In order to replace the traditional method of vaccination of newborn, the state health and family welfare department is all set to launch ‘Pentavalent’ vaccination in second half of January.
Mystery shrouded the death of two youth, who were missing for the past over three months.Police have registered a case of murder following the complaint of the victims’ kin against one of their friends on the basis of suspicion. The victims have been identified as Gurpreet Singh (22) and Nishan Singh (22), both residents of Acharala Khurd village in Patiala district.
The universal appeal of Christmas has transcended the religious boundary of in the Royal City of Patiala, where people, irrespective of their religion, celebrated the festival with fervour and gaiety on Thursday.
The district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued to celebrate the party's historic performance in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir by distributing sweets and blasting firecrackers amid hopes of a similar performance in Punjab whenever the elections are held in the state.
Hundreds of Muslims, on Wednesday, held a protest with the body of deceased Pritam Khan, alleging that they didn't have land for the graveyard in Kakran village of Bhawanigarh sub-division of the district as the graveyard land had been illegally occupied by some people.
A speeding tipper lorry allegedly rammed into a car claiming the life of one Amarjit Singh while in the course of event a car following the tipper crashed into it injuring three women and hindering traffic on the Grand Trunk Road on Monday evening.
A woman and a six-year-old boy died on the spot, while two others were injured when a truck hit them on the Sangrur-Patiala road near Bhawanigarh town on Wednesday.
Anticipating foggy weather ahead, the railways have cancelled two major trains for Delhi from December 31 to February 15 much to the inconvenience to passengers.
The fresh guidelines from the union ministry of urban development regarding city bus service project has made the Patiala municipal corporation jittery.
Instead of having optimistic approach to come over financial crisis, the laid-back attitude of the cash-strapped Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) management has been inflicting further damage on itself by delaying the renewal of contracts for kilometer (km) scheme buses.
The fight against discrimination may help villagers in Patiala get extra funds for the development of their areas. In a social cause initiated by Patiala MP of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Dr Dharamvira Gandhi, financial assistance will be provided under Member Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds to panchayats that overcome discrimination, for the development of the village.
Six ducks died under mysterious circumstances in Bhambri village on Monday morning. Residents of the locality fear that bird flu could be the reason behind the deaths. Senior medical officer Sohan Lal Rana reached the venue and asked the people to inform the health department if more ducks died in the village pond.
The increasing number of stray cows and bulls has become a cause of worry for the farmers and residents of the region.In the fields, they damage standing crops and on roads in the cities and towns of the district, they become the cause of many accidents, including fatal ones.
The lofty claims of the state government about focusing on higher education in the state have fallen flat, judging from its apathetic attitude towards libraries of government colleges and the district. The libraries throughout the state have been facing acute shortage of librarians.
Congress MLA and president of the district Congress committee (rural), Hardyal Singh Kamboj, sat on a hunger strike on Monday in front of the sub-divisional magistrate's office to protest against the lack of basic amenities for residents of Rajpura here