Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday accused former chief minister of Punjab Surjit Singh Barnala of "ditching" Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) by fielding his grandson on a Congress ticket for Dhuri by-election.
Rural dispensaries in the state are ailing for want of funds and unable to buy free medicines for patients for more than five months now, with the state’s finance department not releasing the requisite funds to the rural development and panchayats ministry.
The Congress hand, seen behind Sanjha Morcha leader Simarpartap Singh Barnala during the filing of his nomination papers for the Dhuri assembly seat, is missing from his byelection campaign.
A special district consultative committee meeting convened by the State bank of Patiala on Thursday concluded with fixing a Rs 4,631-crore target for disbursement of loans by banks in the next financial year, 13% more than the previous year.
Police on Thursday said they have busted a gang of robbers by arresting five out of its seven members on the Rajpura- Sirhind Road.
Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday ridiculed Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for questioning then Congress government’s (2002-07) achievements, asking him (Sukhbir) to list if he had any achievement except for pushing the state into bankruptcy and drug addiction.
Demanding a proper seniority policy, a delegation of professors from government colleges met Punjab higher education minister Surjit Singh Rakhra on Wednesday.
Seven candidates filed nominations for the April 11 Dhuri bypoll on the last date on Tuesday, taking the total number to 14.
A man was arrested with 52 kg poppy husk near Ladpur village of the district on Thursday following a routine inspection by Central intelligence Agency staff Sirhind.
Though the two are often seen targeting each other, the Congress on Tuesday handily helped one of the groups of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in getting one of its councilors elected president of the Nabha municipal committee.
A day after targeting Gobind Singh Longowal, SAD-BJP candidate in the Dhuri assembly byelection, former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh himself is in the Akali firing line.
Anticipating backslash during the assembly byelection here, the Punjab government has shelved its plan to invest Rs 50 crore in building a meat-processing unit in the constituency
A local mobile shop owner has accused an assistant sub-inspector and a constable of Sirhind police of illegally arresting him and taking bribe from him.
With Nabha municipal committee slated to hold elections to the post of president for the third time on Tuesday, the Shiromani Akali Dal is still undecided over the final name of the councillor to be elected, a dilemma which could postpone the elections yet again.
Even though the Patiala municipal corporation (MC) has started collecting property tax on new rates in February, the survey intended to prepare the database of tax units is stuck in a limbo since the last six months.