Undertrials, convicts to be segregated
Ludhiana, April 27
Undertrials and convicts will be segregated in Punjab jails, with the state government deciding to set up different barracks for different categories of jail inmates.
Need for proper equipment in thermal plants
Bathinda, April 27
Though Sukhbir Singh Badal, president, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), had announced that the cotton belt of the state would be developed as the power hub of the state, the existing thermal plants in the district, one at Lehra Mohabbat and another at
Bathinda, are facing problems. The extent of the problem is such that if not rectified soon, the whole cotton belt might reel under huge power crisis in the upcoming paddy season.
Utilising Canal Water for Drinking
Task force to be set up
Chandigarh, April 27
Punjab has a plan to provide clean canal water for drinking and fight water, soil and air pollution in the state.
Fire in HP Forests
Leopards spotted in Anandpur Sahib, Ropar areas
Anandpur Sahib, April 27
Leopards have been spotted in Anandpur Sahib, Ropar and Kurali areas. The fire in Himachal pine tree forests has made the wild animals come to low-lying areas of Punjab in search of food, water and habitat.
Fire engulfs 925 acres of forest
Hoshiarpur, April 27
A fire that broke out on April 25 in the Shivalik range of the Kandi belt at
Kot, Patial, Bahera, Maili, Lalwan and Kothi villages of the district has reduced the forest wealth
Fire in sugar mill: MD, staff differ on loss
Ajnala, April 27
Following destruction of wheat on 374 acres in a fire in this tehsil, another fire broke out in the cooperative sugar mill at Bhalapind village this morning causing loss
to the mill.
New gurdwara opens in Nevada
Reno (Nevada, USA), April 27
Sikhs in Reno, Nevada, have started the move to a newly built $ 3m gurdwara by carrying a copy of Guru Granth Sahib in a decorated vehicle in a procession of devotees from the old temple on Second Street to the new one on 1380 Selmi Drive.
Protesters block Amritsar-Jammu highway
Amritsar, April 27
Residents of Verka in Amritsar today blocked the Amritsar-Jammu highway in protest against the district administration for not taking up development works in the area.
‘Rapists’ find new way to get better of law
Chandigarh, April 27
In a new phenomenon, to get the better of the law, condoms are being regularly used by rapists in Punjab ,which relies mainly on semen tests to ensure their indictment.