Khaira provides monetary help to suicide effected farmer families

DW BUREAU / Jalandhar Punjab Assembly Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Saturday provided monetary help to the families of farmers who have committed suicide because of farm debt. Addressing media persons here, Khaira said with the help of NRIs, seven families were given Rs 50,000 each as one time help and 20 families […]

Jang-e-Azadi memorial to be developed as tourist attraction: Navjot Sidhu

DW BUREAU / Jalandhar Punjab Tourism Minister NavjotSingh Sidhu today said the Jang-e-Azadi memorial, to be built at Kartarpur in the district here, would be developed as a major tourist attraction. Asserting that once completed, the memorial would be an “architectural marvel”, he said it had the potential to attract a number of tourists as […]

Punjab police averts major gang war by arresting 6 gangsters

DW BUREAU / Jalandhar Commissionerate police claimed to have averted a possible gang war between two groups of gangsters in the city following the arrest of six dreaded gangsters of Gursharan Singh Bhalu gang, including Bhalu. Police Commissioner Praveen Sinha and Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajinder Singh told media persons this afternoon that Bhalu gang […]

Over 10 L farmers benefited from crop loan waiver: Punjab CM

DW BUREAU / Jalandhar Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said the Punjab government had waived crop loans up to Rs 2 lakh of farmers and this had benefited more than 10 lakh tillers in the state. “The decision will benefit marginal and big farmers. Moreover, the government has repealed Section 67 A of the […]

RSS, BJP supports Amarinders demand to let blacklisted Sikhs visit India

DW BUREAU / Jalandhar The RSS and the BJP have supported Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s demand to let the blacklisted Sikhs visit the country and join the mainstream, saying it would be a welcome step. “There are people who have been blacklisted (for being involved in Khalistan movement) and living abroad. If they want […]

Nine killed, 21 injured in separate highway collisions in Punjab

DW BUREAU / Jalandhar Nine persons were killed while 21 others sustained injuries in two separate highway collisions reported here on Sunday. Police said that in the first incident four persons died while ten others were injured when a truck collided with a Punjab Roadways bus at Rampura Phool-Barnala highway in Bathinda this morning.The bus […]