Water samples from as many as 84 government schools in this district have failed, raising a question mark over the administration's concern for the health of students. The report of the samples taken by the health department in May has shown that the water at 84 schools was found unfit for drinking.
Aimed at encouraging stakeholders to pay the tax on time, the Punjab government has decided to give 10% rebate on the annual property tax amount provided it is deposited by September 30.
The irrigation department has been caught unawares by the sudden arrival of monsoons. Repair and strengthening of river banks was started late due to a delay in release of funds. The department had drawn a deadline expecting that the rainy season would set in in July but the early rains put it in a tizzy. Flood protection works have suddenly picked up pace.
Dal Khalsa has asked the Punjab home secretary to order the release of 94-year-old prisoner Asa Singh on parole as his condition is reported to be very serious.
Reacting to an exclusive report by HT on the non-functioning chlorinators at many water tube wells in Jalandhar on Tuesday, the health department swung into action and took water samples from localities across the city. The department also organised a health awareness camp at Ibrahim Basti.
Aimed at providing 100% sewerage facility in the city till 2025, a Rs. 236-crore master plan has been prepared by administration, said deputy commissioner Shruti Singh on Tuesday.
The family of Sushewal Dalit sarpanch Chaman Lal, who committed suicide on June 4, has alleged that Balachaur DSP Lakhvir Singh had been harassing them for no other reason.
Shahkot police on Tuesday booked Punjab police constable and his accomplice in connection with a gang rape. The accused have been identified as constable Rajbir Singh and Jaskirat Singh of Kakkar Kalan village. The matter came to the fore following complaint of the victim that the accused forcibly raped and threatened her on Sunday night.
People in the region rejoiced as the local Member of Parliament Santosh Chowdhary was inducted in the union council of ministers as a minister of state. It has been decades since an MP of the constituency had held a ministerial post at the Centre.
Family members of Bhupinder Singh, who had committed suicide on June 11, demanded the booking of two more persons, including a former Akali MC councillor.
The locker holders of the Reru branch of the Punjab and Sind Bank, where 38 lockers had been broken open by miscreants on January 19, met the bank's district general manager and requested for compensation at the earliest.
The Mai Bhago Istri Shakti Yojna initiated by the Punjab government to empower women in rural areas by providing opportunities of self-employment was being run successfully in the Jalandhar district, disclosed Jalandhar deputy commissioner Shruti Singh on Monday.
A local court on Sunday remanded 21 Congo students of Lovely Professional University (LPU), who indulged into rioting and theft at a public place here on Saturday, to judicial custody for 14 days.
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) eyes a chance in the split between the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and the BJP and hopes to reap rich dividends in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
Eighteen years after it became a district, Nawanshahr police is still functioning from buildings that belong to other departments. Informed accessed by HT under the RTI Act shows that the district has 11 police stations and six police posts. Of the 11 stations, five are running on land belonging to different departments.