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Mallanwala Khas Nagar Panchayat elections: All Congress candidates elected unopposed
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Several elected Congress councillors or their kin figure in the FIRs filed after the clashes. They were booked for criminal intimidation, rioting with deadly weapons and unlawful assembly.

Deaf and mute Pak boy: Faridkot-based centre offers free medical assistance
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

DC Rajiv Prashar, however, said he had not get any proposal from Baba Farid Centre so far. “Our doctors are working on the boy. If needed, we can seek private help as well. We too are serious about it,” he said.

Punjab local body elections: Won’t support Congress, say industry groups
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Industrialists are miffed that despite the state’s announcement in October that subsidised power tariff for industry at Rs 5 per unit will be implemented from November 1, but there is no notification about this till date.

Post-clashes, no campaign for Mallanwala Khas Nagar Panchayat elections
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

The Panchayat polls Panchayat are due on December 20. There are 31 contestants for 13 seats.

Mallanwala clash: No SAD candidate files nomination for nagar panchayat polls
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Dharna lifted, Section 307 dropped from FIR against SAD workers

Day after SAD, Congress workers clash in Ferozepur; 100 Akalis booked for attempt to murder
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Counter FIR against Congressmen filed, SAD refuses to lift dharna

Congress, SAD workers clash in Mallanwala; bricks, stones hurled, shots fired
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

SAD candidates did not file nomination papers from any seat in Mallanwala Nagar Panchayat and Makhu Nagar Panchayat as party leaders alleged that they were attacked by Congress workers.

Udaan, inspired by Sangrur teachers, takes wing across Punjab
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The project with the same name was originally started by three teachers of Government Senior Secondary School, Benra in 2012 with their individual efforts in district Sangrur.

Singapore NGO to help renovate Rattoke primary school
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

This year, volunteers will head to Rattoke village in Sangrur. The aim is to renovate Government Primary School, Rattoke, and construction of toilets, a library and an office have begun.

Bathinda farmer suicide: A week later, kin refuse to cremate body
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

In a suicide note, he had blamed a police personnel, Jagrup Singh, and one Satish Kumar.

Duped investors take over Ludhiana house of absconding ‘chit’ fund bizman
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

While investors have sold the furniture in the house, most of other items were already carted away by the Khokhar family before they left the 400-square yard double-storey house

Ludhiana building collapse & blaze: Search continues for three firemen as families wait anxiously for news
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

It’s an anxious wait for the families to know the fate of Manohar Lal, Manpreet Singh and Sukhdev Singh, who were trapped inside as the building collapsed.

At 101 control room, firefighters fight tears as they answer calls
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Most calls since the fire tragedy in Ludhiana have not been about fire incidents, but to know the fate of nine firemen who were trapped in the building as it collapsed.

Ludhiana factory fire: ‘Have seen debris… my son is not coming back’
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

The body of Sumaon Gill (55), another fire officer, was recovered Monday. He was transferred to Ludhiana just three months ago and had been posted in Amritsar earlier

Ludhiana factory fire: Factory owner’s driver rescued alive after 5 hours
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

At 7.30 pm on Monday, Vicky was rushed to the civil hospital with a broken arm. He had been pulled out of the debris after over five hours.

Punjab: Three youths jump off moving train; two killed, one hurt
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

The two youngsters killed have been identified as Bagi Singh, a resident of Bir Talaab village of Bathinda, Deepu Singh, a resident of Ghudda, Bathinda, while the injured is Gurpreet Singh of Sivia village in Bathinda district.

Martyr killed in Kashmir was cremated at his Mansa village
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Manjinder had joined the Army in June 2015 as a sepoy. Before being posted to Kashmir, he was posted in Ganganagar.

Stubble burning: Booked farmers feel ‘guilty’, but say have no other option
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Bharpur Singh alais Bhura is unaware he has been booked for stubble burning when the The Indian Express visits him. “I have only 2 acres of land. I burnt stubble on half-an-acre. The police team came and just asked my name and went away. I will visit the village sarpanch to discuss with him about this case.”

