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Over 4 kg gold seized at Chandigarh airport

The market value of the gold was Rs 2.08 crore.

27 May 2022 1:09 pm
Punjab: Magazine seized from Landa gang is of Nishan's AK-47

During the interrogation of the five aides of dreaded Canada-based gangster Lakhbir Singh, alias Landa, Mohali police learnt that the AK-47 magazine recovered from them was of the rifle seized from Nishan Singh and his gang members. All the five aides of Landa were arrested following the disclosure of Nishan Singh.

27 May 2022 10:51 am
Punjab: AAP gears up for high-stakes Lok Sabha bypoll

The AAP is gearing up for the Lok Sabha byelection in Sangrur, a seat chief minister Bhagwant Mann clinched for his party in 2014 and 2019.

27 May 2022 4:57 am
Punjab govt ends referrals to PGI

The Punjab government has pulled the plug on unnecessary referral of patients from government-run facilities in districts to health care facilities in Chandigarh.

27 May 2022 4:46 am
Mobile seized from sacked DSP Bhola in Patiala jail

A mobile phone was recovered on Thursday from international wrestler and sacked DSP Jagdish Singh Bhola, who is currently lodged in Central Jail Patiala after his conviction in the multi-crore synthetic drug racket busted by Punjab police in 2013.

27 May 2022 4:36 am
Hry public prosecutors move HC to seek ACs

Haryana public prosecutors (district attorneys) have moved the Punjab and Haryana high court demanding air conditioners (ACs) for their offices to beat the blazing heat. The prosecutors are aggrieved by the Haryana government's instructions issued in 1970 that they are only entitled to desert coolers in their offices.

27 May 2022 4:24 am
Punjab No. 1 in national education survey

In sync with its high-scoring Performance Grade Index (PGI)-2020 report, Punjab has got first rank in the National Achievement Survey (NAS) conducted by the Union ministry of education on November 12, 2021, in all subjects of classes III, V and VIII.

27 May 2022 3:38 am
AAP ex-HP president files case against Sisodia

Former chief of the Himachal Pradesh unit of the Aam Aadmi Party, Anoop Kumar Kesari (51) filed a defamation case against Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday.

26 May 2022 9:57 pm
Elderly man found hanging: 2 booked

A 75-year-old man was found hanging inside the washroom of his house in Balachaur village of Haryana's Yamunanagar district on Thursday.

26 May 2022 9:34 pm
Graft: 'Capt, Sukhjinder should share evidence'

Reacting to statements by Congress leaders of alleged corruption during the previous regime, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab chief spokesperson Malwinder Singh Kang said that former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and former deputy chief minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa have been accusing each other for several days, but no one has presented any evidence of corruption against the other.

26 May 2022 9:12 pm
Five held for demanding Rs 50 crore extortion

The Haryana Police on Thursday said it has busted a gang involved in demanding extortion of Rs 50 crore from a trader in Bawal industrial town in Rewari district with the arrest of five people.

26 May 2022 8:14 pm
Delhi court to pronounce order in Chautala case

A Delhi court will pronounce its order Friday on the quantum of sentence to be awarded to former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala in a disproportionate assets (DA) case.

26 May 2022 8:11 pm
Himachal reports 5 new Covid positive cases

Himachal Pradesh reported five new positive cases of Covid-19 on Thursday while 5 positive patients have also recovered.

26 May 2022 8:06 pm
Rs 2.07 cr-gold seized at Chandigarh airport

In another success for Customs Commissionerate Ludhiana in its anti-smuggling campaign, the officials of the department have seized gold worth Rs 2.07 crore which was being smuggled from Dubai to India via a flight that arrived at Chandigarh airport on Wednesday.

26 May 2022 6:02 pm
50% bus fare relaxation for women in Himachal

Himachal Pradesh cabinet decided to provide 50 per cent concession in fare to women passengers in HRTC ordinary intra state buses.

26 May 2022 5:55 pm
Pb, UK agree on agri, IT, food processing pact

Punjab and United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday agreed on further tie-up in agriculture, Information and Technology (IT), food processing, higher education, sports, public transport (electric buses), and the biomass sectors.

26 May 2022 4:16 pm
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann in Delhi today

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann will be in Delhi on Thursday to meet Union minister for water resources Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. There was, however, no confirmation of whether he will meet AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal in the aftermath of removal of health minister Dr Vijay Singla on Tuesday.

