Showing clear sign of a divided house, the district Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) two senior leaders on Monday attended the coronation ceremony of the Sirhind municipal council chief despite direction from the senior party leaders to boycott the event.
Traffic came to a standstill and commuters faced inconvenience for about two hours after farmers blocked the Delhi-Jalandhar national highway-1 in protest of the "biased approach" of the Central and state government purchasing agencies for their selective approach in buying the produce on Monday.
In yet another shocking incident, a 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped for the past two months by a 21-year-old youth in Patiala.
Local Member of Parliament Dharamvira Gandhi condemn the action of the state Government against the Bain brothers, who protesting against the sand mafia of Punjab. Dharamvir Gandhi said that it an unfortunate thing for the democracy that even leaders cannot demonstrate even the mafia culture in the state.
Even after the district administration's directives to root out weed and marijuana from outside the government departments and offices, a few of them seem to be taking the order seriously.
After the stray dog sterilisation drive has been shelved keeping in view the objections raised by Union minister for women and child development Maneka Gandhi, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has raised objections over the animal birth control (ABC) programme of the district administration.
A woman of Poniwal village has accused her father-in-law Balbir Chand and brother-in-law Sonu of killing her husband Jassi Singh, 24. Jassi Singh succumbed to the injuries suffered during a brawl with his father and brother at the village on Friday. The police have registered a case of murder against both the accused.
The district railway police on Friday claimed to have arrested three members of an 11-member robbers' gang who had looted passengers on various inter-state trains by intoxicating them. The three members of the Bihar-based gang were arrested and over 100 drug tablets, intoxicating biscuits and `5,100 were seized from them.
The state government will incentivise farmers to adopt new technologies and crop diversification schemes by reducing the area under paddy and wheat, said Sangrur deputy commissioner (DC) Arshbir Singh Thind on Thursday.
Resentment prevailed among farmers of Fatehgarh Sahib district as none of the five government agencies have come forward to procure their produce from any of the 34 procurement centres in the districts.
Facebook and WhatsApp helped the police trace and arrest three of the four accused in the murder of an ATM guard on April 10.
With SAD-BJP candidate Gobind Singh Longowal having won the Dhuri bypoll, rummaging through the debris left behind, one stumbles upon traces of what went on outside the pale of the formal election campaign.
The district administration of Patiala on Wednesday launched a cradle (Pangoora) scheme for those new born babies, whose parents are unable to bear the burden rearing a child.
Sangrur police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested four members of the gang which used to carry out fake sting abortion operations in the district.