Everything you need to know about Patiala: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Patiala: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Ajit Chandila of Rajasthan Royals was about to spot-fix in another Indian Premiere League (IPL) match too for which he had taken Rs.15 lakh from a Punjab-based bookie, police claimed here Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Indian boxers are set to begin their 2013 season with a couple of international exposure tours leading up to the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in June, where the participation of the Indian team has been sanctioned by the International Boxing Association (AIBA).
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A middle-aged couple was stabbed to death here by their police constable son, while his wife looked on, following an argument over the victims' interference in his marital affairs, police said Sunday. The accused was arrested.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A middle-aged couple was Sunday brutally stabbed to death by their police constable son here following an argument over the victims' alleged interference in his marital affairs, police said. The accused has been arrested.
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) Navjot Singh Sidhu had a chequered stint with the Indian cricket team. Either he was a plodder or ended up with the 'Sixer Sidhu' sobriquet, given the number of sixes he started hitting late in his career. Once, he even walked out of the team during a series in England. In his political career too, as the MP representing Amritsar in the Lok Sabha, Sidhu has remained close to controversy.
Jammu, Apr 12 (ANI): Jammu city came alive with enthralling performances by folk artists from the northeast during an event titled 'octave 2013'.
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh, who has been accused of consuming drugs, was Saturday dropped from the India squad which is to tour Cyprus and Cuba.
Shimla, April 6 (IANS) Fifty-two intrepid cyclists set out from here Saturday for the second off-road mountain biking adventure race, Shimla Edition 2013, organisers of the event said.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The fast track court hearing Delhi gang-rape case has directed a Tihar Jail official to be personally present in the court Saturday to explain how accused Vinay Sharma fractured his hand and if any action had been taken on his allegations that he had been beaten up.
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Union Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur was at the receiving end of political barbs from her party leaders when her husband and former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and his son failed to turn up for the first visit of the newly appointed Punjab Congress chief Pratap Singh Bajwa to Patiala town earlier this week.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) A week after the murder of BSP leader and business tycoon Deepak Bhardwaj, Delhi Police said Tuesday that the killers were paid Rs.1 crore to eliminate him.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The battle for the women's wrestling continental crown will witness some of the top contenders take to the mats of the K.D. Jadhav Wrestling Stadium at the Asian Wrestling Championship to be held here April 18-22.
Patiala (Punjab), April 2 (IANS) Second-time councillor, 34-year-old Amaninder Singh Bajaj was Tuesday unanimously elected mayor of Punjab's Patiala town.
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Four people were arrested Monday in connection with the murder of BSP leader and realtor Deepak Bhardwaj here last week, police said.
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Delhi Police Monday said three people have been detained and one arrested for the murder of BSP leader and business tycoon Deepak Bhardwaj at a farmhouse here last week.
Patiala, Mar 30 (ANI): An on duty policeman died on Friday after he was thrashed by a truck driver near Sidhuwal village of Patiala, as he signalled a speeding truck to stop at a check point.
Patiala (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) A Punjab Police officer on traffic duty during a VIP visit who was allegedly assaulted by a truck driver Friday night here has died, police said Saturday.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) A 25-year-old married woman involved in a matrimonial discord case complained that her husband and three others, including an advocate, gang-raped her in a lawyer's chamber in a court complex here, police said Tuesday.
Chandigarh, March 15 (IANS) A senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer in Punjab, on the run for a few months, was arrested by the vigilance bureau for his alleged involvement in a Rs.250 crore land scam in the state's Patiala district, police said Friday.
Patiala (Punjab), March 11 (IANS) A special court here Monday sentenced a Punjab Police officer to 10 years rigorous imprisonment after convicting him of involvement in a staged shootout case.
Patiala/Chandigarh, Mar. 10 (ANI): Ram Singh, a super heavyweight boxer and friend of Olympic bronze-medalist Vijender Singh, has been expelled from the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala after he admitted to taking drugs.
Chandigarh, Mar 10 (ANI): In a massive blow to boxer Vijender Singh, his friend Ram Singh has claimed that the Olympic bronze-medalist consumed drugs with him on a few occasions but insisted that the duo mistook the contraband for food supplements.
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Deborah was in contention for another medal in the junior girls category while Jashnjeet Kaur missed out on a bronze on Day 2 of the Asian Cycling Championships here Friday.