26 May 2022 6:04 am
Kejriwal shedding crocodile tears: Tarun Chugh

BJP general secretary Tarun Chugh asked Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday to stop shedding crocodile tears over the arrest of former Punjab health minister Dr Vijay Singla and wanted to know whether he was in tears because the former health minister did not take him into confidence. He also demanded that the entire corruption case be made public.

26 May 2022 5:58 am
Paperless budget: Punjab govt to save Rs 21 lakh

The Punjab government has decided to present a paperless budget for the financial year 2022-23, which will help it save Rs 21 lakh.

26 May 2022 5:45 am
Punjab: Sangrur bypoll on June 23

The Election Commission of India on Wednesday announced that bypoll for the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat would be held on June 23 and the counting of votes would be on June 26.

26 May 2022 5:17 am
Sidhu to be given 'clerical work' in Patiala jail

Authorities of Patiala Central Jail have decided to assign clerical work to former Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu inside his barrack. They have decided to not move Sidhu outside his barrack for any works that are supposed to be performed by prisoners undergoing rigorous imprisonment (RI) in the jail.

26 May 2022 5:02 am
Forces on alert ahead of Operation Bluestar anniversary

Security of Indo-Pak international border in Punjab has been intensified in wake of possible cross border temerarious attempts by anti-India elements ahead of the 38th anniversary of Operation Bluester, especially after the Mohali RPG attack, believed to be orchestrated by Harvinder Singh Sandu alias Rinda, even as there has been a surge in the cross border drone sorties.

25 May 2022 7:55 pm
Pb CM launches portal for farmers adopting DSR technique

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday launched a direct seeding of rice (DSR) portal to facilitate farmers to give their willingness to use DSR technology over parts of their land.

25 May 2022 3:53 pm
Ludhiana: Elderly couple found murdered at home

Their son, who was on the ground floor of their house with his wife, saw them dead at around 7am.

25 May 2022 1:22 pm
Man booked for abetment after wife commits suicide

Police on Tuesday booked a husband on charges of abetment to suicide after his wife allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her residence in Mandi Board Complex, Sector 66.

25 May 2022 5:57 am
Give Sidhu diet recommended by docs, jail authorities told

A Patiala court on Tuesday directed the jail authorities to provide the board of doctors-recommended diet to former Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been lodged in Patiala Central Jail following his sentencing in a 1988 road rage death case.

25 May 2022 3:45 am
230 fresh Covid cases in Haryana; Punjab & HP record dip

Haryana and Punjab reported 230 and 14 Covid cases, respectively, on Tuesday, while Himachal Pradesh recorded just two. No death due to the virus was reported from any of the three states.

25 May 2022 3:45 am
Punjab health minister sacked from cabinet, held for graft

In the first big action against corruption by the over two-month-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab, the police on Tuesday arrested health and family welfare minister Dr Vijay Singla (52) soon after chief minister Bhagwant Mann sacked him from the cabinet for corruption.

25 May 2022 3:45 am
Drug trap: 3 die in 3 days in Jalandhar, Kapurthala

At least three deaths due to drug overdose were reported in the last three days in Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts of Punjab.

25 May 2022 3:44 am
Two die of electrocution, two suffer injuries

Police officials identified the deceased as about 50-year-old Kuljit Singh and around 25-year-old Harveer Singh Kaka.

24 May 2022 10:24 pm
Haryana reports 230 new Covid-19 cases

The cumulative Covid count of the state has gone to 10,01,262 cases, 98,95,79 recoveries, 10,621 deaths and 1,039 active cases. Of the total active cases, 23 are hospitalized while rest are in home isolation

24 May 2022 8:07 pm
Mohali: 2 arrested for Rs 18 lakh Gharuan bank loot

Police on Monday claimed to have solved the Rs 18 lakh robbery at Central Cooperative Bank, Gharuan, with the arrest of two members of an inter-state gang of robbers, said senior superintendent of police (SSP) Vivek Sheel Soni.

24 May 2022 5:17 am
Haryana civic body polls to be held on June 19

Elections to 28 municipal committees and 18 municipal councils in Haryana will be held on June 19.

