Punjab
Congress has revived, BJP is going down: Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab) , October 15 : After Congress' massive victory in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-polls, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said that the elections have revived the grand old party and is the downfall for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Gurdaspur by-polls: 'Congress' victory proof people are aware of BJP's fake promises'
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) October 15 : Senior Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Sunday said his party's massive victory in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-polls has shown people are aware of the false promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Punjab: One dead, 10 injured in clash over land dispute in Sangrur
Sangrur (Punjab) , October 15 : One person died while more than 10 people were injured in a clash that erupted between two groups in Sangrur's Shahpur Kalan over an ongoing land dispute on Sunday.
Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-polls: Congress wins by massive 'morale-boosting' margin
Gurdaspur (Punjab) , October 15 : The Congress registered a massive victory in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-polls, as party candidate Sunil Jakhar won by a margin of 1,93,219 votes. The six-month-old government of Congress passed a litmus test by winning the election by such a huge margin.
Congress leads Gurdaspur by-polls, Sidhu calls it 'Diwali gift' for 'would-be party president' Rahul
Gurdaspur (Punjab) , October 15 : As Congress heads for a massive win in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-polls, the Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museums in the Congress-led Punjab Government, Navjot Singh Sidhu, on Sunday called the imminent win an early-Diwali gift for party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, while also confirming that the Gandhi scion is indeed all set to be the party president.
Punjab Cong. passes resolution to appoint Rahul as AICC President
Chandigarh (Punjab) , October 13 : Punjab Congress Committee on Friday passed a resolution to appoint party vice-president Rahul Gandhi as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) president.
Panchkula court sends Honeypreet, Sukhdeep Kaur to judicial custody till Oct. 23
New Delhi , October 13 : The Panchkula court on Friday sent jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's 'adopted' daughter Honeypreet Insan and her accomplice Sukhdeep Kaur to judicial custody till October 23.
Chandigarh stalking case: Vikas Barala, friend charged with abduction
Chandigarh (Punjab/Haryana) , October 13 : The Chandigarh District Court on Friday framed charges of abduction against the accused son of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Haryana unit president Subhash Barala, Vikas Barala, and his friend Ashish, in connection with the stalking case against them.
HC fixes time for bursting firecrackers for Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh
New Delhi , October 13 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday fixed the timings - from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. - for bursting crackers on Diwali in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.
Amritsar: Three injured during clash outside Golden Temple
Amritsar (Punjab) , Oct. 12 : Three people were injured in a clash between the supporters of parallel Jathedars and Task Force of SGPC on Thursday, outside Golden Temple here.
Punjab farmers burn stubble to protest prohibition orders
Sheikhupura (Punjab) , October 12 : Following the lead of farmers in Sangrur, farmers in Sheikhupura village of Gurdaspur district also burnt crop residue on Thursday to protest government's prohibitory orders on stubble burning.
Polling for Gurdaspur LS by-elections underway, minor clashes
Gurdaspur (Punjab) , October 11 : Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-polls saw a moderate turnout of voters in the first half of the day on Wednesday, even as minor clashes were reported between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers in some villages.
Punjab and Haryana HC admits Ram Rahim's plea challenging rape sentence
Panchkula (Haryana) , October 9 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday admitted the plea of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh challenging the 10-year-long imprisonment sentence handed to him by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in his rape conviction.
Chandigarh: 15 injured after gas balloon blast at an event
Chandigarh (Punjab) , October 9 : At least 15 people got injured in a gas balloon blast at a function in Chandigarh's Sector 34 last evening.
'Saras Mela' commences in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab) , October 06 : The Sale of Articles of Rural Artisans Society (Saras) Mela commenced at Punjab Agricultural University here.
Navjot Singh Sidhu gave Rs. 15 lakh to farmers whose crops were damaged in a fire
Amritsar (Punjab) , October 4 : Punjab Cabinet Minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday gave Rs. 15 Lakh to farmers who lost their crops due to fire that broke out in the fields of few villages in Punjab's Amritsar city in April.
Honeypreet Insan sent to six day police remand by Panchkula Court
Panchkula (Haryana) , October 4 : Honeypreet Insan, 'adopted' daughter of convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was sent to a six day police remand by the Panchkula Court, on Wednesday.
Pleas filed in Punjab and Haryana HC seeking life imprisonment for Ram Rahim
Chandigarh (Haryana) , October 4 : Two Dera Sadhvis on Wednesday filed their pleas in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking life imprisonment to rape convict and Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh instead of a 20-year-jail.
California Walnuts promotes heart health at the 12th edition of World Congress on clinical, preventive cardiology and imaging in Amritsar
New Delhi , Oct 3 : On the occasion of World Heart Day, California Walnut Commission participated in 12th World Congress on Clinical, Preventive Cardiology and Imaging - 2017 (WCCPCI 2017) which was organized by World Heart Academy (WHA), International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, USA (ISCU), World Wellness Foundation (WWF) and American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin, USA (AACIO), Indian Academy of Echocardiography (IAE), CSI Delhi Branch, ASSOCHAM and SCOPE.
Chandigarh Court refuses to take SAD's Langah into custody
Chandigarh (Punjab/Haryana) , Oct 2 : The Chandigarh District Court on Monday refused to take rape accused Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sucha Singh Langah into custody, and asked him to surrender before the Gurdaspur District Court.
Seven Babbar Khalsa terrorists nabbed in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Sept 30 : The Counter Intelligence wing of Punjab Police, in a joint operation with Ludhiana police, nabbed seven Babbar Khalsa terrorists on Saturday.
Punjab: Farmers demand loan waiver; block Amritsar- Delhi railway route
Amritsar (Punjab) , September 29 : Farmers in Punjab on Friday as mark of protest blocked Amritsar- Delhi railway route at Manawala near Amritsar demanding their loans to be waived off.
Ryan International School: Class 4 student allegedly thrashed by teachers in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Haryana) , Sept. 28 : Parents of a class 4 student of Ryan International School in Jamalpur, Ludhiana on Thursday alleged that their ward was brutally beaten with sticks by two school teachers.
Ram Rahim moves Punjab and Haryana HC challenging CBI court's rape case verdict
New Delhi September 25 : Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim Singh on Monday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the verdict of Panchkula's special CBI court in the rape case against him.
Journalist KJ Singh, mother found dead at their residence in Mohali
Mohali (Punjab) , September 23 : Senior journalist K. J. Singh and his 92-year-old mother, Gurcharan Kaur, were found dead on Saturday in their Mohali residence.
Demands for Mohali Airport is being worked upon: Jayant Sinha
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Sept 22 : MoS Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, on Friday, said that the long pending demands for more flights in the Mohali Airport are being worked upon.
Heavy exchange of fire took place in Ajnala Sector: Punjab BSF IG
Amritsar (Punjab) , September 20 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday said that heavy exchange of fire took place last night following which two Pakistani infiltrators were gunned down in Amritsar, Punjab.
Amritsar: Two Pak terrorists killed after BSF troops foil infiltration bid in Ajnala sector
Amritsar (Punjab) , September 20 : Two Pakistani terrorists were killed after the Border Security Force (BSF) troops foiled an infiltration bid across the international boundary in the Ajnala sector near Amritsar, Punjab.
Punjab: STF arrests three members of Babbar Khalsa group
Ludhiana (Punjab) , September 17 : The Special Task Force on Sunday arrested three members of the Babbar Khalsa group from Punjab's Ludhiana and procurred 2.5 kilos of Heroin from them.
Gurdaspur by-poll: Development is our main agenda, says Sidhu
Amritsar (Punjab), September 16 : The ruling Congress party in Punjab on Saturday said the top agenda is development of the state, in an apparent bid to woo voters ahead of the Gurdaspur polls, which is to be held on October 11.
Hearing adjourned in Ludhiana City Centre scam
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Sept. 16 : The Ludhiana sessions court on Saturday adjourned the hearing in connection of the multi-crore Ludhiana City Centre scandal till October 7.
Hearing adjourned in Ludhiana City Centre scam
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Sept. 16 : The Ludhiana sessions court on Saturday adjourned the hearing in connection of the multi-crore Ludhiana City Centre scandal till October 7.
Amritsar: Six year old strangulated for scratching tractor, accused arrested
Amritsar (Punjab) , September 13 : In a shocking incident six year old child was murdered just for allegedly scratching a tractor in village Malakpur, about 25 kilometres from Amritsar.
Athawale calls for media protection laws, ensures support to journalists
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Sept 10 : Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Sunday condemned the attack on the media fraternity in Gurugram, and urged that laws be made for the protection of journalists in the country.
Amritsar Trust scam: Sidhu bats for third party audit in Punjab
Amritsar (Punjab) , Sept. 10 : Reacting strongly to the Amritsar Improvement Trust land scam in which the government's money was allegedly siphoned, Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has demanded a third party audit in Punjab.
Punjab and Haryana HC directs police to file FIR against Radhe Maa
Chandigarh (Punjab) , September 5 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed the Punjab police to file a First Information Report (FIR) against self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa on plea of a Phagwara resident, Surender Mittal, a former Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) member.
Punjab and Haryana HC orders search of Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa
Chandigarh (Punjab) , September 5 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday gave ordered for a search operation to be conducted in the headquarters of Dera Sacha Sauda in Sirsa under the supervision of a judicial officer.
Gangsters free criminal after attacking Punjab police party
Amritsar (Punjab) September 1 : Gangsters attacked a police party and freed a notorious criminal when he was about to be produced in a court.
BSF seizes 10 packets of contraband in Punjab
Abohar (Punjab) , August 30 : Border Security Force (BSF) troops on Wednesday seized 10 packets of contraband, suspected to be heroin, in area of Border Outpost Shamaske near Abohar sector.
Curfew imposed in Punjab 's Barnala from today: SSP Barnala
New Delhi , August 28 : Barnala Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harjeet Singh on Monday said that a curfew will be imposed in Punjab 's Barnala from today.
