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Despite awareness drives, dengue cases on rise in city

Despite awareness drives, dengue cases on rise in city

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite the awareness campaigns against the spread of dengue and precautions, cases of dengue have started rising in the city.

DC forms vigil teams to check stubble burning

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner Shiv Dullar Singh Dhillon on Friday constituted vigil teams to check the burning of stubble in the district.

‘Crop residue burning not behind Delhi mess’

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Dr SS Marwaha, Chairman, Punjab Pollution Control Board PPCB, on Friday said there was no correlation between pollution and stubble burning in the state.

66K LED bulbs to light up city streets

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The government will spend Rs 34 crore on the LED street light project under the Smart City Scheme in the holy city.

Firing leaves one injured, eight booked

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: A firing incident in the Cantonment area left one person injured here late last evening.

Woman murdered, three booked

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police have booked a married woman and her alleged lovers on the charge of murdering her mother-in-law.

MC team visits illegal colony and buildings

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: A team led by senior officials of Town Planning wing of the Municipal Corporation visited illegal colony and some other buildings on the Batala road here on Friday.

Young entrepreneurs find a common platform to share their experiences

Young entrepreneurs find a common platform to share their experiences

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Amritsar Startups, an initiative by city-based young entrepreneur Rishab Mahajan, Statusbrew and City On Pedals hosted Thursday Meetup, a session of brainstorming and lively interactions between the community members, who take the lead to make the participants aware of the tips and tricks in the fields they specialise in.

Ajnala zone win soccer title in primary games

Ajnala zone win soccer title in primary games

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The district-level primary games began at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Friday.

Police rescue minor boy ‘kidnapped’ from Ludhiana

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The police on Friday rescued a minor boy who was allegedly kidnapped by a youth from Ludhiana and subjected to unnatural sex by the accused.

DAV students show talent in song contest

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: An inter-school national group song competition was organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Amritsar Central, under the leadership of parishad’s president Prof HS Walia at DAV International School.

Reasons for slowdown in economy highlighted

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, organised a lecture on ‘Economic Development in India: Past, Present and Future’ here on Friday.

10 booked in two gang-rape cases

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

TARN TARAN: The police have booked 10 persons in two incidents of gang-rape.

Fellowship for Dr Chanana

19 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

Amritsar: For recognition and contributions in the field of forensic medicine and toxicology, the governing council of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology awarded PAFMAT fellowship to Dr Ashok Chanana.

“My songs strike a chord both with 18-year-olds as well as 80-year-olds'

“My songs strike a chord both with 18-year-olds as well as 80-year-olds'

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Says it’s time Bollywood industry makes way for independent, original music

2 more held in Rani Ka Bagh burglary

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR:The city police have arrested two more accused involved in a burglary which took place at the residence of a private school principal in Rani Ka Bagh area.

2 booked for ‘trading’ certificate to get a job

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR:The police have booked two persons for fraud after one of them sold his matriculation certificate to the other.

Modi govt derailed country’s polito-economic system: CPI

Modi govt derailed country’s polito-economic system: CPI

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

TARN TARAN: CPI state general secretary Comrade Bant Singh Brar has alleged that the Union Government, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, has derailed the political, economic, cultural system of the country.

Five booked for immigration fraud

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police booked five persons for immigration fraud here on Thursday.

Jail inmate injured in clash, fellow booked

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: An inmate at the Central Jail was seriously injured in a clash with a fellow prisoner here on Thursday.

Techno-cultural festival Polaris begins at GNDU

Techno-cultural festival Polaris begins at GNDU

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: A three-day national-level annual techno-cultural festival “Polaris-2019” was inaugurated on Thursday on the ground of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bhawan.

Students meet DC, demand release of scholarship funds

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: A group of students belonging to Scheduled Castes are awaiting their degrees and detailed mark sheets as Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has refused to provide these.

‘Say No to Plastic’ rally to be flagged off today

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), the district administration, the Police Commissioner and the Municipal Corporation will jointly launch the state-level “Say No to Plastic” campaign here on tomorrow (October 18) morning.

Health Dept raids sweet shops, takes 10 samples

Health Dept raids sweet shops, takes 10 samples

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: A team of officials of the food wing of the district Health Department on Thursday conducted an inspection of sweet shops in rural areas and collected 10 samples of various items from different shops.

Dengue spreads tentacles, count rises to 108 in district

Dengue spreads tentacles, count rises to 108 in district

18 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMRITSAR: Dengue count in the district has seen a sudden jump in the previous week.

Police book two for fraud

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked two persons for fraud after one of them sold his matriculation certificate to the other.

Need to create awareness on measles stressed

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department organised a workshop to create awareness about measles and rubella control.

3-day techno-fest begins today

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The department of computer engineering and technology of Guru Nanak Dev University is organising the 4th edition of their annual three-day national techno-cultural festival–‘POLARIS 2019’ from October 17 to 19.

Police martyrs remembered

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: To mark Police Martyrs Day falling on October 21, the Amritsar rural as well as city police have organised week- long programmes.

Walmart gears up for festive season with new products

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Ahead of Diwali, Walmart has started wooing customers with exciting indigenous products and an exquisite range of festive merchandise.

Wheelchairs, artificial limbs distributed

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Electrification Corporation and Rotary Club organised a two-day free medical camp for people with disabilities and distributed wheelchairs and artificial limbs.

MoU signed with UK varsity on academic research projects

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University and the University of Wolverhampton, England, have entered into an agreement to provide more opportunities for faculty members and students to pursue academic research projects, faculty-student exchange programmes and to explore career opportunities in England.

Farmers urged not to burn stubble

Farmers urged not to burn stubble

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The Agriculture Department is taking the help of granthis at gurdwaras in rural areas to dissuade farmers from burning crop residue in fields.

Nagar kirtan gets warm welcome at Khadoor Sahib

Nagar kirtan gets warm welcome at Khadoor Sahib

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

TARN TARAN: Dedicating to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, a nagar kirtan started from Kathmandu was given a warm welcome at Khadoor Sahib, 25 km from here, on Wednesday.

No lessons learnt, safety grills lie dismantled near Jaura Phatak

No lessons learnt, safety grills lie dismantled near Jaura Phatak

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The barricades near the Jaura Phatak railway tracks, which were put up to prevent people from crossing the tracks after the train tragedy that took place on Dasehra in which 59 people lost their lives, were found dismantled here on Wednesday.

Travelling length and breadth of country for love & peace

Travelling length and breadth of country for love & peace

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: “Most rallyists, who aim to cover the length and breadth of the country to explore and find meaning through their journey, start from mountains towards the sea, from the North to the South.

Cracker licence holders sub-letting kiosks: Assn chief

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: It is reliably learnt that those who recently got the rights to sell firecrackers in the retail market ahead of Diwali are reportedly subletting kiosks for a handsome amount.

Couple found dead at home; cop among three booked

Couple found dead at home; cop among three booked

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: In a shocking incident, a couple committed suicide in their house in Fairland colony located on the Majitha road here.

Police carry out security checks at city bus stand

Police carry out security checks at city bus stand

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The police on Wednesday carried out security checks at the interstate bus terminus to thwart any untoward incident in view of the current the festival season.

BRTS staff’s protest leaves commuters inconvenienced

BRTS staff’s protest leaves commuters inconvenienced

17 Oct 2019 | 7:52 AM

AMRITSAR: Employees of the metro bus service, running under the Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) project, on Wednesday held a protest.

Gurpurb of Guru Ram Das celebrated with devotion

Gurpurb of Guru Ram Das celebrated with devotion

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: A sea of devotees on Tuesday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple to celebrate the Gurpurb of Sri Guru Ram Das, Sikhs’ fourth Guru and founder of Amritsar.

IN BRIEF

Two booked for immigration fraud

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

Amritsar: The police have booked two persons for duping a person of Rs 3.2 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. The suspects have been identified as Pankaj Khokhar, resident of Gali Mandir Wali Gilwali Gate and Ashu.

Left parties condemn Centre’s move on Article 370

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Left parties held a conference at Company Bagh to condemn the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir by the BJP-led Union Government on Tuesday.

5-yr-old alleges corporal punishment

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: A five-year-old boy studying at Shree Vinayak Nishulk Paathshala, a school for underprivileged, was allegedly beaten up by teacher on Monday.

Paddy lifting picks up pace

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Paddy procurement in the district grain markets has picked up pace as over 91,000 tonnes of paddy has been procured by different government agencies so far.

Punjab Natshala celebrates 485th Parkash Utsav of Guru Ram Das

Punjab Natshala celebrates 485th Parkash Utsav of Guru Ram Das

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Natshala on Tuesday hosted a special evening celebrating the 442nd foundation day of Amritsar and 485th Parkash Utsav of Guru Ram Das.

15K teachers awarded for 100 per cent results

15K teachers awarded for 100 per cent results

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

TARN TARAN: The Punjab Education Department has decided to start classes in government smart schools.

14-year-old boy hangs himself

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

TARN TARAN: Gurdit Singh (14), a Class VII student of Thatha village school, committed suicide under mysterious circumstances at his home in Adda Chabal, 16 km from here, on Tuesday.

Travel agent booked on fraud charge

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

TARN TARAN: The Patti Sadar police have booked a travel agent for duping a man of Rs 21 lakh on the pretext of sending his son abroad.

Man duped of on pretext of insurance bonus, two booked

Man duped of on pretext of insurance bonus, two booked

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police have booked Delhi-based two swindlers, including a woman, for duping a local resident of Rs 25,782 on the pretext of bonus offer of Rs 1 lakh on his insurance policy.

Ahead of Diwali, residents told to prefer home-made sweets

Ahead of Diwali, residents told to prefer home-made sweets

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Health Department, in an advisory, has asked city residents to prefer home-made sweets to those sold in the market.

Admn yet to decide location, rent for firecracker market

Admn yet to decide location, rent for firecracker market

16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Five days after conducting a draw of lots for setting up a temporary firecracker market ahead of Diwali, the district administration is yet to provide location and announce the rent amount to winners of the draw.

Devotees throng nagar kirtan ahead of Gurpurb

Devotees throng nagar kirtan ahead of Gurpurb

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

AMRITSAR: A sea of devotees took part in a nagar kirtan taken out on the eve of birth anniversary of fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das, who is the founder of the holy city, on Monday.

Two-day free medical camp

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

Amritsar: Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd in collaboration with the district administration will organise a two-day free medical camp for people with disabilities from October 15 to 16.

Nijjar is NRI dept hony coordinator

Nijjar is NRI dept hony coordinator

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

Amritsar: The state government has appointed vice-president of the Guru Nanak Dev University Alumni Association Manjit Singh Nijjar, who is also the director of Gobbler Boats Ltd, UK, has been appointed as an honorary coordinator of the Department of NRI Affairs.

4 car-borne men steal batteries

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

TARN TARAN: Four car-borne miscreants stole two battery sets from the mobile phone tower at Dilawalpur village,15 km from here, last midnight.

Police martyrs’ week begins today

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 121 policemen from Amritsar have attained martyrdom in the past especially during heydays of terrorism in Punjab.

Event dwells on stress mgmt through yoga

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

AMRITSAR: A seminar on ‘Stress Management: Role of Yoga and Meditation’ was organised jointly by the Physical Education Department of DAV College, Amritsar, and Akhil Bhartiya Santmat Satsang (ABSS) at DAV College here on Monday.

Seminar on BARC outreach programme

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The placement department of the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) organised a seminar on “BARC Outreach Programme”.

Restrictions in Kashmir valley hit city traders

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The trade between the Kashmir valley and holy city was hit following restrictions imposed by the Centre on telecommunication services.

Sweets being prepared in unhygienic conditions seized

Sweets being prepared in unhygienic conditions seized

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The food wing of the district Health Department on Monday seized a huge quantity of ‘petha’ and ‘son papdi’ being manufactured in unhygienic conditions from an unlicensed manufacturing unit in Bharat Nagar area.

Ambarsarias still hold on to old nomenclature

Ambarsarias still hold on to old nomenclature

15 Oct 2019 | 8:52 AM

AMRITSAR: As the community in general and ‘Ambarsarias’ in particular remember the founder of their city, the fourth Sikh Master, Guru Ram Das on his 485th birth anniversary on Tuesday, it is interesting to note that the street pattern and the nomenclature of old city, to a great extent, remains the same as was in the initial years of its foundation 442 years ago.

BRIEFLY

Pensioners seek DA arrears

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

Amritsar: The police have booked Amrik Singh of Bandala village for allegedly preparing two fake passports.

All is not well in dist CongTARN TARAN DIARY

All is not well in dist Cong

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

Individual conflicts among top leaders of the ruling Congress party are going to cause a great loss to the party, besides ruining the image of the state government.

Two women among four booked on fraud charge

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The police have booked four persons, including two women, for allegedly stealing and defrauding a family.

Two banks asked to refund Rs 40,000, pay compensation

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed two banks to refund Rs40,000 to a local resident, along with litigation expenses and compensation, as the amount was deducted from complainant’s account but not credited to his father’s account in other bank.

‘Boni tries to regain lost ground’

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A group of journalists invited by former SAD MLA Amarpal Singh Boni to cover illegal mining in his area had a horrific time when villagers attacked his cavalcade while it was on its way back from Ballarwal village.

Register e-rickshaws to avoid action: RTA

Register e-rickshaws to avoid action: RTA

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: In a significant move, the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) has asked drivers and owners of e-rickshaw to register their vehicles.

Bhagwan Valmiki’s Pargat Divas celebrated

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Pargat Divas of Bhagwan Valmiki was on Sunday celebrated with religious fervor and devotion.

PBMS to add 14 buses to its fleet

PBMS to add 14 buses to its fleet

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Bus Metro Society (PBMS) is going to add 14 more buses on Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) lane to improve the frequency of metro buses from Wednesday.

Ajnala family claims death due to dengue, Health Dept to probe

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Family members of another woman patient from Ajnala have reported her death due to dengue.

Kidnapped youth returns, police hunt for suspects

Kidnapped youth returns, police hunt for suspects

14 Oct 2019 | 7:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Davinder Singh, who was kidnapped by gangsters on Friday, was released after being in illegal detention and suffering torture for over 48 hours.

IN BRIEF

Train service to remain affected

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

Amritsar: Train services between Amritsar-Haridwar and Dehradun will remain suspended from October 13 to October 22 due to undergoing non-interlocking work at Haridwar-Luxar section.

Purse snatched from woman in Tarn Taran

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

TARN TARAN: Two motorcycle-born miscreants snatched a purse from a woman on the Goindwal Sahib road on Saturday.

