Oct 20

Shiv Sena leader shot in Gurdaspur, escape unhurt

Gurdaspur: Shiv Sena leader Surjit Singh Billa was fired by Nihang Singh after they enter into an altercation over some issues on Thursday. However, Surjit Singh Billa went unhurt. President of Hindustan Shiv Sena, confirmed that the matter has been reported to police to take prompt action against the

ETT teachers climb Mini Secretariat in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: In a protest against Punjab government two ETT teachers climbed at 8th floor of mini secretariat Punjab in sec 8 Chandigarh, on Thursday. The protesters threatened self immolation and jump down from the building. The protesters including a woman and a man pressing their long pending demands of regularisation. Local administration along with police

Polls for SGPC chief to come up in Nov, Punjab Govt writes to Union ministry

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections will be held in the first week of November. While confirming the development, an internal source of SGPC said that the Punjab government wrote to Union ministry to finalise the dates for electing the office bearers of SGPC at the earliest. He added that a notification in

Rs 50,000 reward for missing JNU student

  New Delhi:  The Delhi Police on Wednesday announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for information about missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed five days after he vanished. In an order issued late Wednesday, the police said that any information or clue regarding the missing/abducted Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student could be given to the Station

Jeweller robbed of gold worth Rs70 lakh in Amritsar

Amritsar: Unidentified armed persons looted jewellery worth 70 lakhs  from a jeweller who was going to Jharkhand on Thursday morning. According to the sources, victim with his son and wife were going to the railway station. Kulbir Singh, a resident of Kot Baba Deep Singh, was to take the Shatabdi Express for Delhi. He was carrying

SAD gears support General J J among Patiala
SAD plans series of public programmes before Assembly polls

Chandigarh:  Shiromani Akali Dal has lined upa series of public programmes in the build up to next year’s Assembly election even as party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has been entrusted with taking key decisions including finalising the party candidates. The decisions were taken in the meeting of the party’s core committee today chaired by the

Ceasefire violation by Pak troops

Jammu: Pakistani troops today violated ceasefire in Rajouri-Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, shelling Indian positions with mortar bombs and using automatic arms. “There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Bhimber Gali (BG) Sector from 1630 hours today,” PRO Defence said. The Pakistani troops used small arms, automatic weapons and 82 mm mortars bombs

Indian-American hotelier accused of trying to burn 2 dogs in New York

New York: Indian-American hotelier Vikram Chatwal has been charged with criminal mischief for allegedly trying to light two dogs on fire, an allegation his lawyer has denied. Chatwal, 44, had turned himself to the police early yesterday morning and has been charged with criminal mischief, torture and injure animal, reckless endangerment and arson. The charges

Review ‘no-detention’, increase education budget: CABE

Chandigarh/New Delhi: The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) sub-committee has recommended to the Union HRD Ministry that a “no-detention” policy for school students till class eight should be reviewed. The sub-committee has also recommended that six per cent of the GDP should be spent on education. The CABE sub-committee chairman, Punjab Education Minister Daljit

Harsimrat Kaur Badal attracts grand investments in food processing sector

Chandigarh : Continuing her mission of showcasing prowess of India concerning key economic sectors abroad, the Union Food Processing Industries Minister Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal today held a series of meetings in Paris with the representatives of various companies concerned with Dairy, Machinery, Agri-Business and Food Processing sector. Mrs Badal while addressing the France-India Agri

Fearing defeat AAP, Congress not announcing CM candidate: Majithia

Majitha: Punjab Revenue and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia has said that infighting in Punjab Congress is all time high and even the congress leaders does not know who is going to lead the party in Punjab. Talking to media persons after distributing granty of Rs 71 lakh for the renovation and construction of

Make Salman Khan surrender, go back to Jail: Rajasthan To SC

Jaipur: Actor Salman Khan should be ordered to surrender immediately so he can return to jail in two poaching cases, the Rajasthan government has told the Supreme Court. In July, the Rajasthan High Court found Mr Khan not guilty killing an endangered species of gazelle or chinkara in two separate incidents in 1998 while he

Modi govt takes a U-Turn on pre poll promise for the revival of agricultural sector: AAP

Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has lambasted Prime Minister Narednra Modi led BJP government at the centre for taking a complete U turn on its pre poll promise that it would ensure 50% profit over the input costs to the farmers. AAP, Punjab Convener, Gurpreet Singh Waraich said it was indeed very disappointing to know

Capt begging votes on the pretext of his retirement: Sukhbir Badal (Tap to read more)

Chandigarh: Patiala congress leaders Kabir Das and his associates joined the Akali party, on Wednesday at Chandigarh. The congress stalwarts joined Akali party in the presence of Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal. While commenting on the Congress Kisan Yatra, Badal said that Capt Amarinder Singh was unaware about the agriculture as he don’t own

Sikh bodies reject Mann’s appointment as convener of panel for Sarbat Khalsa

Chandigarh: Several Sikh organisations at a meeting here today set up an 11-member panel headed by senior journalist Karamjit Singh to draft procedure for summoning Sarbat Khalsa, appointment of Akal Takht jathedar and the related issues. Significantly, the decision of jailed ‘Jathedar’ Jagtar Singh Hawara appointing Simranjit Singh Mann as convener of the committee to

IAF copter crashes in Uttarakhand; no casualties reported

New Delhi: An Mi-17 V-5 helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed after take off at a helipad in the north of Badrinath in Uttarakhand on Wednesday. All crew members and passengers are reported to be safe. No civilian casualty or damage to civilian property was reported, the IAF said. A court of inquiry has

Amarinder says Badal govt neglecting martyrs

Bathinda: Punjab Congress presidentAmarinder Singh today castigated the Parkash Singh Badal government for allegedly neglecting families of fallen soldiers in the state. He said the SAD-BJP government had failed to maintain a statue of Victoria Cross and Maha Vir Chakra recipient Subedar Nand Singh at Fauji (Shaheed) Chowk here. Amarinder today led a large gathering

Murder Video
Married woman raped, murdered in Haryana’s Mewat

Chandigarh: A 35-year-old married woman was raped and murdered allegedly by her relative along with four others in Haryana’s Mewat district. The main accused, a close relative of the woman’s father-in-law, had gone to pick her up from her parents’ house in Mewat yesterday in a car. Instead of taking the woman to her in-laws’

Three shot dead, Six injured in group clash at Muktsar

Muktsar :Three persons were killed and four injured today in firing between two factions over the control of a Gurdwara in a village in this district of Punjab, police said today. The incident in Mallan village took place when one faction led by Makhan Singh went to Gurdwara premises to take its “possession” which was

Five of family killed as car runs into bus in Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Five members of a family from Ludhiana died in a mishap in Dehlon near the city on Tuesday night as their car hit a bus after crossing over the divider after an attempt to save a stray dog that came in front of the car, police said. The deceased were identified as Parveen Kumar,