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A 42-year-old sugarcane juice seller, his 38-year-old wife and their 16-year-old daughter died by suicide in Gurdaspur district on Tuesday night.(Representational photo)

Three of family die by suicide over monetary dispute in Punjab’s Gurdaspur

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 01:03 PM IST
Share video on social media, blaming nine people, including relatives, for driving them to take the extreme step
Pakistan’s ISI has been using bigger quadcopters to smuggle firearms, ammunition and explosives into India(Photo: ImranKhanofficial/Facebook)
Pakistan’s ISI has been using bigger quadcopters to smuggle firearms, ammunition and explosives into India(Photo: ImranKhanofficial/Facebook)

Shots fired at Pak drone near Punjab border. 11 Pak-made grenades seized

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 11:42 AM IST
Border Security Force soldiers fired at a Pakistani drone spotted on the Indian side of the border in Punjab on Saturday night
Sunny Deol says he is feeling well.
Sunny Deol says he is feeling well.

Sunny Deol tests positive for coronavirus, asks those who recently came in contact with him to get tested as well

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 08:25 AM IST
Sunny Deol had been staying in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh for a while and has now tested positive for the coronavirus. He took to Twitter to share his diagnosis.
A grain mandi in Amritsar.(PTI/For representation only)
A grain mandi in Amritsar.(PTI/For representation only)

Probe into sharp rise in paddy arrivals in Punjab mandis

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2020 04:58 PM IST
State authorities alerted after procurement almost equals volumes recorded in the entire season
A harrier scoops a Gadwall duck from the Keshopur Chhamb, Gurdaspur.(PHOTO: VISHESH KAMBOJ)
A harrier scoops a Gadwall duck from the Keshopur Chhamb, Gurdaspur.(PHOTO: VISHESH KAMBOJ)

Wildbuzz: Robber of shikar booty

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vikram Jit Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:29 PM IST
The harrier, a migratory bird that winters in the region’s wetlands such as the Sukhna lake and Motemajra, steals prey from not only shikaris but also avian predators
Mobile phones and other items seized during police raids at Homeland Heights in Mohali.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Mobile phones and other items seized during police raids at Homeland Heights in Mohali.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

2 men held in plush Mohali society for IPL betting racket, drug dealing

By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 07:56 PM IST
Investigations revealed that the men had been living in the apartment for two months and had placed bets on around 35 cricket matches so far
Straw stubble burning in a field after the paddy crop harvest, near Jandiala Guru in Amritsar, Punjab on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
Straw stubble burning in a field after the paddy crop harvest, near Jandiala Guru in Amritsar, Punjab on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Rules go up in smoke as farm fires rage in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Patiala | By Surjit Singh and Vishal Rambani
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 12:02 AM IST
Compared to 159 farm fires reported in the state till September 28 last year, as many as 520 incidents, most of them from Majha, have been witnessed during the corresponding period this time.
Farmers holding a protest on a rail track in Punjab’s Sangrur district on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Farmers holding a protest on a rail track in Punjab’s Sangrur district on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Farmers in Punjab, Haryana intensify protests against farm bills; Oppn parties take to streets, too

Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 11:46 AM IST
Railways take steam out of farmers’ rail blockade plan in Punjab by cancelling 28 trains from Amritsar and Ferozepur stations from 6am on Thursday
Farmers protesting against the passing of the farm bills in the Parliament, at Samrala in Ludhiana on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Farmers protesting against the passing of the farm bills in the Parliament, at Samrala in Ludhiana on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Passing of two farm bills in Rajya Sabha triggers protests in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:18 PM IST
In Samrala, farmers took out a mock funeral procession to condemn the government’s alleged anti-farmer moves.
Police personnel and residents near the Indian stretch of the bridge on the Kartarpur Corridor near Dera Baba Nanak town of Gurdaspur district in Punjab in November 2019. India built its 100-metre stretch before the inauguration of the corridor last year, while Pakistan expressed its inability to build the 320-metre portion in the stipulated time but promised to complete the construction in due course.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)
Police personnel and residents near the Indian stretch of the bridge on the Kartarpur Corridor near Dera Baba Nanak town of Gurdaspur district in Punjab in November 2019. India built its 100-metre stretch before the inauguration of the corridor last year, while Pakistan expressed its inability to build the 320-metre portion in the stipulated time but promised to complete the construction in due course.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)

Pakistani team to meet Indian authorities at Dera Baba Nanak for building bridge in Kartarpur Corridor