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) The men in khaki, it would seem, are hellbent on denting the image of police - and even the state - as happened during the 1980s and early 1990s at the height of terrorism in Punjab.
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Manipuri social activist Irom Sharmila, on a fast for about 12 years demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Monday refused to plead guilty to attempting suicide in a Delhi court which framed charges against her.
A Delhi Court on Monday framed charges against Irom Chanu Sharmila, popularly known as ?Iron Lady? for allegedly attempting to commit suicide during her 'fast until death' in 2006 as she has been on a fast for about 12 years over a demand for repealing the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Manipur........................
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Social activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on fast for about 12 years demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Monday refused to plead guilty to attempting suicide and a Delhi court framed charges against her.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance minister P. Chidambaram Thursday allocated Rs.1,219 crore to the ministry of youth affairs and sports for 2013-14, an increase of Rs.214 crore from the last financial year.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday presented the Union Budget for fiscal 2013-14 in Parliament today.
Shimla, Feb 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Wednesday directed the state government to maintain the status quo on the land allotted to yoga guru Baba Ramdev, the possession of which it has taken back.
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Embarrassed by the controversy around its mayor in Patiala after he was named in a murder case, Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Monday asked him to resign from his post.
Shimla, Feb 25 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth Monday moved the Himachal Pradesh High Court over the state government's action to take back possession of a chunk of prime land allotted to it in 2010 by the then BJP government.
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prashita Chaudhary, who is the co-producer of Emraan Hashmi's debut Hollywood project, hopes to integrate the world cinema with Indian movies with her yet-to-be-titled film.
Patiala, Feb 23 (IANS) The mayor of Punjab's Patiala city and his son were Saturday booked for the mysterious death of his daughter-in-law, police said.
Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Thursday said there was no ban on the entry of yoga guru Baba Ramdev in the state.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) It is easy to find humour in "dingy" courtrooms of the country, says journalist-turned-director Subhash Kapoor, whose upcoming project "Jolly L.L.B." takes a satirical look at the "realities of Indian judiciary".
Chandigarh, Feb 12 (IANS) To give a boost to urban infrastructure, the Punjab government Tuesday announced that 50 new urban estates would be established in the state.
New Delhi, Feb. 12 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Tuesday appealed to the Centre to take cognisance of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik sharing stage with 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed very seriously.
Itanagar, Feb. 6 (ANI): Though Arunachal's golden boy Yukar Sibi and talented lifters like Sorum Hitlar Tagru and Kojum Taba have won laurels for India by winning medals at international and national weightlifting events, regrettably, they have been dumped by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after they received grievous injuries during training at the National Institute of Sports (NIS).
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Erstwhile royal families have closely guarded culinary secrets of their kitchens like treasures down the ages. But the struggle to keep the estates sustainable is forcing the descendents to open up.
Chandigarh, Dec 31 (IANS) Days after a teenaged gang-rape victim in Patiala district committed suicide after she was repeatedly called to the police station and asked uncomfortable questions, the Punjab government Monday ordered that no complainant of gender-related cases would be called to police stations in future.
Patiala (Punjab), Dec 29 (IANS) The Punjab Police Saturday arrested its dismissed police officer for his role in the abetment to suicide of a teenaged rape victim of Patiala district.
Chandigarh, Dec 28 (IANS) A Punjab Police official, who was dismissed from service Thursday, was Friday booked for abetment to suicide of a teenaged gang-rape victim who committed suicide after the police failed to register a case.
Chandigarh, Dec 28 (IANS) Coming down heavily on Punjab Police for insensitivity in dealing with an 18-year-old gang-rape victim, leading her to commit suicide, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Friday directed the state police to file a status report before it.
Chandigarh, Dec 28 (ANI): The chief of Punjab Police went on the defensive in connection with the Patiala gang-rape incident after the high court served a notice on his force on Friday, and admitted that the incident has been handled unprofessionally.
Chandigarh, Dec 28 (ANI): Taking suo moto cognizance of the Patiala rape case, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice to the state police and ordered it to submit a detailed report on the case.
Patiala, Dec 28 (ANI): A rape victim committed suicide in Punjab after the police adopted a lackluster attitude and failed to act on her complaint at an appropriate time.
