Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal's announcement to float a new company for the sale and purchase of electricity has not gone down well with power engineers of the state.
Police here on Sunday booked a resident of Kubarwal village in Sangrur district for allegedly raping his married neighbour. The police said the matter came to light after the victim tried to end her life following threats from the accused. The woman has been admitted to a hospital in Barnala.
The Punjab and Haryana high court and lower courts in Chandigarh and the two states are giving priority to cases related to crimes against women, the acting chief justice of Punjab and Haryana high court, Jasbir Singh, said on Sunday.
The Punjab state electricity regulatory commission (PSERC) has issued notice to the Punjab government on its move to adjust return on equity in power subsidy to be given to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL). Admitting a petition by retired electricity board engineer Gurnek Brar, the power regulator has asked the state government and the PSPCL for replies by June 4.
The National Commission for Scheduled Castes will on May 13 conduct a hearing on the non-implementation of the Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) in Punjab.
In a continuing affair, another mobile phone was seized from an inmate on Saturday inside Patiala Central Jail. Sandeep Singh of Indira Colony, from whom it is claimed to have been seized, is charged under the Prisons Act of 1984. The police claimed to have found the Nokia 1280 handset in his jail barracks.
The second biggest national party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), might be making desperate effort to rule the country again, but in Punjab, the minor partner in the ruling coalition has no freedom to field candidates in even small elections.
Councillor and former senior deputy mayor Anil Bajaj is new president of the Patiala (urban) district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Balwinder Singh Mavi, Congress candidate from Khera block in the zila parishad elections, on Thursday reported a threat to kill him, if he did not withdraw his nomination paper.
In its first chargesheet in the Patiala land scam, the Punjab vigilance bureau (VB) has said that former Patiala deputy commissioner Vikas Garg was in constant touch with the accused and had acted as the executor for selling government property after declaring it as private.
The state government is accused of not fulfilling its commitments under the Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP). Chamar Mahan Sabha president Paramjit Singh Kainth on Thursday submitted a memorandum in this regard for the governor to deputy commissioner Arun Sekhri here.
Nearly 60 mobile phones seized from inmates in the past four months has rung alarm bells for the prison authorities here. Inmates have been chatting with girlfriends, surfing the internet, posting messages on Facebook and doing videoconferences via Skype on mobile phone.
The enforcement directorate (ED) has court's permission to record the statements of expatriate Anoop Singh Kahlon and Devinder Singh "Happy", accused in the high-profile drug haul case of Fatehgarh Sahib. Special judge Kuldip Singh granted it the permission here on Wednesday.
Moved by the tragic story of veteran lead actor Satish Kaul, Punjabi University here has come forward to give it a happy ending.The man who ruled Punjabi cinema for more than 30 years now lives in poverty and isolation in Patiala.
For the zila parishad and panchyat samiti elections coming up on May 19, 344 nomination papers, so far, have been filed here. For the zila parishad elections, 46 candidates have entered their names, and 298 are in the contest for block samiti seats.