Giving a new angle to the triangular contest, two-time MLA from Dirba and sitting Congress in-charge of Amargarh segment Surjeet Dhiman has announced to contest the coming Lok Sabha election from Sangrur parliamentary seat, independently.
Having nearly 42 per cent hypersensitive and sensitive polling stations in the district, maintaining peace during the coming Lok Sabha polls, would be an uphill task for the district police.
Punjabi University teachers have alleged indifferent and step- motherly treatment by the state government following its failure to release 20 per cent pay arrears pertaining to pay revision carried out under the sixth pay commission of the University Grants Commission (UGC) till date.
In the backdrop of tension between members of the Neelkantheshwar Ram Mandir Sitasar Temple Committee and the Kamboj community in Sunam, the temple committee on Thursday submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner, seeking police security during a proposed kar seva likely to commence from March 31.
The PSEB Engineers' Association has decided to intensify the ongoing agitation against the Punjab government and the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) management by observing 'work to rule' protest from March 12 to 26 at their respective stations.
More than century-old Rajindra municipal public library situated in the heart of royal city is presently lying in a shambles.
Despite strict regulations of the Supreme Court to cover the bore well soon after its installation, the Patiala municipal Corporation seems to have turned a blind eye to the direction as it left a newly installed several feet deep tubewell uncovered.
In view of the parliamentary elections, the district administration has established a control room and issued a toll-free number -- 1800-1802-811 for any enquiry.
After the Medical Council of India (MCI) refusing to increase the seats in postgraduate courses, including the doctor of medicine (MD) and master of surgery (MS) courses, the local Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital is now eyeing an increase in the seats in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course from the coming academic session.
A week after the inauguration of the toll-free complaint number, the Patiala municipal corporation has been flooded with calls about civic problems as it has received as many as 392 complaints.
The district health department conducted a surprise raid on Navjivani School for Special Children at the Sular road here on Monday and seized thousands of packets of expired fruit juice from its stores.
The local police claimed to have arrested a smuggler from the Punjab-Haryana border near Rajpura on Monday. The suspect has been identified as Parveen Kumar, a resident of Maluat in Muktsar district.
The State Bank of Patiala has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mahindra and Mahindra Limited for vehicle finance.
Holland, one of the leading flower seed importing country, trusts Indian seeds more as compared to China.
Under the special drive of the Election Commission of India, the district administration held a voter registration camp at booth level, which drew huge response from youngsters.