Curfew to be imposed in Punjab 's Barnala from tomorrow: SSP Barnala
New Delhi , August 28 : Barnala Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harjeet Singh on Monday said that a curfew will be imposed in Punjab 's Barnala from tomorrow.
Ram Rahim sentencing: Punjab CM appeals for peace
Chandigarh (Punjab) , August 28 : After Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was sentenced to ten years of imprisonment by the Special CBI Court of Panchkula, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday appealed for peace and said that the sentence must be accepted by all.
Ram Rahim sentencing: Rajnath directs NSA, others to monitor situation in Punjab, Haryana
New Delhi , August 28 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has directed National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and the Director, Intelligence Bureau, Dineshwar Sharma to continuously monitor the situation in Punjab and Haryana, ahead of the court proceedings against rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
Punjab CM assures of peace, says curfew will continue
Chandigarh (Punjab), Aug. 27 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday assured of peace in the violence-hit areas of the state, in the aftermath of the verdict on Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim rape trial, while also adding that the curfew would continue and any decision on relaxation or lifting it would be taken only after reviewing the situation.
Punjab CM says Haryana counterpart should have prevented cause for violence
Chandigarh (Punjab) August 26 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar had failed to take enough preventive steps in Panchkula ahead of the verdict against self-styled god man Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
Curfew lifted in Punjab, Amarinder Singh says situation peaceful
Punjab , Aug 26 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has said that the situation in the state is 'peaceful' while the curfew has been lifted.
Ram Rahim verdict: Punjab CM authorises DGP to impose curfew if needed
Chandigarh (Punjab), Aug. 24 : Ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict on the 15-year-old rape case against the Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday informed that the Director General of Police (DGP) has been authorised to impose curfew in order to ensure the safety and security of the people.
Internet, mobile, train services suspended ahead of Ram Rahim verdict
Chandigarh (Punjab), Aug. 24 : Internet and mobile phone services have been suspended for 72 hours in Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory Chandigarh as the situation has aggravated ahead of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court's verdict in the 15-year-old rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Ram Rahim rape trial: Punjab and Haryana HC asks Centre to avail additional security
Chandigarh (Punjab) , August 24 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court has pulled up the Haryana Government over the security arrangements provided in the state in the wake of the verdict on the 15-year-old rape case against the Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, tomorrow.
Ram Rahim Singh rape trial: Dera chief confirms he'll attend court tomorrow
Chandigarh (Punjab) , August 24 : Ahead of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court's verdict in the 15-year-old rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, over one lakh followers of his have requested him to not attend court on August 25.
Ahead of Gurmeet Ram Rahim verdict, Sec. 144 imposed in Punjab
Chandigarh (Punjab), Aug 24 : As a precautionary measure, the Punjab Government has imposed Section 144 across the entire state with immediate effect and shut all schools and colleges on August 25, the day the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will give its final judgment over the 14 year-old rape case against the Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Ram Rahim Singh rape trial: CRPF, RAF to be deployed during hearing
Chandigarh (Punjab/Haryana) , August 23 : Ahead of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court's verdict in the 15-year-old rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 97 Central Reserve Police Force (C.R.P.F) including the Rapid Action Force will be deployed in Panchkula during the hearing on Friday.
Personal appearance of Punjab CM's son in criminal case stayed
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Aug 22 : Additional Sessions Judge of a Punjab court put a stay on personal appearance of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh's son Raninder Singh till September 7 in criminal case filed by Income Tax department.
Ludhiana Police bust ATM robbers' gang
Ludhiana (Punjab) , August 20 : The Ludhiana Police on Sunday with the help of the Special Task Force (STF), Punjab arrested a five-member ATM robbers' gang and recovered 641 ATM cards of 18 nationalised and private banks from them.
Ludhiana city centre scam: Amarinder Singh, other accused given clean chit
Ludhiana (Punjab), Aug. 19 :; Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and all other 30 accused have been given a clean chit by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Saturday, in the multi-crore Ludhiana City Centre scandal.
71st Independence Day: Sweets exchanged at Wagah-Attari border
Amritsar (Punjab) , August 15 : On the occasion of India's 71st Independence Day, sweets were exchanged at Wagah-Attari border on Tuesday, between BSF first line of defense and Pak Rangers.
Ludhiana: 14-yr-old girl's braid chopped off while sleeping
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Aug 11 : Ludhiana on Thursday witnessed a fresh case of braid chopping, this time the victim being a 14-year-old girl.
Chandigarh stalking case: DCW Chief Swati Maliwal demands Subhash Barala's resignation
New Delhi , August 10 : Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Thursday asked for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Haryana unit President Subhash Barala's resignation after he was accused of using his power to save his son Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar in the Chandigarh stalking case.
Will probe into malfunction of CCTV cameras: Punjab CM on stalking case
New Delhi , Aug 8 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday assured strict investigation over the issue of stalking and harassing case of IAS's daughter in Chandigarh.
Chandigarh stalking case: Victim recalls harrowing episode, says accused tried everything to stop her
Chandigarh (Punjab) August 6 : A day after Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Subhash Barala's son Vikas was arrested on charges of stalking daughter of an IAS officer, the victim said that the accused kept following her car trying to block her way, adding they even tried to open the door of her car.
Punjab Cabinet mandates transparency in immovable properties
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Aug 4 : In a meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday, members of Legislative Assembly and Parliament from Punjab were mandated to declare their immovable properties on January 1 every year.
Punjab drug menace: Badal lauds Congress MLA for speaking the truth
Chandigarh (Punjab), Aug. 1 : Commenting on Punjab Congress MLA Surjit Singh Dhiman's bold remark on the issue of drugs, former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday lauded the former for showing the audacity to speak the truth despite being in the ruling party.
Punjab: Businessman shot dead by unidentified assailants
Faridkot (Punjab) , July 31 : A businessman was shot dead by two unidentified assailants in Faridkot's Jaitu area on Monday morning.
Punjab: Assault case filed against AAP MLA Amarjit Singh
Rupnagar (Punjab) , July 30 : A case of alleged assault was registered against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amarjit Singh Sanoda on Saturday.
Gurdas Maan's 'secret look' from his upcoming project leaked!
New Delhi, July 27 : Iconic Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan, who has won zillion hearts with his melodious voice, is currently shooting for a short musical film from his album titled 'Punjab'.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh's mother passes away
Patiala (Punjab) , July 24 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's mother Rajmata Mohinder Kaur of Patiala passed away on Monday in Patiala at the age of 94.
Punjab CM offers cricketer Harmanpreet post in Punjab Police
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 23 : Lauding Punjab's Moga's girl Harmanpreet Kaur for her brilliant performance in ICC Women World Cup tournament, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday offered the star cricketer a post in Punjab Police, if she still desired to join the force.
Punjab CM announces Rs. 5 lakh reward to cricketer Harmanpreet
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 23 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a cash reward of Rs. 5 lakh for cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, who had made state proud with her performance in ICC Women World Cup semi-finals.
Court adjourns foreign asset case against Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 20 : A court on Thursday adjourned the foreign asset case against Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh till September 18.
CBI arrests former PNB officers for bank fraud
Ludhiana (Punjab) , July 18 : The Central Bureau of Investigation of India (CBI) on Thursday arrested three directors of a private company and two former officers of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) for bank fraud.
CBI arrests top bureaucrat in Chandigarh for accepting bribe
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 18 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Birendra Chaudhary, who is also the member secretary Chandigarh pollution control committee, for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh.
Punjab CM to launch Uber bike taxi scheme on July 24
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 17 :Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will be launching the first set of 100 Uber bike taxis, a new scheme aimed at generating jobs for the unemployed youth in the state on July 24.
Punjab Govt. reviewing policy on extension of retirement age
New Delhi , July 17 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced a review on the policy governing the extension of retirement age for two years, over and above the age of 58.
Punjab CM to launch Uber bike taxi scheme on July 24
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 17 :Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will be launching the first set of 100 Uber bike taxis, a new scheme aimed at generating jobs for the unemployed youth in the state on July 24.
Punjab: Woman beaten up by in-laws over dowry demand
Patiala (Punjab) July 15 : The evil of dowry seems to be still deep-rooted in the soil of India.
Punjabi folk singer Satinder Sartaaj enthralls Sufi lovers in Delhi
New Delhi , July 11 : Punjabi folk singer Satinder Sartaaj, who won zillion hearts with his devotional song 'Sai', enthralled the audience with his soulful voice, here on Sunday, at Siri Fort Auditorium. Having performed across the globe, the 35-year-old singer created a mystical night with his power-packed performances.
Punjab's progressive plan receives support from three Chinese majors
New Delhi , July 7 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh recently had a meeting with the delegation of three top-tier Chinese companies namely Dr Alex Li, President of LeEco APAC; Prasoon Sharma, MD of ZTEsoft India and South Asia and Susan Lin, Vice General Manager of Yinlong Energy International.
Punjab CM orders crackdown on forces destabilising harmony in state
Chandigarh , July 6 : The Punjab Police on Thursday filed a case against three USA-based persons, including the Legal Advisor of Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), along with two persons based in India, on charges of sedition, promoting enmity and criminal conspiracy, after Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh ordered a crackdown on the outfit amid complaints by the local people of deliberate attempts to vitiate the state's atmosphere.
No media censorship, but no monopoly either for cable networks or TV channels: Punjab CM
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 6 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday categorically ruled out any censorship against Fastway/PTC News or any other cable or media organisation, but made it clear that action would be taken against them if charges of tax violations by them are found true.
Punjab CM writes to PM Modi seeking bonus on Paddy to check stubble burning
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 6 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a bonus of Rs. 100 per quintal on Paddy, in addition to its Minimum Support Price (MSP) to check stubble burning.
