With cotton having suffered extensive damage in the August floods, the arrival of cotton has fallen to 50% over last year, even the area under it has increased marginally.
An unidentified unclaimed body of a 45-year-old male kept lying at the mortuary fridge of the old forensic science department at the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot for 'many months', without even any inquiry by police employees, and an entry in the record of the post-mortem department as per the Roznamcha (daily diary report), it has emerged.
Steered by the regular driver's "inexperienced" grandson, who was also underage probably, a school bus with 25 teachers on board on Sunday toppled over a Ford Fiesta car near Tapa on the Bathinda road here.
Thirteen people were today arrested for their alleged involvement in illegal mining in this district and 14 trucks laden with sand were seized. The trucks laden with sand were coming from Kanwanka Pattan river bridge on the Shahkot-Jalandhar road
A musical night was organised by Mohan Lal Bhaskar foundation as part of the 9th Mohan Lal Bhaskar Art and Theatre Festival, on Sunday, at the Manav Mandir School on Malwal Road, here.
A woman doctor, hailing from Bathinda in Punjab, who was pursuing a post-graduate course here allegedly committed suicide by injecting herself with unidentified poisonous liquid, police said on Sunday.
The Congress has alleged that the Punjab government had been indulging in a lot of wasteful expenditure in connection with the event.
Even as the three-month grace period to enroll for the direct benefit scheme for LPG subsidy ends on Sunday, less than 50% of consumers in Faridkot have come registered under the scheme.
Mansa police has arrested a couple for stealing the gold of their old house owners where the accused couple had resided on rent and after developing good relations with owners and becoming know-how about the house, the accused gave shape to their theft.
Rice-wheat crop rotation enhanced the prosperity of farmers and ensured the food security of the nation, but had resulted into the fall out in terms of depleting water table, impaired ecology and the deteriorated soil health.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be shocked, not just surprised, when the votes for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Delhi and Mizoram will be counted on December 9, union minister of state for information and broadcasting Manish Tewari has said.
The activists of Kirti Kisan Union, Naujavan Bhart Sabha and Punjab Students Union on Friday held a protest outside the mini-secretariat at Faridkot demanding justice for a poor farmer whose 1-acre land was allegedly registered in the name of others instead of striking barter (tabadla) as agreed by him.
With several VVIPs and thousands of people likely to throng the multipurpose sports stadium here on Saturday to witness the gala inauguration ceremony of 4th edition of World Kabaddi Cup, the district police are all geared up to ensure proper security arrangements.
Some high-security registration plates (HSRPs) were found abandoned outside the office of the district transport officer (DTO) on Sunday. The presence of HSRPs in such a condition had raised a question mark on the functioning of the DTO office and the private firm, Agro Imtex India, that had been allotted the work of manufacturing these plates because abandoned plates could have lead to misuse of vehicles, defying the very purpose of introducing HSRPs.
Students of several schools situated on Janda Wala Road jostle for space every day, soon after their classes are over at 3pm, thanks to chaotic traffic. Congestion alone is not only the matter of concern, but safety of students is also at risk.