fired tear gas shells to disperse a gathering of about 200 members of the Punjab Students’ Union and the Naujawan Bharat Sabha when they were marching towards the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Saturday.

Free anti-rabies vaccination camp held at Rampura Phul

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: A day-long free anti-rabies vaccination and awareness camp was organised at College of Veterinary Science of the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Rampura Phul, in city.

BRIEFLY

Homeless man dies of cold

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: A homeless man died of cold after spending entire night outside near the Khooni Phatak area in the city.

Muktsar railway staff quarters get new look

Muktsar railway staff quarters get new look

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

MUKTSAR: The Muktsar railway station was given a new look before the arrival of northern railway general manager(GM) here on Saturday.

City player in Indian hockey squad for tri-nation tourney

City player in Indian hockey squad for tri-nation tourney

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: Bringing laurels to the city, Baljeet Kaur, a hockey player, has made it to the Indian junior women hockey squad that is currently participating in a tri-nation hockey tournament being organised in Canberra, Australia, from December 3 to December 8.

Subordinate employees demand implementation of 6th pay panel

Subordinate employees demand implementation of 6th pay panel

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation staged a protest at Children’s Park on Friday and raised slogans against the state government, demanding implementation of recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, release of salaries and outstanding DA instalments, among other demands.

Workshop on challenges in teaching social sciences

Workshop on challenges in teaching social sciences

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: The teaching learning centre at the Central University of Punjab(CUP) successfully organised MHRD sponsored one-week interdisciplinary national workshop on ‘Pedagogical Challenges in Teaching Social Sciences’ from December 2 to 6.

Admn removes pavers laid in violation of Centre rules

Admn removes pavers laid in violation of Centre rules

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

FARIDKOT: About five months after an inquiry by MGNREGA director found many irregularities in the utilisation of funds various development works in Faridkot under the MGNREGA scheme, a Union Government-notified employment programme, the district administration has started removing the interlock pavers in some villages, where these were laid in contravention of rules and regulations.

Movie shooting at railway station troubles passengers

Movie shooting at railway station troubles passengers

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: Passengers were left harried during the shooting of a Bollywood film near ticket counter at the city railway station.

Constable Veerpal Kaur does district proud again

Constable Veerpal Kaur does district proud again

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

MUKTSAR: Constable Veerpal Kaur of the Muktsar police has made the district proud again by winning a bronze medal in the 400m hurdle race in the South Asian Games, which are being held from December 1 to 10 at Kathmandu in Nepal.

7 booked for thrashing principal of govt school

7 booked for thrashing principal of govt school

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

FARIDKOT: A day after the principal of Government Senior Secondary School in Sarawan village of Faridkot was allegedly thrashed by some persons for taking help of some students in the plantation of flower saplings in the school, a large number of teachers staged a protest in front of the mini-secretariat here on Friday and demanded registration of a criminal case against the suspects and their arrest.

Mansa police bust inter-state gang of fraudsters, arrest 4

Mansa police bust inter-state gang of fraudsters, arrest 4

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

MANSA: The Mansa police have busted an inter-state gang which had allegedly floated a fake finance firm and was duping people of their hard-earned money by extending them lucrative loan offers.

No procurement by CCI, farmers hold an official captive

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: Cotton farmers held captive an official of the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) at a grain market of Goniana Mandi on Friday afternoon.

Reeling under debt, farmer kills himself

Reeling under debt, farmer kills himself

07 Dec 2019 | 8:17 AM

BATHINDA: A debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide after consuming pesticides at Kothe Chet Singhwala village in Goniana block on Thursday evening.

84 fresh dengue cases in district; total count 622

84 fresh dengue cases in district; total count 622

06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

BATHINDA:Contrary to the claims of the district Health Department, there is a sharp increase in dengue cases in the district.

IN BRIEF

Man crushed under train

06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

Bathinda: A man was crushed under a train on the Bathinda-Delhi railway line near Tungwali village in the district. The deceased has been identified as Inderjit Singh (55) of Tungwali village itself.

Unemployed BEd teachers seek jobs

Unemployed BEd teachers seek jobs

06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the TET Qualified Unemployed BEd Teachers’ Union carried out a protest march and burnt an effigy of the state government in the city on Thursday.

Murder case ‘cracked’ with arrest of two

06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons have been arrested in connection with a murder of a youth at Bhundar village, a couple of days ago.

Lt Gen Repswal takes charge as Sapta Shakti Command chief

Lt Gen Repswal takes charge as Sapta Shakti Command chief

06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

BATHINDA: Lt Gen KK Repswal has taken over the charge of Chief of Staff of Sapta Shakti Command on Wednesday.

Kabaddi Cup: India, US register wins

Kabaddi Cup: India, US register wins

06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

BATHINDA: The US team defeated Kenya 50-31 points during the ongoing special edition of the International Kabaddi Cup to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev here at the Multipurpose Sports Stadium here on Thursday.

AAP workers deplore soaring onion prices

AAP workers deplore soaring onion prices

06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

BATHINDA: District unit members of the Aam Aadmi Party staged a protest over the soaring onion price near Fire Brigade Chowk in the city on Thursday.

Chowk named after Guru Nanak sans repairs in Malout

Chowk named after Guru Nanak sans repairs in Malout

06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

MALOUT: The district administration named the Bathinda Chowk after Guru Nanak Dev on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev recently, but the rotary is in a dilapidated condition.

Students seek justice for H’bad rape victim

Students seek justice for H’bad rape victim

06 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

BATHINDA: Students and faculty members of the SSD Group of Girls’ Colleges carried out a candle march in solidarity with Hyderabad rape victim in the city.

Dist police pull up socksDROP FACILITY FOR WOMEN

Dist police pull up socks

05 Dec 2019 | 7:48 AM

BATHINDA: A day after Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh announced free police help to women safely home if they are stuck out between 9 pm and 6 am, district police officials have swung into action.

Equipment distributed among differently abled kidsSPECIAL PERFORMANCE

Equipment distributed among differently abled kids

05 Dec 2019 | 7:48 AM

Bathinda: The Education Department organised a camp-cum-cultural activity programme for specially abled children at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Mall Road, here on Wednesday.

Drug addict flees from hospital after getting treatment

05 Dec 2019 | 7:48 AM

BATHINDA: A drug addict was found lying unconscious on the road near the District Court Complex here today.

IN BRIEF

Powercom staff continue protest

05 Dec 2019 | 7:48 AM

BATHINDA: Demanding their salary on time, members of the Powercom Employees’ Forum have been protesting for the past three days in Sirki Bazaar.

3 inmates booked for stealing medicines from OOAT clinicCENTRAL JAIL

3 inmates booked for stealing medicines from OOAT clinic

05 Dec 2019 | 7:48 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked three jail inmates for stealing medicines meant for drug addiction patients from the Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) clinic on the Central Jail premises.

Over 30K books on display at two-day CUP exhibition

Over 30K books on display at two-day CUP exhibition

05 Dec 2019 | 7:48 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 46 book publication houses have displayed more than 30,000 books of Indian and foreign authors during a two-day exhibition that started at the Central University of Punjab here on Wednesday.

Janata darbar: Faridkot DC receives 34 plaints

Janata darbar: Faridkot DC receives 34 plaints

05 Dec 2019 | 7:48 AM

FARIDKOT: DC Kumar Saurabh Raj held a ‘janata darbar’ here on Wednesday.

Farmers ‘exchange heated arguments’ with Jaito SDM

Farmers ‘exchange heated arguments’ with Jaito SDM

05 Dec 2019 | 7:48 AM

FARIDKOT: Farmer leaders associated with the BKU Sidhupur allegedly exchanged heated arguments with the Jaito SDM in her court room on Wednesday evening.

World Disability Day observedIN BRIEF

World Disability Day observed

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

Faridkot: The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed at Red Cross School for Special Children in Faridkot on Tuesday. Jyoti Singh Raj, chairperson of the Red Cross Society, was the chief guest.

DC directs Local Bodies to maintain cleanliness

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

MANSA: Officiating Deputy Commissioner of Mansa Rajdeep Singh Brar on Tuesday directed the municipal bodies to ensure 100 per cent garbage collection in their areas for ensuring cleanliness.

Physiotherapy recommended for differently-abled persons

Physiotherapy recommended for differently-abled persons

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

BATHINDA: To mark International Day of Disabled Persons, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, organised a lecture on ‘Role of physiotherapy for differently-abled persons’.

Forest Department workers protest delay in salaries, seek regular jobs

Forest Department workers protest delay in salaries, seek regular jobs

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Forest Department Workers’ Union staged a protest in front of the office of the district Forest Department in Thermal Colony here on Tuesday.

Muktsar records nearly 100 dengue cases so far

Muktsar records nearly 100 dengue cases so far

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

MUKTSAR: The number of dengue patients is increasing in Muktsar district. For instance, the count is nearing 100 in the district, which was 80 just a few days ago.

Despite shelter homes, destitute spend nights out in cold for alms

Despite shelter homes, destitute spend nights out in cold for alms

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

BATHINDA: Despite the availability of free accommodation at night shelter homes, many destitute persons prefer to sleep on footpaths in the biting cold.

3 cops suspended for ‘giving VIP treatment’ to accused

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

BATHINDA: Three policemen have been suspended for allegedly giving VIP treatment to two persons, who are accused in an assault case, at the Talwandi Sabo police station. Notably, the accused were booked around a month ago and were arrested four days ago.

Specially abled youth bags national award

Specially abled youth bags national award

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

BATHINDA: Yashveer Goyal, a hearing and speech impaired youth of the city, was conferred a national award in the ‘Role model’ category during a national-level function organised at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi by the Department of Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice, GoI.

Powercom staff seek 2-month salary

Powercom staff seek 2-month salary

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the PSEB Employees’ Joint Forum staged a protest against the Powercom Department and the state government over payment of their salaries.

Army man’s wife killed, brothers-in-law arrested

Army man’s wife killed, brothers-in-law arrested

04 Dec 2019 | 7:12 AM

BATHINDA: The police have arrested two Army men for allegedly killing their sister-in-law following a family feud in the wee hours in the cantonment area here on Monday.

DAV boy clinches wrestling goldBRIEFLY

DAV boy clinches wrestling gold

03 Dec 2019 | 7:07 AM

Bathinda: It was an exhilarating moment for DAV College, Bathinda, when Sandeep Singh (BA II) won a gold medal at Senior National Wrestling Championship in Jalandhar.

Mishap snuffs out two lives

03 Dec 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons were killed and two others injured in a road mishap near Deon village on the Bathinda-Muktsar road here on Sunday evening.

Kin of youth who died at de-addiction centre hold protest

03 Dec 2019 | 7:07 AM

MUKTSAR: Relatives of a youth, who had allegedly committed suicide in a private de-addiction centre at Udekaran village here on Thursday, lodged a protest in front of the Muktsar (Sadar) police station, demanding the arrest of the three persons booked in this regard.

Powercom employees protest delay in salaries

Powercom employees protest delay in salaries

03 Dec 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: Irked over not getting salary on time, Powercom employees staged a joint protest outside the SDO office in Sirki bazaar here on Monday.

Stubble burning cases: Defiant farmers want FIRs withdrawn, admn in a fix

Stubble burning cases: Defiant farmers want FIRs withdrawn, admn in a fix

03 Dec 2019 | 7:07 AM

FARIDKOT:The district administration is in a spot over the farmers’ agitation in Jaito.

