The residents of Kokri Kalan and eight other villages staged a protest outside the district administration complex here on Thursday and opposed the state government's move to declare their villages a nagar panchayat.
Congress MLA from Gidderbaha Amarinder Singh Raja Warring has demanded that the district administration cancel the nomination papers of the Shiromani Akali Dal candidate from the Guri Sangar block samiti seat for allegedly violating the norms.
Watching her father, who is into politics since her childhood, 23-year-old Harsimranjit Kaur of Pathrala village has filed her nomination papers for the zila parishad elections as a Congress candidate from Pakka Kalan zone of this district.
The total procurement of wheat in Faridkot distict has fallen allegedly due to the decline in the per-acre yield in comparison to the last year when the farmers were able to get a bumper yield owing to favourable weather.
Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) would not have nabbed the kin of union minister Pawan Bansal had they a clue about their links to the railway minister.
A 25-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at a medical store at Nihal Singh Wala near here on Tuesday. Balour Singh hailed from Bhadaur village in Barnala district.
The process of filing nominations for the elections to 10 zones of zila parishad and 50 zones for block samitis was completed on Tuesday. A total of 44 nominations for 10 seats of zila parishad besides 121 nominations for Faridkot block and 102 for Kotkapura block for the block samiti polls have been filed.
Six Mansa policemen have been suspended and a case registered against them after a jail inmate, who was admitted to the local civil hospital since Saturday, fled from the bathroom of the hospital on Monday.
Dalit Human Rights Organisation for Justice (DHROJ) activist Ashok Mahindra has accused the respective governments in the state of mishandling of funds sent by the Centre for the welfare of the scheduled castes.
Employees of the forest department were allegedly manhandled by the "land mafia" at Langeana village near Makhu in this district on Monday.
Diversification has been a burning issue in Punjab to save the alarmingly declining sub-soil water, but it seems not much is being done towards this. Cotton can be promoted in the cotton belt, but the government is not providing subsidised seeds for it.
Protesting against the state government demanding the release of their salaries for the past 13 months, teachers from across the state gathered here on Sunday to stage a protest, but were detained before they could reach the venue.
Divya Dhillon of Gidderbaha has bagged the 68th rank in the civil services examination the result of which was declared recently. It was her third attempt.
A man, who did not want to return a loan of Rs. two lakh, staged an abduction drama of his sister, SSP Surjit Singh Grewal said on Sunday. Dharamkot police had registered a case of abduction on the complaint of Mohammad Sharif, resident of Gujar Boparai district, Jalandhar.
Former Faridkot MLA Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon on Saturday alleged that Kotkapura MLA and chief parliamentary secretary Mantar Singh Brar had got the vote of his younger brother made in Kotkapura (rural) by getting it removed from his native village Sandhwan with a view to enabling him to contest the zila parishad elections from Wara Daraka zone.