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Inspector Harjinder Singh, station house officer (SHO) of Mulepur police station and constable Amandeep Singh, who was driving the car, died in a Scorpio-truck collision that took place at Mandi Gobingarh at around 3:30 pm on Friday.
The deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal inaugurated the restoration work of dried-up Rajindra lake on mall road here on Thursday.
Senior Akali minister Sikandar Singh Maluka has put his weight behind Patiala’s ex-mayor Jaspal Singh Pardhan after the CBI gave clean chit to the latter in a three-year-old murder case.
A mother’s complaint to deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal in Patiala on Wednesday, alleging kidnapping and rape with her daughter exposed the poor working of the local police department.
Amidst the outcry of public for development, the Patiala Municipal Corporation is carrying out massive development in “files”, as a forged bill scam has come to fore in civic body, involving bogus billing of works worth Rs 50 lakh. The bills were cleared by the authorities, even as no actual work was carried out on the field. And it’s just the tip of iceberg of a big scam, said sources.
With the Supreme Court verdict on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal issue looming over the poll-bound Punjab, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders from Patiala district submitted a memorandum along with copies of resolutions passed by over 700 panchayats to the deputy commissioner Ramvir Singh, claiming that the party would not allow sharing of Punjab waters with neighbouring states in any situation.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that resignation tendered by BJP member of Parliament Navjot Singh Sidhu from Rajya Sabha would have no impact on the SAD-BJP alliance.
Parents withdrew their wards from Pathankot-based private Chintpurni Medical College on Monday, in their fresh bid to mount pressure on the state government for early shifting of the MBBS students to other state-run medical colleges.
Once in race with Amarinder Singh for post of president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), senior Congress leader Lal Singh urged the party high command to declare Amarinder Singh as party’s CM candidate for 2017 state elections.
A 35-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for allegeldy raping his mother at their house in Nial village of Patran town of the district.
The Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) clean chit to former Patiala mayor Jaspal Singh Pardhan, who was booked for the murder of a woman in February 2013, may give boost to his political career.
Being a small party at the national level, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MPs get less time to speak in Parliament, said SAD Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, adding that nevertheless he would raise the issue of minimum support price (MSP) of crops and other national and international issues during the upcoming monsoon session.
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann on Friday alleged that he was put under house arrest by the police on Friday.
The post graduate doctors of Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, who had gone on strike, on Thursday, following the slapping incident involving a junior resident doctor in the emergency ward, here on Wednesday night, called off their protest after getting assurance of better security in the hospital from Dr Manjit Kaur Mohi, director, medical education and research, Punjab.
The police, on Thursday, arrested the owner of a local rehabilitation centre, along with his wife and five others, in connection with the murder of his servant.
The Patiala police, on Wednesday, claimed to have solved the murder mystery of a 60-year-old man on a temple premises within 24 hours of the incident with the arrest of a priest of a nearby temple, who was a friend of the victim.