• A view of the Bathinda thermal plant. HT file photo
    Jun 03, 2015 19:58 IST

    Thermal power plant at Lehra Mohabat awarded

    The state-owned thermal power plant at Lehra Mohabat has been awarded by the Central Electricity Authority under the "performance of thermal power stations" category.

  • A youngster drinking water
    Jun 03, 2015 19:51 IST

    Govt approves Rs 2,800 crore for water, sanitation projects

    The state cabinet has given green light to water supply and sanitation projects worth `2,800 crore in collaboration with the World Bank, the government said on Wednesday.

  • Parkash singh badal.HT/photo
    Jun 01, 2015 21:25 IST

    Badal stresses on diversification, change in crop compensation rules

    Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal emphasised here on Monday on crop diversification and also change in rules on payment of compensation for crop damage.

  • handcuff
    Jun 01, 2015 19:36 IST

    Five held for robbery, cops recover jewellery worth Rs 3 lakh

    The police claimed to have busted a gang of robbers and recovered gold and silver ornaments worth more than Rs 3 lakh from their possession.

  • WhatsApp
    May 31, 2015 22:38 IST

    Jail dept takes to WhatsApp to monitor staff functioning

    In what could be described an instance of 'out of the box' thinking, senior officials in the state's jail department have adopted popular messaging service, WhatsApp, to supervise and monitor the functioning of jails across the state from its Chandigarh headquarters.

  • Drugs-n
    May 31, 2015 18:25 IST

    Five arrested with drugs in Sangrur

    The district police have arrested five people under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) in separate incidents. Two cases were registered in Malerkotla with city police stations 1 and 2.

  • Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal during the Malti Gyan Peeth Puraskar 2015 at FICCI auditorium in New Delhi.
    May 31, 2015 18:11 IST

    CM Badal declares 2015-16 as the 'year of development' in state

    Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, on Sunday, declared 2015-16 as the 'year of development' in the state.

  • Chandumajra
    May 30, 2015 22:43 IST

    Badal resort row: If Tatas can get roads for investment, why not Badals, says Chandumajra

    Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) general secretary and Anandpur Sahib Member of Parliament Prem Singh Chandumajra has defended the ruling Badal family in the raging controversy over the construction of a road leading to a resort they own at Palanpur village in SAS Nagar district by saying that all states provide such infrastructure to investors.

  • MP Dharamvira Gandhi
    May 30, 2015 22:04 IST

    Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi opposes ban on students group at IIT Madras

    Lashing out at union ministry of human resource development for banning a group of student at IIT-Madras, member parliament from Patiala Dharamvira Gandhi termed the move as 'unconstitutional' and 'undemocratic'.

  • Fire Fighters in Patiala
    May 30, 2015 10:38 IST

    15 students rescued after building catches fire in Patiala

    Friday proved to be a day of lucky escape for Patiala residents as fire at two locations was reported, but there were no injuries or deaths.

  • Students appearing for 10+2 exams of Punjab School Education Board in Jalandhar. Pardeep Pandit/HT
    May 28, 2015 22:22 IST

    Students promoted, but teachers to explain their 'poor performance'

    Even though the students, who have passed class X examination of Punjab School Education Board are promoted to next class, but the government teachers with poor and negative results in their respective subjects, may face ire of Punjab education department.

  • Electricity
    May 27, 2015 22:18 IST

    PSPCL gets cheaper power in peak summer

    Call it the effect of economic slowdown or a stroke of luck. The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has bought power from private companies at the rate of Rs 3.44 per unit during the peak summer, when the rate is usually around Rs 5 a unit.

  • Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, former Punjab chief minister. HT Photo
    May 27, 2015 22:01 IST

    Modi govt has failed to set any development agenda: Bhattal

    Former chief minister and senior Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal said here on Wednesday that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the Centre has been an absolute failure as it has failed to set any agenda for the development of the country.

  • Punjab language department burns all copies of banned book. HT Photo
    May 27, 2015 21:38 IST

    Punjab government burns all copies of banned book

    To settle the fire it started by re-launching a book banned for objectionable references to the first Sikh Guru, the Punjab language department on Wednesday burnt the entire stock of the copies.

  • The Orbit Bus impounded by the police at Bagapurana Police Station near Moga on Friday. JS Grewal/HT
    May 27, 2015 21:30 IST

    At PRTC function, transport minister on Orbit-praising trip

    Punjab transport minister Ajit Singh Kohar on Wednesday used an official function of the state-run Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) to praise Orbit Aviation, the private bus company of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal that is drawing flak since the Moga molestation and murder case.