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Forum directs Improvement Trust to return Rs. 9.8 lakh to complainant

The district consumer disputes redressal forum directed Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) to refund a sum of Rs. 9.87 lakh to a complainant who paid the money for allotment of a residential plot as the scheme under which the land was allotted has been stalled by the Punjab and Haryana high court.

Gamblers take over historic Shalimar Bagh

Once known as the most beautiful park in the city, Shalimar Bagh has now become a haven for gamblers due to the lack of maintenance by the Municipal Council of Kapurthala (MCK).

Agitated students stop train for four hours to protest for right time

A group of passengers and students stopped the Ferozepur-Jalandhar Diesel Multiple Unit(DMU) train at the Khojewal railway station on Tuesday, demanding the train be allowed to reach the Jalandhar station on time.

Doctor booked for sexual harassment

On the complaint of one of his employees, a doctor running a private hospital here has been booked on charges of sexual harassment and intimidation.

Govt picks 57 private companies for audit; panchayats cry foul

Ignoring the opposition by panchayat heads over the decision of the state government to hire registered firms of chartered accountants to conduct physical verification of all village panchayat records, the rural development and panchayat department has identified 57 private firms for the work.

Youth held for converting wife to Islam

A teenaged youth was arrested on Monday from a village under Kochadhaman police station area in Bihar’s Kishanganj district on charges of converting his wife—a minor girl— to Islam after marrying her recently.

CM orders heritage department to renovate Lahori Gate soon

 The 700-year-old pillar of the historic Lahori Gate of Quila Serai building, which collapsed after heavy rainfall on Thursday, has finally managed to catch the attention of the state government

Blame game has resulted into shabby conditions of parks

 Residents of Guru Amar Dass Nagar are unhappy with the shabby parks in their locality. Most of the parks in the area are in a dilapidated state with broken boundary walls, broken swings and wild growth.

Dal khalsa welcomes Scotland referendum

 In the backdrop of Scotland going for referendum on Thursday, the Dal Khalsa said allowing the Scottish people to have their say in shaping their destiny displayed the political maturity of the UK.

Another senior citizen found murdered at Nawanshahr village

 With senior citizens in Nawanshahr district living in fear of getting robbed, another incident was reported on Monday when a 75-year-old was found murdered at her residence.

AAP to hold state convention on Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary

Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) newly appointed Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur said his party would hold a state-level convention at Khatkar Kalan in Nawanshahr district on September 28, on the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Distributary of Bist-Doab canal reduced to garbage dump

A 10-km distributary of the Bist-Doab canal, renovated by the state government at a cost of Rs. 7 crore few months ago, has turned into a garbage dumping site due to the apathy shown by the authorities.The renovation work which commenced in 2013 concluded this year in January. The state government had sanctioned Rs. 7 crore for the renovation and modernisation of the canal bed which was in shambles for the past few years

Gol Kothi in shambles, authorities still wait for funds

The last witness in the heritage city which gives a glimpse of our rulers and Gurus is losing its sheen everyday due to official apathy. Gol Kothi, located opposite the official residence of senior superintendent of police (SSP) where prime ministers once resided, is now in a deplorable condition and can collapse any moment

Robbers try to loot bank, flee after failed attempt

Unidentified persons tried to loot a branch of the Punjab Gramin Bank in Waryana village situated near Leather Complex on the Jalandhar-Kapurthala road late Friday night but fled after they failed to open the room of the bank with gas cutters.

BSP appoints new president for Punjab unit

On Friday, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief announced Avtar Singh Karimpuri as the new president of the party's Punjab unit while Prakash Bharti was made the new state incharge. The incumbent president, Parkash Singh Jandali, has also been expelled from the party
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