May 11

Team Insaaf uses private school students for political gains, DEO to seek explanation from school principal

Ludhiana: To get publicity in media, Team Insaaf led by Independent MLA Bains brothers took the help of students of private school while protesting against the cable Network Company and Punjab government at Gill Road on Wednesday. The protest was said to be sponsored by a television channel network against Punjab Cable network and availing

Flash floods Shimla: NDRF launched search operation for five persons

Shimla: The five persons, who went missing in the flash floods on Tuesday evening, in Chevdi village in Sunni in Shimla district, were not traceable after day long search by the Police, Home Guards and Fire Brigade departments. The rescue teams could however recover the Scorpio from the debris in Loti nalla. Deputy Commissioner, Shimla,

Book `Sachkhand Sri Harimandir Sahib’ authored by Ranjodh Singh released

Ludhiana: Multilingual book, `Sachkhand Sri Harimandir Sahib’, authored by Ramgarhia Educational Council’s president Ranjodh Singh, was launched here today. He apprised the audience of his latest book through visual presentation and averred that it has been translated into French, Spanish and Dutch besides Punjabi, Hindi and English. “The book focuses on delivering a lucid account

1.961 kg of gold seized at Amritsar Airport

Amritsar: The Customs department seized1.961 kg of gold from a Qatar Airways flight here at Sri Guru Ramdas International Airport today. Confirming the seizure, a Customs official said that Qatar Airways flight QR 548 had arrived from Doha. During checking, unclaimed gold coins were found from the toilet of the plane. The official added that

Hand grenade found at Moga

Moga: Panic gripped among residents and administration when a farmer found hand grenade in his land at village Dhurkot Ranseh in Moga, on Wednesday. Gurmel Singh farmer and owner of the piece of land witnessed the grenade when he was working with agricultural tools. Soon after receiving the information the senior police officials among bomb

One rank promotion awarded to four cops

Kartarpur: State Director General of Police Suresh Arora on Tuesday visited Kartarpur Police Station and awarded four police personnel with one rank promotions. The personnel given promotions include ASI Sikander Singh, in-charge of Panchranga police post who successfully nabbed three members of a loot gang operating in Doaba region who snatched the Mahindra XUV vehicle

CM asks DGP not to brook any laxity

Muktsar: Perturbed over the reports of gangwars in Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said the state government was keeping a strict vigil over such incidents took place in the recent past and assured the law and order would be maintained at any cost. Badal also mentioned that the DGP was strongly instructed

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