Even as the Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) has set up several tubewells in a rush to supply adequate drinking water in the city following a lot of hue and cry over the issue, not even a single chlorination dozer has been installed so far to ensure quality water to residents.
Miscreants continue to target the automated teller machines (ATMs) of Punjab National Bank (PNB) in the district, with the bank authorities refusing to learn any lessons from the past incidents.
Tension prevailed in Phagwara on Saturday when members of some religious organisations allegedly pelted stones at a mosque in the main market of the town to protest against the Baltal incident wherein locals and pilgrims had clashed recently following which the Amarnath yatra was suspended.
In violation of the specified guidelines and human rights, HIV-positive prisoners have been lodged separately at the Kapurthala Central Jail, one of the largest prisons in the state with a capacity of more than 4,000 inmates.
The Jalandhar commissionerate police will soon summon Punjabi singer Garry Sandhu, a friend of Ramneet Uppal 'Romy' who was convicted of murderous assault on Burundi student Yannick Nihangaza, for allegedly helping the convict flee outside India after he jumped the parole.
The Nurmahal police has added rape charge in the first information report registered against Bhupinder Singh, a resident of a Marnayian village in Hoshiarpur who was earlier booked for kidnapping a minor girl.
The Mehatpur police has booked leaders and activists of Naujwan Bharat Shaba and Kirti Kisan Union on charges of staging a dharna on Mehatpur –Jagraon road.
Taking a serious note of substandard food being repeatedly served to students at government schools in the district, Punjab education minister Daljit Singh Cheema on Thursday served a show-cause notice to the mid-day meal contractor seeking an explanation from him on the issue.
The Jalandhar police (rural) have come up with an innovative way to set up help desks which will be monitored through network of CCTV cameras for an effective addressal of complaints of people at police stations.
The special investigation team (SIT) looking into the case of Ramneet Singh Uppal 'Romy' (24), convicted for murderous assault on Burundi student Yannick Nihangaza, who fled out of the country after jumping parole, has claimed that the commissionerate police had immediately issued a lookout notice so that he could not fly abroad.
Under the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), the state health department is set to launch the five-in-one Pentavalent vaccine for infants, administered to deal with diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis-B and hib, from September onwards.
The hot months of May, June and July always witness a fluctuation in the prices of vegetables, but this year the delay in the monsoon has made the difference quite evident. Prices of some basic vegetables like potatoes, onions and tomatoes that are used on a daily basis have gone up while those consumed seasonally have remained the same and, in some cases, also gone down.
The city buses started by the corporation in 2008 to provide the best transport facility to Jalandhar residents have been facing huge losses.
The much-hyped computerised tests mandatory for issuing learner’s licences by the district transport office (DTO) to bring transparency has proved to be a mere announcement as no such tests have been conducted at the DTO ever since the new criteria was announced in April.
The police registered a case of embezzlement against a clerk in the education department on Tuesday.