HOSHIARPUR

  • Punjab: Dalits block National Highway over rape, police use mild force to clear it August 16, 2014

    Phagwara: Agitated over delay in arrest of four persons accused of raping a 22yearold dalit woman at a factory, members of a dalit organisation on Saturday tried to block the National Highway 1, forcing police to use mild force against them. Activists of Sri Guru Ravi Das Sena Punjab gathered...
  • Lost 16 polls, but 73-year-old cobbler in the fray once again April 15, 2014

    He may have lost 16 elections, but it has not deterred 73-year-old cobbler Om Prakash Jhakku from trying his luck once again from the Hoshiarpur seat of Punjab. Jhakku, who runs his shop from a small rented kiosk in the Kotwali Bazaar in Hoshiarpur, has contested 16 elections unsuccessfully -- three...
  • Punjab: Woman dies of heart attack while doctors attend VIP function February 6, 2014

    Hoshiarpur: A woman died of a heart attack at a hospital in Hoshiarpur in Punjab while doctors were busy attending a VIP programme in the hospital. The woman who died was the mother of a policeman. The policeman kept pleading for assistance and help within the hospital at the place...
  • Easy wins for Indian teams at Kabaddi World Cup December 4, 2013

    Hoshiarpur: Indian men registered their second win of the 2013 Kabaddi World Cup as they breezed past Spain in their group match while women's team defeated Kenya in an easy encounter here on Tuesday. India beat Spain 5527 in their Pool A match at the Lajwanti Stadium. The Indian women...
  • 21yearold boy allegedly rapes minor girl in Punjab November 6, 2013

    Hoshiarpur: A 17yearold girl was allegedly raped by a youth at her house at a village in Hoshiarpur, police said on Wednesday. Hardeep, aged 21, had been booked for rape after the girl lodged a complaint to police in this regard. Hardeep alias...
  • Child among 3 killed as truck hits jeep in Punjab October 15, 2013

    A child and two women were on Wednesday killed and two others got injured when the jeep in which they were travelling collided headon with a truck in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, police said. The accident occurred in a village falling under Mukerian police station this morning, Hoshiarpur SSP Sukhchain Singh Gill...
  • Punjab: 20 killed, 30 injured as truck falls into gorge in Hoshiarpur October 10, 2013

    Hoshiarpur: More than 20 people were killed and around 30 injured in a road accident in the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab on Thursday. A group of pilgrims was returning from Chintpurni after offering prayers when their truck fell 100 feet into a gorge. Those injured in the accident were rushed to...
  • Punjab: Teacher accuses education officer of molesting her October 6, 2013

    Hoshiarpur: A woman teacher in a government school here has filed a case against a district education officer alleging that he tried to molest her, prompting police to order an inquiry. The teacher of Government Elementary School at Mona Khurd, in her complaint, alleged that Hoshiarpur District Education Officer (Zila Parishad),...
  • Noida: School provides free education to 300 underprivileged children September 2, 2013

    Hoshiarpur: For many children in India education is a distant dream. But Om Foundation in Noida is a ray of hope for those who want to study but have no funds. Afflicted by polio, life for 6-year-old Rohit has not been easy. His family moved to Noida from Balia in Uttar...
  • Punjab: Court wraps up rape case trial in just over a week January 11, 2013

    A justice in Punjab's Hoshiarpur court has set an example by carrying out a fast tracked trial and delivering justice to a rape survivor in just over a week after the police filed its chargesheet in the case. The accused, Jaiprakash Dwivedi, was charged for abducting a minor girl from...
  • Nine days after chargesheet, rapist gets 10 years in jail January 11, 2013

    Hoshiarpur: In one of the fastest rulings in a trial court, a court in this Punjab town on Thursday convicted and sentenced a rapist to 10 years jail just nine days after the chargesheet was filed. Additional District and Sessions Judge JS Bhinder convicted Jai Prakash Diwedi, alias Pawan...
  • 9 days after chargesheet, rapist gets 10 yrs in jail January 10, 2013

    Hoshiarpur: In one of the fastest rulings in a trial court, a court in the Punjab town on Thursday convicted and sentenced a rapist to 10 years in jail, just nine days after the chargesheet was filed in the case. Additional District and Sessions Judge JS Bhinder convicted Jai Prakash Diwedi,...
  • Bhagat Singh's niece fights 21year legal battle January 7, 2011

    Hoshiarpur: Freedom fighter Bhagat Singh's kin have been fighting a 21year legal battle to get justice for one of their relatives, who is believed to have been killed by the Punjab Police when terrorism in the state was at its peak. He has been missing since 1989. The family of Surjit...
  • Former Babbar Khalsa militant escapes from custody October 18, 2010

