Five persons, including a girl, were killed and around 30 persons suffered injuries when a Punjab Roadways bus on its way to Jalandhar came apart after hitting a tree near Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh memorial complex in Khatkar Kalan village of the district on Thursday.
Civil surgeon Surjit Singh has recommended the transfer of two doctors reportedly spotted drinking at a private room in the Hoshirapur Civil Hospital late on Wednesday night.
Finally, there seems to be some movement and action on taking stock of the bad condition of the roads in Jalandhar.
The roads in the city remain a commuters' nightmare due to the potholes, but are certainly driving a wedge in the SAD-BJP relationship in the district and the municipal corporation House.
Even as city residents continue to suffer from the bad roads, the VIPs in the city it seems have been given far-better roads to commute on.
A 35-year-old woman was murdered by her husband in Chahal Jattan village of district, on Wednesday morning.
With the arrest of two persons, the police claimed to have solved the blind murder of NRI Rajpal Singh at Thinda village. His second wife has emerged the main culprit in the police investigation.
The Punjab Aided Schoolteachers Union on Tuesday submitted a memorandum addressed to the chief minister to the Jalandhar deputy commissioner demanding disbursal of their salaries.
Two persons were tested positive from Swine flu in the district on Monday, which took toll to 24 positive cases being reported by health department.
The city police on Monday arrested Ajay Gir, a resident of Chak Husainpur village, and recovered stolen car and robbed money from his possession, on Monday.
With the untimely rain delaying harvesting of potato crop, the cultivation of several kharif crops such as maize, melon, water-melon and tomato has been affected badly in Doaba region.
With rapid test kits running out of stock, the HIV-testing facility is not available at the Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital, Jalandhar, for the past few days, resulting in delay in treatment to patients visiting the healthcare facility for screening of the ailment.
Even as the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) claimed to have made elaborate arrangements for examinations this time, question papers of Class-12 general English were distributed late at some centres on Saturday.
After the election frenzy, all eyes are now set on the mayoral post, race for which has already intensified.The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) are likely to arrive at a political understanding that the former with 17 seats in its kitty will occupy the mayoral post while the mlatter, which won 10 seats, will be given the post of deputy mayor.
In a suspected case of honour killing, the police on Friday arrested a 22-year-old woman, her father and brother on charges of killing the former’s lover, an army soldier, whose body was found at Mula Kalu village on Thursday.