Chandigarh, Dec 23 (IANS) Farmers in agrarian state Punjab are richer by over Rs.16,028 crore with a bumper paddy crop this season, a state government spokesman said here Sunday.
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Director Ashish R. Mohan of "Khiladi 786" fame has been roped in to helm a film chronicling the life of mafia don Babloo Srivastava.
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) After the Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker" on the Iraq war, Katheryn Bigelow now brings one of the world's greatest manhuts in "Zero Dark Thirty", key sequences of which have beeen shot in India. Though the director admits it is a sensitive topic as it involves Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, she says it "has been sensibly and cautiously made".
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the city government about the basis for its decision to reshuffle sub-divisions in two districts for the purpose of hearing of court cases.
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A fire broke out in a public sector bank in east Delhi Tuesday, officials said. No one was injured.
New Delhi, Dec 7 (ANI): Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Jitendra Singh on Friday announced suspension of Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) and Archery Association of India (AAI) with immediate effect.
New Delhi, Dec 7 (ANI): The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) provisionally suspended the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) late on Thursday possible manipulation of the recent IABF's election two days after the suspension of Indian Olympic Association.
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Various courts of Delhi Friday extended the judicial custody of businessman Abhishek Verma and his Romanian wife till Nov 30 in several criminal and corruption cases lodged against them by different agencies here.
Chandigarh, Nov 11 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab here Sunday warned the Congress against meddling in the religious affairs of Sikhs.
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) In his second Hindi film "Commando", Vidyut Jamwal takes action to next level by combinig Indian and Brazilian martial art forms - kalaripayattu and jiu jitsu respectively. He has done action scenes himself as the filmmakers couldn't find a duplicate to do the fight scenes that involves hand to hand fight.
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Twenty-five-year-old Selvi Parthiban, rescued from bonded labour at a brick kiln, said she had been bonded for two years, and that her husband and seven-year-old son too were working at the same kiln.
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Rapper Hard Kaur, known for giving hit party numbers like "Ek glassy" and "Talli", says that as a female musician life is easier here in comparison to Britain.
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Veteran actress Tanuja and young talent Sonakshi Sinha are said to have got along like a house on fire while they were shooting together in Patiala for "Son of Sardaar" (SOS).
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha loves to capture moments through her professional camera, and she went behind the lens to click some memorable pictures during the shooting of her upcoming movie "Son Of Sardaar" in Patiala.
Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) Nikhil Advani says his new directorial "Delhi Safari" is a complete entertainer, packed with great music.
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The government-run State Bank of Patiala (SBP) Monday launched a savings promotion scheme offering annual interest rate of 9.25 percent on domestic term deposits of one year to 555 days.
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The team of "Son Of Sardaar" (SOS) got a surprise visitor in veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha, while they were shooting for the movie in Patiala.
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Geeta Phogat, the first female wrestler from India to qualify for the Olympics, Wednesday felt that she had opened doors for women wrestlers of the country to excel in the sport.
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Cuban boxing coach Blas Iglesias Fernandez was pleasantly surprised to know that he is the first foreign coach in India to receive the prestigious Dronacharya Award for his persevering contribution to boxing.
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) A principal of a government school in Patiala was suspended Wednesday by the Punjab government after it came to light that he was drawing the salary of his teacher-wife, who has been in Canada for the past few months.
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Nikhil Advani puts "Patiala House" failure past behind him and gears up for his next project "Delhi Safari" and says that the 3D animation movie is for his six-year-old daughter, Keya.
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Juhi Chawla and Sonakshi Sinha hit it off so well while shooting "Son Of Sardaar" in Patiala, that they used to shop at local markets together for hours.
Chandigarh, Aug 7 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday said it would bear the entire expenditure of transporting the bodies of those who were killed when a gunman opened fire at devotees at a gurdwara in the US state of Wisconsin.
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) The Punjab government said Sunday it will bear the expenses of airlifting an injured Burundian student to Delhi for his onward journey home. The young man is in coma since he was assaulted in the state in April.
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Delhi lawyers have formed a coordination council to deal with their fraternity's issues related to housing, insurance and creation of a welfare fund, a lawyer said Monday.
Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday asked the management of Thapar University in Patiala to continue with the existing norm to provide 50 percent quota for students hailing from the state.
