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  • Supreme Court
    May 27, 2015 16:43 IST

    SC notice to Jindal law school students over sexual abuse

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to three students of Jindal Global Law School in Haryana who are accused of perpetrating sexual abuses on a junior BBA/MBA course student. The notice will be served on the three students -- Hardik Sikri, Vikas Garg and Karan Chhabra -- through jail superintendent in Sonipat as they are in judicial custody.

  • Life convict Dharampal, who is lodged in the Ambala Central jail, nearly missed the gallows. Gurpreet Singh/HT
    May 27, 2015 10:18 IST

    Having escaped gallows, life convict takes to designing clothes

    The walk from chakki, the condemned cell (prison cell in which those sentenced to death await execution) to the gallows at the Ambala Central Jail is very short. But life convict Dharampal of Shahpur Turk in Sonepat, whose mercy petition was rejected by the President in 2013, did not walk the distance for about 18 years. Not that he did not have the courage, but because he was not allowed to move out of the solitary confinement before the execution day.

  • court canada
    May 27, 2015 16:34 IST

    Chandigarh imposes complete ban on nicotine sale

    Chandigarh has imposed a ban on nicotine sale. Earlier, Punjab was the only state where there was a complete ban on nicotine.

  • Indian Judiciary
    May 27, 2015 13:09 IST

    HC stays Haryana govt notification of keeping 20% seats for Class III, Class IV SC employees in departmental promotions

    HC stays Haryana govt notification of keeping 20% seats for Class III, Class IV SC employees in departmental promotions

  • May 27, 2015 16:09 IST

    Badals' resort controversy: HC notice to Punjab CM on an application filed to implead him as party

    Badals' resort controversy: HC notice to Punjab CM on an application filed to implead him as party

  • Junior world boxing champion Mandeep Kaur in Ludhiana district
    May 27, 2015 10:21 IST

    Boxing star Mandeep Kaur eyes Olympic gold

    Local girl Mandeep Kaur Sandhu, 16, who won the gold medal in the Junior World Boxing Championship at Taipei (Taiwan) last week, eys the yellow metal in the 2020 Olympics. She wants to win it for the country and particularly for the man who opened the Sher-e-Punjab Sports Academy in her village, Chakar, in Ludhiana district.

  • Ranjit Singh Power
    May 26, 2015 23:18 IST

    Missing Indian-origin hotelier's family offers £25,000 reward

    The family of an Indian-origin British hotelier feared kidnapped while on a business trip to Punjab has offered a reward of 25,000 pounds to trace his whereabouts.

  • Violence against women
    May 26, 2015 20:44 IST

    Ludhiana man stabs wife 14 times in full public view

    Suspecting his estranged wife of infidelity, a local scrap dealer stabbed her 14 times in full public view on Monday at GMT Colony in Basti Jodhewal area here. Police got there and arrested accused Kamal Kumar of Kailash Nagar under Sections 397 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code. Injured Deepika (28) was moved into the Ludhaina Civil Hospital, where doctors referred her to Rajendra Hospital in Patiala.

  • Indian Judiciary
    May 26, 2015 20:41 IST

    Delhi high court grants interim bail to two 1984 riots convict

    Delhi high court on Tuesday granted interim bail of 60 days to Captain Bhagmal, one of the three convicts serving life term in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, on medical grounds.

  • Students appearing for 10+2 exams of Punjab School Education Board in Jalandhar. Pardeep Pandit/HT
    May 26, 2015 17:22 IST

    SC unwilling to order fresh AIPMT exams due to irregularities

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed unwillingness to hold the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) afresh following alleged irregularities in the May 3 examination and directed the Haryana police to expedite its probe to track the beneficiaries.

  • Meenakshi Lekhi
    May 26, 2015 17:51 IST

    Set AIIMS at a place accessible to 3 regions of J&K: Lekhi

    In a damage control mode over the reported shifting of proposed AIIMS to Kashmir region from Jammu, BJP on Tuesday suggested that the medical institute must be set up at a place accessible to all three regions of the state.

  • CBSE class 12 results: Poonam Yadav and Gurwinder Singh Saini scored 98.8% marks
    May 25, 2015 20:48 IST

    CBSE class 12 results: Mahendragarh girl, Jalandhar boy bag all India third rank

    He regrets about not getting the additional two marks which could have made him the India topper in CBSE class 12 exams along with M Gayatri of New Green Field School in New Delhi, who scored 496 marks out of 500. However, Jalandhar-boy Gurwinder Singh Saini, who scored 494 marks, is quite happy bagging the all India third rank along with Poonam Kumari of Mahendragarh (Haryana) and N Nishok Kumar of Chennai.

  • Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu-n
    May 25, 2015 20:08 IST

    Bittu injured as police cane-charge Congmen in Ludhiana

    Nearly 20 Congress leaders, including Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu and MLAs Bharat Bhushan Ashu and Rakesh Pandey, were injured on Monday as the police cane-charged partymen who were protesting 'anti-people' policies of the state government at the mini-secretariat here.

  • Student Esther with Gurnimrat Sidhu. Photo courtesy: University of Oxford
    May 25, 2015 23:38 IST

    Oxford award for ‘inspirational’ Punjabi-origin teacher

    Gurnimrat Sidhu, a teacher at Oaks Park High School in Ilford, is among the 12 teachers honoured as ‘inspirational teachers’ by the University of Oxford as part of an awards scheme designed to recognise excellent teachers from state schools and colleges.

  • Robert Vadra
    May 25, 2015 22:11 IST

    Vadra praises Sikh man for saving young boy in Auckland

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra has praised an Indian Sikh man who made international headlines after he broke religious protocol by removing his turban to help a profusely bleeding child in New Zealand.