May 23

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

Chandumajra calls for revision in norms for crop insurance

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) General Secretary and party MP from Anandpur Sahib Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra has pleaded with the Narendra Modi government to change norms for crop insurance and compensation to farmers in case of crop damage due to natural calamities as the situation in Punjab was different from other states. He raised

BJP can’t claim representation of Punjab Hindus: Manish Tewari

Jalandhar: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Manish Tewari on Sunday said that the BJP had no right to claim representation of the interests of Hindus in Punjab or safeguarding these. “A common Hindu in Punjab feels that the BJP in the state has been reduced to the status of a minority morcha of

Badal govt shielding culprits in Dhadrianwale case: Channi

Chandigarh: Congress Legislature Party leader Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday accused the Parkash Singh Badal government of ‘shielding real culprits’ involved in the attack on Sikh preacher Baba Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale on May 17. He alleged that it was ‘known’ that the vehicles and weapons used in the crime were ‘registered in the name of

Khaki needs to be starched!

In this simmering hot weather when politics is also there in the air, a subject-law and order situation in Punjab-is being discussed all around. Though the state Home Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal sounds much confident in projecting Punjab as the safest and peaceful state in the country with holding the NCRB

Off the cuff

Confession by Taksal men puts cops in a fix Though the Ludhiana police claims to have arrested eight persons involved in the attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwala, they prefer to keep mum on the affiliation of those arrested with any group or organisation. Trouble arose for the men in khaki when the arrested

Married woman commits suicide in Ludhiana

Ludhiana: A married woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging self at her in laws house in Jammu Colony of the city on Sunday. The deceased woman Jagpreet Kaur (24) was reportedly alone as her in laws were not present in the house when she took the extreme step. The police said the parents of Jagpreet had

Intense heat wave scorches Haryana, Pb; Hisar simmers at 47.5

Chandigarh: Mercury in Hisar soared to 47.5degrees as intense heat wave swept Haryana and Punjab today. In Haryana, extreme heat prevailed in Narnaul that recorded the maximum temperature at 45 degrees. Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rohtak and Bhiwani also recorded their respective maximums between 42 and 46 degrees, the MeT office said. In Punjab, Amritsar had a

Eve-Teasers assault Dailt family for complaining against them, family protests

Sangrur: A Dalit family staged protest against the local administration for not taking action against the eve teasers, on Sunday, at village Lehra Gaga in Sangrur. The protesters raised slogans against the administration and blocked the National Highway (NH)- 64 for couple of hours. While narrating the story to media, family members of victims said

Father kills daughter over suspicion having Boyfriend

Mansa: In a brutal killing where a father murdered his daughter over the suspicion of her relation with some boy, on Sunday at Mansa. The accused father identified as Baljit Singh native of village Dalelwala in Mansa. Ramandeep Kaur mother of the deceased said that the accused slit the throat of her daughter with agricultural

Refrain from defaming state, Harsimrat warns AAP, Cong

Bathinda: Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday cautioned the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to refrain from defaming Punjab in the name of drug abuse. She said that whosoever will try to tarnish the image of state on issue of drugs, without any evidence, would face strict action and would be brought

Dy CM to parents: No school can loot you on any pretext

Chandigarh: Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Badal on Saturday held a meeting with the Parents Association Jalandhar at Redisson Hotel and assured the parents to form a Regulatory Authority through an ordinance in the next Assembly Session. According to the Parents Association, Sukhbir Badal has assured them of taking care of this issue on

Tony Batish bids adieu, causes irreparable loss to theatre

Bathinda: Tony Batish, a well-known committed Punjabi theatre director and playwright, passed away on Saturday. After suffering from a severe attack, the doctors had declared his brain dead few days back. He took the last breath in a private hospital here. Peole from all walks of life including politicians from different parties termed it an

CBSE class XII results: Jalandhar girl first in state

Jalandhar girl Anchal Jain from commerce stream stood first in Punjab while Naman Aggarwal from non medical stream stood second in the state Jalandhar: Jalandhar girl Anchal Jain has topped in Punjab by scoring 98 percent marks in aggregate and third position in the North Zone in the CBSE Class XII examinations results, which were declared

‘Dhadrianwale will face dire consequences if he again speaks against Damdami Taksal chief’, warns accused in attack case

Ludhiana: High drama was witnessed at court complex here when the four persons allegedly involved in attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale was produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate on Saturday afternoon. Amid the heavy security cover and slogans rising in the favour of Damdami Taksal, the arrested persons blast Dhadrianwale for speaking

National Seminar on:” Female Foeticide – Society,Health and Literature” organised at Nawanshahr

Nawanshahr: Sandhu Nursing Institute, Nawanshahr in collaboration with the Punjabi Academy, Delhi organised a one day national seminar on female foeticide here on Saturday. Jarnail Singh, MLA and Vice Chairman, Punjabi Academy, Delhi was the chief guest and Dr. S.S. Nijhar, President Shiv Kumar Batalvi Art and Culture Association, Batala was the guest of honour.

MC Khanna strict on wastage of water

Ludhiana: Khanna: The local municipal authorities have challaned half a dozen shops and houses for indulging into wastage of water. Confirming this, Amarjit, an official of Municipal Committee, Khanna, said the first timer violator was being fined at Rs.2000.A person indulging into violation for the next time was being fined at