Legendary Indian athlete and Padma Shri awardee Milkha Singh on Sunday emphasised the need to change the political system of the country. Milkha, who was in Jalandhar to attend the CT Half Marathon here, said India was in a dire need of having a strong leader with the capacity to take bold decisions.
After getting the court's nod, the commissionerate police will take voice samples of the accused couple in the four-year-old Diya kidnapping case.
As many 270 dogs participated on Sunday in the annual dog show organised by the Kohinoor Kennel Club at Lyallpur Khalsa School here.
There are no adequate security measures in place at the Jalandhar railway station here as no closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been installed for years.
Poverty and fear of social stigma forced a middle-aged couple of Badla village in the district to 'donate' their newborn twins to two families. When the accredited social health activists (ASHA) and the parties involved were confronted on the issue about the alleged pay-off in the deal, the health authorities asked the recipient families to return the babies to their parents, but the latter refused to accept them.
Despite struggling with staff crunch in its maternity ward for the past few months, the Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital in Jalandhar carried out the highest number of delivery cases in Punjab in 2013.
In a development that could escalate infighting within the BJP’s Jalandhar unit ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, former local bodies minister and party’s Jalandhar Central MLA Manoranjan Kaila has submitted a complaint to Vidha Sabha’s MLA Privilege Committee against the Jalandhar municipal corporation commissioner Manpreet Singh Chatwal.
Some miscreants opened fire at the joint teams of Patiala and Jalandhar commissionerate police late Friday in Rajpura of Patiala district, after they signalled a car to stop for checking.
Team Anna has decided to support Independent candidates in all the 13 parliamentary constituencies in Punjab in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
Two days after the death of a 10-year-old Ankit Kumar at the civil hospital in Samana, the state drug controller authority has shot a letter to the drug controller general of India (DCGI), urging it to immediately stop the use of anti-rabies vaccine in the country.
Noted eco-activist Balbir Singh Seechewal, who has been spearheading a campaign against pollution of rivers in Punjab, has asked all political parties to lay due stress on environment protection in their election manifestos. He also appealed people not to vote for those parties that ignore the issue completely.
In what seems to be the result of a gang rivalry, 35-year-old Naresh Kumar, of Basant Nagar here, was shot dead by members of a rival group in broad daylight on Thursday.
The Nakodar sadar police have booked three travel agents for cheating and breach of trust.
The police have booked Vijay Kumar, a resident of Bilga village, and his father Surinder Kumar for breach of trust, subjecting a woman to cruelty over dowry, voluntarily causing hurt, criminal intimidation and committing crime with common intention.
Members of the Punjab State Ministerial Services Union has finally decided to end their 11-day long pen-down strike on Thursday after a meeting was fixed with chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday in Chandigarh.