Instead of having optimistic approach to come over financial crisis, the laid-back attitude of the cash-strapped Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) management has been inflicting further damage on itself by delaying the renewal of contracts for kilometer (km) scheme buses.
The fight against discrimination may help villagers in Patiala get extra funds for the development of their areas. In a social cause initiated by Patiala MP of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Dr Dharamvira Gandhi, financial assistance will be provided under Member Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds to panchayats that overcome discrimination, for the development of the village.
Six ducks died under mysterious circumstances in Bhambri village on Monday morning. Residents of the locality fear that bird flu could be the reason behind the deaths. Senior medical officer Sohan Lal Rana reached the venue and asked the people to inform the health department if more ducks died in the village pond.
The increasing number of stray cows and bulls has become a cause of worry for the farmers and residents of the region.In the fields, they damage standing crops and on roads in the cities and towns of the district, they become the cause of many accidents, including fatal ones.
The lofty claims of the state government about focusing on higher education in the state have fallen flat, judging from its apathetic attitude towards libraries of government colleges and the district. The libraries throughout the state have been facing acute shortage of librarians.
Congress MLA and president of the district Congress committee (rural), Hardyal Singh Kamboj, sat on a hunger strike on Monday in front of the sub-divisional magistrate's office to protest against the lack of basic amenities for residents of Rajpura here
As many as 2,205 students participated in the district-level Ramanujan Maths Award competitive exam held here on Sunday.
Stray animals roaming in the city amid poor visibility owing to dense blankets of fog have become a frequent cause of accidents.
The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, organised a 3-day theatre festival as a part of their winter campaign at the Government Model Senior Secondary School here. It concluded on Saturday.
The police have recovered a suicide note from the house of convict Ravdeep Kaur who had gone missing from her house on December 15 while on parole.
Following directions of the Punjab and Haryana high court, the CBI is likely to start investigation in the infamous blind murder of Malerkotla boy Vidhu Jain (11), who was burnt alive in broad daylight on September 30 last year.
Expressing concern over safety in hostels, Mata Kaushalya College of Nursing's girl students and their parents staged a protest against the college management, on Friday.
More than thousand labourers took part in a protest march by the Labour (Paledar) Union against the state government over three months' dues in paddy procurement, on Friday.
At the government primary and elementary school in Surghuri village of the district, hundreds of children are left to shiver as almost all the unsafe rooms of both the wings of the school were demolished about five months ago but no grant has reached for new construction so far.
Punjabi University has rescheduled its examination which was to be held on December 19.