Abohar: Two bodies were recovered from the Indira Gandhi canal in Hanumangarh on Wednesday. Surjit Saharan of Topria and Ritu Jat of Lalpura village reportedly jumped into the canal on Monday. OC The Tribune
AMRITSAR: Fireworks display and the newly-installed LED lighting marked the celebrations of "Bandi Chhor Diwas" and Diwali as thousands of devotees flocked to the Golden Temple complex here on Thursday.
SHAHKOT: The Shahkot police have arrested a drug peddler on charge of selling intoxicant tablets. Investigating Officer Balwindar Singh said that110 intoxicant tablets were recovered from possession of the accused identified as Krishan Lal alias Soni a resident of Aidalpur village. A case under sections 22/61/85 of the NDPS Act have been registered against the accused.
NURMAHAL: The Bilga police on Wednesday arrested one person for selling illegal liquor.
CHANDIGARH: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers celebrated Diwali on Thursday along the border out posts of Punjab's international border with Pakistan.
Fatehgarh Sahib: With the efforts of Fatehgarh Sahib MLA Kuljeet Singh Nagra, Swarn Singh Jalkheri was unanimously elected as the Sirhind Block Samiti chairman and Gurjeet Kaur Badoshi as the vice-chairman at a meeting on Wednesday. SDM Amrinder Singh Tiwana, 15 members of the samiti and the MLA attended the meeting. Nagra said the villages falling in the Block Samiti would be developed without any discrimination. OC The Tribune
NURMAHAL: Encroachments on space meant for pedestrians by vendors and shopkeepers had become a routine in Nurmahal town as the nagar council authorities have failed to act against the violators.
Our Correspondent Abohar, October 18 A woman of Moga was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her in-laws’ house in Sriganganagar on Tuesday evening. She has been identified as Ritu Bala (33) of Bagha Purana in Moga. Her parents alleged that she was being harassed for dowry. DSP Tulsi Dass Purohit said a case had been registered against the victim’s husband Varun Garg, his brother Tarun and mother Veena on the complaint of Ritu’s parents. The Tribune
Abohar, October 18 A 17-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped and forced to consume pesticide on October 7 at a village near Hanumangarh, died at a Bikaner hospital on Tuesday. Investigation officer Vishnu Khatri said the girl along with accused Satnam Singh was found lying in a field in semi-conscious condition on October 8 at Chak 2SGK village. Both were shifted to the civil hospital at Hanumangarh. Later, doctors referred her to Bikaner. The condition of the accused is also stated to be critical. The victim had earlier alleged that on October 7, Satnam Singh and Sardul Singh forcibly entered into her house and took her to the nearby fields at gun point where Satnam raped her. Later, he forced her to consume pesticide and also consumed the same. — OC The Tribune
NAKODAR: Nearly 18 years after the Waqf Act came into effect, Indian Muslims are still unaware of the extent of their property and how much is under encroachment. Now Punjab Waqf board has put the total number of properties 24540.