Jalandhar

Electronics shop burgled in Jalandhar

Electronics shop burgled in JalandharJalandhar, Jan 5 : Robbers struck at a Samsung electronics showroom in this Punjab city Tuesday morning and decamped with laptops, LCD screens and goods worth Rs. 30 lakh, police said.

The employees of the showroom at Namdev Chowk here found the locks of the shop broken, when they came to open it in the morning, a police official said.

"Some unidentified robbers have struck at the Samsung showroom here. According to the showroom owner, they made off with laptops, LCD screens and various other accessories worth over Rs. 30 lakh," the official said.

Counter Intelligence Branch seize drugs worth 900 million rupees at Jalandhar

Counter Intelligence Branch seize drugs worth 900 million rupees at JalandharJalandhar, Jan 2 : The Counter Intelligence Branch of Punjab Police seized around 18 kilograms of methamphetamine in Jalandhar here on Friday.

Sources claimed the seized drugs are worth 900 million rupees in the international market.

Three persons identified as Narinder Kumar, Pankaj and Sanjeev have been arrested and the police has also impounded the two cars that they had used to transport the narcotics.

Metaphetamine worth Rs.90 crore seized in Punjab

Metaphetamine worth Rs.90 crore seized in PunjabJalandhar, Jan 1 : In one of the biggest seizures of its kind in Punjab, the counter intelligence wing of the Punjab police seized nearly 18 kg of synthetic intoxicant Metaphetamine, worth nearly Rs. 90 crore in the international market.

Police officials said that three people, two from Ludhiana and one from Delhi, were arrested with the drugs consignment.

The police also recovered a Mitsubishi Pajero SUV and a Honda City car from their possession. A revolver was also seized, police officials told reporters here.

Kotla pitch was unfit for ODI: Harbhajan

Kotla pitch was unfit for ODI: HarbhajanJalandhar, Dec 30 : Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Wednesday that the International Cricket Council''s (ICC) classification of Ferozshah Kotla pitch in Delhi as unfit was a right decision.

Interacting with the media Singh said: "The wicket was unfit that day. Batsmen were having a tough time. The bounce was uneven and chances of grave injuries were strong. The injuries could also have led to player being unfit to play for next 3-4 months. Considering the way the wicket behaved and what happened to players, the decision of ICC, it was a right decision."

Commonwealth Wrestling Championship kick-starts in Jalandhar

Commonwealth Wrestling Championship kick-starts in JalandharJalandhar, Dec 19 : The three-day Commonwealth Wrestling Championship tournament began in Jalandhar on Friday (December 18).

The championship is being organised by the Wrestling Federation of India and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in a joint venture.

The tournament will be held during December 18-20.

Vehicle battery blast kills four Army personnel in Jalandhar

Vehicle battery blast kills four Army personnel in JalandharJalandhar, Dec 2 : Four Indian Army soldiers were killed last night when battery of an army vehicle, which they were recharging, exploded in the Motor Transport (MT) Section unit in the Jalandhar Cantonment area.

The explosion took place at around 9.15 p. m. when these MT personnel were working.

The victims have been identified as Havildar (Sergeant) T S Bhaskar, Naik (Corporal) Lalit Kumar, Lance Naik (Lance Corporal) J Topo, and driver JS Rai.

Army probes Jalandhar blast

Army probes Jalandhar blastJalandhar, Dec 3 - Army authorities Wednesday launched an investigation into Tuesday evening's blast in an army truck that left four soldiers dead in Jalandhar cantonment in Punjab.

Army officials claimed the soldiers were killed when the battery of an under maintenance five-tonne truck exploded at the motor transport section of an artillery unit of the 11 Corps stationed here.

The soldiers were from the 20 SATA battery of the army artillery based here. The area was cordoned off soon after the blast.

Will punish cops for atrocities when in power, promises Amarinder

Will punish cops for atrocities when in power, promises AmarinderJalandhar, Nov 30 : Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Monday said that the Congress, when it comes back to power, will take "strict action" against the police officers found guilty of atrocities against the public, including Congress party workers, at the behest of the Akali Dal government.

'The Great Khali' to fight Punjab police - outside the ring

'The Great Khali' to fight Punjab police - outside the ringJalandhar, Nov 20 - This is one fight where former World Wide Entertainment (WWE) champion "The Great Khali" has nearly lost round one without making any move -- but he is resolved to continue the battle and eventually hopes to emerge victorious.

Khali, whose real name is Dalip Singh Rana and is an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) in the Punjab police, has been suspended and a departmental inquiry has been launched against him for remaining "absent" from duty without sanctioned leave, police officials said here Friday.

Heroin worth Rs.25 crore seized, two held in Punjab

Heroin worth Rs.25 crore seized, two held in PunjabJalandhar (Punjab), Oct 28 Two people were arrested and at least 5 kg of heroin, worth Rs. 25 crore in the international market, was seized from them in this Punjab city, police said Wednesday.

District police chief P. K. Jaiswar said the drugs consignment was recovered from a car at a checkpost on Ladowali Road here.

The police official said that further investigations and interrogation of those arrested were being done to nail people to whom the consignment was to be delivered.

