Giving the clean chit to cabinet minister Surjit Singh Rakhra on the beleaguered Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Wednesday that the state government was deliberating upon handing over its control to private hands. The CM was here on Wednesday to lay the foundation stone of a special school.
Sewage-and-rainwater accumulation poses danger to more than 50 houses on four streets of Suchi Pind in Jalandhar's ward 9. Since the village has no drains, and the laying of sewerage is stalled for the past more than a year, more than 50 families are forced to live in filthy, contaminated environment, with the foundation of their houses weakening every day.
Taking advantage of the dense fog and the near absence of security, robbers broke open two ATMs (automated teller machines) of Punjab National Bank (PNB) in the district in the wee hours of Wednesday and fled with more than Rs.
23 lakh. The robberies came to light in the morning.
Pushpa Gujral Science City was awarded the second prize (general category) in the National Energy Conservation Award-2013 function held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on Monday.
The doctors, paramedical staff and computer operators continued their strike at Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday. PIMS management tried to defuse the situation by offering agitating doctors to avail winter break from Tuesday, which they refused.
Former Punjab chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Tuesday said she did not foresee the emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab in the forthcoming parliamentary elections and that there was no threat to the Congress in the state.
The Punjab government has spent nearly Rs. 4.3 crore on the construction of a new stadium in the town but unless it provides sufficient coaches, the stadium would but serve the purpose of conducting kabaddi matches only. This is the sentiment conveyed by sports lovers. Ironically, the district, which has hosted three world kabaddi tournaments successfully, does not have even a kabbadi coach.
As part of a series of mass-contact programmes being organised by the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) in each assembly constituency, a 'Halla Bol' rally was organised on the grounds of the grain market here on Tuesday.
The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is yet to recover outstanding amount of Rs. 18.36 crore on account of electricity bills from various government offices in the Hoshiarpur circle.
Smelling a tax evasion scam to the tune of crores of rupees by big firms involved in forward trading of commodities through the National Spot Exchange, the state excise and taxation department has been keeping watch over such firms.
In a case of neglect, a HIV positive prisoner (22), lodged in Modern Jail at Kapurthala from the last 14-months died today at local civil hospital during treatment. Prison authorities failed to inform about the HIV status of the Sukhjinder Singh, the deceased, to civil hospital and the prisoner was reportedly treated like a normal patient.
The Kapurthala jail authorities have recovered three mobile phones and intoxicant powder from some prisoners after revelations of Jalandhar rural police on December 11, that a heroine racket was running from Kapurthala jail through mobile phone by prisoner Shinder Pal alias Binder.
Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Jandoli village was awarded life-imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 on Monday, for murdering a 10-year old boy Balkar Chand of the same village.
A fourth class student was killed and as many as 10 other students sustained injuries in an accident on Monday, when a Tata Safari hit a school bus of Sahibjada Ajit Singh Public School in Sarhali village, situated on the Jandiala-Phagwara road.
The woes of Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) do not seem to end. For the sixth consecutive day on Monday, the doctors remained on strike, boycotting OPD services and teaching work. The paramedical staff has also joined the stir over non-payment of salaries and the alleged pick-and-choose policy of the management for giving increments.