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PMC cracks whip, seals five establishments for not paying house tax returns

Tightening its noose around house tax defaulters for not complying with notices issued by Patiala Municipal Corporation (PMC) to pay pending house tax arrears, the civic body sealed five commercial establishments in different areas on Tuesday.

Main objective to remove Badals: AAP convenor

Accusing Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for misleading people of the state in the name of development, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chotepur said the party's main objective was to make the state free from of the Badals, and the party was working hard to achieve this target in the next assembly elections.

Land mafia cornered after residents protest

Patiala Municipal Corporation's (PMC) undeveloped park in Guru Nanak Nagar area is now being eyed by the land mafia. Yet, even with influential politicians on their side, encroachers have not been successful in their bid to take over the area of 2,400 square yards, following objections raised by locals.

Punjabi varsity concedes to students' demands, protest called off

Punjabi University students on Monday ended their four-day protest after authorities assured to roll back the fee hike decision.Students, under the banner of Punjab Students' Union (PSU), Democratic Students' Union (DSU), Student Welfare Organisation and Organisation of Punjabi University Students (OPUS), had laid seize on the vice-chancellor's office since September 18. 

Sirhind rotary club donates rs 1 lakh to J&K victims

 Members of the Rotary Club of Sirhind on Monday donated rs 1 lakh to J&K flood victims. The members gave it be deposited in the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Accepting the cheque, deputy commissioner (DC) Arun Sekhri appreciated their efforts. He said it was the public's duty help the victims.

Head constable arrested for accepting Rs. 10,000 bribe

In an embarrassment to the district police, Vigilance Bureau (VB) sleuths on Monday nabbed a head constable red-handed while accepting a bribe of rs10,000.

Will fill backlog of handicapped in govt jobs: Dhindsa

Finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa said that state government will fill the backlog of physically handicapped in government jobs in the all departments.

Arvind Khanna supports ITI students' demands

Senior Congress leader and Dhuri MLA, on Sunday, extended support to the agitating students of various industrial training institutes (ITIs) in the state. He said demands of the students were genuine and the government did not require too much to fulfil them.

Children Traffic Training School in shambles

The condition of Children Traffic Training School, which was inaugurated by former director general of Punjab police KPS Gill, is in shambles as traffic lights and other facilities have been stolen and no repair work took place to retain it.

PRTC pensioners start indefinite hunger strike against non-payment of pension

Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) pensioners on Saturday started a hunger-strike against the non-payment of monthly pensions.

CPS goes on surprise visit to Nabha civil hospital

Chief parliamentary secretary Navjot Kaur Sidhu conducted a surprise raid at the Nabha civil hospital on Saturday.Sidhu checked hospital records and visited various departments to oversee the facilities being provided to patients.She also verified the records of free medicines provided by the Punjab government.

EBT system to be implemented for village pensioners

The district administration on Saturday decided to implement Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system to streamline the process of pension disbursement to villagers.

ITI students hold protest marches at Malerkotla, Sunam

Hundreds of students of industrial training institutes (ITIs) at Malerkotla and Sunam  boycotted their classes and held protest marches on Friday in their respective cities in favour of their demands.

Man gets life term for murdering ex-wife

On the statement of his daughter that he had killed his ex-wife on May 27, a man named Shamsher Singh was Wednesday awarded life imprisonment here.

Patiala rural MLA attends meeting, takes up issues

Patiala rural Member of Legislative Assembly Brahm Mohindra attended the meeting and raised several issues in need of immediate attention.

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