Punjab: Police seize 1.5 kilograms of opium, two arrested
Ludhiana (Punjab) , June 25 : At least two persons have been arrested for carrying 1.5 kilograms of opium worth Rs. 1 lakh by the Government Railway Police Force in Punjab's Ludhiana on Sunday.
Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor
Chandigarh (Punjab) , June 23 : The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed an amendment that allows hotels, restaurants and clubs on the highway to serving liquor.
Ruckus in Punjab Assembly: Suspended MLAs stage protest, AAP MLAs thrown out
Chandigarh (Punjab) , June 22 : A scuffle broke out between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Sukhpal Khaira, Simarjeet Singh Bains and Balwinder Bains of Lok Insaf Party with security officials outside Punjab Assembly on Thursday after they were forcibly removed from the building.
Punjab: Farmers protest over farm loan waiver issue on NH-1
Ludhiana (Punjab) , June 21 : Farmers in Ludhiana staged a protest on the issue of farm loan waiver and implementation of Swaminathan Report on National Highway (NH-1) on Wednesday.
Punjab Govt. announces loan waiver for 'marginal' farmers
Chandigarh (Punjab) June 19 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced total waiver of entire crop loans up to Rs. 2 lakh for small and marginal farmers up to 5 acres, and a flat Rs. 2 lakh relief for all other marginal farmers, irrespective of their loan amount.
Hotels, restaurants on highways can now serve liquor: Punjab Govt.
Chandigarh (Punjab) June 19 : Ahead of the state budget, the Punjab Council of Ministers (CoM), led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday gave its nod to remove hotels, restaurants and clubs from the restrictions on serving of liquor within 500 meters of highways.
Braveheart's family criticizes govt. over inaction on Pak ceasefire violations
Hoshiarpur (Punjab) , June 16 : The family of Indian Army soldier Naik Bakhtawar Singh, who was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera this week, criticized the government on Saturday over its "inaction" in ending ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
Punjab Police inspector arrested for alleged links with drug traffickers
Jalandhar (Punjab) , June 13 : The Special Task Force (STF) of the Punjab Police has arrested Inspector Inderjit Singh for his alleged links with drug traffickers.
Porn clip played at BSF meet in Punjab, probe ordered
Jalandhar (Punjab) , June 12 : A probe has been ordered for playing a porn clip during a darbar meeting of the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel at the headquarters of the 77th Battalion in Punjab's Ferozepur.
Rahul Gandhi visits Golden Temple
Amritsar , June. 10 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab.
Ludhiana trader murders three family members before committing suicide
Ludhiana (Punjab) , June 8 : A trader murdered three members of his family before committing suicide in Ludhiana's Model Town area.
Punjab youth paraded naked for molesting children
Tarn Taran (Punjab) , June 7 : A youth was paraded naked for allegedly molesting two children in Punjab's Tarn Taran district.
All India Sikh Students Federation denounces Operation blue star
Amritsar (Punjab) , June 6 : The All India Sikh Students Federation on Tuesday carried out a march in the wake of 33rd anniversary of operation blue star.
SYL verdict against Punjab could revive 'militancy': Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab) , June 5 : Punjab Chief Minsiter Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday warned that if the final verdict on Sutlej Yamuna link canal (SYL) deprives the people of Punjab of their water rights, it could lead to the revival of militancy in the region.
Punjab Police busts ISYF terror module, three militants nabbed
Chandigarh, (Punjab) June 4 : In yet another major breakthrough, the Punjab Police has arrested three terrorists and busted a terror module directly linked with Pakistan's ISI-backed banned terror outfit, International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF).
Punjab CM asked to vacate his bungalow quarters
New Delhi , June 2 : A Delhi court on Friday asked Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to vacate his Janpath Road bungalow, which was allocated to him when he was a Lok Sabha MP.
Three suspects apprehended from Pathankot
Pathankot (Punjab) , May 30 : Three suspicious persons have been apprehended on Tuesday from Sujanpur in Punjab's Pathankot district.
Punjab Police bust terror module under 'Khalistan Zindabad' banner
Mohali (Punjab) , May 30 : The Punjab Police has arrested four youth, including a woman, to bust a terror module that was planning to indulge in large-scale violence and targeted killings under the banner of 'Khalistan Zindabad' to fan communal violence in the sensitive border state.
Ludhiana STF arrests two drug peddlers in Ferozepur
Ludhiana (Punjab) May 30: The Ludhiana Special Task Force (STF) on Tuesday arrested two persons from Indo-Pak border near Ferozepur in connection with drug trafficking.
Pathankot: Abandoned 'fatigues' found, Army launches search ops
Pathankot (Punjab) , May 29 : After a suspicious bag was spotted here today morning, a search operation has been launched in the Mamun Army base camp in Pathankot, Punjab.
Chief of Air Staff pays homage to Kargil martyrs
Bhisiana (Punjab) , May 28 : Air Chief Marshal B. S. Dhanoa led a four aircraft, MiG-21 'Missing Man' formation flypast at AF Station Bhisiana on Saturday, to honour the valour and supreme sacrifice of Kargil martyrs.
PM Modi, Rajnath condole former Punjab DGP KPS Gill's demise
New Delhi , May 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed his deep condolence over the demise of K.P.S. Gill, saying the former Punjab director general of police (DGP) will be remembered for his service to the nation in the fields of policing and security.
262 coins seized back in January declared to be antique
Attari (Punjab) , May 23 : The Customs Department has declared that as many as 262 coins out of the 370 silver coins, which were seized during baggage clearance on January 1 from a passenger who had arrived India from Pakistan on board Samjhauta Express, were found to be unique.
Amritsar Police busts terrorist module, arrests two
Amritsar (Punjab) , May 21 : The Amristar Police, jointly with the help of Border Security Force (BSF), busted a terrorist module and arrested two cross border smugglers here on Sunday.
Amit Shah arrives Chandigarh as part 95-day national tour
Chandigarh (Punjab) , May 20 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah has arrived on a two-day visit to Chandigarh today as part of his country-wide 95-day tour, which began from Jammu and Kashmir last month.
Dalbir Kaur tells Pak to learn from its own mistakes
Chandigarh (Punjab) , May 18 : With the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the primary judicial organ of the United Nations, temporarily staying the death sentence of former Indian Naval officer and alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistan military court, Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Pakistan jail in 2013, on Thursday said Pakistan must learn from its own mistakes.
Wanted to launch new party but never thought of joining BJP: Capt Amarinder
Chandigarh (Punjab), May 18 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday categorically denied having ever toyed with the idea of joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) due to differences with the Congress.
Punjab Police nabs two Nigerian from Delhi, recovers drugs
New Delhi , May 17 : The Punjab Police on Wednesday nabbed two Nigerian nationals from New Delhi and recovered two packets of one kg Heroin buried in deserted places in Punjab.
Venkaiah Naidu meets Amarinder, discusses flagship schemes
New Delhi , May 17 : Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday asserted that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, more powers have been delegated to state governments and that the spirit of cooperative federalism has been upheld. He was speaking to media after a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Central flagship schemes.
Ban on carrying Kirpan is 'highly unacceptable': Former SGPC chief
Ludhiana (Punjab) May 16 : Condemning the Italian Supreme Court's move to ban Sikh migrants to carry 'Kirpan' (Dagger) in public, former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar on Tuesday said every religion has its own decorum, adding banning such traditions is highly unacceptable.
Pak's intentions have been revealed: Dalbir Kaur on Jadhav's case
Jalandhar (Punjab) May 15 : Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Pakistan jail in 2013, on Monday said Pakistan does not have the courage to announce the punishment of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav this soon, adding the intentions of Islamabad has been exposed in front of the world.
Punjab: No cash, no ambulance, son compelled to carry father's body on cart
Jalandhar (Punjab) , May 13 : Yet another case of administrative apathy, this time in Punjab, came to fore when a labourer was compelled to carry his father's body on a cart as he was unable to pay Rs. 400 to a private ambulance carrier.
Cannot enforce code of conduct on Sidhu, says Punjab and Haryana HC
Chandigarh , May 11 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday said code of conduct cannot be enforced on Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Ludhiana: Four injured as fire breaks out in wool factory
Ludhiana (Punjab) , May 11 : At least four people sustained injuries after major fire broke out at a wool factory in Ludhiana's Vijay Nagar on Thursday.
AAP's former Punjab convener Ghuggi announces resignation
Chandigarh (Punjab) , May 10 : Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) former Punjab convener Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi on Wednesday announced his resignation from the primary membership of the party.
Punjab CM brands Kejriwal robber, demands resignation
Taran Taaran (Punjab) , May 7 : Slamming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal following ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra's corruption allegations, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh branded the former as 'robber' while demanding his resignation.
Pathankot alert: Two suspicious bags recovered near Army cantonment
Pathankot (Punjab) , May 4 : A high alert has been sounded in Punjab's Pathankot district after two unidentified bags were recovered near the Mamun Army Cantonment Base.
President Mukherjee calls for 'collective' action against terrorism
New Delhi , May 2 : With the tension escalating between India and Pakistan after two Indian soldiers' ^bodies were mutilated by the latter's Army, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that collective action against terrorism should not be postponed by the international community.
Punjab: Poonch hero's kin demand to see his body before cremation
Tarn Taran (Punjab) , May 2 : The family of slain solider Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, whose body was brutally mutilated by the Pakistani Army in Krishna Ghati, Jammu and Kashmir opened the coffin to see his body before cremating.
If war is the only solution, so be it: Mutilated soldier's brother
Tarn Taran (Punjab) , May 2 : Mourning the demise of their beloved brother Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, whose body was brutally mutilated by the Pakistani Army in Krishna Ghati, the family has called on the Centre to assure justice and go to war with Pakistan if they have to.
