Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and leader of Opposition Sunil Kumar Jakhar shared the dais during the former's visit to the Abohar area to meet rain-affected residents on Monday.
Noted Punjabi singer Gippy Grewal has been asked to appear before the district police in a complaint of an alleged chit fund fraud with a person by a company of which Grewal is a brand ambassador.
A portion of a road leading to Shant Nagar in the Civil Lines area here is a source of great trouble for commuters and residents of the area, having mostly government employees' residences .
Local politicians have tried to make most of the Baba Farid festival, to be held from September 21 to 23 here, for their publicity by using photos of the great Sufi saint Baba Farid, in whose memory the festival is held. The event has been accorded the status of a heritage festival.
For a permanent and effective solution to the problem of water logging in Punjab, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has asked the irrigation department to widen, upgrade and strengthen the drainage system in the state.
Police have arrested three persons and recovered an illegal pistol, a live cartridge and a stolen motorcycle from their possession.
Kharka Singh (27), who was attacked by four people on Friday night in Budhlada, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. According to Budhlada SHO Rajendra Pal Singh, the victim was attacked on Friday by Harmesh Singh.
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.