Senior officials of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) were caught in a tricky situation on Wednesday when a junior engineer posted in the Jaitu sub-division went on a hunger strike at the corporation's office by taking off his shirt and alleging large-scale corruption in the sub-division.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday fixed August 22 the next date for hearing in the solid waste treatment plant case.
Even as the local police administration is running a special anti-drug drive at Daulewala village under Dharamkot sub-division, 20 km from here, which is known as "drug haven" of Punjab, it seems that drug peddlers are having a free run.
The district police on Tuesday arrested two members of a gang of looters and recovered a pistol and three live cartridges from their possession.
With stakes high for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the assembly bypolls for two constituencies in the state scheduled to be held on August 21, party president and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, on Tuesday, deputed senior party leaders, including several cabinet ministers, for Talwandi Sabo to manage the campaigning for the byelection.
Authorities of the central jail here have recovered a mobile phone and a sim card from a jail inmate. Based on a complaint by jail authorities.
Members of the Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) Union burnt an effigy of the Punjab government and held a protest march in favour of their demands.
With stakes high for the ruling SAD during assembly bypolls scheduled to be held on August 21, a meeting of party leaders of as many as 10 districts has been convened here on Tuesday to prepare strategy for the Talwandi Sabo bypoll.
Surjit Kumar Jyani, health and family welfare minister, Punjab, on Monday, inaugurated two community health centres (CHCs) one each at Bajakhana in Faridkot and Mehal Kalan in Barnala.
A woman and her four-year-old child were allegedly murdered by her lover at Karnail Nagar here on Monday morning. Bodies were recovered from inside the house. The victims have been identified as Sukhjeet Kaur (32) and Suraj.
In a one-hour and ten minutes' stunning performance, eminent Punjabi actor Rana Ranbir kept the audience spellbound during the presentation of the one-act play, 'Khettan Da Putt', on Saturday evening at the Dev Samaj College for Women here.
A migrant labourer was alleged murdered by some unidentified people at Gholia Khurd village under Nihal Singh Wala subdivision, 37 km from here on Sunday.
Whenever someone goes missing, commits suicide or is allegedly murdered and the body is not found, families desperately look for them in the Rajasthan and Sirhind feeder canals.
Despite claims of development here, the state government has failed to provide sufficient funds for rebuilding or repairing badly broken roads within the municipal limits of the town. Most of the roads have been in a pitiable condition for many years.
In spite of criticism, the fund-raising dinner has earned Rs 2.60 lakh for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as 26 people from Sangrur and neighbouring districts attended it by paying Rs10,000 each. Talking to the HT, AAP’s MP from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann said, “A total of 26 people participated in the dinner and most of them were social workers from Sangrur.”