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AAP expels district leaders Gogia, Aulakh

The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday expelled two local leaders - former district convener Kundan Gogia and Rajpreet Singh Aulakh - citing anti-party behavior by them. A three-member disciplinary committee of the party, decided on their expulsion after Patiala member of Parliament(MP) Dr Dharamvira Gandhi informed senior leaders about Gogia and Aulakh's poor conduct during both Lok Sabha polls and Patiala Urban byelection.

Power corporation to buy imported coal

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has decided to buy imported coal to run its thermal plants.

12 farmers booked for water-theft

As many as 12 farmers were booked for water theft in 10 cases, on Tuesday. These cases have been booked out of a total of 150 cases lodged with the police. Following a volley of such thefts, the irrigation department launched a drive to check the illegal diversion of water. Bhakra main line circle superintending engineer ML Garg said farmers were finding it difficult to irrigate their fields due to the deficient monsoon. He added the department had found that farmers drew water illegally from distributaries.

13 liquor cases seized from Akali councilor's father

As many as 13 liquor cases were seized from the house of Gian Singh, father of Akali councilor Rajinder Singh Virk, on Tuesday.
Incidentally, the bottles were seized a few days after the Patiala Urban bypoll, in which opposition parties including the Aam Aadmi Party had accused the Akalis of distributing liquor and money to woo voters.

Tax evasion racket caught

The Excise and Taxation Department has uncovered a tax evasion scam in the sale of ceramic tiles by producing incorrect details. Floor Tiles were sold out in Punjab, without paying tax.

Mother abandons 2-month-old twin daughters at Rajindra Hospital

A mother of twin girls, who are about two months old, abandoned her infants at the Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital here on Monday.

Former MLA Bir Devinder threatens to block GT Road

Former deputy speaker and ex-MLA of Sirhind Bir Devinder Singh on Monday threatened to block the GT Road here on September 3 if the police failed to arrest the accused in the murder of Congress supporter Abu Ram. 

Minor girl raped on pretext of marriage

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth on the pretext of marriage in Khadiyal village of Dirba subdivision of the district.

Woman beaten to death by husband, brother-in-law

A 45-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and brother-in-law on Saturday night in Alipur village of Amargarh subdivision of the district.

Providing uniforms to students in schools a challenge for teachers

For the past six years, the government has been providing `400 for a set of uniform, that includes a pant, a shirt, a pair of shoes, socks, a cap and a jersey and a dupatta for girl students.

DC approves district disaster mgmt plan

Deputy commissioner Arun Sekhri, who is also the chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority, on Saturday approved the detailed district disaster management plan (DDMP) to deal with calamities.

Thapar varsity organises blood-donation camp; 275 volunteers turn up

 The Thapar University organised a blood donation camp in association with the State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) at the former's campus here on Friday.

Villagers cry foul in blue-cards issuing

Residents across villages here alleged foul play in the list of names of those eligible for the blue card under the state's Atta-Dal scheme.

Huge rise in vegetables prices in Sangrur, housewives upset

From tomato to onion, prices of almost all vegetables have risen steadily in the city, disturbing substantially the kitchen budget of housewives.

Woman dies; husband arrested, in-laws booked on dowry charges

A 28-year-old woman Sarvjit Kaur of Bhagdana village here was allegedly poisoned to death by her in-laws for not bringing more dowry, on Monday.
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