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A staff correspondent, based in Jalandhar covers Doaba Region of Punjab. Reports about Punjab Police, Enforcement Directorate, politics, corruption, legal, rural areas, socio-economic issues and technical education besides having specialisation in the investigative stories.

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Guru Nanak museum at Sultanpur Lodhi runs into roadblocks

Land for the museum has been found 8 acres lesser than previously identified 45 acres; farmers are also demanding higher compensation for acquisition

A revenue official said the SDM in her report found that the 43 acres identified for the project in Machhijoya and Tarafhazi was in fact only 35 acres. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 01:04 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Punjab: Process to build Guru Nanak museum at Sultanpur Lodhi set in motion

The Punjab government had announced the plan to construct the museum on the first Sikh master’s 550th birth anniversary celebrated in 2019

The 553th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak will be celebrated on Tuesday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT photo for representational purpose)
Published on Nov 08, 2022 01:10 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

SGPC president elections: In-house TV channel for Gurbani telecast: Jagir Kaur’s topmost agenda

Bibi Jagir Kaur spelled out her agenda for the upcoming election of the SGPC president scheduled on November 9, as she has decided to contest the polls. She launched an attack on SAD

Bibi Jagir Kaur while addressing, said that the independence, autonomy and Panthic status will be reinstated. (HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2022 10:17 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Punjab forest scam: VB hands over records to ED for money laundering probe

In September, the federal agency had filed an application in the court of Mohali additional district and sessions judge Parminder Singh Grewal seeking the records. I

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau handed over records pertaining to an alleged multi-crore forest scam to Enforcement Directorate (ED) at a court in Mohali (HT File)
Published on Oct 22, 2022 04:01 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Woman, her parents, children burnt to death over marital dispute in Jalandhar

The man set fire to his wife, her parents and two children, aged 8 and 5, from her first marriage after poring patrol on them in their sleep; he is absconding

The woman had returned home a month after their marriage, alleging torture. The panchayat had also failed to iron out their differences. (Representational Image/ HT Fle)
Published on Oct 18, 2022 12:56 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Punjab: PMLA court frames charges against Channi’s nephew in illegal mining case

Special PMLA judge Rupinderjit Chahal registered the case under sections 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act

Former Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi. (ANI File Photo)
Published on Oct 12, 2022 08:20 PM IST

Illegal mining case: Charges framed against ex-Punjab CM's nephew, aide

Both Bhupinder Singh, alias Honey, ex-Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew, and his aide, Kudrat Deep Singh, were charged under sections 3 and 4 of the PMLA Act in the alleged illegal mining case

Former Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi and his nephew Honey, one of the key accused in the alleged illegal mining case (HT File)
Updated on Oct 12, 2022 06:48 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Food grain transportation scam: Former Cong minister Ashu sent to 3-day VB custody

In September this year, a case was registered against three contractors at the VB police station, Jalandhar, for allegedly committing fraud and embezzlement causing huge losses to the state exchequer

Former Congress minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu in court in Jalandhar on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2022 12:59 AM IST

Anti-Sikh hate crimes rise by 169% in UK, says British MP Gill

British Sikh MP from Birmingham, Preet Kaur Gill, quotes hate crime statistics 2021-22 and urges the home secretary to take action

Representational image. (REUTERS)
Published on Oct 11, 2022 12:22 AM IST

Punjab forest scam: Chargesheet filed against ex-minister Gilzian’s nephew

The vigilance bureau has filed a chargesheet against former Punjab minister Sangat Singh Gilzian’s nephew Daljit Singh and two others in the alleged multi-crore forest scam; Gilzian, along with senior officials of the state forest department and some private contractors, are accused in the case.

Former Punjab minister Sangat Singh Gilzian’s nephew Daljit Singh have been chargesheeted in the alleged forest scam. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 10, 2022 02:14 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Punjab CM announces Bhagat Singh Chair to be set up at GNDU

Chief minister Bhagwant Mann says Shaheed Bhagat Singh Youth Awards will be revived and a statue of the freedom fighter will be installed at Chandigarh airport

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann paying tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary, at his native village of Khatkar Kalan near Jalandhar on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 28, 2022 10:44 PM IST

8 posts of SDM in Doaba yet to be filled

The respective district administrations in the Doaba region have given additional charges of these posts to the available sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) or tehsildars.

