House collapses in Punjab, 8 members of family killed

Eight members of a family were killed and one was seriously injured after the roof of their house collapsed due to rains at Dhalla village near here, police said on Saturday.

Batala firing incident: Family accuses police of inaction

A large number of villagers and family members of those killed in firing yesterday over a land dispute, on Saturday held a protest outside a hospital here against the police for their alleged failure in taking action against accused.

Protesters block national highway in Punjab over dowry death

Locals along with family members of a woman, who died allegedly in a dowry case, on Tuesday blocked a national highway for more than four hours protesting against the laxity of local police in the matter.

Engineering student confined, raped repeatedly in Punjab

A 22-year-old engineering student was allegedly abducted, confined and raped repeatedly by a young trader known to her, police said on Saturday.

Army orders inquiry into jawan-officer face-off in Punjab

Yet another case of indiscipline has hit the Army with a Colonel of the National Cadet Corps being allegedly assaulted by jawans in Batala in Punjab following which a court of inquiry (COI) has been ordered into the matter.

BJP leader`s son injured in firing

Son of a former BJP councillor, was seriously injured when an unidentified man allegedly fired at him over a car parking dispute near bus stand here on Saturday, police said.

Two injured in firing over parking space

Two youths were seriously injured when an unidentified man allegedly opened fire at them over a parking dispute near bus stand here on Saturday, police said.

Three youths killed in road mishap

Three youths were killed as their motorcycle collided head-on with a stationary truck in Sekhupur area in the district, police said on Saturday.

7 kg heroin recovered in Gurdaspur sector: BSF

The Border Security Force on Monday recovered 7 kg of heroin from Gurdaspur sector early Monday morning.

Police arrest couple involved in 13-year-old girl`s rape

Police on Tuesday arrested the couple involved in the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl in Bauli Inderjit locality.

Minor raped by married man in Batala

A minor girl was allegedly raped by a married person in his house at Bauli Inderjit locality here, police said Monday.

Compensation given to gastroenteritis victims in Punjab

Compensation of Rs One lakh each was on Saturday given to families of the deceased who died of gastroenteritis.

Youth murdered in Batala

One person was allegedly killed and another injured over personal enmity at Marar village near Batala.

Paramours commit suicide by consuming poison

A man and a woman, who were in a
relationship before the marriage of one of them, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at Dogar village at separate places, police said.

Bandh in Batala after Valmiki`s picture allegedly damaged

Normal life in this town was
hit as a shutdown was enforced in response to a call given by
city Valmiki sabha in protest against alleged damaging of a
board, carrying the picture of God Valmiki.

Batala peaceful, night curfew also lifted

No untoward incident was reported
as calm returned to the town, which recently witnessed clashes
over publication of a picture of Jesus Christ, prompting the
district administration to lift the night curfew also.

Batala quiet, no day curfew from on Tuesday

Curfew, clamped on the town after violence over publication of a picture of Jesus Christ, was relaxed for over an hour during which no untoward incident was reported.

Situation in Batala tense but under control

A few shops were vandalised on Sunday during one-hour relaxation of curfew in the town, which witnessed violence over publication of a picture of Jesus
Christ in an allegedly objectionable manner.

Curfew remains in force in Batala

Curfew remained in force here on Sunday, a day after two communities clashed and indulged in vandalising public property over publication of a picture of Jesus Christ allegedly in an objectionable manner.