A special investigation team (SIT) formed by the rural police to probe into the road crash in which a school bus had collided with a truck is soft-pedaling on the issue and has made no move to proceed against the accused. Thirteen school children had died and eight were injured after a school bus collided with a truck at Gohir village near Nakodar on March 5.
Reacting sharply and calling it a 'frustrated venomous outburst of an illogical mindset', Punjab Youth Congress chief Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary said that deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal needed to first set his own house in order before such ourbursts.
Rajya Sabha member Avinash Rai Khanna has taken up the matter of unsafe government school buildings with the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC). Acting on his complaint, the commission has issued a notice to director general school education (DGSE) to file a reply by September 24.
One of the famous socialists of Punjab, Balwant Singh Khera, has been elected the vice-president of the Socialist Party (India) during the party's second foundation day celebrations at Trivandrum (Kerala) held on May 16-18 in which around 600 delegates from 17 states had arrived
The district rural police claimed to have solved a blind murder case within two days with the arrest of two, including a close woman relative of the victim, and her paramour.
The district police have nabbed three people allegedly part of a nine-member gang that robbed and injured 16 members of two families on the intervening night of May 12 and 13 in Kamalpur and Mothanwa villages. The mother of one of the accused was also arrested on the charges of sheltering the accused.
Industrialists have deposited Rs. 6.05 crore as part of their contribution to the centrally-sponsored Rs. 79-crore hand tool cluster project in the city, pending for more than two years.
SAD won 45 block samitis and six zila parishad seats in SBS Nagar district out of 88 and 10 zones, respectively.The Congress won 28 block samiti seats, while independents won 15.
A large number of posts of teachers in the government schools in the district are vacant, some for than 20 years, information gathered under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed.
The Bist Doab Canal System may soon transform the region with the government planning to invest Rs.
211 crore on increasing its capacity 6-fold from 30,364 hectares to 1,72,981 hectare.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) might have won 16 of the 24 zila parishads seats in the district, but it failed to open its account in Talwara panchayat samiti, where all its four candidates were defeated.
The management of the MGN Public School decided to close the school for three days, beginning May 21, to pre-empt a strike by non-teaching employees and to avoid any inconvenience to students and staff.
Alleging large scale bungling in the counting of votes in the zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections, Congress workers blocked traffic on the Chandigarh-Hoshiarpur-Pathankot highway for three hours. They raised slogans against the government and demanded re-counting of votes.
The Congress might not have fared well in these polls, but at Sultanpur Lodhi, Congress MLA Navtej Singh Cheema has managed to conquer the bastion of former finance minister Bibi Upinderjit Kaur by wresting four block samitis seats from the SAD.
Chartered Accountant (CA) Ashwani Gupta, who was arrested by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a bribery case in April, was given a lavish welcome on his return to the city after getting bail, on Tuesday.