• Smriti Irani
    Mar 29, 2015 20:10 IST

    HRD minister for a new education policy by next session

    Union minister for human resource development Smriti Irani on Sunday said the central government was planning to amend the National Education Policy and a new policy would be implemented by the state of the next academic session.

  • Dead body
    Mar 29, 2015 20:18 IST

    Woman killed in road mishap in Nakodar

    The Nakodar Sadar police have booked an unidentified vehicle driver for crushing an unidentified woman to death. Manjit Singh, a resident of Wara Sidhpur village, found a woman's body near the village gate on the Nakodar- Shahkot road and informed the police. Cops reached the spot and took the body to the civil hospital.

  • Children being served the mid-day meal. HT Photo
    Mar 28, 2015 19:37 IST

    Jalandhar DC for cancellation of mid-day meal contract of NGO

    Deputy commissioner KK Yadav has asked the state director general school education to cancel the contract of the non-government organisation (NGO) functioning from Khurla Kingra after sub-standard meals were found to be served from the kitchen.

  • Mar 28, 2015 19:30 IST

    Statements of 13 students recorded, union claims six meetings proved futile

    Even as sub-divisional magistrate Jiwan Jagjot started a probe into cane-charging of students at the Baradari Gardens by recording the statements of 13 students at her office, Punjab Students Union (PSU), the organisation under whose banner the protests were held, has claimed that six meetings with the deputy commissioner and others and failed to yield any result.

  • solid waste treatment plant
    Mar 28, 2015 19:24 IST

    Jalandhar: Effluent treatment plant to come up at leather complex

    The need to ensure proper treatment of effluents from units set up at the Leather Complex on the Kapurthala Road seems to have finally come on the radar of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and a Rs 25 crore new effluent treatment plant (ETP) is likely to be commissioned within a month or so.

  • Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma-n 
    Mar 27, 2015 21:31 IST

    Admn should be sympathetic to protesters: state BJP chief

    Doing a balancing act on the issue of canecharging of students in Nawanshahr on Thursday, Bharatiya Janata Party has issued a note of caution to the administration to be "sympathetic" to demonstrators without condemning the incident.

  • Mar 27, 2015 21:25 IST

    DTO fails to start home delivery documents yet again

    District transport department (DTO) has failed to start its much hyped service of delivering smart-card based licences and other vehicle certificates by the courier at applicants' doorsteps, for the third time in the last two years.

  • Child abuse. HT photo
    Mar 27, 2015 20:08 IST

    Teacher miscarriage: SC panel orders FIR against SI

    National Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Commission vice-chairman Raj Kumar Verka on Friday took a serious note of reports of a teacher’s miscarriage and ordered the registration of an FIR against sub-inspector Bhupinder Singh prior to the investigation, besides constituting a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the cop’s role.

  • Mar 26, 2015 15:40 IST

    Nawanshahr: Police lathicharge students, 12 seriously injured

    A day after cane charging National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) workers at Lambi in Muktsar district, police took the stick to students on Thursday here. More than 12 students, including three girls, have received serious injuries in the incident and been moved to the local hospitals.

  • Child abuse. HT photo
    Mar 26, 2015 22:56 IST

    Teacher miscarriage case: Union demands jail for SI

    Claiming that suspension was ‘too meager a punishment’ for a Jalandhar Police sub-inspector (SI), Bhupinder Singh, who detained a pregnant teacher for four hours on Sunday, allegedly leading to her miscarriage, members of Sikhya Providers Teachers Union have demanded immediate arrest of the sub-inspector.

  • Electricity
    Mar 26, 2015 21:19 IST

    17 govt depts default on power bills, police chief’s office tops list

    As many as 17 government departments located in the district administrative complex have failed to pay electricity bills running into lakhs to the Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL).

  • Mar 25, 2015 22:23 IST

    Dasuya nursing home owner booked for carrying out sex-determination test

    Even as the health department faces criticism for ineffective implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC-PNDT) Act, authorities in Dasuya got a case registered against the owner of a nursing home for conducting a sex-determination test.

  • Mar 25, 2015 22:16 IST

    Detained during Modi visit, teacher blames police for miscarriage

    Even as the Punjab government and its officials showcased Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state on Monday as some sort of an achievement, an 'overzealous' local police force detained a pregnant teacher, a resident of Avtar Nagar for four hours on Sunday, allegedly leading to miscarriage.

  • Farmers
    Mar 25, 2015 22:07 IST

    Rs 8-cr centre of potato excellence to come up in Jalandhar

    To boost potato cultivation in the Doaba region, the Punjab government has decided to set up a potato centre of excellence at Dhogri village in the district in collaboration with The Netherlands.

  • Crime
    Mar 26, 2015 09:42 IST

    Cop suspended for detaining pregnant Jalandhar teacher

    A sub-inspector (SI) has been suspended in connection with the detention of a pregnant teacher on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab. The teacher, Rajni (30), a resident of Avtar Nagar, was detained for four hours on Sunday, allegedly leading to miscarriage.