Suicidal to expect cordial ties with 'China's puppet' Pakistan: Amar Singh
Amritsar (Punjab), May 1 : Speaking on the current India-Pakistan trade relations, expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Monday asserted that Pakistan is a puppet in the hands of China towards India, adding that Islamabad can't even be trusted with cultural relations.
Ludhiana factory catches fire
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Apr 29 : A factory in Ludhiana, Punjab, caught fire on Saturday.
'Northeast fiesta' organised to showcase its rich cultures in Punjab
Jalandhar (Punjab) , Apr 28 : The second edition of Northeast Fiesta, organized by the Northeast students' organizations in association with 'MBD NEOPOLIS' was recently held in Jalandhar.
Northeast Fiesta organised at LPU to boost northeast culture
Jalandhar (Punjab) , Apr 27 : The-two day Northeast Fiesta organized by the Northeast students' organizations in MBD NEOPOLIS MALL, JALANDHAR, PUNJAB on Thursday showcased the rich culture and traditions of north eastern states and Punjab
Amritsar: Fake notes worth Rs. 75 lakh recovered, six arrested
Amritsar (Punjab) , Apr 27 : The Amritsar rural police on Thursday recovered fake currency worth Rs. 75 lakh and arrested six persons in this regard.
AAP's Punjab affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh resigns
New Delhi , April 27 : In the firing line after the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) dismal show in the Punjab Assembly polls and the more-recently held MCD elections, party's Punjab affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh and organisation-building head Durgesh Pathak have resigned from their respective posts.
Ludhiana court summons Amarinder in IT Department case
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Apr 24 : A court in Ludhiana, Punjab, has issued a summons to state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to appear in a case filed against him by the Department of Income Tax.
Sidhu announces compensation to farmers from his pocket
Othian (Punjab) , Apr 23 : Even before the government machinery could move to give compensation to the farmers who lost their standing wheat crop in a fire incident on Saturday, local body minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday announced to give Rs. 24 lakh as compensation to them from his own pocket.
Punjab: BSF helps Pakistani farmers at Attari
Atari (Punjab) , Apr 22 : Putting aside the strained ties between India and Pakistan, the Border Security Force (BSF) deployed in Punjab's Atari sector extended a beautiful gesture by helping Pakistani farmers on Saturday after wheat harvested by them flew across border due to strong winds.
Punjab CM cuts own security to divert resources for better policing
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr 21 : With an aim to create necessary infrastructure for better policing by diverting precious resources to the more important and essential task of ensuring law and order in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday cut down his own security from 1392 to 1016 personnel.
Punjab: Terror suspect arrested from Jalandhar
Jalandhar (Punjab) , Apr 21 : The Uttar Pradesh Anti Terror Squad (ATS) on Thursday arrested a terror suspect from Punjab's Jalandhar.
Will offer to meet Captain, says Canadian Defense Minister
New Delhi , Apr 18 : Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Tuesday said that he would propose a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh as courtesy, adding it is up to the latter to decide his acceptance or refusal.
Gurdas Mann performs for Cancer patients on Baisakhi
New Delhi , Apr. 18 : Well, magic was bound to happen as legendary singer Gurdas Maan recently performed live for a special show in Mumbai, to support the families and patients suffering from Pediatric Cancer.
This son wants to hug his father presently in Pak jail
Muktsar (Punjab) Apr 17 : A son from Muktsar in Punjab has appealed to the India Government to use all its might and resources to save his father, who has been languishing in a Pakistan jail since 1971.
Punjab: One dead, one injured after touching high tension wire in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Apr. 17 : At least one person was killed and another injured after touching a high tension wire in Ludhiana yesterday.
Punjab: Two killed in scrap shop explosion in Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur (Punjab) Apr 15 : At least two people were killed and four others were injured, including a 12-year-old, in an explosion at a scrap dealer's shop in Punjab's Gurdaspur.
Punjab Govt. issues formal notification to provide framework for anti-drugs STF
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 14 : The Punjab Government on Friday issued a notification to give a formal shape to the Special Task Force (STF) in terms of reference and broad functions.
Punjab Govt. sets up fresh commission to probe sacrilege cases
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 14 : Rejecting as 'inconclusive' report of Zora Commission, the Punjab Government has constituted a fresh commission of inquiry to investigate cases of sacrilege.
Punjab Minister caught on camera threatening school principal
Nabha (Punjab) , Apr. 14 : In what exposes the high-handedness of the politicians, Punjab Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsod, who yesterday attended a school building inauguration here, fumed at the lady principal and threatened to suspend her for putting his name at the third place in an inauguration stone in the school.
BSF celebrates Baisakhi at Wagah border
Amritsar (Punjab) , Apr. 13 : Over hundreds of people thronged at the Wagah border to witness the massive show put up on the occasion of the festival of harvest, Baisakhi.
BSF celebrates Baisakhi at Wagah border
Amritsar (Punjab) , Apr. 13 : Over hundreds of people thronged at the Wagah border to witness the massive show put up on the occasion of the festival of harvest, Baisakhi.
Pak sentenced death to Jadhav because he was Indian: Sarabjit Singh's sister
Jalandhar (Punjab), Apr. 10: Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur on Monday strongly condemned Pakistan for awarding death sentence to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav stating that he was penalised because he was an Indian.
Family of Vikram Juryal mourns death in Hoshiarpur
Hoshiarpur (Punjab) , Apr. 8 : The family of Vikram Juryal have mourned his death in his hometown in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district two days after he was shot dead by two armed masked robbers in Washington State.
Punjab, Haryana HC defers matter concerning Sidhu's appearance in TV show
Chandigarh , Apr. 7 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday deferred the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a restrain order against Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's participation on 'The Kapil Sharma Show' on a private television channel till May 11.
NGO pays Rs. 4 lakh fine to release Pak woman with India-born daughter from Amritsar jail
Amritsar (Punjab), Apr. 7 : A fine of Rs. four lakh was paid to the Indian court by Batala-based NGO 'Sarbat Da Bhala' to save a Pakistani mother and her India-born daughter.
Punjab CM directs restructuring of DTO, professionalisation of registration, licensing
Chandigarh (Punjab), Apr. 6 : Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Government has decided to initiate a series of sweeping reforms to streamline the transport system in the state, with a new draft transport policy expected to be announced within two weeks and several measures to unshackle the public transport system from its current monopolistic control.
15 packets of heroin seized by BSF in Punjab
Amritsar , Apr. 5 : Acting on a tip-off by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel seized fifteen packets of heroin last night at BOP Khalra Barrier in Punjab's Ferozepur district.
Punjab: Protest erupts over Rakhi Sawant's remark on sage Valmiki
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Apr. 4 : Following the row over Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant's statement about sage Valmiki that she made a year ago, a protest was held in Ludhiana on Tuesday. One of the protestors asserted that the actor needs to be punished so that she does not take the law in her hands.
Ludhiana Police denies confirmation on Rakhi Sawant's arrest
Ludhiana , Apr. 4 : While Rakhi Sawant claims she has been arrested for allegedly making inflammatory remarks against the sage, the Ludhiana Police has denied confirmation of the same.
Chandigarh: Restraunts owners protest against SC order on liquor ban
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 3 : Hoteliers and restraunt owners in Chandigarh are protesting on Monday against the Supreme Court's order to ban liquor shops on highways.
Punjab: BSF seizes Pak boat from Sutlej river tributary
Firozpur (Punjab) , Apr. 3 : The Border Security Force (BSF) today seized a Pakistani boat loaded with 400 kg fish near Sutlej River in Punjab's Firozpur border area.
'State governments lack determination to ban liquor': Social activist
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 2 : Harman Sidhu, who runs the NGO Arrive Safe, today alleged that state governments lack the determination to ban liquor on the highways.
Jio Filmfare Awards (Punjabi) 2017: Diljit Dosanjh to Gurdaas Mann, here's list of winners
New Delhi , Apr 1 : Jio Filmfare Awards completes its first edition in Punjab successfully, with glitz, glamour and stars from the Punjabi film industry, on Friday.
Punjab: Balloons with Pak currency found in Kapurthala
Kapurthala (Punjab) , Mar. 29 : The recovery of some balloons, coins and a white paper carrying some message and a map created quite a panic in Punjab's Kapurthala.
Punjab: BSF guns down Pak intruder in Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur (Punjab) , Mar. 27 : The Border Security Force (BSF) troops of border outpost Paharipur shot dead a Pakistani intruder ahead of the B.S. Fence on Monday morning.
AAP writes to EC, demands verification of paper trail in Punjab
New Delhi , Mar. 25 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday alleged that there is clear and irrefutable evidence of manipulation of results at polling booths in the Punjab Assembly Elections.
Navjot Kaur backs Sidhu, says one must question those indulging in corruption
Amritsar (Punjab), Mar. 24 : Asserting that Navjot Singh Sidhu's participation as a celebrity-judge on a popular TV show even after becoming a Cabinet Minister in Punjab is not against law, Navjot Kaur Sidhu said that he is doing some extra labour for his daughter's bright career, adding that higher authorities should take legal action against those running office of profit or indulging in corruption.
Sidhu in TKSS: Sigh of relief for minister as AG Atul Nada finds no conflict of interest
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : Putting an end to the controversy surrounding Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu continuing his appearance on popular comedy series 'The Kapil Sharma Show', Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda said he did not find any conflict of interest between the former's office as state cabinet minister and his work in television shows.
Atul Nanda to submit detailed report on Navjot Singh Sidhu's controversy
New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Clearing the air over Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's controversy of continuing his appearance on 'The Kapil Sharma Show', Advocate General Atul Nanda on Thursday asserted that he will submit the detailed report to the Punjab Government by this evening.
Punjab CM seems confused over Sidhu: SAD mocks Amarinder Singh for inaction
New Delhi , Mar 23 : Slamming Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for not being able to take concrete action against his cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu who has refused to quit his television career, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday said that the cricketer-turned politician holds a post which requires 24 hour presence.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh meets PM Modi, stresses on farmer loan waiver issue
New Delhi , Mar. 22 : Punjab's newly-elected Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and put forward the loan waiver issue of farmers in the state.
