Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, on Thursday, justified the Punjab government's decision to levy cess on consumers to mobilise additional revenue of Rs 1,400 crore annually. "To improve the infrastructure of the state, we can afford to impose tax on fuel and other services."
The district social security department has disbursed Rs 2.6 crore as financial help to 52,258 elderly people across the district under the Punjab government's old age pension scheme.
The Muktsar police have decided to cancel the FIR after finding the complaint by two minor sisters from Kotli Sangar village, in which they had alleged that the conductor of a private bus service had tried to molest them, as false.
The Juvenile Justice Board on Wednesday ordered the release of the 13-year-old boy who had been arrested on May 6 after activists of the Punjab Students Union and Naujawan Bharat Sabha allegedly damaged a bus here. The boy was released from the juvenile home and handed him over to his maternal grandmother Balvir Kaur.
The grant of a panchayat will be 'suspended' if it does not co-operate with the head of the government school in the village to deal with complaints of eve-teasing and takes steps to ensure the security of the women staff as well as girl students in future.
The police have arrested two people for allegedly uploading a morphed objectionable photo of a minor girl on the social networking website Facebook.
An elderly farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance following a land dispute at Kokri Kalan village under the Dharamkot subdivision, 23 km from the district headquarters, on Monday.
Gidderbaha MLA and national president of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) Amrinder Singh Raja Warring along with hundreds of party workers on Monday staged a protest demanding the immediate release of the student union activists from Faridkot jail.
A newly married woman died under mysterious circumstances at her house near Bahia Fort on Sunday evening. Meanwhile, the victim's parents alleged that their daughter was murdered by her in-laws.
Close on the heels of a robbery and murder at Shiv Temple Kusht Ashram, three masked robbers assaulted employees of a gas agency and decamped with cash in broad daylight at Sirhind on Monday.
The decline in the yield of wheat due to unfavourable weather conditions and problems during the procurement season have led the farmers, who hire land on much higher annual contracts, to think about uncertainties in future and fix the rates of contracts themselves.
The police have booked a man for alleged sexual harassment of a woman and circulating her morphed video showing her in an offensive position.
The police have booked a tailor for allegedly raping a minor girl in Fatehgarh Nau Abad village under the Talwandi Sabo police station.
A man who allegedly killed his wife with a sharp-edged weapon in a moving car near Guru Teg Bahadur Garh (Rode) village in Baghapurana subdivision, 26 kilometres from here, on Sunday afternoon failed to pass it off as a road accident.
As the police have not registered an FIR following a complaint by two Muktsar sisters about the harassment on a bus, the Punjab Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the Muktsar SSP by June 16.