Close associates and family members of radical Sikh leader Baljit Singh Daduwal, 52, met him in the jail here on Monday. But they neither confirmed nor denied the alleged resignation by Daduwal from the ad hoc Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC).
Terming the move to form Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission as a wrong step since the matter was sub judice in the Supreme Court , Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal accused the Haryana government of meddling in Sikh religious affairs.
Normal life in the city came to a standstill after early morning showers as the rain led to waterlogging in many parts of the city. This was the first heavy downpour of the season lasting for at least two hours.
Residents of the town will sit on hunger strike on Monday to demand inclusion of the 113-year-old Raghuwar Bhawan in the state heritage list and its development as a tourist site.
A 17-year-old-girl was allegedly raped by two youths in Bhawanigarh town of the district. The girl has filed a complaint that Jagdish Singh of Shuhi village in Nabha and Laddi of Bhawanigarh raped her on Thursday night when she went to the latter's grocery shop store to make some purchases.
A Punjabi poetry book 'Kavita Bahar Udaas Khadi Hai' by Anil Adam, a young poet, was released by Kala Peeth, a non-government organisation, working for the promotion of culture, here on Friday evening
As safai karamcharis in the district and elsewhere in the state have been on an indefinite strike for about 25 days, sanitation has emerged as a serious problem with the passing of each day as the strike is getting prolonged and there seems to be no early end to it.
Though there is a ban on the sale of intoxicants and tobacco products near educational institutions in the state, yet a distance education centre of Lovely Professional University (LPU) and a liquor and cigarette shop are running from the same building here. The education centre is housed on the first floor and the liquor and cigarette shop on the ground floor.
The Punjab vigilance bureau, on Wednesday, caught red-handed the general manager (GM) of the Moga depot of the Punjab Roadways Sukhdeep Singh while accepting Rs 15,000 as bribe from a private transporter.
Some miscreants, with covered faces, looted Rs 2 lakh by breaking open an automated teller machine (ATM) of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) branch at the pharmacy college on the Moga-Ferozepur road here, during the wee hours on Wednesday.
A newly-married woman committed suicide at Nathana village by hanging herself with a ceiling fan on Wednesday. The victim, identified as Parminder Kaur, a resident of Lohal Kalan in Sangrur district was married to Amarinder Singh, a police constable from Nathana village about 4 months ago.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restrain the Congress government in Maharashtra from going ahead with its decision to "arbitrarily reduce" the representation of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in the Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Board from the existing four to one besides denying the membership to the Chief Khalsa Diwan, which was earlier represented on the board.
Continuing its efforts to reach out to its valiant ex-servicemen, retired army personnel and dependents, the Indian Army, under the aegis of 'Golden Arrow Division' planned and organised a mini pension adalat at Ferozepur for the ex-servicemen of Ferozepur, Moga and Muktsar districts.
The Moonak police have arrested three people for duping aspirants of Punjab State Teacher's Eligibility Test (PTET) by promising them to bring their names in the merit list.
More than 500 residents of Dhanaula gheraoed the Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner (AETC) SPS Grweal's office on Monday demanding the removal of the liquor vend at Bangehar Patti. The gathering soon took the shape of a protest with the protesters claiming that the excise & taxation officer (excise) (ETO) Ominder Singh, who deals with the area, had promised shifting of the vend by August 20.