May 10

Mand supporters climbed up the towers demanding his release

Patiala: Creating high-voltage drama, supporters of Dhian Singh Mand, the interim jathedar appointed by the organisers of Sarbat Khalsa at Chabba village near Amritsar in November last year, climbed on various mobile towers in Patiala, on Tuesday. In a bid to protest against the arrest of Mand, Amarjit Singh and Karamjit Singh resident of village

Father strangles his daughters over illicit relation in Sangrur

Sangrur: In an inhuman act, a father was booked for killing his two daughters due to his illicit relations, on Monday in Sangrur. The accused has been identified as Gora Singh native of village Fatehgarh in Lehragag in Sangrur. The accused father with a motive to remove the evidence had criminated his both the daughters

Four killed, nine injured in road accident at Khanna

Khanna: Four killed and nine injured when a Volvo bus rammed into a tractor-trolley late night on Monday, at Khanna. The deceased have been identified as Nasim, Pardeep, Chota and Inshad natives of Uttar Pradesh and residing at Khanna. Imlakh one of the injured persons said that they were returning from the Hoisarpur when the

DC Nawanshahr conducts surprise check in govt offices

Nawanshahr: Tightening its noose against latecomers and to curb absenteeism in government offices, DC Vipul Ujwal and ADC Paramjit Singh today conducted surprise checks in various offices in the district. Apart from checking various registers including the attendance register etc, the district officers sought feedback from the public regarding the functioning of the respective offices.

DC Nawanshahr directs the private schools to set up Grievances Redressal Cell

Nawanshahr: Keeping in view the complaint filed by the Kandi Human Rights Society against the charges of exorbitant fees and funds, forcing parents to buy text books and uniforms by the management of a Balachaur-based private school, Mount Carmel School, the Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujwal today convened a meeting with the representatives of the NGO

HC asks Punjab to clear its stand on MSP

Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the Punjab government to make its stand clear on the minimum support price (MSP) relating to sunflower seeds and maize. Apart from this, the High Court also directed the Haryana government to tell the court would it purchase the entire stock of Bajra and sunflower or

Jails to become virtual ‘correction homes’ soon, announces Sukhbir

Chandigarh: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday reiterated his commitment to turn the state jails as virtual ‘Correction Homes’ by ensuring implementation of Jail manual in true letter and spirit and asked ADGP (Prisons) to take all required steps to check any illegal activity especially usage of drugs or mobile phones in jails by

Sampla should explain delay in post-matric SC scholarship scheme grant: Jakhar

Senior congress leader Sunil Jakhar said that Rs 774.53 crore grant was not given to the SC students Jalandhar: Former CLP leader Sunil Jakhar on Monday cornered BJP Punjab President and Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla over the delay in issuing Rs 774.53 crore grant of Post Matric SC Scholarship

Congress demands High court monitored probe into Punjab turning gangland: Channi

Sultanpur Lodhi/ Jalandhar: Punjab Congress Legislature Party leader Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday demanded Punjab and Haryana High Court monitored probe into the state having turned into gangland and apprehended that the ruling SAD-BJP combine would use such gangs to create fear psychosis among people in the ensuing assembly elections.  Addressing a gathering at the

Popular Punjabi singer K Deep of ‘Posti’ fame honored

Watch Videos Below Ludhiana: Renowned Punjabi singer K Deep was felicitated here today by Punjabi Sabhayachar Akademi, Ludhiana, on Monday. The felicitation ceremony was held in view of first Shiv Kumar Batalvi Award conferred on him at Batala for his contribution to Punjabi music and for singing Batalvi’s poems. It may be mentioned here that

Pb Cong activists detained ahead of march against drug trafficking

Phagwara: Around 30 Congress activists were detained today ahead of their march to gherao the residence of Chief Parliamentary Secretary Som Parkash for his alleged links with a drug racketeer, police said. The activists, who were protesting against Parkash for allegedly patronising a BJP drug racketeer, were stopped at Hargobindnar road and National highway 1,

Rocky’s sister to contest assembly elections

Chandigarh: Sister of gangster turned politician Jaswinder Singh alias Rocky, who was shot dead at Parwanoo, will contest the assembly elections. Rajdeep Kaur made this announcement at the ‘bhog’ ceremony of Rocky at Fazilka, where the other politicians were also present. Rocky contested the last assembly election against the Punjab health minister Surjit Singh Jyani and

No adverse report about Punjabis held hostage by ISIS: Singh

Kottayam (Ker): There is no “adverse” report about the 40 people from Punjab held hostage in Iraq by ISIS militants and a Catholic priest from Kerala abducted by the same group in Yemen, the Centre said on Sunday. “There is no confirmation whether he is dead or he is alive….Anything adverse is not there,” Minister of

Duty Day should be observed in Bhai Ghanaiya’s memory: Khanna

Anandpur Sahib: Even as World Red Cross Day is observed every year on May 8 in the memory of Sir Henri Dunant, but 159 years ago before Sir Henry Dunant, a devotee Sikh Bhai Ghanaiya initiated the selfless service to the humanity from the holy land of Anandpur Sahib. He was the man who did

Notorious sharpshooter dares police, rivals on Facebook

Ludhiana: Facing 28 criminal cases, including 18 murder cases, notorious sharpshooter and the main accused in Sarpanch Ravi Khawajke’s murder, Davinder Bambhia has again surfaced on the social networking site Facebook and openly challenged the Punjab Police. Davinder updated his Facebook status a few hours after the Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora revealed the

Faridkot-based gangster Deva murdered in broad daylight

Bathinda: A Faridkot-based gangster Devinder Kumar Deva was shot dead near Gandhi School in Faridkot city on Sunday morning. Two unidentified motorcyclists pumped four bullets in his chest, which led to his killing. The incident has been captured in the CCTV cameras installed nearby, as learnt. Deva was reportedly facing 10 criminal cases, which included his alleged

Inspired by ‘Crime Patrol’, cousin, friends killed Jaskirat, claim police

Kapurthala: Local police claimed to have cracked 14-year-old Jaskirat Singh’s kidnapping and murder case with the arrest of the deceased’s cousin and two of his friends, who are all Class XII students. The three accused have been identified as Jaskaran’s cousin Parvinderjeet Singh Shelly, a resident of Model Town, Kapurthala; Rajwinder Singh Raja, resident of Harnam Nagar,

Off the cuff

Credibility of poll surveys! It has become a regular practice when the elections are around to publicise the exit poll surveys, needless to mention that only those which are in one’s favour. Though Punjab is to see the elections early next year, these surveys have created a buzz in the market. And ironically, every survey

Never defended or gave clean chit to Tytler: Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh said he had not “defended or given a clean chit” to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler over the latter’s alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi. “It is wrong to say that I had ever defended or given clean chit to Jagdish Tytler. It is for the investigating agencies

Kejriwal should come clean on state’s territorial issues if he can, says Badal

Nawanshahar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday dared the AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal make his stand clear on Punjab’s territorial issues before the Punjabis. Addressing the people during the conclusion of his three-day long Sangat Darshan programme Nawanshahar Assembly constituency, the Chief Minister said that Kejriwal should desist from befooling the innocent people of