The will of the political masters to meet demand at any cost before the last assembly elections has bled the power corporation of Rs.
1,741 crore in three years.
In a blatant violation of the Punjab and Haryana high court order, a marriage palace in the factory area here has started operating illegally again, while the Patiala municipal corporation authorities have been acting as mute spectators.
Known as grain-bowl of the country, Punjab is now selling wheat fodder to dairy farmers and paper mills to meet the rising demand in the other states of the country.
Even though the Punjabi University authorities claimed to have adequate funds to meet its expenses but the poor financial condition of the university can be gauged from the fact that it has failed to pay its employees, both teaching and non-teaching, their salaries for February till date.
The Patiala police claimed to have solved a murder case of a home guard police personnel, who was found dead on February 10. The wife of personnel and her alleged paramour have been held for the murder.
As many as seven village panchayats of Sangrur district have been honoured for showing exemplary improvement in child sex ratio (CSR).
As the government Rajindra hospital has been included in the World Health Organisation's project on finding reasons for infant deaths, the state health and family welfare department has instructed civil surgeons across the state to collect data relating to child mortality between 0-5 years.
Nearly 800 members of the PSEB Engineers Association (PSEBEA) from across Punjab on Thursday sat on a dharna in front of the head office to protest against the Punjab government's reported decision to breach a tripartite agreement.
Amid the Congress-SAD political war to take credit for the decision of reservation for Jat Sikhs, the 'backward class' (BC) tag has not gone down well with the Jat Sikhs of rural areas. They feel it has hurt the ego of the Jats, who felt proud of being called so.
Patiala unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday strongly condemned the Gujarat police for detaining Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday.
Nearly 14.23 lakh voters of the district will exercise their franchise at 1,541 polling stations in the Lok Sabha election slated to be held on April 30.
Union commerce minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday accused the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of adopting double standards on foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, saying the party first supported it and then took an U-turn after its ally BJP opposed it.
State excise and taxation department has suspended 3 officials of the department for harassing the traders, who has availed the Rahat certificate of the Punjab government by paying lumpsump tax.
After the announcement of Dr Dharamvir Gandhi as candidate for the Patiala Lok Sabha seat, the Aam Adami Party (AAP) launched its campaign by holding a broom procession on Tuesday.
The love of leaders in Punjab for helicopter rides, especially during the elections, costs their parties heavily.