The recent spurt in crime graph is not only giving sleepless nights to women, but also keeping the police on its toes. To help women become more self-reliant, a social organisation is imparting free-of-cost training in self-defence to school and college-going girls.
With a majority of senior party leaders of both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) busy in the Delhi elections till December 4, the deadlock prevailing between the mayor and senior deputy mayor has deepened, casting a shadow on development works.
Though there has been a surge in the rate of crime against women, a large number of cases of sexual assault go unreported as only a fraction of the victims approach police and most limit themselves to confiding with friends and family.
The police have booked husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law of one Jiwanjot Kaur (29), who was found dead at her home on Monday evening, for murder on the complaint of her father.
On the basis of information received under RTI Act, a local NGO on Tuesday claimed that the money embezzled in Rs.
1.75-crore receipt scam, which had occurred in the office of the commissioner, Jalandhar division, over a year back was being charged from people.
Investigations by the cyber crime cell of the Punjab police landed a youth in jail who created a fake Facebook ID of a girl and uploaded obscene messages and images on it. Gurvinder Singh of Masitpal Kot village in Tanda had known the girl for some time and was keen to marry her but when she rejected his proposal, he became vindictive and in order to malign her, put her morphed pictures on the net by creating her fake profile on the social networking site.
A motorcyclist and his mother were killed while his wife and daughter were injured when their two-wheeler hit a tractor-trolley coming from the opposite direction near Nurewal village late Monday evening. The deceased have been identified as Laddi (35), a resident of Burewal village near Sultanpur Lodhi and his mother Sheela (65).
For the convenience of public, the municipal corporation has come out with the online option to deposit property tax. The links are available on MC's portal www.mcjalandhar.in and the page can also be accessed at www.mcjpropertytax.in
29% women in Chandigarh, capital of Punjab, blame decline in moral values for sexual harassment and 8% say that girls also incite, according to a survey carried out by HT-IDC on women safety. In SAS Nagar, 15% see it as time pass/fun for boys. Do you agree? What, according to you, are the reasons for increase in the sexual harassment cases in your city?
The city police on Monday claimed to have busted a gang of contract-killers with the arrest of five of its members. The police came across the gang while investigating the murderous attack on two cousins on November 20.
Taking note that stubble burning was rampant despite invoking strict legal measures, the Nawanshahr administration looked for alternative and found one in baler machine, using which farmers can earn money for the stubble they used burn.
Overcrowded public transport, including City Bus Service and auto-rickshaws have been identified as vulnerable spots for crime against women, especially sexual assault and snatching incidents. In peak hours, buses and shared auto-rickshaws are overcrowded and it has been noticed that women do not get the seats reserved for them in buses, and auto drivers often accommodate about eight to ten persons to earn more.
The sexual assault charge by a young journalist against her celebrity boss in a leading media organisation has shocked the entire country. How safe are women at workplaces in your city? What needs to be done to make women safe at work?
The vigilance department has initiated investigations into the alleged involvement of certain officials of food and supply department in connection with seizure of 853 litres kerosene oil from fair price shop in Charanjeet Pura on Friday.
One person was killed after his car was hit by a train at an unmanned railway crossing in Sultanpur Lodhi area on Sunday evening.