PSU protests Hyderabad gang-rape incident

PSU protests Hyderabad gang-rape incident

03 Dec 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab Students’ Union (PSU) on Monday staged protests at Government Rajindra College and Industrial Training Institute (ITI) against gang rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad.

Labourers seek cheap power, submit memo to SDM

Labourers seek cheap power, submit memo to SDM

03 Dec 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: On a call by its state working committee, the district panel of the Dihati Mazdoor Sabha staged a protest in front of the district administrative complex (DAC) here on Monday.

Farmer attempts suicide, live streams act on social media

Farmer attempts suicide, live streams act on social media

03 Dec 2019 | 7:07 AM

BATHINDA: A poor marginal farmer of Jeond village here, identified as Saudagar Singh, tried to commit suicide by consuming poisonous substance in his field and live streamed the act on social media on Sunday.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
Robbers loot Rs 2.5 lakh from Panchkula showroom

Robbers loot Rs 2.5 lakh from Panchkula showroom

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

PANCHKULA: Unidentified armed robbers looted Rs 2.5 lakh from a showroom in Sector 16 after threatening showroom owner Hemant and workers at gunpoint late last night.

Cops yet to make headway in Sec 63 robbery

Cops yet to make headway in Sec 63 robbery

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police are yet to make any headway in the gunpoint robbery reported from a flat in Sector 63. The police said one of the miscreants had called the victim’s name, which suggested that he knew the victim.

GMCH doc booked on charge of sexually harassing colleagues

GMCH doc booked on charge of sexually harassing colleagues

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: A doctor at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, has been booked for allegedly sexually harassing three women doctors at the hospital Emergency in an inebriated state.

No mention of underpass in detailed project reportTRIBUNE FLYOVER

No mention of underpass in detailed project report

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: A detailed project report (DPR), submitted by a Mumbai-based STUP consultant, on feasibility study and planning for reducing traffic congestion from Tribune Chowk to UT’s boundary on the Ambala road and providing signal-free corridor was silent on the underpass option.

Realtors for single-window clearance of projects

Realtors for single-window clearance of projects

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Single-window approval system and due diligence by property buyers were projected as solutions to most of the problems plaguing the real estate sector by Jagjit Singh Majha, president, Punjab Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI), here yesterday.

Experts dwell on use of artificial intelligence in war

Experts dwell on use of artificial intelligence in war

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: With artificial intelligence set to dictate the nature of future battlefields, experts discussed its importance and implications in the Indian context at a seminar on ‘War in the Artificial Intelligence Age’ here today.

Senate to discuss panel suggestions on PhD, MPhil

Senate to discuss panel suggestions on PhD, MPhil

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University, in the upcoming Senate meeting, will take into consideration the recommendations of a committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor for framing rules and regulations of MPhil and PhD guidelines in accordance with the UGC minimum standards.

Tributes paid to musical maestros

Tributes paid to musical maestros

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Vibrations, a musical group, organised a musical evening, in association with the NZCC-Patiala and the Department of Cultural Affairs, at Tagore Theatre here today.

A visit to special school

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) plan, Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, celebrated its founder’s day with children at the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26.

Students’ assn organises run at Sukhna Lake

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Ambedkar Students’ Assoication, PU, organised a run at Sukhna Lake here today. The event was to mark the death anniversary of Bharat Ratna BR Ambedkar.

MC to spend Rs 1.37 lakh a day on temporary night shelters

MC to spend Rs 1.37 lakh a day on temporary night shelters

09 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: For temporary waterproof night shelters in the city, the Municipal Corporation (MC) is going to pay a whopping Rs 1.37 crore as rent for three and a half months. The amount comes out to be about Rs 1.37 lakh per day.

2,471 take possession of vending sites in city

2,471 take possession of vending sites in city

09 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: Of the total allotted 4,977 vending sites in the city, 2,471 vendors have taken the possession of the space in three days.

Efforts, not hype, can save city’s legacy for futureOPEN HOUSE: IS UT DOING ENOUGH TO STOP HERITAGE AUCTION ABROAD?

Efforts, not hype, can save city’s legacy for future

09 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

The matter regarding loss of Chandigarh''s valuable heritage at international auction houses has been given unnecessary hype. Instead of complicating the issue, a new perspective needs to be looked upon.

BENCH MARK: LAW AND ORDER

Arrest crime, not just criminals

09 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

The powers that be need to arrest crime and not just the criminals by putting into operation with greater vigour the concept of “preventive” or “predictive” policing so firmly entrenched in the legal system abroad.

Stop demolition drives: CHB residents

Stop demolition drives: CHB residents

09 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: Members of the Sector 47 coordination committee of the CHB Residents’ Welfare Federation held a rally in front of Sri Ram Mandir, Sector 47-D, in support of their demands.

CCTVs lying defunct at Zirakpur flyover

CCTVs lying defunct at Zirakpur flyover

09 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Driving on the Zirakpur flyover can be a delight but speeding is a major worry for commuters, especially when security cameras installed here have been lying defunct.

Country seeing arthritis epidemic, says surgeon

Country seeing arthritis epidemic, says surgeon

09 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: Knee arthritis is expected to emerge as the fourth most common cause of physical disability in India in the next one decade, said Dr Vikram I Shah at a free orthopaedic camp in Sector 20 here.

300-bed general hospital to come up in Nanakpur

09 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

PANCHKULA: Keeping in view the rush of patients at the Civil Hospital in Sector 6 here, the Health Department is planning to set up a 300-bed general hospital in Nanakpur.

Lalru man stabbed over petty argument

Lalru man stabbed over petty argument

09 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

LALRU: A petty argument over giving space on the road spurred a man to go on a stabbing spree in Lalru here on Saturday. A man suffered injuries in the attack. The victim, identified as Sudhir, a resident of Lalru, has been admitted to a hospital.

Ex-employee arrested for assaulting media adviser

09 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

PANCHKULA: The police have arrested a person for assaulting the media adviser posted in the Directorate of Horticulture on August 22.

Police now probing contract killing angleTEACHER’S MURDER

Police now probing contract killing angle

09 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

KHARAR: The police are yet to arrive at any conclusion in the murder case of a woman teacher, Sarabjit Kaur, who was shot dead outside her school on Thursday morning by an unidentified person.

Minister gives cheques for development works

09 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

MOHALI: Punjab Health and Family Welfare and Labour Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu has said that though the Central Government owed Rs 4,100 crore of Goods and Services Tax (GST) to Punjab, no compromise would be held on development front.

Need to make people aware of stock, financial market: Expert

09 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Citizen Awareness Group (CAG) in association with the National Stock Exchange (NSE) organised an investor awareness programme.

Free treatment, counselling for rape victims

09 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: As a gesture of goodwill, a city-based hospital has announced to provide free treatment and counselling to rape victims.

Chandigarh stay on top

Chandigarh stay on top

09 Dec 2019 | 7:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh consolidated their position at the top of the Plate group with a 163-run win over Bihar on the third and penultimate day of their Cooch Behar Trophy match at Mahajan Cricket Grounds here today.

Kanwar stars in Gurukul win

Kanwar stars in Gurukul win

09 Dec 2019 | 7:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: Kanwar scored 30 points as Gurukul Global School, Mani Majra, defeated hosts New Public School, Sector 18, 66-48 on the second day of Rao Jai Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament here today.

Vivek High cagers triumph

Vivek High cagers triumph

09 Dec 2019 | 7:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: Vivek High School, Sector 38, beat hosts St Kabir School, Sector 26, 50-39 in the boys’ U-14 final and claimed the St Kabir Trophy here.

India face Canada in kabaddi final

India face Canada in kabaddi final

09 Dec 2019 | 7:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: India defeated USA 59-31 in the semifinals of the International Kabadi Tournament at Fatehgarh Sahib today. In the final, the hosts will face Canada, which edged out England 45-29 in the last-four contest.

Units at focal point playing with fire

Units at focal point playing with fire

09 Dec 2019 | 7:41 AM

PATIALA: The massive fire in North Delhi’s congested Anaj Mandi that claimed 43 lives has again brought the condition of industrial units in the city into the limelight.

Teachers threaten stir against minister for hurling ‘abuses’

09 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

PATIALA: In the aftermath of the alleged profane language used by Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla, various teachers’ unions have decided to hold protests in the state against him.

BIPS celebrates annual day

BIPS celebrates annual day

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

PATIALA: To spread the message of woman empowerment, Bhupindra International Public School (BIPS) organised its annual function ‘JAGRITI – The awakening’ on Sunday.

Experts dwell on decline in inequality among Latin American nations

09 Dec 2019 | 7:39 AM

PATIALA: The VB Singh Memorial Lecture was delivered by Dr Giovanni Andrea Cornia, University of Florence, on the second day of the 61st Indian Society Labour Economics (ISLE) Conference hosted by the Centre for Development Economics and Innovative Studies, Punjabi University on Sunday.

SBI organises workshop to sensitise rural managers

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA: The State Bank of India, Financial Inclusion and Micro Market, Network, Patiala conducted a one-day sensitisation workshop at SBI Banks at Sheranwala Gate building on Sunday. The workshop was held for rural branch managers of Punjab and Haryana.

Inter-school debate competition organised

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA: Brig Manmohan Singh Memorial Inter-School Debate 2019 was held at the school auditorium of Blossoms Sr Sec School, Patiala. The topic for the debate was “Majoritarianism is taking India down a dark and uncertain path”.

Artist’s family gets Rs 35,000 assistance

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

PATIALA: The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, provided Rs 35,000 financial help to the bereaved family of young light-sound artist Parveen Khanna, who died of heart attack recently.

BOXING NATIONALS

Railways boxers dominate as Sonia, Bhagyabati clinch gold

09 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

KANNUR (KERALA): World Championships silver medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) and India Open Gold medallist Bhagyabati Kachari (81kg) won the top prizes as Railways clinched six gold medals to maintain their dominance at the Women’s National Boxing Championships.

Aaradhna propels Dev Samaj

Aaradhna propels Dev Samaj

09 Dec 2019 | 7:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dev Samaj Cricket Academy, Sector 45, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 56, by nine wickets in Pandit Kedarnath Women U-19 Cricket Tournament final here today.

Ripudaman, Abhinav fire St Stephen’s to victory

Ripudaman, Abhinav fire St Stephen’s to victory

09 Dec 2019 | 7:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ripudaman Singh scored a blistering century before Abhinav claimed a six-wicket haul to help hosts St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, beat Global Wisdom School, Dera Bassi, by 230 runs in a Molly Carver Memorial Tournament match here.

Army Service Corps celebrates its anniversary

09 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Army Service Corps (ASC) celebrated its 259th Corps Day at Headquarters Western Command, Chandimandir, today.

SEWAGE IN N-CHOE

Serve notice on offenders: Yadav

09 Dec 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: MC Commissioner KK Yadav today directed officials to issue notices to owners of buildings from which waste water is entering the storm water drainage system and ending up in the N-choe.

Man held with intoxicantsBRIEFLY

Man held with intoxicants

09 Dec 2019 | 7:14 AM

Kharar: The police arrested Varun Bhaita, a resident of Kharar, and claimed to have recovered 10 grams of white intoxicant powder from him on Saturday evening.

Annual show heldSCHOOL NOTES

Annual show held

09 Dec 2019 | 7:14 AM

Students of pre-nursery and nursery participated in their annual show, ‘Miracles of Nature’. Colonel Avnish Sharma (retd) graced the occasion as the chief guest. Mrida and Aradhya of nursery class presented a bouquet to the chief guest.

