Patiala

  • A farmer working in his fields as dark clouds loomed large over Bathinda on Tuesday. Sanjeev Kumar/HT
    Jul 27, 2015 21:51 IST

    Farmers’ body seeks reforms in agriculture sector

    A delegation of the Consortium of Indian Farmers Association (CIFA) has met Union parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu and apprised him of several issues concerning farmers’ fraternity and urged him to raise the demands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Parkash Singh Badal, chief minister, Punjab
    Jul 26, 2015 20:59 IST

    CM Parkash Singh Badal says forces against peace will never succeed

    Claiming that some forces inimical to the progress of the state were bent on disrupting its hard-earned peace, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has said that he would not allow theses forces to succeed till his last breath.

  • Bir Devinder Singh is former deputy speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha. HT Photo
    Jul 26, 2015 20:45 IST

    Union agriculture min requires psychiatric counselling: Bir Devinder

    Congress leader and former deputy speaker of Vidhan Sabha, Bir Devinder Singh, has crticised the statement of Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh where he had listed "failed love affairs, impotency and dowry" as some of the causes for suicides by farmers.

  • Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal arriving
    Jul 26, 2015 16:29 IST

    Pro-Khalistan slogans raised during Badal's function

    Activists of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD-Amritsar) On Sunday raised pro-Khalistan slogans during an address by Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, who cautioned against attempts to foment sectarian divide and fanaticism.

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    Jul 25, 2015 19:24 IST

    Jalandhar villager killed as truck falls into Patiala drain

    A man was killed and another injured when a Tata Mini truck fell into a drain from a bridge at Duggal village near Patran town of this district close to Friday midnight.

  • Electricity
    Jul 25, 2015 19:16 IST

    Government gears up for filling posts in PSPCL, PSERC

    A major reshuffle in the management of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is expected, as the process is on to select a Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) member and finalise three power corporation directors.

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    Jul 24, 2015 18:26 IST

    One arrested under NDPS Act

    Ranike police arrested one Chano of Samundgarh Channa village under sections 22/61/85 of the NDPS Act and recovered 1,050 tablets of Aldix-05 from his possession. Sub-inspector Anwar Ali said that during routine checking near Hasanpur village, Chano was arrested and a case has been registered at Dhuri Sadar police station.

  • Right to Information
    Jul 24, 2015 18:17 IST

    Sangrur: PMO delays information under RTI Act

    Right to Information (RTI) activist Kamal Anand has not yet received information on his RTI application, dated May 19, 2015, addressed to the central public information officer (CPIO), ministry of home affairs, seeking details of expenditure on Prime Ministers' foreign visits, who all accompanied them, as well as of their time-to-time domestic tours from 2004-2015.

  • Amarinder Singh-N
    Jul 23, 2015 20:49 IST

    Capt Amarinder asks Modi tough question on OROP

    Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi that if his government can provide Jammu and Kashmir with a special package of Rs 1 lakh crore, what prevents it from sparing Rs 9,100 crore for 'one rank, one pension' (OROP) for ex-servicemen?

  • A view of Punjabi University
    Jul 23, 2015 18:33 IST

    PU's EMRC declared nodal centre to produce electronic and digital educational content

    Punjabi University's Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC) has been declared as a "nodal centre" to produce electronic and digital educational content and will cover Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and their surrounding areas.

  • Punjab Cabinet Minister Parminder Singh Dhinda-n
    Jul 23, 2015 18:11 IST

    Dhindsa announces grants worth Rs 2.5 crore in Lehra constituency

    Punjab finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa announced grants worth more than Rs 2.5 crore on the last day of his sangat darshan tour in Lehra constituency. Dhindsa was on a two-day visit in Lehra.

  • Farmer
    Jul 22, 2015 22:32 IST

    Farmers' suicide cases: Punjab govt alters compensation policy for 5th time since 2001

    Even though the SAD-BJP government has come up with fresh relief package to compensate affected families of farmers who have committed suicide, it has failed to heal their scar. Ironically, it is for the fifth time that the Punjab government has given its nod to compensation policies since 2001.

  • Punjab Cabinet Minister Parminder Singh Dhinda-n
    Jul 22, 2015 19:40 IST

    SAD-BJP govt working towards development of state: Dhindsa

    Punjab finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa here on Wednesday said the SAD-BJP government was working for the betterment of the masses. He said the government was working for the development in the state and it was the Congress party which had always misled the general public.

  • alcohol
    Jul 22, 2015 19:35 IST

    Sangrur: Police recover 400 bottles of country made liquor

    Sangrur police on Tuesday recovered 400 bottles of country made liquor in two separate incidents here and have registered cases under sections 61/1/14 of the Excise Act.

  • Injured
    Jul 22, 2015 10:41 IST

    4 injured in Patiala violence, elections ‘rigged’ by Akalis

    Four people were injured in a group clash on Tuesday here as the assembly-constituency-level elections of the Youth Congress were rigged with Akali help.