The vanquished is keen to avenge the defeat of 2009; the victor seems to be looking for a safe passage out of the electoral battle of 2014.
Heaps of garbage is a common sight near various banquet halls in the city where various functions are held as the organisers pay scant regard to the troubles of those living in immediate neighbourhood.
Heaps of disposable garbage is a common sight at various banquet halls in PAthankot, where various functions are held, as the organisers pay scant regard to the tribulations of those living in the immediate neighbourhoods.
It is becoming increasingly difficult for people here to drive on the national highway and various link roads in the absence of reflectors on the roads, especially when the area gets engulfed in dense fog and the visibility turns zero. It is not unusual for the commuters to get trapped on these roads for hours these days.
Foggy conditions that did not last long coupled with less frost this year have brought cheers to the orchard owners who are expecting a bumper crop of mango and litchi.
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) secretary Davinder Singh Darshi resigned from the primary membership of the party, citing "an unsuitable atmosphere" in the Congress.
In the absence of a proper garbage dump and garbage disposal plant, beds of the Ravi tributaries and canals in and around Pathankot are being used to dump city garbage. The Ravi tributaries are further polluted by the untreated sewage of the town and its neighbouring villages that flow all year round into it.
While the parks maintained by the municipal corporation are in precarious condition, locals take their guests to parks maintained by the army when they express their desire to visit famous Shimla Pahari Park, which was established before the Independence, to save their face.
Even two weeks after the death of some bovine animals, which were either killed intentionally or became victim of some poison-laced eatable dumped in garbage, the administration is still groping in dark to find out the exact reasons behind their death.
To protest police apathy in solving the 'poisoning' of bovine animals for more than a week, local residents have decided to observe a one-day bandh on Tuesday.Various NGOs, Beopar Mandal, political and religious bodies will lend their support to the residents.
A day after the bodies of seven bovine animals were found in the town, two more dead bulls were spotted here on Saturday night.
The increasing volume of traffic in the town and absence of adequate parking space have compounded the woes of commuters, as traffic snarls have become the order of the day. Haphazardly parked vehicles at almost all stretches affect vehicular movement and pose a challenge to motorists.
Tension prevailed after the bodies of nine stray animals, seven cows and two bulls, were seen in various parts of the town on Saturday morning.
They unceasingly yearn to return to the valley. They cling onto memories with the hope that someday, peace will prevail and they will be able to return home. Nearly 55 Kashmiri Punjabi families bid goodbye to Kashmir when terrorism struck the valley in 1990 and adopted Pathankot as their new abode.
Gone are those days when the Indian weavers used to reap highest profit during the winters, courtesy the Chinese and Korean blankets and quilts.
All crusher owners in Pathankot sub-division on Sunday declared a shutdown of their units to build pressure on the state and central governments. The move is likely to further shoot the prices of the building material which are already too high.
No hope has landed for the return of airline companies who took flight from Pathankot after profit nosedived. In two years, there has been no flight at the domestic airport here. The facility was created in November 2006 by the efforts of the-then Gurdaspur member of Patliament, Bollywood film actor Vinod Khanna, who had planned to make Pathankot a tourist spot and industrial hub.
Though the residents of Pathankot have rejected both- former BJP minister Master Mohan Lal and former Congres MLA, Pathankot, Ashok Sharma in the elections, still they are popular as actors in two different Ramlilas in Pathankot. Both get applause from the viewers on the Ramlila grounds and in the live telecasts when they perform. Vinay Dhingra reports.
The green belt situated in Bungal and Badhani, up to Dunera in Dhar block, is facing a threat from concrete buildings, as the beauty of the place has drawn a number of educational institutes, medical colleges and hotels. Cutting of trees to make way for construction continues unabated, in spite of strict laws, driving wild animals towards cities and villages nearby.
The parents of a Pathankot woman have asked external affairs ministry to intervene to stop her harassment for dowry in the US and bring her husband to India for justice. Vinay Dhingra reports.