Tree branches lying on roadWHAT OUR READERS SAY

Tree branches lying on road

09 Dec 2019 | 7:13 AM

Branches of a tree in Park No 31, Sector 46-C, were chopped off by the Horticulture Department on November 29. These are still lying on the roadside touching a boundary wall of the park.

Now, MC to spruce up Sector 17 Plaza

Now, MC to spruce up Sector 17 Plaza

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after a large number of vendors were shifted, Sector 17 Plaza is all set to see its good old days. The MC has started beautification and civic works there. It is also going to write to the Tourism Department to hold events at the Plaza, especially on the weekends.

Man nabbed in old case let off by court

Man nabbed in old case let off by court

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Anil Kumar, alias Tota (50), who was arrested on December 3 by the Special Investigation Team following his name appearing in a list of persons to be re-arrested, was today released by a court.

Teacher’s murder mystery deepens

Teacher’s murder mystery deepens

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

KHARAR: The police have failed to get any clue related to a murder of a schoolteacher by an unknown person in Kharar on Thursday. The victim, Sarabjit Kaur, was shot dead outside the school in front of her 5-year-old daughter.

Experts discuss advances in cancer diagnosis

Experts discuss advances in cancer diagnosis

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Around 1,000 participants from various parts of the country and almost 150 experts from India and abroad were part of the three-day 68th annual national conference of the India Association of Pathologist and Microbiologists (APCON-2019).

Adviser nod to councillors’ study tour to Kerala, Kolkata

Adviser nod to councillors’ study tour to Kerala, Kolkata

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Despite a row over Leh tour, UT Adviser Manoj Parida has given approval for the councillors’ “study tour” to Kerala and Kolkata.

Man arrested on rape chargeBRIEFLY

Man arrested on rape charge

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested a Mani Majra resident for raping a 24-year-old woman on the pretext of marriage. The suspect has been identified as Waseem Abbas (30).

Manan to lead city in Ranji Trophy

Manan to lead city in Ranji Trophy

08 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: Manan Vohra will lead the 15-member Chandigarh squad in the Ranji Trophy. Bipul Sharma has been named his deputy.

Tribune Model School athletics meet: Riyansh, Jigisha shine

Tribune Model School athletics meet: Riyansh, Jigisha shine

08 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: Riyansh and Jigisha of Class I, Arham and Safiya of Class II and Devasnh and Ashlay of Class III were adjudged the Best Athletes in their respective categories during the two-day Annual Athletics Meet of Tribune Model School.

Monika guides PU into semis

Monika guides PU into semis

08 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: Monika Pandey cracked an unbeaten half-century as Panjab University (PU) registered a 53-run win over Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, in the North Zone Inter-University Cricket Championship quarterfinals today.

Chandigarh smell victoryCOOCH BEHAR TROPHY

Chandigarh smell victory

08 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: A five-wicket haul by Raj Angad Bawa helped Chandigarh gain a vital 149-run first innings lead over Bihar on the second day of their Cooch Behar Trophy match at Mhajan Cricket Grounds here today.

Sonia battles past Ritu, enters boxing final

08 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

KANNUR (KERALA): Defending champions Railways dominated the proceedings as eight of their boxers, led by World Championships silver medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) and India Open Gold medallist Bhagyabati Kachari (75kg), stormed into the finals of the Women’s National Boxing Championships here today.

Woman alleges torture for dowry

08 Dec 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA: A woman raised an allegation of torture against her husband, who happens to be the gunman of Adviser to the Chief Minister.

Armed Forces Flag Day observed

08 Dec 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA: Cadets of the Army, Naval and Air Wings of the National Cadets Corps NCC) started a campaign to raise funds for the welfare of defence veterans and their families on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day at Government Mohindra College, Patiala.

3-day labour economics conference begins

08 Dec 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar on Saturday said experts in the field of economics need to conduct extensive research to find solution to issues in the country, including duality in employment, lack of social security, and health related safety measures.

Jobless health workers deface public property

Jobless health workers deface public property

08 Dec 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA: Unemployed multipurpose health workers, who are on an indefinite strike over the demand of employment for the last five days, on Saturday wrote slogans on the Mall road divider as part of their protest.

SAD slams move to transfer shamlat land for industries

SAD slams move to transfer shamlat land for industries

08 Dec 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA: Members of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday slammed the state government’s decision of transferring the shamlat land (common panchayat land) for development of industrial projects.

Electric shock kills lineman

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

MOHALI: A lineman working with the PSPCL was electrocuted while repairing a fault in a transformer at Omaxe Society near Mullanpur Garibdas late on Friday night.

Six food samples taken during Diwali found spurious

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

AMBALA: As many as six samples out of 32 taken by the Food and Drugs Administration in October around Diwali festival were found adulterated in the quality test.

Cleanliness drive held

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: As a part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, WE Excel Software Pvt Ltd organised a cleanliness drive at IT Park, Chandigarh, in association with the civic body.

SELF-IMMOLATION CASE

Panchkula police scrutinise CCTV footage at ISBT-43

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

PANCHKULA: The Haryana Police today visited the ISBT, Sector 43, Chandigarh, to scrutinise CCTV footage to probe a case related to 15-year-old girl, who set herself ablaze at a park in Panchkula.

Commissioner inspects N-choe

Commissioner inspects N-choe

08 Dec 2019 | 7:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Looking into the issue of untreated waste water being discharged into the N-choe and directions issued by the National Green Tribunal, Municipal Corporation Commissioner Kamal Kishor Yadav and Chief Engineer Shailender Singh, among others, conducted thorough inspection of the N-choe today.

Renovation work of MC building begins

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mayor Rajesh Kumar formally got the renovation work of three floors of the MC building started in Sector 17 here today.

Signature campaign against social evils begins in Ambala

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

AMBALA: After evoking overwhelming response to its first-of-its-type ‘rice-for-plastic’ campaign, Ambala has launched a signature campaign against social evils in the district.

WASTE SEGREGATION

MC, garbage collectors ink MoU

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a boost to the Municipal Corporation’s door-to-door waste segregation project, garbage collectors today signed an MoU with the civic body.

Four of family acquittedVOLUNTARY CAUSING HURT

Four of family acquitted

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has acquitted four members of a family in a case of voluntary causing hurt to three members of a family of Sector 56, Chandigarh.

Senate meet on Dec 14

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Due for December 14, PU Senate meeting will take into consideration 17 issues, including the recommendations by the Board of Finance (BoF).

Interaction on Indian music

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The First Friday Forum organised a talk on ‘Indian Music: Magic and Medicine’ at the Punjab Kala Bhawan here on Friday.

EWS ADMISSIONS

Don’t seek document other than those prescribed: DEO to schools

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The District Education Officer (DEO) has issued directions to six schools for not seeking documents other than the prescribed ones for admission of students from the economically weaker section (EWS) under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009.

Plogging at Sukhna

Plogging at Sukhna

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: As part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, cadets of the Chandigarh Naval NCC unit carried out a plogging drive at Sukhna Lake here today.

Syndicate meeting postponed

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The meeting of Panjab University’s top governing body, the Syndicate, which was slated for 11 am today at the Syndicate Hall, was postponed to December 13.

JBT RECRUITMENT SCAM

Edu Dept sacks 42 teachers

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Education Department has terminated the services of 42 teachers whose name surfaced in an FIR regarding a JBT teachers recruitment scam.

Gen VP Malik pays tributes to martyrs

Gen VP Malik pays tributes to martyrs

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: To mark National Flag Day and to set the stage for the upcoming Military Literature Festival, three former chiefs, along with others, paid tributes to the martyrs at the Chandigarh War Memorial here today.

Hotel owner shot at in Ambala City

Hotel owner shot at in Ambala City

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

AMBALA: A hotel owner sustained a bullet injury after an unidentified person opened fire at him in Ambala City late on Friday night. The victim has been identified as Rajesh Kumar (58), a resident of Ambala City.

Youth gets 20-yr jail for raping 10-yr-old

Youth gets 20-yr jail for raping 10-yr-old

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has awarded 20 years of imprisonment to a 19-year-old youth for raping a 10-year-old girl in January this year.

Kharar DSP’s reader caught taking bribe

Kharar DSP’s reader caught taking bribe

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

KHARAR: Mohali Vigilance sleuths today caught a cop working as a reader in the office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police-1 here red-handed while taking a bribe of Rs 20,000.

Couple robbed at gunpoint in Sec 63

Couple robbed at gunpoint in Sec 63

08 Dec 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: Four unidentified youths committed a robbery at gunpoint at a flat in Sector 63 here on the intervening night of December 6 and 7. The robbers made off with Rs 3.5 lakh and three mobile phones.

Two Nigerians arrested with  Rs 2.5-cr heroin

Two Nigerians arrested with Rs 2.5-cr heroin

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police arrested two Nigerians involved in drug peddling and recovered heroin worth Rs 2.5 crore from them on Thursday.

Sector 1 to 6, 17 now vendor-free

Sector 1 to 6, 17 now vendor-free

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Sector 17 Plaza and Sector 1 to 6, including Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake, became free of street vendors today.

Tow-away charges for cars hiked to  Rs 2K

Tow-away charges for cars hiked to Rs 2K

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Now, you will have to pay Rs 2,000 in case the police tow away your car for wrong parking.

Thieves cut open ATM, decamp with  Rs 3 lakh

Thieves cut open ATM, decamp with Rs 3 lakh

07 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

PATIALA:Three masked men robbed an ATM at Gaju Majra village in Passiana block in the wee hours of Friday.

Man opens fire on wife, nephew

07 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

PATIALA:A man opened fire on his wife and nephew leaving them critical.

First all-woman post office opens in city

First all-woman post office opens in city

07 Dec 2019 | 7:27 AM

PATIALA:The city today got its first all-woman post office at District Court complex.

Child rights commission seeks report on English as medium of instruction

07 Dec 2019 | 7:26 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has sought a status report from the Education Department over use of English as a medium of instruction in primary schools.

Play Titli dwells on abuse of girls

Play Titli dwells on abuse of girls

07 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

PATIALA:The seven-day 6th Norah Richards National Theatre Festival came to an endon Friday.

Defence experts dwell upon indigenisation avenues

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A national-level nodal technology centre (NTC) symposium to explore avenues in indigenisation in the aerospace sector and encourage the industry to participate in research and development as well as production of components required by the armed forces was organised at No.3 Base Repair Deport (3BRD) on Friday.

UT sees sharp in malaria, dengue cases

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The city has witnessed a sharp decline in the cases of malaria, dengue and chikungunya this year.

WHAT OUR READERS SAY

Flyover in city need of the hour

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

SUKHWANT BHULLAR:I feel the discussion over the flyover project is useless.

Tribune Model School athletics meet kicks off

Tribune Model School athletics meet kicks off

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The 8th Annual Athletics Meet of Tribune Model School for Classes I to III kicked off here today.

Aus tame Lanka, Kiwis lord over Kenya

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

PATIALA:Australia registered a 50-36 win over Sri Lanka in an International Kabaddi Tournament match at Raja Bhalindra Singh Sports Complex here today.

Punjab FC face QEB test at homeI-LEAGUE

Punjab FC face QEB test at home

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

LUDHIANA:Kolkata giants Quess East Bengal (QEB) will square off against former champions Punjab FC in a Hero

BOXING NATIONALS

Sonia storms into semifinals

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

KANNUR (KERALA):Last year’s World Championships silver medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) and Cologne World Cup gold medallist Meenakumari Devi (54kg) confirmed their medals as they stormed into the semifinals of 4th Elite Women’s National Boxing Championships here today.

