Oct 05

Army gives videos of surgical strikes to Govt, Modi to take final call on release

New Delhi: The Indian Army has given multiple videos and graphic evidence of its surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) last week, asking it to take a final call on whether they should be made public. The video evidence of the Army operation was announced just as Prime Minister

Grenade hurled at PDP MLA’s residence

Srinagar: Militants attacked the residence ofa ruling PDP MLA in Shopian town of Kashmir by lobbing a grenade at it, police said today. However, there was no damage done due to the explosion that took place last night. A police official said that “Militants hurled a grenade at the residence of MLA Shopian Mohammad Yousuf

Bathinda police nab Sekhon-Gaunder gang’s key man

Bathinda: Bathinda police nab Navdeep Chatha, a close aide of gangsters Gurpreet Sekhon and Vicky Gaunder, from Punjab-Haryana border. Bullet shots were exchanged but the bravery of a head constable led the team chasing Chatha nab him. A resident of Dabwali town in Haryana, Navdeep Chatha, allegedly involved in 15 criminal cases of murder, robbery,

Punjab Cabinet Meet: Cash grant to eligible war widows (read in detail)

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet today gave approval to initiate the process of disbursement of cash grant to the eligible war widows/legal heirs as per the decision taken by the Council of Ministers in its meeting held on August 11. A decision to this effect was taken by the Cabinet in its meeting chaired by the

7 DSPs transferred in Punjab (list available)

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has transferred 7 DPSs across state, on Tuesday at

Petrol price hiked by 14 paise, diesel by 10 paise

Petrol price hiked by 14 paise and diesel hiked by 10 paise due to increase in dealers

Schools in border belt to open as usual from Oct 5: Dr Cheema

Chandigarh: Punjab education minister Dr Daljeet Singh Cheema announced to open up the government schools on Oct 5 that were located within the 10 km from International Border (IB) in Punjab. Soon after the surgical strikes where army uprooted 7 base camps of militants in PoK, the Punjab government evacuated the villages at border belt

Punjab DGP assures safety measures for Kashmiri students

Srinagar: Amid reports of alleged harassment of Kashmiri students in a Ludhiana college, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police K Rajindra Kumar today contacted his Punjab counterpart who assured that every possible measure would be taken for the safety and security of the students. “Every possible measure will be taken for the safety and

Police give clean chit to school principal in Athrava Gupta Case; Accused teachers absconding

Ludhiana: Around 25 days after the 13-year-old class-VIII student of DAV Public School, Atharva Gupta had sustained multiple injuries under mysterious circumstances, the police on Tuesday gave clean chit to the school principal Satwant Kaur Bhullar. In another major development in the case, the police have also cancelled section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide)

Complaint against Om Puri for insulting Soldiers

Mumbai : A complaint has been filed against bollywood actor Om Puri for commenting on Indian soldiers that many said were insensitive. During a TV debate on Monday, Puri said, “Did we force them to join the army? My father was also in the army. We are proud of them (soldiers). I am asking you-

NZ: Indian gets life for killing pregnant girlfriend, had stabbed her 29 times

An Indian student in New Zealand was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday for killing his pregnant girlfriend in a frenzied knife attack after she told him the baby was not his. The man, who goes by the single name Akash, displayed “cruelty, brutality and callousness” in murdering 22-year-old Gurpreet Kaur, Auckland high court judge

California signs law to address Sikh, Muslim students bullying

Amid growing incidents of bullying and discrimination against Sikh-American, South Asian and Muslim students in the US, California state has approved a new law to provide a safer school environment for children from the minority communities. California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2845 also known as the “Safe Place to Learn Act,” seeks to address

Punjab seeks more paramilitary forces amid heightened vigil

Chandigarh:  Punjab has sought additional paramilitary forces in the wake of high alert following inputs that terror groups from Pakistan may try to infiltrate and carry out attacks in the state. “We have made a request for additional companies of paramilitary forces to be deployed in the state,” Punjab DGP (Law and Order) H S

Robbers loot cash, jewellery worth Lakhs in Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Three persons including domestic help robbed a house held a family member hostage, on Tuesday at Ludhiana. Sham Lal Gupta owner of the cycle parts factory said that the incident had taken place when his daughter in law was alone in house. He added that the accused persons locked her in a room and

81 trains cancelled as Jhelum Express derails near Ludhiana

Ludhiana: The Railways has cancelled as many as 81 trains after 10 bogies of the Pune-bound Jhelum Express coming from Jammu derailed 50 metres short of a bridge over the Sutlej at Ladhuwal near Ludhiana in the wee hours of Tuesday. The rail traffic on the line has been suspended and would be restored after

Sikh man racially abused in US

San Francisco:  A Sikh man in the US state of California has claimed that he faced racial slurs from a man who threatened to kill him, prompting police to launch a probe into a possible hate incident. Balmeet Singh and his friends were out for dinner on California Avenue. The incident happened when Singh went

Punjab Govt transfers 11 DSPs (List available)

Chandigarh: The Punjab government today transferred eleven DSPs with immediate effect. The list is as

Abandoned Pak boat seized from Tota Guru post in Gurdaspur by BSF

Gurdaspur :The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday seized an abandoned Pakistani boat from the Ravi river in the border belt of Punjab’s frontier district of Gurdaspur, officials said here. The boat was seized in the Dera Baba Nanak sector, the officials said. The seizure of the boat comes amid the heightened tension between India

Bag containing cash Rs 10 lakh stolen from marriage venue in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: A bag containing cash around Rs 10 lakhs was whisked away by an unknown person during a marriage function here at Hotel Mount View, Chandigarh on Monday late night. The complainant SS Saini, a senior official of Hero Cycles has stated to police that while he and his family were busy in the function

9 Coaches of Jhelum express derail in Punjab, 4 injured; 11 trains cancelled

Ludhiana:  At least four persons were injured when 9 coaches of the Jhelum Express passenger train derailed in Ludhiana district of Punjab, police said on Tuesday. The injured persons have been sent to Civil Hospital here, the Ministry of Railways said in a tweet. The accident took place around 3.10 a.m. between Ludhiana and Phillaur