• Ranjit Singh Power
    May 31, 2015 20:44 IST

    UK hotelier murder: Cong accuses Punjab govt of failing to maintain law and order

    Hitting out at the Punjab government over the alleged murder of a UK-based NRI hotelier in Jalandhar, Congress on Sunday accused it of failing to maintain law and order in the state.

  • Passport
    May 30, 2015 19:10 IST

    Now, graduates can work as interns with passport offices

    Students in Punjab will get an opportunity to work as interns at regional passport offices in Amritsar and Jalandhar with the ministry of external affairs (MEA) inviting entries from young graduates to apply as ‘passport sewa mitras’.

  • SAD symbol
    May 27, 2015 20:40 IST

    Factionalism in Nawanshahr SAD unit in open

    The simmering factionalism in the local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) unit between a group led by those faithful to Satinder Kaur Kariha and family, and those backing the second group led by SAD leader Charanjeet Singh Brar is out in the open with the two groups holding separate meetings and indulging in gamesmanship. Brar is the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

  • Punjab Congress spokesperson Sukhpal Khaira. HT Photo
    May 28, 2015 22:30 IST

    UK hotelier missing- Congress urges CM to intervene in case

    Senior Congress leader and former MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira has sought the intervention of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal The appalling and mysterious abduction, kidnapping and likely murder of UK hotelier Ranjit Powar has sent shock waves amongst the NRI fraternity across the globe. It has further shaken the already shattered faith of NRI's in the criminal justice system of India, particularly the state of Punjab.

  • Murder, torture, humiliation
    May 27, 2015 20:17 IST

    MC employee ends life, names civic body driver, others in suicide note

    A 54-year-old Class 4 employee with the Jalandhar municipal corporation ended his life by hanging himself from a column beam in the local cremation ground near Chuggiti in the city on Wednesday morning.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    May 26, 2015 21:25 IST

    Police crack blind murder case after 25 days, arrest one

    With arrest of one person, the city police claim to have busted a blind murder case of Jiwan Lal (44), a resident of Butta village whose dead body was found in an abandoned plot near Wadala Chowk in Nakodar road of city on April 30.

  • Dead body
    May 25, 2015 17:51 IST

    Man kills wife over suspected illicit relations in Jalandhar

    A 28-year-old mason on Monday allegedly killed his wife suspecting her of having an illicit relationship with a man at Sheetal Nagar locality of the city.

  • May 24, 2015 21:34 IST

    Wild animals damage crops in Phillaur villages, farmers worried

    At a time when the maize crop is ready for the harvest, wild animals have caused significant damages to the crop in various villages of Phillaur subdivision in the district in the past one month.

  • May 23, 2015 21:42 IST

    Jalandhar-Barnala road four-laning project moves, three dists give NOC

    The much-awaited Rs 2,000-crore four-laning project on the Jalandhar-Barnala highway has moved a step closer to execution, with the administration of three districts giving no-objection certificates (NOCs) to the central public works department, the executing agency, under the Forest Rights Act.

  • May 22, 2015 21:00 IST

    PTU PhD entrance test: Students, parents allege discrepancies

    Students who appeared in the recently held PhD entrance examination of Punjab Technical University (PTU) along with their parents have raised questions over the way test was conducted, pointing to gross mismanagement.

  • BMW 530d
    May 21, 2015 21:45 IST

    Man arrested for sodomising, murdering 10-year-old nephew

    Police on Thursday claimed to have solved the murder of a 10-year-old boy with the arrest of his uncle. The victim, a native of Bihar, was sodomised before being strangled to death here on Monday. His body was found in his room. A first information report (FIR) had been registered on the basis of the statement of the victim's father.

  • Remand
    May 21, 2015 20:34 IST

    Congress nurtured Adanis, Ambanis, says Naidu

    Launching a blistering attack on the Congress for calling the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a party of "a few big corporates", Union minister for urban development and parliamentary affairs Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said it was the Congress that had nurtured the corporates in a big way.

  • Venkaiah Naidu
    May 20, 2015 23:59 IST

    Punjab: NHRC asks state human rights body to take notice of missing children

    National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Punjab State Human Rights commission (PSHRC) to take action into the case of 35 missing children - 24 girls and 11 boys - who were missing under mysterious circumstances, some from as long as January 2013.

  • May 20, 2015 21:27 IST

    BJP's national SC cell chief admits diversion of funds in Punjab

    Claiming that there is diversion of funds allocated for the welfare of Dalits in Punjab too like in many other states, BJP's national president for Scheduled Castes (SC) Morcha Dushyant Kumar Gautam on Wednesday said the NDA government is soon developing a mechanism to stop such diversion of funds from the SC welfare schemes by the states.

  • Dead body
    May 19, 2015 22:07 IST

    10-yr-old boy sodomised, strangled to death in Kapurthala

    A 10-year-old boy was sodomised before being strangulated to death at Laxmi Nagar locality of the city on Monday, police said.