• Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal. HT
    Jul 31, 2015 15:35 IST

    Badal seeks central help to modernise Punjab Police

    A day after union home minister Rajnath Singh lauded the role of Punjab Police in neutralising the three Pakistani terrorists at Dinanagar, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal urged the Centre to provide financial assistance to help modernise the state’s police force.

  • Balwant Singh Rajoana, key accused in former Punjab CM Beant Singh's murder case. (HT Photo)
    Jul 31, 2015 12:28 IST

    After Yakub’s hanging, focus back on Beant Singh’s assassin Rajoana

    With the hanging of Yakub Memon on Thursday morning, the focus has once again shifted to Patiala Central Jail, where Balwant Singh Rajoana is facing death sentence for former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh’s assassination.

  • A view of Punjabi University
    Jul 30, 2015 23:10 IST

    3 varsities to receive Rs 10-lakh grant each for farmer suicide survey

    Three varsities in the state - Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, Punjabi University, Patiala, and Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, have each been granted Rs 10 lakh by the state government to carry out a state-level survey on farmer suicides. The varsities had been awaiting such funds since 2011.

  • police gym equipments Nabha Jail Patiala
    Jul 29, 2015 21:57 IST

    SSP takes stock of security arrangements at Nabha jail

    In the wake of the Dinanagar terrorist attack on Monday, the Patiala police are leaving no stone unturned to ensure security arrangements in and around district, with senior officers overseeing arrangements while deploying maximum security at the Nabha central jail.

  • Deputy commissioner Varun Roojam
    Jul 28, 2015 22:31 IST

    DC pulls up officials not attending plan panel meet

    Irked over indiscipline among officials, deputy commissioner Varun Roojam has sought explanation from heads of several public departments for skipping district planning committee meeting on Tuesday.

  • A farmer working in his fields as dark clouds loomed large over Bathinda on Tuesday. Sanjeev Kumar/HT
    Jul 27, 2015 21:51 IST

    Farmers’ body seeks reforms in agriculture sector

    A delegation of the Consortium of Indian Farmers Association (CIFA) has met Union parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu and apprised him of several issues concerning farmers’ fraternity and urged him to raise the demands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Parkash Singh Badal, chief minister, Punjab
    Jul 26, 2015 20:59 IST

    CM Parkash Singh Badal says forces against peace will never succeed

    Claiming that some forces inimical to the progress of the state were bent on disrupting its hard-earned peace, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has said that he would not allow theses forces to succeed till his last breath.

  • Bir Devinder Singh is former deputy speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha. HT Photo
    Jul 26, 2015 20:45 IST

    Union agriculture min requires psychiatric counselling: Bir Devinder

    Congress leader and former deputy speaker of Vidhan Sabha, Bir Devinder Singh, has crticised the statement of Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh where he had listed "failed love affairs, impotency and dowry" as some of the causes for suicides by farmers.

  • Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal arriving
    Jul 26, 2015 16:29 IST

    Pro-Khalistan slogans raised during Badal's function

    Activists of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD-Amritsar) On Sunday raised pro-Khalistan slogans during an address by Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, who cautioned against attempts to foment sectarian divide and fanaticism.

  • murder
    Jul 25, 2015 19:24 IST

    Jalandhar villager killed as truck falls into Patiala drain

    A man was killed and another injured when a Tata Mini truck fell into a drain from a bridge at Duggal village near Patran town of this district close to Friday midnight.

  • Electricity
    Jul 25, 2015 19:16 IST

    Government gears up for filling posts in PSPCL, PSERC

    A major reshuffle in the management of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is expected, as the process is on to select a Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) member and finalise three power corporation directors.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Jul 24, 2015 18:26 IST

    One arrested under NDPS Act

    Ranike police arrested one Chano of Samundgarh Channa village under sections 22/61/85 of the NDPS Act and recovered 1,050 tablets of Aldix-05 from his possession. Sub-inspector Anwar Ali said that during routine checking near Hasanpur village, Chano was arrested and a case has been registered at Dhuri Sadar police station.

  • Right to Information
    Jul 24, 2015 18:17 IST

    Sangrur: PMO delays information under RTI Act

    Right to Information (RTI) activist Kamal Anand has not yet received information on his RTI application, dated May 19, 2015, addressed to the central public information officer (CPIO), ministry of home affairs, seeking details of expenditure on Prime Ministers' foreign visits, who all accompanied them, as well as of their time-to-time domestic tours from 2004-2015.

  • Amarinder Singh-N
    Jul 23, 2015 20:49 IST

    Capt Amarinder asks Modi tough question on OROP

    Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi that if his government can provide Jammu and Kashmir with a special package of Rs 1 lakh crore, what prevents it from sparing Rs 9,100 crore for 'one rank, one pension' (OROP) for ex-servicemen?

  • A view of Punjabi University
    Jul 23, 2015 18:33 IST

    PU's EMRC declared nodal centre to produce electronic and digital educational content

    Punjabi University's Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC) has been declared as a "nodal centre" to produce electronic and digital educational content and will cover Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and their surrounding areas.