Former Faridkot MLA and state Congress general secretary Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon, also the halqa in-charge of Kotkapura, and Jaitu Congress MLA Joginder Singh on Thursday alleged that the nomination papers of eight block samiti Congress candidates had been rejected on frivolous grounds from Kotkapura block.
A 23-year-old businessman hailing from this district was shot dead in Manila in the Philippines on Tuesday. Balwinder Singh, who came from Manuke Gill village, 34 km from here, had been running a finance company in Manila for the past four years.
In a major relief to Canada-based NRI Jagdev Singh, the court of district and sessions judge Karamjit Singh Kang on Wednesday acquitted him of the murder of former Congress MLA Nachhattar Singh Gill. The deceased was the father of senior SAD leader and former Punjab DGP Paramdeep Singh Gill.
The total procurement of wheat in Faridkot distict has fallen allegedly due to the decline in the per-acre yield in comparison to the last year when the farmers were able to get a bumper yield owing to favourable weather.
Watching her father, who is into politics since her childhood, 23-year-old Harsimranjit Kaur of Pathrala village has filed her nomination papers for the zila parishad elections as a Congress candidate from Pakka Kalan zone of this district.
Congress MLA from Gidderbaha Amarinder Singh Raja Warring has demanded that the district administration cancel the nomination papers of the Shiromani Akali Dal candidate from the Guri Sangar block samiti seat for allegedly violating the norms.
Ranjit Singh (10), a student of Class 6 at a private school, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his house here on Monday evening. Ranjit's body was spotted by his widowed mother Gurmeet Kaur when she returned home from work.
The process of filing nominations for the elections to 10 zones of zila parishad and 50 zones for block samitis was completed on Tuesday. A total of 44 nominations for 10 seats of zila parishad besides 121 nominations for Faridkot block and 102 for Kotkapura block for the block samiti polls have been filed.
Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) would not have nabbed the kin of union minister Pawan Bansal had they a clue about their links to the railway minister.
A 25-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at a medical store at Nihal Singh Wala near here on Tuesday. Balour Singh hailed from Bhadaur village in Barnala district.
Employees of the forest department were allegedly manhandled by the "land mafia" at Langeana village near Makhu in this district on Monday.
Dalit Human Rights Organisation for Justice (DHROJ) activist Ashok Mahindra has accused the respective governments in the state of mishandling of funds sent by the Centre for the welfare of the scheduled castes.
Six Mansa policemen have been suspended and a case registered against them after a jail inmate, who was admitted to the local civil hospital since Saturday, fled from the bathroom of the hospital on Monday.
Diversification has been a burning issue in Punjab to save the alarmingly declining sub-soil water, but it seems not much is being done towards this. Cotton can be promoted in the cotton belt, but the government is not providing subsidised seeds for it.
Protesting against the state government demanding the release of their salaries for the past 13 months, teachers from across the state gathered here on Sunday to stage a protest, but were detained before they could reach the venue.