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Punjab: 19 dead in explosion at cracker factory in Batala, state govt orders magisterial probe

The incident took place around 4 pm at the factory located in a residential area. A magisterial inquiry has been ordered by the CM and the ADC of Batla has been directed to conduct an inquiry into the blast

Ransom plot goes wrong, 16-year-old killed by his friends in Amritsar

His parents, both government employees, started looking for him after he did not return. Prabhkirat was their younger son. His dead body was found from the nearby canal on Monday.


Ludhiana govt school principal shoots self, 3 staffers booked for abetment

The principal had named the three school employees in his suicide note. His father said the three had made false allegations against him and were harassing him.

Fatehveer death case: A day after, protests continue in Sangrur, dug pit yet to be filled

On Wednesday, protests took place in various parts of the state, including Sangrur city, Moga, Barnala and Ludhiana. However, it was quiet in Bhagwanpura village where family of Fatehveer had appealed for calm. Villagers here only conducted a candle light march.

Punjab: To tide over water crisis, farmers turn to pipelines for irrigation

Experts claims that with 42 lakh hectares under cultivation, including 30 lakh hectares under rice, the state government needs to do its best in bringing more area under the scheme.

Punjab re-issues guidelines for digging borewells

The guidelines, issued by the deputy commissioners of all districts, state that anyone who wants to dig a new borewell in a rural or urban area needs to get approval from the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) or block development panchayat officer (BDPO) and district magistrate.


Fatehveer death case: Daylight murder, says Sukhbir; Cheema demands Amarinder's resignation

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal led the charge terming the death a “daylight murder” and targetted Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for enjoying holidays in hills at a time when such a tragedy was unfolding.

Fatehveer death case: All that was needed to prevent this tragedy — A Rs 500 borewell cap

Soon after the body of two-year-old Fatehveer was pulled out of a 125-ft borewell in an over 100-hr rescue operation that many said was botched, Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked the deputy commissioners of all districts to get open borewells closed.

Punjab: Govt, rescuers pull out body 109 hours after two-year-old fell into 125-feet pit

The child was rushed to PGI Chandigarh by ambulance, but was declared dead on arrival. The autopsy report said he had died three to four days back due to "hypoxia consequent to suffocation and smothering in a borewell".

Punjab: NRI groom ‘assaulted’ in Hoshiarpur

Harvinder Singh, in his late 40s, who hails from Jalandhar and is now based in the US, had come to a gurdwara here to get his second marriage solemnised.