Inclement weather in recent months caused the quantity of wheat produced in the district to fall by 12.5%.
Seven people in the town have complained to the police that two men duped them of Rs 1.2 crore after promising to help them permanently settle down in foreign countries.
Palwinder Singh, 35, Akali sarpanch of Palian Kalan village near Bhadson in Patiala district, was shot dead on Thursday following a heated exchange with villagers over the laying of a water supply pipeline.
The Punjabi University released an Internet version of self-learning programme of 31 ragas embedded in Guru Granth Sahib on Thursday.
A day after Rs 2.31 lakh snatching at Patiala, robbers on Thursday looted Rs 2.81 lakh from two persons at Dodri village near Samana in Patiala district.
Raising serious questions over the selection criteria of Punjabi University, the Punjab and Haryana high court has quashed the appointment of an assistant professor in physical education department in June 2011 on the grounds of arbitrariness on the part of selection committee.
The Fatehgarh Sahib chapter of the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) doctor association has dubbed a notice issued to specialist doctors by the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) to end its strike within 48 hours as unwarranted and claimed that doctors have not been on strike.
Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a gang of transformer thieves with the arrest of five people from Haripur village and the seizure of 2.32 quintal of transformer copper coils from their possession.
Members of the solid waste action committee went on a series of hunger strike on Monday in protest against the state government’s decision of setting up a solid waste management project in Dhudhar village.
The Federation of All India Rice Millers Association has taken strong exceptions to the disparities in implementing their (FCI's) own decisions, particularly with regard to the acceptance of rice from the millers at the FCI's depots on the basis of 100% weighment on weigh-bridges.
The industrial training institute (ITI) here is planning to introduce new courses for girl students in order to tap the growing market for skilled workers. This was announced by chief parliamentary secretary Parkash Chand Garg, who visited the ITI on Monday. "Besides the usual professional courses such as tailoring, stitching and knitting, girl students will now be provided vocational courses in fashion designing, computer application, hair and skin care etc for which there was a good market," he said.
Newly appointed Indian Youth Congress (IYC) president and Congress MLA from Gidderbaha assembly constituency Amarinder Singh Warring has admitted that the internal bickering within the senior leaders of Punjab Congress is 'hurting' the party at both junior and senior level.
Engineers of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) have warned the state government of its increasing dependence on the private sector for generating power, saying the price of power units will only rise should the trend continue.
Members of the Tripuri Kiryana Market Association on Sunday carried out a massive cleanliness drive at Tripuri Kiryana Market on Sunday.
Daily commuters felt the heat as private bus operators went on one-day strike here on Saturday. The strike was observed to protest against the registration of a 'false case' of molestation against a conductor of the New Deep bus company. The company is owned by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and Gidderbaha halqa in-charge Hardeep Singh alias Dimpy Dhillon.