Wanted for the April 18 murder of his girlfriend's husband and mother-in-law in Sonepat, and 24 hours after he stabbed a Chandigarh police inspector to death, dismissed UT constable Basant Singh, alias Bunty, 26, was arrested by the Haryana police from a hotel in Paharganj area of New Delhi in the wee hours of Sunday.
With Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa visiting the US and former state Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh away from Patiala, new alignments have started taking place in the Punjab Congress as senior party leaders Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Lal Singh and Brahm Mohindra held a closed-door meeting here on Sunday.
The government's U-turn doctors' mass transfer started from chief minister Parkash Singh Badal's own village. The transfer orders of the three doctors shifted out of the community health centre located in Badal village in Muktsar district were the first to be cancelled. Vishav Bharti
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), junior partner of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab's ruling combine, may have won 19 of the 23 seats it contested in the 117-strong assembly last year, but the Lok Sabha elections due in 2014 look set to be a tough battle for the saffron brigade in the agrarian state. Gurpreet Singh Nibber
Buckling under the pressure of protesting doctors, the Punjab health department on Sunday sent an invitation to their association to come for negotiations. However, the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Association has not taken any decision yet and the Monday-Tuesday strike looks to be on schedule.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's upcoming visit has Kashmir agog with speculation of fresh initiatives to address the Kashmir problem and likelihood of the PM reaching out to the alienated population.
Congress candidate Pratibha Singh possesses no agriculture land, but commercial land worth Rs. 30 lakh in the form of a building and has invested Rs. 50 lakh on the land by way of development or construction and its current value is Rs. 80 lakh.
Panjab University committee members who were allegedly misbehaved with by the principal of a Ludhiana college on May 27 have been sent a legal notice. Guru Nanak Girls College (GNGC), Ludhiana, has in the legal notice asked the committee members to withdraw their complaint against the college principal and warned of taking further action if they didn't do so.
Paramjit Singh Sarna and his brother Harinder Singh Sarna of Shiromani Akali Dal, Delhi, have opposed the construction of a memorial dedicated to the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots on the premises of at Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib Complex near Parliament House in New Delhi, saying that the memorial is not acceptable on the gurdwara premises, and thus should be built somewhere else.
While women throughout Himachal Pradesh are up in arms over liquor vends mushrooming in their villages, a women’s organisation in Nerti village, 25 km from here, has defied the trend.
Amid extensive electioneering in the district, a candidate of a social organisation and a social activist have registered complaints of gross violation of provisions of the model code of conduct against the Congress and BJP leaders in Mandi on Saturday.
A minor Dalit girl was allegedly raped by a youth at Kheri Kalan village, 15 km from Dhuri, in Sangrur district of Punjab on Saturday. HT
Nearly 70,000 wheat bags are missing from an open PUNGRAIN godown at Jhikka road in Banga sub-division. Each bag contained around 50 kg wheat. Considering the large number of bags, sources said the siphoning off the bags would have begun six-seven months ago.
Earlier trying to be firm on the issue of doctors' transfers in public interest, the Punjab government has taken a U-turn on the issue. Health minister Madan Mohan Mittal has started rolling back the transfer of specialist doctors in some cases.Vishav Bharti
With the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) management failing to augment power generation in the state in the past six years, power engineers have accused the management of playing into the hands of private companies.