Stray incidents of violence were reported as around 65% voters turned up for polling to the zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections in Punjab on Sunday. There was no bloodshed even as re-polling was ordered at eight election booths following clashes.
Reacting to the shooting incidents during the zila parishad and block samiti elections, state Congress president Pratap Singh Bajwa on Sunday accused rival counterpart Sukhbir Singh Badal of promoting "gun culture" in Punjab.
A US-based Sikh group today said that it will challenge the decision of an American district court last week to dismiss alleged human rights violations case against Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.
The British politician campaigning on behalf of an Indian-origin girl whose organs were removed at a hospital in Patiala on Sunday expressed shock and outrage that the organs were yet to be returned to the girl's parents, more than 45 days after her sudden death. Dipankar De Sarkar reports.
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday granted a stay against the order of the Punjab State Information Commission dated March 12, vide which the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) was declared a public authority under the Right to Information Act.
Supreme Court judge justice P Sathasivam on Sunday said the cases of crime against children and women were being handled on priority basis.
Parents of those studying at the government high school of Farain Kalan village in Jind district now dread sending their children to school.
The Supreme Court has held that the two-finger test on a rape victim violates her right to privacy, and asked the government to provide better medical procedures to confirm sexual assault.
A one-man inquiry tribunal comprising Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi of Lahore high court may visit India to complete the judicial inquiry into the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, a media report said.
BJP president Rajnath Singh on Saturday ruled out the possibility of an immediate alliance with Om Prakash Chautala’s Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in Haryana.
Following a row over empanelment of undeserving hospitals, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has constituted a committee with experts from Tata Memorial Cancer Institute, Mumbai, to inspect the remaining 17 hospitals empanelled under the Mukh Mantri Punjab Cancer Rahat Kosh Scheme (MMPCRKS). The committee will inspect the empanelled hospitals at regular intervals.
Udhampur police have arrested two persons, including an army jawan, for allegedly trying to molest and kidnap a Class-6 student at Dhandal village in Ramnagar thesil of Udhmapur district.
Land revenue officials such as kanungos and patwaris can now sit idle, as their job to demarcate and evaluate land required for public-utility projects has been privatised. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has tied up with a private company, Tila Zanders, which even drafts the public notifications for imposing various Sections of the Land Acquisition Act and negotiates with farmers to assist the authority in case of dispute over assessment or compensation.
Four people were killed and five others critically injured after an electric current seeped into some houses in a Himachal Pradesh village, police said on Sunday.
A senior ranked Army officer was booked for allegedly harassing his wife in Srinagar. "An officer namely Lieutenant Colonel Anand Siddharth of Army Supply Core (ASC) was booked on Saturday by the Women Cell, Police Station on the directions of a local court for allegedly harassing his wife and forcing her to leave the house for delivering a 'handicapped' child," official sources here today said.