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Tributes paid to former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal

INLD leader Om Prakash Chautala, Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala and the BJP Punjab chief Sunil Jakhar paid homage to the Akali patriarch, who died on April 25 last year due to age-related issues

INLD supremo Om Prakash Chautala, senior Akali leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and others attend a meeting organised to commemorate the first death anniversary of former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, at Badal village in Muktsar on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 11, 2024 08:48 AM IST
By, Bathinda

Man shot dead by friends after argument in Muktsar

While Sumit Singh Brar of Sohangarh village in adjoining Ferozepur district died on the spot, his friend Ripanjot Singh sustained injuries and is undergoing treatment at Muktsar’s civil hospital

Muktsar senior superintendent of police (SSP) Bhagirath Singh Meena said the main accused Luvpreet Singh Chahal was arrested and the weapon and an SUV used in the crime were also recovered.
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 08:32 AM IST
By, Bathinda

Punjab: Youngster shot dead by friends after argument in Muktsar

Victim’s companion hospitalised with bullet injuries after incident on Muktsar’s Kotkapura bypass; accused absconding

A 22-year-old man was shot dead by his estranged friends after an argument in Muktsar on Wednesday night. (Representational photo)
Published on Dec 21, 2023 03:08 PM IST

Punjab VB team raids grain markets to check bogus billing

Nearly 40 teams of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) raided various grain markets to access stock of paddy procured in the wee hours on Tuesday. Suspecting foul play in a paddy purchase on Diwali, Gurkirat Kirpal Singh on Monday has asked the VB to investigate the matter.

Following a complaint by the food, civil supplies and consumer affairs secretary, Gurkirat Kirpal Singh about bogus purchase in grain markets on Diwali, nearly 40 teams of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) raided various grain markets to access stock of paddy procured in the wee hours on Tuesday. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2023 06:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Farm fires back in Punjab, 214 cases reported in fortnight

With paddy harvesting underway in Punjab, farm fires have started with 81 cases reported on Saturday, mostly in the Majha region. In an effort to reduce stubble burning, the Punjab government has promised to decrease it by 50% compared to last year. The state recorded 49,000 farm fires in 2022, down from 71,000 in 2021. Punjab plans to make six districts farm fire-free and has measures in place to manage paddy straw. Stubble burning contributes to severe air pollution in North Indian states and Delhi. Farmers argue they have no choice but to burn stubble due to lack of affordable alternatives.

Farmers burn stubble after harvest a paddy crop in field. Amritsar, on Saturday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Oct 01, 2023 11:01 PM IST
By, Patiala
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