• Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal-N
    Mar 27, 2015 21:09 IST

    Punjab CM assails Capt Amarinder for misleading people

    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.

  • medicine
    Mar 27, 2015 09:29 IST

    Bitter pill for rural poor as no free medicines available

    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.

  • Money
    Mar 26, 2015 22:48 IST

    Banks set Rs 4631-cr target for loans in 2015-16

    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.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Mar 26, 2015 22:44 IST

    Five robbers arrested with arms

    Police on Thursday said they have busted a gang of robbers by arresting five out of its seven members on the Rajpura- Sirhind Road.

  • Punjab cabinet minister Surjit Singh Rakhra-N
    Mar 25, 2015 23:39 IST

    Delegation of college professors meet Punjab education minister

    Demanding a proper seniority policy, a delegation of professors from government colleges met Punjab higher education minister Surjit Singh Rakhra on Wednesday.

  • Polling official cheking electronic voting machine (EVM)
    Mar 25, 2015 09:58 IST

    Dhuri bypoll: seven more file papers

    Seven candidates filed nominations for the April 11 Dhuri bypoll on the last date on Tuesday, taking the total number to 14.

  • Electronic Voting Machine
    Mar 24, 2015 21:14 IST

    Congress gives support to SAD in Nabha MC president election

    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.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Mar 24, 2015 21:07 IST

    Sirhind: Mobile shop owner alleges illegally arrest and harassment

    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.

  • The opium youths
    Mar 24, 2015 21:47 IST

    Mandi Gobindgarh: One arrested with 52 kg poppy husk

    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.

  • SAD symbol
    Mar 24, 2015 10:39 IST

    Nabha MC to hold president elections for third time today

    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.

  • Capt Amarinder Singh, former Punjab chief minister. HT Photo
    Mar 24, 2015 09:57 IST

    Amarinder accuses Akali candidate of letting down Sant Longowal

    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.

  • Property tax-N
    Mar 23, 2015 20:48 IST

    Property tax survey in limbo for past six months

    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.

  • cancer cell
    Mar 23, 2015 20:41 IST

    'Advances in genetics can blunt cancer incidence in Malwa'

    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.

  • Electricity
    Mar 22, 2015 21:52 IST

    Power utilities produced 18 MW against 200 MW target in 11 years

    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).

  • Vikram Dhanaula
    Mar 22, 2015 09:11 IST

    Bikram Dhanaula files papers for Dhuri bypoll

    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.