No issue if it's permissible, might have to change his portfolio: Captain on Sidhu's TV show
New Delhi , March, 22 : In the wake of the ongoing controversy over Navjot Singh Sidhu expressing his desire to continue to appear in 'The Kapil Sharma Show', Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that his government is taking legal advice in this regard, adding they may have to change the cricketer-turned-politician's portfolio if it is not permissible.
People should not bother about my working hours: Sidhu
Amritsar (Punjab) , Mar. 22 : Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who earlier stirred a controversy with his assertion that he will continue to appear on the popular show 'Comedy Nights with Kapil', said that people should have no problem with how much hours he contributes in office.
Navjot Singh Sidhu refuses to leave TV shows after becoming minister
Chandigarh, Mar 21 : Popular face in a comedy show on Television, Navjot Sidhu Sidhu, who has been appointed as a minister in the newly elected Congress led Punjab government refused to leave working on TV shows on Tuesday.
Punjab: Raveen Thukral appointed as media advisor to Capt. Amarinder Singh
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Senior journalist Raveen Thukral was appointed as the Media Advisor and Bharat Inder Singh Chahal as Advisor to newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in the ranks of Minister of State (MoS) on Tuesday.
'Not office-of-profit': Sidhu insists on appearing on TKSS
New Delhi, Mar. 21 : Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, insisting to participate as a celebrity-judge on a popular TV show even after becoming a cabinet minister in Punjab, on Tuesday asserted that it was not office-of-profit.
Mohali: Woman kills husband, dumps body in car
Mohali (Punjab) , Mar. 20 : In a dreadful incident, a woman in Punjab's Mohali city killed her husband and later on dumped his body.
Congress hails Amarinder Singh for waging war against 'VIP Culture'
Punjab , Mar.19 : Hailing the decision of newly formed Punjab government to completely shun the VIP culture, the Congress has called on the entire nation to support this decision, adding that the grand old party will fulfill its promises made to people of the state, unlike BJP.
SAD gave so much to people that they threw up: Sukhbir Badal on Punjab defeat
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 18 : Expressing anguish over losing the Punjab Assembly polls to the Congress, former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has launched a tirade against the voters and asserted that the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) probably "gave people too much that they threw up".
Punjab Cabinet bans liquor vends, reduces its numbers as well
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 18 : The Punjab Cabinet on Saturday banned operation of all liquor vends within 500 metres from national and state highways under the excise policy approved today.
First Punjab Cabinet meeting today; important decisions to be taken
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 18 : The Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government will take important decisions in its first cabinet meeting which will be held today at 12 p.m. here.
Sidhu in Kapil Sharma show: Mix reactions emerge from BJP; KTS Tulsi chides
Chandigarh/ New Delhi , Mar. 17 : Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been inducted as a Cabinet Minister in the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Government in Punjab, on Friday courted a controversy when he said that he will continue to participate in a popular comedy talk show and simultaneously discharge his duties as a minister.
Punjab Governor allots portfolios to newly inducted ministers
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 16 : On the advice and recommendation of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh after his swearing-in, Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore on Thursday allotted portfolios to the newly inducted ministers.
Capt. Amarinder takes charge, vows to work for Punjab's development
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 16 : Captain Amarinder Singh, who today took charge as the Chief Minister, assured to fulfill all the promises made in the Congress manifesto for development of Punjab.
Capt. Amarinder takes charge as Punjab CM
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 16 : Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday took charge as the Punjab Chief Minister.
PM Modi congratulates Capt. Amarinder as he takes oath as Punjab CM
New Delhi , Mar. 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh after he took oath as the Chief Minister of Punjab.
Capt. Amarinder Singh sworn-in as Punjab Chief Minister
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 16 : Captain Amarinder Singh was sworn-in as the 29th Chief Minister of Punjab today.
Ahead of his swearing-in, Capt. Amarinder Singh's wax statue unveiled in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Mar. 16 : A wax statue of Captain Amarinder Singh, who will be sworn-in as Punjab Chief Minister today for the second time, was unveiled at Ludhiana.
Captain Amarinder Singh to be sworn-in as Punjab CM today
New Delhi , Mar. 16 : Captain Amarinder Singh, who led the Congress to victory in Punjab after a decade, will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister today for the second time.
Rahul to attend Capt. Amarinder's swearing-in ceremony tomorrow
New Delhi , Mar. 15 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be attending his party leader and Punjab to-be Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's swearing-in ceremony tomorrow in Chandigarh.
BJP would have won if contested alone in Punjab: Haryana Minister Anil Vij
Ambala (Haryana) , Mar. 14: Reacting to the political debacle of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance in Punjab, Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij said that the saffron party would have won the Punjab Assembly elections if it had contested them without the coalition.
Sikh bodies launch Nanakshahi original calendar
Amritsar (Punjab) , Mar. 14 : The Sikh bodies on Tuesday launched an original Nanakshahi Calender around the world, to restore the original Nanakshahi Calender (2003) and appeal to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to take consensus of the Sikh bodies and adopt the original calendar and not the distorted one.
Pathankot airbase put on high alert
Pathankot (Punjab) , Mar. 14 : The Pathankot airbase has been put on high alert.
Pathankot airbase put on high alert
Pathankot (Punjab) , Mar. 14 : The Pathankot airbase has been put on high alert.
AAP was no threat to Congress in Punjab: Capt. Amarinder Singh
New Delhi , Mar. 14 : After securing an astounding victory, Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday took a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and said there was no threat from them in the recent assembly polls.
Sikhs celebrate annual festival of 'Hola Mohalla' in Punjab
Anandpur Sahib (Punjab) , Mar. 13 : Thousands of people from the Sikh community converged at Anandpur Sahib, a holy shrine in Punjab on Monday to celebrate an annual spring festival called 'Hola Mohalla'.
Capt. Amarinder Singh to be sworn in as Punjab CM on March 16
Chandigarh , Mar. 12 : After securing an astounding victory in the Punjab assembly polls, Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday met Governor V.P. Singh Badnore to stake his claim to form the government in the state.
Badal accepts defeat, says Punjab will know what Cong does
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar 12 : Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who today submitted his resignation, accepted his defeat in the Punjab Assembly polls.
PM Modi congratulates Captain on Punjab polls win
New Delhi , Mar 11 : Keeping aside the political rivalry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Congress chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh for his victory in the Punjab polls.
Parkash Singh Badal stands victorious from Lambi
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar 11 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday stood victorious from his pocket borough Lambi Assembly constituency.
Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal to resign tomorrow
Lambi (Punjab) , Mar. 11 : With the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) performing miserably in the Punjab Assembly polls, Chief Parkash Singh Badal will tender his resignation tomorrow.
Ecstatic with Punjab win, Captain dubs AAP 'ineffective' summer storm
Chandigarh(Punjab) , Mar. 11 : Assuring to end the drugs menace in the state, Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday took a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and said that it was like a summer storm which has come and gone without making any difference.
'Singh is King' as Captain wins Patiala seat
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar 11 : Congress chief ministerial candidate Captain Amrinder Singh today won from his traditional stronghold Patiala by a margin of over 51000 votes.
Punjab rescued from hands of 'arrogant' politicians: Sidhu
Amritsar (Punjab) , Mar. 11 : After establishing a significant lead in the Punjab Assembly polls, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu today claimed this to be 'just the beginning', adding that the state will serve as an example to others on good governance.
Congress steals the show in Punjab
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 11 : The Congress is leading in 66 seats in Punjab as of now, giving a major setback to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
AAP will form comfortable majority government in Punjab: H.S. Phoolka
New Delhi , Mar.11 : Counting of votes in Punjab has begun, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said on Saturday will achieve a comfortable majority and form a government in the state as the people are with us.
Punjab polls: Parkash Singh leads from Lambi, Capt. Amarinder Singh second
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 11 : The counting for the Punjab Assembly elections saw Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal leading from Lambi constituency, while Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh is second in line.
Confident AAP says Punjab looking for 'political alternative'
New Delhi , Mar. 11 : Confident of forming a government in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday said the people of Punjab are yearning for change and are looking for a political alternative in the state, which for them is only Arvind Kejriwal's AAP.
India's tallest tricolour hoisted at Attari border
Amritsar (Punjab) , Mar. 6 : India's tallest tricolour was hoisted at Amritsar's Attari border.
Punjab Agricultural University hosts 21st annual flower show
Ludhiana , March.2 : The department of Floriculture and landscaping of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organized a two- day event for the 21st Annual Flower show in Ludhiana on Wednesday in memory of former Vice-Chancellor Dr. M.S. Randhawa.
India releases 39 Pakistani prisoners
Amritsar (Punjab) , Mar. 2 : India released 39 Pakistani prisoners lodged in jails across the country through Wagah-Attari route on Wednesday. The prisoners included 21 civilians and 18 fishermen.
Special children from Amritsar selected for Special Olympics in Austria
Amritsar (Punjab) , Mar.1 : All India Pingalwara Charitable Society president Dr. Indrajeet Kaur is extremely delight as special children from her society here have been selected for the Special Olympics in Austria.
I don't need to prove my nationalism: Kargil martyr's daughter Gurmehar
Jalandhar (Punjab) , Feb 23 : Lady Sri Ram Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur, whose social media campaign against the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) student organisation ABVP went viral recently, has said that she would also not hesitate in taking a bullet for the country like her father Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh.
Ludhiana: Supporters of arrested gangster create mayhem across city
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : In the aftermath of noted gangster Lovely Lamba's arrest in Ludhiana, Punjab, his supporters resorted to vandalism across the city, expressing their resentment over the same.
