May 15

Flyover wall collapse: Admn decides to shift bus stand temporarily
Flyover wall collapse: Admn decides to shift bus stand temporarily

Flyover wall collapse: Admn decides to shift bus stand temporarily, chalks out traffic diversion plan Ludhiana(DP correspondent) – The city cripples due to heavy traffic jam after the Gill chowk Flyover was closed for commuters following the retaining wall of flyover was collapsed on Sunday late night. As there was no proper diversion plan and alternative route

Crack on Ludhiana’s Gill Chowk, officials blames rats for damage

Crack on Ludhiana’s Gill Chowk, officials blames rats for damage. A crack was spotted on Gill flyover (Gill chowk) in Ludhiana on Sunday night. Following which, the administration halted and blocked the traffic movement.Meanwhile, Municipal officer Dharam Singh said, “there was a dump below the flyover due to which rats inhabited the spot. It was

CM seeks industry's contribution to Social Security Fund
CM seeks industry’s contribution to Social Security Fund

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has exhorted the industry to partner with the state government in implementing its social welfare agenda by contributing a part of their CSR budget to the recently launched Social Security Fund (SSF). He was interacting informally with some of the state’s leading industrialists here on Saturday evening to

Harsimrat inaugurates skill centre, lashes out at AAP leaders
Harsimrat inaugurates skill centre, lashes out at AAP leaders

Sangrur – Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday inaugurated a ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra’ in Sunam, about 15-km from here. This is the fourth ‘Kaushal Kendra’ in Punjab. These training centres are being established to skill the unskilled population of the country. Inaugurating the centre, Harsimrat said: “These centres will opened

SC/ST Act likely to be put in Schedule IX of Constitution
SC/ST Act likely to be put in Schedule IX of Constitution

NEW DELHI: The Central government is planning to bring an ordinance to overturn the Supreme Court verdict putting safeguards on arrests under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and subsequently introduce a bill to insulate it from further judicial scrutiny. The government is likely to introduce the bill in monsoon session of Parliament to incorporate

“We demand justice for those who brought justice to our country”
“We demand justice for those who brought justice to our country”

SAS Nagar(Puneet Pal Singh) – Alleging central government of not giving the status of martyr to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev Jabar Virodhi Sangarsh committee announced hunger strike for indefinite time. 10 members of the committee including president Jaswant Singh Bharta today staged a protest at native village of Bhagat Singh at Khatkar Kallan. President

Northern region in for major power crisis
Northern region may leads to major power crisis

Patiala – A critical coal stock position in a number of thermal plants in the region coupled with low water level in the reservoirs of hydro power stations may lead to a major power crisis in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan and their dependence on power purchases from outside may increase. According to highly placed sources in the

Need to eliminate cheating in exams for reforms in education system: Soni
Need to eliminate cheating in exams for reforms in education system: Soni

Amritsar – Punjab minister O P Soni on Saturday stressed on eliminating cheating and copying in schools to bring reforms in the ailing education system and said that school education along with health was the top priority of the Congress government in the state. He said the results of Class X and Class XII exams conducted

Sukhbir seeks judicial probe into brutal murder of kabaddi player
Sukhbir seeks judicial probe into brutal murder of kabaddi player

Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday demanded a judicial probe into the brutal murder of kabaddi sportsperson Lakshmi Devi, saying the district police was siding with goons at the instance of Congress leaders leading to barbaric acts of violence against small marginal farmers. In a statement here, the SAD

Diljit Dosanjh becomes face of fashion brand
Diljit Dosanjh becomes face of fashion brand

Actor Diljit Dosanjh has been roped in as brand ambassador for the menswear of fbb, a fashion retail format from Future Group. He will promote the entire men’s range — casual, sports, ethnic, formal and party collection, read a statement to IANS.”Fashion is one’s own style statement. The clothes you wear are an extension of

SHO’s son found dead in car, father alleges murder
SHO’s son found dead in car, father alleges murder

