Claiming to have solved the double murder of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) women’s wing district president Jaspal Kaur Dharni and her son Ajit Singh, the police on Friday booked the SAD leader’s part-time driver for murder.
The 40th All India Electricity Sports Control Board Football Tournament organised by the Punjab state power corporation limited (PSPCL) began at Patiala on Friday morning.
A crisis of sorts has developed at the mandis (grain markets) in the district as government and private agencies that have purchased stocks of wheat have yet to despatch it out.
After requesting the electricity regulator to enhance the tariff, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) now wants to burden the consumers further to recover Rs 391 crore it has paid as fine for taking coal out of the Pachwara mine in Jharkhand.
A day after the confessional statement of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) women’s wing district president Jaspal Kaur Dharni’s driver, the Patiala police said it got some leads pointing at the involvement of family members in the double murder case.
A middle age farmer committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at here Bhadso village on Wednesday as he could not settle the financial dispute with a moneylender over the piece of land. A court had also given judgment against the farmer.
District and sessions judge-cum-chairman, district legal services authority, Balbir Singh, said on Thursday that the courts of Sangrur district and its sub-divisions Dhuri, Sunam, Moonak and Malerkotla would take up family and labour cases at lok adalats on Sarurday and solve them mutually. Singh said there would be no court fee for hearing of the cases.
It's a deserted hall, considering the number rare manuscripts and books here. Moreover, most of the 250 daily visitors to the central-state library in the district are students - interested only in screening books to help them prepare for competitive examinations.
Congress leader and Patiala MLA Preneet Kaur on Wednesday said her party's grievance about the "arbitrary and discriminatory" method employed for registration of beneficiaries for the revised Atta-Dal scheme in the state stood vindicated as nearly 50% beneficiaries were allegedly found to be bogus.
In a noble way to commemorate the World Earth Day, the judges of the Fatehgarh Sahib sessions division planted saplings in and around the judicial complex and ADR Centre on Wednesday.
The district president of the Shiromani Akali Dal women's wing (rural) and her son were found dead under mysterious circumstances on Tuesday. The deceased have been identified as Jaspal Kaur Dharni, 48, and her son Ajit Singh Dharni (24).
After being removed as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) parliamentary party leader, Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi on Tuesday again challenged the party's decision to expel Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan and dared the AAP leadership to expel him too.
Punjab and Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki has run into trouble with the Congress for saying at a university convocation in Phagwara on Monday that he hoped to see Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal as country's next president.
The Patiala police have booked in-laws of a 25-year-old woman in an attempt to murder case and subjecting the woman to cruelty on Monday.
Doctors treating three of a family suffering from Landry-Guillain-Barre (LGB) syndrome have advised the family to shift the three to government Rajindra hospital, but the family is reluctant to shift them from Rajpura civil hospital.