CROP RESIDUE MGMT

Apply for machines till Oct 20: Agriculture Dept

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The district Agriculture Department has asked the farmers to apply for the machinery required for alternative management of crop residue after the Centre has extended the date for it to October 20.

Majha House to host first ever children literary fest on Nov 2-3

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Majha House will host the first ever Children’s Book Festival on November 2 and 3 here.

Farmers, labourers discuss agricultural issues

Farmers, labourers discuss agricultural issues

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Farmers and agricultural labourers held a joint meeting at Chajjalwadi village near here under the banner of Kirti Kisan Union on Saturday.

Putlighar blast: Police await forensic report

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The special investigating team (SIT) probing into the explosion that took two lives and left several injured in Luv Kush Nagar in Putlighar area, here September 23 evening, has been awaiting the forensic report in order to proceed further in the case.

Finance and Marketing Conclave concludes at IIM

Finance and Marketing Conclave concludes at IIM

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Amritsar, conducted its third annual finance and marketing conclave ‘Pariprekshya-19’ on Saturday.

Trust organises march to create awareness on climate change

Trust organises march to create awareness on climate change

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: The Uday Care Trust, a non-profit organisation, took out a march from the Town Hall to Golden Temple over climate change.

Awareness workshop for teachers

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A one-day capacity building workshop was conducted for teachers on the topic, ‘Happy classrooms’, under the aegis of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), by Bhavan’s SL Public School on Saturday.

City buses should operate on non-BRTS routes: NGO

City buses should operate on non-BRTS routes: NGO

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 60 buses of the city bus service, which are lying off road for the last two years, would be handed over to Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC).

A successful software developer with a passion for singing

A successful software developer with a passion for singing

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A software developer settled in New York and native of Gaggomahal village near here, Jimmy Mahal is all set to release his fifth Punjabi track.

10 new dengue cases in four days, count reaches 60

10 new dengue cases in four days, count reaches 60

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Just when the Health Department officials were claiming that the dengue season was about to end as the virus gets weak with the fall in temperature, the number of dengue cases has unusually witnessed a sudden spurt.

GURU NANAK DEV'S 550TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Now, diaspora to enjoy multiple connectivity options to travel

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Direct flights from various countries to Shri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport will accommodate more visitors for the 550th year celebrations.

Witness in murder case kidnapped

Witness in murder case kidnapped

13 Oct 2019 | 8:12 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth was allegedly kidnapped by accomplices of notorious gangster Gurpreet Singh, alias, Gopi Mahal from Chogawan area here, yesterday morning.

Amritsar, last 7 days...
Pvt procurement agencies continue to rule the roost

Pvt procurement agencies continue to rule the roost

19 Oct 2019 | 7:48 AM

BATHINDA: Though the district administration has assured cotton farmers of procurement by Cotton Crop of India (CCI), private procurement agencies continue to call the shot at mandis in the district. Farmers also alleged tardy procurement of cotton by private agencies, affecting the quality of the agricultural produce.

RTA, DC told to stop plying of autos beyond MC limits

RTA, DC told to stop plying of autos beyond MC limits

19 Oct 2019 | 7:48 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Regional Transport Authority (RTA), Bathinda, the Deputy Commissioner and the state Transport Commissioner to stop plying of auto-rickshaws beyond the municipal limits in the city.

City to be illuminated with LED lights soon

City to be illuminated with LED lights soon

19 Oct 2019 | 7:48 AM

BATHINDA: City roads are set to be illuminated with energy-efficient LED lights. The process of replacing streetlights with LED lights has reached its final stage.

Students rally to highlight ill-effects of stubble burning

Students rally to highlight ill-effects of stubble burning

19 Oct 2019 | 7:48 AM

SANGRUR: Fearing degradation of the environment in the coming days due to stubble burning and its ill effects, students of various schools on Friday conducted awareness rallies across the district and tried their level best to apprise farmers of the ill-effects of stubble burning.

Admn sets time slot for bursting crackers on Diwali

19 Oct 2019 | 7:48 AM

BATHINDA: Residents of the district will be allowed to burst firecrackers for three hours from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Diwali night. The district administration has issued the directions for Diwali and Gurpurb.

Brothers show the way in managing stubble

Brothers show the way in managing stubble

19 Oct 2019 | 7:48 AM

BATHINDA: Showing the way to the farming community, two brothers from Thoothiyanwali village in Mansa district have not only shunned the practice of burning straw but also adopted a direct-sowing technique for the past eight years for wheat and paddy crops. They have also increased their yield and saved water, fertilisers and fuel.

High temperature reduces paddy yield in Malwa region

High temperature reduces paddy yield in Malwa region

19 Oct 2019 | 7:48 AM

FARIDKOT: Exposure to hot weather conditions has significantly reduced paddy yield in Malwa this year. Farmers who have brought their crop to procurement centers are remorseful as the yield has reduced by three to five quintal per acre in comparison to the last paddy season.

Dengue larvae: 59 challans issued in Muktsar dist

Dengue larvae: 59 challans issued in Muktsar dist

19 Oct 2019 | 7:48 AM

MUKTSAR: To check dengue fever from spreading its tentacles this year, the authorities concerned have issued 59 challans this season after finding dengue larvae in Muktsar district.

Students apprised of time mgmt

Students apprised of time mgmt

19 Oct 2019 | 7:48 AM

BATHINDA: The NSS unit organised a college-level ‘green and clean Diwali fair’ at the Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT), Nandgarh, a constituent of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University.

2-day medical conference begins today

19 Oct 2019 | 7:48 AM

BATHINDA: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) will organise a two-day medical workshop and a conference at Delhi Heart Institute here on October 19.

Barnala colleges bag two top positions in youth fest

19 Oct 2019 | 7:48 AM

BARNALA: Two institutions of SD College Educational Society — SD Degree College and SD College of Education — bagged the top two positions at Punjabi University Zonal Youth Festival held at Gurukul Women College, Kotkapura, recently.

Two held with 3 stolen bikesBRIEFLY

Two held with 3 stolen bikes

19 Oct 2019 | 7:48 AM

BATHINDA: The police claimed to have busted a gang of motorcycle thieves with the arrest of two persons, including a juvenile. The police have recovered three stolen motorcycles and an Activa from the suspects.

Power-packed performance

Power-packed performance

18 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

Players delivered emphatic performances in powerlifting during the state-level games (boys and girls) at SSD Senior Secondary School in Bathinda on Thursday.

Educationist passes away

18 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

Bathinda: Eminent educationist Prof SK Bhatia, who was a founder faculty member and former head, Department of History, DAV College, Bathinda, passed away at the age of 82 following a prolonged illness.

Immigration fraud: 4 booked

18 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

Muktsar: The Kotbhai police have booked four persons for allegedly duping a resident of Chhateana village here of nearly Rs12 lakh on the pretext of sending his brother to Canada.

Event marks World Food Day at MRSPTU

18 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: The Department of Food Science and Technology, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University, organised an event to celebrate World Food Day here on Thursday.

Donating blood on Karva Chauth

Donating blood on Karva Chauth

18 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

MUKTSAR: A woman has been appreciated for donating blood on Karva Chauth for the surgery of an elderly man and that too at the midnight.

Cotton farmers assured of procurement

Cotton farmers assured of procurement

18 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: To discuss the issue of procurement of cotton, a meeting of representatives of the BKU Ekta Ugrahan and the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) was convened at the District Administrative Complex here on Thursday.

Minor rape victim delivers baby

18 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: The minor pregnant rape victim has given birth to a baby girl at Women and Children Hospital here. A day after the delivery, the newborn was handed over to the District Child Welfare Committee.

Edu Dept told to implement Safe School Vahan Scheme

Edu Dept told to implement Safe School Vahan Scheme

18 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

FARIDKOT: The Transport Department has asked the School Education Department to ensure safe transportation of schoolchildren by implementing the Safe School Vahan Scheme.

Dengue spreads tentacles in dist, 100 cases reported

Dengue spreads tentacles in dist, 100 cases reported

18 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 33 fresh confirmed cases of dengue were reported in past one week in the district.

IN BRIEF

Punjab Women Games in Mansa

17 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

Bathinda: Presiding over a meeting of district administration officials on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait said Mansa would organise Punjab Games Women (U-25) in November for the second consecutive time.

CPI (M) seeks debt waiver for farmers

17 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

BATHINDA: A delegation headed by district secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI) (Marxist) Gurdev Singh Bandi submitted a memorandum, addressed to the Chief Minister, to the Deputy Commissioner here on Wednesday.

175 MBBS students pledge allegiance to profession

175 MBBS students pledge allegiance to profession

17 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

FARIDKOT: Marking the beginning of their professional medical education, 175 MBBS students — 125 from Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot, and 50 from AIIMS, Bathinda, — donned their white coats for the first time during a ceremony, held at the auditorium of the college here today.

Swadeshi manch against free business agreement

Swadeshi manch against free business agreement

17 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch submitted a memorandum of demands to the Deputy Commissioner, Bathinda, requesting the Union Government not to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade agreement, with 15 countries.

Contests mark Innovation Day at Central University of Punjab

Contests mark Innovation Day at Central University of Punjab

17 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

BATHINDA: The Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) of the Central University of Punjab (CUP) celebrated ‘Innovation Day’.

Two held with duplicate mobile phones, batteries

Two held with duplicate mobile phones, batteries

17 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

BATHINDA: The Mansa police claimed to have arrested two persons with duplicate mobile phones, batteries and other accessories worth Rs34.30 lakh.

International nagar kirtan reaches Muktsar

International nagar kirtan reaches Muktsar

17 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

MUKTSAR: The international nagar kirtan that commenced from Nankana Sahib in Pakistan to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev was given a warm welcome by a large number of devotees here on Wednesday.

Cong protests over not-in-use water tank

Cong protests over not-in-use water tank

17 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Bathinda unit of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee staged a protest at Railway Colony against the authorities for not utilisting a not-in-use water tank.

Sirhind Canal closure may lead to shortage of water

Sirhind Canal closure may lead to shortage of water

17 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

BATHINDA: The city may face a water shortage in this festive season due to the closure of the Sirhind canal.

Admn takes control of Civil Lines Club

Admn takes control of Civil Lines Club

17 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

BATHINDA: The district administration on Wednesday took control of the Civil Lines Club (CLC) and Guru Nanak Hall and Library amid infighting among their office-bearers.

BRIEFLY

16,000-litre ‘lahan’ destroyed

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

MUKTSAR: The Kabarwala police on Monday destroyed nearly 16,000-litre ''lahan'' at Kattianwali village. The police said they had received a tip-off that some persons were preparing hooch along a canal in the village.

Mansa lift handball trophy

Mansa lift handball trophy

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: The 65th Punjab State School Handball (U-14 boys’ and girls’) games concluded on a high note at Multi-Purpose Sports Stadium in Bathinda on Tuesday.

Students take part in collage-making contest

Students take part in collage-making contest

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: A ‘Collage making’ and ‘Innovation in selfie on students’ life’ event was organiseed at the University School of Business Studies (USBS), Punjabi University Guru Kashi Campus, Talwandi Sabo, on Tuesday.

Youth fest winners honoured at Rajindra College

Youth fest winners honoured at Rajindra College

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: Students of Government Rajindra College, who performed well at the regional youth festival, were honoured by the college at a function on Tuesday.

Teachers protest non-payment of CPF arrears

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Bathinda unit of DAV Colleges Retired Teachers’ Association, Punjab, on Tuesday organised a silent protest at the office of Principal DAV College, Bathinda, against the DAV College Managing Committee (DCMC) over the non-payment of arrears of Contributory Pension Fund (CPF).

Festive season fails to bring cheer to traders

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: The local business houses and sellers are missing the feel-good factor ahead of the festive season owing to the low customer turnout.

Use paddy straw to generate electricity: DC

Use paddy straw to generate electricity: DC

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

FARIDKOT: Faridkot Deputy Commissioner Kumar Saurabh Raj has urged the farmers to refrain from burning stubble. He asked them to take their paddy straw to the biomass power generation plant at Sedha Singh Wala village in Jaito subdivision.

Barnala DC meets farmers who manage the stubble

Barnala DC meets farmers who manage the stubble

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BARNALA: To get direct feedback from farmers about their needs to manage stubble without burning it, Barnala Deputy Commissioner Tej Partap Singh Phoolka visited various villages on Tuesday.

Mansa farmer shows the way with diversification

Mansa farmer shows the way with diversification

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

MANSA: Harbhajan Singh, a farmer from Malapur Khiala village in Mansa district, is an epitome of diversification in the agriculture sector.

HARVESTING SEASON BLUES

Overloaded vehicles pose threat on roads

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

MUKTSAR: It is again the crop harvesting season and the state government is trying hard to keep a check on stubble-burning incidents. However, it seems that no attention has been paid to check the overloading of tractor-trailer laden with crop residue.

PRTC staff lay siege to bus stand

PRTC staff lay siege to bus stand

16 Oct 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: Unhappy over the termination of drivers’ contract, members of the PRTC AITUC Union staged a protest and blocked the main gates of the bus stand and the workshop here on Tuesday.

Shoeshiner makes it to Indian Idol, all set for the big stage

Shoeshiner makes it to Indian Idol, all set for the big stage

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Remember iconic Bollywood flick Deewar starring Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay? Who wouldn’t? In it, there’s a quite popular scene, wherein small Vijay, working as a shoeshiner alongside the road, refuses to accept a coin thrown at him by one of the antagonists’ associates, Jaichand, for his services.

Assault: SAD leader bookedBRIEFLY

Assault: SAD leader booked

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

MUKTSAR: The Gidderbaha police have booked a SAD leader, who is also a former president of the Truck Operators’ Union, along with some other persons, in an assault case.

Handball: Ferozepur thrash Hoshiarpur 17-2

Handball: Ferozepur thrash Hoshiarpur 17-2

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Players delivered emphatic performances on Day 2 of handball matches being played as a part of state-level games at Multi-Purpose Stadium in the city.

Dharna for activist’s release enters Day 15

Dharna for activist’s release enters Day 15

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Seeking pardon to farmer activist Manjeet Singh Dhaner, the indefinite dharna by various unions entered its 15th day outside the Barnala jail on Monday.

Saudagar portrays deep rot of drugs in society at theatre fest

Saudagar portrays deep rot of drugs in society at theatre fest

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Artistes vividly portrayed the problem of drugs and how it has affected youth of the state in a play, Saudagar, staged on the final day of the Natyam National Theatre Festival at Balwant Gargi Theatre, Rose Garden, on Monday evening.

