patiala

  • 100-year-old woman murdered in Patiala, rape suspected as body half-naked
    Sep 26, 2016 18:27 IST

    100-year-old woman murdered in Patiala, rape suspected as body half-naked

    “She was lying half-naked on the cot with blood all over her mattress. We trailed the blood stains and found her clothes from a nearby field,” said her grandson. The attackers, suspected to be drug addicts, took her to the fields and might have raped her before hitting her with a wooden baton. They then dragged her back to the place where she was sleeping and fled.

  • Finally, Patiala MC invites bids for setting up solid waste management plant
    Sep 27, 2016 15:21 IST

    Finally, Patiala MC invites bids for setting up solid waste management plant

    After a long wait of seven years, Patiala Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Monday finally floated the tender for setting up the municipal solid waste plant for city and 21 other municipal committees that fall in Patiala and Sangrur districts.

  • Bhattal slams SAD govt for assault on nurse in Moga; says AAP has no agenda for...
    Sep 26, 2016 14:36 IST

    Bhattal slams SAD govt for assault on nurse in Moga; says AAP has no agenda for...

    Former Punjab chief minister and senior Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal slammed Badal led government on Sunday for misgovernance and rampant corruption within state administration. She said law and order has collapsed completely in the state adding that crime against woman has shown considerable increase in the state.

  • Villages on Patiala’s periphery not keen on inclusion in MC limits
    Sep 26, 2016 14:25 IST

    Villages on Patiala’s periphery not keen on inclusion in MC limits

    The periphery villages seem to have dumped municipal corporation’s latest move to extend its limits.

  • People riding two-wheelers with covered faces to face police action in Patiala
    Sep 24, 2016 15:42 IST

    People riding two-wheelers with covered faces to face police action in Patiala

    People who ride a two-wheeler in Patiala, by covering their face to save themselves from dust or to avoid tanning due to sunlight need to beware, as it will now invite a police action against them.

  • Dengue bite: Patiala MC on fogging drive, health dept starts issuing challans
    Sep 23, 2016 14:55 IST

    Dengue bite: Patiala MC on fogging drive, health dept starts issuing challans

    As the dengue menace in the city has reached its peak, the authorities have finally woken out of the slumber and started taking stern steps to control the outbreak.

  • Poor drainage system in Lubana, Thuhi; Dalits harassed
    Sep 23, 2016 15:08 IST

    Poor drainage system in Lubana, Thuhi; Dalits harassed

    In yet another aversion to the dalits, as many as 40 Dalit families are being forced to live in insanitary conditions in Lubana Teku village, leading to poor health of the colony residents.

  • Private labs in Patiala collect samples without gloves
    Sep 22, 2016 15:20 IST

    Private labs in Patiala collect samples without gloves

    With the outbreak of dengue in the district, the number of patients has increased in the government hospital as well as the private laboratories to test dengue, malaria, chikungunya, etc.

  • MC says 101 projects rolled out in Patiala, ground zero tells different story
    Sep 22, 2016 15:14 IST

    MC says 101 projects rolled out in Patiala, ground zero tells different story

    Municipal corporation (MC) has reportedly misguided the state government over the status of road works in Patiala as several road works are yet to be started on ground but otherwise began in the compliance report that was recently submitted to the government department.

  • Haryana man held in Patiala for possessing 8-kg charas
    Sep 21, 2016 15:04 IST

    Haryana man held in Patiala for possessing 8-kg charas

    A Haryana resident was arrested for possessing 8-kg charas from near Purani Chungi area on the Rajpura road. The accused has been identified as Kabli of Karnal. He was produced in a court from where he was sent to 14-day judicial custody.

  • Punjabi varsity fined Rs 5.5 lakh for illegal use of electricity at hostel
    Sep 21, 2016 15:00 IST

    Punjabi varsity fined Rs 5.5 lakh for illegal use of electricity at hostel

    The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has slapped a fine of Rs 5.5 lakh on Punjabi University for unauthorised use of electricity.

  • 2 months on, budget nod for choe beautification project awaited
    Sep 19, 2016 14:56 IST

    2 months on, budget nod for choe beautification project awaited

    The project to facelift and beautify the city’s small choe (small rivulet) has yet not taken off despite the announcement by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal two months ago during his sangat darshan in Patiala.

  • ‘Toying with lives’: Hospitals in Patiala dist without child ventilator system
    Sep 18, 2016 16:29 IST

    ‘Toying with lives’: Hospitals in Patiala dist without child ventilator system

    Putting infant lives at risk, none of the government hospitals in the district have pediatric ventilator support system, which is necessary in case of premature births and for those infants suffering from other acute conditions.

  • Protesting Class-4 staff lock OT at Rajindra hospital, patients suffer
    Sep 17, 2016 16:49 IST

    Protesting Class-4 staff lock OT at Rajindra hospital, patients suffer

    Over 400 Class 4 employees of Government Rajindra Hospital, Dental College, Government Medical College, Ayurvedic College and TB Hospital went on an indefinite strike on Friday, locking the Rajindra hospital’s operation theatre (OT). Due to the strike, patients faced harassment and scheduled operations were postponed.

  • PMET 2016: No takers for NRI seats at BFUHS
    Sep 16, 2016 15:20 IST

    PMET 2016: No takers for NRI seats at BFUHS

    All 41 NRI seats have fallen vacant in government medical colleges across the state as none of the seven NRI students, who qualified through a separate entrance test, appeared in the counselling at Faridkot on Thursday.

  • Rice millers may boycott paddy-lifting this season
    Sep 15, 2016 16:11 IST

    Rice millers may boycott paddy-lifting this season

    The Punjab Rice Millers Association (PRMA) may boycott paddy lifting this season in the state. The association alleged that the government has been ignoring their demands for long as they do not constitute a big vote bank. “We will not approach any government agency till October 5 for allotments,” said Tarsem Lal Saini, president, PRMA. The association will take a final decision on the boycott at its general house meeting on October 5 in Jagraon, he said. There are around 3,200 rice millers in Punjab.