Patiala district encompasses seven assembly constituencies of Punjab, but the main focus this time around is going to be on Patiala Urban, former CM Capt Amarinder Singhs home turf.
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Former CM Amarinder Singhs loyal Sanjeev Sharma Bittu has filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana high court against his suspension and the general House proceedings of the Municipal Corporation, where he allegedly lost his vote of confidence.
Two days after SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal issued his partys 13-point agenda for the industry, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday accused it of making false promises and claims, saying SAD had fudged the investment figures during the 2015 investors summit hosted by it. Sidhu was in Ludhiana to meet party workers, leaders and office-bearers of various boards and corporations.
As a large number of residents are yet to receive their second jab of Covid-19 vaccination, the district administration has evolved a multi pronged strategy wherein 35 permanent vaccination centres have been set up in the district, besides the SDMs have been directed to set up call centres through which they would call such persons and motivate them to get fully vaccinated.
This meeting was also attended by commissioner of police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, SSP Ludhiana (Rural) Raj Bachan Singh Sandhu, SSP Khanna Gursharandeep Singh Grewal, ADC (General)-cum-additional district electoral officer Rahul Chaba, besides several others.
The national coordination committee of electricity employees and engineers has decided to hold a day-long demonstration on the day the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2021 is placed in Parliament, said V K Gupta, spokesperson of the All-India Power Engineers Federation.
Following personal enmity over petty issues, a woman kidnapped 2.5 years daughter of her neighbour and buried her in a vacant plot in Salem Tabri area on Sunday afternoon. The police rescued the girl and rushed her to the DMC hospital; however the doctors declared her brought dead.
A 36-year-old man allegedly stabbed his sisters three-and-a-half-year-old daughter with an ice pick around 25 to 30 times on Saturday, said police after arresting him under murder charges.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) search operation at multiple locations under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in Punjab, including five premises in Ludhiana, ended late Thursday.
Later in the day, Sisodia tweeted that he would wait for the list of 250 schools from Punjab which improved in last five years and he would also send his list and together they would go to these schools and would also invite the media.
After hearing an application for urgent hearing moved by Balwant Singh Khera in the case seeking directions to the EC to set aside the registration of SAD as a political party, Delhi high court on Thursday fixed date for hearing on February 25.
Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday raided eight places in Punjab including several premises in Ludhiana and one each in Mohali, Banga and Chandigarh.
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi appears to be increasing his focus on Doaba region, especially on reserved seats. After announcing development projects worth Rs 157.96 crore for Adampur constituency on November 15, he announced projects of worth over Rs 100 crore for Banga constituency on Tuesday. Both the seats are currently held by SAD.
Haryana home and health minister Anil Vij said that the Cancer Tertiary Hospital coming up within the premises of the civil hospital, Ambala Cantonment is the most modern cancer hospital in the region where world-class facilities will be available for the treatment of patients.
The residents of Dugri village in ward number 43 have showed resentment against the civic authorities and elected representatives of the area for not paying attention towards their requirements.
As Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi announced projects worth over Rs 100 crore in Banga constituency, he announced that the assembly segment would be looked after by his principal secretary Hussan Lal on whom he showered a lot of praise. There is already speculation in the Congress circles that the senior bureaucrat is keen to contest elections from the constituency.