Eight posts of sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) out of a total of 17 in the Doaba region comprising four districts, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, are yet to be filled. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representational image)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 02:21 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Jalandhar AAP MLA caught in scuffle with Punjab Police DCP

Ironically, the two were called to settle a property dispute between car dealers when the fight took place on Wednesday night

Aam Aadmi Party Jalandhar Central MLA Raman Arora(@ramanarora_jal)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 01:12 PM IST

40kg heroin seized off Gujarat coast, was ordered by two Punjab jail inmates

Ani Chief Obinna and Meeraz Rehmani, lodged in Amritsar and Kapurthala jails, had ordered the consignment, says Gujarat ATS DIG

A consignment of 40kg of heroin seized by the Gujarat anti-terrorist squad (ATS) in a joint operation with the Indian Coast Guard from a Pakistani fishing boat in the Arabian Sea off the Gujarat coast on Wednesday was ordered by two inmates lodged in Punjab jails, according to the ATS.
Updated on Sep 15, 2022 01:28 AM IST

Mann defends Punjab officials’ meeting with Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal met top officials of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on April 11. A day later, Mann called on Kejriwal in Delhi to discuss the AAP’s pre-poll promise of 300 units of free electricity as demand peaks.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 15, 2022 02:09 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

No ‘remote control’, Punjab CM says he sent officials to Kejriwal ‘for training’

Oppn criticism after Delhi CM met Punjab chief secretary, senior power department and PSPCL officials in Bhagwant Mann’s absence on Monday to discuss the AAP’s pre-poll promise of 300 units of free electricity as demand peaks

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann (in yellow turban) thanking people for their blessings at Takht Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo on Thursday. Later, he left for Jalandhar to take part in a function on Dr BR Ambedkar’s birth anniversary. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Updated on Apr 14, 2022 04:04 PM IST

Former Punjab CM Channi questioned by ED in illegal sand mining case

Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey was arrested in connection with the case on February 3 and is in judicial custody at present

Former Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi with his nephew, Bhupinder Singh Honey (right), who was arrested on February 3 and is in judicial custody after the ED recovered <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 crore during raids in Ludhiana and Mohali in the illegal sand mining case. (HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2022 02:20 PM IST

Hoshiarpur land scam: Vigilance bureau probe not in consonance with FIR allegations: Court

Ludhiana court observed that investigation conducted by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau in the multi-crore Hoshiarpur land scam case and the allegations in the FIR are not in consonance with each other

The 20-page judgment of the special judge, Ajit Atri, was uploaded on a website on Friday while the court rejected the cancellation or closure report filed by the vigilance bureau on April 5 in the Hoshiarpur land scam. (HT Photo/ Representational image)
Published on Apr 09, 2022 02:38 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Probe into illegal regularisation, recruitment of employees in ZPs, panchayat samitis

Financial commissioner of the rural development and panchayat department (FCR) Rahul Bhandari on Wednesday formed a panel to verify the records of such employees

Role of as many as 14 senior officials, including the BDPOs in Jalandhar division, is under the scanner. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 07, 2022 01:27 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Hoshiarpur land scam: Setback for vigilance bureau as Ludhiana court rejects closure report

Ludhiana court on Tuesday rejected the closure or cancellation report filed by the Punjab vigilance bureau (VB) in the multi-crore Hoshiarpur land scam case of 2017

On June 14, 2019, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau had filed a closure report in the Hoshiarpur land scam case at the Ludhiana court almost eight days after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a chargesheet against six people who were accused in the matter with the special PMLA court in Jalandhar. (HT Photo/ Representational image)
Updated on Apr 06, 2022 01:42 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Sand mining case: ED files chargesheet against Punjab former CM Channi’s nephew, aide

