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.
The British politician campaigning on behalf of an Indian-origin girl whose organs were removed at a hospital in Patiala on Sunday expressed shock and outrage that the organs were yet to be returned to the girl's parents, more than 45 days after her sudden death. Dipankar De Sarkar
Supreme Court judge justice P Sathasivam on Sunday said the cases of crime against children and women were being handled on priority basis.
Reacting to the shooting incidents during the zila parishad and block samiti elections, state Congress president Pratap Singh Bajwa on Sunday accused rival counterpart Sukhbir Singh Badal of promoting "gun culture" in Punjab.
Girls once again outperformed the boys in this year's Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) Class 10 examinations, the results of which were declared on Sunday. Of the total 32 students, who made it to the merit list for top 10 positions, 23 are girls.
Proving yet again that visual impairment need not mar their academic ability, students of Class 12 from the Institute for the Blind in Chandigarh's Sector 26 have secured high marks in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) results declared on Saturday.
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday granted a stay against the order of the Punjab State Information Commission dated March 12, vide which the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) was declared a public authority under the Right to Information Act.
Land revenue officials such as kanungos and patwaris can now sit idle, as their job to demarcate and evaluate land required for public-utility projects has been privatised. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has tied up with a private company, Tila Zanders, which even drafts the public notifications for imposing various Sections of the Land Acquisition Act and negotiates with farmers to assist the authority in case of dispute over assessment or compensation.
Following a row over empanelment of undeserving hospitals, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has constituted a committee with experts from Tata Memorial Cancer Institute, Mumbai, to inspect the remaining 17 hospitals empanelled under the Mukh Mantri Punjab Cancer Rahat Kosh Scheme (MMPCRKS). The committee will inspect the empanelled hospitals at regular intervals.