With none of the major parties of the region prepared for an election, the Election Commission of India’s (ECI) announcement of Patiala byelection has caught them off-guard.
Attempting to strengthen the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at the grassroots level, member Naresh Walia, was appointed as the district in charge of the outfit, on Saturday.
Four members of a family were arrested for giving shelter to a proclaimed offender (PO) accused of burning a woman alive in Bhadson village near Patiala four years ago. However, the PO is absconding.
Punjab Mandi Board chairman Ajmer Singh Lakhowal urged the central government to waive farmer's loan of Rs 35,000 crore, at the swearing-in of Sirhind market committee chairman Inderjit Singh Sandhu on Friday.
Members of the District Bar Association Patiala protested against the Punjab government's decisions regarding their chambers, on Friday.
The district Suwidha Centre appears to be dominated by touts as residents claim harassment at the hands of these middlemen and agents who charge anywhere between Rs 10-2500 to avail of services.
A nurse of the Khyala de-addiction centre here has accused newly-appointed superviser of the centre Harpal Singh Sran of misbehaving with her. The victim has filed a complaint with the deputy commissioner of Mansa alleging that, on Wednesday night, after attending to patients, the doctor, who was under the influence of alcohol, started passing some weird comments against her."
Although many parts of the city experienced slight showers on Thursday, concerns of the region's farmers about deficient monsoon in villages are deepening as they fear their newly sown paddy crop may be irreparably damaged.
The Democratic Teachers Front (DTF) at the Punjabi University extended their support to the ongoing protests by college teachers criticising the "adamant and lackadaisical attitude of the Punjab government" in ignoring higher education in the state.
Members of families falling under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category complained that they were duped by persons under the pretext of arranging free lands from the Punjab government.
A Class-8 student was admitted to the Dhuri civil hospital on Tuesday night after he was allegedly beaten up by the vice principal (VP) of the school he was studying in.
The delay in the monsoon this year, apart from affecting farmers, has also upset household budgets in the region with vegetable prices shooting up and in some cases, even doubling.
Amidst political and public onslaught on Punjab’s power crisis, engineers of the PSPCL alleged that the current situation was a result of the management’s total reliance on private thermal plants.
Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar president Simranjit Singh Mann voiced support for the formation of a separate Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee in Haryana, on Tuesday.
Lashing out at the SAD-BJP government for the power shortage in the state, former minister of state for external affairs and member of Indian National Congress (INC) Preneet Kaur on Tuesday asked the regime to clarify its position on the present situation.