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Yannick murder: Police arrest accused in Oz

A team of Jalandhar commissionerate police left for India from Sydney after taking custody of Jaskaran Singh Kalsi alias Jassa, an accused in the Yannick murder case, on Monday morning.

Kidnapped Phagwara girl reunited with parents

A girl, 12, who was a domestic help at New Mansa Devi Nagar here and missing since September 4, has been traced and reunited with her parents, they police have said here on Sunday.

AAP to hold state convention on Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary

Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) newly appointed Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur said his party would hold a state-level convention at Khatkar Kalan in Nawanshahr district on September 28, on the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Man held for raping minor daughter

The Nurmahal police on Sunday arrested a migrant labourer on charges of raping his minor daughter. SHO Parwinder Singh said the accused is a native of Alwar district of Rajasthan and now lives at Rampur village. A case has been registered on a complaint of the victim.

2 toll plazas shut, passengers seek lower bus fares

 After two toll plazas on the Jalandhar-Chandigarh highway in Nawanshahr district were closed late Friday, the demand for reducing the bus fare has grown among passengers as they still continue to pay the same amount of money for travel.

Distributary of Bist-Doab canal reduced to garbage dump

A 10-km distributary of the Bist-Doab canal, renovated by the state government at a cost of Rs. 7 crore few months ago, has turned into a garbage dumping site due to the apathy shown by the authorities.The renovation work which commenced in 2013 concluded this year in January. The state government had sanctioned Rs. 7 crore for the renovation and modernisation of the canal bed which was in shambles for the past few years

Robbers try to loot bank, flee after failed attempt

Unidentified persons tried to loot a branch of the Punjab Gramin Bank in Waryana village situated near Leather Complex on the Jalandhar-Kapurthala road late Friday night but fled after they failed to open the room of the bank with gas cutters.

E-panchayat system in the deep freeze, department to start new system

The ambitious project of the deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, to start e-panchayat system to maintain transparency in panchayat's records, has gone into deep freeze after the panchayat department cancelled its contract with the service provider company, Noida-based Tulip Telecom.

Gol Kothi in shambles, authorities still wait for funds

The last witness in the heritage city which gives a glimpse of our rulers and Gurus is losing its sheen everyday due to official apathy. Gol Kothi, located opposite the official residence of senior superintendent of police (SSP) where prime ministers once resided, is now in a deplorable condition and can collapse any moment

Strengthening party first priority: Karimpuri

The re-appointed president of Punjab unit of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Avtar Singh Karimpuri on Saturday declared that strengthening of party at the grass roots level will be his first and foremost priority in the state.

Dhindsa hits back at Mittal over special financial package

State finance minister Parminder Dhindsa on Friday slammed his cabinet colleague and industries minister Madan Mohan Mittal for his comments over the special package issue. Mittal on Thursday had told HT that Punjab had failed to get assistance as the state finance minister had failed to plead its case at the Centre properly.

Husband booked for abetment of suicide

The Rama Mandi police have arrested Ashu Arora, husband of deceased Neha Arora (22) who committed suicide on Thursday night for abetment of suicide on the statement of Neha's family members.

Symposium on mining commences at NIT

The mining department of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology organised a two-day symposium on emerging trends in mining industry by the technical education quality improvement programme (TEQIP) of the institute which commenced on Friday.

BSP appoints new president for Punjab unit

On Friday, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief announced Avtar Singh Karimpuri as the new president of the party's Punjab unit while Prakash Bharti was made the new state incharge. The incumbent president, Parkash Singh Jandali, has also been expelled from the party

Dhindsa failed to plead state’s case properly, says Mittal

In a damning statement, BJP veteran and industries minister Madan Mohan Mittal on Thursday blamed finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa of the SAD for the denial of a special financial package to Punjab by the BJP-led central government.
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