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Ludhiana: Punjab women clinch baseball championship Tue, 28 Nov 2023 21:15:30 IST
In a closely contested final, Punjab secured victory against Maharashtra with a slender margin of 1-0, courtesy of a decisive run score by Parminder Kaur
Literati 2023 concludes in Chandigarh Tue, 28 Nov 2023 16:32:30 IST
Engaging conversations with renowned authors including Amish, Geetanjali Shree, chef Harpal Singh Sokhi marks the ending of the Chandigarh literature fest
Rare gems of cinema come alive at Piéchaud-Nussac ciné-concert in Chandigarh Tue, 28 Nov 2023 15:59:26 IST
French musicians Robert Piéchaud and Stan de Nussac performed a ciné-concert titled Moving Pictures in Chandigarh, India. The concert combined live music with screenings of silent films by renowned directors such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. The event aimed to revive silent film repertoires and introduce audiences to cinematic classics. Piéchaud and Nussac are currently touring in India with the support of the French Institute in India and other organizations. The concert featured a selection of films by Indian and French directors.
Haryana CM orders dismissal of Jind school principal for sexually harassing students Tue, 28 Nov 2023 13:38:24 IST
142 students testified against Kartar Singh, 56, the principal of the Government Girls School in Jind, who was arrested on November 4
Spice of Life | Compassion, empathy triumph over hatred Tue, 28 Nov 2023 12:37:24 IST
Some of them of them returned to their camp in 1985. An old banyan tree, two water tanks and the summer palace of the Jam Sahib were the only remnants of their camp. The site where their barracks once stood was now part of a Sainik School. Even so, it remained a pilgrimage site for the families of the refugees.
Panchkula cop held taking ₹30k bribe Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:46:19 IST
An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) posted in police station, Sector 20, Panchkula, was arrested on Monday by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) while accepting a bribe of ₹30,000. The accused cop has been identified as ASI Deshraj.
Chandigarh MC drops plan to hike councillors’ honorarium Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:45:19 IST
During the last house meeting on October 17, the civic body had proposed to hike councillors’ monthly honorarium from ₹15,000 (at present) to ₹30,000
Truck mows down biker in Panchkula Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:43:19 IST
A 50-year-old biker was mowed down by a truck at Toka village in Panchkula. The deceased has been identified as Tarsem, 50, of Sukhdarshan village in Panchkula. In his complaint to the police, Bhupinder, son of the deceased, said on November 26, his father had gone for work to Toka village on his motorcycle and at 4 pm, he received a call about his father’s accident.
Chandigarh: Applicants’ wait for passport gets longer Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:40:19 IST
Applicants highlighted the lack of proper seating arrangements at the Regional Passport Office, where they are compelled to wait outside the office premises
Day 2 of protest: Farmers’ gathering swells to 10k, more set to join Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:39:25 IST
To meet Punjab governor; protest may spill over more towards IISER Chowk connecting Airport road, Mohali. The farmers’ gathering at the Chandigarh-Mohali border has swelled to 2.5 km on both sides of the road from Faidan barrier (along Sector 48) and crossed Bestech Mall, Phase-9, towards IISER light point on Monday.
Chandigarh: Duo booked for thrashing minor domestic help Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:36:19 IST
Acting on complaint of the girl’s mother, a resident of Muktsar Sahib, police has booked Rajani Monga and her brother Manmeet Singh
Mohali: Cops identify vehicle used by carjackers Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:34:20 IST
The accused had targeted the victim, Dr Tarun Beri, late on Saturday night. They held him on gunpoint before firing a shot that missed him narrowly and hit a nearby house’s gate
Khattar inaugurates multi-storey parking at Nada Sahib Gurdwara Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:33:20 IST
CM Manohar Lal said the foundation stone of this parking was laid on October 27, 2020 by him. The construction of this parking, built on approximately 9500 sq metres, has cost over ₹13.55 crore and 300 vehicles can be parked in it
At 22.5°C, Chandigarh records coldest day of season Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:30:26 IST
At 22.5°C, the maximum temperature was 2.8 degrees below normal in Chandigarh. It is the lowest that it has gone this season till now as the weather remained cloudy during the day. Rain was recorded in southern parts of Haryana which also cooled the city.
Chandigarh: Centralised online entry-level admissions likely this session Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:30:20 IST
As per UT education department officials, the portal will be similar to the portal used for Class 11 admissions. It will be run on the same .nic portal
Punjab: 2-day winter session from today, Opposition upset over short duration Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:21:19 IST
The session has been convened by the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government primarily to conduct legislative business, whereas the opposition parties are gearing up to target the state government over the Sultanpur Lodhi clash, law and order, illegal mining and state debt.
Seeds of hatred cannot grow on Punjab’s fertile land: CM Bhagwant Mann Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:19:20 IST
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has launched the Mukh Mantri Tirath Yatra scheme, providing free travel, lodging, and other facilities for residents wishing to undertake pilgrimages. The scheme, which will cost ₹40 crore ($5.6 million), allows pilgrims to visit religious sites across the country on air-conditioned trains and buses. Free food, accommodation, local travel, and medical assistance will also be provided. The scheme will last for three months and is open to all residents of Punjab.
Fazilka: ASI caught red-handed with ₹10,000 bribe Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:18:20 IST
The accused has been identified as ASI Baldev Singh, posted at the Laduka Mandi police post, falling under Fazilka Sadar police station.
Four inmates booked as drugs, phones found at Goindwal jail Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:17:19 IST
The four inmates have been identified as Manpreet Singh alias Money of Muradpur village, Varinder Singh alias Billi of Bugga village, Malkiat Singh alias Ghugi of Sarhali and Jagdip Singh alias Jagga of Patti, Tarn Taran.
HC asks IAF to reconsider claim of candidate with keloid on right forearm Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:01:19 IST
In 2017, Ravi Kumar, a resident of Mahendergarh, was declared medically unfit in his second medical examination due to a keloid on his forearm, which developed after the removal of a tattoo
Haryana: Bahadurgarh among top three with worst AQI in country Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:59:23 IST
According to the CPCB’s bulletin at 4 pm, the air in the Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan was the most toxic in the country with AQI at 416 values followed by Bahadurgarh at 404, both in the “severe” category
Haryana pavilion showcases cultural heritage, growth in trade, says Bandaru Dattatreya Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:58:19 IST
Haryana governor Bandaru Dattatreya praised the Haryana pavilion at the India International Trade Fair for showcasing the state's cultural heritage and trade progress. He highlighted Haryana's growth in industries such as IT, electronics, and automobiles, making it a leading industrial center in North India. The governor also praised the state's exports, which now exceed ₹1.20 lakh crore.
Cabinet meet: Haryana starts monthly aid for stage III, IV cancer patients Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:52:20 IST
The monthly financial assistance of ₹3,000 to be provided under this scheme will be in addition to the benefit being availed under any other social security pension scheme by the applicant
Cabinet expansion after high command nod: Sukhu Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:43:19 IST
Himachal chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that the state cabinet expansion will be done after a nod from the Congress high command
Road fatalities dip by 31% in Shimla Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:41:19 IST
As compared to 160 lives lost in road accidents during the corresponding period last year, the count is at 110 this year
7 Kashmir varsity students booked under UAPA for celebrating India’s world cup loss Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:40:19 IST
The case was registered on the complaint of Sachin Bains, a resident of Punjab, who is pursuing BVSC course at the varsity
Valley reeling under severe power crisis Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:38:33 IST
The crisis has forced leaders of mainstream political parties to question the intentions of the administration
2 killed, driver injured as load carrier falls into gorge in Doda Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:34:19 IST
The deceased have been identified as Mir Ali of Konthal and Zafarullah, both of Dandi Bhala; Aqib Gulzar was driving the vehicle
Light rain, snow likely in J&K for 3 days Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:33:20 IST
A MeT spokesperson said, “On November 27 and 28, the weather will remain generally cloudy with light rain and snow at isolated place”
War against militancy in J&K not over yet: DGP Swain Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:31:19 IST
DGP Swain expresses hope that misguided youth of Valley will shun violence and join the national mainstream
Legends League cricket: International stars draw fans from across the region to Jammu stadium Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:28:19 IST
Effervescent fans, not only from Jammu, but also parts of Kashmir descended at the stadium to get tickets and watch their favourite international cricket stars of yester-years in action
Punjab records zero farm fires on Monday; total cases 27% less than last year Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:18:22 IST
This year, 36,614 farm fires were recorded, which is 27% less than last year, when 49,992 cases were recorded.
Man beaten to death by labourer in Kotkapura Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:15:19 IST
A case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at Kotkapura city police station; inspector Gurmehar Singh Sidhu said the accused was working as a labourer at a construction site in Nirmanpura Mohala in Kotkapura
Special court extends custody of AAP MLA Gajjanmajra by 3 days Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:13:19 IST
APS Pathania and Lokesh Narang, special public prosecutors for the Enforcement Directorate (ED), along with Jagwinder Pal Singh, assistant director, ED, Jalandhar, while pressing for extension of police remand of the MLA argued that an amount of ₹3.12 crore was deposited in the MLA’s account, which he didn’t mention in his income tax returns.
Akal Takht jathedar condemns threats issued to Dhesi over Gaza issue Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:12:19 IST
In a tweet shared by him on November 17, Dhesi said, “Facing death threats and abuse won’t deter me from saying road to #Gaza peace is complex, as Israel and Hamas don’t agree to #CeasefireNow. To those spreading lies, I voted against #ceasefire: I abstained on others’ amendments but voted for Labour plan for “end to the violence”.
4 years after demolition, Tarn Taran gurdwara’s historic deori restored Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:10:20 IST
Before initiating the renovation work, a meeting was held in this regard and experts of Directorate of Cultural Affairs Archaeology and Archives Museum Punjab, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, local intellectuals and members of Sikh organisations assembled for discussion.
