Residents of Jaitu town, on Tuesday, staged a protest by blocking the Kotkapura-Bathinda road against the poor sewerage system and pitiable condition of the sanitation in the town.
During the last more than three years, the 90-mile-long Bathinda branch of the Sirhind canal, that caters to the irrigation needs of a large part of the Malwa region, has become highly breach-prone and needs immediate repairs at weak points so that adjoining areas are saved from the floods that occur due to breaches in the canal.
The all-India gold cup hockey tournament will be held at the international-level hockey stadium on the premises of Government Brijindra College here from September 19 to 23, but the interlocking tiles around the Astroturf surface have been badly damaged at many places and need immediate repairs. The Astroturf surface on the west side near the centre lines has also suffered damage.
Several tins, allegedly containing more than three quintal of branded spurious desi ghee, were seized on Tuesday by a team of senior officials of the health department, that conducted raids at some famous shops situated in various markets of Moga under the supervision of Faridkot district health officer Surinder Kumar and food safety officer Mukal Gill.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and leader of Opposition Sunil Kumar Jakhar shared the dais during the former's visit to the Abohar area to meet rain-affected residents on Monday.
Local politicians have tried to make most of the Baba Farid festival, to be held from September 21 to 23 here, for their publicity by using photos of the great Sufi saint Baba Farid, in whose memory the festival is held. The event has been accorded the status of a heritage festival.
A portion of a road leading to Shant Nagar in the Civil Lines area here is a source of great trouble for commuters and residents of the area, having mostly government employees' residences .
In an alleged case of honour killing, Sukhmander Singh (47) and Sukhjinder Kaur (35) were allegedly killed by the brother of the woman on Sunday afternoon with sharp-edged weapons. Both the deceased were residents of Bishnandi village of Jaitu sub division.
The district police arrested three alleged smugglers, belonging to Haryana, near Daroli Bhai village, 13 km from district headquarter, and recovered huge quantity of poppy husk from their possession on Sunday.
Police have arrested three persons and recovered an illegal pistol, a live cartridge and a stolen motorcycle from their possession.
For a permanent and effective solution to the problem of water logging in Punjab, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has asked the irrigation department to widen, upgrade and strengthen the drainage system in the state.
The police have arrested a classmate of Lovely, a girl student of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Technical college here, for allegedly abetting her to commit suicide on Thursday night. In-charge of Vardhman police post, ASI, Gurmail Singh, said that, the classmate was arrested following an inquiry into phone details of the victim.
The district police have arrested five people, including two women, for allegedly running a prostitution racket in Pratap Nagar locality here. The arrested have been identified as Surjit Singh, a resident of Baluana, Sukhdeep Singh, Meena Rani and Sumandeep Sharma and Rajdeep Kaur.
A bandh was observed here on Saturday on the call given by various Hindu organisations, including Bajrang Dal, Vishav Hindu Shakti Parishad, Vishav Hindu Parishad and Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray), to protest against the recovery of cow remains at Malerkotla, Sangrur district, two days ago.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday described as "minuscule" the compensation given by the centre to farmers for the losses suffered by them in natural calamity and said he will raise the issue with the centre.