The official vehicles of Bathinda SP (headquarters) Jasvir Singh and Maur DSP Jaspal Singh were torched by agitators protesting against the death of three Kanwarias (devotees of Lord Shiva), who were hit by a speeding truck near Tape in Barnala on Thursday.
Punjab food and civil supplies minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon launched the new atta-dal scheme in Faridkot and Muktsar on Saturday.
The Talwandi Sabo thermal power plant in Bathinda district and the Gobindpura thermal plant in Mansa district that have remained hot in politics of development might not be able to start producing power for some more months.
Additional district and sessions judge Gurjant Singh on Saturday awarded 10-year imprisonment to a man convicted for possessing habit-forming drugs. Dharamkot police had arrested Gurbachan Singh Bagga, a resident of Pandori Araean of the district, on March 6, 2010 after recovery of the banned drug during search of his home.
Union minister of rural development Jairam Ramesh has cleared the Rs. 2,246-crore project to tackle waterlogging problem in the state.
Congress MP from Sangrur Vijay Inder Singla has termed the foundation stone-laying spree of Sukhbir Singh Badal a cheap publicity stunt and colossal waste of public money.
Congress is facing a big political crisis ahead of the parliamentary elections and feels handicapped and is so desperate that it is now even seeking help from the already dead People's Party of Punjab (PPP)," said Sukhbir Singh Badal commenting on the poll pact between the Congress and PPP in the Malwa region.
The protesting accredited social health (ASHA) activists and registered medical practitioners (RMPs) were rounded up by the police on the apprehension that they were planning to block roads here on Friday.
Harjinder Singh, a head constable in the Punjab police, was killed on the spot while two of his companions were seriously injured when their Maruti car collided with a canter, coming from the opposite direction from Killianwali near Mehna village under the Lambi police station.
Describing Congress as "politically pauper", Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday alleged that Congress was facing severe political crisis and was therefore, seeking political aide from "already dead" People's Party of Punjab in the state.
Mahashivratri celebrations turned into mourning on the Bathinda-Chandigarh national highway on Thursday, after a speeding truck crushed two Kanwarias (devotees of Lord Shiva) to death. Some members of the group have been injured. Enraged Kanwarias then torched the truck involved.
The completion of the 32-km stretch of Kotkapura-Muktsar Road has been pending for nearly two years now. To highlight the issue ahead of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's visit to the region.
Eleven councillors of the Faridkot municipal committee, including Faridkot SAD Urban Circle president, claimed to have handed over a memorandum to deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal during his Faridkot visit on Wednesday, expressing resentment against local MLA Deep Malhotra.
Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal laid the foundation stones of sewerage projects worth more than Rs.
65 crore at Kot Ise Khan, Nihal Singh Wala and Badni Kalan on Thursday.
Police have booked a resident of Mati Das Nagar here for raping a six-year-old child who was admitted to the civil hospital on Wednesday. Cantonment SHO Jaskaran Singh said that parents of the girl child had complained that their ward was raped by Gurpreet Singh, a driver, earlier this week.