Call it a publicity stunt or genuine desire to improve things, a farmer Gurdeep Singh of Amrala village of the district on Monday launched an indefinite hunger strike in front of the district administrative complex (DAC) against corruption around 8.30 am on Monday.
After failing to fulfill his last year's promise of upgrading the War Heroes Stadium here before the ongoing World Kabaddi Cup 2013, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal again failed to come up to the expectations of the people here as he did not turn up to watch the kabaddi matches held here on Monday in spite of the invitation cards mentioning his name as chief guest.
Though Punjabi University authorities have always made tall claims about sufficient funds with the university, yet it has failed to clear the dues of many of the retirees and this fact proves that the university is actually in a financial mess.
A week after demanding a CBI probe into the multi-crore international drug racket, alleged drug lord Jagdish Bhola said here on Monday that he would make "many big revelations, once I get free from these cops."
A local court awarded six month sentence to a 55-year-old woman named Bimla, a resident of Basti Jodhwal, Ludhiana.
Six people were killed and 27 others were injured in a mishap near Bagharia village on Sirhind-Patiala road on Sunday morning when a minbus collided with a truck.
The town is all set to witness the kabaddi extravaganza with four matches of the 4th edition of the ongoing World Cup Kabaddi, being organised by the sports department of the Punjab government, are slated to be held here on Monday.
Inaugurating the first unit of the Rajpura thermal plant at Nalash village in Rajpura near here on his 86th birthday on Sunday, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal declared Punjab to be the only 'power-surplus' state in the country.
Lok Sewa Club president PD Bansal said here on Saturday that in spite of tall claims by the union ministry to facilitate the supply of LPG cylinders and payment of subsidy amount through the adhaar card-linked bank account, domestic LPG consumers continue to face problems in this regard.
For the past over two years, the day starts for hundreds of residents of more than a dozen villages of the Dakala block with fly ash deposited all around their households and fields and women spending hours to clear the black coloured small ash particles spread at every visible spot on a daily basis.
Punjab police have exposed Delhi-based synthetic drug racket kingpin Dev Behl's links with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his brother Anees in the smuggling of gold.
A team of medical experts from El Camino in San Francisco in the United States today visited the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust for exchange of students, faculty members and cooperation in the field of research.
Though the Medical Council of India has given a good news to doctors by increasing seats of senior residents in medical colleges in Patiala and Amritsar, but the Punjab government's decision to fix the age limit for senior residency may spoil party for the aspirants, especially Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) specialist doctors.
A court here has further remanded dismissed Punjab police DSP and drug lord Jagdish Singh Bhola and three others in police custody till December 9. The police have also obtained a search warrant from the court to conduct a raid at an industrial unit.
Beware while consuming milk as it can have toxins like urea, formalin, paint and detergents that give a false impression of the higher fat content but have adverse effects on health and in the long run can even lead to diseases like cancer and kidney damage, say health experts here while welcoming the Supreme Court's recent decision on life sentence for milk adulteration.