ED filed a charge-sheet against Punjab former chief minister Charanjit Channi’s nephew, Bhupinder Singh, alias Honey, and his aide, Kudratdeep Singh in illegal sand mining case

The ED had arrested Punjab former chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh on February 3 ahead of the Punjab assembly elections and it has been mandatory to file a charge-sheet against the accused within 60 days after the arrest in the PMLA Act. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2022 01:45 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

More victims approach Punjab vigilance bureau against woman clerk arrested through anti-corruption helpline

The Punjab vigilance bureau arrested the woman clerk on March 24 for allegedly accepting a bribe of ₹4.80 lakh from a vegetable seller, the first arrest through the anti-corruption helpline launched by the Punjab government

More victims approach Punjab vigilance bureau against woman clerk arrested through anti-corruption helpline
Published on Mar 30, 2022 09:08 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Punjab police busts ‘goonda tax’ racket; 14 arrested

Punjab Police said the 14 arrested were allegedly extorting money from truck drivers transporting sand as ‘goonda tax’

Punjab police busts ‘goonda tax’ racket; 14 arrested (HT)
Published on Mar 30, 2022 12:08 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Former Nawanshahr Congress MLA’s aide shot dead

Fortnight after kabaddi player’s murder, six assailants gun down Makhan Singh of Kanga village at Rahon fuel station in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab and flee

Makhan Singh, the aide of former Nawanshahr Congress MLA Angad Singh Saini, who was shot dead at a fuel station at Kanga village on Rahon road in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab on Monday. (HT file photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2022 02:46 PM IST

Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Congress leaders to reach consensus on leader of opposition post

Navjot Singh Sidhu held a meeting with 24 Congress leaders where a consensus on the name of Bholath MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira for the post of leader of opposition was reached

Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Congress leaders to reach consensus on leader of opposition post
Published on Mar 27, 2022 01:06 AM IST

Kabaddi player’s murder: Punjab Police to seek killers’ extradition

The Jalandhar rural police will begin the extradition process of the three accused, two in Canada and one in Malaysia, in international kabaddi player Sandeep Nangal Ambian’s murder case

International kabaddi player Sandeep Nangal Ambian was shot dead during a tournament at Jalandhar.
Published on Mar 21, 2022 01:32 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

‘Rang De Basanti’ moment at Bhagwant Mann’s oath ceremony in Khatkar Kalan

Thousands of AAP volunteers wearing yellow (basanti) turbans and stoles, attended the oath-taking ceremony of Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann at Khatkar Kalan

Supporters attend the oath-taking ceremony of chief minister Bhagwant Mann at Khatkar Kalan in SBS Nagar on Wednesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on Mar 17, 2022 01:15 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Nearly 75% newly elected MLAs in Punjab are crorepatis

As many as 87 newly elected MLAs in the 117-seat Punjab assembly had declared assets in excess of ₹1 crore while filing their nominations

AAP has 63 crorepati MLAs, including the richest Kulwant Singh who won from Mohali and had declared <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>238-crore assets.
Updated on Mar 15, 2022 01:34 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Kabaddi player Sandeep Singh Sandhu shot dead in Jalandhar

In a video of the incident moments after the shooting targeting Kabaddi player Sandeep Singh Sandhu aka Sandeep Nangal started, more than a dozen shots are heard.

Four men fired multiple shots from their firearms at kabaddi player Sandeep Singh Sandhu in Malian Khurd village of Jalandhar before fleeing (Sourced)
Updated on Mar 15, 2022 12:29 AM IST

Dalit bastion Doaba swings the AAP way

AAP managed a gain in Doaba, the hub of Dalit politics, by clinching 10 of total 23 seats in the region comprising four districts, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, SBS Nagar and Kapurthala,

AAP candidate from Nakodar constituency Inderjit Kaur Mann with supporters celebrates her victory in the Punjab Assembly polls, in Jalandhar, on Thursday. Amid a landslide victory in the state, AAP managed a gain in Doaba, the hub of Dalit politics in the state. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 11, 2022 03:34 AM IST
By, Jalandhar
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