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  • Liquor shop collapses in Chandigarh; six killed

    CHANDIGARH: A two-storey liquor store collapsed on Monday killing six labourers in northern India, police said, the latest deadly accident to highlight shoddy construction standards in the country...

    The building in Chandigarh city crumbled as construction workers in an adjoining plot were digging a basement, triggering the wall of the liquor store to cave in...

  • ‘Purpose of Chandigarh visit was to build bridges’

    NEW DELHI: The Gurdaspur terrorist attack near India’s border with Pakistan prompted the chief ministers of Haryana and Punjab to cancel meetings in Chandigarh with Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday...

    “It is unfortunate that the High Commissioner had to cancel his visit to Chandigarh as the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana called off High Commissioner’s calls on them,” a source at the high commission said... ...

  • Ex-Punjab minister’s nephew killed in Rawalpindi election clash

    RAWALPINDI: Raja Shoaib Iqbal, the nephew of former Punjab law minister Raja Basharat, was gunned down and four others were injured in a clash with supporters of the ruling PML-N during the final phase of local government election here on Saturday...

    The polling station had already been categorised as most sensitive, or A+, by police...

  • SC gives Punjab govt 3 weeks to decide 'who will construct Dadhocha Dam' near Rawalpindi

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday ordered the Punjab government to take up the issue of the construction of Dadhocha Dam with the provincial cabinet for review, giving the provincial government three weeks to make a final decision on the matter...

    In 2006, the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) had purchased 18,000 kanals near Rawalpindi at the site where the dam was to be built, and launched a housing scheme as a joint venture with...

  • Police officer arrested in Rawalpindi couple kidnapping case

    Punjab police on Tuesday arrested an assistant sub-inspector for his involvement in the kidnapping of a couple abducted from outside their house in Rawalpindi in the month of June, police said...

    "Westridge police have arrested Mohammad Jahangir for kidnapping a man and his wife on June 5," Station House Officer (SHO) Haji Tariq told DawnNews on Tuesday...

  • Kidnapped police officials found by roadside in Rawalpindi with marks of torture

    RAWALPINDI: The two police officials, who were allegedly kidnapped by unidentified activists of religious parties, from the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital on Sunday were found lying alongside a road in Sohan with marks of torture, fractured bones and bruises on Monday, after the sit-in was called off...

    Soon after they were found by a police patrol team, the police officials were taken to the DHQ hospital, from where they were...

  • Police official arrested for attempted rape in Rawalpindi

    RAWALPINDI: A Railway police official was arrested after a female Chinese tourist alleged he tried to rape her when she visited Rawalpindi Railway Station on Tuesday, the police said...

    Railway police’s Station House Officer (SHO) Inspector Mohammad Javed told Dawn that the accused police constable was posted at the station when he saw a young Chinese girl on the platform, waiting for a non-stop railcar for Lahore...

  • Rawalpindi police close another unsolved bombing case

    RAWALPINDI: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) closed the investigation into the suicide bomb attack on the Imambargah in Gracy Lane on December 12, 2013...

    Imambargah Asna Ashri, located in Gracy Lane near Nur Khan Airbase Chaklala, was categorised by the district police as being less vulnerable to a terrorist attack...

  • Rawalpindi police without key officers

    RAWALPINDI: A number of key posts in the police department, including that of the Special Branch senior superintendent, have been vacant for several months, causing administrative and security problems...

    In addition, Rawalpindi district police are facing a shortage of more than 40 inspectors despite the approval by the inspector general of the police to appoint 96 personnel...

  • 121 more police officials demoted in Rawalpindi

    RAWALPINDI: In line with the Supreme Court directives, the regional police officer (RPO) Rawalpindi on Monday demoted 121 police officials by withdrawing their out-of-turn promotions...

    Last week 96 police officials were demoted by RPO Mohammad Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja while out-of-turn promotions of 197 officials were withdrawn by City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Abbasi...

  • Rawalpindi police seek Rs2.2bn to launch new force

    RAWALPINDI: In line with the Punjab government’s decision to expand the Dolphin Force from Lahore to other major cities, the Rawalpindi police have submitted a summary to the provincial authorities seeking an estimated budget of Rs2286...

    Superintendent of Police (SP) Ameer Ahdullah Niazi, who headed a police team to prepare the summary, told Dawn that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had directed to launch the Dolphin Force in...

  • Extra police to be deployed at flashpoints in Rawalpindi

    RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: In addition to the security arrangements made by police and local administration for the main Ashura procession in Rawalpindi, the Punjab home department has called for the deployment of additional police at four flashpoints along the route of the main Ashura procession on Saturday...

    “The interior ministry has provided two helicopters to the local administration and police for air surveillance, and cellular...

  • Rawalpindi Police gear up for Muharram

    RAWALPINDI: Police in the garrison city are gearing up for Muharram...

    In a meeting held on Wednesday, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Mohammad Wisal Fakhr Sultan Raja ordered the strict implementation of a ban on the use of loudspeakers in mosques and madressahs, distribution of hate material and wall-chalking provoking sectarian trouble...

  • Police officer arrested in Rawalpindi couple kidnapping case

    Punjab police on Tuesday arrested an assistant sub-inspector for his involvement in the kidnapping of a couple abducted from outside their house in Rawalpindi in the month of June, police said...

    "Westridge police have arrested Mohammad Jahangir for kidnapping a man and his wife on June 5," Station House Officer (SHO) Haji Tariq told DawnNews on Tuesday...

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