The police on Sunday arrested two travel agents of Jalandhar district for defrauding a youth of R19 lakh on assurance of sending him abroad. Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Surjit Singh Grewal said a special team was constituted under the supervision of an SP-level officer on Saturday to nab the suspects on a tip-off. "They were trying to flee abroad but police nabbed them," said the SSP.
The polling for zila parishad and block samiti elections in Moga district was marked by various incidents of violence, booth capturing, influencing and threatening voters in various parts.
An assistant sub-inspector was allegedly assaulted on Saturday night by the SAD candidate along with his supporters after the police official argued with some Akali workers over some issue.
Congress Legislature Party leader Sunil Jakhar on Saturday visited the modern jail here to express concern over the detention of about 150 teachers employed under the centre-sponsored scheme (CSS).
Even nine months after a case was registered against an unidentified person for stealing a precious handmade picture of erstwhile Faridkot prince Maharaja Balbir Singh, the police have failed to trace the accused.
Education minister Sikander Singh Maluka on Friday refuted the allegations levelled by the People's Party of Punjab (PPP) and the Congress of his involvement in the attack on PPP leader Lakhvir Singh Lakha Sidhana and his supporters at an election rally at Adampura village of Rampura Phul on Tuesday.
Ridiculing the demand by the opposition to impose the President's Rule in Punjab, revenue and public relations minister Bikram Majithia on Friday urged the President to install a caretaker government at the Centre.
The city police have registered a case against Ashok Kumar, an employee of the Food Corporation of India (FCI), for cheating and forgery on the complaint of the senior FCI officials seven months after a cheque book was allegedly stolen from the FCI office at Faridkot.
In a revenge attack, six members of a farmer’s family were set afire at their house in Jattawali village of Ferozepur district in the wee hours of Thursday. Three of them - an elderly woman and her two minor granddaughters – died, while the others were injured.
In a bizarre reply under the Right To Information (RTI) Act, officials of the zila parishad had asked an RTI applicant, Hardev Singh, a resident of Dhingar village, to collect information from his village sarpanch personally.
A 62-year-old farmer was killed on Wednesday after two groups clashed over a dispute regarding a common way, which goes to fields at Kotla Mehar Singh Wala village, under the jurisdiction of Baghapurana police station. The police have booked five farmers, including two unidentified people, in this connection.
Even as the state government has recently started giving 40% subsidy on solar power connections to farmers to irrigate their fields, it is yet to provide power connections to farmers who had paid necessary amount to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) months ago.
Members of Feed Foundation, an NGO, along with parents of the students of Ryan International School, Dugri, submitted a memorandum to deputy commissioner (DC) Rahul Tewari on Tuesday, requesting him to resolve the matters between the school and parents.
Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar has said the Punjab government was not concerned about children who are painfully waiting for release of their mothers arrested for seeking salary due for the past 13 months during a peaceful protest at Bathinda on May 1.
While the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has been testing waters for it new leadership in Gidderbaha, the latter falls in the list of exceptional constituencies across the state where no candidate has been elected unopposed during the nomination round for the zila parishad and block samiti elections.