The royal city of Punjab, Patiala, may soon need a squad of cats or eagles or a pied piper from Hamelin to deal with the alarming increase in rodent population in some areas of the old city.
Tightening its noose over educational institutes for not paying property tax, the municipal corporation authorities have sent notices to renowned schools, including Yadvindra Public School (YPS) and Lady Fatima School, to immediately pay tax arrears.
As part of the celebrations of the 98th Foundation Day of State Bank of Patiala (SBoP), a blood donation camp was organised by Infotech Academy of the bank here on Wednesday.
With the aim of achieving top position in the state for the implementation of the tobacco control programme, the district administration has decided to launch the anti-tobacco campaign strictly from Thursday.
Former Punjab chief minister and senior Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to mislead the people of the state by criticising its alliance partner, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
In a special drive against pressure horns in vehicles, the district police have challaned 777 vehicles and removed pressure horns from them in the district in the past two days.
A 12-year-old girl has accused her father of sexually exploiting her in Moonak sub-division of the district. The police have started investigation to arrest the accused.
Deciding a 26-year-old case, the Patiala district court has acquitted BJP leader and former chief parliamentary secretary Raj Khurana and Congress MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon besides 37 other accused in a fertiliser scam.
A day after former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu fired fresh salvos against Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, SAD cabinet ministers Sikander Singh Maluka and Sharanjit Singh Dhillon on Monday dubbed his remarks as “cheap stunt motivated by petty political publicity”.
Deciding a 26-year-old case, the Patiala district court has acquitted BJP leader and former chief parliamentary secretary Raj Khurana and Congress MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon besides 37 other accused in a fertiliser scam. Three men, however, including two nephews of Dhillon, have been held guilty in the 1995 case involving embezzlement of farm subsidies of `49 lakh through a bogus firm, and will be sentenced on November 21.
Eight persons — including seven of a family and the driver of the Innova car they were travelling in — were killed when their vehicle collided head-on with a canter coming from the opposite direction on the Delhi-Ludhiana national highway early on Monday morning.
Calling unemployment as the biggest challenge in Punjab, Congress MLA from Dhuri assembly segment Arvind Khanna on Monday slammed the state government for its failure to generate jobs for the youths.
Accusing Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal of misleading the people by making false claims of development, the district unit of the Congress on Monday held a protest in the city.
Sarpanch of Chandon village of Moonak sub-division of the district Mewa Ram died in a road accident near Moonak on Monday.
Seven members of the family and the driver of the taxi died in road accident on Delhi-Sangrur road, early Monday morning here. Malerkotla based Nand Lal, alog with his wife; two sisters, two brothers-in-law and nephew were going to Delhi.