Even though it was on Wednesday that the Supreme Court ordered the cancellation of the coal block to Punjab, the private supplier, Panem, has not been providing coal to the state from the Jharkhand-based mine since September 18.
After almost a year of the murder of Malerkotla boy Vidhu Jain, the case was on Wednesday notified to be moved to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), finally. Punjab and Haryana high court had ordered the Punjab government to make the handover before September 29.
As Punjab is already short of coal for its power utilities, the Supreme Court's order of cancelling 214 blocks has come as a major blow to the state as the only mine allotted to it has been cancelled. The mine caters to 60% of coal to three government-owned power plants.
The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC), which has been reeling under financial crisis, has floated a fresh proposal to the Punjab government, demanding to merge it with the Punjab Roadways for better functioning.
A day after the Patiala municipal corporation (MC) sealed five commercial units in different areas of the city for not paying house-tax returns, the civic body softened its stand on Rajindra Gymkhana Club.
Four people, including a CRPF jawan, were killed and another seriously injured in a road accident that occurred near Benra village on Ludhiana-Sangrur road on Wednesday.
Local senior administrative officers who had intervened in the spat between Congress Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Kuljit Singh Nagra and Fatehgarh Sahib sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Pooja Syal Grewal, to broker a compromise between the two, said their efforts proved futile.
The police on Tuesday recovered 34 live rocket launchers, two air launchers and 800 cartridges from a sub canal of the Bhakra canal near Mullanpur Khurd village.
Patiala Municipal Corporation's (PMC) undeveloped park in Guru Nanak Nagar area is now being eyed by the land mafia. Yet, even with influential politicians on their side, encroachers have not been successful in their bid to take over the area of 2,400 square yards, following objections raised by locals.
Tightening its noose around house tax defaulters for not complying with notices issued by Patiala Municipal Corporation (PMC) to pay pending house tax arrears, the civic body sealed five commercial establishments in different areas on Tuesday.
Accusing Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for misleading people of the state in the name of development, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chotepur said the party's main objective was to make the state free from of the Badals, and the party was working hard to achieve this target in the next assembly elections.
In an embarrassment to the district police, Vigilance Bureau (VB) sleuths on Monday nabbed a head constable red-handed while accepting a bribe of rs10,000.
Members of the Rotary Club of Sirhind on Monday donated rs 1 lakh to J&K flood victims. The members gave it be deposited in the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Accepting the cheque, deputy commissioner (DC) Arun Sekhri appreciated their efforts. He said it was the public's duty help the victims.
Punjabi University students on Monday ended their four-day protest after authorities assured to roll back the fee hike decision.Students, under the banner of Punjab Students' Union (PSU), Democratic Students' Union (DSU), Student Welfare Organisation and Organisation of Punjabi University Students (OPUS), had laid seize on the vice-chancellor's office since September 18.
Tardy police inquiry into a liquor haul from the house of an Akali councillor’s father has put a question mark on the integrity of police functioning in the case.