May 24

Six more accused arrested in connection with attack on Dhadrianwal, SUV recovered

Ludhiana: The Ludhiana Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested six more accused allegedly involved in the attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale. The police have also recovered Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) Scorpio from the accused when they were travelling to Anandpur Sahib from Jalandhar. The three accused were the residents of Chowk Mehta

SOI slams Bains brothers for Zero development of constituency

Ludhiana: Accusing Independent MLA Bains brothers for zero development of Atam Nagar and Ludhiana South Constituency, the Students Organisation of India (SOI), wing of Shiromani Akali Dal has started a drive in the Dugri area of Atam Nagar constituency to create awareness among people. “During the drive, the SOI volunteers will visit each house in

Environmentalist stresses on steps to save trees

Nawanshahr: Sharply reacting to media reports that the recent orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) restraining Punjab from chopping trees would stall the rehabilitation of Bist Doab Canal passing through Nawanshahr and Jalandhar districts, a local environmentalist and founder president of NGO “Go Green International Organisation” (GGIO) Ashwani Joshi today said that things would

DC Vipul Ujwal takes stock of anti-flood measures in Nawanshahr

Nawanshahr: After taking stock of flood control measures in a meeting with the officials of drainage and other departments here today, DC Vipul Ujwal said that a sum of Rs 6.25 crore were being spent on strengthening the vulnerable points on dhussi bandh falling in the district by June 30. XEN Drainage Hoshiarpur Circle Vinod

Cases of diarrhea and gastroenteritis increase with rise in temperature at Ludhiana

Ludhiana: With the increase in mercury level from last one week, the cases of diarrhea and gastroenteritis are simultaneously increasing, according to medical experts. Enquiries reveal that lack of awareness among the slum dwellers is the main cause for the present situation. The heaps of garbage are easily visible in slums and even stagnant water

18 year old boy shot dead for stealing corn-maize in Ferozepur

Chandigarh: An 18-year-old boy shot dead by a farmer while picking the corn maize from his farm, on Tuesday at village Dolewal in Ferozepur. The deceased has been identified as Sukhdev Singh resident of Ferozepur. According to the eye witness, the deceased was returning from his school along with his friends on a bike. They

Terminally ill can’t be denied insurance claim: HC

Chandigarh: In a landmark judgement, thePunjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that the family of a terminally-ill person, who decides to stop treatment against medical advice and dies, cannot be denied insurance claim. The court said the patient’s desire not be treated was an issue of “patient autonomy” and “embracing dignity in death”. Dismissing

Hemkund yatra begins from tomorrow

Chandigarh: The yatra for Sri Hemkund Sahib will begin from Tomorrow. Hemkund Sahib is situated at a height of over 15,000 feet above the sea level in Chamoli district. The officials of Hemkund Trust have announced that the registration exercise at Rishikesh for pilgrims who are interested to visit the Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara. Management officials

Rifle used in attack on Dhadrianwale recovered by police

Ludhiana : The police on Monday claimed to have recovered a .315 bore rifle used in the attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadriawale. It said Bhupinder Singh, aide of Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale, was killed with the same rifle. According to police officials, the rifle was recovered from Sukhwinder Singh, alias Sonu, who was arrested

Notice to govt on PNRC registrar

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Punjab government, Principal Secretary of the Research and Medical Education Department of the state demanding a direction for the removal Surjit Kaur from the post of registrar of Punjab Nursing Registration Council (PNRC), Chandigarh. The court also issued notice to Surjit

Belgian team questions SAD MLA in murder case

Moga: A two-member Belgian police team has questioned the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Rajwinder Kaur in connection with the alleged murder of a woman who was reported missing in 2012. The team recorded statements of at least nine people related to each other, police said on Tuesday. The team is probing the suspected

Bank guard shot dead,, `60 lakh cash’ looted in Moga

Bathinda : Moga: A bank guard was shot dead and Rs 60 lakh cash was looted from the staff of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) on Baghapurana road in Moga on Monday. The currency was being transported in a private Innova vehicle, which was targeted by a gang near Radha Soami Dera on the outskirts

2 Rajya Sabha seats falling vacant from Punjab

Chandigarh: Two Rajya Sabha seats from Punjabwill fall vacant in July after the end of term of Ambika Soni (Congress) and Balwinder Singh (Shiromani Akali Dal), an election office spokesman said today. “The term of office of the two members of the Rajya Sabha elected from Punjab is due to expire on their retirement in

Journalist among three killed in separate road accidents in Patiala

Patiala: Three persons including a correspondent of a vernacular daily lost their lives in three separate road accidents, on Monday, in Patiala. Karnail Singh Mehrok (42) serving as a journalist to the society and resident of Patran town, was returning from Samana with his daughter, Navneet Kaur, when the accident took place. His daughter, however, survived

Light rain lashes Haryana, Punjab

Chandigarh: Light rain after dust storms infew places in Punjab and Haryana brought relief from heat wave conditions prevailing for the past several days. According to the MeT Department here, the change in weather was due to a Western Disturbance which was active over the region. Dust storm hit many places today which was followed

Badal gives nod to Sikh martyr’s memorial

Chandigarh:  A memorial of Sikh martyr Baba Jai Singh Khalkat will be constructed at his native village Baran in Patiala district at a cost of Rs 10.50 crore, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said today. He asked the organizing committee under the chairmanship of former minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan to execute the project, an

Khanna MC harassing us, allege residents

Khanna: The local municipal authorities have challaned six shops and some houses for indulging in wastage of water. Confirming this, Amarjit, an official of Municipal Committee, Khanna, said the first timer violator was being fined at Rs 2,000. A person indulging into violation for the next time was being fined at Rs 5,000. Daily Post

Hit by strike, GSK Consumer suspends ops at Punjab plant

New Delhi: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare has suspended operations temporarily at its factory in Nabha Patiala in Punjab effective May 21 following disruptions created by its workforce. “Due to certain disruptions created by the workforce/ flash strike… the management of the company has decided to suspend operations temporarily at its factory located at Nabha Patiala –

Farmers await payment; agencies to pay `100 crore

Ferozepur: Farmers and commission agents are being made to wait to get their pending payments cleared against wheat procurement even as government agencies prefer to look the other way. They have been crying hoarse over the issue and blamed the purchase agencies for causing harassment. According to farmers, due to the delay in payments by

No teacher will be allowed to do other duties: Cheema

Ferozepur: Imparting education would be the first priority now and no teacher will be allowed to do other duties rather than to impart education to the students. This is the new ‘mantra’ that the education department now has adopted. Education Minister Dr Daljeet Singh Cheema has already been emphasising to impart the world class education