The Punjab government is considering pension to building and other construction work labourers after the attainment of 60 years of age and having five years regular enrollment through Punjab Building and Other Construction Works Labourers Welfare Board.
The health services at Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) have once again went on pen-down strike over non-payment of salaries for last five months. The OPD services were hit and the doctors reportedly kept themselves away from teaching.
A Bhargo camp resident Lalit Kumar has alleged that the Bhargo camp police have not been arresting accused persons, who had attacked upon him and his younger brother on December 6.
A day after environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal and Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) authorities found untreated water being released from the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in Kala Sanghian drain.
Even as the February 4 deadline for food business units to register themselves under the Food Safety and Standards Act 2011 is approaching, only 605 units of the district have applied for registration so far.
The Jalandhar (rural) police have arrested two persons, including a woman, and recovered 1-kg heroin from their possession. Superintendent of police (SP) (D) Rajinder Singh said that the accused had been identified as Nimmo, wife of Deppa, a resident of Lakhannpal village.
The Nakodar police have arrested Rohit Kumar alias Labhu, a resident of Rurrki village in Phillaur, on the charges of raping a minor. Station house officer (SHO) Rupinder Singh said.
Lack of basic road infrastructure has adversely affected the routines of the residents of Wadala Kalan, Dhappai and Dhaliwal Dona villages.
All landowners whose land was to be acquired for the construction of railway under-bridge near Chandan Nagar have sold their land to the Municipal Corporation . Thus the first hurdle for the project, which had been on the top agenda for the contestants from the Jalandhar North assembly constituency, has been cleared.
Though the date for filling property tax returns with rebate of 10% extended till December 31, a huge rush was observed in the municipal corporation (MC) office here on Tuesday. People were seen standing in queues to file their returns expecting the last day with rebate and staff had to work overtime to clear the queues.
The members of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday staged a protest in front of the police commissioner's office to demand the arrest of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) workers, who held a massive demonstration in the city on November 19, blocking the traffic for more than six hours.
Property Tax Sangharsh Committee, a common front of various opposition parties and NGOs, on Monday staged a protest against the imposition of property tax in the state.
Gurkanwal Kaur, former Cabinet minister and daughter of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, has held the party leadership at the state and at the Centre responsible for the stunning defeat of the Congress in all four assemblies.
Criticising the move of Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to sponsor the birthday celebrations of his father Parkash Singh Badal from the government's exchequer, Punjab Pradesh Congress spokesperson Nimisha Mehta said that Sukhbir should spend the money from his own pocket on his father's birthday.
In a bid to tighten grip over the functioning of medical agencies in the district, the health department issued show-cause notices to six wholesalers after finding irregularities in their records of medicines.