Punjab: NCB seizes seven packets of heroin near Kakar border
Punjab, , Feb. 17 : The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday seized seven packets of heroin near the international border of Kakar in Punjab.
Plane converted into restaurant in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Feb. 17 : Flying High Airbus A320 has been converted into a restaurant at the Hawai Adda complex on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana.
Punjab: 36 bombs found in Ludhiana's Harnampura village
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Feb. 14 : A total of 36 bombs were found in Ludhiana's Harnampura village on Tuesday.
Punjab Election 2017: EC orders re-polling at 48 polling stations
New Delhi , Feb. 7 : The Election Commission of India (ECI), on Tuesday, ordered re-polling at 48 polling stations in Punjab.
Punjab: BSF guns down infiltrator in Pathankot
Pathankot (Punjab) , Feb. 7 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday gunned down an infiltrator in Punjab's Pathankot.
Kejriwal's political game is dangerous: Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Bhatinda (Punjab) , Feb. 4 : As Punjab went to polls today, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing and Member of Parliament from Bathinda, launched a strong worded attack on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-supremo Arvind Kejriwal accusing him of rubbing shoulders with 'radical organisations' like Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Khalistani Commando Force.
Assembly elections: Punjab at brisk 48 per cent till 2:30 p.m., Goa touches 53 per cent in six hours
Chandigarh/Panaji (Punjab, Goa) ,Feb 4 : With the voter turnout picking up pace as the days progresses, Punjab witnessed a voter turnout of 48 percent till 2: 30 pm, while Goa progressed at a steady pace by recording 53 per cent till 1 p.m.
Revival of Congress in Punjab will be my gift to Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka: Navjot Sidhu
Amritsar(Punjab), Feb. 4: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday claimed that the grand old party will come to power after the Punjab elections, asserting that the victory would be a gift to the Gandhi family.
Harbhajan casts his vote, calls on Punjab to vote free of 'external pressure'
Jalandhar , Feb. 4 : With polling in full swing in Punjab, Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh cast his vote here on Saturday, and called on the state to turn out in large numbers and elect a Government of their choice, adding that they must not succumb to pressure from any side and vote their choice.
Punjab polls: Voter turnout stands at mere 12 per cent till 10:30am
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Feb 4 : The polling, which is underway for the Punjab Assembly elections for 117 Assembly seats, witnessed a slow and sludgy start as a mere 12 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 10:30 a.m.
This election a soldier's grandson will defeat the king: SAD's JJ Singh on Capt. Amarinder
Patiala (Punjab), Feb. 04: Former Army Chief General (Retd.) JJ Singh, who is the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate against Congress' Captain Amarinder Singh from Patiala Urban, on Saturday said that people will vote for him in majority, adding that this would be the first time that the grandson of a soldier will create history by defeating the king.
Punjab Polls: Voting begins across 22, 615 polling stations for 117 constituencies
Patiala , Feb. 4 : Polling began in Punjab amid heavy security on Saturday morning, with 1,145 candidates contesting across 117 seats, and will conclude at 5 p.m.
Let's eliminate drugs from Punjab: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi , Feb. 3 : Launching a frontal attack on the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has urged the people of Punjab to come together and put an end to the drug menace ahead of the assembly polls.
Let's eliminate drugs from Punjab, says Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Feb 3 : Sharing a video message on Twitter, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has urged people to come together and put an end to drug usage in Punjab, ahead of state polls.
Kejriwal supported Bhatinda blast perpetrators: Rahul Gandhi
Sangrur (Punjab) , Feb. 2 : Training his guns at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo of supporting disruptive forces which led to blast in Punjab's Bhatinda on Tuesday.
Rahul Gandhi enjoys 'dal-sabzi' with Punjab villagers
Sangrur (Punjab) , Feb. 2 : Attempting to reach out to the farmers, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday shared a meal of 'dal-sabzi' with the villagers and interacted with them in Punjab's Sangrur on the last day of campaigning for the state assembly polls.
Campaigning for Punjab, Goa Assembly elections ends today
Chandigarh/Panaji (Punjab/Goa) , Feb. 2 : The campaigning for the assembly elections in Punjab and Goa will come to an end today.
Bhatinda explosion: Death toll rises to six, officials suspect terror angle
Bhatinda (Punjab) , Jan. 31 : The death toll in the explosion that shook Bhatinda late last evening has increased to six.
Bathinda blast: Rahul Gandhi, Amarinder Singh offer condolences
Bathinda , Feb. 1 : The Congress has strongly condemned the deadly car blast in Bathinda, Punjab, which occurred near the venue of the road show of a fellow party leader, in which three people were killed and around a dozen injured.
Three killed, one injured in explosion near Congress road show in Bhatinda
Bhatinda (Punjab) [India], Jan. 31 : At least three people were killed and one injured in an explosion at Maur Mandi near Bhatinda late this evening.
"Bete kay na baap ki, Sarkar banegi AAP ki" resounds in Punjab
By Smita Prakash, Punjab , Jan.31 : In villages and towns in Punjab, there is an Aam Aadmi Party onslaught that has stunned both the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Congress, the two behemoths who have ruled the state by turns, which was created after Partition in 1947 and recreated in 1966.
Indian soldier meets family in Amritsar after being released by Pak
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 31 : Indian soldier Chandu Chavan, who inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) into Pakistan last year, met his family for the first time after being released in Amritsar today.
Punjab: BSF seizes two Pak boats from Amritsar
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 31 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday seized two Pakistani boats from Tota Guru post (Dera Baba Nanak Post) on the Ravi river in Punjab.
BSF seizes 4 kg heroin near Indo-Pak border
Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Jan. 30 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday seized four packets, weighing approximately four kilograms, of contraband suspected to be heroin from the area of border outpost Pulmoran near India-Pakistan border in Amritsar.
Amid election extravaganza, cycle of farmer suicides continue to rust India's grain bowl
Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], Jan 30 : "My father was under debt, no leader came for help," says a tear eyed Gursevak Singh, the son of a Punjab farmer who committed suicide.
Eyeing 'better Punjab', NRIs bat for Congress
Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Jan. 30 : With Punjab witnessing high-voltage drama ahead of the assembly elections, the people have started voicing their support in favour of the Congress, saying the grand old party will heal the pain inflicted by the present government and establish a state which the voters always dreamt of.
SAD-BJP needed in Punjab for country's protection from Pakistan: PM Modi
Kotkapura (Punjab) [India], Jan. 29 : Invoking security threats from Pakistan as a bid to woo voters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took on the Congress party and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying that Punjab, which shares the border with the neighbouring country, needs a strong government to protect not only the state, but the whole country from infiltrators from across the border.
Have always stood against Congress whenever they did injustice: Punjab CM
Lambi (Punjab) [India], Jan. 29 : Accusing the Congress Party of indulging in vendetta politics, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday rubbished the baseless allegations being levelled by the opposition and said that the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance will form the next government in Punjab.
Captain Amarinder assures to end drug menace in Punjab
Bhatinda (Punjab) [India], Jan. 29 : Highlighting the menace of drugs in poll-bound Punjab, Congress chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh has said that this government would form a team of good police officers to fight this threat.
Rahul Gandhi 'scared' of defeat in Punjab: Sukhbir Badal
Jalalabad (Punjab) [India], Jan. 29: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday hit back at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for calling him an epitome of corruption and said this clearly indicates that the latter is scared of losing the Punjab Assembly polls.
Expat NRIs hit campaign trail "because Punjabis are hurting worldwide"
By Smita Prakash, Ludhiana/Bhatinda (Punjab) [India], Jan. 29 : You have to hunt for an Indian flag. And most likely, you won't find it. The NRI wagon is here in Punjab's "khetaan" tay "gulley mohallay" and, they aren't here because Karan Johar is shooting his next "Shava-Shava" magnum opus. They are here to be part of Punjab's election.
EC seizes 10,000 crates of alcohol from Bathinda
Bathinda(Punjab)[India], Jan. 29 :The Election Commission(EC) has seized 10,000 crates of alcohol from two godowns in Punjab's Bathinda city.
Badals meting out 'step-motherly' treatment to Punjab: Capt. Amarinder
Bhatinda (Punjab), Jan 28 : Expressing confidence of forming the next government in Punjab, Congress chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday accused the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of providing step motherly treatment to the prosperous state and said that the mismanagement of the last ten years will backfire on them.
SYL canal would have brought back terrorism to Punjab, says Capt. Amarinder
Bhatinda (Punjab) [India], Jan. 29 : Congress chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh while reminiscing about his decision of the 2004 Water Act has said that the reason for disagreeing to the construction of Satluj Yamuna Link Canal (SARYU) or SYL would have brought back terrorism in the state.
Punjab will face Khalistani like crisis again if AAP comes to power: Capt. Amarinder
Bhatinda (Punjab) [India], Jan. 29 : Congress chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh has warned that Punjab will face a crisis similar to the 80's which saw the emergence of the Khalistani movement, a Sikh nationalist movement demanding an independent state for Sikh people, if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) comes to power in the state.
Badals meting out 'step-motherly' treatment to Punjab: Capt. Amarinder
Bhatinda (Punjab) [India], Jan 28 : Expressing confidence of forming the next government in Punjab, Congress chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday accused the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of providing step motherly treatment to the prosperous state and said that the mismanagement of the last ten years will backfire on them.
EC seizes 10,000 crates of alcohol from Bathinda
Bathinda(Punjab)[India], Jan. 28:The Election Commission(EC) on Saturday seized 10,000 crates of alcohol from two godowns in Punjab's Bathinda city.
Barnalas join SAD after being miffed by Congress
Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Jan. 28: The family of Punjab former chief minister Surjit Singh Barnala has joined Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD), after reports of being miffed by the absence of senior leaders of the grand old party at cremation and memorial service of the former.
