May 28

Late MLA Kariha’s wife lays claim to SAD ticket from Nawanshahr

Nawanshahr: Satinder Kaur Kariha wife of late SAD MLA Jatinder Singh Kariha at a press conference here today announced that she would definitely lay claim to the party ticket from Nawanshahr assembly constituency during the ensuing poll in 2017.  She claimed that the base of the party had suffered a lot ever since Jarnail Singh

Class X CBSE results: Jalandhar students shine with highest CGPA

Jalandhar: The class X CBSE results were declared on Saturday, where students excelled with highest 10 CGPA in Jalandhar district. The students of Innocent Heart Public School also brought laurels to their institution by bagging 10 CGPA. A total of 7 students got 10 CGPA out of which 64 students were from GMT campus while

Drive to make Punjab tobacco-free launched at Nawanshahr

Nawanshahr: A drive to make Punjab tobacco-free was launched from today. It was announced that the district SBS Nagar (Nawanshahr) would be made the first tobacco-free, model district of the state by launching twin drives- by creating awareness among the masses on the harmful effects of tobacco consumption on human beings and by strictly implementing

JP demands prez rule in Bihar

Amritsar: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday during his visit in the city demanded president rule in the state of Bhiar. Addressing the press conference on Friday, without naming anyone, Paswan said, “Being LJP chief I strongly demand president rule in the state of Bihar and Chief Minister

‘Painful things happened due to foul mouth only’

After the recent attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwala, there is a boil in the Sikh circles. Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Dhumma, who is in sharp conflict with Dhadrianwala, has also joined chorus against Akal takht Jathedar accusing him of ignoring the things for long.Amid all this, Jathedar Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh

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Capt condemns political ban on ‘Udta Punjab’

Chandigarh: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh has condemned the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) for outrightly banning the Hindi movie Udta Punjab, saying it has clearly been done at the behest of the Akali-BJP government in Punjab. “The movie has been banned clearly with a guilty conscience”, he remarked. Capt Amarinder

International child trafficking gang of 5 couples nabbed; earnings in lakhs uncovered

Jalandhar: It all started with the arrest of a couple Sarabjit Sharma & Nisha Bhardwaj last month and now even the police was surprised that actually a group of couples is involved in the trafficking of children to countries like USA,Canada,France & Switzerland. Kingpin Amandeep Singh & Harjinder Kaur took 7 children abroad and left

BJP Jalandhar expels Krishan Lal Sharma from party

Jalandhar: The Jalandhar district BJP unit on Friday expelled its local leader, Krishan Lal Sharma, who had accused MLA Manoranjan Kalia for shielding the murderers of a youth and also staged a protest against Kalia in the city. Addressing a joint press conference, Chief Parliamentary Secretary K D Bhandari, cabinet minister Bhagat Chunni Lal and Kalia

Neighbour rapes 18-year-old girl raped at Mukerian

Mukerian: A neighbour booked for raping 18 year old girl in Hazipur town in Mukerian, on Friday. The accused identified as Rakesh Kumar alias Sonu resident of Hazipur in Mukerian. Father of the victim said that the incident took place on intervening night of Thursday and Friday, when the family members had went to Himachal.

Badal refutes Oppn charge on law, order, says AAPs’ poll prospects dim

Nakodar: Rejecting opposition Congress’ allegation regarding the law-and-order situation in the state, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday claimed that Punjab was the most peaceful state in the country. “The law-and-order situation is absolutely fine, barring a few petty incidents of crime, which is a common phenomena and occur almost in every state,” Badal

Man attempts suicide in Moga

Moga: A 65-year-old man today attempted tocommit suicide in front of the office of Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO) at Kot Ise Khan in Moga here following a land dispute with a villager, police said. Kartar Singh sprinkled diesel on his body and st himself on fire, police said adding, that he received over

HC stays reservation for Jats, five other communities

Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Courttoday stayed the reservation for Jats and five other communities provided by the Haryana government under a newly carved Backward Classes (C) category. The high court passed the order while hearing a petition challenging the constitutional validity of The Haryana Backward Classes (reservation in services and admission in educational institutions)

Centre not releasing Post Matric SC Scholarship grant: Chief Minister

Jalandhar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday categorically stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre was not releasing funds for Post Matric SC Scholarship Scheme, hence putting Dalit students’ future at stake. Badal said that he has ‘repeatedly written’ to the Central Government but they were not releasing the

CP’s vastu concerns lead to shifting his office in Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Office of Police Commissioner, Ludhiana is likely to be shifted at a new place in the near future, which is being constructed as per ‘vastu shastra’, revealed an insider. The new office is coming up adjoining State Bank of India and opposite treasury office in Police Headquarters, located in Mini Secretariat premises. The sources

Sikh radicals take Beas route to counter Hindu hardliners’ Lalkar

Amritsar: To counter Lalkar rally announced by various Hindu outfits, Sikh hardliners belonging to different organisations thronged Beas bridge which is only 40 kilometer from Amritsar city. Situation remained under control as there was heavy deployment of police to keep both Hindu and Sikhs activists at bay to avert clash. A large number of Sikh

Taliban gets new chief JeM planning ‘Pathankot type’ strikes

Chandigarh: Pakistan’s dreaded terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which was responsible for carrying out terror attack on Pathankot’s Indian Air Force base on January 2 which had several security personnel dead and many injured, is conspiring to hit India with identical strikes in connivance with the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). Islamabad’s dreaded agency, ISI has been

Man with links to Babbar Khalsa arrested from Ludhiana village

Ludhiana: The Ludhiana Rural Police claimed to have arrested a man having possible links with terrorist organisation Babbar Khalsa on Wednesday. The police have arrested the accused from his residence at Village Chak near Mullanpur. The arrested person has been identified as Amandeep Singh (27) of Village Chak. Confirming the development Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)

Patiala Insurance Officer held for taking Rs 13 K bribe

Patiala: Punjab vigilance bureau arrested an insurance agent while receiving the bribe of Rs 13,000 for releasing the claim amount, on Wednesday at Patiala. The accused has been identified as Inderpal Singh investigation officer of New Indian Insurance Company at Patiala. Complainant, Gurjit Singh resident of village Kangthala in Patran stated in his complaint that

Kejriwal meets Dhadrianwale

Chandigarh: Delhi Chief Minister ArvindKejriwal today had closed door confabulations with Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale, who was attacked recently, at his headquarter Gurdwara Parmeshwar Dawar in Patiala. “Kejriwal remained with the religious preacher for about 30 minutes,” an AAP spokesman said. Dhadrianwale survived a murderous assault allegedly by men from radical Sikh group Damdami

Several injured in clash between police, Dalits

Sangrur : Several people, including policemen, suffered injuries in a clash that took place on Tuesday at Balad Kalan village near Bhawanigarh in Sangrur district. The clash took place between the police and Dalits, who were opposing the auction of panchayat land (reserved for Scheduled Castes). They were seeking the land on lease at low rates for