Chandigarh, Aug. 22 -- In view of heavy rains, the Haryana forests department has started a drive to remove dried as well as accident-causing trees from the roads. An official spokesperson said the department has started a WhatsApp number 082782-76564 on which citizens can give information regarding such trees. Action would be taken within 72 hours of receiving the information, the spokesperson said. Public Works (Building and Roads) and Forests ... Read More

Physical training teacher held for beating students

Gurgaon, Aug. 22 -- A teacher accused of beating a student in a Gurgaon school was arrested on Monday and sent to judicial custody. The accused teacher, a physical training instructor, had allegedly beaten class 7 students of Sheetla Vidyapeeth at Jyoti Park on Saturday. The parents of one the students had lodged a complaint at New Colony police station after finding their boy badly injured. A large group of parents gathered at the school premise... Read More

Cops give clean chit to BJP MLA

Karnal, Aug. 22 -- Two days after the Karnal police booked former chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) and BJP's Assandh MLA Bakshish Singh Virk, along with 200 others, for their alleged involvement in an attack on a journalist, the police on Monday gave him a clean chit.

In a press statement, a district police spokesperson said Assandh DSP Dalbir Singh, who conducted an investigation in the matter, did not find any evidence of Virk's involvement... Read More

SGPC to start probe

Amritsar, Aug. 22 -- The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) took serious note of a video of converting a gurdwara into temple reportedly at Chungthang in Sikkim on Monday. The gurdwara seen in the video is said to be 'Dangmar Sahib' . Some persons were seen throwing sacred items out of the gurdwara to convert it into temple. SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar said that the gurdwara is associated to Guru Nanak Dev and the act will not be... Read More


Batala, Aug. 22 -- Two unidentified bikeborne accused reportedly snatched a purse from a woman near Baring Union Christian College on Monday.

The purse contained 30,000, pair of gold earrings and mobile phone. In her complaint, the victim, Gursharan Singh, of Greater Kailash said that she was going to bus stand on a rickshaw.

When she reached near the college, two bike-borne men came and snatched her purse. Getting information, a police team st... Read More

CM greets on Guru Granth Sahib Parkash Purb

Chandigarh, Aug. 22 -- Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has extended greetings to Punjabis living across the globe on the occasion of the 413th Parkash Purb of Guru Granth Sahib. In a message on the eve of the Parkash Purab, Amarinder described Guru Granth Sahib as a repository of spiritual knowledge, human values and universal brotherhood.

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CM mourns death of Justice Mongia

Chandigarh, Aug. 22 -- Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh condoled the death of former chief justice of the Guwahati high court, Justice (retd) RS Mongia. He passed away at a private hospital in New Delhi after prolonged illness on Monday. He was 77. In his condolence message, he Mongia's contribution to the judicial system as "an eminent legal luminary, a noted jurist, and a fine human being with the qualities of head and heart". Mongia ... Read More

Debt-ridden farmer kills himself in Mansa

Mansa, Aug. 22 -- Unable to pay the debt of around Rs 4.5 lakh, a farmer Ramanjeet Singh (27) from Kheeva Dyalu village ended his life by consuming pesticide. He owned four acres. Ramanjeet was struggling to bear the treatment expense of his handicapped son. The family took him to the Mansa civil hospital on Monday morning where the post-mortem was conducted and the body was returned to them. The district police initiated inquest proceedings.

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MC meet to consider trust vote cancelled

Muktsar, Aug. 22 -- With seven councillors who had moved a no-confidence motion against Muktsar municipal council chief Harpal Singh Bedi withdrawing their application, deputy commissioner Sumeet Jarangal cancelled a House meeting on Monday. The previous meeting to take note of the no-confidence motion was held on August 7. None of the councillors attended the meeting then. Executive officer Rajneesh Kumar had also skipped the meeting.

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33-yr-old man booked for wife's murder

Muktsar, Aug. 22 -- Police have booked Sukhmander Singh (33) for shooting dead his wife, Gurjeet Kaur (30), with his licenced gun at Dhoolkot village in Muktsar on Monday. "Marital discord led to the murder," said ASI Baj Singh, adding that Sukhmander, who was absconding, had been booked under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC and Sections 27/54/59 of the Arms Act. The couple had a sevenyear-old son and nine-monthold daughter.

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