Navrajdeep Singh

Navrajdeep Singh is a senior staff correspondent. He covers agriculture, crime, local bodies, health and education in the Patiala district of Punjab.

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Patiala woman knew Amritpal’s aide Papalpreet as a journalist, reveal police probe

Balbir was arrested on Saturday for giving shelter to Amritpal and Papalpreet at her house on May 19, a day after the pro-Khalistan leader gave police the slip at Mehatpur in Jalandhar

Pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh.
Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:29 AM IST

Mann govt took stringent steps to maintain law & order in Punjab: Kejriwal

After week after crackdown on Khalistani sympathiser Amritpal Singh, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the AAP government in Punjab had to adopt stringent measures to ensure law and order in the state.

Kejriwal and Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann were in Jalandhar to lay the foundation stone of Guru Ravidas Research Centre at Dera Sachkhand Ballan. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 25, 2023 10:11 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Foundation of Ravidas research centre foundation: At Dera Ballan, Mann, Kejriwal vow good governance

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann along with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visited Jalandhar’s Dera Sachkhand Ballan to lay foundation stone of Guru Ravidas Bani research centre.

Mann and Kejriwal also handed over the cheque of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 crore for setting up of the centre. m (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 25, 2023 09:39 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Another FIR: Amritpal, Papalpreet booked for extortion, illegal confinement

In yet another FIR, Punjab police booked Amritpal Singh and his accomplice Papalpreet Singh for extortion and illegal confinement at Bilga police station of Jalandhar rural police. It is the ninth FIR registered against Amritpal in less than two months and the fourth in Jalandhar rural police stations in the past six days.

The Shekhpur was the last location where the police traced Amritpal in the Jalandhar district. (HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 10:37 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Cart driver had dropped Amritpal, aide at Mehatpur from where police chase started

A day after visuals of Amritpal and his accomplice Papalpreet sitting on a cart with a Platina motorcycle surfaced, the cart driver said their bike got punctured near Udhowal village and later he dropped them at Mehatpur.

Mehatpur is the place from where the police started chasing Amritpal’s convoy on March 18. (File Photo)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 01:28 AM IST

Amritpal booked for extortion, rioting; motorcycle recovered

Punjab Police on Wednesday booked Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh and his four accomplices for extortion and rioting at Shahkot police station.

Amritpal was served langar (food from the community kitchen). He changed his attire before leaving on a motorcycle. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 10:01 PM IST

Punjab Police book Amritpal for extortion, rioting; recover motorcycle

Case registered on complaint of Ranjit Singh, the granthi of the gurdwara at Nangal Ambian village, where Waris Punjab De chief stayed for 45 minutes after dodging the police team on March 18

The motorcycle on which Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh fled from Nangal Ambian village on March 18 was found abandoned near a canal 60km away at Darapur village in Phillaur sub division, police said on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 03:21 PM IST

On run Amritpal’s uncle, driver hold sarpanch’s family hostage, booked

With a massive hunt for Khalistani sympathiser Amritpal Singh, chief of Waris Punjab De, on for the past four days, Jalandhar rural police registered another FIR against him and his two accomplices, including his uncle and driver for holding a sarpanch’s family hostage at gunpoint.

The FIR was registered in Mehatpur police station on the complaint of Manpreet Singh, sarpanch of Udhowal village, who along with his family was held hostage by Amritpal’s uncle Harjit Singh and driver. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 09:21 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Punjab Police book Amritpal, his uncle for holding sarpanch hostage

FIR after Udhowal sarpanch Manpreet Singh complained his family and he were held hostage at gunpoint for nearly 30 hours since Saturday night.

Harjit Singh, the uncle of Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh, being brought to the Central Jail in Dibrugarh, Assam, on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 03:50 PM IST

Radical leader’s Mercedes recovered

Two days after Punjab Police launched a crackdown against Khalistan sympathiser Amritpal Singh, chief of Waris Punjab De, his uncle Harjit Singh and his driver Harpreet Singh surrendered before the Jalandhar rural police in the wee hours of Monday.

