Ridiculing the demand by the opposition to impose the President's Rule in Punjab, revenue and public relations minister Bikram Majithia on Friday urged the President to install a caretaker government at the Centre.
The city police have registered a case against Ashok Kumar, an employee of the Food Corporation of India (FCI), for cheating and forgery on the complaint of the senior FCI officials seven months after a cheque book was allegedly stolen from the FCI office at Faridkot.
In a revenge attack, six members of a farmer’s family were set afire at their house in Jattawali village of Ferozepur district in the wee hours of Thursday. Three of them - an elderly woman and her two minor granddaughters – died, while the others were injured.
In a bizarre reply under the Right To Information (RTI) Act, officials of the zila parishad had asked an RTI applicant, Hardev Singh, a resident of Dhingar village, to collect information from his village sarpanch personally.
A 62-year-old farmer was killed on Wednesday after two groups clashed over a dispute regarding a common way, which goes to fields at Kotla Mehar Singh Wala village, under the jurisdiction of Baghapurana police station. The police have booked five farmers, including two unidentified people, in this connection.
Even as the state government has recently started giving 40% subsidy on solar power connections to farmers to irrigate their fields, it is yet to provide power connections to farmers who had paid necessary amount to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) months ago.
Members of Feed Foundation, an NGO, along with parents of the students of Ryan International School, Dugri, submitted a memorandum to deputy commissioner (DC) Rahul Tewari on Tuesday, requesting him to resolve the matters between the school and parents.
Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar has said the Punjab government was not concerned about children who are painfully waiting for release of their mothers arrested for seeking salary due for the past 13 months during a peaceful protest at Bathinda on May 1.
While the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has been testing waters for it new leadership in Gidderbaha, the latter falls in the list of exceptional constituencies across the state where no candidate has been elected unopposed during the nomination round for the zila parishad and block samiti elections.
While the session in government schools starting from April 1, students in some classes are yet to get certain books, including core subjects such as maths, science, English and Punjabi. The books are provided free of cost to all students from Classes 6 to 8 and those from Scheduled Caste in Classes 9 and 10.
A man has been booked for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl on Sunday night. Moga city south SHO Harinder Singh said 24-year-old Mangat Singh of Sadhanwali Basti was booked for allegedly raping the girl.
Residents of Ramdittewala village under the Mansa municipal council have been facing problems because of the dumping of the untreated sewage water on seven acres of land at the village.
The SAD and the BJP, alliance partners in the state, are contesting three seats against each other in the block samiti polls.
The Shiromani Akali Dal might be putting all responsibility on the shoulders of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) regarding the row over Operation Bluestar memorial dedicated to Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale, but it seems Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is only looking forward to Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to find a solution to save the peaceful atmosphere of the state.
Though the district Congress is yet to file a police complaint after rejection of nomination papers of six candidates and alleged wrongful withdrawal of four candidates, the CPI candidates have demanded investigation into the alleged irregularities and have filed a complaint regarding the withdrawal of nominations of its candidates for zila parishad and block samiti polls.