In a bid to stay afloat, cash-strapped Amritsar municipal corporation has not only started tightening its belt by cutting down on unwarranted expenses but is also looking forward to auction its properties lying unused this month to raise much-needed funds.
A 67-year-old widow Kashmir Kaur on Friday appealed for chief minister Parkash Singh Badal's intervention to ensure the arrest of the alleged murderers of her 23-year-old son Gurpreet Singh.
Farmers continued to protest outside the deputy commissioner office here on the second consecutive day on Friday on the issue of release of their colleagues arrested in connection with the death of an ASI at Jeobala village.
Revenue and public relations minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Thursday said that the Punjab Congress leadership should tender an apology to the people of the state for their "proven connivance in continuous step- motherly treatment" meted out by the Congress-led UPA government during the last 10 years
The Punjab government has ordered a judicial probe into the alleged "murder" of a Punjab Police assistant sub- inspector (ASI) near Geobala village in March this year.
In a development that puts a question mark over the much-hyped midday meal scheme of the state government, more than 3,000 students of 38 government and aided primary schools of Batala have not been provided with midday meals for the last 15 days.
A year after he appeared before the Akal Takht and underwent religious punishment (tankhah) for attending a congregation of Dera Sacha Sauda, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member Navtej Singh Kauni was again spotted at a dera congregation on Thursday, ahead of the zila parishad and block samiti elections.
Senior Congress leader Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa on Wednesday called upon the people of Punjab to hand out a "crushing defeat" to the SAD-BJP combine in the May 19 zila parishad and block samiti elections.
Punjab Congress' SC cell convener Joginder Singh Chhina on Wednesday expressed concern over the gang rape of a 17-year-old Dalit girl in Kaithal in Haryana and urged chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to take effective steps to ensure safety of the downtrodden living in his state.
With the state government giving its go-ahead to mining on 63 sites of less than five hectares and indicating the opening of more quarries for the extraction of minor minerals, both crusher owners and local residents desirous of constructing houses are feeling relieved.
Nine persons owing allegiance to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) sustained injuries following a clash between two groups in Mianawala village near Khem Karan on Wednesday.
With the promise to turn Patti assembly constituency into a 'model of development', food and civil supplies minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon is moving from village-to-village, canvassing for the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidates in the zila parishad and block samiti elections slated for May 19.
The District Congress Committee (DCC) led by its president Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Tuesday staged a sit-in outside the office of the deputy commissioner-cum-district electoral officer to protest against the alleged highhandedness of the ruling party leaders and workers during the zila parishad and block samiti elections in the district.
With Lok Sabha election slated to be held in 2014, former union minister and cine star Vinod Khanna and as well as BJP national executive member Swarn Salaria are eyeing the party ticket from Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency.
Dera Baba Nanak MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa of the Congress on Monday alleged that ruling party supporters were attacking workers of his party in his assembly constituency and police were acting a mute spectator under the influence of former minister Sucha Singh Langah.