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.
Vishal G Arora, a Canadian with roots in Punjab, has been honoured with the Long Term Service Award for his contribution towards the community on May 15. Brompton Mayor Susan Fennel conferred the award on Arora at the annual Citizen Awards Ceremony. Arora has promoted arts and culture in Brampton as the Community Outreach and Business Advisor for the Academy of Creative Arts. He was a inspiring force behind programs as Speak Out in his province, an event that was designed for the youth and by the youth and educated them about the political process and motivated them to get involved and engage with it.
The Nakodar police have arrested Harvinder Singh, alias Taddi, a resident of Tahli village, his father Gurnam Singh, and mother Ranjit Kaur for abetting the suicide of his wife, Inderjeet Kaur alias Indu.
In a candid statement reflecting his concerns over the increase in crime against women in the country, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said here that to move forward, the nation would have to respect its women.
Scheduled Caste (SC) voters of Nangal Thathal village in Garhdiwala boycotted zila parishad and panchayat samiti polls to register their protest with the government for not reserving the village for SC candidates.
The city police claim to have busted a cricket betting racket with the arrest of two people and the recovery of a laptop, 8 mobile phones and a diary, reportedly containing a record of the bets on IPL matches.
Government employees engaged for election duty and are not likely to be paid, sources have told Hindustan Times.
Voting remained peaceful in Nakodar and Mehatpur for the block samiti and zila parishad elections with about 66 per cent and 65 per cent of the voters casting their votes, respectively.
On the eve of zila parishad and panchayati polls, two factions of the BJP clashed in Satial village.
The Lohian Khas police have charged Jatinder Singh, a resident of Kakkar Kalan village, his father Gurbux Singh, alias Gachhi, his mother Lalkhinder Kaur and brother-in-law Rajinder Singh with attempt to murder and committing crime with common intention.
A 70-year-old nambardar, Sohan Singh, a resident of Ramu Thiara village, died on Sunday due to an overdose of liquor suspected to have been supplied by the supporters of a candidate.
Ahead of the visit of president Pranab Mukherjee to the city on Monday, an abandoned briefcase at the Choggittee area spread panic among residents and the police on Saturday. Bomb disposal squad was called in and it was found to be a hoax.