Patiala (Punjab), July 22 (IANS) An arms dealer was arrested in Punjab's Patiala district Sunday for smuggling expensive Chinese-made prohibited weapons and selling them to customers, police said. Eighteen illegal pistols worth Rs.1.75 crore were seized.
New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): Sacked CWG Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Thursday sought a Delhi court's permission to attend the 2012 Olympics in London.
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Little known Garima Chaudhary from Meerut, the sole judoka representing India at the London Olympics, feels winning a gold medal is not a far-fetched dream for her.
Functioning in all the six district courts in Delhi today got paralyzed when lawyers joined the two-day strike called by the Bar Council of India.
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) City lawyers Wednesday joined the two-day strike called by the Bar Council of India (BCI) to protest a proposed legislation that could affect its autonomy and the entry of foreign law institutes and universities in the country.
Jalandhar, July 9 (IANS) The main accused in the assault on African student Yannick Nihangaza here in April, Amandeep Singh, has been arrested, police said Monday.
Patiala, July 8 (IANS) The father of Yannick Nihangaza, the African youth who is in coma for over two months at a hospital here after being beaten up in a Punjab city, has complained to Patiala deputy commissioner that Lovely Professional University where his son studied had refused to help him.
Chandigarh, July 6 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday evening announced immediate cash assistance of Rs.500,000 to African national Nestor Ntibateganya, father of 23-year-old student Yannick Nihangaza who is in coma since the last two months after assault by a group of youngsters April 21 in Jalandhar.
New Delhi/Patiala, July 6 (IANS) India Friday assured Burundi's ambassador of all possible assistance for a 23-year-old student from the east African country lying in coma after being beaten up in Jalandhar in Punjab in April.
Patiala (Punjab), July 6 (IANS) Battered to near death by some local youths, a 23-year-old student from the east African country of Burundi has been lying in coma in a private hospital in Punjab since April. His distraught father has pleaded to the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for help.
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, the magical voice behind chart busters "Mitwa", "Tere naina", and "Yeh Honsla" disagrees with the notion that songs nowadays don't have a shelf life.
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Two months before the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games, a 16-year-old Indian jabbed, hooked and punched his way to silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Shiva Thapa is now going to be the country's youngest boxer to compete at the Olympics in London.
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) A man who attacked a policeman with a blade in a court complex around four years ago has been handed a 27 month jail term by a Delhi court but walked free as this was the period he served during the trial.
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) As if the "surprising" loss in January's assembly elections was not enough, the opposition Congress has been further decimated in Punjab by the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in the latest civic elections in the state this week.
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Actor Salman Khan, who has agreed to groove to an item song for his friend Ajay Devgn's "Son Of Sardar", will shoot for the number by July-end.
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance made a clean sweep in the municipal election in Punjab Sunday winning four municipal corporations, three municipal councils and 26 nagar panchayats, an official said.
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) An estimated 30-35 percent voter turnout was recorded in the municipal elections in Punjab Sunday till 2 p.m., officials said here. The ruling SAD-BJP combine is in power in the outgoing municipal council.
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) India's best paddlers have not qualified for the London Olympics, says chief table tennis coach Leszek Kucharski who also feels that top star Sharath Kamal had paid a heavy price for his erratic play.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) M.C. Mary Kom, India's sole woman boxer at the london Olympics, will train with her male counterparts in Patiala ahead of the summer extravaganza.
Nawanshahr (Punjab), May 21 (IANS) An attempt by terrorists to strike in Punjab was foiled with the arrest of two Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) militants and recovery of three kg RDX and other arms, police said Monday.
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday asked the central government to allow export of wheat from the state.
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 125 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies department officials said here Friday.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): A Delhi Court on Friday afternoon granted interim bail until tomorrow to Royal Challengers Bangalore player Luke Pomersbach, who has been accused of assaulting and molesting a U.S. national.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) player Luke Pomersbach was arrested Friday for allegedly molesting an American woman in a five-star hotel in the capital and beating her fiance, who was hospitalised with severe injuries.
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Ironic as it may sound, this season's bumper harvest and wheat procurement in Punjab and Haryana -- the country's food grain bowls -- have left the two states happy as well as concerned.
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Having achieved a record wheat crop of over 120 lakh tonnes this season, Punjab farmers have become richer by Rs.14,110 crore.