Jatinder Kohli is a senior correspondent at Jalandhar. He covers crime and health, besides Nawanshahr district.
Articles by Jatinder Kohli
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2017 12:14 PM IST
Union minister of state for external affairs General VK Singh (retd) on Tuesday blamed anti-incumbency for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s poor performance in the Punjab assembly elections.
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Jatinder Kohli, Sbs Nagar
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2017 03:43 PM IST
Nitish Sharma ,27, of Dilbagh Nagar extension, was the only breadwinner of his family after the death of his father. But destiny had planned something else as a cruel road mishap snatched Sharma’s life in Mehli village of SBS Nagar district situated on Jalandhar-Chandigarh highway.
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2017 03:46 PM IST
Six days ago (on March 12) when 65-year-old Harbans Kaur of Kishangarh, Bhogpur, was admitted with stroke symptoms, she was not even able to speak. She was admitted in the emergency ward of the Shaheed Babu Labh Singh civil hospital here with a paralysed body.
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2017 10:43 PM IST
In the wee hours of February 8, when the region was still reeling under severe chill, a newborn girl was wrapped in a polythene bag and abandoned near a garbage dump at Vijay Nagar in Jalandhar.
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2017 02:58 PM IST
As per health department, the leading reasons of death include diseases like diarrhoea, pneumonia, premature births, neonatal infections, underweight births.
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2017 09:28 AM IST
A mobile phone call helped the city police to crack the mystery behind the murder of businessman’s wife, her daughter-in-law and their guest in posh Lajpat Nagar locality in Jalandhar on Thursday evening.
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2017 03:43 PM IST
It seems like most residents of Kapurthala and Jalandhar got the supply of contaminated water in their houses last year, as the highest number of people from these two districts have fallen prey to acute diarrhoea in 2016.
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Jatinder Kohli
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2017 01:32 AM IST
Three woman, including wife and daughter-in-law of businessman, were shot dead in a house at posh Lajpat Nagar locality
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2017 10:24 AM IST
Unidentified assailants shot dead a businessman’s wife, her daughter-in-law and her friend in the posh Lajpat Nagar locality of the city on Thursday evening.
Hindustan Times, Sultanpur Lodhi (Kapurthala) | By Jatinder Kohli, Sultanpur Lodhi (kapurthala)
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2017 03:20 PM IST
Appreciating the efforts of noted environmental activist Balbir Singh Seechewal in treating sewage water, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday announced to implement the latter’s model in Bihar villages.
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2017 12:55 PM IST
The prime accused in robbery of gold (worth Rs 3 crore) and Rs 30,000 cash at the unguarded Manappuram Finance Company’s Rama Mandi branch has been arrested by Odisha police. A team is set to visit the state on February 16, to bring the accused here. The city police have also procured production warrant of the accused.
Hindustan Times, SBS Nagar | By Jatinder Kohli, Sbs Nagar
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2017 11:01 AM IST
Work at the martyrs’ museum coming up at Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s native village Khatkar Kalan in SBS Nagar, which has been stalled for the past two months, is set to begin again with the Centre releasing Rs 2 crore.
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2017 10:27 AM IST
The excess spending of funds on purchase of medicines under Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK), a national health programme, by five districts has come under the scanner of the health department.
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2017 01:37 PM IST
The migrated family from Bihar, has finally left the city on Tuesday after the devastating incident of their eightyear-old daughter’s rape and murder shattered the family members.
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2017 01:33 PM IST
The district is leading the tally in liquor seizure instances across Doaba region of the state in one month since imposition of the model code of conduct from January 4 to February 4, till the polling day.
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2017 02:43 PM IST
The first rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in this assembly election to muster support for ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) - Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) alliance on January 27 has cost the party Rs 28.75 lakh. The rally was held at the local Punjab Armed Police (PAP) ground.
