After getting the number in Sangrur, Bhawanigarh municipal committees and Amargarh nagar panchayat, the ruling SAD-BJP alliance has started talks with independents to form councils where it is falling short of majority.
A day after the Congress faced an embarrassing defeat in the municipal committee elections, the party received another jolt on Thursday, as it lost to the Shiromani Akali Dal in the bypolls held in two wards of the Patiala Municipal Corporation. The SAD managed to retain both the seats with a good margin.
The Punjab agriculture department has distributed 15,000 quintals of wheat seeds on Rs 95 lakh subsidy over the past two years.
Internet and social networking sites have reduced attention span of people who read texts superficially, said writer Rupa Bajwa at Punjabi University on Tuesday.
The sleuths of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Tuesday arrested a Public Works Department (PWD) junior engineer while accepting a bribe of Rs 4,500 from a contractor.
Candidates of various political parties have gone all out to ensure win in these municipal elections in the historic town of Malerkotla, which is known for its caste based politics.
Punjabi University vice chancellor Jaspal Singh on Tuesday inaugurated 'FETE-2015', a fair organised by the varsity's women's club in association with the centre of women's studies near sports complex.
Women in Sangrur are taking keen interest in the municipal committee elections and are going from door to door to ensure the victory of women candidates from Sangrur, which is known for its skewed sex ratio of 845 girls against 1,000 boys.
Two days before the municipal committee goes to the polls, the police on Monday recovered the body of a niece of a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate from a canal near Malerkotla.
Only 46% voters cast their franchise in the byelections for two wards of Patiala municipal corporation on Sunday, 14% less in comparison to 2012 municipal polls.
A delegation of 21 Rotarians from England helped the district health department in providing polio drops to around 1.25 lakh children at various places in Patiala on the first day of the campaign on Sunday.
A warden of a Government Physical College hostel in Patiala beat a student to death following a brief argument between them, police said.
Mahinder Kaur, 70, travelled all the way from Hisar district of Haryana to meet her old friends at the Mela Dhiyaan Da -- a festival of the daughters, by the daughters and for the daughters - at the government high school Benra on Sunday.
A controversy has erupted over the Punjab government not according state honours to a two-time former minister and senior Congress leader Jasjit Singh Randawa at his funeral in Chandigarh on Saturday.
After the intensive election campaign for by polls in ward number 8 and 46, the district election office has all set for the polling on 10 polling booths today. The ward number 8 is reserved, whereas the ward number 46 is the general ward.