Being the steel town of Punjab, loading and unloading of coal at Mandi Gobingarh is a common feature.
Dreaded diseases such as cancer and hepatitis-C are killing residents of Mari Mustfa village under Baghapurana subdivision in Moga district of the Malwa region in Punjab rapidly and villagers see a body almost every day. Almost every family has been hit by these diseases and has lost one or two members each.
Even as the district police are yet to arrest the accused in the case of alleged suicide by a woman with her two minor daughters in Goniana last Saturday, several government officials and political people have come forward to glorify the accused, one of whom is the president of the district unit of Youth Akali Dal.
The police registered an FIR on Friday against two people Roop Singh and Navendra Singh for providing a fake graduation degree to complainant Trilochan Singh.
Leader of opposition in the Punjab assembly Sunil Kumar Jakhar said here on Friday that he has called a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) to specifically discuss the issues related to the Dalits on November 25 in Chandigarh, which the party would raise in the upcoming assembly session.
The Union health ministry has approved a site at the ITI ground to set up a 100- bed satellite centre of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, here.
Already under scanner for alleged irregularities in the recruitment for teaching and non-teaching posts, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, has an uphill task to recruit cancer experts at the upcoming Advanced Cancer Diagnosis Treatment and Research Centre (ACDTRC) here on merit.
The court of additional sessions judge Mahinderpal Singh Pahwa sentenced Mahavir Singh alias Shunti, a resident of Balianwali, to 10-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 1 lakh on him. Failing to pay the fine, he will have to undergo one-year additional imprisonment.
About 150 operators of seven- seater three-wheelers (tempos), on Thursday, staged a protest at the Mini Secretariat here after the district transport department impounded about 10 tempos running without permits during the past some days.
The police have booked an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Punjab police, his wife and son for allegedly cheating the family of the wife of the son.
The park maintenance committees (PMCs) in the city will get three times the aid they were already getting for maintaining parks in the city from December onwards.
World Philosophy Day was observed at the Government Rajindera College here on Wednesday to remember philosopher Socrates. The day was organised by the Philosophy and Psychology Association (PAPA).
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar on Wednesday said the Akal Takht never asked Sikhs to oppose religious congregations by followers of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda.
About 16 followers of Sirsa-based Dera Saccha Sauda, besides two hundred unidentified followers, have been booked on charges of attempt to murder by the local police for the clash between Sikhs and Dera supporters on Sunday at Makhu, a rural town in Ferozepur.
Two policemen allegedly slapped and tore the shirt of a youth named Gurpreet Singh (30) from Tehna village for talking on his cell phone while riding a motorcycle.