The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) on Wednesday announced an average power tariff hike of 9% for the 2013-14 financial year. In the just-concluded fiscal (2012-13), the average hike was 12%.
A 1400-strong 'jatha' (religious group) of the Sikh pilgrims under the banner of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will not be able to leave for Pakistan on Wednesday due to denial of the visas. HT reports.
Punjab Legislative Assembly Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal on Monday visited the Goa legislature.
Move over 'vichar manthan' (introspection), it's time for the SAD-BJP leaders to explore Goa's treasures - the tropical climes, the sandy beaches and, of course, the casinos. Immediately after moving into their twin "romantic and charming" luxury Taj hotels in northern Goa, some Akali MLAs rushed to the casino nearby.
After his mercy plea was rejected bythe President, Dharampal, a rape convict who later murdered the victim and four members of her family, was on Friday shifted to Ambala prison from Rohtak jail "for further action".
The Supreme Court today rejected the magisterial probe report of the Tarn Taran incident in which a girl was beaten up by Punjab Police saying it does not have the value more that of a "scrap paper".
Two factions of the Shiromani Akali Dal clashed soon after chief minister Parkash Singh Badal ended his Sangat Darshan programme at Jogewala village in Moga district.
Cop killed by car-borne assailants on Jalandhar highway after he catches one for suspected drug use.
“There is a need for a ‘Jan Kranti’ (people’s revolution) and people as well as politicians should be made to realise that the common man has the power to pull down governments,” he said. HT
The Amritsar police today have arrested five persons in a case where a 21-year-old girl was teased and beaten up by a few boys yesterday.
A 20-year-old woman was abducted and gang-raped by four youths in a moving car in Amritsar on Monday evening. The abduction took place in Golden Avenue, in the eastern part of the city, around 7.40 pm.
Khatkar Kalan: The recently appointed Punjab Congress chief, Partap Singh Bajwa, on Saturday paid tributes to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on the 82nd anniversary of his martyrdom.
The CBI special court here on Friday convicted five accused while acquitting another five in the case of a Gurgaon kidney transplant racket that was busted in 2008. Dr Upender Dublesh and Dr Amit Kumar, who was termed a "quack" in no uncertain terms by the court, got seven-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) besides a fine of over Rs. 60 lakh each.
A Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) school in Rohtak has decided to ban girl students from class 8th to 12th from wearing skirts and issued notice that they should don salwar-kurta instead, from the onset of new academic session. HT reports.
In gun-crazy Punjab, a man has bought ‘AK-0047’ vehicle registration number for a whopping Rs.
7 lakh. What is more interesting is that he would display this number — for the time being — on his Activa scooter as he is yet to buy his dream luxury car Toyota Fortuner. HT