• Electricity
    May 23, 2015 19:24 IST

    PSPCL officials on raid to check power theft attacked

    The officials of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), who had gone to conduct a raid to check power theft in Bhagi Wander village on Saturday morning, were attacked by the residents after the officials found some of them indulging in theft of power.

  • Indian Judiciary
    May 23, 2015 18:38 IST

    Faridkot: New court inaugurated for Jaitu subdivision

    Justices TPS Mann and Lisa Gill, judges of the Punjab and Haryana high court, on Saturday, jointly inaugurated the new sub-divisional level judicial court in Jaitu town of the district.

  • Gurnam Singh at his house in Lopo village in Moga on Friday. HT Photo
    May 22, 2015 23:26 IST

    54-year-old Dalit man chained in house by family

    Penury dulls sensibilities and in a shocking instance of this, a 54-year-old Dalit man has been chained in his own house by his wife and children for over six months now at Lopo village under Nihal Singh Wala subdivision, 25 km from the district headquarter.

  • Union cabinet minister Harsimrat Badal. HT Photo.
    May 22, 2015 20:24 IST

    NDA’s one year rule has pulled country out of quagmire: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

    Union minister for food processing industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal said here on Friday that the NDA government’s one-year rule at the Centre has pulled the country out of the quagmire of corruption.

  • Parkash singh badal.HT/photo
    May 21, 2015 20:30 IST

    Badal slams Congress for demanding Prez rule in Punjab

    Slamming the Congress for demanding the President's Rule in the state, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said the demand was "totally baseless, absurd and without any legal sanctity".

  • Seniors relax by the sea
    May 21, 2015 19:48 IST

    Rs 2.61 crore disbursed as old age pension in Moga

    The district social security department has disbursed Rs 2.6 crore as financial help to 52,258 elderly people across the district under the Punjab government's old age pension scheme.

  • Union cabinet minister Harsimrat Badal. HT Photo.
    May 21, 2015 19:03 IST

    Harsimrat justifies imposition of cess on diesel, petrol in Punjab

    Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, on Thursday, justified the Punjab government's decision to levy cess on consumers to mobilise additional revenue of Rs 1,400 crore annually. "To improve the infrastructure of the state, we can afford to impose tax on fuel and other services."

  • bus vandalise
    May 20, 2015 22:09 IST

    Faridkot violence: Minor released from custody

    The Juvenile Justice Board on Wednesday ordered the release of the 13-year-old boy who had been arrested on May 6 after activists of the Punjab Students Union and Naujawan Bharat Sabha allegedly damaged a bus here. The boy was released from the juvenile home and handed him over to his maternal grandmother Balvir Kaur.

  • Balwinder Singh Bhunder
    May 20, 2015 22:01 IST

    Bhunder now does flip-flop, says police nab drug addicts, not big suppliers

    A day after bringing embarrassment to the party by confessing that he had saved drug peddlers in the past, Rajya Sabha MP and SAD general secretary Balwinder Singh Bhunder, now, seems to be doing a flip-flop. Apparently having been pulled up by the party top brass and following sharp reactions from different quarters on his statement, Bhunder in an attempt to make his point clear made different statements verbally and in written.

  • child abuse minor rape
    May 20, 2015 20:37 IST

    Muktsar police say molestation complaint false, to cancel FIR

    The Muktsar police have decided to cancel the FIR after finding the complaint by two minor sisters from Kotli Sangar village, in which they had alleged that the conductor of a private bus service had tried to molest them, as false.

  • Crime
    May 20, 2015 19:57 IST

    Eve-teasing at schools: Panchayats' grants to be suspended if school heads don't cooperate, says DC

    The grant of a panchayat will be 'suspended' if it does not co-operate with the head of the government school in the village to deal with complaints of eve-teasing and takes steps to ensure the security of the women staff as well as girl students in future.

  • A Facebook user
    May 20, 2015 19:38 IST

    Bathinda: Two held for uploading girl's morphed photo on Facebook

    The police have arrested two people for allegedly uploading a morphed objectionable photo of a minor girl on the social networking website Facebook.

  • Local Congress MLA Amarinder Singh Raja Warring
    May 19, 2015 09:47 IST

    In Faridkot, Youth Congress seeks protesters’ release

    Gidderbaha MLA and national president of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) Amrinder Singh Raja Warring along with hundreds of party workers on Monday staged a protest demanding the immediate release of the student union activists from Faridkot jail.

  • murder
    May 18, 2015 20:49 IST

    Farmer ends life in Moga over land dispute, 13 booked

    An elderly farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance following a land dispute at Kokri Kalan village under the Dharamkot subdivision, 23 km from the district headquarters, on Monday.

  • Murder, torture, humiliation
    May 18, 2015 19:24 IST

    Bathinda: Newly married woman dies under mysterious circumstances

    A newly married woman died under mysterious circumstances at her house near Bahia Fort on Sunday evening. Meanwhile, the victim's parents alleged that their daughter was murdered by her in-laws.