At least 11 animals of a dairy farm here were found dead on Tuesday morning, after a suspected overdose of nitrogen contained in the fodder.
The main accused, Ram Simran Singh Makkar, a former Akali councillor and nephew of former Shiromani Akali Dal legislator from Adampur Sarabjit Singh Makkar, and hotelier Gurkirat Singh Sekhon ‘Gikki’ were childhood friends.
The state's local bodies department has finally settled on Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Amritsar to be developed under the Centre's 100 smart cities project, and sent the proposal to New Delhi on Monday.
The decision of the owners of AB Sugars Limited, Dasuya and Indian Sucrose Limited, Mukerian to suspend the crushing for the upcoming cane season has come as a big jolt to farmers who have already cultivated the crop in thousands of acres of land.
The district will soon have an advanced technology for the tuberculosis diagnosis. The CBNAAT (Cartridge Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test) machine recommended by the WHO (World Health Organization) will be made available to city residents free of cost.
Officials of the special staff of the commissionerate police arrested four drug peddlers with 400-gm heroin on them at Basti Bawa Khel locality of the city on Sunday. The narcotic is estimated to be valued at `2 crore in the international market.
Police have arrested a man for murdering his 28-year-old wife at his home at Sheikhupur locality in Kapurthala on Sunday night. The accused, Upinder Sharma, suspected his wife of having an illicit relationship, the police added.
A day after seizing the records from National Kidney Hospital on Saturday, the city police would conduct raids in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir over the next six days to nab recipients and donors of kidneys involved into racket that was busted on July 31.
The charges of drug smuggling and extortion laid against assistant superintendent of police (jails) Karamjit Singh Bhullar are based on the inputs of nine prisoners in Kapurthala.
The commissionerate police on Saturday seized records from the National Kidney Hospital near BMC Chowk in Jalandhar in connection with the kidney racket they claimed to have busted late Friday, and arrested a helper working with a city-based laboratory.
The number of HIV-positive inmates at Kapurthala Central Jail has witnessed a sharp increase in the past three years.
With the arrest of four persons, including two women, the CIA staff of Jalandhar police commissionerate claimed to have busted a flesh trade racket in the local three-star colony near Lamba Pind Chowk on Friday.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader HS Phoolka on Friday attacked the Punjab government over compensation of Rs 25-lakh announced to martyr's Baljit Singh's family, terming it to be very less.
Jalandhar-based Capitol Hospital, a 300-bedded multi-super-speciality hospital, on Thursday announced offering radiotherapy cancer treatment with state of the art TrueBeam. It is a 6-D radiotherapy system that treats a patient with comfort.
Five members of a family, including two women and three children, drowned when their car fell into Shah Nehar in Talwara, 75 km from Hoshiarpur, on Wednesday.