A 22-year-old was crushed to death in a collision between a truck and a bike in Abohar on Thursday. According to information, Sandeep Kumar of Bajitpur Kattianwali village in Abohar was working as a plumber.
District police claim to have arrested five members of a gang which snatched vehicles at gun point after hiring them for travel. Police also recovered two cars and two illegal weapons from their possession.
After Sikh preacher and a member of the executive committee of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Baljit Singh Daduwal was granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana high court and is expected to be released from Faridkot modern jail on Thursday, heavy police force has been deployed at the gurdwara Jandalisar in Kotshamir.
In an effort to multiply money and fulfill their dreams of entering the world of Punjabi cinema, two money loaders engaged with a private company responsible for loading cash into the ATMs of various national and private banks were nabbed by the Fazilka police, along with two accomplices, with `43 lakh out of the embezzled Rs 1.15 crore.
Three days after 34 guns and 1,243 cartridges were stolen from an arms dealer's shop in Kotkapura, police have failed to reach a breakthrough in the case.
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had laid the foundation stone for his dream project, construction of a bypass at Baghapurana in Moga district, to solve the heavy traffic problem four years ago in 2010. However, due to lack of sufficient funds, the project is in limbo till now.
One of the most important grain markets of the region, the Kotkapura grain market, is losing its glory with every season. Its boundary walls have been broken from many places and jhuggi dwellers have occupied a kuccha yard near the Bathinda road.
SD College organised a function on Tuesday to celebrate winning the coveted Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy by Punjabi University, Patiala, consecutively for the third time. Vice-chancellor Jaspal Singh was the chief guest for the occasion.
Despite ban on chit-fund companies indulging in money-collection and multi-level marketing schemes in the state, people continue to fall prey to these companies as three such cases have come to light in the district in the past one month only.
In another scam unearthed in this border district, paddy worth rs6.30 crore was found missing from a rice mill, which has been sealed by the Markfed.
Inderjeet Singh Khalsa, 87, who was considered one of the best lawyers in criminal cases, turned a spiritual leader after he took over the charge of looking after the holy shrine of Baba Farid, a Sufi saint, in 1969.
The Railway Park, the lone public place in Guru Har Sahai, a sub-division of the district,needs attention of the civic body authorities for not only its upkeep but its development too.
Efforts by union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal to make the civil airport here functional have not yet borne fruit and still there is no hope of its becoming functional in the near future.
Shergarh, a village situated at the tail-end of Abohar, a sub-division of Fazilka district, and falling under the Balluana assembly segment, has been in the grip of cancer and the disease has claimed three more lives during the past five days, taking the toll to eight over the past eight months. The deceased, who had been suffering from cancer, were identified as Leela Devi, Bhimsain and Kamla Devi.
Though the cotton crop has started arriving in the market and is expected to pick up momentum in the coming days, yet the market in the district does not seem to be fully ready to receive the crop.