Parents of Class XII student allege ‘wrong’ evaluation

Parents of Class XII student allege ‘wrong’ evaluation

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: The parents of a Class XII student on Monday raised suspicion over checking of his physical education exam by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). They said their ward was given less marks than what he deserved in the exam.

Sarb Agro dupes 200 of Rs 25 crore, MD booked

Sarb Agro dupes 200 of Rs 25 crore, MD booked

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Sarb Agro Company has duped around 200 persons of Rs 25 crore on the pretext of investment in mushroom products in the region. They lured people to invest in their company by promising them high interest on their money by holding meetings in city hotels.

Mansa police bust gang making duplicate phone batteries, chargers

Mansa police bust gang making duplicate phone batteries, chargers

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: The Mansa police on Monday claimed to have busted a gang involved in making fake mobile phone batteries and supplying it to the market by pasting stickers of renowned branded companies.

Police crackdown on spa, massage centres

Police crackdown on spa, massage centres

15 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

BATHINDA: Taking a tough stance against spa-cum-massage centres, the police launched a crackdown on centres operating in the city. These have been closed following police action a few days ago. Some of the centres were indulging in flesh trade.

Modernisation will change scenarioOPEN HOUSE: HOW TO IMPROVE FACILITIES, SECURITY AT RAILWAY STATION?

Modernisation will change scenario

14 Oct 2019 | 7:45 AM

One feels good to note the improvements seen by the Bathinda railway station in the recent past. Facilities of parking, escalators, better platforms and food stalls have changed the railway station.

City doc selected to review guidelines on hypertension

City doc selected to review guidelines on hypertension

14 Oct 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Association of Physicians of India (Malwa branch) congratulated Dr Vitull K Gupta, consultant physician, Kishori Ram Hospital, for being chosen to review the Indian Guidelines on Hypertension 2019 - IV.

Experts dwell on symptoms, treatment of TB at seminar

Experts dwell on symptoms, treatment of TB at seminar

14 Oct 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: An awareness seminar on the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) was organised at Adesh Medical College and Hospital here.

‘Aadhe Adhure’ brings alive bitterness of married life

‘Aadhe Adhure’ brings alive bitterness of married life

14 Oct 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: Artistes brilliantly portrayed the changing dynamics of a married life in contemporary times in a play, ‘Aadhe Adhure’, staged at Balwant Gargi Theatre, Rose Garden, on the 10th day of National Natyam theatre Festival on Saturday evening.

Minor pregnant rape victim admitted to hospital, againTHE TRIBUNE IMPACT

Minor pregnant rape victim admitted to hospital, again

14 Oct 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: Following a news report published in Bathinda Tribune recently wherein the mother of a minor pregnant rape victim (16) had alleged that her daughter did not get proper treatment at Women and Children Hospital, a wing of the Civil Hospital, the girl has been admitted to the hospital again.

Panel to probe ‘favouritism’ in sports selections

14 Oct 2019 | 7:42 AM

FARIDKOT: Amid allegations of favouritism in the selection of students for sports events in government schools, the Education Department has constituted a three-member inquiry-cum-grievances redressal committee to look into the charges.

Police raid eating joint to arrest owner in assault case

Police raid eating joint to arrest owner in assault case

14 Oct 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: The police have conducted a raid on Shree Shyam Vaishnu Dhaba to arrest its owner and three persons. However, the police failed to find them.

Ring Road will be game changer for city traffic

Ring Road will be game changer for city traffic

14 Oct 2019 | 7:42 AM

BATHINDA: Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ring Road project at Patel Nagar near the Bathinda-Barnala highway on Sunday. The project worth Rs 95 crore will decongest traffic on city roads to some extent and help commuters reach Mansa Road from Barnala Road in little time.

Sangrur win handball tourney

Sangrur win handball tourney

13 Oct 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: The handball team of Sangrur emerged the winner of the state-level games at the Multipurpose stadium here on Saturday.

Case against three for ‘links’ with CPI (Maoist) withdrawn

13 Oct 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: The police have withdrawn a case registered against three persons for their alleged association with the CPI (Maoist) and on suspicion that they might disturb peace in the state.

Kanoi village farmer motivates others to shun stubble burning

Kanoi village farmer motivates others to shun stubble burning

13 Oct 2019 | 8:56 AM

SANGRUR: Joga Singh Toor, a young farmer from Kanoi village, has not burnt paddy stubble on his all 11 acres for the past five years.

‘Do Vardiya’ highlights better side of police force in society

‘Do Vardiya’ highlights better side of police force in society

13 Oct 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: A play, ‘Do Vardiya’, was staged at Balwant Gargi Theatre on the ninth day of Natyam National Theatre Festival on Friday.

Constable Veerpal Kaur does state proud, again

Constable Veerpal Kaur does state proud, again

13 Oct 2019 | 8:56 AM

MALOUT: Constable Veerpal Kaur, who won five medals in the recently held World police and Fire Games at Chengdu in China, on Friday again brought laurels to the state by winning a silver medal in the 400 m hurdles of the women event at the 59th Open National Athletics Championship at Ranchi in Jharkhand.

Gang of cellphone snatchers busted, two land in police net

Gang of cellphone snatchers busted, two land in police net

13 Oct 2019 | 8:56 AM

BATHINDA: The police on Saturday claimed to have busted a gang of mobile snatchers with the arrest of two persons.

State told to minimise axing of trees to widen highway

13 Oct 2019 | 8:56 AM

FARIDKOT: The Environment Ministry, Forest and Climate Change, New Delhi, has asked the Principal Secretary (Forests), Punjab, to consider some suggestions of an NGO, which has suggested the authorities to minimise the axing of trees during the widening of the Bathinda-Dabwali Road, NH 54.

Bathinda, last 7 days...
On bail, murder accused fires at witness in Kumbra, escapes

On bail, murder accused fires at witness in Kumbra, escapes

19 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

MOHALI: A murder accused out on bail shot at a witness in the case thrice at the latter’s house in Kumbra village here today. The victim, Veer Singh, (55), was rushed to a private hospital where his condition is stated to be out of danger.

Charging Rs18 for carry bag lands Big Bazaar in big trouble

Charging Rs18 for carry bag lands Big Bazaar in big trouble

19 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: Charging Rs 18 for a carry bag proved costly for a retail store.

UT cop sings to sensitise people to wrong parking

UT cop sings to sensitise people to wrong parking

19 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: A new song of the UT Traffic Police ASI to sensitise people to wrong parking in the city has received appreciation from renowned singer Daler Mehndi, who tweeted a video of the cop singing the song outside a market.

PO in Rs1.60-cr fraud case held

PO in Rs1.60-cr fraud case held

19 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: A proclaimed offender (PO), who had cheated a city resident to the tune of Rs 1.60 crore, has been arrested by the Chandigarh Police.

Despite orders, govt school gates shut for parking

Despite orders, govt school gates shut for parking

19 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: To cope with parking woes during the festive season, which leads to traffic snarls in the city, the parking lots of 29 government schools were ordered to be opened for parking after school hours for people visiting market areas.

96 selected for licence to sell crackers

96 selected for licence to sell crackers

19 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration today held a draw of lots for issuing 96 licences to sell crackers in the city.

Tractor-trailer runs over two children

Tractor-trailer runs over two children

19 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

LALRU: Two kids were crushed under the wheels of a tractor-trailer at a poultry farm near Handesera village here last evening.

Scooterist hit by bike, dies

Scooterist hit by bike, dies

19 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a hit-and-run, a scooterist was killed after being hit by a biker near Anaj Bhawan in Sector 39 yesterday.

Adviser allows traders to set up stalls in city

Adviser allows traders to set up stalls in city

19 Oct 2019 | 7:34 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a relief to traders, UT Adviser Manoj Kumar Parida has directed the Municipal Corporation (MC) to allow shopkeepers to put up stalls without causing any obstruction in the public pathways.

BJP candidate vows to make Panchkula smart, slum-freeHARYANA ELECTIONS 2019

BJP candidate vows to make Panchkula smart, slum-free

19 Oct 2019 | 7:41 AM

PANCHKULA: BJP candidate from Panchkula Gian Chand Gupta today released the party manifesto for the constituency.

Chander Mohan flays ‘Sankalp Patra’

Chander Mohan flays ‘Sankalp Patra’

19 Oct 2019 | 7:41 AM

PANCHKULA: Terming the ‘Sankalp Patra’ issued by incumbent BJP MLA Gian Chand Gupta as a ‘Jhooth Patra’, Congress candidate Chander Mohan today said Gupta’s only resolve and commitment was to befool voters.

40 roads to be recarpeted

40 roads to be recarpeted

19 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has identified 40 roads that will be recarpeted from Rs 15-crore fund received from the UT Administration.

Poll result no impediment to social work, says Swaraj India candidate

Poll result no impediment to social work, says Swaraj India candidate

19 Oct 2019 | 7:41 AM

PANCHKULA: Swaraj India candidate from Panchkula Madhu Anand, in a conversation with The Tribune, said she decided to fight elections as an activist and could not do everything on a large scale.

725 students get degrees

725 students get degrees

19 Oct 2019 | 8:01 AM

PATIALA:Degrees were given to 725 students during the annual convocation of Khalsa College here today.

French students all praise for Sikh religion & culture

19 Oct 2019 | 8:01 AM

PATIALA:Sikhism is a religion of love and togetherness, said a student delegation from France after visiting several parts of the state and seeing the ongoing commemoration of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.

Stray animals in district to be registered: DC

19 Oct 2019 | 8:01 AM

PATIALA:Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit today said stray animals in the district would be registered to put an end to the stray cattle menace.

Ex-Army officer walks free in fatal road mishap case

Ex-Army officer walks free in fatal road mishap case

19 Oct 2019 | 7:44 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has acquitted a former Army officer in a case related to rash driving and causing death due to negligence.

Retirees protest lack of facilities at wellness centre

Retirees protest lack of facilities at wellness centre

19 Oct 2019 | 7:44 AM

CHANDIGARH: Retired government employees today held a protest against “inadequate” facilities at the Central Government’s wellness centre in Sector 45 here.

ASSAULT CASE

Court issues production warrant against gangster

19 Oct 2019 | 7:44 AM

MOHALI: A local court has issued a production warrant against gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, lodged in the Jodhpur jail of Rajasthan, in connection with an assault case.

Excise Dept suspends licence of city distillery

19 Oct 2019 | 7:44 AM

CHANDIGARH: Rakesh Kumar Popli, Additional Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Chandigarh, has suspended the licence of a Chandigarh-based liquor distillery with immediate effect after the Haryana Excise Department seized 200 illegal liquor boxes of the company during a raid in Bhiwani.

24-year-old impersonating as cop held

19 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police have arrested a 24-year-old youth riding an SUV for impersonating as a cop.

400 attend psychology congress

19 Oct 2019 | 7:44 AM

CHANDIGARH: A three-day Psychological Science Congress was inaugurated by Prof Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, PU, at the university here today.

Woman arrested for beating up child at Dhanas

19 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: A woman has been arrested under the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act on the complaint of a supervisor of the Woman and Child Helpline (WCHL).

Parkash Purb at Rayat Bahra

19 Oct 2019 | 7:44 AM

MOHALI: Bhai Malkit Singh, Head Granthi, Sri Akal Takht, said Guru Nanak Dev was against all artificially created divisions and discrimination.

Bhag Singh’s case to come up for hearing 9 days after poll

19 Oct 2019 | 7:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: Bhag Singh’s case will come up for hearing nine days after the Assembly elections in Haryana.

Segregation: 110 more challanedIN BRIEF

Segregation: 110 more challaned

19 Oct 2019 | 8:01 AM

Chandigarh: The MC has issued challans to 110 more defaulters, including four door-to-door waste collectors, for failing to segregate garbage.

‘Smart cat eyes’ on black spots to avert accidents’

19 Oct 2019 | 7:41 AM

MOHALI: In order to control road accidents and ensure smooth flow of traffic, the district administration has decided to install ‘smart cat eyes’ (ultra-modern lights) on black spots.

Azhar claims five-wicket haul for J&KVIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY

Azhar claims five-wicket haul for J&K

19 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Pacer Azhar Wani claimed a five-wicket haul as Jammu & Kashmir bowled out Chandigarh for 110 runs on the second day of the Vijay Merchant Trophy at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

City’s air quality declines further

City’s air quality declines further

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: The air quality index (AQI) has further deteriorated in the city.

One booked for carjacking

One booked for carjacking

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

MOHALI: The local police have booked a person on the charges of carjacking near Bakarpur village here.

3 drug peddlers arrested with 100-gm heroin

3 drug peddlers arrested with 100-gm heroin

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

MOHALI: STF sleuths arrested three drug peddlers with 100-gm heroin and Rs 40,000 drug money from near Landran Chowk here.

CHB forms to be available free of cost

CHB forms to be available free of cost

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has decided to provide all forms online free of cost.

40-year-old walks free in drug case

40-year-old walks free in drug case

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 40-year-old resident of Jind in Haryana walked free in a drug case after the prosecution failed to prove allegations in the court.

Arrest orders against realty firm directors

Arrest orders against realty firm directors

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

PANCHKULA: The Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority (HRERA), Panchkula, has issued arrest orders against directors of Ireo Fiveriver Private Limited for non-compliance with its directions to refund payment to a customer.

PU MOOC among top 5 UGC courses

PU MOOC among top 5 UGC courses

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University’s Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on digital marketing has been listed amongst the top five courses of the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, which are currently being offered on the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) SWAYAM platform.

Woman riding auto loses Rs 49K to thief

Woman riding auto loses Rs 49K to thief

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Unknown person stole Rs 49,000 from a woman passenger’s bag while riding an auto-rickshaw.

HP youth killed in bike crash

HP youth killed in bike crash

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A native of HP was killed while another one was injured after the Bullet motorcycle they were riding on went out of control and hit a grill on the road last night.

Varsity student ends life in hostel room

Varsity student ends life in hostel room

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

KHARAR: A student of Chandigarh University allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling at his hostel room today.

Man held for passing lewd remarks at girls

Man held for passing lewd remarks at girls

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 32-year-old man has been arrested for making obscene gestures and passing lewd remarks at girls near MCM College, Sector 36.

Post-HC order, Vendors Act to finally be a reality

Post-HC order, Vendors Act to finally be a reality

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the Punjab and Haryana High Court directing the Municipal Corporation (MC) to shift vendors to the allotted sites, the civic body’s final hurdle in implementing the Street Vendors Act has been cleared.