Azad, Pratham take Chandigarh to 247 on Day 1

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:A half-century each by Arjun Azad and Pratham Singh helped hosts Chandigarh pile up 247 runs against Bihar on the first day of their Cooch Behar Trophy match here today.

PAPER LEAK SCAM

UT police constitute SIT to nab suspects

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Police today constituted a special investigation team (SIT) in the Haryana SSC ITI instructor paper leak scam for in-depth investigation of the case and to arrest the main suspect as well the master mind of the scam.

Autopsy of girl who set herself ablaze conducted

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

PANCHKULA:A post-mortem examination of a 15-year-old girl, who allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze at a park here on Thursday evening, was conducted today.

STF nabs youth with 1-kg heroin

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

MOHALI:The Special Task Force (STF) unit of the Mohali police here today claimed to have arrested a youth for possessing 1 kg of heroin from the Patran-Sangrur road crossing on Thursday evening.

Youth gets five-year rigorous imprisonment for attempt to murder

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court has awarded five-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) to a 20-year-old resident of Dhanas in an attempt to murder case.

Vij seeks Defence Minister’s assistance for airport project

Vij seeks Defence Minister’s assistance for airport project

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

AMBALA:Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij today met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi to request his intervention and convene a high-level meeting to sort out the issue regarding land required for the domestic airport in Ambala Cantonment.

Man duped of Rs 1 lakh in ATM fraud

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

PANCHKULA:A resident of Pinjore was duped of Rs 1 lakh by miscreants using a clone of his ATM card last month.

NON-PRODUCTION OF ACCUSED & WITNESSES DURING TRIAL

DGP, Home Secy of Haryana, Punjab, UT summoned by HC

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:In an exceptional order, the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) has summoned the Home Secretaries and the Directors-General of Police (DGP) of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh after taking cognisance of non-production of accused and witnesses during trial.

CGHS told to reimburse Rs 85,000 to Patiala couple

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Additional Director, Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), to reimburse nearly Rs 85,000 to a Patiala couple and pay Rs 15,000 as compensation for causing mental agony to them.

Workshop on sexual harassment at workplace

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: To ensure a safe, secure and gender-neutral campus, Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, conducted a workshop on “Enhancing Capacity in Preventing Sexual Harassment at the Workplace” in association with National Alliance Of Women’s Organisations (NAWO) on the campus.

Tributes paid to Bhai Vir Singh

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies, Panjab University, celebrated the 147th birth anniversary of Bhai Vir Singh, also called the father of modern Punjabi Literature, on Thursday.

Students convert IC engine into electric vehicle

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

MOHALI:Students of Department of Mechanical Engineering of Rayat Bahra University have converted an internal combustion engine (IC) car into an electric vehicle.

PGI staffer conferred with national award

PGI staffer conferred with national award

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu conferred Alka Chaudhary, programme assistant-cum-data entry operator, Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (ROTTO), PGIMER, with the National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)-2019.

Annual day celebrated

Annual day celebrated

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ashiana Public School organised its annual day function with great fervour.

UIFT hosts 1st alumni meet

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Amidst much excitement and cheer, the University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development (UIFT & VD), Panjab University, hosted its first alumni meet — Reconnect 2019 — on Friday.

SFS rakes up storm over Ayodhya verdict

SFS rakes up storm over Ayodhya verdict

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Members of the Students For Society (SFS), the left-leaning student political wing of Panjab University, raked up a storm over putting up posters reading ‘Rebuild Babri; Stop Hindutva Fascism’ against the controversial Ayodhya verdict on Friday.

Judicial officers get training in human trafficking cases

Judicial officers get training in human trafficking cases

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the Chandigarh Judicial Academy held the first session of a series of mock trials on human trafficking cases.

Chhatbir Zoo lion safari gets two new roaring guests

Chhatbir Zoo lion safari gets two new roaring guests

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

ZIRAKPUR:The lion safari at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, commonly known as Chhatbir Zoo, is set to reverberate with the roar of more lions as the zoo authorities released two more male Asiatic lions here this morning.

Cops trying to trace estranged husbandTEACHER’S MURDER

Cops trying to trace estranged husband

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

KHARAR:The police are yet to find any clue to the murder of Sarabjit Kaur, a teacher at Knowledge Bus Global School, Sunny Enclave, Kharar, who was shot dead by an unknown person outside her school yesterday morning.

UT halves traders’ onion stock limit

UT halves traders’ onion stock limit

07 Dec 2019 | 7:24 AM

CHANDIGARH:Acting on the directions of the Centre, the UT Administration has revised the stock limit of onion for traders.

In early-morning drive, MC removes unauthorised vendors from Sectors 19, 22

In early-morning drive, MC removes unauthorised vendors from Sectors 19, 22

06 Dec 2019 | 10:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: In an early-morning eviction drive on Friday, the Chandigarh MC and police removed unauthorised vendors from Sectors 19 and 22 here.

Test centre manager leaks paper, heldHRY SSC ITI INSTRUCTOR EXAM

Test centre manager leaks paper, held

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The manager of a test centre located in the Industrial Area has been arrested for leaking the question paper of Haryana SSC ITI instructor exam.

Suresh to fight in first-ever pro bout

06 Dec 2019 | 7:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:Army man Suresh Kumar will look to rise to the occasion when he takes on Pakistan's Muhammad Bilal in a first ever professional boxing match between the two nations in the superlight weight category.

Aryaman shines with bat

06 Dec 2019 | 7:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:Aryaman Singh scored a dazzling 94 off 73 balls to help Vivek High School (Mohali) defeat Chitkara International School (Sector 25) by 85 runs in the 15th Molly Carver U-16 Cricket Tournament at St Stephen's School (Sector 45) today.

Jatin claims six wickets for DPS

06 Dec 2019 | 7:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: A fine six-wicket spell by Jatin helped Delhi Public School (Sector 40) defeat Chitkara International School (Sector 25) by seven wickets in the St Xavier''s Inter School Cricket League.

Strawberry Fields-26 in basketball final

06 Dec 2019 | 7:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:Strawberry Fields High School (Sector 26) managed to edge past Vivek High School (Sector 38) 10-8 to reach the girls' U-12 final on the penultimate day of the St Kabir Basketball Trophy today.

Puskar wins skating gold

Puskar wins skating gold

06 Dec 2019 | 7:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:Puskar Jain and Naina Dutt from Society for the Rehabilitation of the Mentally Challenged (SOREM) claimed the first two positions in the 100m event of the COED (I) division during the Special Olympics Bharat Chandigarh Roller skating State Meet here today.

Punjab colts up for Ranji challenge

Punjab colts up for Ranji challenge

06 Dec 2019 | 7:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab skipper Mandeep Singh is keen to repeat what his seniors did way back in 1992-93 — winning the Ranji Trophy.

Indian kabaddi team log win

06 Dec 2019 | 7:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Indian team continued its winning run in the ongoing International Kabaddi Tournament, recording its third consecutive win.

Wife kills self , husband booked for abetment

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

PATIALA: A case has been registered against a man after his wife allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the Bhakhra canal. The case has been registered on the complaint of the woman’s mother.

BRIEFLY

Close shave for man in mishap

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

DERA BASSI: A resident of Ambala had a miraculous escape when a rashly driven car hit his car parked on the roadside on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway here on Thursday evening.

Play throws light on struggles 
of an independent woman

Play throws light on struggles of an independent woman

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

PATIALA: A thought-provoking play ‘Matrimonial’, was staged during the 6th Norah Richards National Theatre Festival at Kala Bhawan in Punjabi University.

One booked for making fake Instagram profile of girl

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

PATIALA: The Patiala police have registered a case under the IT Act against a man for creating a fake Instagram profile of a girl and sharing objectionable posts.

Civic body identifies 28 areas as no-vending zones

Civic body identifies 28 areas as no-vending zones

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

ChandigarhPetrol Rs 70.79Diesel Rs 62.66PanchkulaPetrol Rs 74.22Diesel Rs 64.97MohaliPetrol Rs 75.58 Diesel Rs 65.56

Rs 35K, papers stolen from 2 cars

Rs 35K, papers stolen from 2 cars

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Unidentified miscreants stole cash and valuables from two cars parked in Sector 22 after smashing their windowpanes on the intervening night of December 4 and 5.

Illegal political hoardings dot city roads

Illegal political hoardings dot city roads

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

A family saves lives of 2 terminally ill renal failure patients by consenting to donate organs of their dear one.

In death, youth turns saviour for two

In death, youth turns saviour for two

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: A family from Ambala district set an example of compassion and unconditional love by consenting to donate organs of their dear one, Sunil Kumar (22), and saved lives of two terminally ill renal-failure patients with the transplantation of retrieved kidneys at the PGI here.

2 arrested with stolen mobikes

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMBALA: The police have arrested Kewal Singh of Mahesh Nagar near here and Akshay Kumar of Ambala City and claimed to have recovered two stolen motorcycles from them in separate cases, officials said here on Thursday.

SEC 48 CIVIL HOSPITAL

Health Dept yet to get nod for additional staff

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Health Department is yet to receive sanction from the Union Government for additional workforce required to run the Civil Hospital in Sector 48.

Residents, DAV school staff up in arms

Residents, DAV school staff up in arms

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day before the Municipal Corporation’s drive to shift vendors to Sector 15, local residents and DAV Model School Principal, along with teachers, held a protest at the site where around 850 vendors are to be moved.

Estate Office inspector gets 3-yr jail in graft case

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The court of Special Judge (CBI) Dr Sushil Kumar Garg today awarded three-year imprisonment to a work inspector with the Estate Office in a graft case.

Ambala street vendors to be registered, relocated

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMBALA: Street vendors will be registered, relocated and given dedicated place to work in Ambala.

Two lose job in Bhag Singh case

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Just about two months after Jannayak Janta Party’s Kalka candidate for the Assembly elections Bhag Singh moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the deletion of his name from the voters’ list, two persons have lost their job following the holding of an inquiry to ascertain circumstances leading to the non-tracing of relevant record and for fixing responsibility.

Agriculture Dept SDO, asst arrested for taking bribe

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

AMBALA: An officiating SDO of the Agriculture Department Parveen Joshi and his assistant Shubham were today arrested by the State Vigilance Bureau (VB) while allegedly taking Rs 5,000 bribe.

Rs7,114 cr credit plan launched for Fatehgarh Sahib district

Rs7,114 cr credit plan launched for Fatehgarh Sahib district

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: An annual potential credit plan of Rs 7114.

Bollywood singer’s Instagram account recovered

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

MOHALI: Bollywood singer Jashan Singh’s Instagram account has been recovered after three weeks while his Facebook account is still out of access from him.

Gupta tells P’kula civic body to complete development works worth Rs136 crore

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

PANCHKULA: Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gian Chand Gupta held an emergency meeting with officials of the Municipal Corporation (MC) to review the ongoing development works in Panchkula today.

Man arrested for raping stepdaughter

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The local police have arrested a man for allegedly raping his 13-year-old stepdaughter multiple times during the last one year.

No relief from rising onion prices in sight

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the Chandigarh Administration is waiting for a response from the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) for giving onions at cheaper price, there is no sign of a decline in the current rates.

College, PayU told to pay Rs10K relief to Panchkula resident

College, PayU told to pay Rs10K relief to Panchkula resident

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commision has directed Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, and PayU Payments Private Limited to pay compensation of Rs 10,000 and also refund Rs 535.

