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Family creates ruckus after patient dies at private hospital

High drama was witnessed at a private hospital here on Saturday morning when relatives of a patient created ruckus following her death, alleging negligence on part of the hospital management.

Mining mafia flourishing under SAD-BJP patronage: Jakhar

Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar on Sunday said mining mafia is mushrooming in the state under patronage of the leaders of the ruling SAD-BJP government.

Now, PF dept zeroes in on private hospitals

After cracking a whip on several education institutions flouting mandatory provisions of the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) Act, the regional office of the provident fund commissioner in Jalandhar has now initiated judicial inquiry against seven private hospitals for not complying with the rules even after they were issued notices repeatedly.

Bank official surveying mortgaged property assaulted; 2 injured

Unidentified persons attacked two senior officials of a bank at Alipur locality in the city when they had gone for a mortgage survey, leaving both seriously injured.

Wheat harvest likely to be better next year

The wheat harvest in the state next year will significantly improve both in terms of quality and quantity with the Punjab agriculture department claiming that it will provide subsidised, top-quality certified seed to 5 lakh farmers in the state, compared to 2 lakh farmers last year, this sowing season.

3 Dasuya MC employees booked for embezzlement

The police have booked three Dasuya municipal council (MC) officials, including executive officer (EO), for making bogus payments to contractors.

In Jalandhar, online system to monitor midday meal in the limbo

The online system to monitor midday meal in Jalandhar continues to be in the limbo as the district education officials are confused over how to upload data.

2 months after toll plazas shut down, bus fares slashed

After a wait of two months, the transport department finally decreased the fare of passenger buses on Thursday even as two toll plazas on the Jalandhar-Chandigarh highway in Nawanshahr were closed down on September 13.

Rajya Sabha MP Khanna adopts Adamwal village

BJP Rajya Sabha member Avinash Rai Khanna has adopted the district's Adamwal village under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

5 days on, cops trace mother of abandoned 4-day-old infant

Five days after a four-day-old girl found abandoned in a garbage dump at Bhai Ditt Singh Nagar died of blood infection at the local civil hospital, the commissionerate police on Wednesday succeeded in tracing the infant’s mother with the help of two prescription slips found on the spot.

Rehabilitation of drug addicts an uphill task in the region

The crackdown on drug peddlers in Punjab has raised another gargantuan problem in the region and that is rehabilitation of the drug abusers.

'Increase penetration of crop insurance to prevent farmer suicides'

With the state recording 4,500 farmers and farm labour suicides due to indebtedness over the decade from 2001-2011, according to detailed surveys by Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjabi University Patiala and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, it seems that the establishment has only now woken up to the challenge of tackling the social problem head-on.

Jalandhar MP picks Ganna village under PM scheme

Under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), Congress leader and Jalandhar MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary picked Ganna, a village notorious for drug peddling and criminals in Doaba region, on Monday.

Danish singer ties the knot in Hoshiarpur

Anita Lerche, the blonde, blue-eyed beauty from Denmark, who has carved a niche for herself in Punjabi folk singing, has often spoken of her love for Punjab, its culture and language.

Missing youth found dead, two booked

The body of a 19-year old student who went missing on Friday was found at an abandoned building in Sidhva Dona village here, on Sunday.
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