In a major breakthrough, the Counter Intelligence (CI) wing of Punjab Police have seized 21 kilogram heroin worth Rs 105 crore smuggled from Pakistan.
In a shocking incident, Harpreet Singh, 28, a resident of Sukhanwala village of Faridkot district, allegedly pushed his wife and mother-in-law into the Rajasthan canal on Wednesday evening.
The reverse osmosis system at the mini secretariat here, which houses almost all the government offices at the district headquarters and sees hundreds of visitors daily, has been lying non-functional after the submersible motor meant to supply it ground water was stolen over two months ago.
As many as 20 lawyers were honoured for their having contributed over 50 years to the profession on the occasion of the National Law Day here on Wednesday.
It is not only during the paddy season that about 14 lakh tubewells draw out the precious underground water, but it is also during the wheat or non-paddy season that subsoil water has to be used by the farmers to cater to their irrigation needs in the absence of availability of canal water.
After suffering for delayed paddy payment, farmers are now facing acute shortage of urea (nitrogen 46%) fertiliser for first application on wheat crop.
A 27-year-old man committed suicide at Bagrian village here on Monday. Initial investigation revealed that Baljinder Singh, a resident of Dinovaal village in Hoshiarpur, committed suicide after he lost a large sum of money to an immigration consultant who promised to send him to Australia.
Though Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, who have reportedly arrived at a formula to contest the upcoming polls for the municipal corporation of Bathinda (MCB) in alliance, had announced to declare the formula at a joint press conference on Monday, yet the BJP's senior leadership failed to turn up for the event, giving rise to doubts that all is not well in the alliance.
With relations between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) getting sour every day, the decision-making process in the BJP on alliance with the SAD for the municipal corporation Bathinda (MCB) seemed to be doldrums.
Electronics giant Philips had installed them across the city around two years ago. But they worked for only six months and then became non-functional. Most of the streetlamps don't work properly and the locals have to face a lot of difficulties.
Amid the ongoing war of words between Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the sudden decision of both parties to contest the Bathinda municipal corporation (BMC) elections together has surprised the local BJP leaders.
There seemed to be a mismatch between the recovery of weapons by Faridkot police in the Kotkapura gun house theft case and the number of weapons that were actually stolen.
The Border Security Force claimed to have recovered 5-kg heroin worth Rs 25 crore in the International market on Saturday midnight in the Barreke border outpost area of the sector.
With the arrest of four persons, including two women, from Nihal Singh Wala near here, police claimed to have busted a gang of extortionists.
Being the steel town of Punjab, loading and unloading of coal at Mandi Gobingarh is a common feature.