Jalandhar

  • Case against Ramdev for hurting religious sentiments of Sikhs May 6, 2014

    Jalandhar: The Punjab Police on Monday booked yoga guru Ramdev for hurting religious sentiments of Sikhs. The case against Ramdev has been registered under section 295-A (hurting religious sentiments or feelings) at a police station in Jalandhar following a complaint by Harpreet Singh of the Sikh Talmel Committee. In his complaint,...
  • Watch: SAD, BJP workers fight over a parking spot in Jalandhar March 15, 2014

    Clash broke out between Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP workers over a parking spot in Jalandhar, Punjab. According to sources, fight erupted between two counselors over a parking spot. Three people were injured in the clashes and the police is probing the incident. ...
  • Political war erupts as Sardar Patel's statue goes missing November 5, 2013

    A statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has reportedly gone missing from the storeroom of Jalandhar Municipal Corporation, prompting a war of words between leaders of Congress and BJP. Taking a dig at the BJP leadership over the missing statue, senior Congress leader Virendra Sharma said, "While BJP's senior leadership is trying...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Government school students contribute Rs 65,000 to PM relief fund July 29, 2013

    Students of a government school in Jalandhar have contributed Rs 65,000 to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for helping people affected by the Uttarakhand floods. "Students have raised a fund of Rs 65,000 with the help of teachers to contribute to the ongoing relief work in Uttarakhand," Amarjeet Kumar, a teacher...
  • Punjab launches night policing; becomes first Indian state to do so July 15, 2013

    Mohali: With a dedicated force of 4,000 personnel, Punjab on Sunday laid its claim to be the first state in the country to launch night policing scheme (NPS). Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is also the home minister, launched the scheme at the Khanpur T-point near here, 20 km...
  • Police constable dismissed for sodomising 8-year-old June 16, 2013

    Jalandhar: A Punjab Police constable was on Saturday dismissed from service for allegedly sodomizing an eight year old boy in Jalandhar, an official said. The constable, Sanjiv Kumar, was booked by police on Friday evening after the victim told his family that the policeman had sexually assaulted him. A senior police...
  • Punjab ASI shot dead by unknown persons on highway April 1, 2013

    Jalandhar: An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) was shot dead by unknown persons on Sunday evening on the Jalandhar-Ludhiana highway. Police claim that the ASI was shot at when he chased a few persons in a car for not stopping when he asked them to. The accused were in a white Verna car...
  • Anna Hazare to address rally in Punjab on Sunday March 30, 2013

    Jalandhar: Anti-corruption crusader and social activist Anna Hazare will address a rally in Jalandhar on Sunday during his 'Janatantra Yatra' in Punjab. Anna will address eight public rallies during his five-day visit to the state, Janatantra Morcha member IS Bhalla said. Anna would start first phase of his yatra from Amritsar...
  • Punjab: Girl denied admission by school for wearing turban March 30, 2013

    Jalandhar: A family belonging to Amritdhari Sikh sect has alleged that a private school denied admission to their daughter as her turban was in breach of the school's uniform, a claim rubbished by the institution's principal. Harpreet Singh alleged that his daughter Amandeep was denied admission by Cambridge International School for...
  • Jalandhar school bus accident: Death toll rises to 13 March 4, 2013

    Jalandhar: The death toll in the Jalandhar school bus accident rose to 13 on Monday evening. The school bus had a head-on collision with a truck early in the morning, following which casualties were reported. Reports said that the driver of the school bus had died after the accident. At least...
  • Jalandhar: School bus collides with truck, 12 dead March 4, 2013

    Jalandhar: A school bus had a head-on collision with a truck early on Monday morning, following which casualties were reported. Reports said at least 11 children were dead in the accident. Reports also said that the driver of the school bus also died after the accident. At least 13 others have...
  • Environment-friendly electric cars create flutter in Jalandhar February 20, 2013

    Jalandhar: With a fuel price hike every other day a man in Jalandhar is dedicating himself in an effort to find an economical and ecological solution to fuel guzzling cars. Sumeet Aneja has come up with many attractive, viable and most importantly buy-able electric cars. Aneja's electric dreams faced initial roadblocks,...
  • Jalandhar: Flesh trade racket busted, 6 arrested January 14, 2013

    Jalandhar: Police on Monday claimed to have busted a flesh trade racket with the arrest of six persons, including three Army personnel, from urban state area here. On a tip-off, a special police party raided a MIG flat in urban state area and arrested six persons including three army personnel...
  • Punjab much safer than other states: Sukhbir December 12, 2012

    Chandigarh: Accusing the Congress of politicising the issue of law and order for vested interests, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said Punjab is a much safer place than other states. "Punjab is a much safer place than other parts of the country," he told reporters here in...
  • Punjab: Journalist attacked while trying to stop men from molesting girl December 11, 2012

