Deputy commissioner Arun Shekri has issued strict instructions to officials concerned to complete the Aadhaar card enrolment work in the district by July 15. Presiding over a meeting to review the progress of the Aadhar card project, Sekhri said the target to link savings accounts of beneficiaries of various government schemes with Aadhaar should be complete by June 20.
The district administration has claimed that with the efforts of the agriculture department, farmers have been motivated to cultivate basmati, maize, pulses, sugarcane and horticulture crops instead of traditional paddy this year.
Niraj Bala and Manpreet Kaur, faculty members of the department of mechanical engineering at SGPC-run Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College (BBSBEC) have received research grant of R30 lakh from different agencies, including All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and department of science and technology (DST), New Delhi.
With paddy being grown on lakhs of hectares every year, it seems that heavy and above normal rainfall will be the only saviour for farmers in near future, especially in Sangrur district where water table in different zones has been declining at an alarming speed.
Inundated roads and choked drainage system continue to haunt city people every year and the first pre-monsoon showers on Thursday morning threw uncanny scenes on the roads of the 'Royal City'.
An SAS Nagar court on Thursday awarded three-year sentence to former Fatehgarh Sahib district transport officer (DTO) Balbir Singh Rana (33), who was arrested by a team of the Vigilance Bureau on November 20, 2008, on corruption charges. The former DTO had demanded R50,000 per month from Rajwant Singh Mann, a Mandi Gobindgarh transporter and owner of Mann Transport Company, for not challaning his trucks.
Upset over alleged excess interference of his in-laws in married life, a 24-year-old youth committed suicide on Wednesday.
City residents got a respite from soaring heat as the thick clouds enveloped the city on Wednesday morning from 5:45am to 6.20am.
Even as a two-member panel has been constituted by the union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) to probe into the rampage at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), a deemed university, on May 6, the SLIET authorities are all set to take a stern action against the students allegedly involved in the violence.
The tall claims by the Punjab government of the state being power surplus fell flat on Monday, the very first day of the paddy-sowing season, as the Power Corporation imposed power cuts in the state ranging from four to eight hours. The power demand in Punjab rose by 1,000 MW on the first day of the start of eight-hour power supply to the agriculture sector. Vishal Rambani
Three policemen, including a station house officer (SHO), landed themselves in trouble when they printed counterfeit currency to produce it as evidence in a court case.
Actor Kartar Cheema, who was in the city with producer Poonam Pawar to promote his upcoming movie 'Sikander' on Tuesday, has a word of advice for budding actors. "I studied the profession before I entered it. I wanted to prove that the actors with bulked up bodies can also do well in films," he said.
The Punjab government on Tuesday transferred two Indian Police Service (IPS) officers with immediate effect. Ludhiana police commissioner Ishwar Singh was posted as the inspector general of police, zonal-1, Patiala, in place of Paramjit Singh Gill, who is now the Ludhiana police commissioner.
Actor Jimmy Shergill and director Navniat Singh of Punjabi movie 'Taur Mitran Di' along with story writer Dheeraj Ratan, and executive producer John Cherain surrendered before a Moonak court in a defamation case on Tuesday.
Balwant Singh Rajoana, who has been convicted for the assassination of former chief minister Beant Singh, was on Tuesday presented in the court of additional civil judge (senior division) Deepika in a case under the Arms Act.