Union Health Minister JP Nadda will soon lay foundation stones of two cancer hospitals at Fazilka and Hoshiarpur in Punjab and has issued instructions to expedite the proceedings so the work on these projects could start soon.
Scores of youths from Punjab and Haryana could be stranded or held captive in Iraq, says the brother of a Punjabi youth taken hostage in Iraq by Sunni insurgents.
Paramjit Singh, younger brother of Kamaljit Singh, a youth from Hoshiarpur who has been abducted by the insurgents, said that conflicting reports about the whereabouts of the Indian hostages were causing concern to his family and families of other Punjabi youths who are missing.
Slamming Bhagwan Singh Chohan for placing a bounty of Rs 1 crore on yoga guru Baba Ramdev`s head, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said the BSP Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha candidate should be sent to a mental hospital for saying this.
Hoshiarpur district administration disallowed Ramdev to hold a press conference at Zila Parishad complex here on the ground that the premises belonged to Punjab government, leaving the yoga guru fuming.
A 70-year-old woman, who had suffered a heart attack, died at a hospital here allegedly as no doctor was present to treat her due to a function attended by a Union Minister on the premises, a charge refuted by the hospital authorities.