Increase sugarcane SAP to ₹400 per quintal: Partap Bajwa writes to CM Mann Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:06:19 IST
The demand was raised by leader of Opposition Partap Singh Bajwa in a letter to chief minister Bhagwant Mann in which he also asked the state government to initiate proactive steps to expedite early procurement of sugar crop from cane growers in Punjab to provide them much-needed relief from their ongoing hardships.
Masked men vandalise Ludhiana bakery, leave owner injured Mon, 27 Nov 2023 23:55:19 IST
Owner of the bakery alleged that he had indulged in a spat with a resident of a nearby locality recently
Ludhiana MC’s failure to plug overflowing sewers irks Sector-39 residents Mon, 27 Nov 2023 23:53:19 IST
The blockage in the sewerage pipes has led to an accumulation of water on the road, creating significant challenges for Ludhiana’s Sector-39 residents
Pregnant women, infants at risk amid prenatal dengue surge in Ludhiana Mon, 27 Nov 2023 23:51:19 IST
While 70% of women recover over time, three of every ten report complications that could be fatal, timely treatment key, experts say
Young girls looking to battle drug addiction pin hopes on rehabs in Ludhiana Mon, 27 Nov 2023 23:50:18 IST
In the wake of the increasing number of women addicts, a special drug-addiction centre has been proposed to be set up in Ludhiana .
Woollens out as drizzle brings down mercury in Ludhiana Mon, 27 Nov 2023 23:47:18 IST
Contrary to expectations, the much-anticipated improvement in the air quality index (AQI) did not materialise and Ludhiana remained in the “very poor” category at 309
Trio held 10 days after Ludhiana businessman’s kidnapping, key accused at large Mon, 27 Nov 2023 23:43:19 IST
Police had earlier recovered the Kia Seltos Car owned by the Ludhiana-based hosiery owner from Haridwar
Ludhiana passengers suffer as government buses sent to ferry attendees at AAP event Mon, 27 Nov 2023 23:41:18 IST
The massive mobilisation, directed by the state’s transport department, resulted in disruptions to approximately 60% bus services at the Ludhiana bus stan
Devotees throng gurdwaras in Punjab, Haryana on Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary Mon, 27 Nov 2023 16:03:17 IST
Steady stream of devotees at tastefully decorated Sikh shrines across region, Harmandar Sahib in Amritsar, Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala and Nada Sahib in Haryana’s Panchkula
Probe into Himachal staff selection paper leak case in final stage Mon, 27 Nov 2023 15:35:15 IST
Examination results for 22 of the 38 cases in the paper leak investigation at the state forensic lab in Junga have been completed and reports have been despatched. Sixteen cases are under “active investigation” at the Mandi laboratory.
War against militancy in J&K not fully over, says UT police chief Mon, 27 Nov 2023 15:10:15 IST
DGP RR Swain says the war will only end when one side acknowledges that there is no benefit in it and it will not take them anywhere other than bloodshed.
Punjab govt’s Tirath Yatra Scheme off to start on Gurpurb Mon, 27 Nov 2023 14:53:16 IST
Train with first batch of pilgrims leaves for Nanded from Amritsar station in presence of ministers Harbhajan Singh ETO and Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal
Inter-state drug smuggling racket busted with arrest of 3 in Punjab Mon, 27 Nov 2023 13:55:15 IST
Accused, including juvenile, from Kolkata caught with 2.56kg of opium and ₹16,000 drug money near Malerkotla bus stand
Potholes back to haunt commuters on Ludhiana road within two years of recarpeting Mon, 27 Nov 2023 13:51:15 IST
The development comes in the backdrop of the municipal corporation (MC) officials tipping similar concrete roads to last 10-15 years
Ludhiana cricketer looks back at family’s support, early beginnings ahead of U-19 debut Mon, 27 Nov 2023 13:48:16 IST
18-year-old Aaradhya Shukla, who started playing sports to grow taller, has been selected for the Indian U-19 squad for the ACC Men’s U19 Asia Cup.
Ludhiana MC renews parking lot contracts amid complaints of overcharging Mon, 27 Nov 2023 13:45:15 IST
In the absence of action, especially at Ludhiana’s parking lots at Bhadaur house and multi level parking at MC Zone A office, visitors are left facing the brunt of overcharging
Drunk driver enters sealed road, crashes into divider in Ludhiana Mon, 27 Nov 2023 13:44:15 IST
The driver in an inebriated state drove her SUV onto the under-construction part of the elevated road connecting the link road with Bharat Nagar Chowk in Ludhiana
Man dies after car plunges into pond in Ludhiana Mon, 27 Nov 2023 13:32:14 IST
A man died after his car plunged into a pond in Narayangarh village, Khanna. Two friends were rescued. The driver failed to notice a pole in the fog.
Ludhiana chokes despite drop in farm fires Mon, 27 Nov 2023 13:29:15 IST
The surge in pollution level has resulted in a significant rise in respiratory and ENT patients across hospitals in Ludhiana