Reacting to an exclusive report by HT on the non-functioning chlorinators at many water tube wells in Jalandhar on Tuesday, the health department swung into action and took water samples from localities across the city. The department also organised a health awareness camp at Ibrahim Basti.
Aimed at providing 100% sewerage facility in the city till 2025, a Rs 236-crore master plan has been prepared by administration, said deputy commissioner Shruti Singh on Tuesday.
The family of Sushewal Dalit sarpanch Chaman Lal, who committed suicide on June 4, has alleged that Balachaur DSP Lakhvir Singh had been harassing them for no other reason.
Shahkot police on Tuesday booked Punjab police constable and his accomplice in connection with a gang rape. The accused have been identified as constable Rajbir Singh and Jaskirat Singh of Kakkar Kalan village. The matter came to the fore following complaint of the victim that the accused forcibly raped and threatened her on Sunday night.
People in the region rejoiced as the local Member of Parliament Santosh Chowdhary was inducted in the union council of ministers as a minister of state. It has been decades since an MP of the constituency had held a ministerial post at the Centre.
Family members of Bhupinder Singh, who had committed suicide on June 11, demanded the booking of two more persons, including a former Akali MC councillor.
The locker holders of the Reru branch of the Punjab and Sind Bank, where 38 lockers had been broken open by miscreants on January 19, met the bank's district general manager and requested for compensation at the earliest.
The Mai Bhago Istri Shakti Yojna initiated by the Punjab government to empower women in rural areas by providing opportunities of self-employment was being run successfully in the Jalandhar district, disclosed Jalandhar deputy commissioner Shruti Singh on Monday.
A local court on Sunday remanded 21 Congo students of Lovely Professional University (LPU), who indulged into rioting and theft at a public place here on Saturday, to judicial custody for 14 days.
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) eyes a chance in the split between the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and the BJP and hopes to reap rich dividends in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
Eighteen years after it became a district, Nawanshahr police is still functioning from buildings that belong to other departments. Informed accessed by HT under the RTI Act shows that the district has 11 police stations and six police posts. Of the 11 stations, five are running on land belonging to different departments.
The district health authorities kicked-off a three-day special migratory pulse polio campaign here on Sunday. Dr RL Bassan, civil surgeon, said India was declared a polio-free country two years ago.
Congress spokesman Sukhpal Khaira has asked the SAD-BJP government to consider constructing a befitting memorial for 25,000 innocent people killed in Punjab during terrorism, as a mark of respect to humanity, irrespective of caste, colour, creed or religion. Khaira was addressing mediapersons here on Saturday.
The family of former sarpanch of Kukran village and general secretary of the district Congress committee Tejinder Singh alias Ladoo, who had shot himself dead on June 13, has demanded a high-level probe into the matter.
Heavy rainfall, which started on Friday night around 10pm and continued till Saturday afternoon, made the life miserable for Jalandhar residents and a majority of the city remained submerged as rainwater even entered the houses situated in upper areas of the city.