CHANDIGARH – After registering a fresh first information report (FIR) in the sensational murder case of national shooter and advocate Sukhmanpreet Singh ‘Sippy’ Sidhu, who spent much time in Surrey and was connected to a number of local people including supercop Kal Dosanjh, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has questioned then station house officer (SHO) [...]
NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court has allowed resumption of trial of Punjab cops facing charges of killing people allegedly in fake encounters during militancy days in the 1990s.
A Bench of Justices V Gopala Gowda and Arun Mishra, however, asked the trial courts to decide in the course of proceedings, even at the closing stage, [...]
NEW DELHI – Former Union Minister and SAD member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa took oath for a fresh term in the Rajya Sabha along with four newly nominated members, including world champion boxer MC Mary Kom.
While Dhindsa took oath in Punjabi, Mary Kom preferred to do so in English. Senior journalist Swapan Dasgupta took oath in [...]
JALANDHAR – Jalandhar girl Shivali has topped Punjab in the National Means-Cum Merit Scholarship Exam. Currently in Class IX, the success of Shivali, who appeared for the exam when she was in the Class VIII, is as triumphant as the story behind it. She got 109 out of 180 marks – the highest position in [...]
BATHINDA – The police claimed to have arrested three smugglers and seized 4 kg heroin worth Rs 20 crore, Rs 22.8 lakh cash, three country-made weapons and six Pakistani SIMs from the accused.
Bathinda Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Swapan Sharma said the CIA staff II nabbed Fumman Singh and his brother Sandeep Singh, residents of [...]
LUDHIANA – In a gruesome incident, a 26-year-old woman was gang-raped and killed by three drunk men at her house located near Samrala Chowk here late last night.
The victim’s right arm was chopped off when she tried to resist. The accused after raping the victim attempted to gag her to death. Later, the accused threw [...]
LUDHIANA – Yet another debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by consuming pesticide at Galib village in Jagraon today. The deceased has been identified as Baljinder Singh. He left a suicide note in which he stated that he was under a debt of Rs 12 lakh that prompted him to end his life.
In the suicide note, Baljinder [...]
BARNALA – The Barnala police arrested three alleged accused named in the suicide case of farmer Baljit Singh and his mother Balbir Kaur.
Navdeep Singh, SHO, Sadar police station, Barnala, said the police had arrested the arhtiya (money lender), Teja Singh of Barnala, Baljit Singh and another Baljit Singh, both from Cheema village (near Barnala). He [...]
AMRITSAR – Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has ordered an inquiry into an alleged act of blasphemy at a US gurdwara.
On April 15, Gurdwara Sikh Sangat of Virginia allegedly changed the ‘ardas’ and conducted Amrit Sanchar without the ‘banis’ written by Guru Gobind Singh.
The Jathedar said the ambassador of Sikhism in the US, Satpal [...]
PATHANKOT – The Punjab BJP, by recommending the name of Bhoa (reserved) legislator Seema Kumari as Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS), has gained a strong hold on the Scheduled Caste vote bank.
Political observers claim that this development in the election year is sure to pay dividends in the district where every elected body — from MLAs [...]