The Bathinda Counter Intelligence have arrested an inter-state drug peddler and seized 9 kilogram of opium from him. The accused, Jatinder Singh Jinder, is a resident of Paras Ram Nagar in Bathinda and was involved in the supply of drugs for the past few years.
Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar on Sunday ended his dharna outside the house of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal at Badal village after the administration and police officials assured him to hold a "fair" and independent probe into the Maan village violence during the zila parishad and block samiti elections on May 19.
The rice-wheat cropping system has led to an alarming situation and some parts of Punjab have been declared as dark zones; under such circumstances, it becomes essential to go in for alternative cropping systems, which may help in saving of water along with sustaining the income of the farmer.
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Government College, which was built by the municipal committee, Kotkapura, in 1984 has not only lost half of its building since it was declared unsafe by the PWD last year but has also lost another part of it, as the residential building, which was once being used, has now been rendered useless.
A childhood friend of Nishan Singh, who has been given life imprisonment in the Faridkot abduction and rape case, has blamed the soft approach of the police and the mild provisions of the Juvenile Act for the things coming to such a sorry pass.
Even two and a half years after the newly constructed girls' college at Jalalabad, the constituency represented by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, was inaugurated, it has failed to start functioning as the authorities have not appointed the staff.
Local MLA Parminder Singh Pinki on Saturday demanded that the state government facilitate land for various development projects funded by the Centre.
Differences emerged between former agriculture minister Tota Singh and Nihal Singh Wala MLA Rajwinder Kaur Bhagi Ke after both Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLAs organised separate meetings with the winners of the zila parishad and block samiti elections.
The Muktsar police claimed to have arrested all the accused involved in a robbery just outside the State Bank of Patiala in Gidderbaha on May 22. The police have bagged the success under the guidance of IG Nirmal Singh Dhillon within a week.
A middle-aged woman, Manjeet Kaur, widow of one Binder Singh, was critically injured after she was shot at by her brother-in-law Balvir Singh at Dureana road, Kotkapura, on Friday. The victim has been reportedly living in a rented accommodation in Kotkapura and used to do the sewing work to eke out a living.
The Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the Bathinda Development Authority (BDA) and senior superintendent of police to take action against the persons who had illegally constructed a warehouse at Mehta village in Bathinda.
The row between agriculture officers (AOs) and agriculture development officers (ADOs) and chief agriculture officer (CAO) Darshan Singh Sandhu, which had started from the stocked bio-chemicals and seeds, took a new turn on Thursday with block agriculture officer (BAO) Harnek Singh Rode sending a complaint to the SC/ST Commission saying Sandhu had used unparliamentary language against him.
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh has been exempted from personal appearance in a case registered against him for allegedly hurting Sikh sentiments. The hearing is scheduled for June 1 in the court of the chief judicial magistrate here.
Till a few years ago, residents of several villages in Moga district were facing the problem of power cuts, but now some progressive farmers of Channuwala, Badhni Kalan, Kapoore and Daya Kalan villages have come forward for installing biogas plants thereby generating electricity for village water works.
Five children and two women were injured when the roof of an anganwari centre at Boha town of the district collapsed on Wednesday. The anganwari centre was being run from a private building, which was reportedly declared unsafe by the building and roads department several years ago.