The owner couple of the National Kidney Hospital on Wednesday applied for anticipatory bail in a local court in the kidney racket the city police claimed to have busted about a month ago.
Keeping in mind the rise in the number of youth migrating abroad over the years and their elderly left to fend for themselves back home, the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) has proposed a senior citizens' home in Jalandhar.
Commuters faced the heat as thousands of farmers - demanding clearance of dues for sugarcane growers - blocked national highway-1 at Paragpur on the outskirts of the city and also organised a dharna on the track near the Jalandhar Cantonment railway station on Wednesday.
Farmers block National Highway 1 and rail traffic near Jalandhar Cantt station
On an average seven persons have lost their lives in road accidents on the incomplete and delayed six-lane stretch of Panipat-Jalandhar section on the National Highway-1 every month from January, 2012 to April, 2015, a majority of them as a result of over speeding and careless driving.
After the owners of National Kidney Hospital were booked by the city police on Monday evening for the kidney racket being run from their healthcare facility, the special investigation team (SIT) conducted an intensive search of their house at Chhoti Baradari Phase-1 locality late night on the same day. The search operation was kept under wrap by the SIT members.
Indian whistle-blower bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who was on Monday conferred with the Ramon Magsaysay award by the Philippines president, said it was a tribute to all honest and sincere civil servants fighting against corruption.
A month after the city police claimed to have busted a kidney racket being run from the National Kidney Hospital, Jalandhar, the special investigation team (SIT) on Monday booked the owner couple of the city-based healthcare facility.
Punjab BJP president Kamal Sharma, who once asked some Akali leaders to resign after their names cropped up in drug investigations, has been put in a spot by own drug-tainted associates.
Family members and relatives of a 27-year-old inmate, who died in the Kapurthala Modern Jail after his health deteriorated suddenly on Monday morning, held a demonstration for nearly two hours, keeping the deceased's body on the road, resulting in a traffic jam outside the local civil hospital.
Taking a serious note of rising pollution and choking of drains, the Hoshiarpur municipal corporation on Monday decided to enforce the ban on polythene bags and impose Rs 1 lakh penalty on violators.
The municipal corporation (MC) project under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for creating modern dump at various places in the city is going to be operational within fortnight. As a trial, the very first modern dump was being made at Partap Bagh Nagar and is almost at the finishing stage.
Booker prize winner and renowned writer Arundhati Roy has called Hindu radical organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) "an anti-national group" far from nationalism.
Even after interrogating 15 gangsters for murderous attack on deputy superintendent of police (jails) Vikramjeet Panthe on June 27 this year, the city police have failed to trace "mastermind" who had hatched the conspiracy.
A 60-year-old man committed suicide by consuming celphos tablets at his home in Manawali village in Phagwara on Friday. The Phagwara police have booked five persons for abetment to suicide in the case on Sunday.