Four members of a family were arrested on the allegations of torturing their daughter-in-law for dowry.
Punjab has established a biotechnology promotion board under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. Ms Romila Dubey, Principal Secretary, Science, Technology, Environment and Non-Conventional Energy, said the board would create public awareness about diverse uses of biotechnology, establish BT parks and promote cultivation and processing of herbs and aromatic plants.
Mr Mangat Rai Bansal, a senior leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Punjab, who unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections as its candidate, today resigned from the primary membership of the party.
In view of no clear mandate to any party or any pre-poll alliance, Mr Baldev Singh Mann, expelled SAD leader and former general secretary of the party, today urged the President to order fresh parliamentary elections.
Hoping that enhancement of bilateral exchange could bring people of Pakistan and India closer, Mr Imtiaz Alam Secretary of the South Asia Free Media Association, yesterday suggested that the names of Indians who had left their property in Pakistan during the partition, could be engraved on their properties as a goodwill gesture.
The Punjab Government has suspended Dr Ajit Pal Singh, SMO, Civil Hospital, Jaito, with immediate effect due to his failure to perform his duties in handling diarrhoea cases.
Two children identified as Arun Kumar and Varinder Singh, both residents of Bathinda military station, were drowned in a pond last evening. Their bodies were recovered last night.
At least two persons, including the owner of a hardware store, died when a fire broke out in the store after a PSEB transformer installed in front of the store exploded last evening. The store was completely destroyed and the municipal fire engine fought with the flames for more than 90 minutes.
The general body of the Punjab State Forest Officers Association at a meeting presided over by Mr R.S. Awasthi viewed with concern that “tainted” officers had been posted at responsible positions in the department. The meeting resolved that no such officer should be posted as in charge of a division, circle, Kandi project and the Forest Corporation in the state.
The heatwave sweeping the region for the past few days has claimed one more life as an unidentified person died of sunstroke near Goniana town, 15 km from here, today. The death toll due to the heatwave has reached four in this town.
of court cases might continue despite appointments
Mr B.R. Banga, Deputy Commissioner, has imposed a ban on the sale of cut fruits and vegetables in this district to prevent the spread of diarrhoea and gastroenteritis.
Two persons, including a woman, were arrested here today for allegedly kidnapping, raping and keeping a minor girl in illegal detention. The police has registered a case under Sections 376, 363, 365, 366, 368, 506 and 120-B of IPC at B-division police station.
Ratinder Singh, a clerk in the office of the SDM, Patti, has been booked under Sections 409 and 201 of the IPC for embezzlement and causing a loss of Rs 2,30,669 to the state exchequer.
Approach HC, PTU tells BCA students
Residents of Dutaranwal village, including some members of the gram panchayat, today staged a dharna over the suspension of Mr K. L. Baghla, Principal of Government Senior Secondary School, Dutaranwali.
The Punjab Government today advanced the summer vacations for schools in the state. The decision in this connection was taken late this evening by a high-level committee of government officials.
In view of extreme weather conditions, the district administration has changed the timings of government and private schools. Deputy Commissioner Tejveer Singh said all schools in the district would now open at 7 am and close at 11 am till May 31.