Sunday, November 28, 2021


Hospital at Sri Goindwal Sahib Campus of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences to be built with cost of Rs. 15 crore: Dr. Verka

Punjab Cabinet Minister Dr. Raj Kumar Verka on Sunday inaugurated newly built hostel at Sri Goindwal Sahib campus of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences. On this occasion MLA Khadoor Sahib Ramanjeet Singh Sikki, Deputy Commissioner Tarn Taran Kulwant Singh, Vice Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Dr. Raj Bahadur, Principal Charanjeet Kaur and other distinguished personalities. During the function Dr. Verka said that on the demand of MLA Ramanjit Singh Sikki, we have decided to build a hospital in the campus with the cost of Rs. 15 crore and the construction would be commenced soon. He said that the newly built hostel will accommodate the students of far flung areas and they can be able to focus on their studies in congenial atmosphere at here.

Infamous Tillu Tajpuriya Gang's sharpshooter held

Delhi Police arrested a sharpshooter of the infamous Tillu Tajpuriya Gang which was involved in a case of firing on a businessman's vehicle in Rohini, an official said on Sunday. According to the official, on April 8, the victim, who owns factories in Delhi's Bawana and Haryana's Sonipat, had received a WhatsApp call and thereafter a voice message on his phone regarding extortion. The caller introduced himself as Chiku, a dreaded criminal from the inter-state gang.

Minor girl abducted in Delhi rescued from Uttarakhand

A minor girl, who was kidnapped on November 12 in the national capital, was rescued by the Delhi Police from Rudrapur in Uttarakhand, an official said here on Saturday. According to the official, on November 12 the father of the girl, a resident of Uttam Nagar in New Delhi came to Mohan Garden police station and reported that his 16-year-old minor daughter was missing since 4.30 p.m. of the day.

Delhi logs 32 new Covid cases, no death in five days

The national capital Delhi on Saturday reported 32 fresh cases of Covid-19, pushing the tally to 14,40,637, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department. However, no Covid death has been reported in the last five days in Delhi. The city's death toll stands at 25,095. The death rate stands at 1.74 per cent in the city. The Covid infection rate in the national capital stands at 0.06 per cent. The active case in the city stands at 325 as per the latest health bulletin. With 32 patients recovering in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries rose to 14,15,217 so far, the health bulletin said.

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi presiding over a Cabinet meeting at CMO on Tuesday.

Delhi govt to formally exit liquor business

The Delhi government will formally exit the liquor business as its 600 vends will be shut permanently from Tuesday night to pave way for swanky, new, privately owned shops that will begin operations from November 17. As many as 850 new private vends are set to begin operations under Delhi Government's new excise policy. However, of those only 300-350 shops are likely to start functioning from first day leading to liquor shortage in the city, a Delhi government official said. Gradually all the liquor vends will open up.


Rajinder Singh, a farmer from village Kotbhai of Sri Muktsar district, has turned crorepati overnight as he won the second prize of Rs 1 Crore of Punjab State Dear Diwali Bumper. The results of the bumper were announced on November 8. Rajinder Singh has won this 

J&K govt suspends 3 on corruption charges

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday suspended an assistant regional transport officer (ARTO) and two motor vehicle inspectors on corruption charges. An order issued by the government said, "Today that ARTO Kupwara (Mohammad Mukhtar) and two Motor Vehicle Inspectors (Khursheed Ahmad and Abdul Hamid) are placed 

Heavy rains affect several parts of Andhra Pradesh

With the depression weakening and forming a low-pressure area, several parts of Andhra Pradesh experienced heavy rains on Friday, with Nellore and Chittoor districts bearing the maximum brunt. Overflowing rivers and rivulets disrupted vehicular traffic, while more than a thousand people had to be shifted to relief camps.

UP principal's derogatory remark on student's transfer certificate, probe ordered

A probe has been ordered into an incident in which the principal of an inter college in Pratapgarh district allegedly wrote an objectionable remark on the transfer certificate (TC) of a Class 12 student, stating that his name was removed from the college due to his criminal tendency. Officials of the education department have ordered a probe into the incident. District Inspector of School (DIOS) Pratapgarh, Sarvadanand said that the matter came to the notice of the education department officials through the IGRS portal.

