Navrajdeep Singh is a senior staff correspondent. He covers agriculture, crime, local bodies, health and education in the Patiala district of Punjab.
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The development comes after the newly formed AAP government in Punjab sent a detailed proposal to its Delhi counterpart for resuming the bus service
The Punjabi University has roped in departments of history and Punjab historical studies and economics to conduct research on farmers’ protest
In May last year, cash-strapped Punjabi University’s internal audit department and finance wing had red-flagged fake billing scam amounting to ₹10 crore.
On Thursday, transport minister Laljit Singh Bhullar handed over appointment letters to as many as 25 drivers and conductors recruited by Pepsu road transport corporation (PRTC), which is to recruit at least 300 offshore employees.
Not paid salary for three years, Devinder Verma, a clerk at an employee of the Baba Hira Singh Bhattal Institute of Engineering and Technology, ended his life in his office on Tuesday night
ByNavrajdeep Singh, Sangrur:
Devinder Verma, who was posted as a clerk in the college, which is facing severe financial crisis for past three years and is on the verge of closure, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his office on the college premises
CM Bhagwant Mann’s visit came on a day Punjabi university passed its ₹206 crore deficit annual budget
ByNavrajdeep Singh, Patiala:
Health minister Vijay Singla said the process of deciding modalities to start mohalla clinics on the lines of Delhi is already underway
In the ongoing financial year, Punjabi University’s deficit is estimated at ₹129, while in 2020-21, it was ₹296 crore
The price of diesel sold to bulk users, including PRTC, has been hiked by about ₹25 per litre in line with a near 40% rise in international oil prices
National Medical Commission, in a notification issued on March 4, had said that foreign medical graduates whose internships were pending due to compelling situations, like war, are eligible to complete the remaining part of their internship in India
Government school teachers condemned random inspections at government schools by newly elected AAP MLAs across the state, terming it a futile exercise
According to sources, at least 27 Congress councillors are in talks with Ajitpal Singh Kohli and Dr Balbir Singh, the newly elected AAP MLAs from Patiala urban and rural seats, respectively
Rana Inder Partap Singh, son of cabinet minister Rana Gurjeet Singh, registered a convincing win with a margin of 11,731 votes from Sultanpur Lodhi constituency. He is the only independent candidate in the state to register victory
The grant-in-aid of ₹295.13 crore by the state government to the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) went into repayment to state coffers in form of pending road tax worth ₹291 crore
Though the National Medical Commission (NMC), in a notification issued on March 4, said that foreign medical graduates whose internships are pending due to compelling situations, like war, are eligible to complete the remaining part of their internship in India, there are no directions for those in the initial years of their course
Patiala mayor Sanjeev Sharma Bittu urges NGT to set aside verbal orders issued by the CM to halt the project
Arjun Batish, an MBBS student who reached Poland with a group of 50 Indians stuck in Kyiv, said the assistance from local Ukrainians, who provided them food and warm clothes, turned out to be a boon for them.
After assembly elections, RTAs starting withdrawing orders issued by Punjab transport department in December last year that had curtailed “illegal” route extensions and permits given to private operators
Even as an Air India plane from Mumbai landed in Ukraine’s neighbouring country, Romania, to evacuate students who had managed to make it across the border, those still stuck in parts of Ukraine said they have been left to fend for themselves
Political slugfest continues to affect the working of the Patiala municipal corporation. Senior deputy mayor Yoginder Singh Yogi said as far as development works are concerned, tenders have been awarded
Addressing gatherings in Patiala urban, Sanaur, Ghanaur, Samana, and Shutrana, before heading to Sangrur, the AAP chief ministerial face Bhagwant Mann targeted the former chief minister, stating that the latter’s political career would end with these elections.
Traditionally, electors in Malerkotla have invariably reposed faith in the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), but this time, the Aam Aadmi Party’s presence in the assembly segment has set new political dimensions. In the last five elections, the Congress has won thrice, while SAD represented the segment twice
With two-time sitting MLA Madan Lal Jalalpur of the ruling Congress facing strong opponents in veteran Akali leader Prem Singh Chandumajra and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Gurlal Singh Ghanaur amid a robust anti-incumbency, the Ghanaur assembly constituency in Patiala district is all set for a triangular fight in the assembly elections this time
In Patiala Urban constituency, a political hot seat, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is banking on a law graduate, Harpal Juneja, against four-time MLA and former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who is an IMA pass-out
From Patiala Urban, former CM Captain Amarinder Singh is going to face two ex-mayors of Patiala city, Congress’ Vishnu Sharma and AAP’s Ajitpal Singh Kohli, in the Punjab assembly polls
The Congress complaint says that Patiala IG has served as head of security of former Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh and there cannot be fair elections if he remains posted in Patiala, with Amarinder or family in poll pray
The projects include setting up of heritage street, multi-crore canal-based water supply project in Patiala district, rejuvenation of seasonal Chhoti Nadi and Badi Nadi, dairy shifting project and renovation of Rajindra Lake
Ajitpal Singh Kohli is a former mayor of Patiala from 2007 to 2012; his family had over seven decades of association with the Akali Dal.
The door-to-door strategy has worked for parties, with most candidates that the virtual poll campaign is no substitute for real, physical contact with people.