A day after former CM Capt Amarinder Singh challenged the Shiromani Akali Dal-led government to list its achievements, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday asked Amarinder to list his contribution to the state.
Rural dispensaries in the state are ailing for want of funds and unable to buy free medicines for patients for more than five months now, with the state’s finance department not releasing the requisite funds to the rural development and panchayats ministry.
A special district consultative committee meeting convened by the State bank of Patiala on Thursday concluded with fixing a Rs 4,631-crore target for disbursement of loans by banks in the next financial year, 13% more than the previous year.
Police on Thursday said they have busted a gang of robbers by arresting five out of its seven members on the Rajpura- Sirhind Road.
Demanding a proper seniority policy, a delegation of professors from government colleges met Punjab higher education minister Surjit Singh Rakhra on Wednesday.
Seven candidates filed nominations for the April 11 Dhuri bypoll on the last date on Tuesday, taking the total number to 14.
Though the two are often seen targeting each other, the Congress on Tuesday handily helped one of the groups of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in getting one of its councilors elected president of the Nabha municipal committee.
A local mobile shop owner has accused an assistant sub-inspector and a constable of Sirhind police of illegally arresting him and taking bribe from him.
A man was arrested with 52 kg poppy husk near Ladpur village of the district on Thursday following a routine inspection by Central intelligence Agency staff Sirhind.
With Nabha municipal committee slated to hold elections to the post of president for the third time on Tuesday, the Shiromani Akali Dal is still undecided over the final name of the councillor to be elected, a dilemma which could postpone the elections yet again.
Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday targeted the Akali candidate for the Dhuri byelection, Gobind Singh Longowal, claiming that the latter had been ungrateful to Sant Harchand Singh Longowal.
Even though the Patiala municipal corporation (MC) has started collecting property tax on new rates in February, the survey intended to prepare the database of tax units is stuck in a limbo since the last six months.
While expressing deep concern over the increasing cancer incidents in Malwa region, Professor Jai Rup Singh, former vice-chancellor of Central University of Punjab said that recent advances being made in the area of human genetics could considerably blunt the menace of the deadly diseases in the region, especially in the Bathinda zone.
A performance audit of statuary corporations and corporate companies by the Comptroller Auditor General of India (CAG) has documented that the Punjab government could not fulfill its power generation target of 200 MW due to poor coordination between three of its major entities - the Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL), the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) and the Punjab Irrigation Department (PID).
Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activist Bikram Singh Dhanaula, who had hit headlines for hurling a shoe at Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal filed his nomination papers for the Dhuri bypoll on Saturday. After paying obeisance at a gurdwara, Vikram, along with his supporters, reached the office of the SDM-cum-returning officer Rajesh Dhiman and handed over his documents to him.