Unnecessary use of sulphur and other fertilisers by farmers on crops like paddy and basmati, besides causing financial loss to them, is leading to deterioration in the quality of soil, said agriculture experts here.
Malwa College of Physical Education is in high spirits as three players, who passed out from the college, are going to participate in the Commonwealth Games 2014 at Glasgow, Scotland.
Despite several contenders for the party ticket from the Patiala Urban constituency for the coming bypoll, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is finding it tough to get a suitable candidate.
Following the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to hold its national executive meeting in Punjab, where the party managed to open its account.
Lawyers went on a strike on Thursday against the government's decision to charge rent for their chambers in the court complex here. They demanded withdrawal of the decision.
As many as 36 dead cows and oxen were recovered amid gunshots by volunteers of the Gau Raksha Samiti at Abohar, a sub-division of Fazilka district, on Tuesday midnight. They were being smuggled to Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh in a truck.
Congress party's senior leader, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Wednesday led the party's dharna at the district headquarters here to highlight issues of power shortage, increasing corruption and the demand for a CBI probe into the drug racket in Punjab.
The tussle between two groups at Sadda Singh Wala village, 15 km from here, over the issue of drainage of rain water, turned violent and led to pelting of stones on the policemen on Tuesday night. Three policemen were reported to have been injured in the incident, despite the deployment of a heavy police force in the village.
The Kabbarwala police have booked two brothers, residents of Sarawan Bodla village for the murder of a 17-year-old youth from the same village over the issue of Rs 300 only.
Money matters in polls, but not always. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann, who won the Sangrur seat in the recent Lok Sabha elections, is an example.
The district police seem to have woken up from slumber to deal with the convicts, who have jumped parole, and registered cases against as many as four of them in the past three days. Two of them were arrested on Tuesday.
Two school students, who were allegedly kidnapped from Malout in Muktsar, escaped miraculously from kidnappers when the latter reached Abohar and were later handed over to their parents by the railway police here.
Punjab police on Tuesday arrested two alleged drug peddlers, including a former village head, and recovered 1.5 quintal poppy husk from their vehicle near Chuharchak village in the district.
The police on Monday claimed to solve the six-day-old case of recovery of abandoned articles in the Cantonment area by arresting one Manpreet Singh, a Faridkot resident. The police claimed that Manpreet confessed to have conspired to get Satwant Singh implicated in a false case as the latter was allegedly having a relationship with his wife.
As the agitation by the Zameen Prapati Sangharsh Samiti continues in Sangrur, Dalit leaders of the district are now demanding the immediate release of 41 Samiti members, who have been arrested under Section 302 of the IPC for attacking the police.