Depressed over not having received the government's old-age pension for the past six months, an 83-year-old rickshaw-puller set himself ablaze on Saturday outside Punjab National Bank at Dhilwan, 25 km from here.
Nearly six months after the party picked up Vijay Sampla, a Scheduled Caste (SC) face and first-time Hoshiarpur MP, for the post of Union minister of state (MoS), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) high command is set to play the Dalit card yet again to penetrate the community’s voter base by organising its SC cell’s two-day national executive meeting that will start here on May 16.
Eight persons, including a woman, were injured in firing after a clash broke out between two groups over possession of land at Shahwala village near here on Friday, police said.
The state government will extend financial help to Class-12 students who score well in the All India Engineering Entrance Test (AIEEE) and All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) but are not able to take admission in engineering and medical colleges, education minister Daljit Singh Cheema said.
Five persons were arrested and 1.25 kg of heroin worth Rs 6.25 crore in the international market was recovered from their possession here on Thursday, police said.
Keeping in view the village girls who stay away from higher education because of far-off colleges, the higher education department is mulling to start evening colleges for them at their doorstep.
In a major setback to the Punjab Badminton Association (PBA), which had asked its players not to participate in a tournament being organised by some NRIs at Mukandpur village, the district administration on Wednesday allowed the players to attend the five-day cash-prize contest starting Thursday.
Rapping the authorities for the poor quality of mid-day meal served in the state's schools, the director general school education has ordered schools to allow atleast two parents per day to taste the mid-day meal before serving it to the students.
The municipal corporation of Jalandhar has started the survey of street vendors in an attempt to relocate them at specific locations earmarked for them in the city.
A 30-year-old “possessed” woman of Saroopval village near Kabirpur in this district allegedly killed her two daughters and a nephew over a period of two months last year.
Soon, residents of Nawanshahr will get facilities under the Right to Service (RTS) Act at their doorsteps though 52 Integrated Service Providing Centres that will be functional soon in the various parts of the district.
A total of 6,000 forms - 4,000 online and 2,000 physical - were sold in the district for the Joint Entrance Test 2015 (JET 2015) scheduled on April 19.
The death toll in the luxury bus accident that took place in Garhshankar on Saturday rose to four with another woman, Kirti, succumbing to injuries at a multi-specialty hospital in SAS Nagar on Sunday morning.
The Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar, has decided to discontinue three courses — mining, electrical engineering and information technology (IT) — from the upcoming academic session due to non-availability of faculty.
The disciplinary committee of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at Jalandhar has served a notice to senior leader Sanjay Singh asking him to clarify reports of him bringing ousted and suspended leaders back to the party fold.