As many as 175 people, including 25 women, have been booked by the Abohar police for allegedly pelting stones on the police late Monday evening.
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel found 1-kg heroin, worth `5 crore in the international market, and a pistol along with its two magazines and ammunition thrown on the Indian side of the border here on Monday.
The Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, has written to the principal secretary, department of education, Punjab, suggesting shifting of students of Chintpuri Medical College, Pathankot, to other colleges as their college is apparently short of faculty and equipment.
More than 7,000 acres of agricultural land and over 12 villages in Fazilka district remain inundated after heavy rain last week. The waterlogged villages included Shijrana, Ratta Khera, Halimwala, Salemwala, Manu Khera, Nukrein and Kheo Wali among others.
More than 7,000 acres of agricultural land and over 12 villages in Fazilka district remain submerged after heavy rain last week.The waterlogged villages included Shijrana, Ratta Khera, Halimwala, Salemwala, Manu Khera, Nukrein and Kheo Wali among others.
The heavy rain has led to flooding of different areas in the district again and officials are rushing to the affected areas to assess the situation and make plans to save them from the problem in future.
Residents of ten villages had spent money from their own pockets to build a temporary bridge on a drain in the middle of Bhaloor and Jiwanwala villages under Baghapurana sub-division, 40 km from here. However, due to heavy rain this bridge collapsed on Sunday.
The Baba Farid society, which organises the annual Baba Farid heritage festival here, has announced names of winners of 15th Baba Farid award for honesty and Bhagat Puran Singh award for service to humanity.
The district police, on Sunday, arrested a member of an inter-state gang of motorcycle thieves from near Nihalgarh village under Dharamkot sub-division, 17 km from here.
The visit of the Planning Commission in 2012, followed by the visit of the union rural development minister the same year and a series of brainstorming meetings of a high- level committee formed by Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to tackle the problem of floods and waterlogging in the district have all gone waste, keeping in view the problem of waterlogging witnessed after the heavy rain during the last two days.
Infuriated over non-release of rainwater from the area for the last three days, residents of Abohar initially 'gheroed' the deputy commissioner of Fazilka and later jammed the traffic, on Saturday, to demand early relief. Due to continuous rain for the past three days, majority of low-lying areas in Abohar are submerged in water.
The incessant and heavy rain on Thursday and Friday, which is quite untimely and unwanted for the standing crops in the Malwa belt, for crops including early-maturing varieties of paddy and cotton, is supposed to again hit the farmers hard like the last year when heavy rain lashed the region and destroyed cotton in large parts and led to very low yield.
An excise and taxation inspector was beaten up by some people at Abohar, a sub-division of Fazilka district, on Saturday. According to information, excise and taxation officer Varun Nagpal and inspector Girdhari Lal, stopped a pickup vehicle of 'Sidana Goods Care' at a naka at Khuhian servor at Abohar.
Baljit Singh Daduwal, the radical Sikh leader, who was, on Saturday, produced in a court here, was sent in 13- days judicial remand in the case registered under the arms Act by the Faridkot police on August 22.
A young Pakistani intruder was shot dead by jawans of Border Security Force (BSF) near the Indo-Pak border when he was trying to cross over to India on Friday.