• This agricultural land, owned by the Jodhwal village panchayat near Macchiwara in Ludhiana district
    Jul 06, 2015 22:06 IST

    Illegal mining rampant in Hoshiarpur’s Kandi belt

    Illegal sand mining is rampant on a large scale in the Kandi belt of the district under alleged political patronage, posing a serious threat to the existence of several villages in the area.

  • UGC norms
    Jul 06, 2015 21:54 IST

    Kanya Mahavidyalaya gets UGC’s heritage institution tag

    The University Grants Commission (UGC) has conferred Kanya Mahavidyalaya (KMV), Jalandhar, with the title of heritage institution.

  • gangster arrest
    Jul 06, 2015 10:59 IST

    Shootout in Jalandhar; cop hurt, 3 'behind attack on DSP' held

    After a 90-minute shootout in which a cop was injured, three accused in the June 27 murderous attack on deputy superintendent of police (jails) Vikramjeet Panthe were arrested here on Monday.

  • Senior BJP leader and an MLA from Jalandhar Manoranjan Kalia
    Jul 05, 2015 22:07 IST

    BJP MLA opposes shifting of AIIMS to Bhatinda

    A BJP leader on Sunday opposed the Punjab government's decision to shift AIIMS, proposed in Kapurthala district, to Bhatinda.

  • Farmers hold a protest against the government in favour of their demands in Amritsar on Tuesday. Sameer Sehgal/HT
    Jul 05, 2015 21:35 IST

    SSA-RMSA teacher union holds protest

    Members of the SSA/RMSA teacher union held a protest rally against the state government on Sunday and condemned the Director General of School Education (DGSE) for his alleged irresponsible behaviour with them.

  • UPSC, civil services
    Jul 05, 2015 14:02 IST

    UPSC exam: 469th rank for Jalandhar girl

    While girls have outshone boys in the country in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services exam results announced on Saturday by grabbing top four slots for this year, the region’s girls have also proved their mettle.

  • Jhelum
    Jul 04, 2015 20:24 IST

    Couple drown in Unchi Bassi river

    A couple who had reportedly gone to immerse some stuff in flowing water, drowned in Unchi Bassi river near Dasuya on Saturday.The woman's body was found soon, but the search for her husband was on till late evening. The deceased have been identified as Sukhdev Singh (45), a private security guard and his wife Joginder Kaur (42). They hailed from Sajjna village.

  • Jail inmates
    Jul 04, 2015 20:55 IST

    To curb use of mobile phones, Punjab jails go digital

    To prevent unauthorised use of mobile phones in Punjab jails and to monitor phone calls by inmates, the state prison department has installed prison call system in all 23 jails of the state.

  • Member parliament Chaudhary Santokh Singh
    Jul 04, 2015 19:48 IST

    Shifting of AIIMS to Bathinda is injustice with the region: Jal MP

    Terming the setting up of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Bathinda as 'another injustice" with the Doaba region, local MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh said he would strongly rake up the issue in Parliament in the current session and the party would not tolerate such a 'step-motherly' treatment to the people of Doaba.

  • Indian Rupee
    Jul 03, 2015 19:28 IST

    Centre stops backward region grant to Hoshiarpur

    The district has suffered a major by the Centre's decision to discontinue the Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) scheme. Funds released under the programme were used to fill critical gaps in local infrastructure and supplement ongoing development works. Hoshiarpur was the only district in the state which was selected under the plan on account of its backwardness and conformity to other parameters.

  • Woman applying for aadhaar card
    Jul 03, 2015 19:06 IST

    Special camps to link Aadhaar with voter I-cards on July 5

    To ensure that 100% voters in the district link their voter identity cards with Aadhaar cards, the district administration will organise special camps at polling stations across the district on July 5 from 9am to 5pm.

  • govt toilets
    Jul 02, 2015 19:11 IST

    No open defecation at 100 villages by Oct 2

    Under the 'Swachh Bharat Mission', 100 villages of the district are to be made 'open defecation free' (ODF) by October 2 this year.The list includes Adamwl and Budhawar, the villages adopted by Rajya Sabha member Avinash Rai Khanna and union minister of state Vijay Sampla respectively, under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna. To achieve this target, a workshop was organised at the mini secretariat on Wednesday under the chairmanship of deputy commissioner (DC) Anindita Mitra in which officials of the water supply and sanitation department highlighted the risks involved in defecating in the open.

  • Dead body
    Jul 02, 2015 18:38 IST

    Wife, paramour, 2 others held for killing man

    The rural police have busted a case pertaining to alleged blind murder of truck driver Kuldeep Singh, 38, late on June 15 in Patar Kalan village. Kuldeep's wife, her paramour and two others have been arrested on Wednesday.

  • Capt Amarinder Singh was backed by the Congress leadership of Doaba region.
    Jul 01, 2015 22:40 IST

    Backed by Doaba Congress leaders, Captain launches Punjab tour

    Virtually projecting himself as Punjab's next chief minister, Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Captain Amarinder Singh kick-started his statewide mass campaign with a well-attended rally in Jalandhar Cantonment on Wednesday.

  • The next rally under Captain's mass campaign will be held at Gurdaspur
    Jul 01, 2015 21:48 IST

    In poll mode, Amarinder projects self as CM candidate

    Former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh here on Wednesday declared that in case the Congress formed the next government in the state under his leadership, the money sanctioned for the Shagun scheme would be increased from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 and the old-age and social security pensions would be increased from Rs 250 to Rs 2,000.