PROGRESSIVE PUNJAB INVESTORS SUMMIT-2019

Develop Mohali as first ‘startup valley’: Panellists

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

MOHALI: Panellists participating in the startup session of the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit-2019 at the Indian School of Business (ISB) here wished to develop Mohali as the first ‘startup valley’.

World AIDS Day observed

World AIDS Day observed

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: To spread awareness about HIV/AIDS among Army personnel and their family members, World AIDS Day was observed at the Chandimandir military station in Panchkula from December 2 to 5.

Bhavan Vidyalaya, PanchkulaSCHOOL NOTES

Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

Geeta Dewan, Head of the Mathematics Department at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, received the Global Educator Award from Amity University, Singapore.

Exams from Dec 7, students yet to get roll no.

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Several students of the Psychology Department, Panjab University, are yet to get their roll numbers irrespective of the fact that their examinations will start from December 7.

VC releases book on combating social exclusion

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar today released a book on ‘Combating Social Exclusion: Intersectionalities of Caste, Class, Gender and Regions’.

Website for int’l conference launched

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar today launched a website, iconica2020.

Chrysanthemum exhibition at PU from Dec 10

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Horticulture Division of Panjab University will organise the 12th chrysanthemum exhibition at Prof RC Paul Rose Garden, PU, from December 10-15.

City’s annual per child cost highest in country

City’s annual per child cost highest in country

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh has the highest annual per child cost at Rs 28,176 among all states and union territories in the country.

HC directs Defence Secy to file affidavit on airport issues

HC directs Defence Secy to file affidavit on airport issues

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Taking up a petition filed in public interest on the smooth take off of the Chandigarh international airport, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Defence Secretary to file his personal affidavit on three issues.

Guv’s nod to conveyance deed on old rates brings relief for flat owners

Guv’s nod to conveyance deed on old rates brings relief for flat owners

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major relief to thousands of residents of the cooperative housing societies, VP Singh Badnore Governor of Punjab and the UT Administrator, has given his nod for the extension of the policy for the execution of the conveyance deed of societies on old rates for one more month.

3-day Chrysanthemum Show begins today

3-day Chrysanthemum Show begins today

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chrysanthemum Show will begin from Friday at the Terraced Garden in Sector 33 here.

CONSTRUCTION IN SUKHNA’S CATCHMENT AREA

HC adjourns matter to December 11

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Kansal and Nayagaon residents did not get any relief from the Punjab and Haryana High Court today also for the construction in the Sukhna Lake’s catchment area.

Vendors to face action from today

Vendors to face action from today

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sectors 1-6 and Sector 17 will be free from street vendors and other sectors will have the required number of vendors as the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, along with the police personnel, will carry out a major operation to evict them from tomorrow.

UT Adviser gives Rs 32 cr as season nears endRECARPETING OF ROADS IN CITY BEAUTIFUL

UT Adviser gives Rs 32 cr as season nears end

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: At the fag end of the road recarpeting season, UT Adviser Manoj Parida today alloted Rs 32 crore for the roadwork.

Class X girl sets herself ablaze at park, dies

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

PANCHKULA: A 15-year-old girl from Dhakoli in Zirakpur allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire at a park in Sector 7 here this evening.

Teacher shot dead outside school in Sunny Enclave

Teacher shot dead outside school in Sunny Enclave

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

KHARAR: A woman teacher, Sarabjit Kaur, was shot dead by an unidentified person outside her school in Sunny Enclave, Kharar, around 8 am today as soon as she parked her Activa scooter.

UT to hold public hearing on flyover issue on Dec 23

UT to hold public hearing on flyover issue on Dec 23

06 Dec 2019 | 7:22 AM

CHANDIGARH: UT Adviser Manoj Kumar Parida will hold a public hearing on the Tribune flyover on December 23.

Teacher shot dead outside school in Kharar, husband prime suspect

Teacher shot dead outside school in Kharar, husband prime suspect

05 Dec 2019 | 12:18 PM

CHANDIGARH: A woman teacher was shot dead on Thursday outside her school in Mohali district in front of her five-year-old daughter who was accompanying her, police said.

Adviser inaugurates Sukhna Interpretation Centre at lake

Adviser inaugurates Sukhna Interpretation Centre at lake

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: UT Adviser Manoj Parida inaugurated Sukhna Interpretation Centre at Sukhna Lake on the occasion of 52nd death anniversary of Pierre Jeanneret, here today.

Profs seek implementation of 7th Pay Commission

Profs seek implementation of 7th Pay Commission

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

PATIALA:Over 200 professors associated with the Punjabi University Teachers’ Association (PUTA), Government Colleges Teachers Association and Punjab Agriculture Teachers’ Association, Ludhiana, today held a protest outside the Vice-Chancellor’s (VC) office for implementation of 7th Pay Commission.

Play Gadhe Ki Baraat brings forth divide between rich, poor

Play Gadhe Ki Baraat brings forth divide between rich, poor

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

PATIALA:A satirical comedy Gadhe Ki Baraat was staged on the fifth day of the 6th Norah Richards National Theatre Festival organised by the Sarthak Rangmanch in association with the North Zone Culture Centre (NZCC) and Punjabi Academy, New Delhi at Kala Bhawan, Punjabi University.

MC officials, Japanese experts dwell on waste management techniques

MC officials, Japanese experts dwell on waste management techniques

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

PATIALA:A three-member team from Japan visited the Patiala Municipal Corporation office today to discuss the process of solid waste management.

Gauri wins laurels in SAGIN BRIEF: SPORTS

Gauri wins laurels in SAG

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

Chandigarh: Gauri Sheoran won a gold and a silver medal in the Sports Pistol women''s event during the South Asian Games in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

Ex-Dy Mayor, kin acquitted in assault case

Ex-Dy Mayor, kin acquitted in assault case

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: After facing a trial for five years, former Deputy Mayor Anil Dubey, his brother Rakesh Dubey, the then BJP block president, and Shanu Dubey, son of Anil Dubey, have been acquitted by a local court in an assault case as the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.

PU jumps 3 spots, 36th best in India

PU jumps 3 spots, 36th best in India

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ringing the good news for Panjab University (PU), the recently released QS Asia Rankings-2020 have rated it the 36th best among Indian universities and educational institutes.

Power consumers to fill coffers of cash-hit MC

Power consumers to fill coffers of cash-hit MC

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: From next month, you will have to pay extra from your pocket to run the cash-starved Municipal Corporation (MC) as UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has approved a proposal of the MC to levy municipal cess of 10 paise per unit on power bills.

Heedless garbage dumpingWHAT OUR READERS SAY

Heedless garbage dumping

05 Dec 2019 | 9:26 AM

Garbage is being dumped heedlessly near Mauli Jagran (en route railway station from the Panchkula side).

SCHOOL NOTES

MJS Ramgarhia, Chandigarh

05 Dec 2019 | 9:25 AM

Maharaja Jassa Singh Ramgarhia Public School, Sector 27, Chandigarh, organised its annual function, ‘Utsav Umang Tarang’, at Makhan Shah Lobana Auditorium.

Woman found murdered, husband, in-laws booked

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

PATIALA:Paramjit Kaur (26), was allegedly murdered by her husband and in-laws in Mandiana village on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

RACIST REMARKS

MC employee suspended after preliminary probe

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

PATIALA:A two-day standoff between the Municipal Corporation (MC) employees and officials came to an end today after Commissioner Poonamdeep Kaur, suspended Jatinder Kumar Prince, a complainant employee.

Waste-to-energy plant hangs fire

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

AMBALA:The project to transform a defunct solid waste treatment plant into an integrated cluster based waste-to-energy plant at Patvi has been put on the backburner.

Football match on Dec 28 becomes bone of contention

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:Taking a serious note of a football match being hosted by Khalsa Football Club on December 28 at Mata Gujri College, Bir Devinder Singh, former Deputy Speaker, warned that he would not allow the match to take place.

Nandini bows out in quarters

Nandini bows out in quarters

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh’s medal hopes received a major jolt after one of the team's strongest contenders, Nandini, was beaten in the 4th Elite Women’s National Boxing Championships in Kannur (Kerala) today.

UT Sports Dept’s U-19 inter-school cash prize tourney postponed

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:The U-19 cash prize inter-school tournament for various disciplines, which was to be organised last month, has been postponed due to busy schedule of the ongoing School National Games and upcoming Khelo India Games.

Anresha shines in Saupin’s win

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Anresha (6 points) helped Saupin’s School (Sector 32) defeat Vivek High School (Mohali) 12-6 in the girls’ U-12 category in the ongoing St Kabir Basketball Trophy here today.

Indian men log second victory

Indian men log second victory

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Indian men logged their second consecutive victory in the ongoing International Kabaddi Tournament at Guru Ramdass Stadium in Guru Har Sahai (Ferozepur) today.

Karandeep to feature in ICC RCGC Open C’ship

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh lad Karandeep Kochhar will feature in the ICC RCGC Open Golf Championship, part of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) circuit, at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) from December 11.

Mount Carmel School defeated Saupin's SchoolST XAVIER'S INTER-SCHOOL CRICKET LEAGUE

Mount Carmel School defeated Saupin's School

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mount Carmel School (Sector 47) defeated Saupin's School (Panchkula) by seven runs on the opening day of the St Xavier's Inter-School Cricket League Tournament here today.

IN BRIEF

HP native held with charas

05 Dec 2019 | 9:23 AM

Chandigarh: A Himachal Pradesh native has been arrested by the local police with charas. According to the police, a team of the IT Park police station nabbed Surinder Kumar, a resident of Dawah village in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, with 250 gm of charas.

Three injured as gunshots fired in Ambala’s Topkhana Bazaar

05 Dec 2019 | 8:56 AM

BALA: Three men sustained bullet injuries in a firing incident near Topkhana Bazaar area here late on Wednesday night.

Admn launches ‘Clean Ambala’ app

05 Dec 2019 | 8:56 AM

AMBALA: The district administration today launched a mobile application ‘Clean Ambala’ to improve sanitation in Ambala.

HSVP seals showroom in Panchkula, owners oppose move, tenants cry foul

05 Dec 2019 | 8:56 AM

PANCHKULA: High drama was witnessed after the Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) sealed a showroom in Sector 14, Panchkula.

42 unidentified bodies found in city this year

05 Dec 2019 | 8:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: On an average, four unknown persons were found dead in the city every month this year.

Six hurt in Mohali road mishap

Six hurt in Mohali road mishap

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

MOHALI: Six persons suffered injuries in a road accident at the Phase 3-5 traffic light point here this morning.

Cops procure photos of snatchers

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

MOHALI: The Balongi police have procured the photos of four miscreants who snatched a bag containing cash worth around Rs 8 lakh from a youth at the gunpoint from TDI City here on Monday.

Seminar on study visa

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A seminar on study visa by immigration solicitor from the UK, Gurpal Singh Uppal, concluded at a hotel here today.

Play on Mahatma Gandhi marks 15 years of Delhi Public School

Play on Mahatma Gandhi marks 15 years of Delhi Public School

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Delhi Public School, Sector 40, Chandigarh, marked its 15 years of inception with a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by enacting a play, ‘Gandhi - Ek Soch’, here today.

PGI prof awarded

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Prof RK Ratho, Head of the Department of Virology, PGIMER, has been awarded the Dr SC Agarwal Oration Award in the recently concluded 43rd national conference of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM), Mumbai.