Stray cattle menace

Stray cattle menace

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

Recently, when I landed at a Hyundai service station, I was greeted by a stray cow just outside the premises.

IN BRIEF

Kabaddi c’ship from tomorrow

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

Chandigarh: The National Style State Kabaddi Championship for boys and girls will be held at the Sarangpur Sports Complex here from October 19.

Vaibhav stars in Strawberry Fields’ triumph

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vaibhav scored 20 points as Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26, humbled Vivek High School, Sector 38, 38-21 in a boys’ U-16 match on the fourth day of the 7th Bhagwant Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament at the Sector 78 Sports Complex in Mohali today.

VIJAY HAZARE TROPHY

Kaul steers city boys to victory

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:A timely ton by Uday Kaul helped Chandigarh defeat hosts Uttarakhand by two wickets in their Vijay Hazare Trophy match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Dehradun today.

Chandigarh colts in controlVIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY

Chandigarh colts in control

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:Pratham Sodhi and Ansh Khosla shared seven wickets between them as Chandigarh bundled out visitors J&K for 167 runs on the opening day of their U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy match at the Sector 16 stadium here today.

‘South Asian countries lack quality workforce’

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:Prof Lakhwinder Singh of the Department of Economics, Punjabi University, in a research paper on possibilities of industrial development and skill formation for making South Asian countries more competitive, has stated that the South Asian region lacks in imparting school and technical education, while most of its workforce remains trapped in the agricultural sector and suffers from lack of education.

Survey camp for engg students

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:A two-week survey camp for the civil engineering students of Aryans College of Engineering, Rajpura, was organised on the campus.

Dairy shifting project: Farmers at wits’ end

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:Dairy farmers of the city, who are supposed to be shifted to the under-construction dairy-farming project at a 21-acre site at Ablowal village, have raised the demand of deduction of allotment rate to the Municipal Corporation (MC).

MP Preneet inaugurates work of laying sewer lines

MP Preneet inaugurates work of laying sewer lines

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:Patiala MP Preneet Kaur on Thursday inaugurated the work of laying down sewer pipes in various wards, including Wards 30, 31 and 32 in the city.

Pbi varsity professors raise concern over management of GPF accounts

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:Teachers of the Punjabi University, Patiala, have raised questions over the utilisation of the General Provident Fund (GPF), after an assistant professor of the university allegedly faced issues in withdrawing money from his GPF account.

Straw burning continues unabated

Straw burning continues unabated

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

PATIALA:As many as 157 cases of stubble burning have been reported in Patiala, and their numbers are increasing with each passing day.

IN BRIEF

Thieves strike at house in PU

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

Chandigarh: Cash and valuables, including jewellery, were stolen from a house on the Panjab University (PU) campus, Sector 14.

Will generate 20 lakh jobs, promises Swaraj India’s Madhu Anand

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

PANCHKULA: Swaraj Indian Party candidate Madhu Anand said, “Looking at problems throughout Panchkula, we have designed an ‘Imaan Patra’.

Man attacks wife with knife, arrested

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

LALRU: A 27-year-old woman sustained injuries after her husband allegedly attacked her with a knife at Handesera, near Lalru, on Wednesday.

Congress policies will benefit people, says Anand Sharma

Congress policies will benefit people, says Anand Sharma

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

PANCHKULA: The BJP is a party, which has divided people on religious, society and caste lines and did not appreciate their sentiments after getting votes from them.

Gupta lacks will to solve problems, says Chander Mohan

Gupta lacks will to solve problems, says Chander Mohan

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

PANCHKULA: Congress candidate Chander Mohan categorically stated that he was committed to getting the enhancement amount waived off for the people in the city, especially for sectors in the trans-Ghaggar area.

25% votes on mind, parties out to woo slum, Ashiana residents

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

PANCHKULA: With two days remaining for the campaigning political parties are eyeing slum dwellers and voters living at Ashiana flats in the city, which has a sizeable chunk of voters.

Hema Malini to campaign for BJP tomorrow

Hema Malini to campaign for BJP tomorrow

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

PANCHKULA: The BJP Member of Parliament (MP) from Mathura and veteran Bollywood actress, Hema Malini, will seek votes for her party’s candidate from Panchkula Gian Chand Gupta on Saturday.

Two women steal shopper’s purse

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two unidentified women stole a purse of a woman while she was shopping in the Sector 19 market.

Man held with drugs

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

Mohali: A 35-year-old man has been arrested with 100 gm of heroin near the Phase 9 petrol pump here.

Man held for theft

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

Chandigarh: A thief was arrested while stealing scrap material from a plot in the Industrial Area, Phase I.

Non-functional footlights at Rose Garden

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Several footlights at Rose Garden have not been working for the past several days, causing inconvenience to evening walkers and visitors.

In death, Hamirpur boy saves lives of four

In death, Hamirpur boy saves lives of four

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: “Sahil was an active, healthy and lively boy who would light up even the dullest of the moments.

ART & CULTURE

Theatre fest concludes

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: The four-day CSNA theatre festival, organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, concluded with the staging of a socially relevant play, ‘Saakhi’, by the Adakar Manch Mohali at Tagore Theatre here today.

CSIO Director: Optics thrust area of research

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A workshop on ‘Advanced photonics technologies in sensing, communication and instrumentation’ began at Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here today as part of its diamond jubilee celebrations.

Kin of convicts in utter neglect: Study

Kin of convicts in utter neglect: Study

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: A research report, ‘Clipped Wings - Impact of Incarceration on Family Members of Prisoners’, conducted by the State Legal Service Authority (SLSA), Chandigarh, was released by Justice Jaswant Singh, Punjab and Haryana High Court, here today.

What a waste! MC’s twin-cabin vehicles lie in disuse

What a waste! MC’s twin-cabin vehicles lie in disuse

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the MC is challaning residents for not segregating waste, its 49 two-cabin vehicles worth about Rs 3 crore are lying unused as waste collectors prefer using rehris only.

Failure to find suitable match for doc costs firm dear

Failure to find suitable match for doc costs firm dear

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Failure to find a suitable match for a government doctor has cost a matrimonial service provider dear. The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Wedding Wish Pvt Ltd to refund Rs 50,000 with 9 per cent interest to the complainant and also pay Rs 7,000 as compensation and Rs 5,000 as litigation costs.

2 vehicles don same number!

2 vehicles don same number!

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Strange it may sound but the owner of an Activa has filed a police complaint against the owner of a Ford Endeavour for using the vanity number CHO1BM 0001, which belonged of his scooter.

Remove illegal vendors from Sector 17, says HC

Remove illegal vendors from Sector 17, says HC

18 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Virtually rapping the authorities concerned for converting tourist attraction Chandigarh into a vending zone, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued directions for the immediate removal of unregistered vendors from Sector 17 while making it clear that the city’s downtown and Sector 1 to 6 were no-vending zones.

Haryana will be lucky if Madhu represents women, saysYadav

Haryana will be lucky if Madhu represents women, saysYadav

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

PANCHKULA: “Panchkula will decide how far vote of women matters.

Rajya Sabha MP releases AAP candidate’s manifesto

Rajya Sabha MP releases AAP candidate’s manifesto

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

PANCHKULA: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP and in-charge of party’s Haryana affairs, Sushil Gupta, released the manifesto of the AAP candidate, Yogeshwar Sharma, here today.

Syndicate okays Rs 564-cr PU Budget

Syndicate okays Rs 564-cr PU Budget

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: PU Syndicate in its meeting held today considered several issues related with the functioning of the varsity and its affiliated colleges.

iPhone stolen from ex-IAS officer’s car

iPhone stolen from ex-IAS officer’s car

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A miscreant stole an iPhone and documents after smashing the windowpane of a retired IAS officer’s car in Sector 10.

PU-affiliated college heads to retire at 60SYNDICATE MEETING

PU-affiliated college heads to retire at 60

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two controversial issues, which figured on the supplementary agenda of the previous Syndicate meeting but were not discussed then, met their fate in the meeting held today.

No guest faculty to be appointed at PU’s six constituent colleges

17 Oct 2019 | 7:21 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a recent development, the Syndicate has resolved that no guest faculty will be appointed in the six constituent colleges of Panjab University, instead the appointments will be made on temporary basis as per the UGC's minimum salary.

IN BRIEF

Stray cattle claims life

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

Mohali: A motorcycle-borne person was killed after his bike hit a stray cattle near the traffic lights near Cheema Boilers Chowk in the Industrial Area, Phase VIII B, here.

Bodybuilding trials on October 19

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Amateur Bodybuilding Association (CABBA) will on Saturday conduct selection trials to pick the team for the Diamond Cup, scheduled to be held in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, from November 15-17.

St Soldier’s footballers triumph

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hosts St Soldier International School, Sector 28, defeated Chitkara International School, Sector 25, 5-4 on penalties to win the boys’ U-19 title in the CBSE Cluster XVII Football Tournament.

Veerjeet clinches gold in Junior Nationals

Veerjeet clinches gold in Junior Nationals

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:City weightlifter Veerjeet Kaur has won a gold medal in the 49kg weight category at the ongoing Junior National Weightlifting Championship 2019 in Bodh Gaya, Bihar.

Bhajji to Rhodes: Play for SA in Ranchi Test

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

RANCHI:Veteran India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took a dig at South Africa’s batting woes in the ongoing Test series against India by asking former cricketer and fielding great Jonty Rhodes to help his nation.

Back to coaching, Kumble says he has learnt his lesson from past

Back to coaching, Kumble says he has learnt his lesson from past

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Spin great Anil Kumble says one of the biggest learning from his previous coaching stints, including the controversial one with the Indian team, is to “back off and help the players relax”.

Lakshveer powers Gurukul to victory

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

PANCHKULA:Lakshveer smashed a 35-ball 71 to help Gurukul School, Panchkula, register a 58-run win over Saupin’s School, Panchkula, in a 10th Wing Commander SS Gyani Memorial Cricket Tournament match at St Soldier’s School.

PPS cagers beat St Peter’s boys 12-5

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

MOHALI:Police Public School (PPS), Mohali, registered a 12-5 win over St Peter’s School, Sector 37, in the second round of the boys’ U-12 competition on the third day of Bhagwant Singh Memorial Inter-School Basketball Tournament at the Sector 78 Sports Complex here today.

Star-studded field for Jeev Milkha Invitational

Star-studded field for Jeev Milkha Invitational

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:Leading Indian golfers, including defending champion Chikkarangappa and event host Jeev Milkha Singh, will feature in the second edition of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational tournament, which tees off at the Chandigarh Golf Club here tomorrow.

Amit powers Tribune boys to title

Amit powers Tribune boys to title

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:Amit scored a brace as Tribune Model School, Sector 29, registered a 3-1 win over St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, to claim the boys’ title on the concluding day of the 4th Tribune Trust Football Tournament here today.

Chock-a-block, what to do?

Chock-a-block, what to do?

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

If one wants to witness the worst traffic situation in the city beautiful, now is the time.

Time to live up to the flyers’ expectations

Time to live up to the flyers’ expectations

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

For the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nank Dev, Air India has announced a new flight between Stansted Airport and Amritsar, giving a clear miss to Chandigarh as a destination.

Takes more than mansion to be happy

Takes more than mansion to be happy

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

Just a few days ago, I was given an enthraling tour of captivating homes – mostly bungalows that were huge in size, creative in style, radiating glamour.

What my lady-love expects of me

What my lady-love expects of me

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

Traditionally, Karva Chauth is a ritual that is meant to be observed strictly by married women as it’s based on the story of a woman, Veervati, who keeps the fast to get her husband’s life back from Yama, the Hindu god of death.

Eco-friendly offerings the nicer way

Eco-friendly offerings the nicer way

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

We as a race are thrifty and do not believe in wastage.

Four more STPs to come up in district

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

PATIALA:The state government will set up 4 sewage treatment plants (STPs) to clean the sewerage of the Municipal Corporation and councils in the district.

Youngsters told to become foot soldiers of Health Dept

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

PATIALA:In a unique initiative, “Foot Soldiers of Punjab”, by the State Health Department, the District Health Department has asked youngsters to

DOC-PHARMA NEXUS

GMC Principal seeks explanation from HoD

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

PATIALA:A day after The Tribune exposed the alleged nexus between government doctors and pharmaceuticals companies at Government Rajindra Hospital, the authorities today sought an explanation from the Medicine Department on the issue.

Three arrested for using fake currency at filling station

Three arrested for using fake currency at filling station

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

PATIALA:The police have nabbed three persons for allegedly using fake currency notes at a petrol pump in Patran town of the district.

Man shot at over rivalry

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

PATIALA:A group of five persons allegedly attacked a local resident and opened fire at him here last evening.

Medicines beyond reach of patients at Rajindra Hospital

Medicines beyond reach of patients at Rajindra Hospital

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

PATIALA:Even two months after the launch of the Ayushman Bharat Sehat Bima Yojana Scheme (ABSBY) by Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in the state, free treatment (cashless) is still beyond the access of legitimate cardholders at Government Rajindra Hospital.

Man killed as tipper hits bike

Man killed as tipper hits bike

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

PANCHKULA: A resident of Raipur Rani, Rammurti Ahuja (42), was killed after a head on collision of his motorcycle with a rashly driven tipper today.

4 KZF activists sent to judicial custody

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

MOHALI: The four suspects, held by the police in connection with Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) Module, were sent to judicial custody by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) designate court at Mohali, today.

Mohali civic body to outsource staff  to improve fire services

Mohali civic body to outsource staff to improve fire services

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

MOHALI: With manpower shortage plaguing district fire services, the Mohali Municipal Corporation (MC) has been asked to outsource staff to ensure that the requisite emergency services are available during the festive season.

Youth caught with stolen scooter gets 2-year jail

Youth caught with stolen scooter gets 2-year jail

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 24-year-old youth has been awarded a two-year jail term for riding a stolen scooter, which had a fake number plate.

16-yr-old boy nabbed in phone-snatching case

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 16-year-old boy has been apprehended by the crime branch of the UT police for snatching a mobile phone.

Green lovers see red over MC workers’ negligence

Green lovers see red over MC workers’ negligence

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as lakhs are spent on planting saplings during monsoon every year, efforts seem to be bearing little fruit, courtesy the UT Administration and the MC apathy.

Youth who opened fire during party held

Youth who opened fire during party held

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Four days after a gunshot was fired during a brawl between two friends at a house party in Sector 25, leaving one injured, the UT police arrested a 22-year-old youth for the crime.

