Jagmail Singh of Changaliwala village near Lehra, 55km from Sangrur, was allegedly picked up by two men from a panchs house on November 7, said Moonaks deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Buta Singh.
According to the government officials, there have been 24,886 instances of punitive actions against defiant farmers this harvest season -- this is around half of the total stubble burning incidents reported.
794 cases recorded on Monday, 2,145 a day before despite arrests of hundreds of farmers and initiation of punitive action against those not falling in line; process to give financial assistance to those not burning straw also in progress
Punjabs chief agriculture officer Dr Baldev Singh said that a team of senior officials from Prime Ministers Office (PMO) would visit the state, probably by end of this week, to study the impact of in-situ management of paddy.
A kirtan jatha of three peopleMohammad Hussain, his son Mohammad Sarfraz and his brother Naeem Tahirhave been invitated by the SGPC, Amritsar to be part of Guru Nanaks birth anniversary celebrations in India.
Post-Diwali, a sudden spike in stubble burning has raised questions on the efficacy of a raft of steps taken by the Punjab government to curb the menace. As many as 17,672 farm fires almost 80% of this season so far have been recorded in last week.
Namdhari Sampardai Bhaini Sahib organised a special nagar kirtan, led by sect head Satguru Uday Singh, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. More than 30,000 devotees took part in the procession which was welcomed by local MLA Navtej Singh Cheema among others.
The claim by Harsimrat Kaur, a leader of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), a partner in the Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, comes a day after the Centre shared with Pakistan a list of 575 pilgrims that doesnt have Naidus name on it.
Of the three seats it won, the Congress had the biggest victory margin in Phagwara where its candidate Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, a retired IAS officer, trounced Rajesh Bagha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by 26,116 votes.
The proposal has been mooted in a meeting of the top brass of security agencies in New Delhi, following the continued incidents of drone appearances, including the air-dropping of arms by Pakistan-based terror outfits in the border state.
The order was passed by high court bench of chief justice RS Jha and justice Rajiv Sharma during resumed hearing of a 2017 suo motu plea initiated by the high court in view of rising pollution due to bursting of firecrackers.
Officials said online registration of devotees visiting the historic gurdwara in Pakistan could not be started as India and Pakistan have not yet agreed upon on a number of issues, including Islamabads insistence of charging $20 from each pilgrim
The investigation of the SIT headed by DIG Ranbir Singh Khatra has revealed that Dera Sirsa followersGurtej Kala and Amrik Singh were supervisors of the workshop where the car used in the bombing was painted
The axing of trees had become a major issue last year after a city-based non governmental organisation approached the NGT and requested to put the construction work of Ferozepur Road-Samrala Chowk elevated road project on hold in order to save the green cover.