Though, Punjab is under flak for a rising number of drug addicts in the state, yet there is a village in the district which is free of drugs and alcohol.
Deputy commissioner Arun Sekhri on Monday directed school and college authorities in the district to return fees collected from scheduled caste (SC) students who were admitted under the Post Matric Scholarships for Scheduled Castes scheme as the government had decided to pay the amount directly to the institutions, at a meeting at the administrative complex here.
Adopting a combative tone during the campaign, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday targeted Congress candidate Preneet Kaur by branding her a 'non-performer'.
In an unusual incident, the father of a drug addict was killed in a scuffle between his son and another female drug addict at the Mandi Gobindgarh civil hospital on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Rattan Singh, a 65-year-old resident of Jassara Colony in Mandi Gobindgarh and the father of the male addict Jarnail Singh.
If the meeting with deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on August 13 does not provide a permanent solution to their issues, employees of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) will resume their agitation from August 15-the Independence Day- against the management.
TV show India's Got Talent star and one-legged dancer Shubhreet Kaur Ghumman has lodged a police complaint against her husband and in-laws accusing them of harassing her for dowry.
Shifting to top gear, Congress candidate from Patiala Urban constituency Preneet Kaur organised a road show, visiting several areas in the city on Friday, ahead of the bypoll scheduled for August 21.
SAD-BJP candidate for the Patiala Urban bypoll Bhagwan Das Juneja on Friday claimed to have gained the support of the muslim community in the city, after a meeting with members of the community, which decided to favor him.
The youth from Ludhiana who was accused of abducting a Class-12 student on the pretext of marrying her, was arrested by the Mandi Gobindgarh police on Friday.
Sharpening her attack on the SAD, Congress candidate from Patiala Urban constituency Preneet Kaur, on Thursday, said the bypolls will mark the "beginning of the end" for the Akali government in Punjab as people were fed up and wanted to get rid of them at the earliest.
Members of the Schedule Caste Student Federation (SCSF) of the Punjabi University on Wednesday sought reservation in hostels for students of schedule caste and backward categories.
While senior leaders of the Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal have kick-started their campaign for the Patiala Urban bypoll and are camping in the city, third contender Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is all set to introduce their national leaders into the campaign from next week.
Bringing relief to the arrested Dalit farmers, Sangrur police on Tuesday dropped charges of attempt to murder against them in the Balad Kalan land-dispute case.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Patiala Harjit Singh Adaltiwala on Tuesday refuted allegations of illegal land possession and termed the accusation a move to tarnish his image.
The drought-like condition following scanty rainfall is unlikely affect rice production in Sangrur district, but the acreage under paddy in the district has declined to 2.7 lakh hectare from 2.73 hectare last year.