CHANDIGARH – As many as 10.56 lakh bank accounts have been opened in Punjab since the launch of the Jan Dhan Yojana. More than 6 lakh accounts have been opened in rural areas. While reviewing the progress of the scheme, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal asked bankers to complete the task of opening accounts by [...]
JALANDHAR – Drug lord Jagdish Bhola appeared in the court of Kapurthala District and Sessions Judge Gurmeet Ram Banyal, in connection with the murder of ASI Gurdev Singh outside Haveli resort at Phagwara on March 31 last year. He pleaded not guilty in the case.
Bhola was arrested in a synthetic drug case by the Patiala [...]
BJP MP Requests Help From Prime Minister’s Relief Fund!
JALANDHAR – The case of seven-month-old Samridhi Verma, who is suffering from extra hepatic biliary artesia (EBA)—one of the rarest child diseases in the world—has reached the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Taking cognisance of The Tribune report published on September 1, Rajya Sabha member from Hoshiarpur Avinash Rai [...]
MANSA – A nurse working at the Safdarjang Hospital in Delhi was allegedly gangraped in Budhlada, Punjab. The 33-year-old victim told the police that she arrived at Budhlada on September 7 to meet Rama Kaur who had been hospitalised. She said she had met Rama in Delhi earlier.
The victim claimed that Balwinder Singh, who had [...]
ABOHAR – Sita Ram Nayak (34), who had provided shelter to a newlywed couple, was killed in Suratgarh, Sriganganagar last night. The couple had had an inter-caste marriage. The police arrested four persons.
The accused have been identified as Vipan Swami, his father Bhanwer Lal Swami, Daulat Ram and Mangi Lal Bishnoi.
Swami’s family had objected to [...]
JALANDHAR – A decade after a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) couple of Mehrumpur village, Nawanshahr, gifted plots to needy villagers in the presence of then Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and other senior leaders, the duo have sold the them to someone else. These allegations were levelled by “beneficiaries”, who have now filed a complaint [...]
CHANDIGARH – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) claimed that the INLD-SAD alliance would form the next government in Haryana and that the SAD’s fight was with the Congress and not the BJP.
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, speaking after the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected Talwandi Sabo MLA, Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, said the [...]
AMRITSAR – Despite orders from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the district administration yet again failed to hand over the possession of disputed Dhuna Sahib (Sanctum Santorum) of ancient Ram Tirath Temple to Mahant Baldev Giri.
Dhuna Sahib is at present in the possession of Mahant Malkeet Nath, who enjoys the support of the Valmiki [...]
CHANDIGARH – In yet another twist to the controversy shrouding Punjabi folk singer Jyoti Nooran’s age, the ossification test has revealed that she is 17 but has not ruled out the possibility of variation of up to two years.
Taking the report on record, Justice TPS Maan has fixed the case for September 18 for arguments. [...]
KHAMANO – A resident of Barwali Kalan village allegedly committed suicide after killing his wife and a minor son. The deceased have been identified as Daljit Singh (27), his wife Rajdeep Kaur (25) and three-year-old son Harmehtab Singh.
The Khamano police have recovered a suicide note wherein the accused had held himself responsible for the deaths. [...]