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One booked for immigration fraud of rs 4.5 lakh

 A case was registered against Netar Singh of Randhawa village, near Phillaur here, for cheating two youths from Fatehgarh Sahib of rs 4.5 lakh on the pretext of sending them to Canada.

Govt colleges can now directly order free medicines

 In an attempt to streamline the free supply of medicines, the Punjab government is set to provide them directly to government medical colleges across the state.

Minor raped in moving car near Sangrur

A Class-9 student, 14, was raped in a moving car on Saturday in the Longowal area of this district after being kidnapped from outside her school and, later, thrown out in front of a gurdwara.

Roof collapsed: 4 injured

Four members of a family of village Aladadpur were seriously injured as the roof of their house collapsed in the wee hours of this morning. The residents claimed that it was learnt that roof got weakened because of continuous rain held in region. 

Breach of RTI Act: Warrants against executive engineer


The breach of the Right to Information (RTI) Act has put a public information officer here in jeopardy. State Information Commission (SIT) on Friday issued bailable warrants against this public work department PIO.

ADGP Punjab inspects ongoing recruitment process

Punjab additional director general of police and Punjab Police Recruitment Board chairman Iqbalpreet Singh Sahota visited Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College to inspect the recruitment process for female sub-inspectors on Wednesday.

MC fails to keep record of Patiala’s unsafe buildings

Let alone taking precautionary measures to strengthen weak structures in the city, the Patiala Municipal Corporation neither has a record of unsafe establishments nor has it conducted any surveys till date to identify them.

Congress demands suspension of inspector and SI over Nabha youth's thrashing

The state Congress on Thursday demanded the immediate suspension of inspector and sub-inspector over the incident in Nabha where Akali workers allegedly broke a youth's legs for trying to lodge a complaint against them for eve-teasing his nieces.

Malerkotla tense for second day in row over cow remains

For the second day in a row, Malerkotla remained tense on Thursday after protests erupted over remains of two cows recovered from a sewer on Wednesday.

Badal government on MoU signing spree but not execution: Congress MLA

Congress MLA Kaka Randeep Singh on Wednesday accused the Punjab government of misleading the public by "relentlessly signing MoUs with multi-national companies while no project had actually come up in the state".

Ex-PRTC staff stage protest, demand pension

Retired employees of the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) on Tuesday staged a massive protest in front of its headquarters against non-payment of their pensions for the last three months.

Truck caught with 13 head of cattle at Moonak

The Moonak police, on Tuesday, intercepted a truck loaded with 13 bulls at the Moonak sales tax barrier. The driver of the truck managed to escape, but the police rescued the bulls. The police said that president of the Gaushala at Moonak Jagdish Goel had got a tip-off about the truck carrying 13 animals for slaughter.

More rain may cause fungal diseases in paddy

While deficient monsoon during the paddy sowing season two months ago left farmers in a tight spot, the untimely rainfall has made them a worried lot as the increased moisture content and humidity in the environment may cause fungal diseases in the maturing crop.

‘Let off’ by cops, accused thrash Nabha complainant

The complainant in a case of sexual harassment was thrashed by the accused recently after the police allegedly let them off at Dhingi village near Nabha town in Patiala district.

Shoe-hurling: Barnala youth gets bail

Bikram, the Dhanaula youth who had hurled a shoe at chief minister Parkash Singh Badal at Issru village on August 15, got bail on Monday. The court of SP Sood, additional sessions judge at Ludhiana, granted bail to Bikram and accomplices Mahinderpal Singh and Harvinder Singh.
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