Worried by the government's silence on the release of over-detained Sikh prisoners and the deteriorating health of Gurbaksh Singh, who is on hunger strike in SAS Nagar on the issue, Sikh radical group the Dal Khalsa on Wednesday asked Amnesty International to intervene
Bank employees' nationwide strike for wage revision and against banking reforms stalled the sector's operations here on Wednesday.
Smelling a tax evasion scam to the tune of crores of rupees by big firms involved in forward trading of commodities through the National Spot Exchange, the state excise and taxation department has been keeping watch over such firms.
The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is yet to recover outstanding amount of Rs 18.36 crore on account of electricity bills from various government offices in the Hoshiarpur circle.
As part of a series of mass-contact programmes being organised by the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) in each assembly constituency, a 'Halla Bol' rally was organised on the grounds of the grain market here on Tuesday.
The Punjab government has spent nearly Rs 4.3 crore on the construction of a new stadium in the town but unless it provides sufficient coaches, the stadium would but serve the purpose of conducting kabaddi matches only. This is the sentiment conveyed by sports lovers. Ironically, the district, which has hosted three world kabaddi tournaments successfully, does not have even a kabbadi coach.
In a case of neglect, a HIV positive prisoner (22), lodged in Modern Jail at Kapurthala from the last 14-months died today at local civil hospital during treatment. Prison authorities failed to inform about the HIV status of the Sukhjinder Singh, the deceased, to civil hospital and the prisoner was reportedly treated like a normal patient.
The Kapurthala jail authorities have recovered three mobile phones and intoxicant powder from some prisoners after revelations of Jalandhar rural police on December 11, that a heroine racket was running from Kapurthala jail through mobile phone by prisoner Shinder Pal alias Binder.
Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Jandoli village was awarded life-imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on Monday, for murdering a 10-year old boy Balkar Chand of the same village.
A fourth class student was killed and as many as 10 other students sustained injuries in an accident on Monday, when a Tata Safari hit a school bus of Sahibjada Ajit Singh Public School in Sarhali village, situated on the Jandiala-Phagwara road.
The revealations made by the Jalandhar rural police that the main kingpin of the gang, involved in the smuggling of heroin, Shinder Pal, was running the racket from the jail through mobile phone, have put the jail authorities, Kapurthala, in the dock. Two persons of the gang had already been arrested.
From Monday onwards, people might find hard to avail more than 50 services, being provided by the state government through suvidha centres, as the employees deployed in all centres of the state have decided to go on indefinite strike.They are demanding regularisation of their services.
Head constable Jagtar Singh, who had shot three bullets of AK-47 into his chest on Saturday morning at the IG office, Jalandhar, died on Sunday. Following this, the city police have booked his three colleagues (head constables) under abetment to suicide charges.
After spending 11 years in the Amritsar Central Jail, an inmate, Gurpreet Singh, alias, Gopi, a resident of Patti, allegedly attempted self-immolation by setting his quilt afire on Saturday.
Guru Nanak Stadium, the only stadium in the city situated on the Jalandhar road, is in a bad condition and most of the sports facilities have already become worthy of no use.