Nine persons owing allegiance to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) sustained injuries following a clash between two groups in Mianawala village near Khem Karan on Wednesday.
With the promise to turn Patti assembly constituency into a 'model of development', food and civil supplies minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon is moving from village-to-village, canvassing for the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidates in the zila parishad and block samiti elections slated for May 19.
The District Congress Committee (DCC) led by its president Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Tuesday staged a sit-in outside the office of the deputy commissioner-cum-district electoral officer to protest against the alleged highhandedness of the ruling party leaders and workers during the zila parishad and block samiti elections in the district.
With Lok Sabha election slated to be held in 2014, former union minister and cine star Vinod Khanna and as well as BJP national executive member Swarn Salaria are eyeing the party ticket from Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency.
Dera Baba Nanak MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa of the Congress on Monday alleged that ruling party supporters were attacking workers of his party in his assembly constituency and police were acting a mute spectator under the influence of former minister Sucha Singh Langah.
Activist of the Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) staged a protest in front of the office of Tarn Taran SSP on Monday to demand prompt police action regarding the murder of YC leader Sukhraj Singh in Patti recently.
The district police commissionerate on Monday appealed to those with licensed weapons to deposit their firearms with the nearest police stations or gun houses so as to ensure free and fair zila parishad and block samiti polls on May 19. In case of non-compliance, the authorities warned, the licences would be cancelled.
In the wake of recent death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani jail, family members of other Indians languising in jails abroad have become fearful of their safety. Family members of two such prisoners appeared before the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Tribes on Monday to seek justice for their loved ones.
Senior Punjab Congress leader Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa on Sunday flayed chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and warned him against resorting to "political terrorism". He also claimed that the SAD-BJP alliance government would have to face the people's wrath.
The Amritsar City Police have booked five persons including the parents-in-law, elder brother-in-law, elder sister-in-law and another person on charges of burning a woman on account of a property dispute in the family. The woman in question has reportedly sustained 60 percent burn injuries on her torso, but is said to be out of danger.
The young girl from Usma village in Tarn Taran district who along with her father was mercilessly beaten up by Punjab Police personnel on March 4 appeared before National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Tribes vice-chairman Dr Raj Kumar Verka on Sunday and complained about her security apparatus.
Cutting across party lines, central and state political leaders paid rich tributes to Sarabjit Singh at his 'bhog' in his ancestral Bhikhiwind town on Saturday. Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal termed the act "very cowardly" and said, "Sarabjit spend 23 dark years in a Pakistani jail.
The hard work put in by three young scholars from the holy city has ensured their success in the Union Public Service Commission's civil service exam-2012.
Breaking his silence in the Sukhraj Singh murder case, food and civil supplies minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon on Saturday categorically denied the Congress allegations that he was trying to shield the five accused as they were Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) supporters.
The Congress has decided to boycott elections to four zila parishad and 30 block samiti seats in Fatehgarh Churian assembly constituency due to "highhandedness" of the Akalis in getting the genuine nomination papers of opposition party's candidates from 14 block samitis rejected.