Sukhbir Badal epitome of corruption: Rahul Gandhi
Jalalabad, (Punjab), [India], Jan. 28 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally in Punjab's Jalalabad constituency on Saturday described Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal as a symbol of corruption.
Punjab polls: AAP candidate from Jagrao critically injured following accident
Jalandhar, Jan 28 : AAP candidate from Punjab's Jargao, Sarvjit Kaur, suffered critical injuries and is fighting for her life following a car-tractor collision, reports said.
Punjab Polls: Kejriwal reiterates promise to put Majithia behind bars by Apr 15
Patiala, (Punjab), [India]: Reiterating his promise to put Punjab's Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia behind the bars by April 15, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continued his attack on the ruling Badal family, accusing them of bringing doom upon the state through their nexus of nepotism.
Udta Punjab: Drugs worth Rs. 12 crores seized besides cash, liquor
Chandigarh [India], Jan. 28 : In poll-bound Punjab, police and other agencies have seized drugs worth 12 crore rupees after the implementation of model code of conduct in the state.
Badals ruined Punjab's future, says Rahul Gandhi
Bhatinda (Punjab) [India], Jan. 27 : Continuing from where he left in his rally at Majitha, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-led state government and held them responsible for the menace of drugs in the state.
FIR filed against Sidhu for 'outraging religious feelings' of Sikhs
Amritsar (Punjab)[India], Jan. 27: The Punjab Police on Friday filed complaint against Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for outraging religious feelings of the Sikhs.
'Sinking' Congress has lost its identity: PM Modi in Jalandhar
Jalandhar (Punjab) [India], Jan. 27 : As Punjab goes to polls on February 4 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday openly called the Congress a 'sinking boat' adding that it has lost its identity.
Punjab polls: Rahul Gandhi announces Capt. Amarinder as Congress' CM candidate
Majitha (Punjab) , Jan. 27 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday officially announced Punjab Congress president Capt. Amarinder Singh as the Chief Ministerial face of the state.
Amritsar gets maiden Model Career Centre to battle unemployment
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 26 : With an aim to bring job seekers and employers on the same platform, the Ministry of Labour and Employment, in collaboration with the University Grant Commission (UGC), established the first Model Career Centre (MCC) at the Guru Nanak Dev University campus, Punjab.
SAD unveils path breaking manifesto, commits to make agriculture sustainable, revolutionize rural infrastructure and create 20 lakh jobs for youth
New Delhi , Jan 24 : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today unveiled its election manifesto for the 2017 assembly elections by coming up with a slew of initiatives which will make agriculture a sustainable profession, revolutionize rural infrastructure, create 20 lakh jobs for youth, establish mega complexes for industry and provide succor to the poorest of the poor.
Rajnath raps Pak for supplying drugs in Punjab
Abohar (Punjab) , Jan. 24 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday accused Pakistan of supplying drugs in the Indian state of Punjab and warned the Asian neighbour of dire consequences of it does not mend its ways.
SAD-BJP will fulfill all promises made in its manifesto: Bikram Singh Majithia
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 22 : Commenting on the election manifesto released by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in alliance with Siromani Akali Dal (SAD) for the upcoming Punjab Elections, Punjab Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Sunday assured that whatever promises has been made in the manifesto would surely be fulfilled.
Jaitley releases BJP's manifesto for Punjab, says alliance with SAD to continue
Jalandhar (Punjab) , Jan. 22 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who today released the BJP's manifesto for the Punjab Assembly polls, said the alliance with Shiromani Akali Dal will continue like before and added that his party would expand developmental activities if given another term in the state.
Captain Amarinder warns Congress rebels of expulsion
Jalandhar (Punjab), Jan. 22: Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday warned dissidents that they would be expelled from the party if they do not withdraw their nominations for the assembly polls by Tuesday.
Amritsar unfortunate to have had 'absentee MP' Navjot Sidhu: Arun Jaitley
Amritsar , Jan. 21 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday fired a salvo at cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who recently quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and joined the Congress, and said the city of Amritsar has had the misfortune of having an 'absentee MP' for the last 12-and-a-half years.
Ludhiana: Police says murderer drank victim's blood, ate his flesh
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Jan. 21 : The police on Friday arrested a 16-year-old boy for murdering a nine-year-old and then eating his flesh.
Fate of Punjab's ageing leaders in hands of state's young voters
New Delhi , Jan.19 : Young voters will decide the fate of ageing leaders Prakash Singh Badal and Captain Amrinder Singh who are the chief ministerial faces of two rival political parties - the Akali Dal and the Congress in Punjab this year.
SAD-BJP stand no chance, 'Punjabiat' will win: Navjot Sidhu
New Delhi , Jan. 19 : Asserting that there is no chance of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance to win the upcoming elections in the state, Congress' newly-inducted leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday said that this time only Punjab and the 'Punjabiat' will succeed in the state.
Punjab will not vote for opportunists' like Amrinder Singh and Sidhu: Parkash Badal
Lambi (Punjab) , Jan. 19 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday downplayed claims made by Congress state chief Amrinder Singh where he asserted that the SAD-BJP alliance would narrow down to 10-20 seats in the upcoming assembly elections and said that the state has rejected the grand old party numerous times and will do the same in the polls slated to take place next month.
Eyeing two-third majority, Capt Amarinder predicts 10-20 seats for SAD-BJP alliance
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan 19 : Taking on the Parkash Singh Badal-led government, Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the grand old party is aiming for two-third majority in the upcoming assembly polls, adding the incumbent Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance will manage to win only 10 to 20 seats.
SYL Canal row: SC asks states to file replies by Feb. 15
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked both the Haryana and Punjab government to file their replies on the Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal row within three weeks. The next hearing will be held on February 15.
Contesting from Lambi to defeat Badal, not divide votes: Capt. Amarinder
Lambi (Punjab) , Jan. 18 : Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday took potshots at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for spreading false information among the voters in the poll-bound state and said that he was contesting from the Lambi assembly constituency to ensure Parkash Singh Badal's defeat.
Punjab, Punjabis and Punjabiyat need to win this time: Sidhu
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 18 : Asserting that he is not here to fight 'personal battles', Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday said Punjab, Punjabis and Punjabiyat need to win in the upcoming state assembly polls.
Beant Singh's daughter makes U-turn, returns back to Congress
Amritsar (Punjab), Jan. 17: Former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's daughter Gurkanwal Kaur who stunned everyone by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) three days back, rejoined the Congress today.
Punjab Elections 2017: Shiromani Akali Dal and Aam Aadmi Party are the only two recognized state parties
New Delhi, Jan 17 : The Chief Electoral Officer for the Punjab Assembly Elections 2017,in a fact-sheet published on Tuesday, said that there are two recognized state parties here viz., Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla denies reports of resignation
New Delhi , Jan. 17 : The chief of the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Vijay Sampla, on Tuesday said reports about him resigning from the party were false.
This is my last election, will defeat Badal on his home seat: Capt Amarinder Singh
Patiala (Punjab) , Jan. 17 : Punjab Congress Chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said no deal had been made with Navjot Singh Sidhu before he decided to join the party.
Displeased over ticket allocation, BJP Punjab chief offers to resign
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : Hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released six more names for the Punjab Assembly polls, its state unit chief Vijay Sampla expressed his displeasure over the ticket distribution, and offered to step down from the post of party's state unit chief as well as that of Cabinet Minister.
Punjab BJP leadership unhappy with ticket allocation
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : Hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released six more names for the Punjab Assembly polls, its state unit chief Vijay Sampla expressed his displeasure over the ticket distribution, and offered to step down from the post of party's state unit chief as well as that of Cabinet Minister.
It's official: Capt. Amarinder set to take on Punjab CM on his own turf Lambi
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh is all set to fight the assembly elections against the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) head and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi.
Harsimrat Badal slams 'selfish' Sidhu
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan 16 : Coming down heavily on ex-party man Navjot Singh Sidhu for castigating the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-led Punjab Government, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said that the former should be ashamed for joining hands with a party which wrecked genocide on the Sikh community.
Sukhbir Badal mocks human bomb Sidhu
Ludhiana , Jan 16 : Castigating newly-joined Congressman Navjot Singh Sidhu for his remarks against the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday dubbed the cricketer-turned politician as a 'human bomb' which will sooner or later explode and cause damage.
'Lobbyist' Sidhu joined Congress for nefarious gains: Parkash Singh Badal
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Jan. 16 : Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday hit back at newly-joined Congress member Navjot Singh Sindhu for his criticism of the Shiromani Akali Dal-led Punjab Government and said that some people indulge in profitable deals for nefarious gains.
'SAD Govt. is by the people but for the family', says Congressman Sidhu
New Delhi , Jan 16 : Cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday called his move to join the Congress as 'ghar wapsi' and trained guns at the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) while stating that the government, which was by the people, has now become a government for a family.
Sidhu's induction will be beneficial for us ahead of Punjab elections: Congress
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : The Congress on Monday hailed Navjot Singh Sidhu's induction in the grand old party saying that the latter's decision would help the party in the upcoming elections.
Sidhu is confused man, does not believe in ideology: BJP
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Jan. 16 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday ridiculed the induction of their former member Navjot Singh Sidhu in Congress, saying that the latter is a confused man and does not believe in ideology.
BJP mocks Sidhu, says he boarded a sinking ship by joining Congress
New Delhi , Jan. 16: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday ridiculed the induction of their former member Navjot Singh Sidhu in Congress, saying that latter has boarded a sinking ship and added that he would repent over his decision.
Congress hails Sidhu's induction, takes on AAP, BJP
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : Hailing Navjot Singh Sidhu as a star campaigner, Congress on Monday said that the former's induction in the grand old party would make everyone remind as how the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) betrayed and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) disrespected him.
NCP backs Sidhu's debut innings with Congress, calls the move mutually beneficial
New Delhi , Jan. 16: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday said Navjot Singh Sidhu's induction in Congress party would be mutually beneficial for each other and the grand old party would reap benefits from him in the upcoming elections.
