Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, may soon export 70 AC broad-gauge coaches to Bangladesh this year. Though a formal order is yet to be received at the RCF, talks are in the final stage, senior PRO Varinder Vij has revealed.
To put an end to the on-going conflict in the Guru parivaar of Namdhari sect, the followers observed hunger strike on Wednesday. Hundreds of people from the Namdhari community, gathered in front of district administrative complex and observed an hunger strike from 9am to 1pm.
Congress leader MP Singh Goraya, who had joined the party just before the assembly polls in 2012, shifted his loyalty to the BJP on Wednesday. Goraya, a dalit leader, who has also been associated with BSP, was welcomed to the BJP by state party chief Kamal Sharma.
BJP state president Kamal Sharma said on Wednesday that the party was working in complete corodination with the senior partner in the government, SAD, to ensure a victory for the alliance in the upcoming zila parishad and panhayat samiti polls.
Mathura Dass Arora (82), father of the vice-chancellor of the Punjab Technical University (PTU), Rajneesh Arora, died after prolonged illness here on Wednesday.
Anticipating sure-shot defeat of the party in May 19 Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti polls, Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa was raising a bogey of 'apprehensions of rigging', chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) of state local bodies Som Parkash Kainth said on Monday.
The district police are clueless on the identity of the dacoits, who attacked two houses on Mothanwala-Dadwindi Road on Sunday midnight and looted valuables.
A prolonged cold lasting over 15 days can be warning signs of asthma and other allergic reactions to air pollution, that constrict airways. Renowned interventional pulmonologist and Indian Association for Bronchology president, Dr HJ Singh, said that during a recent survey, it was found that most parents usually did not take severe and prolonged cold of their child seriously enough.
SAD and its alliance partner BJP might be contesting the zila parishad and block samiti elections on their respective party symbols, but in many zones the two have adopted 'lend and borrow' policy and are making candidates contest on each other's symbols.
Punjab government officials summoned by the National Scheduled Castes Commission to present an action taken report regarding the diversion of more than Rs. 4,000-crore meant for implementation of the SC Sub Plan (SCSP), failed to provide a satifactory response to the panel members.
Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) candidate Peer Ghulam Fareed's victory from Gujrawnwala has been received with enthusiasm here in Dasuya, as he is the present Gaddi Nashin (head) of the Dargah of Baba Hazrat Khwaja Mohammed Dewan Shah Ji at Hardothala near here, an important pilgrimage place of the Muslims.
Taking serious note of a complaint filed by Sultanpur Lodhi MLA Navtej Singh Cheema on the functioning of a senior Kapurthala police officer, Punjab assembly speaker Charanjeet Singh Atwal has summoned SP (headquarters) Kulwant Singh to clarify his position vis-à-vis the complaint.
An assistant sub-inspector was booked, suspended and shifted to police lines on Monday, after he allegedly attacked journalists and pointed his service revolver at them, threatening to kill them.
An armed gang of dacoits, struck at two houses at Kamalpur village on the Dadwindi-Mothanwala road on Sunday mid-night, injuring 16 people. The attack, the first in recent years, was so sudden that the victims had no time to retaliate. The assailants' first target was the house of Maqsudan Sahni (50).
Cracking down on the unscrupulous travel agents by the city police and arrest of seven such agents has indicated the role of some bank managers, who supplied fake bank statements in support of visa applications.