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25% Increase In Road Fatalities In Punjab Over Last Year

25% Increase In Road Fatalities In Punjab Over Last Year

CHANDIGARH – Three deaths a week or a fatality every second day, that is the poor road safety record that the city has failed to improve upon. Figures made available till November 30 show that 394 road accidents were reported of which 133 proved fatal in which 140 lives were lost, including 119 males.
This set [...]

December 10th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Three Members Of A Family Killed In House Fire

Three Members Of A Family Killed In House Fire

CHANDIGARH – In a dreadful incident, three members of a family succumbed to burns after fire broke out in their house at Dayalpur village in Zirakpur, SAS Nagar district due to short-circuit, while they were asleep on Saturday at around 11.30pm.
Two other members of the family are battling for life at Government Medical College [...]

December 10th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Man Gets Seven Years In Jail For Rape Because He Sought Sex On False Promises Of Marriage

Man Gets Seven Years In Jail For Rape Because He Sought Sex On False Promises Of Marriage

CHANDIGAHR – The court of additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla has sentenced a 30-year-old resident of Sector-44 to seven years in jail for raping a woman six years elder to him.
The accused, Virat Kumar, and his mother had been booked under Sections 376 (punishment for rape) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery [...]

December 10th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Main Accused, 3 Others Held In Senseless Killing Of Wedding Dancer

Main Accused, 3 Others Held In Senseless Killing Of Wedding Dancer

BATHINDA – The district police today claimed to have arrested Lucky Goyal alias Billa of Maur Mandi, who had allegedly opened fired the gunshot that killed orchestra dancer Kulwinder Kaur at a wedding last night.
The police said they had also arrested marriage palace owner Jagsir Singh, Sanju Goyal (to whom the weapon belonged) and groom’s [...]

December 10th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Currency Ban Takes Toll As 11 Dead In 28 Days

Currency Ban Takes Toll As 11 Dead In 28 Days

CHANDIGARH – On the first of every month, Malook Singh — an ex-serviceman — would leave his home at Cheema Kalan to get Rs 7,000 pension. Much before the dawn broke when he left home on December 5, nobody back home had a clue that it would be the last journey of the family’s breadwinner.
Malook [...]

December 10th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Bank Account Of Illiterate Woman Misused For Rs 15-Crore Transactions

Bank Account Of Illiterate Woman Misused For Rs 15-Crore Transactions

FEROZEPUR – An illiterate rural woman’s bank account was misused to transact Rs 15 crore over a period of four years without her knowledge. The woman only came to know about it after receiving summons from the income-tax (I-T) department six months ago, following which she filed a police complaint and a probe is underway.
In [...]

December 10th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Runaway Akali MP Ghubaya Faces Vigilance Raid Day After Story On His Family Joining Congress

Runaway Akali MP Ghubaya Faces Vigilance Raid Day After Story On His Family Joining Congress

FEROZEPUR – A day after it was reported that Akali MP from Ferozepur Sher Singh Ghubaya’s son Davinder, along with his mother, would join the Congress, Punjab vigilance bureau (VB) sleuths on Tuesday raided the Ghubaya College of Engineering and Technology run by the family at Sukhera Bodla in Jalalabad.
Ghubaya’s son Davinder Singh confirmed the [...]

December 10th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

More Akali Leaders To Join Congress

More Akali Leaders To Join Congress

CHANDIGARH – Three prominent Akali leaders from the Malwa region are expected to join the Congress in the coming days.
A senior Congress leader confirmed that Akali leader from Bucho Mandi Pritam Singh Kot Bahi would be joining the party in Delhi tomorrow. The Akali leader is expected to be fielded from Bucho Mandi, presently held [...]

December 10th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Election Commission Calls For 40 Dogs To Sniff Out Drugs

Election Commission Calls For 40 Dogs To Sniff Out Drugs

PAGTIALA – The Election Commission has called for stationing 40 dogs across inter-state nakas, railway stations and bus stands to sniff out drugs being smuggled in Punjab ahead of the elections.
The EC has sent a communiqué to all police commissioners and SSPs. At present, 12 such dogs are available with the security agencies. They are [...]

December 10th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Comedian-Politician Sidhu’s Wife Says A Vote For AAP Is A Vote For Akali Goons

Comedian-Politician Sidhu’s Wife Says A Vote For AAP Is A Vote For Akali Goons

NEW DELHI – Asserting that the Congress is the only party which could give Punjab a stable government, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who joined the Congress on Monday, said voting for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would be a mistake and would mean promoting the Akali goons.
“The Akali government has led to many governance issues in [...]

December 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »