In protest against the recent acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, a key accused in 1984 anti-sikhs riots, by a Delhi court, leaders of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and several other sikh organisations took out a protest march in the city and burnt the effigy of Kumar and the UPA government.
A couple who had married against the wishes of the girl's parents were thrashed by the girl's brother and an uncle on Wednesday, and have been admitted to the local civil hospital.
The city police, on Thursday, claimed to have busted a gang forging educational degrees of universities and passports, with the arrest of two immigration agents and recovery of 24 fake degrees and three passports from their possession.
The district (rural) police today claimed to have recovered a truck loaded with 2,100 kg of poppy husk worth Rs 7 lakh. Acting on a tip off, a special search operation was launched on late Wednesday night and a truck was found to be suspiciously parked in Naugajja village, SP Rajinder Singh told reporters.
The city police have arrested an auto-rickshaw driver for molesting a six-year-old deaf and dumb girl. The vicitm's mother had complained that her daughter was molested by Phool Chand (30), a resident of their locality, Game da Khu, ACP RPS Sandhu said.
The administration has ordered that all educational institutes in the district must promote free education facility for Scheduled Caste (SC) students through their prospectus, website and campus billboards before the start of admission process.
A 30-year-old resident of Garhshankar, Sandip Kumar, who brutally murdered his wife two years ago to marry her younger sister, was sentenced to life imprisonment and fined Rs 50,000 by the court of Hoshiarpur additional sessions judge JS Bhinder on Wednesday. His 24-year-old paramour was also given the same sentence for plotting the murder.
The city police claimed to have busted a cricket betting racket with the arrest of five persons and the seizure of one laptop, 11 mobile phones and Rs 42,000 from their possession.
Property worth crores of rupees, including 22 cars, were gutted in a fire in the basement at the Kosmo Hyundai car showroom, Paragpur, on the Jalandhar-Ludhiana national highway on Wednesday. Prima facie, short circuit seemed to have caused the fire, the police said.
Residents of nearly 50 houses at the local Tower Colony in Khurla Kingra village have not been receiving drinking water supply for over 15 days. The supply had been sporadic for over two months, but had stopped over the past fortnight.
A school bus carrying 36 students and two teachers of Government Senior Secondary School Nathupur, Hoshiarpur, collided with a truck near a petrol pump on the Kishangarh road on Tuesday. Eleven students and a teacher received minor injuries in the accident.
An ex-serviceman, Barinder Singh's (70), body was found lying in the courtyard of his house in Janauri village, 25 km from here, on Tuesday morning.
Once known as terror for drug smugglers, superintendent of central excise and customs department Gurdev Singh posted at Attari railway station, turned into drug paddler two years ago and used to get narcotics through Samjhauta Express.
The state election commission has appointed PSC officer Pushpinder Singh Kaile as observer for zila parishad and block samiti elections in Hoshiarpur and Garhshankar sub-divisions.
Despite a ban, stubble burning in the district is going on unabated. The violations are either not reported to the authorities or no action is taken in the 'interest' of farmers, hence the prohibitory orders remain on paper only.