May 08

Farmer Suicides in Punjab: Counting Goes on. . .

A crowd has gathered at Baljit Singh’s small house in Jodhpur village in Barnala district as policemen bring down his body from the terrace. This 38-year-old man with half grey beard has consumed poison in front of the cops, private money lenders and also the general public from his village. His 60-year-old mother has already

Audio: unidentified man injured in accident, info floated in social network with photo

Samrala: The information of an injured person was travelling on the social networking site to trace in family members. The person seems to be like in his mid-seventies sustained injuries in a road accident at Samrala chowk in Ludhiana, on Saturday. Passerby uploaded the sound clip with his photo and spread over the social media.

Large number of AAP volunteers attend party gathering at Nawanshahr; return dissatisfied

Nawanshahr: Though the gathering of AAP’s volunteers of nine assembly segments falling in Anandpur Sahib parliamentary constituency held at Ropar on Friday far exceeded even the expectations of the organizers, volunteers on their return seemed upset as the senior leadership did not even touch the issue for which they were reportedly called there. As per some

CM’s Sangat Darshan In Nawanshahr

Decks Cleared For Setting Up Regulatory Authority For Private Schools- BADAL • REGULATORY TO PUT IN PLACE A TRANSPARENT MECHANISM FOR UNIFORM PATTERN OF FEE STRUCTURE • DESCRIBES DISCONTINUATION OF PUNJABI LANGUAGE IN DELHI GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS AS MOST UNFORTUNATE AND ANTI-PUNJABI STANCE • STATE GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH MASSIVE RECRUITMENT DRIVE TO FILL ALL POST OF

Punjab police plans four-pronged strategy to deal with gangsters

Chandigarh: Facing criticism over gangsters being active on social media and boasting about their crime on Facebook from inside the jail, Punjab Police on Saturday said it will adopt a four-pronged strategy to deal with them. Director General of Police Suresh Arora said the strategy involves swift police action, strengthening jails, seeking tough laws to

Watch: Unmanned railway crossing claims two lives at Kapurthala

Video of the Incident Kapurthala: Unmanned railway crossing claimed the life of two persons when their car was crushed by a train near Sultanpur lodhi in Kapurthala, on Saturday. It has been reported that the car was mangled after colliding with the train. Jaspreet Singh eyewitness said that the train was at high speed and within

Who is responsible for rain-soaked paddy lying in open near purchase centres?

Ferozepur: As it has been raining in Punjab since last three days and there is still huge stock of wheat lying unlifted in many purchase centres, it has got affected. If we go to the figures available with the Punjab Mandi Board, there was a huge stock of 17 lakh, 72,000 and 634 MT wheat

Centre should form committee of agri experts to tackle farm crisis: Badal

Nawanshahr: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday, during the Sangat Darshan talked on the prevailing farm crisis and suggested that Centre should take an immediate call on this sensitive issue and constitute a high-powered committee comprising agriculture experts and economists to bail out the peasantry. Badal asked upon the people not to be “swayed”

‘Liquor ban needed to win Assembly polls’

Jalandhar: A Punjab BJP leader on Friday demanded a complete ban on liquor in the state, saying such a move will help the party win the 2017 Assembly polls. Laxmi Kanta Chawla, a former minister in the SAD-BJP government, said there should be prohibition in Punjab on the lines of what has been done in

Grandson of journalist N S Parwana passes away

Chandigarh: Veteran journalist and senior correspondent of Daily Ajit N S Parwana was bereaved on Friday, when he lost his younger grandson Parmeet Singh (22), who passed away in the prime of his youth. In a condolence message, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that it was really shocking to hear about sad tragic

Surprise check at 950 schools in Punjab

Chandigarh: Following the directions of Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, Education Minister Punjab, special teams of the Education Department conducted surprise check in 950 Schools across the state with the aim of ensuring punctuality and discipline in the Schools. Three Circles namely Jalandhar, Faridkot and Nabha (Patiala) were visited by the special teams at the same

54-year-old debt-ridden farmer committed suicide

Ferozepur: A 54-year-old debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by jumping into the canal nearby his native place, on Friday at Ferozepur. The deceased has been identified as Surjit Singh resident of village Balle Wala in Ferozepur. The deceased was survived by three children including a daughter. Pargat Singh relative of deceased said that Surjit Singh has

Energy conservation building code to be notified in state in near future

Chandigarh: “Punjab is all set to notify its Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) soon and its successful implementation will reduce about 30-40 per cent energy consumption in new commercial buildings as compared to the conventional buildings thereby reducing 15,000 ton carbon dioxide emission.” This was stated by Dr Amarpal Singh, Chief Executive, PEDA, while inaugurating

Sukhbir’s China visit brings hope for cycle industry

Chandigarh: Cycle industry in Punjab, which has been facing constant downturn in market and battling unhealthy cheap import from China is set to see a major breather with a high-level delegation of Punjab government led by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh going to hold a high-level meeting with China Bicycle Association in the coming week.

Prez remembers Giani Zail Singh on 100th birth anniversary

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday paid rich tributes to former President Giani Zail Singh on his 100th birth anniversary. Mukherjee described the former President as a true ‘Giani’ (one who is full of knowledge). The President also recalled Giani Zail Singh’s deep understanding of Indian history, culture and civilisation, a press release issued

DC urged parents and teachers to make children aware about Traffic Rules

Nawanshahr: Taking a strong note of increasing trend among the under-age children to take to roads on two-wheelers in the district, DC Vipul Ujwal on Thursday urged parents and teachers to make concerted efforts to make children aware about the traffic rules. An official release here on Thursday said that the DC took this step

3 NRI Badminton academy girls selected for National Level Tournament

Nawanshahr: As many as four players including three girls of NRI Badminton Academy, Mukandpur, near Banga, have been selected for national level tournament going to be held in Haryana in the coming months. These include Lakhmit Kaur, Satya Abrol, Lovepreet Bhatti and Simar Singh Sandhu. A release by the Academy on Thursday said that these

AAP and BJP mulling to offer Deputy Chief Minister’s post to a ‘Dalit’ leader

Playing ‘Dalit card’ both AAP and BJP was seriously considering to offer Deputy CM’s post to a dalit from doaba region Jalandhar: It seems that the Punjab Politics has turned ‘Dalit centric’, as the two arch rival parties-Aam Admi Party (AAP) and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in a bid to attract the dalit votes was seriously

SFJ ‘serves’ notice on Amarinder for ISI remark; adviser denies it

Chandigarh: The United States-based Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) on Thursday claimed it had served notice of a “defamation lawsuit” against Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh for allegedly linking it to Pakistan’s ISI, which was, however, denied by the politician’s spokesman. Amarinder Singh had allegedly accused the human rights group of playing into the hands of

104 helpline works as guide to blood banks in Punjab

Chandigarh: Tall claims earlier made by the government for providing the blood to the patients through 104 medical helpline on a call has fallen flat as the service was turned into a mere guidance facility for the patients seeking blood. Sunil Gandhi, project manager of 104 medical helpline Punjab said that the service to provide