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  • Gurdaspur botched-up surgeries: Is our public healthcare system letting down the people who need it the most? December 5, 2014

    A free cataract surgery camp organized in Punjab's Gurdaspur went horribly wrong after it left 16 people blind. The Punjab government has registered cases against the doctor and the charitable institute that organised the camp. ...
  • Human Rights Commission's notice to Punjab over botched-up eye surgeries December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued a notice to Punjab government over the botched-up eye surgeries that took place in a medical camp in Gurdaspur region. The surgeries which were held in a medical camp organised by an NGO left almost 16 people blind. Dr Vivek Arora, the...
  • Doctor who botched-up eye surgeries in Gurdaspur arrested December 5, 2014

    Gurdaspur: Soon after the case of botched-up eye surgeries which left 16 people blind in Gurdaspur came to light, the doctor, Dr Vivek Arora, who performed the surgeries has been arrested. A case against Sri Krishna Eye Hospital in Mathura where the doctor works has also been registered. The patients...
  • Sixteen people lose their vision after undergoing cataract operation in an eye camp in Punjab December 5, 2014

    Gurdaspur: Barely a month after 14 women were killed due to botched up sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur in Chattisgarh, 16 people have lost their eye sight after undergoing eye operation in an eye camp in Gurdaspur. The patients from Amritsar had undergone a cataract surgery at the eye camp...
  • Ludhiana: 17-year-old set ablaze for reporting rape December 4, 2014

    Ludhiana: In a ghastly incident, a 17-year-old rape victim was allegedly set ablaze by six men in Punjab's Ludhiana on Thursday for filing a police complaint against them. Police have arrested two of the accused while the others continue to remain at large. The victim has been hospitalised with 75 per...
  • Ashutosh Maharaj's followers defy HC orders to cremate the self-styled godman December 4, 2014

    After a stand-off with self-styled godman Rampal, tensions are mounting with the followers of Ashutosh Maharaj in Jalandhar. Followers of Ashutosh Maharaj, who has been in deep freeze since January and was declared clinically dead, are fortifying his ashram in Jalandhar after the court ordered to cremate him. ...
  • Jalandhar: Self-styled Ashutosh Maharaj's followers fortify his ashram, refuse to cremate him December 3, 2014

    Jalandhar: After controversial self-styled godman Rampal's followers fought off the police trying to arrest him, followers of another self-styled godman Ashutosh Maharaj were toeing the same line. After court ordered to cremate Ashutosh Maharaj as he was clinically dead, his followers fortified his ashram in Jalandhar, Punjab. Police and media were not...
  • Ludhiana: 4 infants die in hospital, families claim deliveries carried out by class IV employees not doctors November 24, 2014

    Ludhiana: Three days after the inauguration of a mother-child wing at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital, four new-born infants died on Sunday during the "process of delivery", which the families alleged were carried out by "class IV employees in the absence of gynaecologists". Ludhiana Civil Hospital head Subash Batta said that...
  • 3 days after opening, 4 infants die in hospital's children's wing November 24, 2014

    Ludhiana: Three days after the inauguration of a mother-child wing at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital, four new-born infants on Sunday died during the "process of delivery", which the families alleged were carried out by "class IV employees in the absence of gynaecologists". Ludhiana Civil Hospital head Subash Batta said that four...
  • Driving test to be conducted on modern tracks in Punjab November 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: With an aim to improve traffic system in Punjab, the state government has decided that the tests for grant of driving licences will now be done on modern tracks especially laid for the purpose. "Now onwards, the driving tests by the authorities will be conducted on tracks," an official spokesman...
  • Punjab government to spend Rs 120 crore for harvesting rainwater November 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab government said it has earmarked Rs 120 Crore on the development of Underground Pipeline System (UGPS), seeking to harvest rainwater to solve various water problems in the state. Punjab's Agriculture Minister Tota Singh said in a statement today that "the funds will be used this fiscal for the...
  • Amritsar will be one of the best cities by 2017: Sukhbir Singh Badal November 8, 2014

    Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said the state government will make Amritsar as one of the best cities in the world by year 2017. Stating that he was personally monitoring the ongoing development projects in the city, he said city residents will get relief from traffic...
  • Punjab: Police arrest KLF chief, accuses ISI of reviving terrorism in state November 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a major breakthrough, Punjab Police on Friday arrested chief of Khalistan Liberation Force, Harminder Singh alias Mintoo, and one of his aides and claimed that Pakistan's ISI was making "concerted efforts" to revive terrorism in the state. "In last three years concerted efforts have been made by Pakistan's ISI...
  • All is well between SAD and BJP: Parkash Singh Badal November 6, 2014

    Sultanpur: Asserting that SAD-BJP alliance is in the interest of the nation as well as Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said all is well between the partners and that BJP will never sever ties with its "time-tested" ally. "There is hardly any issue of confrontation between both the parties...
  • Punjab: Endless wait for families of youngsters suspected to be in ISIS custody November 3, 2014

