CHANDIGARH: The State Election Commission, Punjab has announced the Panchayat Elections scheduled and fixed July 3, 2013 as the date of polling.
CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa challenging the ward-bandi of panchayats in the state. This has paved the way for holding early panchayat elections. The court also vacated the stay on poll notification.
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bakwa has expressed grief over the sad demise of veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister Mr V.C.Shukla in a private hospital in Gurgaon today.
Chandigarh : The Punjab Congress today continued its protest against Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka as party workers from Patiala district staged a dharna near the party office here. They also submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister’s Office, demanding a CBI inquiry into the books scam.
CHANDIGARH: Congress spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira said decline in sex ratio in Bathinda district goes on to prove that ‘Nanhi-Chhaan’ founded by Harsimrat Kaur MP, is less of a fight against female foeticide and more of a political campaign for her image makeover.
Patiala: Former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Union Minister Preneet Kaur on Sunday asked the state government to ensure rehabilitation of all the traders affected by the High Court’s order, directing that the commercial establishments be removed from the residential areas in the city.
AMRITSAR: A student of Class 8 was raped by her classmate in Amritsar. The classmate also threatened the girl with dire consequences, the police said.
KHADUR SAHIB: US based Sikh organization Guru Gobind Singh Foundation (GGSF) has honoured Baba Sewa Singh, a renowned environmentalist and a humanitarian from Punjab, for his contribution in the field of education, environment conservation, sports and social work.