• Opium smugglers, drug-peddlers held-N
    Jan 25, 2015 20:41 IST

    Police seized 8 kg of heroin in Bathinda

    The special team of the counter intelligence wing of Punjab police has claimed to have seized 8 kilograms of heroin that could be worth Rs 40 crore in the international market from the Punjab-Pakistan border in Ferozepur on Sunday.

  • Gurjeevan Singh, a national bravery award winner-turned-labour. HT Photo
    Jan 25, 2015 19:59 IST

    National Bravery award winner now works as labour

    Every year Republic Day reminds 15-year-old Gurjeevan Singh, a national bravery award winner-turned-labour, his own journey to Rashtrapati Bhawan in 2011 and meeting the then President of India, Pratibha Patil.

  • Farmers scattering Urea on the fields. HT Photo
    Jan 25, 2015 19:44 IST

    Muktsar facing the heat of alleged false shortage urea even at season end

    Alleged over dosages, hoarding, non-availability of farm yard manure and little scope of growing green manure in the wheat-paddy crop circle has led to severe shortage of urea so much so that protest have erupted in the district.

  • Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, Gidderbaha MLA and president of the Indian Youth Congress. HT Photo
    Jan 25, 2015 19:23 IST

    IYC allege state and centre government for shortage of Urea

    The shortage of urea was at the focal point of Indian Youth Congress' (IYC) dharna on Sunday held as a part of the ongoing Kisan Satyagrah campaign at Gidderbaha.

  • Balwant Singh Nandgarh-N
    Jan 24, 2015 23:31 IST

    Post removal, Nandgarh vacates Dakht Damdama Sahib's high priest's residence in road show

    Having been removed unceremoniously from his post, former high priest of Takht Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, Balwant Singh Nandgarh on Saturday vacated the official residence and was led in procession of people and representatives from supporting organisation to his house in Bathinda.

  • Opium smugglers, drug-peddlers held-N
    Jan 24, 2015 23:23 IST

    Heroin worth 12 crore seized in Ferozepur

    Police claimed to have two gangs of drug peddlers and recovered 2.260 kilograms of heroin worth `12 Crore in the international market and held seven persons.

  • CM Parkash Singh Badal-N
    Jan 23, 2015 23:07 IST

    BJP to remain alliance partner even after SAD gets majority : Badal

    Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will remain the alliance partner of the Shiromani Akali Dali (SAD) even after the SAD gets majority of its own with 59 seats in the 117-member state assembly by winning the Dhuri byelection.

  • Opium smugglers, drug-peddlers held-N
    Jan 23, 2015 22:42 IST

    13-kg heroin found from near border after brief encounter in Ferozepur

    The Border Security Force (BSF), on Friday, claimed to have seized 13-kg heroin worth Rs 65 crore with one pistol, one magazine and four rounds of ammunition after a brief encounter with Pakistani smugglers on Thursday night in the area of Satpal border outpost (BoP) in the Ferozepur sector.

  • BSF  Showing seized arms-P  
    Jan 23, 2015 21:39 IST

    Border Security Force seizes 13-kg heroin on Ferozepur border

    The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday claimed to have seized 13-kg heroin after a brief encounter with Pakistani smugglers in the area of Satpal border outpost in Ferozepur sector on Thursday night.

  • A heap of garbage dumped in Industrial Area's Phase 8 in SAS Nagar
    Jan 22, 2015 23:53 IST

    Swachh Bharat Abhiyan down the drain in Faridkot, heaps of garbage dot city

    Huge heaps of garbage are a common sight in the town these days. The garbage has not been lifted from the dumping sites in the town for the last three days due to rain. But the dumps have become a source of foul smell and are attracting stray animals in large numbers.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Jan 22, 2015 23:50 IST

    Two Akalis, one Congress leader arrested with heroin in Moga

    The district police, on Thursday, claimed to have arrested two leaders of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) and one of Congress and seized 20gm heroin from their possession while they were travelling in a car near Bughipura chowk here.

  • Indian Judiciary
    Jan 22, 2015 23:45 IST

    Victim's cousin among 3 convicted for murdering Faridkot youth

    The court of the district and sessions judge here has held Amandeep Puri, 30, and his two accomplices Tek Chand and Ramu, also of the same age, guilty of killing Sahil Sethi, 19, a resident of the town. They had first kidnapped him and demanded ransom of `25 lakh from his parents.

  • Digvijay’s mind not stable: Gadkari
    Jan 22, 2015 17:28 IST

    Nitin Gadkari gives multi-crore boost to road projects, and Badals

    Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of seven road projects worth of around Rs 3,342 and went on to promise highway-development investment worth Rs 18,000 more, here on Thursday.

  • Agriculture officials inspecting wheat crop. HT Photo
    Jan 21, 2015 20:49 IST

    No attack of yellow rust in Muktsar, Faridkot districts

    There is no attack of yellow rust on wheat crop in Muktsar and Faridkot districts so far, but the agriculture department officials have been advising farmers to inspect the fields at least twice a week. However, there are reports of the disease in the Doaba region in Punjab and in Karnal in Haryana.

  • A view of the uncompleted national highway-95 inside the Moga city. HT Photo
    Jan 21, 2015 20:19 IST

    Incomplete 4-laning of NH-95 posing danger to lives of commuters

    Though the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had announced to complete the work on the four-laning of the 92-km stretch of the national highway-95 from Ludhiana to Talwandi Bhai (Ferozepur) via Moga, yet the work is going on at a much slower pace, causing great inconvenience to commuters.