Unidentified people robbed a sub-inspector Balwinder Kaur of two gold earrings and one ring when she was alone at her home in Sukhmani Avenue on the Barnala road here.
Former local bodies minister Jagjit Singh Chaudhary and former excise and taxation minister Sardul Singh, on Wednesday, accused the present SAD-BJP government of being anti-scheduled castes (SCs) and alleged that this government was deliberately ignoring issues pertaining to this community.
The city police raided the house of a prominent businessman late Tuesday on the suspicion of gambling there but the operation turned out to be a flop as information was leaked to the man before the raid.
With the aim of spreading awareness about the importance of sanitation and cleanliness at the gram sabha and gram panchayat level, the central government has decided to observe "Swatchh Panchayat Saptah" from September 25 to October 2 in the country.
Activists of Hindu right wing outfits on Wednesday held a protest against cow slaughter on railway tracks here, delaying the Amritsar-Mumbai Express by over an hour.
Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia said here on Tuesday that a consolidated report of the undervaluation of the properties in deeds of registration done across the state during the last five years is ready and the department has issued instructions to the officials to recover the balance amount from the buyers.
The city police have booked a woman and her father for a marriage fraud with a Canada-based non-resident Indian (NRI) as she was already married to another man and had not taken divorce.
The Municipal Corporation (MC) carried out an anti-encroachment drive here on Tuesday, demolishing illegal buildings at various places within the city, but, during the drive, a woman building inspector was manhandled by a district-level politician at Sabowal village.
The Punjab agriculture department has failed to issue a notification declaring the new grain and vegetable market as the main yard, even though the market committee had sent a resolution to this effect, passed in 2009, to the authorities concerned.
Though the Congress high command is yet to formally announce the name of the next chief of the Punjab State Mahila Congress, the reported move to appoint Jalandhar Congress leader Kittu Grewal to the post has not gone down well with many local senior Mahila Congress leaders as they have threatened to tender their resignations.
The Shahkot police have arrested a man for committing theft in a village gurdwara.
Thalassemia patients here have a reason to rejoice. The civil hospital is likely to start stem cell therapy soon for thalassemia major patients, which will be a boon for these patients, who have to undergo blood transfusion twice a month, on an average.
More than 100 activists, including women, of different mazdoor sabhas staged a dharna in front of the office of the block development and panchayat officer (BDPO), Mehatpur, under the banner of the United Front here on Monday.
Thieves struck at two houses on Sunday night and stole cash and valuables worth lakhs. In the Scheme No 11 locality near the mini secretariat, `6.33 lakh in cash, gold ornaments, a computer, an i-pad, a camera, a movie projector and other valuables were stolen from the house of a marble supplier Parmod Randev.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the district magistrate and police commissioner to submit an action taken report (ATR) within four weeks in the case relating to a minor boy whom the administration rescued on September 9 from the house of a retired senior superintendent of police (SSP) following a complaint of bonded labour.