• Captain Amarinder Singh
    Aug 05, 2015 11:35 IST

    Punjab Congress loses its Dalit face after the death of Chaudhary

    The death of former minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh on Tuesday has created a void in the Punjab Congress that has lost a prominent Dalit face and a key strategist when the party is gearing up to take on the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SDA-BJP) alliance in the 2017 assembly elections.

  • cows
    Aug 04, 2015 21:46 IST

    Fertiliser overuse kills cattle in Kapurthala; 20 dead in a week

    At least 11 animals of a dairy farm here were found dead on Tuesday morning, after a suspected overdose of nitrogen contained in the fodder.

  • Gurkirat Sekhon. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
    Aug 04, 2015 10:47 IST

    Gikki murder: How friends turned foes

    The main accused, Ram Simran Singh Makkar, a former Akali councillor and nephew of former Shiromani Akali Dal legislator from Adampur Sarabjit Singh Makkar, and hotelier Gurkirat Singh Sekhon ‘Gikki’ were childhood friends.

  • Jalandhar
    Aug 04, 2015 21:42 IST

    Jalandhar bags spot in 100 smart cities list

    The state's local bodies department has finally settled on Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Amritsar to be developed under the Centre's 100 smart cities project, and sent the proposal to New Delhi on Monday.

  • Farmers
    Aug 03, 2015 23:25 IST

    Big jolt to farmers as sugar mill owners suspend cane crushing

    The decision of the owners of AB Sugars Limited, Dasuya and Indian Sucrose Limited, Mukerian to suspend the crushing for the upcoming cane season has come as a big jolt to farmers who have already cultivated the crop in thousands of acres of land.

  • TB patient
    Aug 03, 2015 11:02 IST

    Jalandhar civil hospital to get TB diagnostic machine

    The district will soon have an advanced technology for the tuberculosis diagnosis. The CBNAAT (Cartridge Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test) machine recommended by the WHO (World Health Organization) will be made available to city residents free of cost.

  • Drugs
    Aug 02, 2015 19:16 IST

    Four held with 400-gm heroin in Jalandhar

    Officials of the special staff of the commissionerate police arrested four drug peddlers with 400-gm heroin on them at Basti Bawa Khel locality of the city on Sunday. The narcotic is estimated to be valued at `2 crore in the international market.

  • Gangrape-N
    Aug 02, 2015 19:24 IST

    Kapurthala man held for murdering wife

    Police have arrested a man for murdering his 28-year-old wife at his home at Sheikhupur locality in Kapurthala on Sunday night. The accused, Upinder Sharma, suspected his wife of having an illicit relationship, the police added.

  • Kidney racket
    Aug 02, 2015 22:31 IST

    Kidney racket: Raids to be conducted in Delhi, UP

    A day after seizing the records from National Kidney Hospital on Saturday, the city police would conduct raids in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir over the next six days to nab recipients and donors of kidneys involved into racket that was busted on July 31.

  • Indian Judiciary
    Aug 01, 2015 23:04 IST

    Drugs in Kapurthala jail: Officer booked on 9 inmates' complaint

    The charges of drug smuggling and extortion laid against assistant superintendent of police (jails) Karamjit Singh Bhullar are based on the inputs of nine prisoners in Kapurthala.

  • Kidney racket
    Aug 01, 2015 20:37 IST

    Jalandhar kidney racket: 1 more held, records seized from hospital

    The commissionerate police on Saturday seized records from the National Kidney Hospital near BMC Chowk in Jalandhar in connection with the kidney racket they claimed to have busted late Friday, and arrested a helper working with a city-based laboratory.

  • HIV
    Jul 31, 2015 19:55 IST

    Sharp increase in HIV-positive cases in Kapurthala Jail

    The number of HIV-positive inmates at Kapurthala Central Jail has witnessed a sharp increase in the past three years.

  • Drug addiction Kolkata Cops
    Jul 31, 2015 19:01 IST

    Flesh trade racket busted, four arrested

    With the arrest of four persons, including two women, the CIA staff of Jalandhar police commissionerate claimed to have busted a flesh trade racket in the local three-star colony near Lamba Pind Chowk on Friday.

  • Arvind Kejriwal with HS Phoolka
    Jul 31, 2015 20:22 IST

    Rs 25 lakh compensation to martyr Baljit's family too less:AAP leader

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader HS Phoolka on Friday attacked the Punjab government over compensation of Rs 25-lakh announced to martyr's Baljit Singh's family, terming it to be very less.

  • cancer cell
    Jul 30, 2015 19:48 IST

    Jalandhar hospital introduces new cancer therapy machine

    Jalandhar-based Capitol Hospital, a 300-bedded multi-super-speciality hospital, on Thursday announced offering radiotherapy cancer treatment with state of the art TrueBeam. It is a 6-D radiotherapy system that treats a patient with comfort.