The answer to the problem of declining groundwater table probably will pour from the heavens. The union ministry of water resources has told the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) to do nationwide surveys of groundwater resources and guide the states in scientific and technical matters in this regard.
Almost 37 years after the killing of his father, Jarnail Singh (41) on Tuesday axed to death the murderer who had completed life sentence long ago. Police caught him within 24 hours of the crime committed at Ralla village of Mansa district.
The district police arrested five people on Wednesday on a charge of robbing and attacking people across the state with pistol and sharp-edged weapons.
Tension prevails at Kassonan village under the Zira police station in Ferozepur on Tuesday after village sarpanch and her husband locked horns with more than 60 SC people over the issue of digging a pond on 5 acres shamlaat (common land). Though the situation was defused, tension prevailed in the village till Tuesday evening.
The police on Tuesday booked a youth and a woman, both residents of Rabb Naagar area in Moga, in connection with rape of a 17-year-old girl of the same locality.
Local MLA Ajit Inder Singh Mofar had written to the Mansa deputy commissioner to order an inquiry into illegal occupation and construction of shops on public land without any auction.
"It is difficult to change the mindset of people and I am feeling sad thinking about my state after coming back from the US. There is a wide gap between the two countries and it seems that our state is going in reverse gear as compared to them," said Manpreet Singh Badal, president of the People's Party of Punjab and chairman of the Sanjha Morcha, at the residence of a worker in Wander Jatana village during an interaction with party workers on Monday.
Paddy and other crops transplanted on hundreds of acres were flooded with water, following waterlogging in fields due to a breach in Langeana canal near Rajeana village in Moga district due to heavy flow of water. The incident happened in the wee hours of Sunday, but farmers came to know about it later in the day.
The Punjab Government today placed the services of two Executive Engineers, one Sub Divisional Engineer and a Junior Engineer of Public Works Department (PWD), under suspension on the charge of dereliction in duty.
The heartland of Malwa region, Bathinda, is making rapid strides towards 100% computerisation of land records. Out of 292 villages in Bathinda, the records of nearly 285 villages can now be accessed on Internet.
To look into the reasons behind the collapse of a wall of the railway underbridge (RUB), which was inaugurated by Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal nine months back, technical adviser to the chief minister, BS Dhaliwal on Sunday visited the spot on the Bathinda-Mansa road.
Nearly 50-feet breach, which developed in the Abohar branch canal near Dhilwan Kalan village on Saturday night, has inundated 1,000 acres of Kothe Hawana village and some part of land of Chack Bhag Singh covering 50-70 houses in the fields. Water had also reached near Jaitu road.
Heavy rain in various areas in the district for the second consecutive day on Saturday left sewers choked at several places in Moga, Bagahpurana, Nihal Singh Wala, Badhni Kalan, Smalsar, Kot-Ise-Khan, Ajitwal and Dharamkot areas. Traffic jams were reported from almost all main roads in all towns of the district.
In a major embarrassment to the district administration, a wall of the railway under bridge (RUB), which was inaugurated by Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal nine months back, collapsed during the first heavy rain of the season on Saturday.
Jagmeet Singh Brar, member of the Congress Working Committee and former MP, will open a control room to accept complaints from the party workers during the upcoming panchayat polls.