Parampreet Singh Narula is a staff correspondent with the Jalandhar bureau at Hindustan Times. He covers political, rural and agriculture issues in Punjab.
Articles by Parampreet Singh Narula
Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat: This Congress citadel continues to be a daunting challenge for SAD
While Congress’ sitting MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary is confident of securing the party ticket and getting re-elected from Jalandhar reserved (SC) seat, the SAD is struggling to find a befitting match for the battle.
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 02:56 PM IST
5 years on,’clinically dead’ Nurmahal dera head Ashutosh Maharaj’s body ‘lives’ in freezer
Every six months, a panel of three doctors, formed on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana high court, inspects the body to check for decomposition.
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 10:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh / Jalandhar | ByRavinder Vasudeva and Parampreet Singh Narula, Chandigarh/jalandhar
Kerala nun rape case: Autopsy report says no injuries found on Father Kuriakose, suggests natural death
Father Kuriakose was a key witness in the Kerala nun rape case; he testified against the accused Franco Mulakkal.
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 09:50 AM IST
Priest who testified against bishop in Kerala nun rape case died natural death, indicates autopsy report
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his room on the Catholic Church premises in Dasuya. His family and supporters of the nun had said they suspected foul play.
Published on Oct 25, 2018 09:36 PM IST
Kerala nun rape case: Day after, priest’s family says won’t go for second autopsy
Kuriakose’s brother Jose Kurian, cousin John Thomas and nephew Jojo Thomas had reached Dasuya to lodge formal complaint casting aspersions on the ‘natural death’ theory.
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 10:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | ByParampreet Singh Narula, Dasuya (hoshiarpur)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal harassed Father Kuriakose, alleges kin
The brother of Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, who was found dead in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur on Monday, has lodged a police complaint alleging the priest was being harassed by controversial former Jalandhar bishop, Franco Mulakkal, and his supporters . Kattuthara, 62, had testified against Mulakkal, who was arrested last month on allegations of raping a Kerala nun repeatedly over a period of two years.
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 08:13 AM IST
Kerala nun rape case: New complaint claims Franco Mulakkal harassed priest who testified against him
The brother of Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, who was found dead in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur on Monday, has lodged a police complaint alleging the priest was being harassed by former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal and his supporters.
Updated on Oct 24, 2018 01:11 PM IST
Priest who testified in Kerala nun rape case against Bishop Franco found dead
Relatives say the priest was being threatened and allege foul play
Updated on Oct 23, 2018 08:14 AM IST
Magisterial inquiry to also look into railways’ role in Amritsar train tragedy
Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani had also ruled out any statutory inquiry into the incident, saying it was a case of trespass on rail tracks.
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 10:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Jalandhar | ByParampreet Singh Narula, Amritsar/jalandhar
Amritsar train accident: LED screen facing tracks drew many to death, suspect eyewitnesses
A speeding passenger train mowed down at least 61 people in Amritsar and left many injured when the crowd was watching the Ravan’s effigy going up in flames.
Updated on Oct 21, 2018 11:33 AM IST
Man who played Ravan at Ramlila dies in Amritsar train tragedy
Dalbir had got married last year and has an eight-month old daughter.
Updated on Oct 20, 2018 12:48 PM IST
Jalandhar terror module: Another Kashmiri student held
A terror module was busted on October 10 with the arrest of three Kashmiri students, while one was arrested later
Updated on Oct 19, 2018 10:53 AM IST
Kashmiri students' arrest in Jalandhar: Fourth accused helped in procuring weapons, police say
All four accused were schoolmates; had picked consignment from Amritsar on October 7.
Updated on Oct 14, 2018 12:33 PM IST
Cops grill friends of Kashmiri students arrested in Jalandhar
Jalandhar police commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said the police have just asked the four students to cooperate as part of investigation and they will be released later
Updated on Oct 14, 2018 12:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByParampreet Singh Narula, Jalandhar
After arrest of three Kashmiri students in Jalandhar with ‘terror links’, another student rounded up
The accused has been identified as Sohail of Awantipura in Jammu and Kashmir, reportedly studying at a private institute in Dera Bassi. National Investigation Agency (NIA) intervened and took stock of the incident.
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 10:33 AM IST
Private agency refuses to evaluate PTU students’ credentials
The firm claims that the decision was taken due to increased instances of forged documents being submitted.
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 11:48 AM IST
Congress manages to cash in on anti-Badal wave in Punjab’s Doaba region
Of the 418 seats, the Congress has secured 312 seats while Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) managed to win 58 seats only. The remaining 34 seats went to other parties and independents.
Updated on Sep 23, 2018 10:43 AM IST
Cancer, thalassemia patients in Punjab to get free travel cards soon
The development came a month after Hindustan Times highlighted that cancer patients have to shell out money from their pockets on bus fare to visit hospitals for treatment.
Published on Aug 31, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Jalandhar region sees 50% rise in passports issued in a year
According to the data, the Jalandhar RPO issued 4.48 lakh passports in 2017, of which 60% were fresh while the remaining 40% were cases of renewal or reissuance.
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 10:36 AM IST
Travel agent booked for sending Punjab youth to US illegally
At present, at least 100 Indian youths, mostly Punjabis, are detained in federal detention centres in the southern US for entering the country by the illegal route.
Updated on Aug 26, 2018 01:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kapurthala | ByParampreet Singh Narula, Kapurthala:
No free travel coupons for cancer patients in Punjab for a year
The majority of civil hospitals in the state have run out of the free travel coupons to be disbursed among the beneficiaries
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 08:15 PM IST
Harmanpreet can complete her graduation if govt gives her time, says father
Harmanpreet’s degree was found to be fake in a vigilance inquiry by Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU), Meerut.
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 01:53 PM IST
Drug menace: African peddlers pose a key challenge for Punjab police
Police in Jalandhar and Kapurthala have arrested 10 foreign nationals with heroin since Congress came to power last year.
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 10:45 AM IST
Illegal colonies: Sidhu’s orders go for a toss as ‘suspended’ officials stay on duty
All the suspended officials are continuing to mark their attendance at the civic body in the absence of any written orders of their suspension.
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 10:00 AM IST
Navjot Sidhu orders suspension of Punjab civic body officials, but they still come to work
The Jalandhar municipal corporation officials, who were suspended by Navjot Singh Sidhu suspended during a surprise visit, have not received any written orders .
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 09:59 AM IST
Kapurthala’s Sainik School may be shifted to a new building
The school could be shifted to an adjacent building for which the government will bear the expense
Updated on Jun 25, 2018 12:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kapurthala | ByParampreet Singh Narula
Jalandhar’s Haripur village leads way in sewage treatment, rainwater harvesting
Rural minister directs officials in state to follow suit
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 02:33 PM IST
‘Sikh Referendum’ row: Khaira clarifies, says his statement has been twisted
The statement came a day after Khaira faced flak from all political parties, including the Aam Aadmi Party.
Updated on Jun 17, 2018 10:04 PM IST
Capt Amarinder tries to mend fences with old guard via Shahkot
The rally was organised to convey gratitude to the public for choosing Congress candidate Hardev Singh Ladi Sherowalia in the Shahkot bypoll, which helped the Congress to secure a two/third majority in the Punjab assembly.
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 10:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Shahkot (Jalandhar) | ByParampreet Singh Narula, Shahkot (jalandhar)
Expansion plan: Adampur airport to get more facilities
Upgrade: New terminal in an area of over 5,000 square metres will have all modern facilities.
Updated on Jun 10, 2018 02:32 PM IST