The Punjab government is not ready to clear the fog over the measures that would be taken to ensure that the 4th World Kabbadi Cup (WKC), scheduled to kick off here on November 30, remains dope-free. Although the state government is making tall claims to keep the tourney free of doping sting, but foreign teams have been enjoying ‘liberal’ rules in this regard.
A day after a clash between Dera Sacha Sauda followers and Sikh radicals left over 20 people injured at Dhudike village, the situation continued to be tense on Wednesday as police feared agitation by members from both groups who were reaching the village from the nearby areas.
District transport officer Damanjeet Singh on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to Agro Imtex India Private Limited, the contractors responsible for making and affixing the high-security number plates on vehicles. The notice demands an explanation on how were three such plates found abandoned outside the DTO complex on Sunday.
Residents of colonies along the Bhagu road - from St Joseph's Convent Senior Secondary School towards Cantonment area - are facing the brunt of traffic mismanagement. Heavy vehicles ply unchecked on this road and are a serious threat to the lives and property of residents.
A clash between the Dera Sacha Sauda followers and some residents of Dhudi Ke village under Mehna police station in Moga today left many injured. To disperse the stone-pelting members of both groups, the police resort to firing in the air, lathicharge and fired teargas shells.
Abohar, one of the most prosperous towns of the state, is deprived of basic amenities of life and even traffic management plan, traffic lights, Zebra Crossings and parking zone area are yet a distant dream. Situated near Rajasthan, there is hardly have any mechanism to deal with routine traffic chaos on the main roads as well as inner city roads.
29% women in Chandigarh, capital of Punjab, blame decline in moral values for sexual harassment and 8% say that girls also incite, according to a survey carried out by HT-IDC on women safety. In SAS Nagar, 15% see it as time pass/fun for boys. Do you agree? What, according to you, are the reasons for increase in the sexual harassment cases in your city?
Dairy farmers in the district allege that the state government has failed to check the supply of spurious milk. This has adversely hit their business, they claim. This was the common refrain of farmers at the inauguration of a two-day district livestock championship by local zila parishad chief, Kultar Singh Brar.
The LPG has become a scarce commodity for people of Baghapurana sub-division in Moga district as they have been running from pillar to post for the past four months to get the refills. There are more than 25,000 LPG connections of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Indane) in the area and most have not got LPG refills for past four months.
While the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has been recommending bed planting, a system of wheat cultivation, many progressive farmers of the Malwa region have started adopting the new technique. The union ministry of water resources has constituted a Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) for carrying out nationwide surveys on ground water resources and guiding the states appropriately in scientific and technical matters relating to ground water.
The construction of RCC chimney for 1,980-MW (3 x 660 MW) Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL) had been awarded the ICI Ultratech award 2013 for being outstanding concrete structure under the infrastructure category. Out of 22 nominations under various segments the Indian Concrete Institute (ICI, Punjab centre) and Ultratech Cement Ltd awarded the 'ICI - Ultratech award' for outstanding concrete structure of chimney at TSPL, Mansa, at Chandigarh.
Residents of Punsup Wali Gali have alleged that they are being given step-motherly treatment in the maintenance of their streets. Street residents say that while interlocked tiles or pre-mix carpet has been laid in all street of ward no. 21, their street has not even been repaired. The ward has 14 streets and remaining streets have proper roads.
Police have registered a case against five people, who have reportedly duped a Chandigarh resident of Rs 22 lakh by not registering title deed in his name, even after selling the plot.
Four alleged members of a dacoits gang were arrested on Saturday. The accused were identified as Ramtirath Singh, the kingpin, Baljit Singh, Jagseer Singh and Gurdeep Singh, all residents of Bathinda district, police said. However, two of the alleged gang members managed to escape, after police on a tip-off swooped on them at Phulewala canal bridge, they said.
Gidderbaha Congress MLA Amarinder Singh Raja Warring could not meet Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday. Reportedly, the CM's security advisors thought it fit to advance his schedule for the sangat darshan in the constituency to avoid meeting him, the MLA later alleged.