    Chandigarh: It continues to be an endless wait for families of 40 Punjabi youth suspected to be in ISIS custody in Iraq. 10-month-old Arshpeet has never seen his father Gurdeep who went to work in Iraq two months before he was born. Things were alright for the family until June...
  • High alert issued along Indo-Pak border after Wagah blast November 3, 2014

    Amritsar: A high alert has been issued along the Attari border area following the blast at Wagah on the Pakistan side even as BSF officials said that the flag-lowering ceremony for the day on the Indian side, which attracts a lot of visitors, was over by the time the attack...
  • Cut in fuel prices may cause revenue loss to Punjab November 1, 2014

    Chandigarh: The reduction in prices of petrol and diesel may have brought cheers to consumers, but the cut is likely to cause tax revenue loss of up to Rs 35 crore to the state exchequer in Punjab. "It is estimated that there will be an effect of Rs 30-35 crore...
  • Punjab: Farmers should be given subsidies in a big way, says CM Badal October 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Amid facing criticism on giving free power to farmers from several quarters, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that the farming sector should be given subsidies "in a big way" for producing sufficient foodgrain to meet country's requirement. Badal also sought cooperation of all the MPs...
  • Two killed as BMW hits tree, breaks into three pieces October 26, 2014

    Ludhiana: Two persons were killed while another was critically injured when their BMW car veered off the road and hit a road side tree at wee hours in Ludhiana on Sunday. The impact of the collision was such that the car broke into three pieces on Sarabha Nagar road, police said....
  • Tension brewing within NDA as SAD supports INLD instead of BJP in Haryana Assembly polls October 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: Tension seemed to be brewing within the National Democratic Alliance after Shiromani Akali Dal went all out to support the Indian National Lok Dal instead of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Haryana Assembly elections. SAD led by Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Badal is BJP's alliance partner...
  • Amritsar: Clashes erupt between Nihang Sikhs, three injured October 24, 2014

    Amritsar: Tension prevailed in Amritsar on Friday as two groups of Nihang Sikhs clashed ahead of a traditional martial arts display, leaving three injured. The groups were reportedly equipped with licensed arms, swords and other sharp weapons. The two groups were moving towards an open ground when the altercation broke out. The police...
  • Fireworks, lighting at Amritsar's Golden Temple October 23, 2014

    Amritsar: The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, was lighted up on Thursday in festive spirit in this Sikh holy city in Punjab. Fireworks display and millions of lights around the whole complex saw thousands of devotees turning up for the occasion. The day is celebrated in...
  • Punjab government announces 10 per cent DA for employees October 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: Ahead of Diwali, the Punjab government on Tuesday announced to release 10 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) to employees with October's salary. Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Tuesday gave his nod in this regard, an official spokesman said. The increased DA would be given with the salary...
  • AAP's Bhagwant Mann slams Punjab government for drug menace October 9, 2014

    Amritsar: Comedian and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann on Thursday slammed the Punjab government alleging that drug dealers were freely roaming in the state while police was making poor drug addict youths as scapegoats. "The Punjab government never thought to eradicate unemployment in the state, due to which...
  • Sukhbir Badal campaigns in Haryana, seeks votes for INLD-SAD October 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today launched a poll campaign in Haryana to give a boost to the INLD-SAD candidates, who are in the fray for the October 15 elections. On the first leg of the campaign on Wednesday, the Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister used a customised...
  • Punjab: Tax raised to mobilise funds for development, says SAD October 5, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday supported the SAD-BJP led Punjab government's move to increase VAT on diesel, cold drinks and cigarettes, saying tax was raised to mobilise funds for development. In a statement, SAD general secretary and core committee member Maheshinder Singh Grewal said the rate of...
  • Punjab CM Badal calls for community participation for clean India October 2, 2014

    Talwandi Sabo: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday administered a cleanliness pledge under the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' to government officials. On the occasion of the 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Badal avowed people to maintain cleanliness in and around their houses, public places and workplaces. People pledged...
  • 12 new judges of Punjab, Haryana High Court sworn-in September 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: The 12 new Additional judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday took the oath of office and secrecy. Acting Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Ashutosh Mohunta administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new Additional Judges, including three women, an official...
  • Punjab: 645 teachers to be promoted as headmasters September 24, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab government, in its effort to fill up the vacancy in education department, has decided to promote 645 teachers as headmasters by next month while recruitment of over 5,000 teachers will be completed by the end of this month. Disclosing this on Wednesday, an official spokesperson said that direction to this...
  • 2 women 'given electric shocks' inside a police station in Kapurthala September 24, 2014

    Kapurthala: Two women accused in a theft case were allegedly given electric shocks inside a police station in Bholath area, following which an Assistant Sub-Inspector was suspended. Senior Superintendent of Police Dhanpreet Kaur said ASI Raghbir Singh was suspended for his alleged involvement in the incident. An inquiry was also...