Six ducks died under mysterious circumstances in Bhambri village on Monday morning. Residents of the locality fear that bird flu could be the reason behind the deaths. Senior medical officer Sohan Lal Rana reached the venue and asked the people to inform the health department if more ducks died in the village pond.
Congress MLA and president of the district Congress committee (rural), Hardyal Singh Kamboj, sat on a hunger strike on Monday in front of the sub-divisional magistrate's office to protest against the lack of basic amenities for residents of Rajpura here
The lofty claims of the state government about focusing on higher education in the state have fallen flat, judging from its apathetic attitude towards libraries of government colleges and the district. The libraries throughout the state have been facing acute shortage of librarians.
The increasing number of stray cows and bulls has become a cause of worry for the farmers and residents of the region.In the fields, they damage standing crops and on roads in the cities and towns of the district, they become the cause of many accidents, including fatal ones.
Started in 2008, the widening of the 219-kilometre Zirakpur-Bathinda stretch of National Highway-64 has added a lot of papers to files but not moved an inch on the ground. In the initial plans, the wider road was to be ready by the end of 2010.
The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, organised a 3-day theatre festival as a part of their winter campaign at the Government Model Senior Secondary School here. It concluded on Saturday.
Stray animals roaming in the city amid poor visibility owing to dense blankets of fog have become a frequent cause of accidents.
As many as 2,205 students participated in the district-level Ramanujan Maths Award competitive exam held here on Sunday.
Hundreds of devotees paid obeisance at the tomb of Hazrat Sheikh Ahmed Farooqi Sirhindi Mujaddid Alif Sani on the first day of three-day Urs at Rauza Sharif in Sirhind on Saturday.
The police have recovered a suicide note from the house of convict Ravdeep Kaur who had gone missing from her house on December 15 while on parole.
Congress legislator from Dhuri assembly segment Arvind Khanna has admitted that he was among the Punjab Congress leaders, who had raised the demand for change of the party leadership in Punjab in a 'democratic way'.
Former chief minister and Congress MLA from Lehragaga assembly segment Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Saturday said the winter session of the Punjab Assembly starting Monday, will be stormy as the SAD-BJP government is likely to face heat on various issues.
More than thousand labourers took part in a protest march by the Labour (Paledar) Union against the state government over three months' dues in paddy procurement, on Friday.
Following directions of the Punjab and Haryana high court, the CBI is likely to start investigation in the infamous blind murder of Malerkotla boy Vidhu Jain (11), who was burnt alive in broad daylight on September 30 last year.
Expressing concern over safety in hostels, Mata Kaushalya College of Nursing's girl students and their parents staged a protest against the college management, on Friday.