Eight flights cancelled in Chennai due to rains, winds

Eight flights have been cancelled due to bad weather in Chennai airport, officials said on Wednesday. Four arrivals and four departures have been cancelled after the Met Department predicted heavy rains and gusty winds in Chennai and adjoining districts. Indigo Airlines flights to Madurai (4.10 p.m.), Mumbai (7.55 p.m.), Trichy (7.55 p.m.) were the domestic flights from Chennai that stand cancelled. An international flight operated by Air


Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday inaugurated Sub-Junior and Cadet Judo National Championship here at Chandigarh University Gharuan. Announcing a grant of Rs 20 lakh to the Punjab Judo Association for the promotion of Judo sport in the state, the CM also announced to build an Ultra modern world class Indoor Judo Stadium in the state. He asked Punjab Judo federation to identify suitable chunk of land for the construction of world class stadium. CM Channi said that these steps were being taken to develop

Water level in Mullaperiyar Dam will touch 142 feet on Nov 30

Tamil Nadu's Water Resources Minister S. Duraimurugan on Tuesday said 142 feet of water would be stored in Mullaperiyar Dam as on November 30, as per norms. In a statement issued here, Duraimurugan said as per the norms, water in Mullaperiyar Dam could be stored upto 142 feet on November 30 and the storage level would be reached on that day when the rainy season is expected to end.

Rains fury forces Chennai police station to shift location

The S-8 Adambakkam police station in Chennai was shifted temporarily to a house nearby after it was inundated following heavy rains, police said on Monday. The station is now relocated at New Colony Second Sstreet, Adambakkam.

Man held for sexually abusing 3 infants in Gujarat

A man has been arrested for sexually abusing three infants and killing one of them, the police said on Monday. Acting on complaints lodged by the family members of a three-year-old and a five-year-old girl, Gandhinagar police formed 12 teams to nab the culprit. Based on surveillance and CCTV footages from the surrounding areas, the police identified the suspect and nabbed him. The arrested person has been identified as Vijay Popatji Thakor, a resident of Rancharda village in Kalol.

K'taka: Heavy rains forecast in 13 districts, Yellow alert issued

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in 13 districts of Karnataka till Tuesday, following which a Yellow alert has been issued in this regard. The rains are caused by cyclonic depressions over the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, sources said on Monday. The rains have started pouring down in pockets of Bengaluru since Monday morning.

One killed, 6 hurt as speeding car mows down pedestrians in Kolkata

One person was killed and six others were injured after a speeding car ploughed into pedestrians and a cyclist at the Chingrighata intersection on Eastern Metropolitan Bypass in the eastern fringes of Kolkata on Saturday evening.

Divorced woman murdered by partner in Bengaluru

A 26-year divorced woman was allegedly murdered by her partner in Bengaluru on Saturday, police said. The deceased was identified as Gayathri, a resident of Pattegarapalya in Vijayanagar police station limits, and worked as a maid.

Ex-SBI chairman's bail plea rejected in loan scam case

The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Jaisalmer Court on Monday rejected the bail application of former SBI chairman Pratip Chaudhury, arrested in the Jaisalmer hotel loan fraud case, and sent him to judicial custody till November 15. The former SBI chairman will now have to spend his Diwali behind bars, said sources. He will be in judicial custody for 15 days till November 15, they added. Pratip Chaudhury was arrested from Delhi on Sunday and brought to Jaisalmer on Monday. After that he was

Welcome kids at school gates on Nov 1, says Stalin

It is our bounden duty to welcome the young children studying in Classes 1-8 at the school gates with a smiling face as they return to schools after nearly one and a half years, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said on Saturday. In a statement issued here, he said the children are coming to the school from November 1 onwards after a long time and they should be welcomed in such a manner that enthuses and energises them.

