Even as the chances of dengue and chikungunya have decreased due to the dip in temperature, 88 cases were reported from the district in the last 48 hours.
Former minister Surjit Singh Kohli has been appointed president of the Patiala (urban) unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
The local bodies department has issued a chargesheet against two former executive officers and four officials from the engineering and clerical branch of the Patiala Improvement Trust (PIT) in connection with the malpractices found in the renovation of a parking area at the Narendra Enclave.
Professor of management studies of Punjabi University, Dr Pushpinder Singh, a self-proclaimed ‘whistleblower’ in the university corruption case, has landed himself in a soup over the alleged permanent residency (PR) of Canada, a charge denied by him.
Residents of the posh colony, Patiala Development Authority (PDA)-Omaxe city, on the Sirhind road here have installed a cautionary flex board prohibiting the entry of leaders of the ruling SAD-BJP alliance to their colony. The residents have prohibited their entry in protest against the failure of the government to provide them basic amenities.
A family from Ghuman Nagar here appealed to the Union ministry of foreign affairs on Saturday through an e-mail to help locate their son who, the family says, has been missing in Canada for the past two days. Simranjeet Singh, 23, has been on a study visa in Canada for the past three years and, currently, resided at Hamilton in the state of Ontario.
The Max Institute of Health Education and Research’s skilled training centre at the government medical college’s prime property for imparting healthcare-related skilled courses to poor students has not made an impressive start. Against the initial target of free training to 1,000 students having annual family income below Rs 2 lakh in nine paramedical courses, the institute could manage to begin just two courses with overall strength of not more than 30 students even as the institute is slated for official opening next month.
Patiala mayor Amarinder Singh Bajaj has announced to sign sister-city agreement with the United States’ cities of Milwaukee and Stockton.
A police constable was suspended on Wednesday after he allegedly beat up a woman, police said in Sangrur.
Five people were booked in abetment to suicide case, police said. A 22-year-old youth committed suicide on Tuesday by consuming poison at his residence. The deceased left a suicide note naming the accused.
In a setback to the Punjab Congress in the Doaba region, party’s general secretary Kabir Dass, who is also Dera Sachkhand Ballan point man, resigned from the party on Tuesday.
The house number 2040/13 has been locked by the police at Jourian Bhattian where last night a 60-year-old woman and her intellectually challenged son committed suicide and burned themselves by pouring kerosene and setting themselves on fire inside their house.
In another case of negligence at Rajindra Hospital here, a 24-year-old man died early morning on Tuesday, allegedly due to carelessness on the part of hospital’s staff, who failed to provide emergency facility to the patient at ward number 15.
On the call of Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh to plaster Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal face on all effigies and set them on fire, Congress workers burned ‘chitta’ Ravan here on Monday before the bus stand traffic lights and raised slogans against the state government.
The strike by nurses and the ancillary staff demanding regularisation of their jobs has adversely affected medical services at the Rajindra hospital here
The Patiala Improvement Trust (PIT) has flouted another deadline for allotting plots at SST Nagar under a housing scheme mooted in 2010.