A bandh was observed here on Saturday on the call given by various Hindu organisations, including Bajrang Dal, Vishav Hindu Shakti Parishad, Vishav Hindu Parishad and Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray), to protest against the recovery of cow remains at Malerkotla, Sangrur district, two days ago.
The district police have arrested five people, including two women, for allegedly running a prostitution racket in Pratap Nagar locality here. The arrested have been identified as Surjit Singh, a resident of Baluana, Sukhdeep Singh, Meena Rani and Sumandeep Sharma and Rajdeep Kaur.
The police have arrested a classmate of Lovely, a girl student of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Technical college here, for allegedly abetting her to commit suicide on Thursday night. In-charge of Vardhman police post, ASI, Gurmail Singh, said that, the classmate was arrested following an inquiry into phone details of the victim.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said here on Friday that the state government would soon impress upon the Central government for review of the tax holiday granted to neighbouring states, which was proving detrimental to the growth of industry in the state.
Although the district administration claims that the city has the best parking facilities, yet citizens have to face the problem of non-availability of parking space and traffic chaos due to haphazard parking of vehicles on the roads.
The district police have booked headmistress of the Government Elementary School of Ghanda Banna and a teacher for alleged cheating and forging of documents.
The police have arrested one person and seized the tractor trolley laden with sand mined illegally, while one of his accomplices managed to escape.
The historical town of Bhatinda will host the second weekend of Punjab leg of the inaugural Wave World Kabaddi League (WKL) with Punjab Thunders taking on Yo Yo Tigers in the first match from Saturday.
34-year-old Harpreet Singh, a resident of Kussa village under Nihal Singh Wala sub-division, 34 km from here, was allegedly gunned down in the village by three motorcycle-borne youths early morning on Thursday.
Saragarhi Day will be observed at the Saragarhi memorial gurdwara here to pay homage to the 21 Sikh soldiers of the 36 Sikh Regiment who died while defending the Fort of Saragarhi in Wazirstan, now in Pakistan, on September 12, 1897 against an attack by 10,000 Pathans.
The district police, on Wednesday, booked three people, including two members of the joint action committee, which has given a call for bandh on Friday on the issue of missing people in the district.
More than 2,000 residents of Multani Nagar, ward number 39, have been suffering a lot because of the non-completion of the street and sewerage project.
Taking a strong exception to popular perception about the famous Punjabi poet Avtar Singh Sandhu alias 'Pash', historian Chaman Lal, known for his work on the life of Bhagat Singh, stressed that Pash was not a naxalite poet.
As many as 175 people, including 25 women, have been booked by the Abohar police for allegedly pelting stones on the police late Monday evening.
An inspector with the food and civil supplies department was on Tuesday caught red-handed by vigilance department sleuths while accepting allegedly a bribe of rs 3,000.