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Bhattal, Manpreet slug it out over beacons atop vehicles

Jalandhar: Punjab Congress Manifesto draft committee leaders, who reached out to the traders to gauge their mood ahead of the assembly elections ended up in difference of opinion over the issue of using ‘Red Beacons’ atop the cars of elected leaders. Committee chairperson Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and its convener Manpreet Badal remained ‘adamant’ on their


Brother, sister held for thefts, LCDs, mobile phones recovered

Ludhiana: In a unique story, the Ludhiana police have arrested a duo of brother and sister for allegedly being involved in thefts at posh localities of the city. Not only this, a 7-year-old child of the arrested woman used to assist them in executing their operations. The police also claimed to have recovered stolen goods

Hoshiarpur land scam: Probe begins

Hoshiarpur: A day after the Punjab government constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT), Superintendent of Police (SP) Vigilance Parveen Kanda reached Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) office Hoshiarpur to begin the probe. SP Kanda met SDM Hoshiarpur Barjinder Singh and checked the record pertaining to land acquisition done for the four-laning of the National Highway Authority


Problem of drugs not as acute, as being projected: DyCM

Tanda/Hoshiarpur: Citing reports of third death at a police recruitment drive in Kurukshetra in Haryana due to suspected drug overdose, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said that the problem of drugs was not as acute and the state was being defamed unnecessarily. The Deputy CM said that a youth in Haryana died

No Eid celebrations: Razia

Malerkotla: Malerkotla, a Muslim city of Punjab, is facing a political war between present and former Director General of Police (DGPs). While former DGP Izhar Alam has never missed a chance to allege that Mohd Mustafa, DGP, Punjab Human Rights Commission, is playing politics in Malerkotla through his wife Razia Sultana, on the other hand


BSNL Launches Special SIM Cards for Amarnath pilgrims

Jalandhar: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) J&K has launched “special Yatra SIM Cards” for pilgrims of annual Amarnath yatra beginning from July 2 in south Kashmir. “BSNL has launched special Yatra SIM Cards taking care of communication requirements of pilgrims,” a PIB spokesman said. He said that BSNL has launched special initiatives for pilgrims in

Justice Zora Singh Commission submits report on sacrilege

Bathinda: The Justice Zora Singh (retd) Commission of Inquiry, constituted to look into the incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib in Faridkot district last year, finally submit its report to the Punjab government on Thursday evening. The report was handed over to the Special Secretary (Protocol) Rajiv Prashar who further delivered to the Chief


Tiger, leopard skins seized in Amritsar; accused flees

Amritsar: A team of Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) on Thursday confiscated skins of one tiger and a leopard by conducting a raid in Ranjit Avenue. SPCA had received input that a man sitting in one of the parks in Ranjit Avenue was possessing skins of tiger and leopard following which the