- Feb 27, 2015 11:39 IST
The civic elections usually go in favour of the ruling party, but the verdict in the municipal corporations and councils has worrying signs for the opposition Congress not just in the numbers tally but in its very relevance as the main alternative.
- Feb 27, 2015 09:55 IST
Finally, the key to give SAS Nagar its first-ever mayor has passed on to a group of 13 Independents — 11 of them owing allegiance to the former SAD leader and realty baron Kulwant Singh — after the election results for the city’s first-ever elected 50-member corporation were announced on Thursday. The House has to elect a mayor within 15 days.
- Feb 27, 2015 10:36 IST
CBSE may have introduced the facility of Centralized Toll Free Access with the aim to provide students with guidance during exams preparation but the students are yet to reap benefits from it.
- Feb 27, 2015 11:18 IST
Punjab director of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini said on Thursday that the demand by agitating activist Surat Singh Khalsa for the release of 82 Sikh prisoners “is neither logical nor legally tenable”.
- Feb 27, 2015 09:08 IST
A day after a virtual sweep of the smaller civic bodies across Punjab, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) combine barely managed to maintain the streak, gaining a thin majority in four of the six municipal corporations (MCs), results of which were declared on Thursday.
- Feb 26, 2015 23:00 IST
Additional district and sessions judge Roopam Singh on Thursday awarded 15-year jail to three persons, including a father-son duo, after holding them guilty of possessing 20kg opium.
- Feb 26, 2015 22:54 IST
With union railway minister Suresh Prabhu in his maiden budget refraining from announcing new trains or new projects, the city residents were left disappointed. However, focus on strengthening infrastructure provided some solace to the people.
- Feb 26, 2015 22:47 IST
A 14 year old boy died under the mysterious conditions, on Thursday at village Mataur in SAS Nagar. The deceased has been identified as Arjun (14), was found hanging at his house in village Mataur in SAS Nagar.
- Feb 26, 2015 22:43 IST
A 20-year-old man was killed when a speeding truck hit his motorcycle from the rear near Old Panchkula, between Chandimandir and Pinjore, on Thursday.
- Feb 26, 2015 22:33 IST
Punjab chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday thanked the people of the state for the heavy electoral mandate to the SAD-BJP coalition in the municipal corporation elections, saying this was a referendum on the state government's "progressive and result-oriented policies".
- Feb 26, 2015 22:21 IST
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday announced that the state would develop a plywood industrial hub in Hoshiarpur in the next two years as the area had great potential in this sector.
- Feb 26, 2015 21:45 IST
The Punjab and Haryana high court has asked the chief electoral office, Punjab, to produce the record pertaining to the voter card of Punjab cabinet minister Anil Joshi.
- Feb 26, 2015 21:39 IST
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday softened its stand on the transfer of key Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer Niranjan Singh, who is probing the Rs 6,000-crore Jagdish Bhola drug racket, from Jalandhar to Kolkata.
- Feb 26, 2015 20:28 IST
Former chief minister of Haryana Master Hukam Singh passed away after battling a brief illness at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Thursday.The government has declared February 27, Friday, as public holiday in all state government offices and educational institutions as mark of respect.
- Feb 26, 2015 18:52 IST
Punjab and Haryana chief ministers have welcomed the Rail Budget presented on Thursday by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu, describing it as "people-friendly" and "development-oriented".