Police have recovered Amritpal’s Mercedes car (HR-72E-1818). (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 12:20 AM IST

3 more FIRs against Amritpal Singh as Punjab continues its crackdown

Earlier, four cases were registered against Singh in connection with several criminal cases, including spreading religious hatred.

Amritsar police hold a flag march, amid a crackdown against Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh and his aides, at Heritage street near Golden Temple on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 01:58 AM IST
ByNavrajdeep Singh and Anil Sharma, Jalandhar/amritsar

Search for Amritpal Singh on, security tightened in Punjab

The Punjab Police launched a massive crackdown on Waris Punjab De and its chief Amritpal Singh on Saturday noon.

Police and Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel conduct a flag march to instil a sense of security among the residents amid a search operation to nab Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh, who is currently on the run, in Amritsar.(Raminder Pal Singh)
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 04:05 AM IST
By, , Chandigarh/jalandhar

Punjab Police crack down on Amritpal Singh's outfit, 78 held

Amritpal Singh and his associates were chased on Saturday by the Punjab police.

'Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh.
Updated on Mar 19, 2023 05:12 AM IST
By, , Chandigarh/jalandhar

Jang-e-Azadi memorial: Punjab vigilance asks managing committee to submit project records

The Punjab vigilance bureau has written to Jang-e-Azadi memorial’s managing committee asking to submit all the records pertaining to execution of the entire project.

On Thursday, the sleuths of VB visited the memorial site in Kartarpur, 18-km from district headquarters, and conducted field verification of the work done by the public works department then. (HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 08:35 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Deportation notices to 700 students: Licence of Jalandhar-based consultant suspended, notice issued

A day after reports related to the Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA) issued deportation notice to at least 700 gullible Indian students, Jalandhar district administration has immediately suspended the licence of consultancy firm Education Migration Services.

As per available information, the matter came to light when the students, most of them reached Canada in 2018, applied for their permanent residency. (REUTERS)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 08:15 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

‘Misuse of funds’: Punjab vigilance team visits Jang-e-Azadi memorial site, gathers information

A day after kicking-off the probe into allegations of alleged misuse of funds, the sleuths of vigilance bureau (VB) conducted surprise checking at Jang-e-Azadi Memorial in Kartarpur, 18-km from district headquarters, on Tuesday.

The VB sleuths also gathered key record from department of water supply and sanitation. (HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 09:52 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Punjab vigilance initiates probe into Jang-e-Azadi memorial construction in Kartarpur

Punjab vigilance bureau has initiated an inquiry into allegations of alleged misuse of funds during execution of multi-crore Jang-e-Azadi Memorial situated in Kartarpur, 18-km from district headquarters.

Sprawled in 25 acres of land, the mega project was started during SAD-BJP tenure, which dubbed it as their dream project. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 09:07 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

18 months on, I K Gujral Technical University without regular V-C

18 months on, I K Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU) remains headless as the Punjab government has failed to appoint a regular vice-chancellor (V-C) till date.

For the past three months, the university has not had any officiating vice-chancellor . (File Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 12:54 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypoll: Congress appoints 27 leaders for electioneering process

The Congress party seems to be going all out for retaining Jalandhar Lok Sabha as it appointed battery of senior leaders to look after upcoming by-poll, the date of which is yet be announced.

Congress has announced names of 27 leaders including present and former MLAs as in-charges and co-incharges for the nine Assembly segments falling under the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency. (AFP File Photo)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 09:41 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim booked for hurting religious sentiments in Jalandhar

Jalandhar rural police have booked Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on the charges of allegedly hurting religious sentiments by allegedly defaming Guru Ravidas and Saint Kabir.

The case was registered under section 295A (deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class) of IPC on the complaint of Jassi Talhan, president of Guru Ravidas Tiger Force, at Patara police station. (ANI file photo)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 08:51 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Latifpura demolition: Officials fail to submit record, report with SC panel

The officials of local government, Jalandhar district administration and improvement trust have failed to submit report as sought by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes in New Delhi regarding action taken report and arrangements made for rehabilitation of Latifpura affected families.

