Unscheduled power cuts that stretch for hours have affected normal life in this agriculture-dominated district, where the day temperature is about 45 degrees Celsius and monsoon is deficient.
The student organisation of Punjabi University on Friday protested against the fee increase in different on-campus and constituent-college courses.
Avtar Singh, 50, security guard of the local Third Eye security agency was murdered on Thursday night here outside its office.
The maiden general budge of the BJP-NDA government at the Centre, which had a lot of expectations from the state, brought no good news for the steel industries in Mandi Gobindgarh district.
The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), which had in May declared Punjab ‘power surplus’, has announced to impose load shedding, citing under-performance of private power plants.
A controversy was brewing when the medical, paramedical and other staff in the Civil Hospital were up in arms against Senior Medical Officer (SMO) as they alleged that SMO has allegedly misbehaved with almost all the staff members of the hospital.
A temple priest in Nabha committed suicide after seriously injuring his wife, with whom he had a fight, and two-year-old daughter on Thursday. The deceased identified as Narinder Das, who was working as a priest at a temple in Nabha, severally injured his wife and cut the veins of his daughter.
A 50-year-old security guard of the city-based security agency,Third Eye, was murdered here on Thursday night.
The ongoing trial of the infamous Badshahpur rape case took a new turn with the deceased 18-year-old rape victim's brother-in-law Gursharan Singh Maran deviated from his original statement recorded in the FIR.
To avoid any political onslaught during the Lok Sabha polls earlier and the coming assembly session now, the SAD-BJP government has still not replied to the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) on tariff revision for the fiscal 2014-15.
A loss of nearly 20 crore was estimated to the state and central governments by the industrialists following the shutting down of 400 industrial units on Tuesday, as part of a two-strike day that ended on Tuesday.
The Modi government’s maiden railway budget gave Patiala residents no reason to cheer as the district got no share in the 58 new trains announced by union railway minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday.
Punjab State Women Commission chairperson Paramjit Kaur Landran on Wednesday held a meeting at the Women and Child Welfare Department here and said that cases of domestic violence should be given priority as the Punjab government was keen on curbing violence against women.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday began working on the Parampreet Kaur murder case, in which former mayor Jaspal Singh Pardhan was an accused as “father-in-law”, a charge and the relation he denies.
In a first in the state, the Punjabi University has started a four-year distance learning B.Sc agriculture course which will start this academic session.