Heroin worth Rs.25 crore seized, two held in Punjab

Heroin worth Rs.25 crore seized, two held in PunjabJalandhar (Punjab), Oct 28 : Two people were arrested and at least 5 kg of heroin, worth Rs. 25 crore in the international market, was seized from them in this Punjab city, police said Wednesday.

District police chief P. K. Jaiswar said the drugs consignment was recovered from a car at a checkpost on Ladowali Road here.

The police official said that further investigations and interrogation of those arrested were being done to nail people to whom the consignment was to be delivered.

‘Ustad Kale Ram’, an unheard of achiever

‘Ustad Kale Ram’, an unheard of achieverJalandhar (Punjab), Aug 22 : Ustad Kale Ram, a great exponent of tabla from the Punjab Gharana, a style and technique of tabla playing that originated in Punjab, has brought laurels to the country through his performances across the world, though has lived a life without being in the limelight.

Ustad Kale Ram was fascinated with the sound and rhythm of the tabla at a very young age and became passionate about exploring new medium through the musical instrument.

Three test positive for swine flu; total reaches 20

Bangalore/Jalandhar, June 14 : A 29-year-old woman and her three-year-old child from Bangalore and a teenager from Jalandhar tested positive for H1N1 virus on Sunday, taking the overall swine flu cases in the country to 20.

The mother-child duo had arrived at the Bangaluru airport from New Jersey on 12th June, they were quarantined at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases in Bangalore after having tested positive for swine flu, Director of Health and Family Welfare Services Usha Vasunkar said.

In the second case in Jalandhar, a student of Guru Amar Dass Public School has tested positive for swine flu and has been admitted to hospital in New Delhi, Civil Surgeon Dr S S Wali said.

International drug racket busted in Ludhiana

International drug racket busted in LudhianaJalandhar, June 6 : Police claimed to have busted an international drug racket with the arrest of three persons in Ludhiana.

Police recovered heroin worth 200 million rupees, a revolver, 6 live cartridges and nine lakhs of rupees from their possession.

Addressing reporters here, Jaskaran Singh, additional intelligence general, counterintelligence cell, said an attempt was on to mount large-scale smuggling of heroin.

Protest against religious ceremony of Dera Sacha Sauda sect in Jalandhar

JProtest against religious ceremony of Dera Sacha Sauda sect in Jalandharalandhar, June 1 : Members of the Sikh community staged a mass protest against a congregation of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect here on Sunday.

Trouble began when a follower of Dera Sacha Sauda sect, which combines social work with spirituality, organised special prayers function for their Dera chief.

As the news of this prayer congregation spread, hundreds of Sikhs from various organisations reached the venue and forcibly stopped the ceremony.

Four killed as school van collides with train in Punjab

Four killed as school van collides with train in PunjabJalandhar, May 20 : At least four people have been killed, including three school children, and several others injured when a school van collided with the Ferozepur-Bathinda Express at a railway crossing at Gumtala village in Jalandhar on Wednesday morning.

According to police, three students and the driver of the van were killed on the spot.

Injured are undergoing treatment at the near by hospitals where the condition of some of them was stated to be critical.

Puran Shah Koti, the legendry guru of many Punjabi singers

Puran Shah Koti, the legendry guru of many Punjabi singersJalandhar, May 18: Having dedicated his life to popularize Sufi music, Ustad Puran Shah Koti is today held in deep respect by some of the best known names of the Punjabi music world.

Ustad Koti holds the distinction of having trained some of the popular Punjabi singers including Han Raj Hans, Jasbir Jassi and Master Salim.

Advani slams UPA govt. policy on Nepal, Sri Lanka

Advani slams UPA govt. policy on Nepal, Sri LankaKolkata/Jalandhar, May 9 : Senior Bharatiya Janata (BJP) leader LK Advani has pulled the incumbent UPA government up over its polices towards Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Terming the United Progressive Alliance as opportunist, Advani came down heavily on current Indian foreign policy initiatives.

"The problem, which arose due to the wrong foreign policy of this opportunist government in Nepal. The same thing has been repeated in Sri Lanka. Just go and see how Tamils in Tamil Nadu are aggrieved by this," he said at a public rally in Kolkata on Friday.

Singer Hans Raj Hans to contest LS polls from Jalandhar on a SAD ticket

Singer Hans Raj Hans to contest LS polls from Jalandhar on a SAD ticketJalandhar, Apr 27: Punjabi sufi singer Hans Raj Hans will contest the general elections from the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency on a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) ticket.

Hans Raj Hans, who has received the Padma Shri award, said he wants to work for the poor.

Dog races a major attraction for non-resident Indians in Punjab

Dog RaceNurpur (Jalandhar), Dec. 25 : Thousands of sports lovers converged here for two days to watch dog races at Nurpur village that have become a major draw for people from far off places of Punjab and abroad for four years here.

The special attraction of these dog races were the participation by different varieties of dogs, especially brought here by the non-resident Indians from abroad. It was fourth edition of the dog races this time.

Organised on Wednesday and Thursday, the dog race saw 106 dogs vying for the first place. About 60 per cent of them were flown here by their owners spending a whopping sum of rupees 40,000 for each dog.



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