• As the havesting season is starting from April 13th a farmer is seen rippening wheat crop in his fields.Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo
    May 22, 2015 20:09 IST

    Wheat yield dips by 12.5% in Sangrur

    Inclement weather in recent months caused the quantity of wheat produced in the district to fall by 12.5%.

  • Indian Rupee
    May 22, 2015 19:55 IST

    Sirhind: Con men dupe seven of Rs 1.2 crore

    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.

  • Murder
    May 21, 2015 22:39 IST

    Akali sarpanch shot dead in Patiala, four booked

    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.

  • An Sikh priest reads
    May 21, 2015 19:28 IST

    Punjabi University: Internet version of 31 Guru Granth Sahib ragas released

    The Punjabi University released an Internet version of self-learning programme of 31 ragas embedded in Guru Granth Sahib on Thursday.

  • Robbery
    May 21, 2015 20:39 IST

    Patiala: Robbers loot Rs 2.81 lakh near Samana

    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.

  • Punjab and Haryana High court
    May 20, 2015 20:25 IST

    High court quashes teacher's appointment in Punjabi University

    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.

  • Medical Insurance
    May 19, 2015 20:13 IST

    Punjab Civil Medical Services's notice unwarranted, say specialist doctors

    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.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    May 19, 2015 20:02 IST

    Fatehgarh Sahib police bust gang of transformers thieves

    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.

  • ABVP activists
    May 19, 2015 09:41 IST

    Solid waste management project: Panel begins hunger strike in Patiala

    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.

  • Farmers use a combine to harvest rice on the outskirts of Amritsar
    May 18, 2015 18:01 IST

    Patiala: Rice millers resents Food Corporation of India decisions

    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.

  • Assembly elections
    May 18, 2015 20:40 IST

    Sangrur: ITI to introduce more courses for girls

    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.

  • Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, Gidderbaha MLA and president of the Indian Youth Congress. HT Photo
    Jan 17, 2015 22:36 IST

    Congress should show united face for people of Punjab: Raja Warring

    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.

  • Budget, power
    May 17, 2015 18:23 IST

    PSEB engineers caution govt over dwindling share in power generation

    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.

  • Indian volunteers
    May 17, 2015 18:27 IST

    Patiala: Cleanliness drive held at Tripuri Market

    Members of the Tripuri Kiryana Market Association on Sunday carried out a massive cleanliness drive at Tripuri Kiryana Market on Sunday.

  • School buses
    May 16, 2015 18:29 IST

    Sangrur: Commuters feel the heat as private buses go off the road

    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.