• Harinder Singh Khalsa, Aam Aadmi Party MP from Fatehgarh Sahib. HT Photo
    Aug 30, 2015 08:49 IST

    Kejriwal sold AAP’s interest to Akalis, says Harinder Singh Khalsa

    After being suspended by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Fatehgarh Sahib MP Harinder Singh Khalsa said he’d now tell Punjab’s people that (party’s national convener) “Arvind Kejriwal has sold the party’s interest in the state to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)”. Talking to HT, he said that the action against Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi and him was designed to spoil the AAP’s chances of winning the Punjab elections in 2017.

  • Arvind Kejriwal
    Aug 30, 2015 00:05 IST

    Kejriwal running party like a dictator, says suspended MP Gandhi

    Launching a frontal attack on party supremo Arvind Kejriwal, AAP's Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi says he has not breached any discipline or worked against the party. He says Kejriwal and his coterie are working against the party, especially in Punjab, adding that Punjabis want an AAP government in the state, but Kejriwal doesn't want it. He terms Kejriwal as a dictator. Excerpts from the interview

  • Bomb squad
    Aug 29, 2015 21:16 IST

    246 people died in one and half years on railway tracks in Patiala

    In the past one and half years, 246 people have lost their lives on railway tracks in the district. People lost their lives in accidents after being crushed under trains on the rail tracks. Moreover, people also committed suicide on the tracks.

  • Aug 29, 2015 19:08 IST

    AAP suspends Dharamvira Gandhi, Harinder Singh Khalsa

    AAP suspends Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi and Fatehgarh Sahib MP Harinder Singh Khalsa for anti-party activities

  • Jagdish Singh Bhola in district courts in SAS Nagar. Gurminder Singh/HT
    Aug 28, 2015 21:58 IST

    Mumbai police take Jagdish Bhola back to Mumbai

    The Mumbai police personnel took drug lord Jagdish Bhola back to Mumbai by boarding a train from the Patiala railway station on Saturday. Bhola was produced at the local court on Friday in a hearing on the multi-crore drug racket case, which is being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

  • Nirbheek
    Aug 28, 2015 20:37 IST

    Malerkotla shootout case: Sangrur SSP suspends nine cops

    In a big relief to Sangrur police, Dayanand Medical College (DMC), Ludhiana, has certified that two brothers Satwinder Kumar and Sunil Kumar, residents of Sherpur village, who were injured in a shootout at Malerkotla on August 18, had not received any bullet injuries. According to the DMC report, the injuries on them were caused by glass splinters. The two were admitted to DMC, following the incident.

  • A policeman manages traffic in Dehradun. (HT Photo)
    Aug 27, 2015 22:04 IST

    Traffic signal maintenance contract awaits renewal for three months

    Patiala Municipal Corporation's (MC) failure to renew the contract for maintenance of traffic signals in last three months is not only creating problems for the commuters, but also for the traffic cops.

  • Dead girl
    Aug 26, 2015 22:09 IST

    Man kills self after shooting dead his son, granddaughter

    In a shocking incident, a 55-year-old man committed suicide by consuming poison after shooting down his son and two-year-old granddaughter with a revolver at Pritam Park locality, here on Wednesday afternoon

  • Varun Roojam
    Aug 26, 2015 21:01 IST

    39 cows die under mysterious circumstances in shed run by MC

    Tension prevailed in the city after 39 cows were found dead under the mysterious circumstances in a cowshed run by the municipal corporation, on Tuesday night.

  • Farmers inspecting the wheat crop after rain at village Mehmadpur in Patiala. Bharat Bhushan/HT
    Aug 25, 2015 23:35 IST

    Farmer suicides: No relief despite altered compensation policy

    About 1,136 farmers killed themselves in nine years since 2000 in the district, officials said on Tuesday, after being unable to pay debts owing to loss of crop.

  • gurdaspur
    Aug 25, 2015 23:31 IST

    Malerkotla shooting: Victim accuses cops of inaction

    The echo of police firing on two unarmed men at Malerkotla on August 18 refuses to fade into silence.

  • onions
    Aug 25, 2015 11:54 IST

    Onion tears into home budgets in Punjab, sparks protests

    Over the past month, retail prices of onion have shot up almost three times from Rs 30 a kg in the last week of July to Rs 8085 per kg on Monday in Punjab and Haryana. Wholesale prices of onions has also trebled over the same period across the state, sparking protests.

  • A heavy rush outside the office of the returning officer, Guruharsahai, in Ferozepur on Friday. HT Photo
    Aug 24, 2015 22:32 IST

    Kin of farmers who ended life start 5-day stir in 12 districts

    For the second year running, families of farmers who committed suicide have launched a five-day protest outside the offices of the deputy commissioners in 12 districts in the state, mostly in the Malwa region to press the government to award them the lawful compensation that is their due waive their loans as well.

  • Harinder Singh Khalsa and Dharamvira Gandhi
    Aug 24, 2015 22:30 IST

    Punjab Aam Aadmi Party heading for split as two MPs off to rebel rally

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is headed for a split in Punjab, as two of its four MPs, Harinder Singh Khalsa and Dr Dharamvira Gandhi, are going to skip its Rakhar Puniya conference at Baba Bakala for a volunteer meet organised by sacked Amritsar leader Dr Daljit Singh.

  • A vendor weighs onions at a vegetable market in Mumbai
    Aug 24, 2015 22:14 IST

    3-fold hike in onion prices in a month hitting household budgets

    Over the past month, retail prices of onion have shot up almost three times from `30 a kg in the last week of July to `80-85 per kg on Monday in the city. Wholesale prices of onions has also trebled over the same period across the state.