The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP coalition on Tuesday swept the zila parishad and block samiti elections in the Majha and Malwa belts of Punjab but faced resistance from the opposition Congress at the block level in Doaba.
Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala was on Tuesday granted interim bail for six weeks by the Delhi high court for undergoing pacemaker implant surgery at a hospital here.
The election commission on Tuesday announced the election schedule for the byelection to the Mandi parliamentary seat, which fell vacant after sitting member Virbhadra Singh was elected as chief minister in December last year. The notification will be formally issued on May 29.
Bickering in the Congress is visible as elections to the Karnal municipal corporation nears.
With a view to checking the increasing number of theft cases of Edusat equipment from government schools, Punjab director general school education (DGSE) Kahan Singh Pannu has asked the district education officers (secondary) to conduct inquiry into such theft cases.
Senior Congress leader Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa has alleged that the government machinery was misused by the ruling SAD-BJP alliance in the zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections in the district. He demanded a high-level probe into alleged irregularities that surfaced during the counting of votes on Tuesday.
A 26-year-old woman fractured her arm and suffered abrasions after she was sexually harassed, robbed of her purse, and then pushed out of a moving auto-rickshaw by two men here, police said on Tuesday.
In a candid statement reflecting his concerns over the increase in crime against women in the country, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said here that to move forward, the nation would have to respect its women.
Despite several incidents of violence across Punjab on the polling day on Sunday and bloodshed in the run-up to the zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections, the Punjab Police on Monday described as a "great achievement" the role played by 49,397 police personnel in ensuring "successful conduct" of the elections.
Five people, including a 5-year-old boy, were injured after attacked by wild bears in three different incidents in north-eastern district of Ganderbal, some 30 km from Srinagar.
Over 90 candidates on Monday filed their nominations for the municipal corporations elections slated for June 2.
With two worn-out charpoys, a few utensils and dirty sacks of clothes - all lying in the open - a protest site here bear the sign of a struggle losing steam.
Arya Samaj activists may have lifted the blockade from the Jhajjar-Rohtak road by calling off their agitation after Satlok Ashram was vacated by Rampal's supporters, but the move has come conditionally and cannot be considered a permanent solution to the problem.
With virtually no headway into investigations in much-hyped telephone tapping case, the state government now fears that recorded conversations in compact disks (CDs) lying with it could be “leaked” out if it hands them over to probing agency - anti-corruption and vigilance bureau.
Stray incidents of violence were reported as around 65% voters turned up for polling to the zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections in Punjab on Sunday. There was no bloodshed even as re-polling was ordered at eight election booths following clashes.