Services of NIPER Director terminated

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

MOHALI: The services of Dr Raghuram Rao Akkinepally, Director of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali, have been terminated with immediate effect by the government for alleged fraudulent action on his part.

Investors’ summit begins today

Investors’ summit begins today

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

MOHALI: The Progressive Punjab Investors Summit-2019 will witness industry honchos from Japan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Germany who will share expertise with their counterparts during the two-day event starting at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Sector 81, here from tomorrow.

Chitkara, HP, 7th cleanest university in the country

Chitkara, HP, 7th cleanest university in the country

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh, has once again made to the list of top 10 cleanest universities in the country.

Waste-to-energy plant hangs fire

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

AMBALA: The project to transform a defunct solid waste treatment plant into an integrated cluster based waste-to-energy plant at Patvi has been put on the backburner.

Street vendors up in arms

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Street vendors today held a protest in the parking lot of the Sadar market, Sector 19, here against the plan of the Municipal Corporation to shift them to their allotted sites after Thursday.

Final draw of lots for vendors held

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation today conducted final draw of lots for giving sites to street vendors under the non-essential service providers (NESP) category.

The caste equation

The caste equation

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

Recently, I read insightful articles on caste dimensions in Punjab, which overwhelmed me.

Vulgarity sells like hot cakes!

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

Gone are the days when cultural soirees on the TV channels devoted a whale of a time to portray Punjabi folk culture in its true colours.

Not all classrooms have four walls

Not all classrooms have four walls

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

Birthday, a much-cherished day, comes with its yearly customs — laughing at the mistakes made in the past and looking forwarded to a better future, making a wish and then blowing candles on a scrumptious cake.

Retired officers observe Navy Day

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Navy Day was commemorated by members of the Navy Foundation’s Chandigarh chapter by organising a social get-together at Defence Services Officers Institute here today.

Governor gives in-principle nod to vintage car, furniture museum

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore gave in-principle approval to the vintage car and furniture museum.

The grass is greener... or is it?

The grass is greener... or is it?

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

India is the world''s 5th largest economy. The positive energy surrounding India is evident as soon as one lands at the New Delhi airport. Gone are the days of flying in a modern gleaming plane from America to cross the ocean to Europe and Asia, and then being led to a disgusting terminal to board an old decrepit plane as a connecting flight to the "third world".

Delegates from Japan visit STP in Zirakpur

Delegates from Japan visit STP in Zirakpur

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A team comprising delegates from Japan and the local Municipal Council today visited the sewerage treatment plant (STP) at Singhpura village here to get feedback on how things can be improved to upgrade the existing STP with the latest technology and expand its capacity.

Once again, PU nowhere in Round University Ranking

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: From the copper-bottomed first two years of Panjab University (PU) in the Round University Ranking (RUR), which was first published in 2010, to its abysmal absence from this year’s RUR, has the PU lost out on its global rank?

ENTRY-LEVEL ADMISSIONS

Schools seek addl documents, parents write to Education Dept

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Parents have flagged concerns over private schools demanding a huge list of additional documents beyond documentation notified by the Chandigarh Administration in 2011 for the purpose of granting admission to weaker sections under the Right to Education (RTE) Act.

Snatchers ride away with chain

Snatchers ride away with chain

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched a gold chain from a woman who was sitting outside her house in Sector 40 today.

Mason killed over ‘illicit relations’

Mason killed over ‘illicit relations’

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

MOHALI: A 40-year-old mason was murdered by his acquaintance, who was suspecting illicit relations between his wife and the victim.

UT blocks e-way bill generation of 460 GST defaulters

UT blocks e-way bill generation of 460 GST defaulters

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Over 400 traders, hotels, institutions, transporters, government departments and companies are on the radar of the Excise and Taxation Department of the Chandigarh Administration for not paying tax or filing the mandatory GST returns on time.

Leopard strays into P’kula village, rescued

Leopard strays into P’kula village, rescued

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

PANCHKULA: Fear gripped residents of Billa village near Ramgarh in the district after a leopard ventured into a farmhouse owned by senior BJP leader Virendher Bhau this morning.

Drones, CCTV cameras to keep eye on vendors

Drones, CCTV cameras to keep eye on vendors

05 Dec 2019 | 8:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: In an extensive operation against vendors sitting in unauthorised spaces, eight drone and 75 video cameras will keep an eye on street vendors from Friday onwards.

Self-defence training imparted to 13 girls

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: A three-week long self-defence training programme, ‘Swayam’, for visually-impaired girls culminated today with a demonstration by 13 girls of the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26.

Tricksters make off with Rs 2.30L from car

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: Unidentified miscreants stole Rs 2.30 lakh from a Swift car after tricking its occupants at the Sector 34/35/43/44 roundabout here today.

IN BRIEF

Thief held with eight bicycles

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

Chandigarh: A 37-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stealing bicycles in the city.

Gurdeep, Jaskaran, Rakhi win judo gold

Gurdeep, Jaskaran, Rakhi win judo gold

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gurdeep defeated Krish to claim the judo gold medal in the male (16-21 years) U-55kg category on the concluding day of the three-day National Sports Meet for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, organised by the Government Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities (GRIID).

Aksh, Aryan script St Joseph's  8-wicket win

Aksh, Aryan script St Joseph's 8-wicket win

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:St Joseph''s School (Sector 44) defeated St Stephen’s School (Togan) by eight wickets in the 15th Molly Carver U-16 inter-school cricket tournament.

PU Campus, Athletic Club win title

PU Campus, Athletic Club win title

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University Campus won the men’s title by defeating ITBP on the concluding day of the Chandigarh State Volleyball Championship at the Sector 7 Sports Complex here today.

Chandigarh, Punjab boxers dominate

Chandigarh, Punjab boxers dominate

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh and Punjab boxers dominated the proceedings on the second day of 4th Elite Women’s National Boxing Championships in Kannur, Kerala, today.

GMSSS-56 in cricket final

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Government Model Senior Secondary School (Sector 56) defeated Government Girls Senior Secondary School (Sector 20) by nine wickets to storm into the final of the Pandit Kedarnath Women's U-19 Tournament.

Indian men defeat England 54-36

Indian men defeat England 54-36

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:India defeated England 54-36 in their opening match of the International Kabaddi Tournament in Amritsar today.

Local cagers shine in national meet

Local cagers shine in national meet

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:The local boys' U-19 basketball team won the silver medal in the recently concluded SGFI National U-19 Championship, at Puducherry.

Mandeep to lead Pb Ranji squad

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Mandeep Singh will lead the Punjab team in the forthcoming Ranji Trophy matches, starting from December 9.

Satluj lads win U-16 Tribune Cup

Satluj lads win U-16 Tribune Cup

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:Satluj Public School (Panchkula) won The Tribune Inter-School U-16 T20 Cricket Championship by registering a six-wicket win over Chandigarh Baptist School (Sector 45) in a low-scoring final here today.

Prof awarded for helping differently abled

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

PATIALA:Prof Vishal Goyal of Department of Computer Science, Punjabi University, has been honoured with the State Award on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities held in Ropar on Tuesday.

Play on relationship follies wins hearts

Play on relationship follies wins hearts

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

PATIALA:A play titled ‘Adhe Adhure’, enacted on Day 4 of the sixth Norah Richards National Theatre Festival at Kala Bhawan in Punjabi University, presented the incompleteness of relationships in a middle-class family.

Study: 25 docs left govt job in past 3 yrs citing stress, assault

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

PATIALA:Having a government job might be a cherished dream for many, but it’s not the case for doctors working in the District Health Department.

Varsity staff yet to get Nov salary due to fund crunch

Varsity staff yet to get Nov salary due to fund crunch

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

PATIALA:Reeling under fund crunch, the Punjabi University has failed to pay salaries to its staff for the month of November.

RGNUL cleanest among government residential varsities

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

PATIALA:Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) has been adjudged the cleanest among government residential universities in the category of government institutions in the ‘Swachh Campus Rankings -2019’ conducted by Ministry of Human Resource Development.

‘Rename Ram Darbar Sec 31 (East)’

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

Chandigarh: While the UT Administration has sought suggestions from public on renaming localities in the city, residents of Ram Darbar have raised a demand to change the name of their locality also.

Traffic lights go Kaput in PanchkulaWHAT OUR READERS SAY

Traffic lights go Kaput in Panchkula

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

THE photograph taken at the Sector 7/8/17/18 roundabout (Shahid Major Sandeep Sagar Chowk) in Panchkula displays the unduly prolonged non-functional traffic signals.

Sacred Heart band wins laurels

Sacred Heart band wins laurels

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: The school band of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, has secured the second position in the Northern Zone School Band Competition.

Mohali STF arrests 2 with heroin, banned injections

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

MOHALI: The sleuths of the special task force (STF) in Mohali arrested two persons in separate cases after recovering 50-gm heroin and banned injections from their possession here.

Lamp-lighting ceremony at NINE

Lamp-lighting ceremony at NINE

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

Chandigarh: Lamp-lighting and Florence Nightingale pledge-taking ceremony of 47th batch of BSc (Nursing) first year students of National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) , PGI, held here today before the induction of students to clinical areas.

Burglars target three shops in Mohali, decamp with valuables

Burglars target three shops in Mohali, decamp with valuables

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

MOHALI: Some burglars targeted three shops in Phase 3B2 market last night and decamped with 15,000 cash, coins worth Rs 2500, a mobile phone and other stationary items.

Sec 22 to have addl sewer line

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: Mayor Rajesh Kalia laid the foundation stone of an additional sewer line in Sector 22 here.

Security arrangements in place for investors’ meet

Security arrangements in place for investors’ meet

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

MOHALI: Nearly 1,000 policemen will keep a close vigil in and around the Indian School of Business, the venue of the two-day Progressive Punjab Investors Summit starting from December 5 at Sector 81 here.

Two vendors shot at in Ambala Cantt

Two vendors shot at in Ambala Cantt

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMBALA: Two vendors were shot at and one of them was left seriously injured here late on Monday night, the police said here today.

Fake job letter: Case registered

Fake job letter: Case registered

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: Almost a week after a Punjab resident had reached the DC office with a fake appointment letter for the post of data entry operator, the UT police have registered a case against unknown person.

No holiday for MC staff this weekend

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: To remove vendors from unauthorised areas, the Municipal Corporation (MC) today ordered that Saturday and Sunday would be working days for all employees this weekend.

Man awarded 3-yr jail for attempt to murder

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has awarded three-year imprisonment to a 53-year-old resident of Sector 25 in a case of attempt to murder.

French firm offers loan to strengthen sewerage

French firm offers loan to strengthen sewerage

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: After agreeing to fund the 24X7 water supply project, French Development Agency today offered to fund the Municipal Corporation (MC) project of strengthening storm water, sewage and tertiary water system.

Manav Mangal, ZirakpurSCHOOL NOTES

Manav Mangal, Zirakpur

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

A week-long sports fest was organised for students of Manav Mangal. The opening ceremony began with the lighting of a torch, march past by Class X students and an oath-taking.

Experts dwell upon air pollution

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: The two-day workshop on ‘Knowledge sharing and capacity-building for NCAP knowledge network in the Indo-Gangetic plain states’ began here today.

MC, NITTTR sign MoU for infra development

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (NITTTR), Sector 26, for technical and condition survey of roads and development of their renewal plan.

NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF 7TH PAY PANEL

PU teachers to wear black badges today

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: In view of the call given by the Punjab Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisations , the Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) will wear black badges tomorrow against the non-implementation of the 7th Pay Commission and “callous” attitude of the Punjab Government.

VC pitches for disabled-friendly university

VC pitches for disabled-friendly university

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Equal Opportunity Cell for Persons with Disabilities (EOC-PwDs), PU, celebrated World Disability Day at the university here today.

Special moment — DC for a dayINTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Special moment — DC for a day

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: Abhijit Singh, a differently-abled student of Government Middle School, Nangla, was made the DC for a day by Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Amrit Kaur Gill here today.

Edu Dept to examine fee hike for entry-level class

Edu Dept to examine fee hike for entry-level class

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Education Department has sought information on the annual fee charged by schools for three consecutive academic sessions – 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 — to check the fee hike percentage for entry-level class.

Cylinder blasts trigger panic in Mohali market

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

MOHALI: Panic gripped the Phase 3B2 market after three LPG cylinder blasts here tonight.

ASI gets four-year jail in bribery case

ASI gets four-year jail in bribery case

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: Coming down heavily on corrupt police officers, the court of Special CBI Judge Sushil Kumar Garg today awarded rigorous imprisonment (RI) of four years to ASI Davinder Kumar of the UT police in a Rs 3,500 bribery case.

Good Samaritan helps Mumbai man reunite with kin

Good Samaritan helps Mumbai man reunite with kin

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

PANCHKULA: Amandeep Singh, a food delivery executive living in a rented accommodation in Sector 11, Panchkula, has set an example in humanity.

1 dies, 2 hurt in LPG explosion

1 dies, 2 hurt in LPG explosion

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: One person was killed while two others, including a woman, were injured after an LPG cylinder caught fire following leakage of gas at a house in Maloya here today.

UT seeks Centre’s help as onion prices soar further

UT seeks Centre’s help as onion prices soar further

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: With no respite from the soaring prices of onion, the UT Administration has sought the help of the Government of India to overcome the crisis.

Teen stabs friend to death, arrested

Teen stabs friend to death, arrested

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

MOHALI: A teenager allegedly stabbed his friend to death after a spat over some petty issue while taking alcohol at Mohali village here last night.

FASTag trial results in long queues at cash lanes

FASTag trial results in long queues at cash lanes

04 Dec 2019 | 7:46 AM

DERA BASSI: The GMR Expressway Ambala-Chandigarh Highway Pvt Ltd conducted a hour-long trial of FASTag at Dappar toll plaza on Tuesday afternoon to take stock of the traffic situation once it becomes mandatory from December 15.

MACT awards  Rs 22.60L relief to bizman’s family

MACT awards Rs 22.60L relief to bizman’s family

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 22.60 lakh to the family of a 61-year-old businessman, Baldev Chand, who died in a road accident in 2018.

176 minors among 423 went missing this year

176 minors among 423 went missing this year

03 Dec 2019 | 7:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:A total of 423 persons went missing from the city this year of whom close to 42 per cent were minors.

Two booked on charge of rape

Two booked on charge of rape

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT police have registered a rape case against two unknown persons for raping a 13-year-old girl.

Teenager acquitted of raping classmate

Teenager acquitted of raping classmate

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 19-year-old boy has been acquitted by a local court of the charges of raping his minor classmate.

HC rejects accused’s bail pleaPTE RACKET

HC rejects accused’s bail plea

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Less than two months after the Chandigarh Police registered a case of cheating, criminal conspiracy and other offences in an examination (Pearson Tests of English) racket, the UT Additional Public Prosecutor and another counsel have made startling claims before the Punjab and Haryana High Court about the modus operandi adopted by the accused.

Collect, submit forms from todayNURSERY ADMISSIONS

Collect, submit forms from today

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:The nursery admissions have begun in the city and parents can collect admission forms from tomorrow.

Three killed as bus hits bike

Three killed as bus hits bike

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:Three labourers were killed when a speeding private bus hit their bike near Kharori village on the Sirhind-Patiala road late on Sunday night.

Four rob Mohali firm staffer of  Rs 8L at gunpoint

Four rob Mohali firm staffer of Rs 8L at gunpoint

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

MOHALI:Four unidentified persons snatched a bag, containing around Rs 8 lakh, at gunpoint from a money collector of a private company here today.

2,674 vendors in city lose licence over dues

2,674 vendors in city lose licence over dues

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Over three years after they were registered following a survey, licences of 2,674 vendors have been cancelled.

PUCSC head promises to attend classes

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: About a month ago, PU Student Council president Chetan Chaudhary''s name was reportedly struck off from the Department of Urdu.

BRIEFLY

Theft at temple in Kaimbwala

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

Chandigarh: A theft was reported from a temple at Kaimbwala village from where cash and other valuables were stolen.

WHAT OUR READERS SAY

Outdated billboard

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

An outdated bill board has still been installed at the Sector 7-8-17-18 roundabout in Panchkula.

SCHOOL NOTES

Aanchal International, Chandigarh

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

SHISHU NIKETAN:Aanchal International School, Sector 41-D, Chandigarh, celebrated its annual day ‘XPRESSIONS-2019’.

Baba Bantu highlights landlord’s fate

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

PATIALA:A play, Baba Bantu, was enacted on the third day of sixth Norah Richards National Theatre Festival being held at Punjabi University Patiala today.

Form state govt on Maharashtra pattern: Bir Devinder to MLAs

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:An open revolt by the ruling party MLAs, particularly in the home district of Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, shows general public discontent against the present state government.

Annual function at Indo British School

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

PATIALA:Indo British School, Nabha, organised its 15th annual function of junior and senior wings.

GMC allows asst professor to teach MBBS students

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

PATIALA:Acting on The Tribune report the Government Medical College (GMC) authorities re-allowed a professor through an office order on November 28 to take theory classes of the MBBS students.

Pbi University students protest hostel fee hike at JNU

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

PATIALA:Protest over the increase in hostel fees at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi has now reached Punjabi University campus in the city.

Unemployed multi-purpose health workers begin strike

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

PATIALA:Irked over nonchalant attitude of the state government towards their demands, members of the Unemployed Multi-purpose Health Workers (Male) Union, Punjab, staged a protest and started an indefinite strike, in front of the Baradari Gardens here today.

Cleanliness hits roadblock as civic body removes bins

Cleanliness hits roadblock as civic body removes bins

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

PATIALA:A major project initiated for ensuring cleanliness in the city – installation of smart-semi underground waste collection bins – seems to hit a roadblock as first bins installed at Nabha Gate in presence of Member of Parliament Preneet Kaur have been razed.

Language refresher course ends

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:The two-week refresher course for language teachers, organised by the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (UGC-HRDC) and Department of Hindi, on ‘Challenges of Reclaiming Folk in Literature’ concluded today.

116 volunteers donate blood at camp

116 volunteers donate blood at camp

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Faculty Association (FA), in collaboration with the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) and HDFC Bank, organised the annual blood donation camp at the PGI here today.

Punjab to explore growth avenues in automobile sectorPROGRESSIVE PUNJAB INVESTORS SUMMIT-2019

Punjab to explore growth avenues in automobile sector

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

MOHALI:Punjab is all set to explore further growth avenues in the automobile sector during the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit-2019, kicking off at the Indian School of Business here on December 5.

Army asks ‘ousted’ ECHS officer to rejoin following court’s rap

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Army has asked the officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Ex-servicemen’s Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) polyclinic in Chandigarh, whose contract was not being extended earlier, to rejoin his duties following a rap by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Haryana CM gets legal notice over hookah bars

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

PANCHKULA:An NSUI leader has sent a legal notice to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, Haryana Director General of Police, Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, Estate officer, HSVP, Panchkula, to shut down hookah bars in Panchkula.

P’kula to soon have electric vehicle charging stations

P’kula to soon have electric vehicle charging stations

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

PANCHKULA:Taking a step forward to attain the green city tag, the Panchkula Municipal Corporation has decided to install charging stations for electric vehicles in Sector 8, 9 and 10 in the next 15-20 days.

Sports fest concludes at Mohali

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

MOHALI:The Tricity corporate sports fest organised by Sportsaga at the Manav Rachna International School, Sector 82, Alpha City, Mohali, concluded today.

Andhra boys defeat GRIID

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Andhra Pradesh’s Rural Development Trust (RDT) defeated Government Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities (GRIID, Sector 31, Chandigarh) 7-5 to win their boys’ U-14 handball match at the ongoing National Sports Meet for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.

Sports Complex spikers win title

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hosts Sports Complex (Sector 7) girls won the junior title on the penultimate day of the State Volleyball Championship here today.

Chd Baptist to face Satluj in finalTRIBUNE U-16 T20

Chd Baptist to face Satluj in final

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh Baptist School (Sector 45) will face Satluj Public School (Panchkula) in the final of The Tribune Inter-School U-16 T20 Cricket Championship.

Man held with illegal weapon

Man held with illegal weapon

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

AMBALA:The police have arrested Vikram, alias Vicky, of Shahzadpur near here and claimed to have recovered an illegal .

City youth walks free in drug case

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court has acquitted a 22-year-old local resident in a drug case.

Fraudster poses as Army man, dupes trader of Rs 40K

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:An unknown fraudster posing as an Army man duped a Sector 35 trader of Rs 40,000 by siphoning off the money from a bank account.

LESS USE OF NIRBHAYA FUND

UT Adviser told to look into issue

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Badnore has asked the UT Adviser to look into the issue of less expenditure of the Nirbhaya Fund.

YOUTH’S MURDER

Arguments heard on quantum of punishment

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

PANCHKULA:A district court here today heard the arguments on quantum of punishment in the murder case of a 22-year-old youth from Baddi in Himachal Pradesh.

Bathinda youth attacked in city

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 26-year-old youth was chased and attacked with sharp weapons near Pipe and Barrel, a night club in Sector 9, on the intervening night of December 1 and 2 here.

Mahila Cong holds candlelight march against vet’s rape, murder

Mahila Cong holds candlelight march against vet’s rape, murder

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Pradesh Mahila Congress today held a candlelight march in protest against the rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad.

Chandigarh tops in GST return compliance, again

Chandigarh tops in GST return compliance, again

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Excise and Taxation Department, Chandigarh, has once again topped the country in the GST 3B monthly tax return compliance rating with average 95.05 per cent among all states and UTs in the first 8 months for the financial year 2019-2020.

Protest against HPSC over delay in results of recruitment exam

Protest against HPSC over delay in results of recruitment exam

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

PANCHKULA:Candidates who appeared for the Assistant Professor (Geography) recruitment exam staged a protest against the Haryana Public Service Commission over delay in the declaration of results here today.

Physiotherapy course on the cards at varsity

Physiotherapy course on the cards at varsity

03 Dec 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:A panel of Panjab University (PU) today resolved to introduce a new course in physiotherapy at the university, said sources.

Unhygienic food lands five eateries in the soup

Unhygienic food lands five eateries in the soup

03 Dec 2019 | 7:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:Deputy Commissioner Mandip Singh Brar has imposed a penalty of Rs 10,000 each on five restaurants for preparing and serving food in unhygienic conditions.

UT for Mani Majra as Sec 13

UT for Mani Majra as Sec 13

03 Dec 2019 | 7:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Administration does not consider “number 13” as ‘inauspicious’ anymore as it has proposed to rename Mani Majra as Sector 13.

