Education minister bans sale of uniforms, books in private schools


DP correspondent Chandigarh Taking strict note of the reports of economic exploitation of parents by the managements of certain private schools, Vijay Inder Singla Education Minister Punjab has issued directions that all the private schools affiliated to CBSE/ICSE and Punjab School Education Board across the State shall not direct or compel parents to buy school

Three militants killed in Pulwama gunfight

Three militants have been killed in an overnight gunfight between security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police sources said.While one of the militants was killed on Thursday, two others were brought down after the encounter resumed at dawn.  Their bodies along with a large cache of weapons were recovered

Clashes between protesters, security forces after Eid prayers : Kashmir

Clashes between protesters and security forces broke out after Eid prayers in some parts of Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said. There were no reports of anyone getting hurt, they said. Protesters pelted stones on security personnel in some parts of the old city after Eid prayers. Similar incidents were reported in Sopore in north Kashmir

Eid shopping fever grips Kashmiri’s ahead of festival

Eid shopping reached a feverish pitch in Srinagar city and other towns of the Kashmir Valley on Monday as shoppers thronged markets, literally choking most of the traffic arteries in the old city.In a land plagued by violence for over 30 years, Eid is one festival during which Kashmiri’s tend to forget the pain and

Supneet Singh’s upcoming song Bhangra’s poster release

Supneet Singh came into words after doing a commendable job in motion picture ‘Aashke’. He’s standard for his distinctive sort of Bhangra and now he is turning out with a brand new twist in the singing field. DIG ludhiana Raghbir S. Khattar releases Supneet Singh’s upcoming song Bhangra’s poster. Soon, his new song Bhangra will be

Search on for 8 missing climbers in Nanda Devi

A search is underway for seven climbers — four Britons, two Americans and an Australian — and their Indian liaison officer, who went missing a week ago during an expedition to the Nanda Devi peak in Uttarakhand, CNN reported on Sunday citing local authorities.The group was attempting to scale Nanda Devi East, one of the

Punjab to ban online food without hygiene rating

Punjab is going to ban online delivery of food without hygiene rating, Health Minister Brahm Mohindra announced on Thursday.The decision was taken under the ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’. Mohindra has issued directions to all online food order and supply companies to display the hygiene rating of the food business operators registered with them. Giving three months

Gunfight breaks out in Shopian village

A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces at Dragad Sugan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday wee hours. As per sources , a joint team army’s 44 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon and search at Dragad Sugan area during pre-dawn hours today. A police officer told us that cordon

State to have Disaster Response Force

DP CORRESPONDENT Shimla Himachal Pradesh will establish State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), on analogy of National Disaster Response Force to generate a prompt and efficient response at the time of disasters. This was revealed by Chief Secretary BK Agarwal while chairing the 9th meeting of State Executive Committee (SEC) held here last evening. He said

Sikh memorial among projects to come up in Punjab

To set up more sikh memorial’s in punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced development projects of Rs 11.10 crore for Bet area of Machhiwara, besides a memorial of Guru Gobind Singh’s disciplines — Nabi Khan and Ghani Khan.He recalled that Nabi Khan and Ghani Khan had risked their lives to host the Dasmesh

Fire breaks out in cycle factory, no causality reported

DP Correspondent Ludhiana Major fire erupted in cycle factory at Daba road on Monday. However no causality was reported but the material worth several lakhs was emerged into ashes. On being informed, the fire emergency services were pressed in to tackle with the situation. The firemen break the shed and some portion of wall and

After days of tension, Kashmir limps back to normal

After two days of official clampdown and separatist called protests, life on Sunday started limping back to normal in the Kashmir valley.Authorities had imposed a clampdown in the Valley after the killing of top militant commander Zakir Musa on Thursday. Curfew-like restrictions, closure of all educational institutions, cancellation of scheduled exams and a virtual Internet

Malaoya Academy win national finals of kabaddi meet

Haryana’s Malaoya Academy have been crowned champions of the first ever national finals of Red Bull Tashan  a competitive cross-country Kabaddi tournament for players at grassroots level. Organised here at Phoenix Market city in association with the PKL franchises Puneri Paltan, Haryana Steelers, Bengal Warriors and Patna Pirates, the tournament aimed to widen the reach

In multi corner contest, Ravneet Bittu of Congress sweeps Ludhiana

Amarpreet Singh Makkar Ludhiana Sitting Member Parliament (MP) and Congress candidate from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu sweep s Ludhiana seat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Bittu has defeated Simarjit Singh Bains of Lok Insaaf party, Maheshinder Singh Grewal of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Dr Tejpal Singh Gill of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Bittu has

Remained first runner up in 2014, AAP has close fight with NOTA in 2019 in Ludhiana

Amarpreet Singh Makkar Ludhiana Remained as first runner up in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections with 2.80 lakh votes in Ludhiana, this time Aam Aadmi Party has close fight with NOTA. This time, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Dr. Tejpal Singh Gill has secured only 15945 votes which is just five thousand more than None of

Farooq won, Mehbooba likely to finish third
Farooq won, Mehbooba likely to finish third

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah appeared set to win the Lok Sabha election from Srinagar while former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti was trailing at the third spot in Anantnag constituency. As the counting of votes was completed for nearly 65 per cent of the votes in the six Lok

Indumeet starts Drug De-addiction campaign in Kashmir
Indumeet starts Drug De-addiction campaign in Kashmir

Srinagar In an effort to eradicate the use of drugs among the youth of Kashmir , Kashmiri Sikh Community leader Indumeet Singh started  a campaign under which the youth will be taught the side effects of drugs on health. The campaign  started   from the Imamiya Public School Meer Behri Dal, where a day long seminar

Don't believe exit polls: J&K Congress President
Don’t believe exit polls: J&K Congress President

Jammu and Kashmir Congress President G.A. Mir on Tuesday asserted that the exit polls should not to be believed and that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) would have the majority in the Lok Sabha polls. Speaking to the media here, Mir said: “Don’t believe these exit polls. Wait for the results on May 23 (when

Indumeet lashes out for neglecting Kashmiri Sikhs, fulfill pending demands
Indumeet lashes out for neglecting Kashmiri Sikhs, fulfill pending demands

Srinagar Kashmiri Sikh Community leader Indumeet Singh on Sunday lashed out at regional and central political parties for neglecting demands of Sikh residents in Kashmir. In a statement Indumeet Singh said that , “Since decades all the political parties neglected the genuine demands of Kashmiri Sikhs which is the reason of silent migration of Sikhs

Over 10% voting in Punjab LS polls
Over 10% voting in Punjab LS polls

More than 10 per cent voting was recorded in the first three hours of polling to Punjab’s 13 Lok Sabha seats on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of the general elections, officials said.Voting began at 7 a.m. in the constituencies of Patiala, Amritsar, Khadoor Sahib, Jalandhar (SC), Hoshiarpur (SC), Anandpur Sahib, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh