• 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.

  • Body
    Jul 01, 2015 19:18 IST

    Father chopped to death by son over land dispute

    A 70-year-old man was chopped into two pieces by his son along with his servant in Durgapur village of district on Monday night over a land dispute.The deceased has been identified as Damman Singh, who was a farmer. He had a dispute over distribution of 16-acre land with his younger son Talwinder Singh (40) for the past few years, who is also a former sarpanch of the village.

  • Amritsari food
    Jul 01, 2015 19:01 IST

    At eateries outside Phagwara bus stand, hygiene a casualty

    The health and administrative authorities of Kapurthala district are turning a blind eye to what is happening at eateries outside the Phagwara bus stand. While hygiene norms are given the go-by, adding salt to injury are the high prices being charged from the customers.

  • Army
    Jul 01, 2015 17:59 IST

    Army launches Selection Centre North in Kapurthala

    Army's Selection Centre North with two Service Selection Boards (SSBs) was on Wednesday launched at Kapurthala Military Station in Punjab with an aim to boost recruitment of officers in armed forces.

  • Deputy superintendent of Police Vikramjeet Panthe was attacked by two unidentified assailants on Saturday. HT/Photo
    Jun 30, 2015 22:21 IST

    Attack on Kapurthala DSP: Investigators hint at role of jail staff

    Investigators probing the murderous attack on Kapurthala deputy superintendent of police DSP (jails) Vikramjeet Panthe have hinted towards connivance of an “insider” with jailed criminals who plotted the attack.

  • Capt Amarinder Singh
    Jun 30, 2015 21:13 IST

    All eyes on Captain’s show of strength in Jalandhar on Wednesday

    Amid the tussle for one-upmanship going on in the Punjab unit of the Congress, its deputy leader in Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh is all set to kick-start his rallies as a show of strength from Wednesday, with the first one at Jalandhar Cantonment.

  • Gangrape-N
    Jun 30, 2015 19:34 IST

    Man booked for kidnapping a minor girl

    The Lohian Khas police have booked a youth for kidnapping a minor. Station house officer (SHO) NS Aujla said the accused has been identified as Ajay Kumar of Lohian Khas.

  • The Orbit Bus impounded by the police at Bagapurana Police Station near Moga on Friday. JS Grewal/HT
    Jun 30, 2015 19:29 IST

    Orbit bus driver booked for rash driving

    The Shahkot police have booked Orbit bus driver for driving rash on public road, causing grievous hurt by endangering life or personal safety of others and mischief. Station house officer (SHO) Manjit Singh said the accused has been identified as Mukhwinder Singh of Fide village in Ferozepur.

  • Students of meritorious school in Mohali. HT Photo
    Jun 30, 2015 09:49 IST

    No takers for meritorious school near Hoshiarpur

    The Punjab government’s plan to start an all-girls meritorious school at Talwara in Hoshiarpur district seems to have hit a hurdle.

  • Candidates
    Jun 29, 2015 22:55 IST

    Service selection centre to be operational at Kapurthala from Tuesday

    In an effort to tackle the shortage of officers in the army, it has been decided to set up a service selection centre at Ropar. The Punjab government has handed over 200 acres of land for the purpose to the army.