Harjinder Singh, a head constable in the Punjab police, was killed on the spot while two of his companions were seriously injured when their Maruti car collided with a canter, coming from the opposite direction from Killianwali near Mehna village under the Lambi police station.
The completion of the 32-km stretch of Kotkapura-Muktsar Road has been pending for nearly two years now. To highlight the issue ahead of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's visit to the region.
Mahashivratri celebrations turned into mourning on the Bathinda-Chandigarh national highway on Thursday, after a speeding truck crushed two Kanwarias (devotees of Lord Shiva) to death. Some members of the group have been injured. Enraged Kanwarias then torched the truck involved.
Eleven councillors of the Faridkot municipal committee, including Faridkot SAD Urban Circle president, claimed to have handed over a memorandum to deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal during his Faridkot visit on Wednesday, expressing resentment against local MLA Deep Malhotra.
Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal laid the foundation stones of sewerage projects worth more than Rs 65 crore at Kot Ise Khan, Nihal Singh Wala and Badni Kalan on Thursday.
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal laid foundation stones of development works worth Rs 227 crore in Faridkot. Work on sewerage systems at Jaitu, Kotkapura and Faridkot was also launched. The foundation stone of a new bus stand and a child and mother-care centre was also launched.
It was a free-run for criminals in Abohar on Tuesday night. Four shops were broken into within the space of hours.
Police have arrested five people and recovered three revolvers and cartridges from their possession. SSP Gurpreet Singh Bullar said that arrested accused had been identified as Arun Kumar, a resident of Paras Ram Nagar, Alok Shukla from Jogi Nagar, Vicky, a resident of Sriganganagar in Rajasthan, Bhola Singh from Bhucho and Sukhwinder Singh from Bangi Nagar.
Police have booked a resident of Mati Das Nagar here for raping a six-year-old child who was admitted to the civil hospital on Wednesday. Cantonment SHO Jaskaran Singh said that parents of the girl child had complained that their ward was raped by Gurpreet Singh, a driver, earlier this week.
Upset over repeated incidents of snatching and looting from their shops, traders in Abohar observed a shutdown against the state government, demanding better security and improvement in law and order situation.
Three people were injured in a leopard attack at Jaimal Wala village under Baghapurana sub-division, 43 km from here, on Tuesday. The victims have been identified as Mukand Singh, 32, Tejinder Singh, 43, and Kala Singh, 55. However, the leopard was reportedly shot dead by villagers.
The Bathinda administration can work at frenetic pace when it wants to. Ahead of parliamentary polls, officials are busy at work, churning out nearly 6,000 cards a day to beneficiaries of the new atta-dal scheme of the state government. Sources said that officials of departments involved in the execution of the scheme have been returning home well after midnight most days.
The government polytechnic college at Kotkapura, the only state-run college in the district, has failed to function to the fullest since its inauguration as it has been facing acute shortage of teaching staff.
With parliamentary polls approaching the SAD appears to be bent on taking full credit for implementing the state government’s development schemes in Bathinda and the district administration is working overtime to realize this.This is reflected from the district administration working over time to prepare the cards to be distributed in the district under the ‘Atta-Dal’ scheme by SAD
Congress MLA from Gidderbaha, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring has launched a campaign to cover the foundation stones of development projects, which, he claimed, were running with the money sent by the central government but were inaugurated by the Akali leaders.