2-day police remand for bitumen
Vigilance Bureau action
Vigilance Bureau action rattles ministers
The Rakesh Kumar custodial death case, which had sparked violence in Balachaur township of this district early this month, has taken a new turn with the district police authorities seeking the formation of a new high-powered medical board to examine the circumstances leading to death of Rakesh Kumar, a 22-year-old resident of Rakkran Dhahan village who was detained in a theft case and who was allegedly tortured to death in Balachaur police station on June 7.
Duration of power cuts increased Midnight drama at Rajindra Hospital
Midnight drama at Rajindra Hospital
Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal (GGSSTP) authorities here today ordered the retrenchment of the 41 employees in the ash handling plant of the organisation.
Dumping of fly ash can spoil groundwater:
A 390-member Sikh jatha returned here today via a special train at the international railway station. It was reported that the passport of Maninder Singh (27), a jatha member, was blacklisted by the Pakistan authorities. The jatha had left on June 21.
The local passport office closed today amid opposition, with the government set to lose nearly Rs 2 crore in revenue from fees.
BBMB celebrates Beas Divas
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has asked DIG Police, Ferozepore Range HS Randhawa to probe the murder of Congress worker Gurbachan Singh alias Sharda Singh of Kolianwali village in Malout subdivision of Muktsar district.
A Nepal national, father of an accused in a theft case, was allegedly kept in chains at the local Nehru shopping complex police post here for three days. However, he was shown to be arrested when the matter came to light.
The CPM has urged the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, to exempt the pension of Central Government employees from the purview of income tax.
The Baradari Gardens, which were laid out by Maharaja Rajendera Singh nearly 150 years ago, is set to regain its former glory, with the Patiala Development Authority (PDA) deciding to start work on a Rs 1 crore project to restore the original nature of the garden as well as recreating the erstwhile rose garden, which was once its crowning glory.
Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over a meeting of the District Sarv Sikhya Committee here today said to impart quality education and to provide good infrastructure in government schools under the Education for All Scheme Rs 2.12 crore had been spent in the district.
Punjab Roadways employees today burnt an effigy of the Director, State Transport, Punjab, in protest against the delay in the induction of 400 new buses and “ignoring” their “genuine” demands.
The railway station at Attari will soon be upgraded to an international railway station.
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) today directed the government to supply opium to civil surgeons in the state for distributing it among registered addicts after procuring the supply for whole of the state within 20 days.
Prime accused in the immigration fraud case, Ramandeep Singh, was today remanded to police custody till July 2 by a local Duty Magistrate.
The Punjab Agricultural University will set up three Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) in Muktsar, Amritsar and Ludhiana districts.
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Ekta has alleged that an arhtiya of Gidderbaha subdivision is illegally occupying over 5 acre land of farmer Jang Singh of Sahib Chand village.
The district administration is taking the help of ex-servicemen and other boating experts to train Revenue Department officials for carrying out rescue operations in case of flash floods.
Two weeks after a brother hacked his sister and her lover to death and disposed of their bodies in the ‘Badi Nadi’ which flows close to his house in Ekta Colony in the city, the police has cracked the case following intensive questioning of one of the suspects. One of the bodies was recovered yesterday evening.
The police in a raid on Goyal Medical Stores at Akalsar Chowk and its branch at Sham Lal Chowk here last night unearthed illegal manufacture of drugs. A large quantity of drugs kept without record was recovered. According to the police, the chemist concerned used to manufacture these drugs illegally.
A waiter was beaten to death for breaking glass mugs at a function at Aangan Palace on the Kapurthala road here.
A case has been registered against Chotto Kaur, a local resident and fortune teller, and her family members on the charge of abetting the persons who tried to rape a girl living in her neighbourhood on June 6. Police sources said though a case was registered under various sections of the IPC against the accused on the same day, the offence pertaining to rape was made against them yesterday at the local police station after the victim gave her statement to the police.
The district police has nabbed an alleged contract killer — Devinder Singh, alias Sonu — on a tipoff and seized two revolvers of .38 and .32 bore along with live cartridges from him.
Even as the Amritsar police is still clueless about the dacoity committed in the Bank of Rajasthan in Amritsar city four days ago, five dacoits today looted Rs 1.5 lakh from the Central Cooperative Bank, Jalalabad, about 40 km from here, today, adopting the same modus operandi.
Sanjay Kumar (35), a resident of Chhajju Maajri, old Rajpura was allegedly murdered by his brother-in-law with a sharp edged weapon near BCI Chowk here today.
In an incident of violence involving members of two communities in Sahora village, near here, today 35 persons, including the sarpanch of the village were booked by the police on charges of rioting, armed with deadly weapons, voluntarily causing hurt and house trespass.
Expressing inability of a mercy chance to the BBA and BCA students, who failed to clear one or more subjects of a semester in three chances and on a dharna in front of the university campus the Punjab Technical University (PTU) has urged the parents of striking students to persuade their wards to withdraw the agitation.
Punjab Technical University (PTU) today honoured a kin of Shaheed Bhagat Singh who had come for her admission under the freedom fighters’ quota during the ongoing CET counselling here.
Guru Nanak Dev University would admit students to its B.Tech and B.Arch courses on the CET basis at all its three campuses located at Amritsar, Jalandhar and Gurdaspur through counselling being conducted by Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.