• kidney racket jalandhar
    Aug 31, 2015 23:05 IST

    Kidney racket: Finally, cops book National Kidney Hospital owners

    A month after the city police claimed to have busted a kidney racket being run from the National Kidney Hospital, Jalandhar, the special investigation team (SIT) on Monday booked the owner couple of the city-based healthcare facility.

  • Kamal Sharma
    Aug 31, 2015 22:17 IST

    Ready to face any probe by state or central agencies : Kamal Sharma

    Punjab BJP president Kamal Sharma, who once asked some Akali leaders to resign after their names cropped up in drug investigations, has been put in a spot by own drug-tainted associates.

  • A file photo of Kapurthala Modern Jail. HT Photo
    Aug 31, 2015 21:31 IST

    Kapurthala jail inmate dies, kin allege torture, hold protest

    Family members and relatives of a 27-year-old inmate, who died in the Kapurthala Modern Jail after his health deteriorated suddenly on Monday morning, held a demonstration for nearly two hours, keeping the deceased's body on the road, resulting in a traffic jam outside the local civil hospital.

  • Polythene
    Aug 31, 2015 21:21 IST

    Hoshiarpur MC bans plastic bags, Rs 1 lakh penalty on violaters

    Taking a serious note of rising pollution and choking of drains, the Hoshiarpur municipal corporation on Monday decided to enforce the ban on polythene bags and impose Rs 1 lakh penalty on violators.

  • Garbage dump
    Aug 31, 2015 11:12 IST

    Modern dump to be functional in two weeks

    The municipal corporation (MC) project under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for creating modern dump at various places in the city is going to be operational within fortnight. As a trial, the very first modern dump was being made at Partap Bagh Nagar and is almost at the finishing stage.

  • Cover photo of The God of Small Things, author Arundhati Roy
    Aug 30, 2015 22:56 IST

    Arundhati Roy calls RSS anti-national, far from nationalism

    Booker prize winner and renowned writer Arundhati Roy has called Hindu radical organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) "an anti-national group" far from nationalism.

  • Deputy superintendent of Police Vikramjeet Panthe was attacked by two unidentified assailants on Saturday. HT/Photo
    Aug 30, 2015 22:23 IST

    Attack on DSP Jails in Jalandhar, mastermind still at large

    Even after interrogating 15 gangsters for murderous attack on deputy superintendent of police (jails) Vikramjeet Panthe on June 27 this year, the city police have failed to trace "mastermind" who had hatched the conspiracy.

  • A Hindu man and a Muslim girl have committed suicide in Muzaffarnagar.
    Aug 30, 2015 22:11 IST

    Harassed over false dowry charges, 60-yr-old ends life

    A 60-year-old man committed suicide by consuming celphos tablets at his home in Manawali village in Phagwara on Friday. The Phagwara police have booked five persons for abetment to suicide in the case on Sunday.

  • Civil Hospital, Jalandhar. HT Photo
    Aug 29, 2015 21:58 IST

    Kideney racket: Police summons owners of hospital

    The problems for owners of National Kidney Hospital are set to increase as the city police have again summoned them with records on Monday to corroborate it with report of the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) that has arrived on Friday evening with the police.

  • Onion humour dominated Facebook, Twitter and messaging apps even as the celebrated Raksha Bandhan. Photo Courtesy Facebook.
    Aug 29, 2015 15:53 IST

    Online onion humour brings tears of joy on Raksha Bandhan

    Even as social media remained abuzz with Raksha Bandhan wishes on Saturday, there was a surge of jokes on the rising onion prices in the country under Narendra Modi’s leadership on Facebook, Twitter and mobile messaging applications such as WhatsApp. Messages such as “Parmatma aap ki jholi pyazon se bhar de” and “pya (r)z lo, pyaz do” kept circulating along with the festival wishes.

  • Kamaljeet Singh Bhatia
    Aug 28, 2015 21:39 IST

    Jalandhar senior deputy mayor gets bail from Punjab and Haryana HC

    Senior deputy mayor Jalandhar and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Kamaljeet Singh Bhatia on Friday got bail from Punjab and Haryana high court in a matter, wherein he had been convicted by a district and sessions court, recently.

  • Child abuse. HT photo
    Aug 27, 2015 20:49 IST

    Child abuse at Hoshiarpur play school to light, peon arrested

    Sexual abuse at a local play school came to light on Thursday when the victim (3) identified a peon as the culprit. In the morning, she refused to go to school, telling her mother that she was scared of the man who escorted her from the classroom to the exit gate. The parents took the child to the school, where at a staff parade, she pointed a finger at peon Amandip (25), who was then handed over to police.

  • A file photo of Kapurthala Modern Jail. HT Photo
    Aug 27, 2015 11:08 IST

    Jalandhar senior deputy mayor getting VIP treatment in jail

    Jalandhar senior deputy mayor Kamaljeet Bhatia, who is serving two-year term at the Kapurthala Central Jail for intimidating an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) official, is getting a special treatment as the prison authorities are allowing him to meet political leader, flouting the jail manual.

  • A bus under repair parked on the premises of the city bus stand on Sunday.
    Aug 26, 2015 20:57 IST

    Sukhbir-owned bus involved in accident released for want of complaint

    Kathgarh Police on Wednesday released the Mercedes-Benz bus of Dabwali Transport Company Limited owned by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal that had hit the Toyota Innova (PB-08-CR-6804) of former jails minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA from Kartarpur Sarwan Singh Phillaur and two other vehicles at Rail Majara village on Tuesday evening.

  • Peddar Road
    Aug 26, 2015 20:39 IST

    Jalandhar-Barnala road four-laning project gets forest ministry's nod

    In a major development to boost inter-state road connectivity between Punjab with Haryana, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has given green signal to the much-awaited forest clearance to the four-laning of Jalandhar-Barnala project, paving the way for initiating the project soon.