HindustanTimes Fri,25 Jul 2014


Former PSPCL engineer seeks announcement of revised power tariff

A power engineer from the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) submitted an application to the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) for announcement of revision in power tariff.

6 years since foundation stone laid, project for AC bus stand fails to take off

With planning done, designs finalised and foundation stone laid, the project to construct the state's first ultra modern bus stand is yet another in a slew of projects which have failed to take off in the city.

Akali Dal hard pressed to choose a suitable candidate

Despite several contenders for the party ticket from the Patiala Urban constituency for the coming bypoll, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is finding it tough to get a suitable candidate

Shifting of city's dairies on hold for over a decade

The project to shift privately owned dairies to a consolidated unit in the outskirts of the city, to prevent choking up of the city's already poor drainage system, has been in limbo for over a decade now.

District Congress leaders blame SAD- BJP government for inflation

The District Congress Committee (DCC) held a protest against the ruling SAD- BJP government for inflation in bus fare, gravel and other essential household commodities in the state, on Wednesday in front of the deputy commissioner’s office.

Agitating parents of science students lock school in Sangrur

Agitating parents of students of science at the government senior secondary school at Saron village of the district on Tuesday locked the main gate of the school, demanding cancellation of the transfer of science teachers.

8-year-old canal-based water supply project remains forgotten

The Patiala Municipal Corporation’s dream project of canal-based water supply system proposed in 2006 to ensure round-the-clock supply seems to have been buried under piles of official documents.

Farmers' union protests demanding increase in MSP

Members of the Bharti Kissan Union (Ekta Sidhupur)held a dharna near the District Administrative Complex  on Tuesday to protest against the state and central governments for failure to link minimum support price(MSP) with price index of crops.

District administration gears up for byelection

 With the bypoll for Patiala Urban scheduled for August 21, only a month away, the district administration is gearing up to conduct fair and violence-free election.

Shellers' union president, 4 others held for rice theft

The district police have arrested five people, including Gora Lal, president of shellers' union, Ahamadgarh, for their involvement in theft of rice from rice sheller and FCI godown.

Dalits continue protest in Sangrur, seek release of arrested Samiti members

As the agitation by the Zameen Prapati Sangharsh Samiti continues in Sangrur, Dalit leaders of the district are now demanding the immediate release of 41 Samiti members, who have been arrested under Section 302 of the IPC for attacking the police.

Two pilgrims killed, 44 hurt as truck overturns due to tyre burst

Two pilgrims were killed and 44 others were injured when a truck they were travelling in overturned due to tyre burst on the Sangrur-Ludhiana road on Saturday night.

PYC backs stir for appointment of teachers in government schools

Joining the protest against the shortage of teaching staff in government schools of the district, Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) general secretary Poonam Kangra said that the Punjab government was promoting illiteracy and they are 'deliberately' not making appointments of teachers in government schools.

Lovers commit suicide by jumping before train

Two lovers allegedly ended their lives by jumping before a train in Malerkotla on Saturday morning. However, bodies could not be identified and the railway police will keep them for identification at the civil hospital in Malerkotla for the next 72 hours.

ECI bypoll announcement catches parties off-guard

With none of the major parties of the region prepared for an election, the Election Commission of India’s (ECI) announcement of Patiala byelection has caught them off-guard.
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