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IPS officer Karnal Singh appointed ED Director

  New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Karnal Singh has been appointed Director of the Enforcement Directorate, it was announced on Wednesday. The Appointments Committee of the cabinet approved the decision. Singh is an Indian Police Service officer of the 1984 batch belonging to the AGMUT cadre. He will hold the post for two years from

Debts, family issues lead paramilitary troopers to suicides

New Delhi:  A paramilitary trooper’s complaint on social media about stale food might have gone viral last month, but a deeper malaise exists: Indebtedness, disputes relating to property and familial problems drove 60 personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to suicide in 2015, according to a report of the National Crime Records Bureau

World Cup winner Lahm confirmes retirement at season-end

  Berlin: Germany’s World Cup winner Philipp Lahm has confirmed that he will hang up his boots at the end of the current football season and rejected the role as Bayern Munich’s sports director. “I have decided to stop playing football at the end of the season,” the 33-year-old defender said after Bayern’s 1-0 win

Favourites India ready for easy ‘Bangla Test’ 

Hyderabad: Spoilt for choice with a pool of top quality performers in their ranks, formidable India are overwhelming favourites against minnows Bangladesh in a proverbial ‘David vs Goliath’ one-off cricket Test that starts here tomorrow. On paper, it is the ‘Battle of Unequals’ with the world number one taking on the ninth ranked side, but

Dazzling Du Plessis trumps spirited Sri Lanka

Cape Town: A career-best innings by Faf du Plessis trumped a thrilling century by Upul Tharanga as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 40 runs in the fourth one-day international against South Africa at Newlands today. Du Plessis hit 185, only three short of the South African ODI record, as South Africa piled up 367

Cook quits as England Test captain

  London: Alastair Cook resigned as England Test captain after a record 59 matches in the role, saying Monday it was “a sad day” but the right decision for the team. Cook, England’s leading scorer in Tests with 11,057 runs, became captain in August 2012 and led his country to Ashes glory on home soil

181-hour-long yajna enters day three

  Ludhiana: Yajna at Goddess Baglamukhi Dham for continuous 181 hours entered its day 3 with great fervor. Our innate gets pious with attending to holy Yajna, said Yogi Satyanath. Devotees gathered in the dham of Goddess Bagalamukhi situated at Pakhowal road to seek the blessings of God. Not only from the city but many

Modular OT complex inaugurated

Ludhiana: There was an inauguration of modular-OT complex and Annual Day Award Ceremony and Lohri Dhiyan Di celebrations at Krishna Hospital, Model Town, Ludhiana. About 63 awards were given to hospital doctors and staff. Under Lohri Dhiyan Di, Rs.1100/- shagun was given to each female child born in January, 2017 in the hospital to about

Lalita Jain is new Senior Vice President of DBA

  Ludhiana: The District Bar Association (DBA) President Parupkar Singh Ghuman Co-opted Senior Advocate Lalita Jain as Senior Vice President of DBA. Ghuman said that in last few years, proper representation was not given to female lawyers. Now, regarding their problems, Senior Advocate Lalita Jain is co-opted as Senior Vice President. On December 22, 2016

Sleepless nights for turncoats till March 11

Ludhiana: With the all three major political parties Akali Dal, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party were in race to form government the turncoats who have shifted loyalties during elections were having sleepless nights. As majority of leaders have left ruling party during elections and are now worried as political experts also hinted that Akali Dal-

Street vendors demand setting up of vending zones in city

  Ludhiana: Street vendors are requesting and hoping from upcoming government for setting-up of vending zones in city. Importantly, vendors have claimed that there is urgent need of (Town Vending Committee) TVC as this is the first process of making vending zone as scheme has been made by the government but there is no implementation

Post-scam, arms licence renewal withheld

  Procedure stopped following scam – DC office to scrutinise three years records   Chandigarh: The procedure of renewal of the arms licences at the Deputy Commissioner office has been withheld till further orders. The decision was taken following the alleged scam unearthed of embezzling lakhs of rupees of fee by an employee. The decision

New ‘Ashiyana’ for Snehalya girls

From a long time, the proposal of shifting the girls to a spate home was hanging a fire. Chandigarh: Finally, after a long wait, the Social Welfare Department, the Chandigarh Administration has shifted the girls inmates living in Snehalya. According to sources from Snehalya, around 120 girls have been shifted to the new home which,

Former HC Justice Chauhan to head PCA

  Chandigarh: Former High Court Justice Mahavir Singh Chauhan has been appointed as Chairman Police Complaint Authority (PCA) to redress the complaints against UT police. The name of former Director General of Police (DGP) Rajasthan, A S Gill has been cleared for post of a member PCA. UT Home Secretary Anurag Agarwal said, “We have

UT calls online tenders for HSRP, to open on March 1

Faces backlog of around 50,000 applications   Chandigarh: UT Administration has called for the expression of interest for fixation of high security registration (HSRP) plates on vehicles registered under UT. All the applicants to file tenders online by February 28, reads the orders. The tenders will be opened on March 1. There has been a

HUDA-MC divide leaves residents in the lurch

  Roads re-carpeted a few months back are again in dilapidated condition   Panchkula: Following the divide of the sectors between Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) and Municipal Corporation (MC), commuters and city residents are suffering following dilapidated condition of roads in the city. Roads re-carpeted a few months back by HUDA and MC at

Murder of Nepal native cracked

  The crime was committed by four Nepali friends on pretext of robbery   Chandigarh: Investigating for almost two weeks, the Chandigarh Police have finally solved the blind murder case of Nepal native, whose half-charred body was found in forest area of Makhan Majra, Chandigarh on January 25. The police have arrested one person, while

Use App to complain against poor civic amenities: MC

Citizens appealed to maintain sanitation standards Mohali: The Joint Commissioner of the Mohali Municipal Corporation appealed to the residents to download and make use of Swachhata-MoUD App to report any civic issue. She said that anyone could report issues such as uncollected garbage, UGD issues, water problems, etc. by simply taking a picture and uploading

3 children hurt as house collapses

  Mohali: Three children of a daily worker were injured when their house collapsed at Lambya village on Monday morning. The children were sleeping inside the house when the house collapsed. The house belonged to daily labourer Kulwant Singh. The injured children were admitted to the Civil Hospital, Phase 6, for treatment. Councillor Satvir Singh


Tension in Punjab after Congress-Akali Dal clash

  Amritsar: Tension prevailed in Punjab’s Majitha constituency on Monday following clashes between supporters of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and Congress, a police officer said. Police reinforcements were rushed to Mian Pandher village in Amritsar district, 275 km from Chandigarh, following the clashes. “Two groups were involved in the clash. Those injured were taken


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