24 May 2022 5:01 am
Board of doctors examines Sidhu, submits diet chart

Ensuring compliance with the courts orders, the board of doctors at Rajindra Hospital in Patiala on Monday conducted a medical examination of Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu and submitted a diet chart based on his medical reports in a local court.

24 May 2022 3:51 am
178 new Covid cases, no death in 3 states

Haryana alone reported 161 or more than 90% of the regions 178 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, while Punjab added 15 patients and Himachal Pradesh two. None of the three states recorded any death.

24 May 2022 3:50 am
Takht Jathedars remarks on arms stir controversy

The advice of officiating Jathedar of Akal Takht Sikhs supreme temporal seat to the community, especially the youth, on the need to arm themselves with modern licensed weapons in these uncertain times has stoked a controversy.

24 May 2022 3:50 am
Even if summons refused, would be presumed served: HC

The Punjab and Haryana high court has made it plain that if a person refuses to receive summons in a case, it would be presumed that the summons have been validly served to that person.

24 May 2022 3:50 am
Hry: NGT gives clearance to Amravati Enclave

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has given clean chit and an environment clearance to the Amravati Enclave project of Panchkula by setting aside the order of the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA). Notably, last month SEIAA had withdrawn its clearances given to the project.

23 May 2022 7:52 pm
Himachal reports 2 new Covid-19 cases

Himachal Pradesh reported 2 new positive cases of Covid-19 on Monday while 7 positive patients have also recovered. State has total 2,85,012 confirmed positive cases of which 58 cases are active, 2,80,818 patients have recovered while 4,117 patients have died.

23 May 2022 7:18 pm
Himachal CM attends Dhumal's wedding anniv

Brushing aside the allegations that former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has been neglected by his own state government, chief minister Jai Thakur along with his almost entire cabinet attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Dhumal at Hamirpur on Monday.

23 May 2022 6:19 pm
Ludhiana reports one Covid-19 case

One person of Ludhiana tested positive for Covid even as there was no death due disease here on Monday.

23 May 2022 4:32 pm
Hry: Stolen laptops worth Rs 8 cr recovered

The Haryana Police have cracked a case in which a gang had robbed a truck carrying a consignment of laptops worth Rs 8 crore in Nuh district. The cops have also recovered 1,294 units of laptops of a prominent brand which were stolen by the miscreants.

23 May 2022 4:25 pm
Chandigarh airport passes new test as storm diverts Delhi flights

Chandigarh International Airport Limited has managed to handle nine overnight-halt flights successfully for the first time, beating its last record of five, CHIAL chief executive officer (CEO) Rakesh Dembla has confirmed.

23 May 2022 11:33 am
Baljeet 1st Indian to scale 4 8k-metre summits in 25 days

Baljeet Kaur on Sunday became the first Indian mountaineer to scale four 8,000-meter peaks back-to-back in less than a month when she summitted Mount Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 meters.

23 May 2022 4:56 am
6-yr-old falls into 85 feet deep borewell in Hoshiarpur

A six-year-old child who had fallen in a borewell in Khiala Balanda village of Hoshiarpur district was pulled out after over seven hours, but he had died by that time.

23 May 2022 4:41 am
Fin aid fine, but govt job will be of real help: Kin of farmers

From losing their loved ones to growing debt and dipping income, the family members of those who passed away during the year-long farmers agitation narrated their tales of woes as they waited patiently to receive cheques of Rs 3 lakh each at an event attended by chief ministers of Telangana, Punjab and Delhi on Sunday.

23 May 2022 3:46 am
Farmers have strength to change govts: T'gana CM

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday said the farmers can change government if they want and should keep fighting until they are promised constitutional guarantee for remunerative prices of crops.

23 May 2022 3:46 am
1 dies in Punjab, but Covid cases drop across region

Fresh Covid cases witnessed a drop in Haryana on Sunday, with the state reporting 160 new cases and 253 recoveries during the day. On the other hand, Punjab and Himachal recorded 10 and seven cases respectively.

23 May 2022 3:46 am
Ludhiana: Family builds OPD in memory of son

In a generous cause for the society, family of renowned young entrepreneur Angad Singh, who passed away last year, upgraded Shri Krishna Charitable Hospital in Model Town by equipping it with the modern OPD centre.

22 May 2022 10:23 pm