• potato
    Apr 02, 2015 09:47 IST

    Spud is dud; glut, price slump hit potato farmers

    Sown when it looked profitable, potato has become a loss-maker in the selling season after hitting a sudden price slump because of glut. Untimely rain already has damaged 5 to 7% of the crop in the region.

  • Medical Insurance
    Mar 31, 2015 22:28 IST

    Health services affected as 500 employees go on strike

    The agitation of National Health Mission (NHM) employees has adversely affected health services here.Pre-natal and anti-natal services are worst hit by the strike.

  • Father-in-law of the teacher briefing Punjab Mahila Congress president Kittu Grewal
    Mar 31, 2015 21:21 IST

    Rahul's team meets teacher who suffered miscarriage

    A four-member Congress team representing party vice-president Rahul Gandhi has met Dalit teacher Rajni (30), who had miscarriage after more than four hours of police detention that was to keep her from protesting during the Prime Minister's latest visit to Punjab.

  • Child abuse. HT photo
    Mar 30, 2015 20:39 IST

    Jalandhar: SHO suspended in teacher miscarriage case

    Bhargo camp station house officer (SHO) Joginder Pal Singh, who had sent cops to bring a pregnant teacher to the police station on March 22, was suspended here on Monday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sonia Gandhi
    Mar 28, 2015 22:50 IST

    Sonia's Tuesday visit to Sultanpur Lodhi postponed on weather forecast

    The scheduled visit of Congress president Sonia Gandhi to Sultanpur Lodhi on March 31 has been postponed due to the bad weather forecast on that day.

  • Sukhbir Singh Badal, deputy chief minister Punjab. HT Photo
    Mar 28, 2015 22:22 IST

    ADGP (law and order) to probe cane-charging, Jalandhar teacher detention

    Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has announced that the state's assistant deputy general of police (ADGP), law and order, Dinkar Gupta, will inquire into the role of the department into three recent incidents of cops using force to quell protests across the state.

  • 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.

  • Cane charge on students in Nawanshahar. HT Photo
    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.

  • driving
    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.

  • 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.