Hitting out at the Punjab government over the alleged murder of a UK-based NRI hotelier in Jalandhar, Congress on Sunday accused it of failing to maintain law and order in the state.
Students in Punjab will get an opportunity to work as interns at regional passport offices in Amritsar and Jalandhar with the ministry of external affairs (MEA) inviting entries from young graduates to apply as ‘passport sewa mitras’.
The simmering factionalism in the local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) unit between a group led by those faithful to Satinder Kaur Kariha and family, and those backing the second group led by SAD leader Charanjeet Singh Brar is out in the open with the two groups holding separate meetings and indulging in gamesmanship. Brar is the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Senior Congress leader and former MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira has sought the intervention of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal The appalling and mysterious abduction, kidnapping and likely murder of UK hotelier Ranjit Powar has sent shock waves amongst the NRI fraternity across the globe. It has further shaken the already shattered faith of NRI's in the criminal justice system of India, particularly the state of Punjab.
A 54-year-old Class 4 employee with the Jalandhar municipal corporation ended his life by hanging himself from a column beam in the local cremation ground near Chuggiti in the city on Wednesday morning.
With arrest of one person, the city police claim to have busted a blind murder case of Jiwan Lal (44), a resident of Butta village whose dead body was found in an abandoned plot near Wadala Chowk in Nakodar road of city on April 30.
A 28-year-old mason on Monday allegedly killed his wife suspecting her of having an illicit relationship with a man at Sheetal Nagar locality of the city.
At a time when the maize crop is ready for the harvest, wild animals have caused significant damages to the crop in various villages of Phillaur subdivision in the district in the past one month.
The much-awaited Rs 2,000-crore four-laning project on the Jalandhar-Barnala highway has moved a step closer to execution, with the administration of three districts giving no-objection certificates (NOCs) to the central public works department, the executing agency, under the Forest Rights Act.
Students who appeared in the recently held PhD entrance examination of Punjab Technical University (PTU) along with their parents have raised questions over the way test was conducted, pointing to gross mismanagement.
Police on Thursday claimed to have solved the murder of a 10-year-old boy with the arrest of his uncle. The victim, a native of Bihar, was sodomised before being strangled to death here on Monday. His body was found in his room. A first information report (FIR) had been registered on the basis of the statement of the victim's father.
Launching a blistering attack on the Congress for calling the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a party of "a few big corporates", Union minister for urban development and parliamentary affairs Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said it was the Congress that had nurtured the corporates in a big way.
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Punjab State Human Rights commission (PSHRC) to take action into the case of 35 missing children - 24 girls and 11 boys - who were missing under mysterious circumstances, some from as long as January 2013.
Claiming that there is diversion of funds allocated for the welfare of Dalits in Punjab too like in many other states, BJP's national president for Scheduled Castes (SC) Morcha Dushyant Kumar Gautam on Wednesday said the NDA government is soon developing a mechanism to stop such diversion of funds from the SC welfare schemes by the states.
A 10-year-old boy was sodomised before being strangulated to death at Laxmi Nagar locality of the city on Monday, police said.