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District and sessions judge Ramesh Kumari also imposed a fine of ₹2 lakh on the convict, Gurjant Singh. He had abducted the girl while she was sleeping aside her parents and sexually assaulted her.
Punjab revenue, rehabilitation and disaster management minister Bram Shanker Jimpa on Saturday said that chief minister Bhagwant Mann has released ₹285.32 crore to all 23 districts of Punjab to compensate the flood damage till August 31
Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit also visited the Dhussi Bundh where he was briefed by the top officials of drainage and irrigation department about the reasons behind the floods.
Devastation by the incessant rains has completely paralysed the rural road infrastructure in Rupnagar, Mohali and Patiala district where nearly 600 rural roads have been damaged by the floods
Incessant rain and heavy water flow from the Sutlej and Ghaggar rivers have led to flooding in low-lying areas of Rupnagar and Patiala in Punjab, causing damage to property and infrastructure. The Indian Army and NDRF have been called in for rescue operations. The defunct portion of the Sutlej Yamuna Link canal is also causing heavy spillage in Rajpura area. Several villages have been flooded, leading to crop loss for farmers. Rivulets, including Ghaggar and Badi Nadi, are flowing above danger mark, raising concerns of further flooding.
15 NDRF and 2 SDRF teams along with 12 army columns have been deployed in Punjab to carry out rescue operations in the worst affected districts due to heavy rains. Schools have been ordered to be closed till July 13, and land near rivers and canals have been inundated. Power and water supply have been affected, and authorities are working to bring affected people to safety.
According to DGP Gaurav Yadav, these teams have scaled up rescue and evacuation operations in flood-ravaged districts in the state
According to Western Command, request for assistance has been received from the DC of Patiala and Rupnagar
The Punjab and Haryana HC has asked director general of police (DGP), Punjab to depute a senior officer to look into alleged false implication of two persons in a murder case reported in Rupnagar in March
In an apparent attack on former chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi, CM Bhagwant Mann on Saturday said that some self-proclaimed leaders of weaker and underprivileged sections ruined the future of youth by usurping the scholarship money of the students.
Anandpur Sahib, Talwandi Sabo and New Delhi’s Gurudwara Bangla Sahib also receive massive footfall of devotees visiting to offer prayers on Baisakhi
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 12:50 PM IST
, AmritsarAsian News International