There is good news for small commercial establishments on Ferozepur road as the Punjab and Harayana high court has ordered that vehicles can be parked by the visitors in front of the shops for up to 15 minutes. Parking of vehicles on service lanes had been completely banned by the high court recently, leading to widespread outrage among the shopkeepers.
The Division 7 police have arrested three members of a family for beating a driver, Harjinder Singh alias Pintu (45), to death in Kishor Nagar area on Wednesday evening. One of the accused is still at large. Pintu allegedly passed indecent remarks on one of the women of the family, following which he was thrashed.
Not even a single student has been admitted to classes 6, 7 and 8 at Government High School, Khud Mohalla, Block 2-B, here this session. Reason? The school doesn't have enough teachers to cater to more students. Notably, there is no other co-educational government school in a 3-km radius.
Following the recent zila parishad and block samiti elections, a Congress supporter allegedly killed his friend, a SAD supporter, for not voting for the Congress candidate.Both were having drinks on Tuesday evening when they had an altercation.
With the rise in unscheduled power cuts, government schools in the district have started using generators to ensure students do not face inconvenience in the sultry weather.
MD Bhatt School located in Maharana Pratap Nagar was vandalised and the family of the school's owner was assaulted, when angry miscreants protested against the authorities on Wednesday morning.
Progressive farm woman Karamjeet K Danewalia, alias, Kinnow Queen, from Danewala village of Fazilka district in Punjab has been appointed as non-official member of the management board of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for a term of three years as informed by a release on Wednesday.
With a view to checking the increasing number of theft cases of Edusat equipment from government schools, Punjab director general school education (DGSE) Kahan Singh Pannu has asked the district education officers (secondary) to conduct inquiry into such theft cases.
With the intention of benefitting former councillor Rakesh Sharma, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Avtar Singh has to face the music for not filing a chargesheet in a criminal case for more than two years.
Another cop brings shame to the police department. Mohammad Sadiq, a head constable at Dehlon police station, had allegedly demanded Rs 1 lakh from a resident of Sayiyan Kalan by threatening him of implicating him in a false case.
The police on Monday booked four people for allegedly kidnapping, confining and assaulting Hardeep Singh of Janta Nagar on May 18.
With the Finance Bill 2013 allowing arrest and imprisonment of service tax defaulters, the officials of central excise and service tax department may soon crackdown on defaulters. Under the bill, which was passed recently, the defaulters of service tax can be arrested and imprisoned for up to seven years.
A 20-year-old youth was killed, while two teenagers were feared drowned, after they went swimming in Satluj river on Sunday evening. The deceased has been identified as Prabhjot Singh.
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, has been granted a South African patent on an innovation in diagnosis of infectious diseases.
As part of its drive to penalise violators parking their vehicles on the service lanes on Ferozepur road, the police have booked the manager of Hotel Gulmor and six car owners, who parked their vehicles in front of the hotel.