After facing difficulty locating 200 acres of land which is easy to be acquired and better connected with road and rail network in Jalandhar district for setting up All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the state government has now decided to set it up in the neighbouring Kapurthala district.
As summer progresses with daytime temperatures often touching 47° C, train accidents in the district have increased sharply in tandem with the soaring mercury. According to the monthly data released by the Government Railway Police, there were 45 railway-related deaths in June, of which 32 occurred in accidents, against 28 deaths in the previous month.
The Nawanshahr civil hospital will shift to the new building at Barnala Kalan village on the Nawanshahr-Chandigarh road by the end of this month.
Local BJP leader Harpal Mintu, who recently came out of prison after getting bail in a corruption case, has been sent behind the bars again.
A Punjab Roadways bus (PB02- BJ-9455) going to Kapurthala from Amritsar collided with a tree at Subhanpur village of Kapurthala on Sunday evening, leaving 12 passengers injured, two of them critically.
A 27-year-old man arrested in a drug recovery case died in custody of the Phagwara sub-jail on Thursday night, following which his family members and relatives blocked the National Highway-1 near Phagwara, claiming foul play.
Members of the Anganwadi Mulazim Union under the banner of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) held a protest against the non-fulfillment of their long-pending demands, outside the deputy commissioner’s office here on Friday.
A 22-year-old man was allegedly beaten up by security guards at ESI Hospital’s de-addiction centre here on Thursday night.
After insects were reportedly found in mid-day meal at Government Primary School for Girls, Garha, and Guru Ravidass High School on Thursday, a team of education department on Friday conducted surprise checks at 35 government schools in the city to check quality of food served to students.
The commissionerate police have received a vital clue in the case pertaining to the attack on two women in the form of close-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the spot wherein a man on bicycle is seen roaming outside the victims' house at Shakti Nagar here.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday interrogated Gurmesh Gaba, a SAD leader from Goraya and son of arrested industrialist Chunni Lal Gaba, in connection with the Bhola drug case for more than seven hours.
After worms were reportedly found in the mid-day meal at Government Primary School, Radio Colony, on Wednesday, teams of health, education departments and district administration on Thursday conducted surprise checks at various government schools in the city to check quality of food served to students.
Even as students of Government Primary School at Radio Colony are dealing with the blow dealt by the education department — the director general of the school education has ordered the school to be closed — worms were found in the mid-day meal served to the students on Wednesday, the second day after the vacations.
Deputy commissioner (DC) Kamal Kishor Yadav on Wednesday ordered the district education officer (DEO) to allow Government Primary School, Radio Colony, functioning for a month and monitor students’ strength and its overall working.
Congress counillors have again accused mayor Sunil Jyoti of “favouring a few street light contractors in slapping penalty” on them for non-functioning of lights.