HC okay with probe panel on sexual charge against ex-VCPANJAB UNIVERSITY

HC okay with probe panel on sexual charge against ex-VC

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: More than a year after a woman professor leveled allegations of sexual harassment against a former Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Panjab University (PU), the Punjab and Haryana High Court has upheld the constitution of an internal complaint committee (ICC) for looking into the matter.

Duo who robbed auto-rickshaw held

Duo who robbed auto-rickshaw held

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Two robbers have been arrested by the crime branch of the UT police for robbing an auto-rickshaw driver of his vehicle besides Rs 700, a mobile phone and documents.

Tibetan students from Paonta Sahib visit MCM

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: As part of its student-diversity initiative ‘Beyond Boundaries’, Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women played host to students from Sambhota Tibetan School, Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh.

Research should be need based: NITI Aayog member to medical fraternity

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: “Medical faculty will become obsolete if we don’t keep pace with advancement in science and technology,” said Dr Vinod K Paul, member, NITI Aayog, while emphasising on the importance of research in the medical sciences.

Outreach programme for int’l science fest at IMTECH

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) and its sister laboratory Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIO) today jointly organised an outreach programme for promotion of the India International Science Festival (IISF)-2019, which is being organised in Kolkata from November 5-8.

Festive spirit, vibrant atmosphere at schools fascinate German students

Festive spirit, vibrant atmosphere at schools fascinate German students

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A group of 15 students and their two teachers from Wuppertal, the city of Frederick Engels in The Northrhine-Westphalian state of Germany, is currently on a tour to northern India to further promote the Indo-German bond, educational cooperation and widen their cultural horizon.

P’kula Sector 20 residents protest

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

PANCHKULA: Members of the Sector 20 society Resident Welfare Association (RWA) today staged a protest near community centre to highlight their demands before contesting candidates of various political parties in the city.

Abrogation of Article 370 a historic step, says Himachal CM

Abrogation of Article 370 a historic step, says Himachal CM

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

PANCHKULA: Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said abrogation of Article 370 was a historic step as it had integrated Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) with whole India.

Man roughs up cops, arrested

Man roughs up cops, arrested

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Sector 18 resident has been arrested for allegedly misbehaving with an inspector and assaulting a head constable on the intervening night of October 14 and 15.

BJP has provided corruption-free regime, says Gurjar

BJP has provided corruption-free regime, says Gurjar

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

PANCHKULA: Union Minister Krishan Pal Gurjar said the BJP had provided corruption-free government at the Centre as well as in the state and the people were well aware of this.

State will get 7th pay panel if Cong wins: Chander MohanHARYANA ELECTIONS 2019

State will get 7th pay panel if Cong wins: Chander Mohan

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

PANCHKULA: Former Deputy Chief Minister and Congress candidate Chander Mohan today said if the Congress government came to power in the state, the Seventh Pay Commission would be implemented in Haryana on the lines of the Punjab Government.

Pet poop at parks may cost you ~5K

Pet poop at parks may cost you ~5K

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Taking pet dogs to a public garden, Sukhna Lake or park being maintained by the Municipal Corporation or the Administration may soon invite a penalty of Rs 5,000 as the UT Administration is all set to issue the draft notification for an amendment to the pet bylaws-2010.

Henna artists sit pretty in marketsKARVA CHAUTH

Henna artists sit pretty in markets

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the Municipal Corporation (MC) has mandated that all vendors applying mehndi will put up stalls at community centres, they continue to operate from markets and other open spaces ahead of Karva Chauth.

103 more fined for failing to sort waste

103 more fined for failing to sort waste

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as the waste management plan of the Municipal Corporation is in doldrums, it challaned 103 defaulters, including four door-to-door waste collectors, for not segregating dry and wet waste today.

Counsel absent, Bunny to pay Rs 4KMOLESTATION CASE

Counsel absent, Bunny to pay Rs 4K

17 Oct 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Jasjit Singh Bunny, an accused in a molestation case, has to shell out Rs 4,000 after statements of the complainant and a witness could not be recorded in the court.

Chandigarh residents play cop to battle traffic blues in city

Chandigarh residents play cop to battle traffic blues in city

16 Oct 2019 | 6:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: Witnessing the rising traffic chaos in the city, a group of city residents, which met through Facebook, has volunteered to offer its services to regulate the traffic.

India, China need each other for growth, world peace: Dalai Lama

India, China need each other for growth, world peace: Dalai Lama

16 Oct 2019 | 6:36 AM

MOHALI: “India and China need each other for growth and world peace,” said the Dalai Lama on the Chandigarh University campus where the Global Spiritual Leader Award was conferred on him by the university.

In death, Nawanshahr man gives new lease of life to 3

In death, Nawanshahr man gives new lease of life to 3

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:There cannot be anything more heroic and inspirational than the benevolent gesture of organ donation as shown by by the family of donor Mohinder Pal.

Snake sparks panic in Phase 7

16 Oct 2019 | 6:48 AM

MOHALI: Panic gripped residents of a locality in Phase 7 after a nearly 1.5-metre-long snake was spotted here last night.

School games: High drama over venue change

School games: High drama over venue change

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

PATIALA:Change of venue of the District Roller Skating School Games at the last minute led to high drama here today.

Two held with heroin, vialsIN BRIEF

Two held with heroin, vials

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

Kharar: Two persons have been arrested after 15 gm of heroin and 30 intoxicant injections were recovered from them.

Fight breaks out in CGA ahead of GFI elections

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:With the world governing body for gymnastics (FIG) asking the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) to get its electoral college approved for the November 5 elections by the Indian Olympic Association, a war of words has erupted between the two factions of the Chandigarh Gymnastics Association over the claim for the IOA affiliation.

Tribune School eye twin titles

Tribune School eye twin titles

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ayushi continued her impressive run as Tribune Model School, Sector 29, beat New Public School, Sector 18, 1-0 to set up the title clash with Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, on the second day of the 4th Tribune Trust Football Tournament here today.

Strawberry Fields beat Manav Mangal cagers

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Strawberry Fields School, Sector 26, defeated Manav Mangal School, Mohali, 14-5 in a girls’ U-14 match of the ongoing Bhagwant Singh Memorial Basketball Trophy here today.

Class IV staff hold shirtless protest

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

MOHALI:Members of the Class IV Employees Association (Education Department) today took out a shirtless protest in front of the DPI office at Phase 8 here.

Ex-student leader’s murder: Charges framed

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court today framed charges against seven persons in the murder case of a 24-year-old former student leader of DAV College.

Woman hurt as men try to snatch bag

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 48-year-old woman was injured as she resisted the attempt of three men to rob her of her handbag at Mani Majra here yesterday.

Final arguments in Akansh Sen murder case conclude

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

CHANDIGARH:Final arguments in the Akansh Sen murder case concluded in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Rajeev Goyal here today.

WHAT OUR READERS SAY

N-choe becoming breeding ground for mosquitoes

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

N-choe passing through residential area of Phase-9, Mohali, which was once life-line of the city because its flora and fauna, has now become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

DPS, ChandigarhSCHOOL NOTES

DPS, Chandigarh

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

OAKRIDGE INTERNATIONAL:Students of Class XI enacted ‘Hasya vyangya - A parody of life’ on the occasion of their annual prize distribution ceremony.

Pharma-doc nexus continues at Govt Rajindra Hospital

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

PATIALA:The alleged nexus between government doctors and pharmaceuticals companies has once again come to the fore at the Government Rajindra Hospital.

Punjabi varsity asst prof bags project on moths

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

PATIALA:An assistant professor at the Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences at Punjabi University has bagged a research project on moths to update their taxonomic status (naming, defining and classification) from Indian Himalayas.

Backlash over cattle deaths, Dist Admn refutes claims

16 Oct 2019 | 7:02 AM

PATIALA:The district administration and the Municipal Corporation (MC) continue to receive backlash over deaths of cattle sent to cow shelters from the city and other places allegedly due to lack of cattle feed and other facilities.

BJP candidate goes all out to woo voters, highlights achievementsCAMPAIGN TRAIL

BJP candidate goes all out to woo voters, highlights achievements

16 Oct 2019 | 6:48 AM

PANCHKULA: With a fleet of sports utility vehicles (SUVs), BJP’s nominee from Panchkula Gian Chand Gupta leaves his house in Sector 17 here around 10:30 am for his campaign trail on Tuesday.

BSP nominee attacked in Ambala Cantt, injured

BSP nominee attacked in Ambala Cantt, injured

16 Oct 2019 | 6:48 AM

AMBALA: BSP candidate from Ambala Cantonment Rajesh Chanaliya and his driver were allegedly attacked by some unidentified persons with sharp weapons near Ward No.

Give your 100% to make Chaudhary victorious, says Congress leader

16 Oct 2019 | 6:48 AM

PANCHKULA: Vijay Bansal, who was seeking the Congress ticket from Kalka, today urged his supporters to give their 100 per cent to make party candidate Pradeep Chaudhary victorious.

Double delight for Congress candidate Chander MohanHARYANA ELECTIONS 2019

Double delight for Congress candidate Chander Mohan

16 Oct 2019 | 6:48 AM

PANCHKULA: Chander Mohan, Congress candidate from the Panchkula Assembly constituency, got a major boost after Independent candidate Gurtej Singh announced to withdraw in his favour.

Jaypee plant disputes MC claim on sending segregated waste

Jaypee plant disputes MC claim on sending segregated waste

16 Oct 2019 | 6:48 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Jaypee plant authorities today disputed the MC claim that it was sending segregated waste for processing.

Orientation event for anganwadi workers held

16 Oct 2019 | 6:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Oral Health Sciences Centre (OHSC), PGIMER, with support from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, and the Department of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development, Chandigarh, organised an orientation programme for anganwadi workers on Tuesday.

Adopt Ayushman Bharat scheme, NITI Aayog member asks private hospitals

Adopt Ayushman Bharat scheme, NITI Aayog member asks private hospitals

16 Oct 2019 | 6:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: Inviting private hospitals to adopt Ayushman Bharat scheme, NITI Aayog member Vinod K Paul said the government has revised rates of 270 health packages under the scheme, some even up to Rs 50,000, in consonance with the interest of stakeholders.

Athletics meet held

Athletics meet held

16 Oct 2019 | 6:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: A junior athletics meet was held at the Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh.

Schools can use discarded items to grow vegetables

Schools can use discarded items to grow vegetables

16 Oct 2019 | 6:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: Of the 114 government schools in the city, at least 30 schools have been found feasible to develop school nutrition garden.

Underage couples who tie knot have right to protection, says HC

Underage couples who tie knot have right to protection, says HC

16 Oct 2019 | 6:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: A bride who ties the knot with an underage groom will not part ways with their fundamental right to seek protection of life and liberty, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled.

Motorcyclist hit by car, dies

Motorcyclist hit by car, dies

16 Oct 2019 | 6:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: A motorcyclist was killed after being reportedly hit by an unidentified car in Sector 26.

In trouble? Don’t panic, use button

In trouble? Don’t panic, use button

16 Oct 2019 | 6:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration has made it mandatory for all passenger vehicles to install the panic button and the vehicle tracking device.

Security up at HC over ‘bomb threat’

Security up at HC over ‘bomb threat’

16 Oct 2019 | 6:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police are on high alert following a threat of attack on the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the Punjab Secretariat.

40 fail to segregate waste, challaned

40 fail to segregate waste, challaned

16 Oct 2019 | 6:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as the Municipal Corporation (MC) is yet to set its own house in order, its officials today challaned 40 residents, who did not segregate waste at source, and a door-to-door garbage collector for collecting mixed waste.

Youths create ruckus at Purab Apartments

Youths create ruckus at Purab Apartments

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

MOHALI: High drama was witnessed at Purab Premium Apartments in Sector 88 here last night after four youths, said to be in an inebriated condition, created ruckus and thrashed the complex’s security guard here.

High cost shatters housing dreams

High cost shatters housing dreams

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The exorbitant prices of flats have dashed the hopes of many employees, who have decided to opt out of the housing scheme launched in 2008. Sources said at least 50 employees had applied for a refund of the earnest money deposited for the scheme.

Modi College wins boxing c’ship

Modi College wins boxing c’ship

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PATIALA:The Multani Mal Modi College won the Inter-College Men Boxing Championship on Monday.

Tanishka shoots three gold medalsBRIEFLY

Tanishka shoots three gold medals

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

Chandigarh: Tanishka Sareen (in pic), a student of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, won three gold medals in the recently concluded inter-school archery championship.

CBSE C’SHIP

Twin titles for SD School cagers

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hosts PML SD Public School, Sector 32, and Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, won the boys’ and girls’ titles respectively in the CBSE Cluster XVII Basketball Tournament here today.

CBSE zonal meet: P’kula skaters bag 18 gold medals

CBSE zonal meet: P’kula skaters bag 18 gold medals

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PANCHKULA:City skaters bagged a rich haul of 43 medals, including 18 gold and an equal number of silver medals, in the CBSE North Zone Skating Championship, which was held at Saffron City School, Fatehgarh Sahib, from October 11-13.

Tribune girls off to a winning start

Tribune girls off to a winning start

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ayushi scored a double as Tribune Model School girls registered a 4-3 win over Sri Guru Harkrishan Model Senior Secondary School in their opening match of The Tribune Trust Football Tournament here today.

BRIEFLY

GMCH guard honoured

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

Chandigarh: Prof BS Chavan, Director-Principal, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, gave a cash prize of Rs 5,000 to security guard Sukhbir Singh for meritorious services rendered by him on October 11 and 12.

Photo exhibition on Gandhi’s life

Photo exhibition on Gandhi’s life

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PATIALA:The Punjabi University has organised a four-day photo exhibition on the life of Mahatma Gandhi and his works to mark his 150th birth anniversary.

Gupta woos voters in villages

Gupta woos voters in villages

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PANCHKULA: Approval of grants by the Khattar-led government in the past five years helped in completing pending works in villages, said BJP candidate from Panchkula Gian Chand Gupta while on his campaign trail on Monday.

Vij faces challenge from two women in Ambala Cantonment

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMBALA: In Ambala Cantonment constituency, it is two women first-timers, the Congress candidate, Venu Aggarwal, and the former All India Mahila Congress general secretary and now an Independent candidate, Chitra Sarwara, who are challenging five-time MLA Anil Vij in the Assembly election.

Special parking for lawyers if voted to power, says Chander Mohan

Special parking for lawyers if voted to power, says Chander Mohan

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PANCHKULA: The Congress candidate from the Panchkula Assembly segment, Chander Mohan, said if voted to power, he would create special parking for lawyers at the district courts.