NSS Dav college organised awareness campaign

NSS Dav college organised awareness campaign. The objective of the campaign was to create awareness among people about the causes and consequences of spread of dengue, malaria, chikungunya

Bengal's Swadesh Mondal sets national record in 400m medley

Swadesh Mondal of Bengal created his fourth national record here at the ongoing 37th Sub Junior and 47th Junior National Championships 2021, romping to victory in 400m individual medley for Group II boys. He came up with a brilliant effort to push a fighting Shoan Ganguly of Karnataka to second place, much like their battle in the 200m medley event earlier in the week where Swadesh took the gold and Shoan had to settle for a silver

Maharashtra reopens its theatres to receive 'pre-Covid footfalls'

Bollywood breathed a sigh of relief on Friday when cinema theatres across Maharashtra, the source of 50 per cent of the Hindi film industry's earnings, opened after a Covid-imposed shutdown that stretched across a year and six months. Gautam Dutta, CEO, PVR Cinemas, expressed the industry-wide sentiment when he said: "It is heart-warming to reopen our cinemas


Emphasizing the need to harness the immense potential of the State youth in a constructive manner, the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday said that the youth would be the deciding factor in the forthcoming Punjab Vidhan Sabha polls next year. Addressing a delegation of the Punjab Youth Congress led by the President Barinder Singh Dhillon which called on him at CMO, the Chief Minister said that a 90 days roadmap should be chalked out with clear specification of activities to be undertaken at grassroots level across the State in order to galvanize the youth to throw heart and soul into preparation for the elections. The Chief Minister further said that 11 member committee should be formed in each assembly constituency at the booth level. “A cycle yatra would be taken

Police to investigate death of Jayalalithaa's driver

The police in Tamil Nadu's Salem on Thursday took up a case pertaining to the death of C. Kanagaraj, the driver of the late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Kanagaraj was the prime accused in the murder of a security guard, Om Bahadur at the Kodanad estate in April 2017. Kanagaraj was killed in a road accident at Attur in April 2017 while he was riding a two-wheeler on the Salem-Ulundurpet highway

TN ice cream parlour sealed for serving alcohol-mixed dessert

An ice cream parlour in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore was sealed on Thursday for serious lapses, including mixing alcohol in some desserts, officials said. An inspection by Food Safety Department officials was carried out at the outlet on Avinashi road after complaints were received on Wednesday.

100-gram gold coin end up in garbage, honest worker returns it

An upright sanitation worker of the Greater Chennai Corporation is in news for her deed of restoring a gold coin that she found in collected waste to its rightful owners, through the police. Mary was sorting out the garbage collected from various domestic households at Thiruvattiyur street when she heard a tinkle. She thought that it would be some metallic object or a coin but found that it was a gold coin.

1.15 tonnes ganja hidden in poultry feed seized in Maha

In a big catch, police in Maharashtra's Washim seized 1.15 tonnes ganja hidden in a truck carrying poultry feed, officials said on Monday.

Delhi logs 15 fresh Covid cases, infection rate drops to 0.03%

The national capital on Monday reported 15 fresh Covid cases, taking its tally to 14,39,405, as per the Delhi Health Department bulletin. However, no fatality has been reported in the city in the last eight days. The city's death toll stands at 25,089, and the death rate continues at 1.74 per cent. Delhi has recorded two deaths due to the infection in October so far. The Covid infection rate has declined to 0.03 per cent and the recovery rate stands at 98.23 per cent. The active cases tally in the city

Woman allegedly gang-raped on Hyderabad's outskirts

A woman was allegedly gang-raped by three persons after being kidnapped near Himayat Sagar on the outskirts of Hyderabad, police said. The incident, which occurred on Wednesday, came to light on Thursday after the victim lodged a complaint at Rajendranagar police station of Cyberabad police commissionerate. As per the complaint, the 30-year-old woman, a resident of Puranapul area, had gone to a liquor shop in Hyderguda on Wednesday evening. An auto-rickshaw driver, who was sitting there, befriended her and offered to drop her home. The victim said that she trusted him and boarded the auto-rickshaw but later, two more persons joined them and allegedly took her to a deserted place in Himayat Sagar. There they first sexually assaulted her, then snatched her valuables, and fled.