No immediate HC relief for Kansal, Nayagaon residentsCONSTRUCTION IN SUKHNA LAKE’S CATCHMENT AREA

No immediate HC relief for Kansal, Nayagaon residents

03 Dec 2019 | 7:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:Kansal and Nayagaon residents did not get any relief from the Punjab and Haryana High Court today for the construction in the catchment area of Sukhna Lake.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...

No place for Taliban-style justice: Delhi HC ex-judge

09 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Against the backdrop of the Hyderabad rape-murder incident and gunning down of the four accused in an alleged encounter, former Delhi High Court judge RS Sodhi today said it was the duty of the police to protect the accused and there was no place for 'Talibani justice' in the country.

NHAI gets land for Meerut expressway

09 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

GHAZIABAD:The district administration has handed over 71 hectares to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for the construction of the Delhi-Meerut expressway here, an official said here today.

New policy on seized liquor

09 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

NEW DELHI:In a first, people can now buy seized liquor at 25 per cent cheaper prices than prevailing market rates as the Delhi government has issued an order to sell such liquor.

Ruckus in Assembly, BJP’s Gupta marshalled out

Ruckus in Assembly, BJP’s Gupta marshalled out

04 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

NEW DELHI:A group of protestors breached the security cordon and entered the Delhi Assembly premises on Tuesday, raising slogans against the AAP government on the issue of dirty water allegedly being supplied in the national Capital.

Differently-abled protest, traffic hit

Differently-abled protest, traffic hit

04 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

NEW DELHI:Days after the Indian Railways virtually rejected almost all their demands, a group of disabled people claiming to be job aspirants in the national transporter threw traffic in disarray and caused inconvenience to commuters during peak hours.

Delhi Cong stages protest

Delhi Cong stages protest

04 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Congress workers and leaders staged a protest-march near Nirman Bhawan in central Delhi on Tuesday, where the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry is located, over the issue of regularisation of unauthorised colonies.

Four arrested for robbery

04 Dec 2019 | 7:31 AM

NEW DELHI:Four men, including two Iranian nationals, were arrested for impersonating police personnel and carrying arms to rob people near the Delhi airport, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

Three nabbed for Rs 15L robbery

Three nabbed for Rs 15L robbery

08 Dec 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI: Three persons have been arrested for allegedly robbing the cashier of a private company of around Rs 15 lakh at gun-point in Shahdara''s Geeta Colony area, police said on Saturday.

Delhi air quality ‘very poor’

Delhi air quality ‘very poor’

08 Dec 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI: The air quality in the national capital was in the "very poor" category Saturday morning. The overall air quality in the city was 370 at 9.45 am; it was ''severe'' with an AQI of 404 at 4 pm Friday.

YMCA launches Christmas festivity for senior citizens

08 Dec 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI: The New Delhi YMCA today launched its unique Christmas festivities hosting a get-together for senior citizens with over 100 of them from various old age homes in the capital organising a lunch and a musical show.

Four Afghan nationals held with Rs 35L foreign currency

Four Afghan nationals held with Rs 35L foreign currency

08 Dec 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI: Four Afghan travellers have been apprehended with over Rs 35 lakh foreign currency by CISF personnel at the Delhi airport, officials said on Saturday.

Take note of ex-PM’s ’84 riots statement, says DSGMC chief

Take note of ex-PM’s ’84 riots statement, says DSGMC chief

07 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) today appealed to the Supreme Court (SC) to take notice of the statement of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and order a probe into the matter.

Three robbers arrested

07 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Three men were arrested for allegedly robbing people of their belongings on highway after offering them lifts, police said on Friday.

7 held for stealing train passengers’ luggage

07 Dec 2019 | 7:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Seven persons have been arrested from the New Delhi Railway Station on the charge of committing theft on trains, and stolen items worth Rs 20 lakh were recovered from them, police said on Friday.

Capital to get 11K Wi-Fi hostspots, says Kejriwal

Capital to get 11K Wi-Fi hostspots, says Kejriwal

05 Dec 2019 | 9:27 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that Delhiites will get free 15 GB data per month through a hotspot network across the city, asserting that the AAP has fulfilled all its poll promises.

Doc, employee found dead in car

05 Dec 2019 | 9:28 AM

NEW DELHI:Bodies of a doctor and his employee with gunshot injuries were found in a car in Delhi’s Rohini Sector-13 on Wednesday , police said.

Maliwal to sit on hunger strike

Maliwal to sit on hunger strike

03 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Commission For Women chief Swati Maliwal will sit on an indefinite hunger strike from Tuesday to protest against incidents of rape that has been reported in the last few days from different parts of the country.

JNU Teachers’ Association demands report on fee hike issue be made public

JNU Teachers’ Association demands report on fee hike issue be made public

02 Dec 2019 | 8:06 PM

NEW DELHI: The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association on Monday staged a march to demand that the report of a high-powered committee set up by the Centre on the fee hike issue be made public.

Delhi, last 7 days...
Green message by city girls echoes at film fest

Green message by city girls echoes at film fest

09 Dec 2019 | 7:37 AM

JALANDHAR: Two young filmmakers from the city brought laurels to the city after their movie selected for the 10th Centre for Media Studies (CMS) VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Film Festival, which was held from November 27 to 30 in New Delhi.

Woman kills self, 3 booked

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Irked over a domestic dispute, Ikwinder Kaur (24), wife of Vishambhar Singh, committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling fan at her house in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar.

MSME council sees 550 cases in one year

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) council was set up in the district in December last year.

Students to get practice sheets

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: In a circular to school principals, the State Council of Educational Research and Training, Punjab, has said to improve communication skills of students from Classes VI to XII, practice sheets and testing tools will be sent.

961 villages to get a facelift

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: The state government will soon initiate development works worth Rs41.

Farmers seek dismissal of stubble burning cases

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: Farmers have demanded withdrawals of FIRs registered against them for burning stubble. They said the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and Supreme Court had issued instructions that farmers should not be completely held responsible for burning stubble in fields.

Triple delight for city player

Triple delight for city player

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: Ram Lakhan (57), a resident of Rama Mandi, has brought laurels to the state by bagging three titles during the Yonex-Sunrise All India Masters Ranking Badminton Tournament held at Dhanwate National College in Nagpur.

Firm told to pay Rs90K relief to complainant

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: The district Permanent Lok Adalat has directed National Insurance Company to pay Rs90,000 as compensation with 9 per cent interest per annum and litigation charges of Rs15,000 to a city-based resident for its laxity in providing the benefits of an insurance policy.

Khullar is Youth Cong panel prez

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

PHAGWARA: Factionalism in the Congress in Phagwara witnessed during the elections of Youth Congress.

1 electrocuted, seven injured

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: A man died while seven others were injured after being electrocuted in Maqsuda here on Sunday.

Six new courts inaugurated

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: Judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Daya Chaudhary and Justice Rajan Gupta on Saturday inaugurated six additional courts at additional fourth floor and kids day care centre at the District Judicial Complex.

2 girls abducted

09 Dec 2019 | 7:38 AM

Phagwara: On a complaint by their kin, the city police registered two cases of abduction here on Saturday.

Retired principal in coma for year after undergoing surgery

Retired principal in coma for year after undergoing surgery

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: On December 10, 2018, Asha Sharma (66), a retired principal of a DSSD Girls Senior Secondary School, fell from the Activa scooter that her husband was driving and fractured the humerus (the long bone in the upper arm) shaft of her right arm.

Hoshiarpur pip Fatehgarh Sahib

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

HOSHIARPUR: In the first match of the Punjab Inter-District U-19 Cricket Tournament, Hoshiarpur won by earning 3 points while Fatehgarh Sahib managed to get 1 point.

CAMPUS NOTES

PowerPoint contest held

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

Jalandhar: Sanskriti KMV School hosted Jalandhar Sahodaya Inter-school PowerPoint competition for its students.

Seminar awares students about drug de-addiction at school

Seminar awares students about drug de-addiction at school

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: An awareness seminar on drug de-addiction was organised at SD Model School by Satyamev Jayate Society here today.

Gusto marks annual day at CT School

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: CT World School celebrated its 1st annual day function, ‘Avirav’—bold and fearless—with a myriad of celebrations replete with music, dances and hues of colours amidst zest.

SC dismisses SLP filed by JIT in Archit Gupta case

SC dismisses SLP filed by JIT in Archit Gupta case

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT), which is already reeling under debts and losing cases one after another filed by allottees in the district, state and national consumer forums due to its failed housing schemes, has suffered another jolt after the Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the special leave petition (SLP) filed by the JIT against the orders of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission in the Archit Gupta case.

Need for time-bound justice in rape cases, says minister

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

PHAGWARA: Union Minister of State Som Parkash condemned the rape incidents at a press conference that was held at local Rest house here today.

Honey Joshi, Angad win Youth Congress polls

Honey Joshi, Angad win Youth Congress polls

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: In the results of the Youth Congress elections declared here today, Honey Joshi, who had the support of all MLAs and halqa in-charges of Jalandhar (rural), won the poll, becoming the Jalandhar (rural) Youth Congress president.

Free home drop service: Amid many test calls, one woman seeks help

08 Dec 2019 | 7:25 AM

JALANDHAR: Even as the police have implemented the free home drop service during night in the district for helpless women in both city and rural areas, only one woman sought police help for dropping her home.

Treat for biryani lovers in city

Treat for biryani lovers in city

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Biryani By Kilo (BBK) launched its dining outlet located at Chotti Baradari Market here today. The brand aims to complete the Northern region of the country and aims to build a network of 6-8 outlets across the state by the next Year.

Three booked for assaultBRIEFLY

Three booked for assault

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

NAKODAR: The Nakodar police have booked three members of a family for allegedly assaulting panchayat members and trying to encroach upon panchayat land.

Alumni recollect memories at college

Alumni recollect memories at college

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: To mark the 81st birth anniversary of Late Sardar Babir Singh, former member of parliament, cabinet minister, Punjab, and president, Lyallpur Khalsa College governing council, an alumni meet was held on the premises of Lyallpur Khalsa College here today.

Letter claims child panel suggestions were ignored

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: The resignation of a retired sessions judge from the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) Jalandhar amidst serious allegations being levelled regarding child protection services in the city has kicked up a hornet’s nest.

Expedite work on sewage treatment plant, says DC

Expedite work on sewage treatment plant, says DC

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

PHILLAUR: Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma today asked the Local Government Department to expedite the process of starting the work on sewage treatment plant (STP) at Goraya.

Ambedkar’s role in women empowerment highlighted

Ambedkar’s role in women empowerment highlighted

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma today said Dr BR Ambedkar would be ever remembered by one and all as a far-sighted leader who gave wings to the idea of women empowerment by enshrining the equal rights for the women in the Indian Constitution.

Man approaches PMO against JIT

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: Vinod Sood, a resident of Model Gram, Ludhiana, who is also the owner of plot no. 279-D at Surya Enclave Extension, a scheme launched by the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) in 2011, has said despite making several requests and visits to JIT officials, he has neither received possession of his plot nor got any refund.

UK-based NRI to open cancer research centre at Rs 25 cr

UK-based NRI to open cancer research centre at Rs 25 cr

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

JALANDHAR: UK-based NRI Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal is set to open a cancer research centre at a cost of Rs25 crore near Surya Enclave here.

Kapurthala civic body elevation ‘fails’ to serve its purpose

07 Dec 2019 | 7:40 AM

KAPURTHALA: It has been nearly 10 months since the Municipal Council of Kapurthala was upgraded to a municipal corporation, but residents said their day-to-day work were not being done.