Ocean World, an ambitious aquarium-cum-food court slated to come up in the city, seems to be a distant reality now as there are no signs of starting the project in the near future. The project, envisaged as a first-of its-kind third-generation project on public private partnership (PPP) basis in 2012, was awarded to a company at rs 30 crore and it was to conclude within two years.
The stay order led to jubilation among the dera followers and brought a sigh of relief to the district administration, which was finding itself in a tricky situation.
Standing against the Punjab and Haryana high court single-bench decision that requires the Punjab government to ensure that Ashutosh is cremated before December 17, the dera told its followers not to believe in the media and medical reports that their leader was dead.
With the district administration directing all gas agencies to inform LPG consumers to submit Aadhaar numbers to receive subsidy in their accounts under the Modified Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (MDBTL), people here are in a fix yet again.
Four matches of the World Cup Kabaddi which were to be played in the outdoor stadium here on Sunday were abandoned due to persistent rain. The decision to call off the matches was taken early morning following a heavy downpour.
The religious congregation held on Sunday at the Nurmahal-based Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS), the ashram of Ashutosh Maharaj, went off peacefully amid tight police security.
More than 200 teachers, including 150 women, were arrested on Saturday after the local police foiled a state-level protest march by the Sikhya Providers Union in the city.
Even after being declared a smoke-free district in February this year, Jalandhar has failed to live up to the reputation with the health department not able to enforce the ban on smoking at public places strictly.
Electronic equipment, including 26 computers, furniture and other valuables worth Rs. 80 lakh were burnt on Saturday in a fire that broke out in the main branch of State Bank of India at Civil Lines area of the city.
Police are expecting a huge rush of followers at the dera on December 14, a day before the division bench of the Punjab and Haryana high court takes up a petition filed in the case against the court’s earlier single bench verdict to cremate dera head Ashutosh within 15 days.
The local police have arrested Phagwara excise and taxation officer (ETO) Baljinder Singh Sidhu on charges of injuring four people by rash driving in a drunk state here on Thursday night. The injured were admitted to a nearby hospital where their condition is said to be stable.
Even as the police are yet to arrest a leading builder and his son who were booked for fraud on the complaint of Silver Oak Apartments residents recently, more discrepancies have came to the fore in the case with the civic body having passed unauthorised deviations in the original plan.
The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Punjab, has decided to conduct a survey to identify out-of-school children and primary school dropouts to give them a chance to enroll in schools again and prepare a report in this regard.
At least seven people were injured, one seriously, when an excise department officer who was drunk rammed into them with his car here in Punjab, police said Friday.
The Punjab and Haryana high court, on Thursday, adjourned the hearing on the two petitions filed by Dalip Kumar Jha, who claims to be Ashutosh’s son, and Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS) against the December 1 order on the last rites of the sect head, to Monday.