Though the district Congress is yet to file a police complaint after rejection of nomination papers of six candidates and alleged wrongful withdrawal of four candidates, the CPI candidates have demanded investigation into the alleged irregularities and have filed a complaint regarding the withdrawal of nominations of its candidates for zila parishad and block samiti polls.
A large number of protesting members of the Special Trainer Teacher Union (STTU) were detained on Sunday and released later as they wanted to hold a protest in front of education minister Sikander Singh Maluka's house.
People of Bathinda and Rampura Phul, who have been in the forefront of the movement to donate blood, are not happy over the Rs 700 increase in price of per unit blood for patients in private hospitals. Blood donors from the region have demanded the resignation of the health minister over the issue.
Guru Har Sahai MLA Rana Gurmit Sodhi on Saturday said he would move the court in the case of assault on him and his PA as the special investigating team (SIT) headed by the SSP had found the charges baseless.
Dilraj Singh Sandhewalia, the election observer for Faridkot district, was on Saturday replaced by Harkesh Singh Sidhu. This was done on the orders of the state election commission. Sandhewalia, a PCS officer, is the joint commissioner of the SAS Nagar municipal corporation.
Kuljinder Singh Sidhu and Dinesh Sood, director and producer of film 'Sadda Haq' are close friends and once roommates who come from Sikh and Hindu families, respectively, but they had never thought that the film they were going to make would face the allegations of hurting communal harmony.
The police have stepped up night vigil after some incidents of crime were reported in the late evening hours in the past one week in Bathinda. In last four days, 31 police personnel have been suspended for negligence in performing their duty at night.
The Punjab Child Rights Commission (PCRC) was reportedly stopped from exercising its authority during a surprise visit by one its member Jaswinder Singh to Saint Joseph School on Friday. High drama prevailed at the school after PCRC member Jaswinder Singh made a surprise visit along with district education officers Harkanwaljit Kaur (senior secondary) and Amarjit Kaur (elementary).
Demanding the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) in all states of the country where Sikhs were killed in November 1984, the Hondh Chillar Taalmel Committee of Sikhs has questioned the Sikh leaders for demanding a SIT only in Delhi.
Former Faridkot MLA and state Congress general secretary Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon, also the halqa in-charge of Kotkapura, and Jaitu Congress MLA Joginder Singh on Thursday alleged that the nomination papers of eight block samiti Congress candidates had been rejected on frivolous grounds from Kotkapura block.
The residents of Kokri Kalan and eight other villages staged a protest outside the district administration complex here on Thursday and opposed the state government's move to declare their villages a nagar panchayat.
Congress MLA from Gidderbaha Amarinder Singh Raja Warring has demanded that the district administration cancel the nomination papers of the Shiromani Akali Dal candidate from the Guri Sangar block samiti seat for allegedly violating the norms.
Watching her father, who is into politics since her childhood, 23-year-old Harsimranjit Kaur of Pathrala village has filed her nomination papers for the zila parishad elections as a Congress candidate from Pakka Kalan zone of this district.
The total procurement of wheat in Faridkot distict has fallen allegedly due to the decline in the per-acre yield in comparison to the last year when the farmers were able to get a bumper yield owing to favourable weather.
Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) would not have nabbed the kin of union minister Pawan Bansal had they a clue about their links to the railway minister.