Ludhiana(Amarpreet Singh Makkar) – The body of 24 year old son of Punjab Police Inspector was recovered from Ford Figo car at village Hissowal near Jagraon on Saturday. The Police have recovered injections and White powder from the car. Father of deceased, Gurmeet Singh who is posted as Station House officer at Police station division number 8 in

LPG Cylinder Blast: One more died, death toll reached 13
LPG Cylinder Blast: One more died, death toll reached 13

Ludhiana(DP Correspondent) – Another victim of LPG cylinder blast succumbed to injuries on Saturday. The death toll reached to 13 till now. Out of total 34 injured, 13 have died and few are still undergoing treatment at different hospitals. 19 year old Kajal who had suffered sixty percent burn injuries died while undergoing treatment at Christian Medical College

Punjab govt signs MoU with UK for setting up bio-gas, CNG plants
Punjab govt signs MoU with UK for setting up bio-gas, CNG plants

CHANDIGARH: Punjab government on Friday signed a pact with the UK for setting up of bio-gas and bio-CNG plants in the state. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and Andrew Ayre, deputy high commissioner, British High Commission, as part of the state’s efforts to

Lakshmi murder case: Family refuses to cremate body till accused arrested
Lakshmi murder case: Family refuses to cremate body till accused arrested

Lakshmi murder case: Family refuses to cremate body till accused arrested Ferozepur A 24-year-old woman was killed during a clash between two groups over a property dispute in a village here on Tuesday, prompting a protest by her family, who have refused to cremate the body till all the accused are arrested. Family of the deceased

Idols of Valmiki and Ravi Dass to be stalled along with other idols in temples
Idols of Valmiki and Ravi Dass to be stalled along with other idols in temples

Idols of Valmiki and Ravi Dass to be stalled along with Gods and Goddesses in temples. Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): All set to establish Maharishi Balmiki and Guru Ravi Das ji idols along with the idols of other gods and goddesses in Hindu temples. The task will be started from ‘Kali Mata temple in Patiala in June

Dissatisfied Election Commission again seeks reply from Chief Secretary, Punjab
Dissatisfied Election Commission again seeks reply from Chief Secretary, Punjab

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Expressing its dissatisfaction, the Election Commission has sought a report again from the Chief Secretary, Punjab on the complaint filed by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Dal had alleged that CM had held press Conference in the Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh, in which political activities were made and Officers were also present in the

Two suspected Khalistani terrorists arrested

Two suspected Khalistani terrorists arrested. The Punjab Police, on Thursday, arrested two suspected Khalistani terrorists from the Faridkot-Kotakpura highway. According to Police, they were associated with Australia-based Gurjant Singh, who was charged by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in October 2017 in the murder case of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Ravinder Gosain. Further investigation is underway.

Punjab to have two lakh Chandan trees: Minister Dharamsot
Punjab to have two lakh Chandan trees: Minister Dharamsot

BATHINDA: Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Thursday claimed to have reclaimed the possession of 2,800 acre of land in the past one year, which was under illegal possession. Dharamsot informed that there was a total of 31,000 acres of land belonging to forest department which had been illegally possessed by different people, of which he

Measles and Rubella vaccination is safe: Braham Mohindra
Measles and Rubella vaccination is safe: Braham Mohindra

Chandigarh – Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra assisted by the experts of WHO and PGIMER on Thursday strongly refuted the malicious campaign being carried out by anti-development forces and strongly reinforced the positive aspects of National Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign in Punjab. In a media briefing held at the office of Director Health Services,

Govt. to retire 13000 Sarpanchs with Rs. 75 crore honorariums
Govt. to retire 13000 Sarpanchs with Rs. 75 crore honorariums

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government will retire more than 13,000 Sarpanch across the State with honorarium of Rs 75 crore. The Government has approved the amount for Sapranchs in principle, who could not able to get it for the last four years. Rs 1200 are given as honorarium to the Sarpanch per month. Talking to