The stage is set for polling in to 11 panchayat samitis and the zila parishads to be held on Sunday. A total of 1,236 polling booths have been set up across the district, of which 543 have been sensitive and elaborate security arrangements have been made.
Criticising the Punjab government for its inability to safeguard the honor and dignity of women, the Punjab Pradesh Mahila Congress has demanded the transfer of Nawanshahr SSP, Dhanpreet Kaur for failing to register a complaint against Honey Singh, till the court ordered the registration of a case.
The district (rural) police arrested four people under the NDPS Act on Friday late night, with the seizure of 2,000-kg poppy husk from a canter truck.
With just two days left for the zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections, the BJP roped in former MP Vinod Khanna to campaign for the party candidates. Khanna addressed two rallies on Thursday and appealed to the people to give a resounding defeat to the Congress and other opposition parties in the ensuing polls.
To safeguard the interests of Scheduled Castes, Dalit leader Paramjit Singh Kainth on Friday announced the launch of a new political outfit - National Scheduled Castes Alliance (NSCA).
The state information commission (SIC) has directed the principal secretary (local government) to provide within week a copy of action taken report in connection with the alleged irregularities in the Nakodar nagar council as detected by the vigilance team of local bodies department.
“The CM flew all the way to the US to mourn the death of cabinet minister Surjit Singh Rakhra's relative who had died in firing at a gurdwara there, but Badal has no time to sympathise with families whose dear ones are being murdered in the state by Akali henchmen. Why these double standards?,” state Congress spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira said here on Friday.
Even after getting a rap from the Punjab and Haryana high court for forcing students to buy sub-standard practical copies, the government is again forcing the schools to buy books printed by a particular publisher of Sardulgarh (Mansa).
The union minister of information and broadcasting, Manish Tewari, has extended his heartiest gettings to the staff members of the All India Radio station, Jalandhar, on the completion of 64 years of the organisation.
The district police have arrested Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) militant Balwinder Singh Possi's nephew Daljit Singh for his alleged involvement in terror activities.
The mother of a 14-year-old boy, a budding hockey player, who lost his legs in an accident on October 23, 2012, has cried for financial assistance from the government.
BJP state president Kamal Sharma said on Wednesday that the party was working in complete corodination with the senior partner in the government, SAD, to ensure a victory for the alliance in the upcoming zila parishad and panhayat samiti polls.
Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, may soon export 70 AC broad-gauge coaches to Bangladesh this year. Though a formal order is yet to be received at the RCF, talks are in the final stage, senior PRO Varinder Vij has revealed.
To put an end to the on-going conflict in the Guru parivaar of Namdhari sect, the followers observed hunger strike on Wednesday. Hundreds of people from the Namdhari community, gathered in front of district administrative complex and observed an hunger strike from 9am to 1pm.
Congress leader MP Singh Goraya, who had joined the party just before the assembly polls in 2012, shifted his loyalty to the BJP on Wednesday. Goraya, a dalit leader, who has also been associated with BSP, was welcomed to the BJP by state party chief Kamal Sharma.