Voting remained peaceful in Nakodar and Mehatpur for the block samiti and zila parishad elections with about 66 per cent and 65 per cent of the voters casting their votes, respectively.
On the eve of zila parishad and panchayati polls, two factions of the BJP clashed in Satial village.
The Lohian Khas police have charged Jatinder Singh, a resident of Kakkar Kalan village, his father Gurbux Singh, alias Gachhi, his mother Lalkhinder Kaur and brother-in-law Rajinder Singh with attempt to murder and committing crime with common intention.
A 70-year-old nambardar, Sohan Singh, a resident of Ramu Thiara village, died on Sunday due to an overdose of liquor suspected to have been supplied by the supporters of a candidate.
Ahead of the visit of president Pranab Mukherjee to the city on Monday, an abandoned briefcase at the Choggittee area spread panic among residents and the police on Saturday. Bomb disposal squad was called in and it was found to be a hoax.
The stage is set for polling in to 11 panchayat samitis and the zila parishads to be held on Sunday. A total of 1,236 polling booths have been set up across the district, of which 543 have been sensitive and elaborate security arrangements have been made.
Criticising the Punjab government for its inability to safeguard the honor and dignity of women, the Punjab Pradesh Mahila Congress has demanded the transfer of Nawanshahr SSP, Dhanpreet Kaur for failing to register a complaint against Honey Singh, till the court ordered the registration of a case.
The district (rural) police arrested four people under the NDPS Act on Friday late night, with the seizure of 2,000-kg poppy husk from a canter truck.
With just two days left for the zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections, the BJP roped in former MP Vinod Khanna to campaign for the party candidates. Khanna addressed two rallies on Thursday and appealed to the people to give a resounding defeat to the Congress and other opposition parties in the ensuing polls.
To safeguard the interests of Scheduled Castes, Dalit leader Paramjit Singh Kainth on Friday announced the launch of a new political outfit - National Scheduled Castes Alliance (NSCA).
The state information commission (SIC) has directed the principal secretary (local government) to provide within week a copy of action taken report in connection with the alleged irregularities in the Nakodar nagar council as detected by the vigilance team of local bodies department.
“The CM flew all the way to the US to mourn the death of cabinet minister Surjit Singh Rakhra's relative who had died in firing at a gurdwara there, but Badal has no time to sympathise with families whose dear ones are being murdered in the state by Akali henchmen. Why these double standards?,” state Congress spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira said here on Friday.
Even after getting a rap from the Punjab and Haryana high court for forcing students to buy sub-standard practical copies, the government is again forcing the schools to buy books printed by a particular publisher of Sardulgarh (Mansa).
The union minister of information and broadcasting, Manish Tewari, has extended his heartiest gettings to the staff members of the All India Radio station, Jalandhar, on the completion of 64 years of the organisation.
The district police have arrested Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) militant Balwinder Singh Possi's nephew Daljit Singh for his alleged involvement in terror activities.