Even as the Punjab government released the pending amount of Rs149.53 crore for the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for the year 2013-14 recently, principals of colleges in the city are angry over the fact that many students availing the benefit are leaving their studies midway.
The high-end group housing project of Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) at Old Jail Road has received a lukewarm response, while the majority of applicants are non-resident Indians (NRIs).
The Darjeeling police are suspecting a high-level human trafficking racket working in Jalandhar, where the girls, especially from Darjeeling, a hilly town of West Bengal, are being trafficked.
A local court, on Sunday, remanded to three-day police custody Mohinder Gupta, a resident of New Ishar Colony, Suresh and Sanjeev of Danishmandan Basti, arrested by the city police for the alleged abduction of seven-year-old Gurpreet Singh Gopi.
Jalandhar(rural) senior superintendent of police Narinder Bhargav is yet to appoint the Nakodar city station house officer(SHO) after transferring Surinderpal Singh to police lines for dereliction of duty on October 9. Sub inspector Bhakhshish Singh is working as officiating SHO. Officials said the functioning of the force was suffering in the absence of a regular SHO.(68)
In the deep freeze for the past five years owing to shortage of funds, the dream project of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal- the four-laning of the 82-km road connecting Ropar-Nawanshahr-Phagwara- has been revived again after it was transferred to the Jalandhar branch of the central public works department.
Even as its alliance partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is putting pressure on the SAD to decrease the fares of bus travel across the state after an unprecedented fall in the price of diesel by more than Rs.
3 per litre last week, the Punjab transport department seems to be in no mood to review the prices immediately.
Resentment prevails among riot and terrorist victims as the Punjab government has failed to release pensions for the past four months. Inquiries revealed that 24 pensioners of Nakodar sub- division receive Rs. 5,000 per month but have not received the money yet as the government has not sanctioned the budget for the same.
Regional passport authorities in Jalandhar have identified a gang making fake birth certificates in Kapurthala which were being used to apply for passports.Harmanbir Singh Gill, regional passport officer (RPO), Jalandhar, has lodged a complaint with the Kapurthala police that around 19 people from the city allegedly used fake certificates to obtain passports.
A draft notification on delimitation of wards issued by the government this week has set the tone for municipal corporation elections which were due since July 2013, when the term of the previous house of the municipal council expired. The council has been upgraded to a corporation and the number of wards increased from 31 to 50.
A portrait of radical Sikh preacher Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was installed at the multipurpose hall of Gurdwara Nauvin Patshahi at Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar here on Friday.
Even as about a month has passed since, the Kapurthala police are yet arrest three co-accused in the case in which an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) was shot at.
With a view to encouraging sports in rural areas of the state, the rural development and panchayat department is set to revive tradition of holding sports tournaments at the block, district and state level across Punjab from January next year.
The fire brigade and health departments are well prepared to tackle any emergency situation coming their way on Diwali on Thursday.
An email sent by one of the abductors of seven-year-old Gurpreet Singh Gopi using his mobile Internet landed them in police net 10 days after the boy was kidnapped.