• A file photo of Kapurthala Modern Jail. HT Photo
    Sep 04, 2015 19:48 IST

    19 deaths over past four months in Kapurthala jail raises alarm

    With another inmate committing suicide by hanging himself from the washroom grill at Modern Jail in Kapurthala on Friday, the number of deaths on the jail premises over the past four months has swelled to 19, calling into question the security processes and system being followed by the authorities.

  • highway
    Sep 04, 2015 19:54 IST

    Road from BMC Chowk to bus stand to open in week

    There will be relief for commuters in the city as the road leading to the bus stand from the BMC Chowk is expected to be opened for the public within a week. The road had been closed for the past month as a sewerage line was being laid in the area and commuters had to walk through a congested area to reach the bus stand.

  • Police officials questioning
    Sep 03, 2015 11:51 IST

    Kidney racket: Arrest imminent, owners apply for anticipatory bail

    The owner couple of the National Kidney Hospital on Wednesday applied for anticipatory bail in a local court in the kidney racket the city police claimed to have busted about a month ago.

  • Senior citizens
    Sep 02, 2015 21:26 IST

    Youth migrating abroad, JIT proposes old age home in Jalandhar

    Keeping in mind the rise in the number of youth migrating abroad over the years and their elderly left to fend for themselves back home, the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) has proposed a senior citizens' home in Jalandhar.

  • Dead body
    Sep 01, 2015 21:41 IST

    Seven deaths every month on Jalandhar-Panipat stretch on NH-1

    On an average seven persons have lost their lives in road accidents on the incomplete and delayed six-lane stretch of Panipat-Jalandhar section on the National Highway-1 every month from January, 2012 to April, 2015, a majority of them as a result of over speeding and careless driving.

  • farmers block traffic
    Sep 02, 2015 13:38 IST

    Farmers block national highway in Jalandhar for 6 hours

    Commuters faced the heat as thousands of farmers - demanding clearance of dues for sugarcane growers - blocked national highway-1 at Paragpur on the outskirts of the city and also organised a dharna on the track near the Jalandhar Cantonment railway station on Wednesday.

  • kidney racket jalandhar
    Aug 31, 2015 23:05 IST

    Kidney racket: Finally, cops book National Kidney Hospital owners

    A month after the city police claimed to have busted a kidney racket being run from the National Kidney Hospital, Jalandhar, the special investigation team (SIT) on Monday booked the owner couple of the city-based healthcare facility.

  • Kamal Sharma
    Aug 31, 2015 22:17 IST

    Ready to face any probe by state or central agencies : Kamal Sharma

    Punjab BJP president Kamal Sharma, who once asked some Akali leaders to resign after their names cropped up in drug investigations, has been put in a spot by own drug-tainted associates.

  • A file photo of Kapurthala Modern Jail. HT Photo
    Aug 31, 2015 21:31 IST

    Kapurthala jail inmate dies, kin allege torture, hold protest

    Family members and relatives of a 27-year-old inmate, who died in the Kapurthala Modern Jail after his health deteriorated suddenly on Monday morning, held a demonstration for nearly two hours, keeping the deceased's body on the road, resulting in a traffic jam outside the local civil hospital.

  • Polythene
    Aug 31, 2015 21:21 IST

    Hoshiarpur MC bans plastic bags, Rs 1 lakh penalty on violaters

    Taking a serious note of rising pollution and choking of drains, the Hoshiarpur municipal corporation on Monday decided to enforce the ban on polythene bags and impose Rs 1 lakh penalty on violators.

  • Deputy superintendent of Police Vikramjeet Panthe was attacked by two unidentified assailants on Saturday. HT/Photo
    Aug 30, 2015 22:23 IST

    Attack on DSP Jails in Jalandhar, mastermind still at large

    Even after interrogating 15 gangsters for murderous attack on deputy superintendent of police (jails) Vikramjeet Panthe on June 27 this year, the city police have failed to trace "mastermind" who had hatched the conspiracy.

  • Garbage dump
    Aug 31, 2015 11:12 IST

    Modern dump to be functional in two weeks

    The municipal corporation (MC) project under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for creating modern dump at various places in the city is going to be operational within fortnight. As a trial, the very first modern dump was being made at Partap Bagh Nagar and is almost at the finishing stage.

  • A Hindu man and a Muslim girl have committed suicide in Muzaffarnagar.
    Aug 30, 2015 22:11 IST

    Harassed over false dowry charges, 60-yr-old ends life

    A 60-year-old man committed suicide by consuming celphos tablets at his home in Manawali village in Phagwara on Friday. The Phagwara police have booked five persons for abetment to suicide in the case on Sunday.

  • Onion humour dominated Facebook, Twitter and messaging apps even as the celebrated Raksha Bandhan. Photo Courtesy Facebook.
    Aug 29, 2015 15:53 IST

    Online onion humour brings tears of joy on Raksha Bandhan

    Even as social media remained abuzz with Raksha Bandhan wishes on Saturday, there was a surge of jokes on the rising onion prices in the country under Narendra Modi’s leadership on Facebook, Twitter and mobile messaging applications such as WhatsApp. Messages such as “Parmatma aap ki jholi pyazon se bhar de” and “pya (r)z lo, pyaz do” kept circulating along with the festival wishes.

  • Civil Hospital, Jalandhar. HT Photo
    Aug 29, 2015 21:58 IST

    Kideney racket: Police summons owners of hospital

    The problems for owners of National Kidney Hospital are set to increase as the city police have again summoned them with records on Monday to corroborate it with report of the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) that has arrived on Friday evening with the police.