The police here seized 20 boxes of country-made liquor from Lakhvir Singh Lakha and Manpreet Kaur Gaggi at the Khuddi Kalan checkpost on Saturday. The accused, both belonging to Jhaloor village, were coming from Sukhpura village in an Indica Vista car, when the police nabbed them.
Environmentalists have blamed the presence of heavy metals, including uranium, in subsoil water for deadly diseases, particularly cancer, in the Malwa region of the state and demanded that the union government must help the state, which is paying the price of green revolution, to find out the reason how uranium is constantly contaminating the water in the state.
A People's Party of Punjab (PPP) supporter-turned-Akali worker was shot dead at his residence in Sidhana village of Rampura Phull assembly constituency of the district at 3 am on Saturday.
Infuriated over lack of basic civic amenities, residents of a local colony have put up a banner at the entrance of the colony asking politicians of all hues not to visit their locality for seeking votes for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s rally at Doda village of Giddarbaha constituency, three days ahead of the voting day during the 2012 assembly elections, had turned the tables against People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) founder Manpreet Singh Badal and helped youngest Congress candidate Amarinder Singh Raja Warring win the seat.
A large number of people, including relatives of a youth, Kulwant Singh alias Kali, 18, who was engaged as a waiter at a marriage party and had allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the Rajasthan canal on February 27, after being beaten up by some unidentified people at the party at Chand Palace, staged a protest, on Friday, along with the body of the youth before the city police station here, alleging that the people, who had beaten him up, had thrown him into the canal.
Intensifying their agitation against the state government for non-fulfilment of the promises made earlier this month, BKU (Ekta Ugraha) and Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union have decided to boycott the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in villages and raise black flags during campaigning by its leaders.Besides, the unions have also decided to gherao offices of deputy commissioners in seven districts including Bathinda, Mansa, Sangrur, Barnala, Moga, Muktsar and Faridkot on March 20.
Though the model code of conduct has already come into force for many days now, yet photos of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal are still intact at some reverse osmosis (RO) plants (water purification units) in the district.
Inderjeet Singh of Sukhan Wala village allegedly slapped a woman teacher of the government high school in the school premises on Thursday. The police have arrested him after registering a case. The incident took place after the examination of students from classes 6 to 9 was over.
With the Congress on his side, People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) chief Manpreet Singh Badal is ready to take on sitting Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the Bathinda Lok Sabha seat. Manpreet, who was here to meet senior Congress leaders, told HT that he had refused security entitled to him as a parliamentary poll candidate.
In an innovative measure to eradicate corruption in jails of Punjab, 'e-purse system' was, on Thursday, launched in the local Central Jail, as a pilot project.
SAD president and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, on Wednesday, presided over a meeting of party leaders, including sitting MLAs, ex-MLAs and other rank and file at Guruharsahai, a subdivision of Ferozepur district, to give a momentum to the election campaign of the SAD-BJP's MP nominee Sher Singh Gubhaya.
Another election has come. Political leaders will again tour the order areas to seek votes and make promises, that will never be fulfilled. Promises have been made earlier also to improve the fate of border area residents. But, elections have come and gone, but the condition of the residents of border areas has not improved.
omedian-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann, kicked off his electoral campaigning here by addressing a gathering in front of his newly opened office near Court Chowk. Standing atop a chair, he addressed the audience without a mike, chairs or the tent with people jostling for space.
As part of the indefinite state-level protest of labourers and farmers, hundreds of activists of the Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union (PKMU) and Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) locked the main gate of the deputy commissioner's office here on Tuesday.