Hindustan Times, Banga | By Jatinder Kohli, Banga
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2017 04:35 PM IST
With Congress MLA Tarlochan Singh Soondh fighting as an independent candidate after being denied a ticket, and the SAD-BJP alliance appearing to be a divided house with former MLA Mohan Lal missing from the campaign scene, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seems to be emerging as a tough challenger for the two opposition parties in the Banga (reserve) assembly seat .
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2017 05:02 PM IST
In the previous assembly election held in 2012 out of a total of 1,54,169 voters as many as 53,684 people did not exercise their franchise at 182 polling booths across the nine legislative constituencies . The booths have been identified as ‘low turnout booths’. Concerned over this, the district electoral officer (DEO)has ordered 182 booth level officers (BLOs) to conduct a survey in their areas regarding the matter.
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2017 03:00 PM IST
Preparing for the nationwide Pulse Polio campaign that begins on January 29, the district immunisation officers (DIOs) in Punjab are in a tizzy following the poll announcement. The three-day drive falls just before the assembly polls scheduled for February 4 in Punjab.
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2017 04:45 PM IST
As many as 2,978 proclaimed offenders (POs) under the jurisdiction of city police have been roaming freely ensuring for the officials to be on toes during the election. The state election commission is regularly getting reports from the concerned areas regarding the arrest of PO’s, who are a potential threat to law and order during the elections
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2017 03:20 PM IST
Owing to the upcoming assembly polls, the number of traffic challans has come down sharply in the last six months compared to the first six months in 2016.The cops have remained lenient to the violators.
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2017 02:13 PM IST
The third gender voters are yet to come out of the closet to declare their genders in the voters’ lists.As of now 19 have registered themselves in the third gender category voters, for the upcoming assembly elections in the district. The district has 14.90 lakh voters as per the fresh list of eligible voters on December 31 including 7.79 lakh male and 7.10 lakh female voters.
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2016 02:08 PM IST
With the upcoming polls the election commission has ordered the drug- police departments to crackdown on habit forming drugs which can be used to lure the voters. Drugs worth ₹8 lakh have been seized by the departments in 30 joint raids in just a fortnight in the district.
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2016 05:54 PM IST
At a time when the state government is unveiling major projects daily expecting declaration of assembly poll schedule anytime to bring the model code of conduct into force but apparently it forget to take any notice of the museum project dedicated to Shaheed Bhagat Singh at his native village, Khatkar Kalan, in the district. The work for the said project is lying stalled second time in this year.
Jalandhar health department fails to launch 'MAA' scheme, wakes up after higher officials seek report
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2016 03:55 PM IST
In a clear example of apathetic attitude, the district health department has failed to launch a national health programme which was started by the Union ministry of health and family welfare in August 2016. The health scheme, Mothers Absolute Affection (MAA), is dedicated towards the promotion of breastfeeding.
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2016 03:11 PM IST
282 children died in 237 days of this year in the district before celebrating their fifth birthday, reveals a report of child death review committee (CDRC). The deaths occurred due to preventable causes which raise questions on the implementation of the health programmes under child health care.
By Jatinder Kohli, Sbs Nagar
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2016 05:50 PM IST
BRACING UP FOR POLLS SAD candidate from SBS Nagar, Jarnail Singh Wahid got a shot in arm after senior party leader Satinder Kaur Kariha, who initially was considered a rival, declared to assist him.
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2016 03:19 PM IST
Amid stiff revolt over his candidature by senior leaders of his party, Congress nominee from Nawanshahr (SBS NAGAR) constituency Angad Saini, 26, on Monday met them for damage control and tried to get their support for campaigning, but his attempts seem to be failing to yield any convincing outcome.
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2016 02:46 PM IST
Amid stiff revolt over his candidature by senior leaders of his party, Congress nominee from Nawanshahr (SBS Nagar) constituency Angad Saini, 26, on Monday met them for damage control and tried to get their support for campaigning, but his attempts seem to be failing to yield any convincing outcome.
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2016 03:06 PM IST
From January 1, 2015 to November 30 this year, as many as 167 people lost their lives in 165 road accidents under the jurisdiction of the city police, but only three cases were registered under stringent Section 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC, including two in which cops had died.