The district police have registered a criminal case against five people, including a Canadian citizen, for allegedly defrauding two girls of Rs. 38 lakh on an assurance of sending them abroad. No arrest has been made so far in this connection.
A meeting of the district legal services authority was held here under the supervision of the chairmanship district and session judge Vivek Puri.
While political parties are in an election mode, a group of social activists, led by Gurpreet Singh, president of Bhai Kanahaiya Cancer Roko Sewa Society here, has asked all parties to include their demand to devise a policy, to stop pharmaceutical companies from fixing MRPs of medicines as per their whims, in their poll manifestoes.
Going by the norms set by the health department, the civil hospital at the sub-divisional level at Kotkapura should have the required strength of 14 doctors, but, at present, seven posts of doctors have been lying vacant.
Cases of rape and molestation of women in the district have witnessed a rise in comparison to those of last year; but, the special teams of women police control room (PCR) have been able to substantially curb incidents of eve-teasing in the district, going by the police record.
While the ruling SAD has re-fielded Sher Singh Gubaya as its party nominee for the Lok Sabha election from here, but Congress has so far not reached a consensus on the declaration of the candidate for the seat, which it has failed to win since 1985.
District election officer (DEO) Arshdeep Singh Thind, on Friday, warned the people that as per section 171-B of the IPC, any person, giving or accepting any gratification in cash or kind during the election process, with a view to inducing the voters, is punishable with imprisonment up to one year with fine or with both.
The district consumer grievances redressal forum here has directed a private insurance company to pay a sum of Rs. 6 lakh with interest to the kith and kin of a policy holder.
The local police, on Wednesday night, seized 80 bags of poppy husk worth Rs. 40 lakh from the grain market of Jangiana village, while the alleged drug peddlers, probably 4 or 5, managed to flee taking the benefit of darkness.
A 13-year-old visually impaired student of a resource centre at Government Primary School, Surgapurai, Kotkapura, was admitted to a hospital after he was allegedly thrashed by an education volunteer.
The announcement of parliamentary elections has brought a sense of relief to the civil as well police administration here, that had been on their toes for the past over one month in handling protests in the city.
A 19-year-old newly wed woman committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling fan in a Partap Nagar colony here on Wednesday.
The extensive use of insecticides on various crops is not only causing a huge financial loss to farmers, but also posing a serious threat to environment, besides making insects resistant to them.
With the announcement of the schedule for parliamentary elections, the district administration has also pulled up its socks for smooth conduct of elections in this sensitive constituency.
The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) might be proactive in recovering power bills of domestic consumers, but it doesn't show the same alacrity when it comes to recovering the bills from different government departments.