“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.
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.
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.
The periphery villages seem to have dumped municipal corporation’s latest move to extend its limits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has slapped a fine of Rs 5.5 lakh on Punjabi University for unauthorised use of electricity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.