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 06:30 AM IST
The engineers will discuss the construction of a bridge on a low-lying stretch near the border on the Pakistan side besides surveying the bridge constructed on the Indian side
Before Covid-19 struck: Farmers and visitors at Punjab Agricultural University’s kisan mela last year.(HT file photo)
Before Covid-19 struck: Farmers and visitors at Punjab Agricultural University’s kisan mela last year.(HT file photo)

PAU to hold virtual kisan mela for Rabi season

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 11:39 PM IST
The university, which had earlier cancelled the mela for Kharif crops in March, will reach out to farmers through mobile applications, webinars and YouTube videos
Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh addressing over deaths by illicit alcohol that Police & Excise Depts tasked to nab all responsible, irrespective of their affiliations & position, in Chandigarh on Tuesday.(ANI)
Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh addressing over deaths by illicit alcohol that Police & Excise Depts tasked to nab all responsible, irrespective of their affiliations & position, in Chandigarh on Tuesday.(ANI)

‘Unpardonable act, none will be spared’: CM Amarinder to hooch victims’ families

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2020 05:13 PM IST
The chief minister said properties of those responsible for the “unpardonable act” will also be confiscated.
A senior police official said they have been persuading them to report the death of their family members.(Hindustan Times)
A senior police official said they have been persuading them to report the death of their family members.(Hindustan Times)

Death toll in Punjab spurious liquor tragedy rises to 98

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2020 03:31 PM IST
Meanwhile, the Opposition AAP held protests at several places, including Patiala, Barnala, Pathankot and Moga, against the Punjab government.
Relatives reacts during the cremation of Kirpal Singh, who died after allegedly drinking spurious alcohol, at Muchhal village, Punjab, on August 1, 2020.(AFP)
Relatives reacts during the cremation of Kirpal Singh, who died after allegedly drinking spurious alcohol, at Muchhal village, Punjab, on August 1, 2020.(AFP)

Death toll in Punjab hooch tragedy rises to 86; 7 excise officials, six cops suspended

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 10:13 PM IST
Tarn Taran alone accounted for 63 deaths, followed by 12 in Amritsar and 11 in Gurdaspur’s Batala. Till Friday night, the state had reported 39 deaths in the tragedy unfolding since Wednesday night.
A pistol, 80 bullets of 9mm calibre gun, 2 rounds of 12 bore rifle, 2 magazines and 3 mobile phones have been recovered from the jawan, officials said.(HT Archives. Representative image)
A pistol, 80 bullets of 9mm calibre gun, 2 rounds of 12 bore rifle, 2 magazines and 3 mobile phones have been recovered from the jawan, officials said.(HT Archives. Representative image)

BSF jawan arrested by Punjab police in drug smuggling case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 12:04 PM IST
Arms and ammunition have also been recovered from the personnel, a resident of Gurdaspur district in Punjab.
Amritsar topped the chart with 20 fresh cases followed by Ludhiana nine, Jalandhar eight, Patiala four, Gurdaspur three, Kapurthala and Tarn Taran two each, and one each in Bathinda, Faridkot and Moga and Muktsar.(Bloomberg)
Amritsar topped the chart with 20 fresh cases followed by Ludhiana nine, Jalandhar eight, Patiala four, Gurdaspur three, Kapurthala and Tarn Taran two each, and one each in Bathinda, Faridkot and Moga and Muktsar.(Bloomberg)

Two deaths, 52 new cases in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondents, Amritsar/ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:34 AM IST
44-yr-old Patti man and 48-yr-old Pathankot resident latest fatalities
An employee thermal screens a passenger before allowing into Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport in Amritsar, Punjab, India on Monday, May 25, 2020/ representative image.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
An employee thermal screens a passenger before allowing into Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport in Amritsar, Punjab, India on Monday, May 25, 2020/ representative image.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

One more Covid-19 positive case reported from Gurdaspur district

Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | By Kamaljit Singh Kamal
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 06:00 PM IST
The patient works in Mumbai and had returned to his native village a few days ago amid the easing of nationwide lockdown restrictions, which were imposed on March 25 to contain the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Gurdaspur district has reported eight Covid-19 positive cases, of which five patients have been admitted to Civil Hospital in Batala(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Gurdaspur district has reported eight Covid-19 positive cases, of which five patients have been admitted to Civil Hospital in Batala(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Gurdaspur district: 38-year-old man tests positive for Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | By Kamaljit Singh Kamal
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Dr. Kishan Chand, civil surgeon, Gurdaspur, said the patient works at an oil refinery in Mumbai and had come home in a private car to his native village four days ago.
The May 20 order had directed the teachers to provide details of alcohol supply at four distilleries.(PTI)
The May 20 order had directed the teachers to provide details of alcohol supply at four distilleries.(PTI)

