On the call given by the United Forum of Bank Unions comprising nine trade unions, all employees of private and public sector banks observed a strike demanding wage revision. The strike almost completely paralysed the banking operations and transactions worth crores remained pending.
Better late than never, the state government has finally woken up to take initiatives to improve the condition of government colleges which are presently in a complete state of neglect across the state.
Whether it is the effect of the candle march, door-to-door campaign, installation of several hoardings seeking justice for Vidhu Jain or the tormenting video of the small child crying for help going public on social media, but the government seems to have woken up and now planning to hand over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has asked Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) to lower the Punjab Civil Services (PCS) Examinations fee and cancel last Sunday's test for the recruitment of food and civil supplies inspectors. The fee, Rs 3,000 for general-category candidates, was exorbitant, and on Sunday, most candidates had failed to reach the examination centres because of massive traffic jams, said the party.
Communist Party of India (CPI) national council member Joginder Dyal has said that Punjab has regressed, not progressed, under the rule of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on all key indicators of development.
UNDERASSESSMENT The decision to conduct survey is based on the feeling in official circles that people are not giving correct property details in returns
The district health officials have decided to rope in the husband of the woman, who had alleged that she was made to undergo sonography at the Rajan Nursing Home, in the case against doctors of the home under the PNDT Act.
Efforts of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) have borne fruit as the dyeing industry in Ludhiana has started conserving 500 lakh litres of water daily. The PPCB had started a water conservation programme 'green governance' under which the industry, mainly dyeing units, were advised to conserve used.
The district health department filed a case against city nursing home-cum-ultrasound centre for violating Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT) by conducting prenatal sex determination tests here. The district authorities informed that they had filed the case based on the complaint of a pregnant lady named Rama Jindal.
With the chief minister office returning the file to review the recommendations, the lobbying for the post of director (technical) in Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) has been intensified once again.
The National Scheduled Castes Alliance (NSCA) has accused Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal of ignoring the Dalit-dominated villages during his sangat darshan.
The last week has been a busy one for the Patiala Municipal Corporation, with the civic body undertaking several developmental activities, arising hope among residents for some development after the city has been witness to a long span of poor civic conditions. Navrajdeep Singh reports.
A team of experts from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, after conducting a feasibility study, has positively responded to the proposal of the municipal corporation to set up a canal-based water treatment plant at Jassowal village on Patiala-Sangrur road.
Under the state government's Mai Bhago Scheme, cabinet minister Surjeet Singh Rakhra distributed free cycles on Saturday to the needed students in village Fategarh Channa and Talwandi Malik in the district.
With investigations into the September 30 brutal burning alive of 11-year-old Malerkotla boy, Vidhu Jain, hitting a dead-end, his parents have started a door-to-door campaign in their quest for justice and have asked the public to help crack the case and come with any information.