Notice issued against Chander Mohan

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PANCHKULA: The returning officer for Panchkula Vidhan Sabha seat and SDM, Sushil Kumar, has issued a show-cause notice against Congress candidate Chander Mohan for taking out a procession without permission on October 13 in Barwala block.

Bhag Singh’s case to come up for hearing 3 days before polls

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Bhag Singh’s case will come up for hearing just three days before the Assembly elections in Haryana.

Poll scene hots up with online battle among P’kula candidates

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PANCHKULA: With availability of cheapest data, the country has witnessed a considerable rise in social media users in last few years.

Two incidents of theft reported

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PATIALA:The city police have registered two cases of theft that occurred at different houses in the city.

Jail inmate booked for jumping parole

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala police have registered a case against a jail inmate under the Punjab Good Conduct Prisoners Act for violating parole conditions.

Improvement Trust officials, dwellers trade barbs during encroachment drive

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PATIALA:High drama prevailed at a house in the Sri Chand Colony in Sundar Nagar, when a team of Improvement Trust officials reached the site during an encroachment drive.

Woman hangs self to death

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 35-year-old woman reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her house on Monday.

Drive against adulteration begins

Drive against adulteration begins

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PATIALA: The festival season has started, but the Health Department’s pace in collecting the food samples has been slow. Till now, the Health Department has collected only 24 food samples, including 11 samples collected today, despite the fact that that Diwali festival is just a fortnight away.

Plea seeking live-in relationship of man, sister-in-law dismissed

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has refused to accord its approval to live-in relationship of a man with his sister-in-law, while his wife was living at her parental home looking after her two minor children.

4 booked for assaulting woman

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

PANCHKULA: The Raipur Rani police have booked four persons for assaulting a woman after she asked them to not to throw garbage in a vacant plot owned by the village panchayat of Baagwali.

Missing city boy found in Delhi

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

NEW DELHI: An eleven-year-old boy, who had been missing from his village in Chandigarh for nearly four months, was found at a shelter home in Lajpat Nagar in Delhi and reunited with his family, the police said on Monday.

Ball now in Chief Architect’s court

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The MC Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner and the SSP, at a meeting held today, decided to send the matter of granting permission for setting up stalls in the festive season to the UT Chief Architect.

24 get notice for not paying EDC

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

MOHALI: Initiating action against defaulters in paying external development charges (EDC) and licence fee to the tune of Rs 263 crore, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) issued notices to the managements of 24 mega projects here.

Pay arrears to IB officer: CAT to Home Ministry

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to give promotion benefits and pay arrears to Rakesh Mohan Gupta, Section Officer, Intelligence Bureau (IB), within two weeks.

High Court no to a fair price shop for kin of sarpanches

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: In an extraordinary order, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has barred the family and close relations of sitting sarpanches or panches of a gram panchayat in Ambala district from getting a fair price shop allocated.

Sweets’ samples taken from four shops in Ambala

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

AMBALA: A team of the Food and Drugs Administration, led by designated food safety officer Subhash Chander, seized sweets samples from four sweet shops in Ambala City on Monday.

PGI doctor elected Fellow of medical sciences academy

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dr Sandeep Bansal, Additional Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, PGI, has been elected as Fellow by the National Academy of Medical Sciences (FNAMS) this year.

Woman seeks aid for husband’s treatment

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Dalwinder Singh (37), a resident of Ram Darbar, has been diagnosed with kidney failure and is undergoing treatment at the GMCH-32 since last year.

Rags-to-riches dream costs everything

Rags-to-riches dream costs everything

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The four-day CSNA Theatre Festival-2019 organised by Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi opened with the staging of a musical play, ‘Khwaahish’, by Satvik Art Society at Tagore Theatre today.

Homoeopathy intern 2nd in e-poster competition

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Rimi Srivastava, an intern at Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, got the second prize in the e-poster competition held at the 17th annual conference of the Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology on documentation and legal issues in medical and dental practices at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, here today.

Educationists bat for outcome-based learningPRINCIPALS’ MEET

Educationists bat for outcome-based learning

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Tribune Group of Newspapers, in collaboration with Chandigarh University, organised a principals’ meet here today at The Lalit Chandigarh to deliberate on ‘Outcome-based education: Student-centric focus for future readiness’.

Toddler crushed  to death by bus

Toddler crushed to death by bus

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

ZIRAKPUR: A year and a half-old boy was crushed to death by a private school bus here this morning.

Four auto-borne robbers assault man, loot Rs4.25L

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

MOHALI: Four auto-rickshaw-borne unidentified miscreants allegedly looted around Rs 4.

Mid-day meal tickles the taste buds, attendance up

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Adding the ingredient of taste to the mid-day meal has turned out to be a perfect recipe for improving attendance of students in anganwadi centres.

City’s air quality going down

City’s air quality going down

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The air quality of the city has started showing a sign of deterioration. From satisfactory last night, the air quality index (AQI) has almost touched the poor level this evening.

Segregate or pay up

Segregate or pay up

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as the Municipal Corporation (MC) is ‘unprepared’ for its waste segregation project, it has decided to challan collectors as well as residents found not keeping dry and wet waste separately from Tuesday.

N-choe turns dumping ground for debris

N-choe turns dumping ground for debris

15 Oct 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: After sewage, the N-choe has started facing another challenge. The choe has become a dumping ground for malba (waste construction material). In the absence of any checks by the authorities concerned, some residents and contractors have started throwing malba into the choe.

WHAT OUR READERS SAY

Diwali awaits bashing from liberals and seculars

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

The much anticipated festival of Diwali is only about two weeks away and the celebrations are on full swing.

Former Panchkula Mayor campaigns for son

Former Panchkula Mayor campaigns for son

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PANCHKULA:“Some leaders say that their doors are open for 24 hours, but I promise that people do not need to come to my door instead my son will visit them to solve their problems.

UT woman constable among 4 of family held

UT woman constable among 4 of family held

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:The police today arrested four members of a family, including a UT woman constable, under preventive measures.

Husband, in-laws booked for dowry

Husband, in-laws booked for dowry

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PANCHKULA:A 28-year-old woman has filed a complaint of dowry harassment with Pinjore police against her husband and in-laws.

PU raising objection on promotion of 31 teachers, alleges PUTA

PU raising objection on promotion of 31 teachers, alleges PUTA

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) has alleged that the Panjab University Auditor has objected to the promotion of 31 assistant professors and associate professors of the university, who had applied following old regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Swiggy boy hit by Merc, dies

Swiggy boy hit by Merc, dies

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

MOHALI:A 26-year-old motorcycle-borne youth, working as a delivery boy with Swiggy, was killed after being hit by a speeding Mercedes car here today.

Man duped of Rs 6.50 lakh on pretext of job in Macau

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMBALA: A man was duped of Rs 6.50 lakh on the pretext of providing him a job of a helper in Macau. The suspects have been identified as Tek Chand, from Ambala, and Shivani from Kurukshetra, while the victim has been identified as Jasbir Singh, a resident of Kurukshetra.

GMC reels under shortage of faculty

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PATIALA:Despite the ongoing recruitment, Government Medical College (GMC), Patiala, is reeling under shortage of faculty members.

Five Rajindra Hospital doctors bag executive posts of PAFMAT

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PATIALA:Five doctors of the Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology of Government Medical College & Rajindra Hospital Patiala have bagged all major executive body posts of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology (PAFMAT) - for the second successive term.

No CCTV at kiosk, say policeTHEFT AT ATM

No CCTV at kiosk, say police

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PATIALA: A day after Rs 12.61 lakh cash was stolen from an OBC ATM, at Chappar village, in Ghanaur block of the district, police investigations revealed that there was no CCTV at the ATM kiosk.

Paste construction plan at site, MC directs builders

Paste construction plan at site, MC directs builders

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PATIALA:In view of the construction of illegal buildings and as a measure to control the practice, Municipal Corporation Commissioner Poonamdeep Kaur said the owners of under-construction buildings have to paste the construction plan at the site.

PU campus win chess meet, DAV-10 lads bag volleyball championship

PU campus win chess meet, DAV-10 lads bag volleyball championship

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University Campus won the PU Inter-College Chess Championship for women here.

Gurnoor confirms KBDAV title win

Gurnoor confirms KBDAV title win

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:KBDAV Club beat Ryan International Club in the sudden-death to win the State Roller Hockey U-17 Championship at the Sector 10 Skating Rink here.

Akshita, Abhinav win tennis c’ship

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Akshita outplayed Samayra 6-0 to win the girls'' U-12 final on the concluding day of the Lawrebs Tennis Open Tournament, here today.

Sunil, Kalyani win TT singles titles

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Sunil Ahuja won the men's singles title on the concluding day of the 32nd Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship for Sardar Gurmeet Singh Grewal Memorial Trophy, at the Sector 50 Sports Complex here.

Vishavjeet shines in Patiala boys’ victory

Vishavjeet shines in Patiala boys’ victory

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vishavjeet scored nine points, while Ratinder and Anupreet added six each to help Shivalik School (Patiala) log a 26-24 win over Guru Gobind School (Mohali) in the ongoing CBSE Cluster XVII Basketball (U-17) Tournament, at PML SD Public School (Sector 32), here.

CBSE FOOTBALL

Kaman excels in Sangrur’s win

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Kaman netted two goals as Golden Global School (Sangrur) registered a 3-0 win over Army Public School on the second day of the CBSE Cluster XVII Football U-19 Tournament, at St Soldier International School (Sector 28) here.

BCCI clears eligibility objection, paves the way for city cricketers

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:BCCI has cleared objections raised on the eligibility of a few UT Cricket Association (UTCA) players to allow them to play in the senior women's T20 tournament.

Delhi bag three points, local boys take one

Delhi bag three points, local boys take one

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Masab Alam claimed a five-wicket haul to help Delhi pull off three points from a draw match against Chandigarh on the last day of the Vijay Merchant Trophy, at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

Only false promises, no augmented water supplyOPEN HOUSE: DID RS 300-CR PROJECT INCREASE WATER SUPPLY?

Only false promises, no augmented water supply

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

SS ARORA:Against Chandigarh’s daily need of 110 million gallon (MG) water, the present supply is 87 MG per day.

Exhibition of Gandhian stamps attracts visitors

Exhibition of Gandhian stamps attracts visitors

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PATIALA:The two-day district-level Philatelic Exhibition ‘Patiala -2019’ at Harpal Tiwana Centre for Performing Arts on the Gandhian theme concluded today.

Dr Gandhi comes out in support of Swaraj India

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PANCHKULA:A former Member of Parliament from Patiala, Dr Dharamvir Gandhi, campaigned for the Swaraj India party candidate, Madhu Anand, in Panchkula today.

No sale of liquor on voting, counting days

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PANCHKULA:The sale of liquor will be banned in the city on voting and counting days of Assembly election – October 21 and October 24, respectively.

BJP promoted drugs, goondaism in Kalka: Pradeep Chaudhary

BJP promoted drugs, goondaism in Kalka: Pradeep Chaudhary

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PANCHKULA:The people of Kalka Assembly constituency voted the BJP to power in 2014 so that their problems could be solved, but the way saffron party promoted drugs and goonda raj forced the electorate to make up their mind to throw the party out of power.

Tanwar’s supporters throw weight behind BJP aspirant

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMBALA:Supporters of former Congress state chief Ashok Tanwar have shown their inclination towards BJP candidate Rajbir Barara in Mullana Assembly constituency.

Those who harassed people will be taken to task: Chander Mohan

Those who harassed people will be taken to task: Chander Mohan

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PANCHKULA:Those who extorted money from poor street vendors and small businessmen during the past five years, would not be spared.

Nadda dwells on Article 370 at ‘intellectual meet’HARYANA ELECTIONS 2019

Nadda dwells on Article 370 at ‘intellectual meet’

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PANCHKULA:In his speech during an “intellectual meet” held in the city today, the BJP working president, Jagat Prakash Nadda, focused more on his party’s achievement of abrogation of Article 370.

Over 400 hold candlelight march in city

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Over 400 residents took out a candle march in Sector 47 here this evening to spread the message on forming mohalla committees in all Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) colonies.

Man attacked by neighbour

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:A Maloya resident was allegedly attacked with a sharp weapon by his neighbour.

State must not only maintain, but also demonstrate transparency

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

A government, any government, needs to be more transparent in its actions, lest the obscurity shrouding its decisions turns itself into a matter of judicial challenge weighing down further the already overloaded scales of justice.

Street light complaints top list of public grievances at MC

Street light complaints top list of public grievances at MC

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

DERA BASSI:Complaints regarding street lights top the list of public grievances that the Dera Bassi Municipal Council has received from January 2019 to September.

MC floats tenders for unipoles

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Like its counterparts Panchkula and Mohali, Chandigarh will soon have unipoles at 24 major points and prominent places for the first time as the Municipal Corporation has floated tenders to set up big advertisement boards.

Annual function organised

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

MOHALI:The Shivalik Public School, Mohali celebrated its annual function and prize distribution day —Symphony-2019 — with fervour.

Chandigarh Naval NCC cadets shine

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Cadets from the Chandigarh Naval NCC unit have bagged three gold medals in boat pulling competitions held at the ongoing All India Nau Sainik Camp being held at Visakhapatnam.

Seminar on legacy of Guru Nanak

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Panjab University organised a three-day seminar on 'Glorious legacy of Guru Nanak in the era of globalisation'.

Play brings women issues to fore

Play brings women issues to fore

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Khela Natya Sansthan presented an experimental play ‘Kuredne doh’ at the Tagore theatre on Sunday.

ISKCON organises youth festival

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: ISKCON, Chandigarh, organised a youth festival named as “Tarang” in its centre at Sector 36-B, Chandigarh on Sunday.

LPS students bag overall trophy

LPS students bag overall trophy

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

MOHALI:Students of Learning Paths School (LPS), Sector 67, won the overall trophy in the LPS Business Conclave 2019, which concluded on the school premises here.

Decision on allowing stalls in markets today

Decision on allowing stalls in markets today

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Municipal Corporation Commissioner Kamal Kishor Yadav will hold a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent of Police on Monday to decide whether to allow putting up stalls in markets during this festival season or not.

Girl reunited with family in Madhya Pradesh after seven years

Girl reunited with family in Madhya Pradesh after seven years

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMBALA:It was an emotional reunion for Asha Sondhiya and her 21-year-old daughter Shallu when both of them met at Mother Teresa Home in Ambala Cantonment after seven years today.