10 buses of tax evading private operators impounded, 4 challaned

Continuing checking operations, the flying squads of the Punjab Transport Department today impounded 10 buses of tax evading private operators in five districts. On the directions of the Transport Minister Mr. Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, the Secretaries of the Regional Transport Authorities of district Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur, Sangrur, SAS Nagar and Gurdaspur impounded two buses each in these five districts of private operators Rajdhani Bus Service, Hazara Bus Service etc. Secretary, RTA,

New Chief Justices of Meghalaya, Sikkim HCs sworn-in

The new Chief Justices of the Meghalaya and Sikkim High Courts were sworn-in at separate functions in the respective state capitals on Tuesday. Meghalaya High Court's new Chief Justice Ranjit Vasantrao More was administered the oath of office by Governor Satya Pal Malik in the Raj Bhavan in Shillong.

32 Tihar Jail officials found complicit with Unitech ex-promoters: Delhi Police

As many as 32 Tihar Jail officials were found complicit with former Unitech promoters and money laundering accused Ajay Chandra and Sanjay Chandra, while they were lodged in the prison, Delhi Police said on Tuesday.

Odisha police recover Rs 1.05 cr from robbers after chase

The Odisha police on Monday nabbed three miscreants who looted Rs 1.29 crore from an ATM cash replenishment van in Athagarh area of Cuttack district this afternoon. The police have so far recovered Rs 1.05 crore. The van of a private security company carrying cash to replenish ATMs of the SBI was intercepted by miscreants near Ankola under Athagarh police station at around 1.15 p.m. on Monday, said police chief Abhay. They overpowered the gunman of the vehicle, snatched his gun and drove away with the cash van. On information, police swung into action and all neighbouring police stations were alerted, he said. Initial investigation revealed that the miscreants had abandoned the cash van and transferred the money to a private vehicle. This information was shared with neighbouring police stations and road blocks were put up at different places. "Finally, Dhenkanal Sadar police located the vehicle and chased them. Sadar PS team

Three teenagers drown in Ganga in Bihar's Begusarai

Three teenagers drowned to death in the Ganga in Bihar's Begusarai on Monday afternoon while another narrowly escaped, police said. The incident took place at Khorampur Ghat. The deceased were identified as Kishan Kumar, 18, Rishu Kumar, 18, and Anurag Kumar, 15, while Gaurav Kumar, 18, was rescued by local residents present at the Ghat.

Fresh gunfight breaks out at Shopian in J&K

A fresh encounter has started between terrorists and security forces at Tulran Imamsahab area in South Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday, officials said. "Encounter has started at Tulran, Imamsahab area of Shopian. Police and Security Forces are on the job," police said. The firefight between terrorists and security forces took place after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about presence of terrorists.

SAD delegation to visit Lakhimpur Kheri, says Sukhbir

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday said that a high-level delegation led by senior leader Prem Singh Chandumajra would visit UP's Lakhimpur Kheri to meet families of farmers killed in Sunday's clashes. Talking to the media here, he said the party delegation had left for Lakhimpur Kheri. He also announced the party was holding an emergency meeting of its core committee on Tuesday to finalise its next course of action after hearing the report of the party delegation.

Cop rapes minor girl, a rape survivor in K'taka, father lodges complaint

A shocking incident of a police constable raping a minor girl, a rape survivor, came to light in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka on Monday. The father of the girl has lodged a complaint in this connection with Kadaba police station in Dakshina Kannada. According to police sources, the accused police constable has disappeared after the incident. The minor girl had lodged a case of rape two years ago in the Kadaba police station. Thereafter the cop used to interact with the girl regarding the case. He visited her house on the pretext of issuing summons, the victim's father mentioned in the complaint.

Twelve people stranded in Himachal's Spiti Valley

Twelve people, comprising trekkers belonging to West Bengal and porters have been stranded in Himachal Pradesh's remote Spiti Valley, officials said on Monday. Two trekkers died due to high-altitude sickness. They were heading to Khemenger Glacier.

We should unite against the monstrous farm bills and also against privatisation and saffronisation policies of Central Government-: Aryan

Today SFI along with other students organisations organised a protest in Panjab University, Chandigarh in support of Bharat Bandh call by SMK. They blocked gate number 2 of PU Campus and closed the market of PU and gathered along to show solidarity to farmers and to fight against the farm bills. We should unite