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Gagandeep Jassowal

A staff correspondent, based in Jalandhar covers Doaba Region of Punjab. Reports about Punjab Police, Enforcement Directorate, politics, corruption, legal, rural areas, socio-economic issues and technical education besides having specialisation in the investigative stories.

Articles by Gagandeep Jassowal

Radicals declare to fight SGPC polls even as protest gets lukewarm response

The current SGPC general house was elected for a five-year term in 2011 but was suspended by the Supreme Court after Sehajdharis (gradual practitioners) filed a case against denial of voting rights.

Parallel Jathedar holding a protest on the second anniversary of the sacrilege incident at Bargari and the subsequent police at firing at Behbal Kalan, in Kotkapura on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 14, 2017 09:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Faridkot | ByGagandeep Jassowal

Behbal Kalan firing: Cops who opened fire not identified yet as arms’ forensic report not out

A total of 25 weapons, including include eight SLRs (7.62 mm), 15 AK-47s, an LMG (7.62mm), an ALR besides 7.62mm bullet(s) were taken in possession for forensic test. 

In the latest status report filed in a local court on September 29, the state government said the forensic report was still awaited.(HT File)
Updated on Oct 13, 2017 09:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Faridkot | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Faridkot

Bargari sacrilege: Two years on, case still unsolved despite probe by CBI, 2 panels

Sources said the police failed to get any clue or evidence as to who was behind the torn pages of the Guru Granth Sahib found at Bargari village in Faridkot district on October 12, 2015 and who stole the Sikh holy book from a gurdwara at Burj Jawahar Singh Wala village on June 1, 2015.

In 2015, a SIT was constituted by the previous SAD-BJP government to investigate into the Burj Jawahar Singh Wala incident, the descration at Bargari and the Behbal Kalan police firing on October 14, 2015, wherein two protesters were killed.(HT File)
Updated on Oct 12, 2017 12:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Faridkot | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Faridkot

Faridkot police fail to arrest 2 accused cops for registering a false rape case

After an inquiry conducted by director, Punjab Bureau of Investigation, a case was registered against the two cops for registering a fake rape case against a Faridkot resident.

Updated on Oct 08, 2017 02:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Faridkot | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Faridkot

Blaming high cost, Faridkot farmers to continue burning paddy stubble

A meeting of farmers was held at Sukhanwala village in Faridkot on Monday.

A section of farmers in the district have said they will continue to burn the residual waste of the crop.(HT File)
Updated on Sep 26, 2017 10:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Faridkot | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Faridkot

23% BDS seats vacant in Punjab, students say future not secure

Only two government colleges have filled their seats, with 275 of the total 1,140 seats finding no takers.

.(Representative image)
Updated on Sep 21, 2017 04:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Faridkot | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Faridkot

Mohali Marker: Chandigarh University, where pupils get ready for jobs

Dream come true: When two college buddies decided to venture into the business of education, they didn’t know they would end up establishing a university

Chandigarh University is an educational home to 24,000 students from across the country and more than 550 youngsters from across the world. The number of teaching and non-teaching employees stands at 6,000.(Sikander Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 09, 2017 02:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Mohali

Punjab: Banur MC chief booked as Congress councillor’s husband murdered with 6 bullets

6 bullets were pumped into his body by six men around 9.30pm on Wednesday.

(Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 07, 2017 08:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByGagandeep Jassowal

How and why fire brigades failed when Panchkula was burning

Outstation fire vehicles didn’t have local staffer to help in navigating routes; police abdication and vehicles not properly equipped were cited as reasons

There were 25 fire vehicles stationed in Panchkula and 13 of them were from others districts. The fire vehicles were set on fire by the mob in Sectors 3 and 5.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2017 11:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Panchkula | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Panchkula

Ram Rahim rape verdict: Areas along Zirakpur-Panchkula highway bore brunt of violence

The followers seemed well-prepared with petrol bombs in stock. Their intent to indulge in violence was pretty clear, though there was a brief argument among two groups before the mob unleashed its fury with extreme violence.

Followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh throw stones at security forces during clashes after the dera chief was convicted of rape in Panchkula.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 26, 2017 05:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Panchkula | ByGagandeep Jassowal

Will offer cheaper power to IT bellwethers who train college students: Charanjit Singh Channi

“The panel to upgrade syllabus will include experts from the industry and academicians. The syllabus will be made according to the need in ITIs. The syllabus will be reviewed every three years,” the minister said.

Charanjit Singh Channi(HT File)
Updated on Aug 22, 2017 04:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Mohali

Four cops held for snatching heroin from drug smuggler in Punjab

Accused, posted with counter-intelligence wing, impersonated as STF team and snatched contraband from trafficker, besides extorting Rs 8 lakh from him

Updated on Aug 05, 2017 10:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByGagandeep Jassowal

Video | Teachers beat up each other as students look on in Punjab’s Dera Bassi

The students looked on as the teachers threw and ducked punches, used their handbags as weapons and yelled at one another. Some students said the scuffle lasted a good 20 minutes. ‎

(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2017 04:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByGagandeep Jassowal

105-yr-old Fauja Singh participates in ‘Run for Health’

Turbaned Tornado Fauja Singh participated in the ‘Run for Health’ organised by the physical education department on the Punjabi University campus in Patiala on Wednesday. Vice-Chancellor Jaspal Singh flagged off the event in which a large number of students participated.

Marathon runner Fauja Singh during the ‘Run for Health’ event at Punjabi University in Patiala on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2016 03:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Patiala

Art attack! Graffiti adds new colour to Punjabi University campus

The graffiti art added a new colour in the beautification of the Punjabi University. Without any financial assistance from varsity, students of fine arts department, Punjabi university made the effort to beautify the varsity campus with their paintings.

Students of fine arts department making graffiti on the varsity campus in Patiala.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Updated on Aug 20, 2016 04:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Patiala

Patiala shooter Simranpreet makes it to Junior World Cup

Local girl Simranpreet Kaur Johal (17) has been selected for the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup coming up in Gabala, Azerbaijan, from September 16 to 23.

Simranpreet Kaur Johal(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2016 02:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Patiala

No check on illegal hoardings in Patiala

The illegal hoardings in the city are increasing dayby-day. The lax attitude of the Patiala municipal corporation (MC) has helped in the mushrooming of these hoardings which have defaced the city royale. From entry to exit, visitors are welcomed and thanked by these illegal hoardings.

Illegal hoardings of Congress leaders near Ghalori gate in Patiala on Tuesday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2016 03:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Patiala

Patiala boxer makes impressive debut in professional boxing

Former national champion Kuldeep Singh made an impressive debut in professional boxing by defeating Divanshu 3-0 in 91-kg heavyweight category at AIBA Pro Boxing Night held in Noida on Saturday.

Kuldeep Singh became the national champion in 75-kg weight category in 2007.(Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2016 03:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Patiala
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