The commission directed state government’s senior officials to submit the record and report with commission by March 7 related to the matter. (Representational Photo (Getty Images/iStockphoto) )
Published on Mar 07, 2023 06:50 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Jalandhar by-poll: Parties gather feedback before finalising candidates

In wake of by-elections for Jalandhar Lok Sabha constituency, the political outfits have started marking their presence in nine assembly segments falling under the jurisdiction of Jalandhar parliamentary constituency.

The constituency fell vacant after Congress MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary (76) died of a heart attack while taking part in the Bharat Jodo Yatra on January 14. (PTI file photo)
Published on Mar 05, 2023 10:15 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Ajnala incident: Security arrangements reviewed in Punjab’s Doaba districts

A day after a violent clash with a radical mob in Amritsar’s Ajnala, senior police officials reviewed security arrangements in their districts falling under Doaba region.

The mock drills involving police personnel to tackle any such untoward incidents was carried out in SBS Nagar, Jalandhar commissionerate, Kapurthala and Jalandhar rural. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 07:49 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

By-election in mind, political leaders make a beeline for Jalandhar

The constituency fell vacant after Congress MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary (76) died of a heart attack while taking part in the Bharat Jodo on January 15.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) resident Sukhbir Singh Badal held meetings with the workers in Phillaur, one of the nine assembly segments that fall in the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency. (HT photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2023 01:30 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Punjab in talks with Delhi to resume bus service to IGI Airport

The development comes after the newly formed AAP government in Punjab sent a detailed proposal to its Delhi counterpart for resuming the bus service

In July 2018, the PRTC had started eight luxury buses from Patiala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Hoshiarpur to and from the IGI Airport in Delhi, but these had to be discontinued due to permit issues. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 12, 2022 09:44 PM IST
By, Patiala

Punjabi University to research, document farmers’ protest

The Punjabi University has roped in departments of history and Punjab historical studies and economics to conduct research on farmers’ protest

Punjabi University to research, document farmers’ protest
Published on Apr 08, 2022 12:23 AM IST
By, Patiala

Fake billing scam: Punjabi varsity hands list of 35 more suspects to SIT

In May last year, cash-strapped Punjabi University’s internal audit department and finance wing had red-flagged fake billing scam amounting to ₹10 crore.

Recently, after its syndicate meeting on March 29, Punjabi University management hinted at the involvement of 35 more persons, including the non-teaching employees and their contacts. (iStock)
Published on Apr 03, 2022 11:44 PM IST
By, Patiala

Unheeding plans to do away with ad hoc staff, transport dept goes ahead with outsourcing

On Thursday, transport minister Laljit Singh Bhullar handed over appointment letters to as many as 25 drivers and conductors recruited by Pepsu road transport corporation (PRTC), which is to recruit at least 300 offshore employees.

In 2014, as many as 625 employees were terminated from service by SAD-BJP government after they struck work. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 01, 2022 12:37 AM IST
By, Patiala

Sangrur college employee suicide: 3 officials charged with abetment

Not paid salary for three years, Devinder Verma, a clerk at an employee of the Baba Hira Singh Bhattal Institute of Engineering and Technology, ended his life in his office on Tuesday night

A case under IPC Sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 34 (common intention) has been registered against college principal Satish Kansal, Sandeep Bajaj, registrar, and Madan Lal, an assistant registrar. (iStock)
Published on Mar 31, 2022 11:45 PM IST
By, Sangrur:

Without salary for 3 years, Sangrur institute clerk ends life on campus

Devinder Verma, who was posted as a clerk in the college, which is facing severe financial crisis for past three years and is on the verge of closure, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his office on the college premises

Upset over not being paid salary for 36 months, an employee of the Baba Hira Singh Bhattal Institute of Engineering and Technology, a Punjab government establishment in Sangrur’s Lehragaga town, committed suicide on Tuesday night.
Published on Mar 31, 2022 01:07 AM IST
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