The Moga tragedy provoked protesters to gherao private buses across Punjab on Wednesday and the stir took a violent turn in Faridkot.
Another division bench of the Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday will take up the suo motu petition into the Moga bus molestation incident, in which a 13-year-old girl had died after being molested and thrown off a moving bus.
A Jogiwara resident was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping his minor daughter. The victim's mother reportedly discovered her husband raping the child on Tuesday night and informed the police. Officials said that the father was booked after the medical examination of the child.
Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's Orbit Aviation Private Limited, involved in the Moga bus horror last week, has been part of several accidents where residents were either killed or maimed for life over the past couple of years, but the company has never been named in police records. The company's name is missing from the first-information report (FIR) in such cases and the challans presented in court.
Power consumers in Punjab were on Tuesday spared from hike in tariff with power regulator PSERC announcing not to raise tariff for the year 2015-16 even as energy rates were slightly reduced for domestic and commercial categories.
Succumbed to the threats of his in-laws, a resident of Kwality Chowk ended his life by hanging self with ceiling fan at his house on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. The deceased, Manoj Kumar, 27, recorded a video of suicide message on his smartphone before taking the extreme step.
The molestation and death of a 13-year-old girl on being pushed out of a private bus near Moga in Punjab led to an uproar in Parliament on Tuesday, with both Houses witnessing adjournments over the issue.
Despite state-owned power utility claiming to have "surplus energy" available, power regulator PSERC on Tuesday said the state does not have "surplus power" during summer season because of which additional energy is to be purchased to bridge gap between demand and supply.
A top Punjab police officer "monitoring" the Moga molestation incident, on Tuesday deposed before State SC commission and submitted status report in the case. Additional director general of police (ADGP) Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota submitted the status report of the Moga incident to commission chairman Rajesh Bagha
Punjab deputy chief minister on Tuesday said there was no need for a CBI probe into the Moga molestation case.
In a crisis that seemed to have jolted the Badal family more severely than any other incident since 2002, the extended Badal parivaar had to finally fall back on the political acumen of octogenarian chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to bail them out.
Already facing tough time due to slow lifting of wheat from the state and central procurement agencies, farmers in Punjab have got no relief from the state government for their damaged crops due to unseasonal rains.
Northern Ireland's first-ever Sikh candidate contesting the UK general election has complained that he was allegedly forced to remove his turban by police at Dubai airport.
A division bench of the Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday recused itself from hearing the matter related to the Moga incident in which a 13-year-old girl had died after being thrown off a moving bus by her molesters.
The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) on Monday demanded a minimum of Rs 1 crore compensation for the family of the 13-year-old who died after she was molested and pushed off a bus in Moga.