Punjab govt to end VIP culture in jails

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said his government will soon end the ‘VIP culture’ in state jails by converting ‘VIP cells’ there into administrative blocks. Mann made the announcement in a video message emphasising that jails...

Fire at Amritsar hospital, over 600 rescued

Amritsar: A major tragedy was averted at the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here after a massive fire broke out in two wards and the outpatient department (OPD). The staff and the attendants scrambled to save patients and there was no loss of life...

The Punjab government has notified the renaming of Nawanshahr railway station as Shaheed Bhagat Singh railway station in a befitting tribute to great martyr of India’s freedom struggle Bhagat Singh, an official spokesperson said.

 A special CBI court in Patiala awarded life imprisonment to seven retired cops - a superintendent of police, two inspectors, two sub-inspectors, an assistant sub-inspector, and one constable - and a serving inspector for killing four youths...



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