Alarmed over the hard fact that teens are also addicted to drugs, the director general of school education (DGSE) has initiated awareness campaigning among the students against the drug menace.
The Punjab agricultural department has failed to issue notification declaring new grain market and vegetable market as main yard, even as market committee had sent a resolution passed in 2009 to the authorities concerned.
Activists of Dihati Mazdoor Sabha on Wednesday deferred their decision to gherao the office of naib tehsildar to protest against the administration's failure to handover possession of five marlas plots to economically weaker sections.
The Nakodar city police have booked eight persons on charges of kidnapping, voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapons and rioting.
Three persons were arrested on Tuesday on charge of selling intoxicant powder.
After waiting for over a month for implementing the solid waste management project in the city, Jindal Urban Waste Management Jalandhar (JUWMJ), the firm that was awarded contract for starting the plant, has threatened to pull out of the project citing repeated delays in its execution.
Four youths returning home from strife-torn Iraq had more trouble in store as the bus they boarded from New Delhi met with an accident at Garhshankar in the wee hours of Tuesday.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday again grilled Damanvir Singh, son of former Punjab minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur, in connection with its probe in the Jagdish Bhola drug racket case.
After facing difficulty locating 200 acres of land which is easy to be acquired and better connected with road and rail network in Jalandhar district for setting up All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the state government has now decided to set it up in the neighbouring Kapurthala district.
As summer progresses with daytime temperatures often touching 47° C, train accidents in the district have increased sharply in tandem with the soaring mercury. According to the monthly data released by the Government Railway Police, there were 45 railway-related deaths in June, of which 32 occurred in accidents, against 28 deaths in the previous month.
The Nawanshahr civil hospital will shift to the new building at Barnala Kalan village on the Nawanshahr-Chandigarh road by the end of this month.
Local BJP leader Harpal Mintu, who recently came out of prison after getting bail in a corruption case, has been sent behind the bars again.
A Punjab Roadways bus (PB02- BJ-9455) going to Kapurthala from Amritsar collided with a tree at Subhanpur village of Kapurthala on Sunday evening, leaving 12 passengers injured, two of them critically.
A 27-year-old man arrested in a drug recovery case died in custody of the Phagwara sub-jail on Thursday night, following which his family members and relatives blocked the National Highway-1 near Phagwara, claiming foul play.
Members of the Anganwadi Mulazim Union under the banner of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) held a protest against the non-fulfillment of their long-pending demands, outside the deputy commissioner’s office here on Friday.