Apr 18

Newly married woman swept away at Nangal

Nangal: A newly married woman was swept away in the heavy flow of waters of Nangal Hydel Canal here at Nangal on Saturday. As per the information, Rahul, a resident of Derabassi along with his wife and brother were coming back from Mata Chintpurni Temple. They stopped at Nangal to immerse the flowers in the

Faridkot DC warns procurement officials

Bathinda: Faridkot Deputy Commissioner Malwinder Singh Jaggi on Sunday visited grain markets of Kotkapura, Bargadi and Panj Garain to review arrangements regarding paddy procurement. Jaggi informed that of the total 1.03 lakh MTs of wheat arrived in district Mandis, as much as 78,335 MT was purchased till date. Issuing strict warning to the procurement officials,

Survey held to release water from Bist Doab canal into Chitti Bein

Jalandhar: In a major decision likely to give a boost to irrigation for farmers in Doaba region, the state government has in-principle agreed to release water from the Bist Doab canal into the ‘Chitti Bein’, which would improve the water table content in this region. Recently, environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal held a meeting with

White-cap bearers more dangerous than white fly: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Mansa: Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday charged the white-cap bearers (AAP leaders) more dangerous than the pest white fly. She said that while the pest white fly damaged cotton crop, but these white-cap bearers would devour the entire Punjab. The Union Minister conducted Sangat Darshan in various villages of

Take responsibility for Financial mess in State, says Channi

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress Legislature Party (CLP) chief Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday called upon the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to own up responsibility for leading the state towards bankruptcy and resign as has been proved from the candid confession of the Food and Supplies Minister Adaish Partap Singh Kairon that even the cash credit limit

Chief Minister allots `3.70 crore for new roads in Mohali

Chandigarh: Reiterating the firm commitment of state government to give further fillip to overall development of the state, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday sanctioned a sum of Rs 3.70 crore for the construction of new roads in Mohali. Presiding over a meeting to review the development works of Mohali with Lok Sabha MP

Sukhdev Sirsa elected as President of Punjabi Sahit Academy

Ludhiana: Sukhdev Singh Sirsa was again elected as president of Punjabi Sahit Academy, one of the prominent institution of Punjab on Sunday.  In a clean sweep, Sirsa got 559 votes while his opponent Kashmiri Lal Chawla got only 104 votes. As many as six votes were canceled. It is for the second time that Sukhdev Singh

DC takes stock of wheat procurement

Nawanshahr: Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujwal on Saturday visited Nawanshahr and Banga grain markets to take stock of the ongoing wheat procurement process in the district. An official release later said that the DC informed that out of a total of 24924 MT of wheat that had arrived in the district mandis, 20438 had been purchased

Involvement of relatives not ruled out, says SSP

Kapurthala: Kapurthala Police, during the last twenty hours have rounded up some near and dear ones of Jaskirat Singh, alias, Jassi to trace his kidnappers and murderers and on Saturday, some police sources pointed out the involvement of one of them and a few of them have a criminal backround . During the first day

Kirpal Singh’s family to get relief from govt

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has promised to extend all help and relief to Kirpal Singh’s family that had been given to another Indian Sarabjit Singh, who died in most tragic circumstances in Pakistan jail. Kirpal Singh, an ex-serviceman, had been lodged in Lahore jail since 1992 where he died on April 12. Disclosing this here,

Priest arrested for misbehaving with women

Phagwara: A priest has been arrested on the charge of misbehaving with female members of a ‘bhajan mandali’ (group of religious singers), hurting their religious sentiments and criminal intimidation, police said on Saturday. Following a complaint by a 65-year-old member of the religious singers’ group, Dinesh Sharma of Hadiabad sub-town, was arrested yesterday, Assistant Sub-Inspector

Skill centre inaugurated

Mansa: Union Minister Najma Heptulla on Saturday said under the Make In India and Stand Up projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the youngsters are imparted skills and given loans so that they can expand the newly acquired skills into commercial ventures and make a living out of it. Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma

Shiromani Akali Dal Longowal Merges into Congress Party

Delhi: The Shiromani Akali Dal Longowal headed by Surjit Singh Barnala’s wife merges into Congress party with a formal announcement made by Congress during a Press Conference in Delhi.SAD (Longowal) president Surjit Kaur Barnala, her son and outfit general secretary Gaganjit Singh Barnala and Gaganjit’s son Simar Partap Barnala met Congress President Sonia Gandhi at

NY mayor lauds Sikhs resilience against hate crimes

New York: Against the backdrop of growing incidents of hate crime against the Sikhs here, a New York City Mayor has lauded the community’s resilience in overcoming challenges of discrimination and making the US ‘vibrant’. “I have admired all of the South Asian communities in the city for the crucial role in making New York

25 acres standing wheat crop gutted in Ferozepur

Ferozpur: Standing wheat crop, spread over 25 acres of land, was gutted in fire in Gillan Wala village near Ferozepur on Saturday. According to Kulwinder Singh and Aman, about 25 acres of standing wheat crop was totally damaged due to fire breakout in the fields. Immediately on noticing of fire, the residents of the village

BJP challenges Rahul to project himself as Punjab CM candidate

Chandigarh: BJP National Secretary Tarun Chugh on Saturday challenged Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to project himself as the chief ministerial candidate in Punjab Assembly polls and test his political strength and popularity. He claimed that the “bubble of artificial charisma” of Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh has burst much before the Punjab elections, slated

Traders to get smart cards on April 19

Ludhiana: As many as 30,000 smart cards will be issued to the traders of Ludhiana district under Bhagat Puran Singh Health Insurance Scheme, for which the registration process is on in full swing. The distribution of these smart cards would be done by Deputy Chief Minsiter Sukhbir Singh Badal at Mullanpur Dakha on April 19.

Heat wave to prevail in isolated places in Punjab

New Delhi: Northwest India is likely to get some respite from the torrid heat over the next two-three days due to a fresh western disturbance but mercury will continue to soar in central India and other parts of the country. India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Laxman Singh Rathore said the fresh western disturbance is

24 year girl Kidnapped by relatives

Ludhiana: A 24 year old girl was allegedly kidnapped by her relatives in Sports utility Vehicle (SUV) in Koomkalan area. The Police have registered case in this context. The victim was kidnapped from shrine. The complainant in the case, Paramjit Kaur head of Shrine stated to Police that 24 years old Ramanpreet Kaur has come

Ahead of Monsoon season, MC starts cleaning of Buddha nullah

Ludhiana: Ahead of monsoon season, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has started cleaning Buddah Nullah crossing from the areas of Jail road, near Gurudwara Gaughat, near Chand Cinema railway line and backside pulley (Ram Sharman). Areas are divided into four parts where four drag lines machines were deployed for cleaning. Municipal Corporation Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said