The decision of the owners of AB Sugars Limited, Dasuya and Indian Sucrose Limited, Mukerian to suspend the crushing for the upcoming cane season has come as a big jolt to farmers who have already cultivated the crop in thousands of acres of land.
A court in Gurdaspur on Monday sentenced all four accused of murdering Jalandhar-based hotelier Gurkerat Singh Gikki in 2011, to life imprisonment.
The district will soon have an advanced technology for the tuberculosis diagnosis. The CBNAAT (Cartridge Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test) machine recommended by the WHO (World Health Organization) will be made available to city residents free of cost.
For the third day running since July 31, sleuths from the army and a select team from the Punjab Police continued their joint search for the suspected terrorist who had made a satellite call from the area in recent times. The date the call was made has not been disclosed.
A day after seizing the records from National Kidney Hospital on Saturday, the city police would conduct raids in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir over the next six days to nab recipients and donors of kidneys involved into racket that was busted on July 31.
Police have arrested a man for murdering his 28-year-old wife at his home at Sheikhupur locality in Kapurthala on Sunday night. The accused, Upinder Sharma, suspected his wife of having an illicit relationship, the police added.
Officials of the special staff of the commissionerate police arrested four drug peddlers with 400-gm heroin on them at Basti Bawa Khel locality of the city on Sunday. The narcotic is estimated to be valued at `2 crore in the international market.
The charges of drug smuggling and extortion laid against assistant superintendent of police (jails) Karamjit Singh Bhullar are based on the inputs of nine prisoners in Kapurthala.
The commissionerate police on Saturday seized records from the National Kidney Hospital near BMC Chowk in Jalandhar in connection with the kidney racket they claimed to have busted late Friday, and arrested a helper working with a city-based laboratory.
Police have booked an assistant superintendent of police of Modern Jail, Kapurthala, on charges of smuggling drugs into the jail and extorting money from inmates by torturing them.
The controversy over compensation announced for the families of the Gurdaspur terror attack victims is largely the result of different yardsticks of the Punjab government in different cases.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader HS Phoolka on Friday attacked the Punjab government over compensation of Rs 25-lakh announced to martyr's Baljit Singh's family, terming it to be very less.
The number of HIV-positive inmates at Kapurthala Central Jail has witnessed a sharp increase in the past three years.
With the arrest of four persons, including two women, the CIA staff of Jalandhar police commissionerate claimed to have busted a flesh trade racket in the local three-star colony near Lamba Pind Chowk on Friday.
A woman passenger from Pakistan, who was arrested in Jalandhar after she was found travelling on board the Samjhauta Express without a passport, visa and ticket on Thursday night, was escorted back to the Attari border checkpost on Friday by a police team.