A special correspondent, Vishal Rambani is the bureau chief at Patiala. He covers politics, crime, power sector, environment and socio-economic issues, with several investigative stories to his credit.
Articles by Vishal Rambani
As per information, the office of the assistant inspector general of vigilance bureau (AIG) flying squad, Mohali has asked the Punjabi University registrar to ensure presence of the officials for the inquiry
The ED will initiate a probe into the alleged financial dealings of chairmen of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) and Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) in which the Punjab vigilance bureau (VB) has registered first information reports
Patiala Central jail officials found out about the escape almost five hours later; the inmate has been identified as undertrial Maninder Singh alias Mani of Lubana Karmu village, falling under Bakshiwala police station, and was brought to the jail about a week ago in connection with a theft and dacoity case
An FIR has been registered on the basis of the vigilance inquiry. The inquiry hinted at the role of former minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot and his aides is also under scanner, vigilance officials revealed. The land purchased was used for compensatory plantation in lieu of deforestation in for various projects in the state.
Those who conspired against me have no political standing now, says Bikram Majithia after release in drug case
Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia asks why former chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi has fled to USA, also takes potshots at Navjot Sidhu, who is in jail and adds it’s destined for them as they unleashed political vendetta against an innocent person
Punjab agriculture and rural development minister Kuldip Singh Dhaliwal has questioned the role of rice cultivation in the state, calling its introduction “a conspiracy to deplete ground water”
In August 2020, the Punjab VB busted a statewide tax evasion nexus of government officials and transporters and arrested six excise and taxation officials for causing a loss to the tune of ₹100 crore to state exchequer by letting go goods carriers without paying taxes
As per the mandate of the Punjab government, PSPCL provides 300 units of free power to state consumers per month starting July 1
A tough taskmaster, Punjab health minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra has been drawing criticism for grilling doctors and medical staff ever since he took office. An undergraduate and a farmer by profession, he had worked as a labourer in South Korea for seven years.
The NGT chairman said that the tribunal will ask the governments to implement the laws as paddy stubble burning is a major issue
Citing Covid-19 restrictions, the PSPCL in March 2020 had invoked the force majeure (a common clause in contracts which essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties) of power purchase agreements with private thermal plants to not to purchase power from them till restrictions are on
The uncle allegedly tried to extort ₹3 lakh from her mother but fled after she raised the alarm when he came to collect it; the medical examination of the girl confirmed rape following which sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act were also invoked. One of the men who raped her has been arrested.
IIT-Mandi enters top 50 in overall rankings, two varsities of J&K in top 100, but none from Haryana make the cut in NIRF ranking 2022
The singer, who appealed against the trial court’s verdict before the district court in March 2018, was out on bail. But, after the district judge dismissed his appeal, he was taken into custody by the Patiala police.
Daler Mehndi Arrest: Patiala police booked Daler Mehndi and his brother Shamsher, who died in 2017, and two others after a complainant said they took ₹12 lakh to send him to Canada.
The fellow barrack inmates allegedly used Navjot Sidhu’s cash card to buy ration for themselves from Patiala jail canteen
The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited has not received any official notification or guidelines regarding the scheme, claim top officials.
With paddy sowing in full swing in Punjab, Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd
Simranjit Singh Mann was the first to announce his candidature for the June 23 Sangrur Lok Sabha byoll and remained an X-factor in the electoral battle, which turned out to be a cliffhanger
Since 2014, Sangrur was considered a stronghold of AAP, and in the March 2022 assembly polls, the party had swept all nine segments of this Lok Sabha seat
Updated on Jun 26, 2022 03:26 PM IST
ByVishal Rambani and Harmandeep Singh
With almost 70% of the total votes counted, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president and former IPS officer Simranjit Singh Mann is leading with a margin of 5,592 votes in Punjab’s Sangrur bypoll
Updated on Jun 26, 2022 02:42 PM IST
ByVishal Rambani and Harmandeep Singh
For the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, it’s a question of prestige to hold on to its bastion. For others, who were swept by the AAP wave in the recent assembly elections, it is a fight for survival
Health secy shoots off note to CM, 45 lakh families left in the lurch for want of treatment; no action taken against firm for not adhering to provisions of the contract
The Sangrur bypoll is a litmus test of Bhagwant Mann’s popularity as it is the first major election following the AAP’s massive victory in the Punjab assembly elections earlier this year
With the Opposition focusing on the rise in crime while campaigning for the Sangrur LS bypoll, the AAP wave that surged on the promise of “badlav” has somewhat ebbed
In six months as minister, Sangat Singh Gilzian pocketed around ₹40 crore in kickbacks for issuance of tree-cutting permits, purchases and NOCs, states FIR
Scams amounting to ₹40-crore unearthed in the working of state forest department during Congress government’s tenure
Congress leader Sadhu Singh Dharamsot was a minister in Amarinder Singh's cabinet.
Patiala SSP says role of jail superintendent Iqbal Singh Dhaliwal in racket also being probed; both officials are on the run
Jail minister Harjot Singh Bains said the matter is in his notice and he has asked for stern action against the two prison officials