Jun 25

Mann,Ghuggi face heat on utterances against teachers

Nawanshahr: Recent utterances against government school teachers in video clips by AAP leaders Bhagwant Mann and Gurpreet Ghuggi that have gone viral have evoked strong reactions from the teaching fraternity here. A state leader of Master Cadre Union Harminder Singh Uppal condemned the utterances and urged AAP leadership to clarify its stand on teachers. In

Badal orders vigilance probe in bungling in land purchase 

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal ordered a vigilance probe into alleged bungling in purchase of land at lower rates by some influential people in Hoshiarpur district, on Friday. An official spokesman said the vigilance will look into the alleged bungling in the purchase of land by some influential people at lower rates, which

Maximum temperatures stay close to normal in Pb, Haryana 

Chandigarh: Maximum temperatures stayed close to normal in most parts of Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh recorded a maximum of 37.9 degrees Celsius, the MeT Department said. In Haryana, Ambala, Hisar and Narnaul recorded their maximum temperature at 39 degrees, 40.5 degrees and 40 degrees Celsius respectively. Among other places in Punjab, Amritsar recorded a maximum

ASI arrested for taking bribe of Rs 5000

Sangrur: An assistant sub inspector (ASI) of Punjab police caught red handed by vigilance bureau while accepting the bribe of Rs 5000, on Friday at Sangrur. The accused has been identified as Sukhchain Singh posted as police post in-charge at Sangrur. Complainant, Lakhmir Singh stated that the accused cop demanded bribe on the pretext of

Amarinder’s dream of becoming CM will never be fulfilled: Badal

 Jalandhar: Punjab Chief Minister ParkashSingh Badal today took a dig at Congress leader Amarinder Singh, saying he was “trying to replicate” him by launching mass outreach campaign in the hope of becoming Chief Minister but his dream will “never be fulfilled.” Badal said Amarinder was “promising moon” to everyone knowing very well that he “could

BJP’s alliance with Akali Dal will continue in Punjab: Jha

Jhabua (MP): BJP vice president Prabhat Jhahas said that his party’s alliance with Akali Dal in Punjab will continue and the two would contest the forthcoming Assembly elections together in that state. The Assembly elections in Punjab are due next year. “Our alliance in Punjab with Akali Dal will continue. It is an unbreakable relationship

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Monsoon to hit Punjab soon

Chandigarh: Monsoon is expected to arrive in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Chandigarh within next three to four days, IMD forecast on Thursday. Its latest update said: “Conditions are favourable for its further advance into remaining parts of west Madhya Pradesh, west Uttar Pradesh, most parts of Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Punjab and some parts of

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Badal was summoned by Modi, claims Jakhar

Jalandhar: Former CLP leader and Punjab Congress Chief spokesperson on Thursday said that the meeting of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal with Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding Cash Credit Limit (CCL) issue was not a formal meeting rather a ‘summoning’ of the state government in the food scam. Jakhar said that the visit and the

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Two Bathinda doctors asked to pay `10 lakh penalty

Bathinda: District Consumer Forum has imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on two private hospitals of the city for negligence reported in treating a patient that led to her death. According to information, the legal heirs of one Sarabjit Kaur had filed a complaint with the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here against Dr

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Task force in 100 days if Cong wins polls: Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Wednesday promised that a Special Task Force will be set up within 100 days for redressing public grievances if his party is voted to power in the state next year. “The task force will work under the direct control of the Chief Minister. It will follow up every

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CM refutes allegations, no ‘misappropriation’ in CCL

Nakodar (Jalandhar): A day after his meeting, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday refuted the allegations of any sort of ‘misappropriation’ in the Cash Credit Limit of the state on Thursday. CM Badal, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Delhi on Wednesday said, “All accounts of CCL

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PTU releases online counselling schedule for graduation courses

Registrations of B.Tech admissions of 3 state universities to begin from July 4 Jalandhar: The IK Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU) has released the schedule of B.Tech and other graduation courses of three state universities. The admissions were already under process through online centralized counselling for which the schedule would be followed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh

STF for public grievances in Pb if Cong wins polls: Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief AmarinderSingh today promised that a Special Task Force will be set up within 100 days for redressing public grievances if his party is voted to power in the state next year. “The task force will work under the direct control of the Chief Minister. It will follow up every case and

Temperatures hover close to normal in Punjab & Haryana

Chandigarh: Maximum temperatures in mostparts of Punjab and Haryana today settled around normal levels with Hisar being the hottest place in the two states at 41.5 degrees Celsius. Chandigarh recorded a maximum temperature of 36.9 degrees Celsius, the MeT Department said here. In Haryana, Karnal recorded a maximum of 37 degrees Celsius while mercury in

Badal calls Cong’s darbars in Punjab a ‘gimmick’

Jalandhar: Punjab Chief Minister ParkashSingh Badal today took a dig at the “darbars” being organised by Congress across the state, terming it as a gimmick ahead of the Assembly elections next year. He asked why did Congress leaders shy away from meeting people when their party was in power in Punjab. “The Congress leaders were

Thieves break into ATM at Amritsar, loot over Rs 3 Lakh

Amritsar: Unidentified persons looted Rs 3 lakh after breaking an ATM machine of PNB at Amritsar, on Thursday. While providing the information, the police said that the bank manager alerted the police regarding the incident. Vivek Verma, manager of Punjab National Bank said that the incident had taken place in the wee hours on Thursday.

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Detailed story: Faridkot based photo journalist goes missing

Bathinda: Rajiv Gupta, a Faridkot-based photo journalist of Dainik Jagran on Wednesday went missing under mysterious circumstances. The photographer made the last call to his landlady Paramjit Kaur and asked her to make efforts to trace him, mentioning that he had been kidnapped and he was unaware of his location. Mediapersons approached the police but

Despite Badal’s orders, Dalits await plots

Jalandhar: Even as Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal directed the state government officials to provide five-marla plots to landless Dalit labourers, the latter have been forced to stage protests to claim their share of land for the past one month. It has been over a month since the landless labourers have been running from pillar

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YPS headmaster’s appointment kicks up row

Patiala: Yadvindra Public School (YPS) run here by the royal family of Patiala is in the storm as the Council of Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has objected to the appointment made by the school with regard to the new headmaster and asked the school management to rectify it. According to sources, the objection was

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Stop terrorising officers, SAD warns Amarinder

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday slammed PPCC president Capt Amarinder Singh for issuing threats to Punjab officers who are working tirelessly for the development of State and warned him to desist from such intimidation tactics which led to his downfall in general as well as by-elections contested in the past. Reacting sharply to Capt