Punjab: Gurdaspur administration withdraws order to depute school teachers at distilleries

Chandigarh, Punjab | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 12:03 PM IST
Slamming the state government, opposition parties Shiromani Akali Dal and Aam Aadmi Party dubbed the order as ‘highly shameful’.
The administration had withdrawn all curfew relaxations from these villages and localities after declaring them containment zones.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo. Representative image)
The administration had withdrawn all curfew relaxations from these villages and localities after declaring them containment zones.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo. Representative image)

Gurdaspur: Curfew relaxations reinstated in two villages and two localities

Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | By Kamaljit Singh Kamal
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 03:26 PM IST
The relaxations were reinstated by district magistrate Mohammad Ishfaq on the recommendation of Gurdaspur’s sub-divisional magistrate Skattar Singh.
Police personnel and doctors seen outside the coronavirus ward, during lockdown, at Rajindra Hospital, in Patiala, Punjab, India, on Wednesday, April 29, 2020/ representative(Bharat Bhushan / Hindustan Times)
Police personnel and doctors seen outside the coronavirus ward, during lockdown, at Rajindra Hospital, in Patiala, Punjab, India, on Wednesday, April 29, 2020/ representative(Bharat Bhushan / Hindustan Times)

Five Covid-19 positive patients recover in Gurdaspur

Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | By Kamaljit Singh Kamal
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Gurdaspur district has 119 Covid-19 positive patients, including 117 Hazur Sahib returnees and two locals.
Though it started later this year, the procurement is expected to be over in the next 10 days, as compared to 2019, when the operations continued till May 28.(HT FILE)
Though it started later this year, the procurement is expected to be over in the next 10 days, as compared to 2019, when the operations continued till May 28.(HT FILE)

Punjab wheat procurement reaches 100-lakh tonne mark in 20 days

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 12:13 AM IST
With 4.74 lakh tonne wheat reaching the mandis on Tuesday, the cumulative arrival so far is 101 lakh tonne and purchase 99.67 lakh tonne.
Make-up and hair: Mary Parpinel; Outfits, FILA, Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch in Milan, Italy(Rohan Shrestha)
Make-up and hair: Mary Parpinel; Outfits, FILA, Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch in Milan, Italy(Rohan Shrestha)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Punjabi Pop’s Guru Cool!

Hindustan Times | By Tanuj Garg
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 02:31 AM IST
How the Suit Suit Karda singer has cultivated millions of followers with family-friendly lingo and a self-deprecating humour to match
Deceased Jasbir Kaur(HT Photo)
Deceased Jasbir Kaur(HT Photo)

50-yr-old woman killed, three injured in Gurdaspur firing

By HT Correspondent, Gurdaspur
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 03:52 PM IST
Police say a few days back, boys of the victim’s and the assailant’s family, all students of Class 10 at a Harchowal school, got into a scuffle on school premises which resulted in the Tuesday’s attack
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ASI dies of gunshot from own weapon

Hindustan Times, Pathankot | By HT Correspondent, Pathankot:
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2020 09:37 PM IST
The cop, who was deputed to guard electronic voting machines at a government school in Lamini, has been identified as Joginder Pal (52) of Kohlian village in Gurdaspur’s Narot Jaimal Singh tehsil. He is said to have died on the spot.
The bus met with an accident on Dhariwal bypass, 13 km from Gurdaspur.(HT Photo)
The bus met with an accident on Dhariwal bypass, 13 km from Gurdaspur.(HT Photo)

Woman killed, 22 hurt in Gurdaspur bus mishap

Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | By HT Correspondent, Dhariwal (gurdaspur)
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 05:23 PM IST
The bus was Amritsar-bound
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Tarn Tarn blast: NIA files charge-sheet against 9 accused

Hin dustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Vikram Singh, 22, of Kadgill village and Harpreet Singh, 19, of Bachre village were killed, while Gurjant Singh, 27, lost his eyesight in the blast on the outskirts of the Pandori Gola village in Tarn Taran district on September 4.
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CM reviews measures to tackle coronavirus; rapid response team set up

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 01:32 PM IST
A control room has been established in each district, with District Rapid Response Teams to maintain a 24X7 strict vigil.
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58 FIRs registered against Bhagwanpuria: Govt to HC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2020 10:16 PM IST
The response came on the plea of Bhagwanpuria, who is lodged in Patiala jail and had expressed fear that he might be killed in a “fake encounter” and had sought his transfer to Amritsar jail.
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