2 drug peddlers end up in police net in Mohali

2 drug peddlers end up in police net in Mohali

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

MOHALI:The crime investigation agency (CIA) wing of the Mohali police arrestedtwo drug peddlers on a charge of carrying 150 banned injections of buprenophine and avil at Mauli village here.

2 miscreants rob driver of auto

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two miscreants who had hired an auto forcibly took away the auto and cash from its driver at Sarangpur.

3 yrs on, scrapped notes find their way into Sec 29 temple

3 yrs on, scrapped notes find their way into Sec 29 temple

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Three years after demonetisation, scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes continue to find their way into donation boxes at temples in Chandigarh.

Bill shocker for UT power consumers

Bill shocker for UT power consumers

14 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Delayed electricity bills have given a jolt to over two lakh consumers in the city, who will have to pay bills for four months within a span of 15 days.

Skill mgmt firm director booked for fraud

Skill mgmt firm director booked for fraud

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PATIALA:The local police have booked the director of a Chandigarh-based skill management company and two other persons for duping 400 poor girls on the pretext of providing them skill training for sewing machines.

With 4 new cases, dengue toll 79

With 4 new cases, dengue toll 79

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PATIALA:After reporting of four new dengue cases in the last two days, the total count of dengue patients has risen to 79 in the district, this year.

Philately exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi

Philately exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Postal Division today organised a two-day philately exhibition, ‘PATIALAPEX-2019’, on Mahatma Gandhi at Harpal Tiwana Centre for Performing Arts, Nabha Road, here.

Swaraj India for regularisation of illegal colonies

Swaraj India for regularisation of illegal colonies

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PANCHKULA: Swaraj India candidate from Panchkula, Madhu Anand, today said if voted to power, she would fight for the regularisation of illegal colonies and slums in Panchkula.

Seminar on gender equality

Seminar on gender equality

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

MOHALI: The Army Institute of Law organised a national seminar on ‘Dynamics of gender equations in the 21st century: Socio-legal perspectives’, here today.

PU’s Dept of Defence gets UGC Rs 2-cr grant

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

Chandigarh: The Department of Defence and National Security Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, has received a special grant of Rs two crore for the upgradation of the department over a period of five years from the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Students get scholarships

Students get scholarships

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

Chandigarh: Central Placement Cell Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, organised a function today and distributed scholarships for extending financial aid to the needy students given by Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust to 12 students.

PU’s IFSC gets its first NRI student

PU’s IFSC gets its first NRI student

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The NRI seat at Panjab University’s Institute of Forensic Science and Criminology (IFSC) has been filled up for the first time ever, since the inception of the self-financing institute’s first session in 2009-2010.

Woman dupes Sec 56 resident of Rs19K, held

Woman dupes Sec 56 resident of Rs19K, held

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have arrested a 29-year-old woman for duping a number of people on the pretext of selling gold bricks at cheaper price.

5 protesters booked for assaulting cops

5 protesters booked for assaulting cops

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have registered a case against Ranjit Mishra, a Grade IV employee of Government High School, Sector 52, who was recently suspended for creating indiscipline at the school, and four others, also Grade IV employees, for assaulting cops while staging a protest in Sector 17 here on Friday.

Man dies at Sector 16 hospital, kin allege medical negligence

Man dies at Sector 16 hospital, kin allege medical negligence

13 Oct 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Irate family members and relatives of a 36-year-old resident of Ram Darbar, who died at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, here, alleged negligence of doctors for the reason behind his death.

Single-use plastic damages cells: Oncologist

Single-use plastic damages cells: Oncologist

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Single-use plastic gets converted into nanoplastics and causes damage at the cellular level, said Dr Jatin Sarin, an oncology expert, while appreciating the government’s decision to ban single-use plastic.

Scrap dealer’s shop gutted

Scrap dealer’s shop gutted

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: A plastic scrap shop at Mauli Jagran was gutted after a fire broke out there last night.

3 convicted of murder bid, awarded jail

3 convicted of murder bid, awarded jail

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

MOHALI: A local court today awarded five-year imprisonment to a person and four-year term to two others in a 2017 case of attempt to murder.

Man run over by train

Man run over by train

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

DERA BASSI: An unidentified man was killed after being hit by a train on the Ambala-Kalka railway line here today.

City resident dies as truck, Activa collide

City resident dies as truck, Activa collide

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

MOHALI: A scooterist died after being hit by a truck on the Karoran road at Nayagaon here on Friday night.

Thieves cut open ATM, flee with  Rs 12.61 lakh

Thieves cut open ATM, flee with Rs 12.61 lakh

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PATIALA: Thieves managed to cut through an ATM of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) at Chappar village in Ghanaur block of the district and made away with Rs 12.61 lakh on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

IN BRIEF

Man held with illegal crackers

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

Kharar: The Kurali Sadar police seized a canter loaded with firecrackers and have arrested its driver. ASI Talwinder Singh had a tip-off about a huge quantity of crackers having been loaded on a canter (PB13-BF-3924) at a godown in Kurali and were being taken to Sangrur.

CBSE FOOTBALL MEET

Ropar boys off to a winning start

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:International Public School, Ropar, registered a 3-1 win over Moti Ram Arya School, Sector 27, in the boys' U-17 category on the opening day of the CBSE Cluster XVII Football Tournament here today.

Aarav beats Rishik, enters 2nd round

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:Aarav blanked Rishik 4-0 to enter the second round of the combined U-10 category on the opening day of the Lawrebs Tennis Open Tournament here today.

Selection trials for Khelo India from today

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Sports Department will conduct trials to select teams for the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 from October 13 at the Sector 78 Sports Complex in Mohali.

Shishu Niketan cagers triumph

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:Shishu Niketan School, Sector 43, thrashed AAR Jain School, Dera Bassi, 54-4 in a boys' U-17 category match on the second day of the CBSE Cluster XVII Basketball Tournament here today.

Twin titles for Nishan Academy

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

MOHALI:Nishan Academy, Muktsar, won girls' U-17 and U-19 titles on the concluding day of the CBSE Volleyball Cluster XVII Championship at Gian Jyoti Global School, here today.

DAV girls win handball meet

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:DAV College, Sector 10, has won the Panjab University Inter-College Handball Championship for Women.

Shubhankar T-3rd on Day 2 of  Italian Open

Shubhankar T-3rd on Day 2 of Italian Open

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

ROME:Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma overcame an up-and-down ride in the closing stages and birdied two of his final three holes to card a 2-under 69 on the second day of the Italian Open.

Chandigarh colts show fightVIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY

Chandigarh colts show fight

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:Openers Arnav Bansal and Kabir Kalsi scored unbeaten half-centuries as hosts Chandigarh fought back after Mohammad Saif and Krish Yadav helped Delhi declare their first innings closed at 500/8 on the second and penultimate day of their Vijay Merchant Trophy match here today.

Power sector reforms lopsided: AIPEF

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PATIALA:“The revival of the power sector is central to the development of the country, but the lopsided reforms carried out by the Government of India during the last two decades have failed to accelerate the development,” said VK Gupta, a spokesperson of the All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF).

Vaishya, Aggarwal Sabha back BJP candidate

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PANCHKULA: BJP candidate from Panchkula Gian Chand Gupta today received a shot in the arm after the Vaishnav-Bairagi-Swami Sabha and Vaishya and Aggarwal Sabha here decided to support him.

Blow to Cong, 2 more leaders join BJP

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PANCHKULA: In yet another blow to the Congress, two of its leaders, Tarun Bhandari, former chairperson of the Panchkula Municipal Council, and Santosh Sharma, former Congress secretary, Gau Seva Commission, and joined the BJP in presence of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today.

BJP women leaders begin door-to-door campaign

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PANCHKULA: To establish a direct connect with the women voters, the BJP Mahila Morcha today began its door-to-door campaigning in support of the party candidate from Panchkula, Gian Chand Gupta.

Congress focuses on youth, women in vision documentHARYANA ELECTIONS 2019

Congress focuses on youth, women in vision document

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

PANCHKULA: Congress candidate from Panchkula Chander Mohan today said he envisioned to set up medical and law colleges and a state-of-the-art film city to nurture the creativity of the youth as he released the party’s vision document for the upcoming Assembly elections.

St Soldier, MohaliSCHOOL NOTES

St Soldier, Mohali

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

To acknowledge the role played by grandparents in one’s life, the St Soldier School hosted the Grandparents’ Day Out event at the school auditorium on Saturday.

Act in advance against adulteration of sweetsWHAT OUR READERS SAY

Act in advance against adulteration of sweets

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

As the festival season is on, the sale of spurious sweets is on the rise. The authorities concerned must work proactively rather than waiting for complaints to catch the culprits, who indulge in such malpractices.

Insurance experts dwell on millennials

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

MOHALI: A panel discussion on ‘what the insurance sector has to offer to millennials, was organised at the Management Club, University School of Management (USMS), Rayat Bahra University.

‘Oh phir milegi’ — An ode to Amrita Pritam

‘Oh phir milegi’ — An ode to Amrita Pritam

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Lasya Wow Womania, an all-women music ensemble, offered a tribute to the legend of iconic Punjabi author and poet Amrita Pritam through special programme of musical renditions of Amrita’s ornate poetry in ‘Oh phir milegi’, staged to scant audience under the aegis of Punjab Arts Council at Randhawa auditorium here today.

739 receive degrees at PEC 49th convocation

739 receive degrees at PEC 49th convocation

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Engineering College (Deemed To Be University), Chandigarh, organised its 49th Annual Convocation Ceremony today.

Most wanted criminal held

Most wanted criminal held

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

AMBALA: The police have arrested a most wanted criminal, Ajay, who was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head, Superintendent of Police (SP) Abhishek Jorwal said here on Saturday.

Don’t display Burail Jail at R-Day parade, activist writes to Adviser

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: RK Garg, a city-based RTI activist, has written to the UT Adviser to not to display Burail Jail at the Republic Day parade.

Bumpy rides greet visitors to City Beautiful’s Industrial Area

Bumpy rides greet visitors to City Beautiful’s Industrial Area

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: Poor condition of roads in the Industrial Area, Phase 1 and 2, has put lives of motorists at risk.

Boy apprehended for 14-yr-old cousin’s rape

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT police apprehended a 15-year-old boy on the charge of raping his 14-year-old cousin, who is found to be seven-month pregnant.

Gunshot fired at Sector 25 house party, man injured

Gunshot fired at Sector 25 house party, man injured

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

Chandigarh: A man suffered a bullet injury as a gunshot was fired during a brawl between two friends at a house party in Sector 25 here on the intervening night of October 11 and 12.

Tragedies fail to keep these 2 soldiers out of action

Tragedies fail to keep these 2 soldiers out of action

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

MOHALI: Major tragedies in their lives might have brought two Army bravehearts on wheelchairs but certainly failed to dampen their spirits as the duo is now eying to make the country proud on the basketball court.

Waste segregation: First day, poor show

Waste segregation: First day, poor show

13 Oct 2019 | 7:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The first day of dry and wet waste segregation at source failed to evoke much response from residents.

Chandigarh, last 7 days...
Speaker gets 6-month jail for trespass

Speaker gets 6-month jail for trespass

19 Oct 2019 | 6:58 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel was on Friday awarded six-month jail term by a court here for trespassing on the house of a realtor in an East Delhi colony in 2015.

Apex court raps Delhi Police for having BS-IV vehicles’ fleet

Apex court raps Delhi Police for having BS-IV vehicles’ fleet

19 Oct 2019 | 6:58 AM

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday said it “cannot have the Delhi Police issuing challans to people for not driving BS-VI norm vehicles, but having its own fleet non-compliant of these norms”, as the police insisted that the court relax the procurement norms and allow it to register BS-IV complaint vehicle.

Air quality in Capital ‘very poor’ again

Air quality in Capital ‘very poor’ again

19 Oct 2019 | 6:58 AM

NEW DELHI:The National Capital’s air quality slipped into the “very poor” category on Friday morning, and was expected to decline sharply over the weekend owing to changing weather and “significant” stubble-burning.

Non-recognised schools will not be shut: Sisodia

19 Oct 2019 | 6:58 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday assured parents of students studying in non-recognised private schools in Delhi that such institutions will not face closure.

42-yr-old man shot dead in Karawal Nagar

19 Oct 2019 | 6:58 AM

NEW DELHI:A 42-year-old man has been shot dead allegedly by two bike-borne assailants in North-East Delhi’s Karawal Nagar area, the police said on Friday.

Mentally-unstable man jumps inside lion enclosure, rescued

Mentally-unstable man jumps inside lion enclosure, rescued

18 Oct 2019 | 6:49 AM

NEW DELHI:A 25-year-old mentally-unstable man leapt into the enclosure of a lion at the Delhi zoo on Thursday, came face to face with the big cat and moved around unconcerned about the lurking danger, before the zoo staff rescued him after tranquillising the animal.

Man killed as car hits tree

18 Oct 2019 | 6:49 AM

NEW DELHI: A 19-year-old man died and two others injured after their car rammed into a tree near New Delhi Railway Station while trying to avert collision with a speeding vehicle coming from the opposite direction, said the police.

Gangster held in Dwarka

18 Oct 2019 | 6:49 AM

NEW DELHI:A gangster wanted in several cases of murder was nabbed by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police following an exchange of fire near Dwarka Metro Station on Thursday morning, said the police.

2 ‘Thak-Thak’ gangmembers arrested

18 Oct 2019 | 6:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Two members of a 'Thak-Thak' gang have been arrested in connection with a theft in south Delhi's Hauz Khas area, police said on Thursday.

Three held, heroin worth Rs 100 cr seized

Three held, heroin worth Rs 100 cr seized

18 Oct 2019 | 6:49 AM

NEW DELHI:The Special Cell of the Delhi Police has arrested three men from near the Barapulla flyover here and recovered heroin worth Rs 100 crore from them, officials said on Thursday.

Ex-BSP legislator joins AAP

Ex-BSP legislator joins AAP

18 Oct 2019 | 6:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Months after crossing over to the BJP from the BSP, Chaudhary Surendra Kumar joined the Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday.

Odd-even scheme back in Capital, fine for violation increased to Rs 4K

Odd-even scheme back in Capital, fine for violation increased to Rs 4K

18 Oct 2019 | 6:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said private vehicles ferrying schoolchildren in uniform would be exempted from the odd-even road-rationing scheme that will be effective from November 4-15.

1 held, gold worth Rs 48 lakh seized

17 Oct 2019 | 6:54 AM

NEW DELHI:A man was arrested at Delhi airport upon his arrival from the UAE for allegedly smuggling a gold bar worth more than Rs 48 lakh by concealing it in an electric iron, customs officials said on Wednesday.

