Lack of proper diagnostic faciltities and ultrasound machines is toying with the health of residents in the district. The lone machine at the 100-bed local government hospital is always crowded and patients and their attendants then have to fend for themselves and look at options in private clinics, where the charges are 3-4 times.
Residents of Punsup Wali Gali have installed signboards declaring boycott of candidates for forthcoming Municipal Council elections due to neglect of their street by MC authorities. Street residents claim that while interlocked tiles or pre-mix carpet has been laid in all street of ward no. 21, their street has been meted with step-motherly treatment.
Former chief minister and permanent invitee to the Congress Working Committee Captain Amarinder Singh said that the investigation being done into the drug smuggling in Punjab following the arrest of the main kingpin must be taken to logical conclusion and whosoever is found involved must be brought to book irrespective of his party affiliations or political influence.
After the authorities failed in employing simplest of the techniques like laying of surface drains to solve the problem of waterlogging, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has now been telling people of his constituency that World Bank (WB) can provide some 'out of the box' technical support to address the problem in the region.
Stray animals have become a major threat to human life in Moga, the main town of the Malwa region, but the administration as well as the municipal corporation have failed to find any solution to the problem so far. According to the police record, 24 people have lost their lives in the road accidents caused by stray animals since January 1, 2012 till October 2013 in the area.
In a major success against drugs traffickers, the counter-intelligence wing of police on Wednesday recovered 55kg opium and arrested three people in this connection. The contraband was being transported in a cavity, which was created in the diesel tank of the truck especially for this purpose.
Farmers have almost finished with marketing of Basmati crop during this season, however, agricultural department yet to pay them the promised subsidy for increasing area under direct sowing of Basmati in district to reduce area under water consuming paddy crop.
District mandi officer (DMO), Faridkot, has issued show-cause notices to 130 entities (97 commission agents and 33 traders-cum-exporters) for alleged irregularities in procurement of basmati. A commission agent at the Kotkapura grain market had complained that basmati was being procured without any competitive bidding here, a requirement under the rules.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday gave approval to establish a new college of veterinary science and a veterinary hospital along with a livestock farm complex at Rampura Phul in Bathinda district. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, would establish the college and initiate short-term courses.
Two people were killed and one injured in two road mishaps in Moga on Monday. Police said that Mukha Singh, 36, a resident of Rajeana village, under Baghapurana sub-division was run over by an unknown vehicle near Singhanwala village on Monday morning.
Police arrested six members of an interstate gang of motorcycle thieves near Sandhuan Wala village on Sunday morning. The gang planned to steal motorcycles from the main markets of Moga, Baghapurana, Dharamkot and Badhni Kalan and had sneaked into the district for the express purpose., the police said.
The problem of stray cattle in the city is putting lives of residents a t risk, ye nobody seems to be bothered and no concrete steps have been taken to tackle the problem.
A trade meeting turned into a platform for political games after the local BJP boycotted a function organised by the Beopar Mandal, Bathinda.
The Jagraon police have launched a manhunt for Jaspreet Singh Jassa, an undertrial in the murder case of former SAD MLA from Barnala Malkiat Singh Keetu, who escaped from custody on Friday, after a court appearance here on Friday.
Lashing out at Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, senior Punjab Congress leaders said that both akali leaders had had no place to hide their faces after being caught on wrong foot in the synthetic drug racket exposed by Patiala police.