Patiala

  • Police doing lathi charge
    Aug 01, 2015 21:33 IST

    Unemployed linemen lathi-charged

    Five linemen were injured in police lathi-charge when they forcibly tried to enter the residence of finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Saturday. Two were rushed to the hospital and later discharged after the first aid. The unemployed linemen were protesting to press their demands for jobs.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Aug 01, 2015 21:15 IST

    Seven arrested for gambling from hotel in Sangrur

    Police arrested seven persons for gambling at a vacant plot adjoining Ghajini hotel, in Sangrur on Saturday.

  • Symbolic photo: liquor vend
    Jul 31, 2015 19:05 IST

    114 bottles of illicit liquor seized in Sangrur

    The police recovered 114 bottles of country-made liquor in Sangrur on Thursday and arrested two persons in this connection.

  • Udham Singh-N
    Jul 31, 2015 18:55 IST

    Book release: 'Gatha Udham Singh' written by HC Arora

    ‘Gatha Udham Singh’, a book on freedom fighter Udham Singh, written by senior advocate of Punjab and Haryana high court HC Arora, was released by him along with Right to Information Act (RTI) activist Jatinder Jain on the 75th martyrdom day of Saheed Udham Singh here on Friday.

  • Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal. HT
    Jul 31, 2015 15:35 IST

    Badal seeks central help to modernise Punjab Police

    A day after union home minister Rajnath Singh lauded the role of Punjab Police in neutralising the three Pakistani terrorists at Dinanagar, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal urged the Centre to provide financial assistance to help modernise the state’s police force.

  • Balwant Singh Rajoana, key accused in former Punjab CM Beant Singh's murder case. (HT Photo)
    Jul 31, 2015 12:28 IST

    After Yakub’s hanging, focus back on Beant Singh’s assassin Rajoana

    With the hanging of Yakub Memon on Thursday morning, the focus has once again shifted to Patiala Central Jail, where Balwant Singh Rajoana is facing death sentence for former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh’s assassination.

  • A view of Punjabi University
    Jul 30, 2015 23:10 IST

    3 varsities to receive Rs 10-lakh grant each for farmer suicide survey

    Three varsities in the state - Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, Punjabi University, Patiala, and Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, have each been granted Rs 10 lakh by the state government to carry out a state-level survey on farmer suicides. The varsities had been awaiting such funds since 2011.

  • police gym equipments Nabha Jail Patiala
    Jul 29, 2015 21:57 IST

    SSP takes stock of security arrangements at Nabha jail

    In the wake of the Dinanagar terrorist attack on Monday, the Patiala police are leaving no stone unturned to ensure security arrangements in and around district, with senior officers overseeing arrangements while deploying maximum security at the Nabha central jail.

  • Deputy commissioner Varun Roojam
    Jul 28, 2015 22:31 IST

    DC pulls up officials not attending plan panel meet

    Irked over indiscipline among officials, deputy commissioner Varun Roojam has sought explanation from heads of several public departments for skipping district planning committee meeting on Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • murder
    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.