Youth held for snatching

17 Oct 2019 | 6:54 AM

NEW DELHI:A 23-year-old man involved in several snatching cases was arrested from Rohini with a loaded pistol, said the police on Wednesday.

27-yr-old woman commits suicide in East Delhi

17 Oct 2019 | 6:54 AM

NEW DELHI:A 27-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her house in East Delhi’s Mayur Vihar area, the police said on Wednesday.

45 children rescued in Wazirpur area

17 Oct 2019 | 6:54 AM

NEW DELHI:Forty-five child labours, including three girls, were rescued from 14 factories in series of raids in Wazirpur Industrial Area of northwest Delhi, the police said on Wednesday.

Unauthorised constructions should always be razed: HC

Unauthorised constructions should always be razed: HC

17 Oct 2019 | 6:54 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court Wednesday said unauthorised or illegal construction on government land should always be demolished.

CM launches AK app to rope in volunteers

CM launches AK app to rope in volunteers

17 Oct 2019 | 6:54 AM

NEW DELHI:Ahead of Assembly elections next year, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched his own mobile app to stay in touch with volunteers and people, and tackle fake news spread against the Aam Aadmi Party.

Stop misleading people: Kejri to Central agencies

17 Oct 2019 | 6:54 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday dismissed as “misleading” a Central Government agency’s claim that stubble-burning is responsible for only 10 per cent of the city’s pollution and asserted that no agency has the “specific machinery” to measure either the component or the causes of pollution.

Delhi needs 65% cut in pollution levels: Expert

Delhi needs 65% cut in pollution levels: Expert

17 Oct 2019 | 6:54 AM

NEW DELHI:Pollution in the Capital reduced by 25 per cent in the past 10 years but to meet clean standards, it needs to be cut down by 65 per cent more, an environment expert said on Wednesday.

Govt to facilitate Sikh pilgrimage to Nankana Sahib

16 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

NEW DELHI:The government today decided to extend all its support to facilitate the visit of pilgrims who wish to travel to Nankana Sahib through Kartarpur corridor.

2 held for theft, robbery

2 held for theft, robbery

16 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Police on Tuesday claimed to have cracked eight cases of robbery and theft with the arrest of two men, one of them carrying a reward of Rs 50,000, from southeast Delhi.

Govt announces fitness fee, GPS charge waiver for taxis

Govt announces fitness fee, GPS charge waiver for taxis

16 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government on Tuesday announced that it would extend the benefits of no fitness test fee and GPS and SIM charges policy to taxis in the Capital and would also reduce other charges by more than three-fold.

Dutch king, queen visit govt school in North-East Delhi

Dutch king, queen visit govt school in North-East Delhi

16 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

NEW DELHI:Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima took a guided tour of a government school in northeast Delhi on Tuesday where students showed them how they have adopted Sustainable Development Goals in their curriculum.

UP, Haryana, Delhi to blame for poor air quality, says EPCA

UP, Haryana, Delhi to blame for poor air quality, says EPCA

16 Oct 2019 | 7:25 AM

NEW DELHI:As stricter anti-air pollution measures kick off from Tuesday, a Supreme Court-mandated green panel has asserted that local sources of pollution in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana are the primary reasons for poor air quality that plagues the Capital every winter.

Jamia Islamia student kills self

15 Oct 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI:A 22-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia University allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his rented accommodation in South-East Delhi’s Okhla Vihar on Monday, said the police.

Man robbed of Rs 4L, near Metro station

15 Oct 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI:Four men, who had hid their faces with handkerchiefs and helmets, robbed a businessman of Rs 4 lakh at a busy red light near a Metro station in North-West Delhi after breaking a window of his car with a hammer and threatening him with a gun, said the police on Monday.

4 arrested for dacoity

15 Oct 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI:Four persons have been arrested by the police in connection with a dacoity they recently committed in Rohini’s Begampur area, officials said on Monday.

GRAP from today as Delhi-NCR  brace for deteriorating air quality

GRAP from today as Delhi-NCR brace for deteriorating air quality

15 Oct 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI:The Graded Response Action Plan to curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR will come into force on Tuesday, proactively rolling out stricter measures depending on the situation to discourage private vehicles on roads, stop use of diesel generators, close brick kilns and stone crushers.

Gambling racket busted, 58 held

15 Oct 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI:Fifty-eight people involved in a gambling racket were arrested from a hotel in southwest Delhi’s Vasant Kunj, the police said on Monday.

Cabinet approval to skill university

15 Oct 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Cabinet on Monday gave its approval for a new skill and entrepreneurship development university with an initial capacity of 50,000 students.

Dengue stings:185 cases reported

Dengue stings:185 cases reported

15 Oct 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI:Cases of dengue have spiked in the Capital with at least 111 of those being reported in the last one week, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this year in Delhi to 467, according to a municipal report released on Monday.

Layer of haze lingers in Delhi as air quality remains ‘poor’

Layer of haze lingers in Delhi as air quality remains ‘poor’

14 Oct 2019 | 6:38 AM

NEW DELHI:A layer of haze lingered over the Capital on Sunday as air quality in several parts of the city plunged to the “very poor” category, days before strict measures to fight air pollution come into force under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

Man beaten to death by wife in Narela

14 Oct 2019 | 6:38 AM

NEW DELHI:A 35-year-old man was beaten to death allegedly by his wife in outer Delhi's Narela following a quarrel over his drinking habits, the police said on Sunday.

Man found dead at Deer Park, 1 held

14 Oct 2019 | 6:38 AM

NEW DELHI:The body of an 18-year-old man, with his limbs tied up, was found inside the Deer Park in Shahdara on Sunday, following which one person was arrested in connection with the killing over monetary dispute, the police said.

Power theft: Over 2K held in last 18 months

14 Oct 2019 | 6:38 AM

NEW DELHI:As a part of crackdown on electricity theft that causes annual losses running into hundreds of crores of rupees, the power distribution companies in Delhi have filed over 5,500 complaints in the last one and half years leading to arrest of more than 2,500 violators.

Will bear expense of Valmiki community students: Kejriwal

14 Oct 2019 | 6:38 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced his government decision to meet the entire expenditure on education of Valmiki community children after class XII while accusing previous governments of keeping Valmiki community bereft of developmental opportunities.

80% crimes involve illegal immigrants in Delhi: Tiwari

14 Oct 2019 | 6:38 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari on Sunday held illegal immigrants responsible for 80 per cent crimes in the Capital, referring to the incident of chain snatching with PM Narendra Modi’s niece in the city.

Ex-AAP leader Lamba joins Cong

13 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

NEW DELHI:After a month of quitting AAP, former Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba on Saturday joined the Congress in the presence of state in-charge PC Chacko.

Schoolgirl killed as bus hits scooter

13 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

NEW DELHI:A seven-year-old girl was killed when the scooter she was riding pillion on was hit by a Uttar Pradesh Roadways bus in northeast Delhi’s Jyoti Nagar, the police said on Saturday.

Women exempted, pvt CNG to follow odd-even: Kejriwal

Women exempted, pvt CNG to follow odd-even: Kejriwal

13 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

NEW DELHI:Allowing cars driven by women to be exempted from the odd-even scheme, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that private CNG vehicles will need to follow the road rationing scheme starting November 4.

Delhi, last 7 days...

Avoid politics over Gurpurb: Ex-minister Sampla to Cong

19 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

JALANDHAR: BJP leader and former union minister Vijay Sampla here today asked the Congress to work with the SGPC for the 550th Parkash Purb celebrations and said the party should not indulge in “mera-tera” on the first Sikh Guru’s Parkash Purb celebrations.

Harassment over scholarship scheme won’t be tolerated: DC

19 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today warned college management committees of harsh action in case any report of student being harassed over Post-matric Scholarship Scheme was reported.

Chit fund fraud victims up in arms against police

Chit fund fraud victims up in arms against police

19 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

TALWARA (HOSHIARPUR): Victims of a Chit fund company fraud held a protest against the Talwara police in front of the police station and raised slogans against the state government and the police.

SAD vice-president Raipur joins Cong

SAD vice-president Raipur joins Cong

19 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

JALANDHAR: In a surprise move, SGPC member and SAD state vice-president Paramjit S Raipur joined the Congress in Phagwara today.

Awareness against stubble burning in vain

Awareness against stubble burning in vain

19 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite state government’s efforts to spread awareness against stubble burning, there seems to be no let-up in the practice.

PARKASH PURB

Education Dept to hold state-level function, competitions next month

19 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

JALANDHAR: The Education Department has been coming up with several interesting events to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

6,325  from 189 schools take part in ‘Sabyatech’

6,325 from 189 schools take part in ‘Sabyatech’

19 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

JALANDHAR: In a mega inter-school cultural-cum-tech event, ‘Sabyatech 2019’, organised by the CT Group of Institutions, Shahpur campus, 6,325 students from 189 schools of the state, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir participated.

LPU’s annual cultural event comes to a wrap

19 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PHAGWARA: In the annual mega cultural event of LPU, Spectra-2019, as many as 5,000 students showcased their talent.

DEO visits NTSE coaching centre, talks exam strategy

DEO visits NTSE coaching centre, talks exam strategy

19 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

JALANDHAR: The state government has been imparting training to students of class X of government schools for free under the “Padho Punjab, Padhao Punjab campaign”.

Leaders make allegations against counterparts, admn

Leaders make allegations against counterparts, admn

19 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

PHAGWARA: It was a day of allegations and counter allegations which were made by political leaders contesting the Phagwara Assembly byelections and others.

Indian Oil, Punjab & Sind Bank to vie for  title in Surjit Hockey tourney

Indian Oil, Punjab & Sind Bank to vie for title in Surjit Hockey tourney

19 Oct 2019 | 7:57 AM

Indian Oil, Mumbai, will cross swords with Punjab & Sind Bank, Delhi, in the finals of India’s highest prize money 36th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament on Saturday evening at Surjit Hockey Stadium here.

Digital museum, light & sound show end on a high note

Digital museum, light & sound show end on a high note

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: A digital museum and light and sound show primarily comprising various videos and presentations on the life and message of the first Sikh Guru – Guru Nanak Dev – regaled audiences of the city ahead of the 550th Parkash Utsav celebrations at Sultanpur Lodhi this November.

‘Heritage walk’ to mark Parkash Purb on Nov 3

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: To make the masses aware of the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev during the ongoing 550th Gurpurb celebrations, the Punjab Government will organise a ‘heritage walk’ on November 3 at Sultanpur Lodhi.

IN BRIEF

Mittal among 100 richest Indians

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

Hoshiarpur: Chairman of Sonalika Group LD Mittal is at the 91st spot among the top 100 richest Indians on the list of Forbes Magazine — 2019 with a net worth of 1.6 billion dollars (INR 11,415 crore).

Health Dept detects 23 larva cases

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: As part of its drive against vector-borne diseases in the city, the anti-larva cell of the Health Department detected 23 dengue larva cases in various areas of the city today.

Better goal average helps bankers reach last four

Better goal average helps bankers reach last four

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: Punjab & Sind Bank, Delhi, were held to a 3-3 draw by Indian Railways during the 36th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament here on Thursday.

62-km cycle rally from city to Sultanpur Lodhi on Oct 20

62-km cycle rally from city to Sultanpur Lodhi on Oct 20

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: Dedicated to the 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, city-based social bodies are organising a 62-km cycle awareness rally from Guru Nanak Mission Chowk to Sultanpur Lodhi on October 20.

Campaigning hots up for Phagwara bypoll

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

PHAGWARA: It was a hectic day for political parties here today as various party leaders were busy in roadshows and rallies for the Phagwara Assembly bypoll.

8 teams take part in Ek Onkar National Gatka Cup

8 teams take part in Ek Onkar National Gatka Cup

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: The 8th Ek Onkar National Gatka Cup was held near Kali Bein here on Thursday.

PSEB to conduct Class V, VIII board exams at self-centres

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: As the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) is going to conduct board examinations for Class V and VIII students in the current academic session, the board has directed district education officers to conduct the examinations at self-centres only.

City-based prof releases song on Guru Nanak’s teachings

City-based prof releases song on Guru Nanak’s teachings

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

JALANDHAR: Devotees across the world are trying everything to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Minister Channi reviews Gurpurb arrangements

Minister Channi reviews Gurpurb arrangements

18 Oct 2019 | 7:27 AM

SULTANPUR LODHI: Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Charanjit Singh Channi reviewed the ongoing works near Gurdwara Ber Sahib and tent city, near Machijova village, on Thursday.

PHAGWARA BYPOLL

Congress launches door-to-door campaign

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

PHAGWARA: Congress general secretary Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary flagged off a door-to-door campaign in favour of party candidate Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal on Wednesday at Khalwara village.

IN BRIEF

CM’s roadshow tomorrow

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

PHAGWARA: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will hold a road show here in support of Congress candidate Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal on October 18.

World Food Day observed

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

PHAGWARA: A seminar was organised to mark World Food Day at MLU DAV College, Phagwara, on Wednesday.

Stubble burning cases witness rise in district

Stubble burning cases witness rise in district

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: Even after issuance of several instructions by the state government and introduction of various straw management programmes, there is no respite from the menace of stubble burning in the district.

Mann to raise BBMB hospital issues in LS

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann visited Talwara on Monday evening to address election-related meetings in favour of party candidate from Mukerian.

Inter-school contest PRATIVAAD ends

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

PHAGWARA: A two-day inter-school contest, Prativaad, concluded at GNA University on Wednesday.

Punjab Police Jalandhar, Army XI make it to semis

Punjab Police Jalandhar, Army XI make it to semis

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: Holders Army XI Mumbai and Indian Oil Mumbai entered semifinals of the 36th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament, being organised at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium, on Wednesday.

Woman’s death: Kin hold protest outside police station

Woman’s death: Kin hold protest outside police station

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

MAHILPUR: Family members of a woman, who died of poisoning on Tuesday, protested outside the police station, alleging the involvement of the police in a case of forcible poisoning of a married woman of Hakumatpur village on Wednesday.

Travel agents booked for duping farmer of Rs28L

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: A Kapurthala farmer was duped of Rs 28 lakh by illegal travel agents on the pretext of sending him to the US.

Cong ropes in Bhojpuri singer to woo voters

17 Oct 2019 | 7:38 AM

JALANDHAR: Doabites were in for a surprise as the Congress held a Bhojpuri show for Purvanchalis of Onkar Nagar in bypoll-bound Phagwara.