    Jalandhar: In another case of molestation in Punjab, a man trying to protect the victim was beaten up. The man who intervened was a freelance journalist. Police say Ashwini Malhotra was shopping with his family members when some persons in an inebriated condition allegedly started harassing a girl. "Ashwini Malhotra,...
  • I don't believe in love: Anushka Sharma November 8, 2012

    Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, the cast of the big Diwali release, Yash Chopra's 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' visited the late filmmaker's hometown Jalandhar on Wednesday. ...
  • Famous comedian Jaspal Bhatti dies in a road accident October 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Famous comedian Jaspal Bhatti has died in a road accident near Jalandhar. Bhatti was going to Nakodar from Bhatinda for the promotion of his upcoming film 'Power Cut'. The accident happened on Shahkot area of Jalandhar. Bhatti's car rammed into a roadside tree. Bhatti's son and actress Surilie...
  • Rahul to hold talks with Cong leaders in Jalandhar October 19, 2012

    Jalandhar: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will be campaiging in Punjab on Friday and will be visiting Jalandhar where he will hold talks with district level party leaders. This is Rahul's second visit to the state after the drubbing in Assembly Elections, earlier this year. Last week, at a rally...
  • Rahul Gandhi on a two-day visit to Punjab October 10, 2012

    Chandigarh: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day visit to Punjab from Wednesday during which he will interact with party cadres. He will be interacting with party leaders in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala. This will be his first visit to the state since the party's debacle in the...
  • Rahul Gandhi to pay two-day visit to Punjab in October September 27, 2012

    Chandigarh: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day visit to Punjab in October during which he will be interacting with a cross-section of people including party workers, office bearers, MLAs and MPs, State Congress President Amarinder Singh said on Wednesday. He said that Rahul will be visiting Amritsar,...
  • Girl found dead after being 'humiliated' by police August 31, 2012

    Jalandhar: A college student was found dead near a railway track in a suspected suicide case in Jalandhar. This comes days after she was pulled up for being with a boy in a car outside a city college. She was said to be distressed when her photographs were taken by...
  • Infant left to die over non-payment of Rs 200 July 26, 2012

    Jalandhar: A five-day old newborn died in Jalandhar's civil hospital when doctors took her off life-support, all because the baby girl's parents couldn't pay Rs 200. The Punjab Health Minister has ordered a probe demanding answers within the next two weeks. The baby was born on July 20 and had...
  • Burundi boy case: 4 accused arrested, 3 on the run July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Jalandhar Police on Tuesday said that they had arrested four of the accused in the Burundi boy attack case that took place in April this year. While three of the accused were on the run, one had fled to Australia, said Additional DCP (Headquarters) Navjot S Mahal. A lookout...
  • Burundi boy attack: Fourth accused arrested July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The fourth accused in the Burundi student attack case was arrested in Punjab on Monday, Navjot S Mahal, Additional DCP, said. Amandeep Singh was arrested by the Jalandhar Police on Monday afternoon. Yannick, a student of B Sc (Computers) at a private university near Jalandhar was brutally beaten up outside...
  • Burundi student attack: Policeman's son surrenders July 7, 2012

    Patiala: Romi Uppal, son of a senior police officer and a key accused in the case of attack on Burundi student Yannick Nihangaza, on Saturday surrendered before police. Jalandhar DCP Sarabjit Singh said Romi had surrendered himself. With Romi's arrest, the total number of persons arrested so far in the attack...
  • Punjab: African student beaten, in coma July 6, 2012

    Jalandhar: A Burundi national and a student of Punjab's Lovely University was reportedly beaten and left for dead in Jalandhar in April this year. The 23-year-old, Yannick Nihangaza is currently in coma. The boy was allegedly pelted with stones and beaten up on April 22. Two people have been arrested in the case. His...
  • Discrimination against HIV+ patients in Sadar hospital May 12, 2012

    Jalandhar: The Anti-retroviral Therapy Centre in Jalandhar has accused the nursing and medical staff of Sadar hospital of discriminating against HIV positive patients. "The nursing and medical staff of Sadar Hospital do not treat the patients properly and discriminate against them," Senior Medical Officer of ART, Kulbir Sharma, said on Friday....
  • Army Chief honours heroes of Jalandhar rescue May 5, 2012

    Chandigarh: On what could well be his farewell visit to the strategic Western Command headquarters based at Chandimandir, adjoining Chandigarh, Army Chief General VK Singh met up with a large number of one, two and three star generals of the command. Singh retires on May 31. General VK Singh also awarded...
  • Heroes of Jalandhar who saved many lives April 26, 2012

    Jalandhar: In a building collapse in Jalandhar, as many as 20 lives were lost while hundreds of people were saved, thanks to the rescue workers who worked tirelessly for a week. Here's the story of the heroes of Jalandhar. Directing the team of rescue workers was Des Raj of the Shah...
  • No official record of Jalandhar factory: police April 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The police on Saturday said the collapsed blanket factory in Jalandhar which led the the death of 21 people does not exist in government records. This was revealed by the Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner who said the the factory does not figure in the records of the director factories. This...