A 67-year-old ex-serviceman was allegedly shot dead by his nephew due to a land dispute near the Kacha Doshanj road here on Wednesday evening.
Police today claimed to have traced five passengers who were in the same bus in which a teenage girl was thrown off after being molested leading to her death, and recorded their statements.
Wearing uniforms by the staff of the private buses and those of the state-owned Pepsu Roadways Transport Corporation (PRTC) still seems to be a remote possibility. Even after 24 days since the Faridkot police instructed the bus operators to follow the instruction in this direction, little seems to have changed.
A SAD worker was nabbed with illicit liquor on Tuesday.
The 50-bed drug de-addiction centre on the premises of the Guru Gobind Singh medical college here is allegedly still running with the 28 beds functional though it was shifted to a new building many months ago. The rest of the 22 beds are yet to be allegedly provided to the centre by the District De-Addiction and Rehabilitation Society working under the supervision of the deputy commissioner.
The district police on Monday arrested notorious gangster Manoj Kumar alias Mauji wanted in over a dozen criminal cases after he was injured in an encounter in Ubha village under Mansa district.
The bodies of a labourer's wife from Giana village in Bathinda district and her minor son and daughter were fished from the Bhakhra Canal on Saturday at Kalanwali village in neighbouring Haryana. The woman's father has alleged it to be a murder made to appear as suicide and blamed his son-in-law.
Funds have been showering over Maan village adopted by the Union minister and Bathinda member of Parliament Harsimrat Kaur Badal under the Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY).
Finally, 54-year-old Dalit labourer Gurnam Singh alias Gamma, who was said to be mentally unstable and had been chained at his own house by his wife and children for over six months at Lopo village under Nihal Singh Wala subdivision, 25 km from the district headquarters, was freed after the intervention of the district administration as well as Amarjit Kaur Sahoke, chairperson of Zila Parishad, Moga, on Wednesday.
Hailing from a small town of Tapa Mandi, Nitasha Aggarwal of Sarvhitkari Vidya Mandir here scored the highest 644 marks (99.08%) out of the 650 marks in the academic candidates category in the Class-10 examination of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). A total of 3,53,327 candidates had appeared in the examination. Ironically, Barnala district has hit the bottom in the state with lowest percentage of pass candidates at 51.20%.
The students of DCM Senior Secondary School here have proved their mettle once again by producing a stupendous 100% 10+2 result.
The residents of Jhumba village on Sunday morning damaged a liquor vend alleging that the vend was causing nuisance for the residents and despite repeated requests the vend was not removed.
The police have booked three people for allegedly murdering a man because one of the accused suspected that the victim was having illicit relations with his wife.
The officials of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), who had gone to conduct a raid to check power theft in Bhagi Wander village on Saturday morning, were attacked by the residents after the officials found some of them indulging in theft of power.
Prices of milk have not increased this year even in summer as they used to go up during these months because of fall in the production of milk due to hot weather and increased consumption of milk products.