    Chandigarh: A former Babbar Khalsa militant escaped from police custody in Hoshiarpur on Monday, officials said. Search operations are on to nab the militant, arrested for the murder of a local Dera head. The militant escaped from the Hoshiarpur jail. ...
  • Father arrested for daughter's honour killing July 25, 2010

    Hoshiarpur: A man in Dasuya town of Punjab's Hoshiarpur district was arrested for allegedly murdering his daughter and severely injuring her boyfriend after finding them in a objectionable position in his house, police said on Saturday. Police officials said that the case seemed to be that of honour killing. The victim,...
  • Woman gives birth on plane, tries to disown baby July 8, 2010

    Amritsar: A young Indian medical student, returning from Turkmenistan, gave birth to a baby aboard a plane and tried to flee after leaving behind the newborn in the toilet. She was later arrested, police said on Wednesday. According to the airport police, the woman was identified as Amandeep Kaur Mann, a...
  • YouTube inspires boys to steal entire ATM machine August 3, 2009

    Hoshiarpur: It took an 'inspiration' from a similar crime in California state in the US and posted on internet website YouTube for two youth in a Punjab town to take away the automated teller machine (ATM) of a leading private bank in Hoshiarpur on Friday. This was revealed on Sunday during...
  • I spy, I spy not: Kashmir flipflops, Pak sees red March 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Kashmir Singh hit headlines for making a historic homecoming. But Singh who spent 35 years in a Pakistani jail on charges of espionage and was released by Pakistan on Monday has put the man responsible for his release in a tight spot. Pakistans Minister for Human Rights Ansar...
  • Day of open skies and freedom for Kashmir Singh March 5, 2008

    Hoshiarpur: For the first time in 35 years, Kashmir Singh awoke a free man on Wednesday, free to live a life outside captivity and free to walk the streets of his hometown in Hoshiarpur. Since he left his village, the mud houses are now cement structures, the village road has...
  • Kashmir Singh arrives home, gets a hero's welcome March 5, 2008

    New Delhi: After spending 35 years in a Pakistani jail, Kashmir Singh is back with his family. Kashmir Singh reached his village to the sound of drumbeats. After a heros welcome, within hours of crossing the Wagah border, he decided to drive through his village where he lived to refresh his...
  • Call us home, Indian 'spy' in Pak jail tells Govt March 4, 2008

    New Delhi: As Kashmir Singh prepares to return home after 35 years in a Pakistani jail, another Indian national has written to the Chief Justice with an impassioned appeal that India must own up to "spies" like him who have been languishing in prisons across the border for decades. Gopal Dass,...
  • Kashmir will reach India on Tuesday: Pak minister March 3, 2008

    New Delhi: CNNIBN spoke to the caretaker Minister for Human Rights in Pakistan, Ansar Burni, who helped secure Kashmir Singh's freedom. He says Singh will be back home soon. ...
  • After 35 yrs, Pak prisoner free to return home March 3, 2008

    New Delhi: He has languished in a jail in Pakistan for 35 years, forsaken by his country, almost forgotten by his family. However on Monday evening, Kashmir Singh has a new lease of life and is a free man. Pakistani authorities finally released him from prison. Ever since the news broke...
  • Kashmir Singh to return to India on Tuesday March 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Kashmir Singh, who has been languishing in a Pakistani jail for 35 years, is expected to be released on Monday but will be back to India only on Tuesday. Kashmir will be going to Nankana Saheb near Lahore after being released from the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore where...
  • Pak frees one Indian, many still locked up March 1, 2008

    Chandigarh: Nangal Chouran village is preparing to welcome Kashmir Singh, the Indian prisoner who will come back home soon after spending 35 years in a jail in Pakistan. However, for every Kashmir Singh who manages to make the journey home, there are many like Harkishan Singh, whose families are still...
  • Hero's welcome awaits Kashmir Singh back home March 1, 2008

    Hoshiarpur (Punjab): After languishing in a Pakistan jail for over three decades, pardoned Indian national Kashmir Singh will return home in two days. The people of Nangal Chouran village are preparing to receive one of their own in true Punjabi style. It's no ordinary homecoming. On Thursday, Pakistan's President Pervez...
  • Punjab bans Hanuman XI vs Ravana XI November 23, 2006

    Hoshiarpur (Punjab): The district administration on Wednesday banned the sale and screening of a VCD, which reportedly showed a cricket match being played between two teams with Hindu mythological figures Hanuman and Ravana in them. District Magistrate D K Tiwari imposed the ban in view that the VCD may hurt the...