Stubble burning crackdown: Four FIRs lodged in Barnala, over 800 field fire incidents detected in a day
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

On Tuesday, 862 field fire incidents were detected by remote sensing satellite.

Punjab: Smog delays wheat sowing, but farmers reluctant to blame straw burning
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Sowing down to 40% as farmers wait for sun to break through, unions say farmers unfairly targeted.

Joint platform key to solution, says Punjab health minister
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Mohindra was speaking on the sidelines of a function organised to distribute Sat Pal Mittal National awards and also mark the 128th birth anniversary of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Day after ‘Facebook Live’ from Faridkot jail, seven prisoners booked, two smartphones seized
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The ‘Facebook Live’ video was nearly 7.30 minutes on November 10 afternoon and jail authorities only found out much later.

Battling dirty air: PPCB to purchase four air quality monitors
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Irrespective of the poor air quality, PPCB has only three automatic air quality monitors in Ludhiana, Amritsar and Mandi Gobindgarh.

Smog hits lifting of paddy from mandis, farmers stage protest in Punjab
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Farmers complained that because of smog and lack of sunlight moisture level in the crop had risen up to 25 per cent.

In dense smog, 10 killed in two accidents on Bathinda highway
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

The accidents happened on both sides of the Kachi Bhucho flyover in Bathinda district, thus killing ten on the spot. A total of 14 people were injured in the two accidents.

Punjab: Current air quality worse than on Diwali night, says report
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

The Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC), Ludhiana, has also reported 37, 263 stubble burning cases and out of these, nearly 25,000 fire incidents have taken place in the past 9 days, from October 28 onwards.

Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections 2017: Seven-time MLA ready for ‘final’ poll innings from Joginder Nagar
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Now aged 70, Gulab Singh Thakur will be contesting yet another election, which he is calling his last, from Joginder Nagar constituency, which has 89,600 voters

Himachal Pradesh polls: A rebel in her way, BJP’s Indu Goswami hopes to break trend
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Palampur’s first woman candidate faces Speaker’s son, says will end family rule.

Owned by Punjab, Shanan power project becomes a hot poll issue again
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

With state assembly polls just a few days away, India’s first hydro-electric power station is in the middle of a controversy once again. Candidates contesting the polls are raising their pitch to bring it back to Himachal so that the entire revenue remains with the state government.

Himachal Pradesh Polls: Joginder Nagar set for triangular contest
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Joginder Nagar holds importance as Gulab Singh, a seven time MLA and whose daughter is married to party MP Anurag Thakur, will try his luck for the 8th time.

On first death anniversary, authorities name Brisbane park after slain bus driver
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Manmeet’s brother, Amit Sharma, was invited to speak on the occasion. He said that the family was shattered by last year’s tragedy.

Merger of govt primary schools: School in Captain Amarinder Singh’s village a surprise ‘omission’
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

A recent government circular said all schools that fall within a 2-km radius of the next school and have less than 20 students would be merged.

Industry reacts: ‘Small sector has been affected most’
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

The state, in its recently declared industrial policy, had announced Rs 5 per unit as fixed charges of electricity tariff for industry while the PSERC has raised power tariff ranging from Rs 24 paise to 65 paise per unit for different sectors of industry.

Four Congressmen among 12 booked for attack on Akali leader
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Despite two Congress workers being injured in the attack, no cross FIR has been filed. Congress workers, meanwhile, indicated that it was an old rivalry which acquired political colour.

PPCB urges people to avoid crackers
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) is expecting air quality index to cross 500 on Diwali night, which can create respiratory disorders

Panchkula police arrest mother, son for sheltering Honeypreet Insan
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Gurmeet Singh and his mother Sharanjeet Kaur were charged on Monday night for sheltering a wanted fugitive.