In an apparent attempt to divert people from their outrage over the Moga bus horror, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has taken the old winning route of religion.
As the relics of Sikh Gurus being the journey through Punjab on Wednesday, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will hope to regain the political ground it lost in the Lok Sabha elections.
Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's Orbit Aviation Private Limited, involved in the Moga bus horror last week, has been part of several accidents where residents were either killed or maimed for life over the past couple of years, but the company has never been named in police records. The company's name is missing from the first-information report (FIR) in such cases and the challans presented in court.
All preparations have been completed to receive the procession carrying the relics of the tenth Guru of the Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh, which will reach Sangrur on Wednesday afternoon.
Farmers were urged to sow certified varieties paddy seeds at a training camp organised by Krishi Vigayan Kendra's deputy director(training) Mandeep Singh on Tuesday in Khetla village of the district.
Two youths working on contract with the department of water supply and sanitation on Monday attempted selfimmolation at the department’s head office over the latter’s order relieving 3,500 contractual workers. The relieving order was issued on April 7 to contractual employees in four districts.
Looking at the total politicisation of police and bureaucracy and conflict of interests in the Badal clan in the Moga molestation case, Member of Parliament from Patiala Dharamvira Gandhi on Monday demanded an inquiry into the matter from the sitting justice of either the Supreme Court or the Punjab and Haryana high court.
Two persons including a former councillor were injured after a firing incident at a local temple in Sanaur on Monday.
Punjab girls' hockey team on Monday won the bronze medal in the senior national women hockey championship held in Saifai, Uttar Pradesh after beating Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, Gwalior by two goals to nil.
Principal of the Rajindra medical college and hospital has ordered an inquiry into the death of two women, who passed on just hours after being shifted to the intensive care unit following their surgeries.
Enraged at an illicit relationship between his wife and one of his relatives, a man, along with other members of family, allegedly strangled the paramour to death at his house in the Shutrana block on Friday evening.
With the Congress already having announced a 'Rail Roko' agitation to protest against the bungling in wheat procurement in the state, the horrific events in Moga over the past three days gave party workers added ammunition to ramp up their protest on Saturday and demand the resignation of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Higher education and language minister Surjit Singh Rakhra laid the foundation stone of a girls' hostel at the Government Mohindra College here on Friday. He was accompanied by principal secretary of higher education Dr Roshan Sunkaria.
Police seized 20 boxes of illicit liquor and 300 narcotic pills from several locations in the district late Thursday evening and have booked seven people for having possession of the contraband.
The state government has asked the Punjab water supply and sewerage board to charge residents for water connections and sewage facilities it provides to them.