Baljit Singh Daduwal, the radical Sikh leader, who was, on Saturday, produced in a court here, was sent in 13- days judicial remand in the case registered under the arms Act by the Faridkot police on August 22.
An excise and taxation inspector was beaten up by some people at Abohar, a sub-division of Fazilka district, on Saturday. According to information, excise and taxation officer Varun Nagpal and inspector Girdhari Lal, stopped a pickup vehicle of 'Sidana Goods Care' at a naka at Khuhian servor at Abohar.
The court of the additional chief judicial magistrate has extended the judicial remand of Baljit Singh Daduwal, a radical Sikh leader, currently lodged in the modern jail here, for 14 days till September 19. Daduwal was produced before the court in the 5- year-old case registered by the district police against Daduwal and 40 others on March 14, 2009 after an alleged clash with the police over a dispute between Dera Sacha Sauda and Daduwal's supporters in Bajakhana village.
Rrain water reportedly entered the police station in Gidderbaha on Thursday night. "The building is very old and it was possibly built before Independence of the country during the British period and is situated in a low-lying area. The rain water gushed into the police station on Thursday night," said a source.
Five people died, one drowned, and two sustained injuries in various parts of Fazilka district following continuous rain since Thursday morning while normal life in various towns of Ferozepur as well as Fazilka districts got adversely affected because majority of areas, mainly urban, remained submerged.
The state-level leader of the Safai Sewak Union, Satpal Anjan, who had been sitting on hunger strike for the past 15 days in favour of demands of the sweepers, called off his strike on Thursday evening.
There seems to be no respite for the Talwandi power plant as the met department has predicted more rain in the next few days putting their power production in jeopardy.
Though the Kotkapura town was upgraded as tehsil just days before the announcement of the assembly elections in February 2012, it has failed to provide satisfactory services through the Suwidha (single user friendly window disposal and helpline for applicants) centre on the premises of the tehsil complex.
Hundreds of activists, including women, of the Communist Party of India (CPI), CPI (Marxist) and three other Left parties staged a dharna in front of the deputy commissioner's office here on Wednesday against the alleged anti-people policies of the state and the union governments. Senior leaders of various parties demanded the rollback of the taxes imposed on the already burdened people of the state.
After a long dry spell during the hot summer, the overcast sky for a long time and the rain, coupled with fast winds, is not good for farmers as it may damage the standing paddy and cotton crops.
Rural medical officers (RMOs), at a meeting held here on Wednesday, demanded their merger with the health and family welfare department on the pattern of the merger for ETT teachers and rural veterinary doctors with their respective parent departments.
More than 48 hours have passed since a Class-9 student of DAV School here went missing, but the police still remain clueless about the whereabouts of the child. The police, however, claim that they trying to trace him out.
The 30-day-old strike by safai workers of various municipal corporations and municipal councils in various districts of the state took a new turn here on Tuesday when the protesters enforced a bandh and made shopkeepers to keep their shops closed. As a result, most shops in the city remained closed. Some shopkeepers in mohallas tried to open their shops, but the agitators did not allow them to do so.
With radical Sikh leader Baljit Singh Daduwal locked in jail for the past 10 days, Jandalisar gurdwara in Kotshamir, managed by him before his arrest, has been virtually taken over by a local member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and the policemen in civil dress bearing blue turbans and posing themselves as religious volunteers are allegedly assisting him.
Activists of Left parties, including the CPI, CPI(M), the CPI Punjab and the CPM(ML), on Tuesday, held a dharna in front of the mini-secretariat here against the Prevention of Damage to Private and Public Property Act 2014, which they termed a 'black law' besides other issues.