Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission chairman Rajesh Bagha on Saturday condemned the incident in which a teenage girl died after she was thrown out of a moving bus in Moga for resisting a molestation bid. He also took a dig at higher education minister Surjit Singh Rakhra who earlier in the day claimed that the incident was “God’s will”, saying that he(minister) should not made such statement on a sensitive issue like this.
Congress leaders and workers from across the district on Saturday staged a protest at the Dakoha railway crossing for more than one hour against deteriorating law and order situation and wheat procurement crisis in grain markets in the state.
The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hoping to get a clear line of action from its national leadership vis-à-vis its relationship with its alliance partner, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab as national president Amit Shah starts his two-day visit to the state beginning Saturday (May 2) from Amritsar.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed Punjab chief secretary and the state director general of police to get a fresh inquiry conducted from a gazetted officer of the crime branch and the Crime Investigation Department (CID) in the case of a minor boy, rescued from the Urban Estate house of retired senior SSP on September 9, 2014.
In what can only be described as making a mockery of the Verma recommendations, HT's round of the Shaheed-E-Aazam Sardar Bhagat Singh Interstate bus terminal revealed that most guidelines were flouted.
The digging up of freshly-laid roads to lay underground internet cables by a private company has become a flashpoint for frequent clashes between city residents and a private telecom company, Reliance.
Even as procurement and lifting of wheat has picked up at 78 grain markets of the district, delay in payments of the procured produce continues to hassle both the farmers and commission agents here.
The sewerage treatment plant (STP) being constructed at Nakodar would put an end to over-flowing sewers in the town, the state government has said.
Three days after launching the much-hyped anti-encroachment drive, the Phagwara municipal corporation (MC) has failed to achieve any positive result.
After hitting the headlines and creating a lot of furore on the social media, the case involving assault on the Mayor World School director by a student’s mother took a U-turn with the school management on Tuesday reaching a compromise with the accused parent, in a complete departure from its previous stance.
In the wake of a massive earthquake that rocked India’s neighbourhood and claimed lives of thousands of people in Nepal, the Jalandhar administration has drawn a plan to revive its disaster management programme in case of such eventuality in the district in future.
A Home Guards jawan opened fire at a worker employed with a dhaba at Panam on Chandigarh Road, 3 kilometres from Garhshankar, late Saturday after he was asked to pay bill for the food that he and his colleague had there.
As many as 67 persons, including several women, from the city are stranded in the quake-hit city of Kathmandu in Nepal. The tourist contingent had left for Nepal on April 20 and was to return next Tuesday.
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa on Sunday said the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre is out to ruin farmers of Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh, the states which have been feeding the entire nation.
A decomposed body of a 51-year-old farmer of Maujipur village in Garhshankar sub-division of the district was recovered from the bush near his fields on Saturday morning. The farmer, Ram Singh, was missing since April 20.