Hope Sidhu does not drown in a sinking ship: Kiren Rijiju
New Delhi, Jan 15 : Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday mocked the joining of former BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu to the Congress and said hofully he did not get drown in the 'singking ship'.
Beginning of new inning on 'front foot': Navjot Sidhu on joining Congress
New Delhi , Jan. 15 : Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who formally joined the Congress Party here today, expressed his optimism on his new endeavour saying it was the beginning of a
ew innings for him.
Amarinder Singh is a 'coward', says Harsimrat Badal
Amritsar, Punjab , Jan. 15 : Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday taunted Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh over his decision to contest the upcoming Punjab polls from Lambi, and referred the latter as a 'coward'.
Capt. Amarinder welcomes 'star campaigner' Sidhu in Congress
Chandigarh , Jan. 15 : Calling Navjot Singh Sidhu the 'star campaigner' in the Punjab assembly polls for the Congress, party leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday welcomed the cricketer-turned politician and said his inclusion would further strengthen the party.
AAP nominates former SAD district president for Amritsar Lok Sabha by-poll
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 15 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday nominated former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) district president Upkar Singh Sandhu for Amritsar Lok Sabha by-poll.
Punjab Polls: Harsimrat Badal pins hope on 'Majha' people
Amritsar, Punjab , Jan. 15 : Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing and daughter-in-law of the incumbent Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal, on Sunday expressed hope that people of 'Majha' region would stand by the family in the upcoming assembly elections as they always have.
Sidhu joining Congress 'worst decision' of his life: BJP
New Delhi , Jan. 15 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday took potshots at the Congress after cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu joined the grand old party and said that this would not make much of a difference in poll-bound Punjab as the nation backs the ruling dispensation at the Centre which believes in 'sabka saath, sabka vikas'.
Navjot Sidhu formally joins Congress ahead of Punjab polls
New Delhi , Jan. 15 : Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday officially joined the Congress Party ahead of the Punjab Assembly polls
Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress ahead of Punjab elections
New Delhi, Jan 15 : Ahead of the Punjab Assembly Elections, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu joined the Congress party on Sunday.
Capt. Amarinder set to file nomination from Badal's turf Lambi on Jan. 18
New Delhi , Jan. 14 : Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced that he is ready to file his nomination from Lambi on January 18th for the upcoming Punjab polls.
Punjab polls: Ex CM Beant Singh's daughter joins BJP, says Cong never 'recognised' her
New Delhi , Jan. 14 : In a major jolt to the Congress ahead of Punjab assembly polls, former Punjab chief minister late Beant Singh's daughter Gurkanwal Kaur on Saturday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Former Punjab CM Barnala no more: PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi offer condolences
New Delhi , Jan. 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Saturday offered their condolences to the family of former Punjab chief minister Surjit Singh Barnala, who passed away today at the ripe age of 91 and hailed his contributions in the national freedom movement.
PM Modi mourns former Punjab CM Surjit Singh Barnala's demise
New Delhi, Jan 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday mourned the death of former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala.
Punjab polls: Capt.Amarinder Singh wants to contest from Lambi
New Delhi, Jan 14 : Senior Congress leader Capt.Amarinder Singh on Saturday said he wants to contest the polls from the Lambi seat in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.
Former Punjab CM Surjit Singh Barnala dies
Chandigarh, Jan 14 : After prolonged illness, former Chief Minister of Punjab Surjit Singh Barnala passed away on Saturday.
Former Punjab CM Surjit Singh Barnala dies at 91
Chandigarh . Jan. 14 : Former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala passed away on Saturday. He was 91
Captain Amarinder seeks Congress high command's permission to fight Badal from Lambi
Amritsar , Jan. 14 : Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder on Saturday stated that he has sought the party high command's permission to fight the coming assembly elections from Parkash Singh Badal's constituency of Lambi, to ensure the total defeat of the Akali leadership in Punjab.
Either Mr. Sidhu or Dr. Sidhu will fight Punjab polls
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 13 : Congress leader Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Friday asserted that either she or her husband Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab.
Sukhbir Badal files nomination from Jalalabad, says AAP won't win even 10 seats
Jalalabad (Punjab) , Jan. 12 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Jalalabad for the upcoming assembly polls.
Sukhbir Badal files nomination from Jalalabad, says AAP won't win even 10 seats
Jalalabad (Punjab) , Jan. 12 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Jalalabad for the upcoming assembly polls.
Punjab CM Badal files nomination, says SAD ready for polls
Muktsar (Punjab) , Jan. 12 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Lambi for the upcoming assembly elections.
Desperate Kejriwal keen on ruining prosperous Punjab: Harsimrat Badal
Mansa (Punjab) , Jan. 12 : Union Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday alleged that Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is keen on ruining the prosperous state of Punjab, stands exposed and said that the people will take revenge for the sham committed by them.
Sidhu to join Congress 'unconditionally', will contest from Amritsar East: Amarinder Singh
New Delhi , Jan.11 : Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu will join the party 'unconditionally' with 'no strings attached', and asserted that any decision on having a deputy chief minister in the state would be taken by party president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
Woman delivers test tube quadruplets in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, (Punjab), , Jan. 11 : The year 2017 brought not twice or thrice but four times joy and happiness for the Barnala based couple Ramandeep Kaur and Ranvir Singh as they were blessed with quadruplets on December 16 last year.
Punjab CM Badal says don't know who is behind shoe throwing conspiracy
Lambi (Punjab) , Jan 11 : Following a shoe throwing attack on him during a Sangat Darshan here on Wednesday, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the attacker was not from his village or state adding that don't know who is behind the conspiracy.
Punjab polls: Sisodia's comment triggers speculation on CM candidate
Mohali, Jan 10 :Fuelling speculations, AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Tuesday told people of Punjab that they should cast their votes by thinking that they are voting for Delhi Chief Minister and party supremo Arvind Kejriwal.
Congress never fulfils its manifesto promises: Parkash Singh Badal
Mukhtsar (Punjab) , Jan. 10 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday took a jibe at the Congress for not fulfilling its promises mentioned in its manifestos so far.
AAP hinting at Kejriwal as CM proves it doesn't trust Punjabis: Sukhbir Badal
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 10 : Reacting to the shocking announcement made by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia hinting at Arvind Kejriwal for the post of Punjab's chief minister, the ruling Shiromi Akhali Dal (SAD) leader Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday called on the Punjabi community in the state not to trust the actions of an 'anti-Punjab' party.
Punjab polls: Sisodia drops bombshell, hints at Kejriwal as CM
Mohali (Punjab), Jan. 10 : Dropping a major bombshell ahead of Punjab polls, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday asked the people of the state to vote assuming they are voting for Arvind Kejriwal, in a possible indication that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief might be running for the Chief Ministerial post.
EC set its foot right in poll bound Punjab, introduces new measures to keep check
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Jan. 10 : Assuring peaceful and safe elections scheduled to take place next month, Punjab chief electoral officer V. K. Singh on Tuesday highlighted the new facilities initiated by the Election Commission of India in the poll bound state.
EC takes measures to save Punjab elections from menace of drugs, alcohol
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Jan. 10 : Hitting out at the monster of drugs, alcohol and cash gnawing the poll bound state of Punjab, the Election Commission on Tuesday informed about the two entities especially formed to combat it.
Congress to release final candidate list for Punjab elections
New Delhi, Jan. 10 : The Congress will today release the final candidate list for the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab in a meeting of its Central Election Committee headed by party president Sonia Gandhi.
Ex-PM Dr.Manmohan Singh unveils Congress manifesto for Punjab
New Delhi , Jan 9 : Former prime minister Dr.Manmohan Singh on Monday unveiled the Punjab Congress manifesto for assembly elections slated to commence from next month.
Navjot Sidhu likely to join Congress today
New Delhi , Jan. 9 : Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to officially join the Congress Party today.
Manmohan Singh to release Punjab Congress manifesto today
New Delhi , Jan. 9 : Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will release the Congress poll manifesto for Punjab at the Congress headquarters here today.
Capt. Amarinder always had easy opponents, now he has to face me: Ex army chief
Patiala (Punjab), Jan. 8: Throwing a challenge to Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh, former army chief turned politician retired General J.J. Singh of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday said the former had always won easy elections as there was no challenging opponents.
Manmohan Singh to release Punjab Congess manifesto on Monday
New Delhi , Jan. 7 : Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will release the Congress poll manifesto for Punjab at the Congress headquarters on January 9.
Ludhiana: Speeding car claims four lives
Ludhiana (Punjab), Jan. 6: Four were killed and one person was injured after a speeding car met with an accident on Friday near Ludhiana in Punjab.
Guru Gobind Singh espoused the cause of respect for all religions: Punjab CM
Patna, Jan 5 (TheBiharPost/IBNS): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday urged all the devotees to follow the philosophy and teachings of great Sikh Guru to carve out an egalitarian society irrespective of parochial considerations of caste, color and creed.
Strict implementation of model code of conduct: Punjab chief electoral officer VK Singh
Chandigarh, Jan 5 : Chief Electoral Officer VK Singh has issued instructions to strictly implement model code of conduct in poll-bound Punjab, according to media reports on Thursday.
Congress ready for Punjab polls, will defeat both BJP and AAP: Amarinder
New Delhi , Jan. 4 : Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday welcomed the Election Commission's decision to conduct single-phase polling in Punjab and expressed confidence that the grand old party would emerge victorious in the electoral battle.
Ex-Punjab CM thanks Nitish for 'outstanding' arrangements for Prakash Parv
Patna, Jan 3 (TheBiharPost/IBNS): Former Punjab Chief Minister and state Congress chief captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday praised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the splendid arrangements made for the Prakash Parv in Patna
Nabha jail-break: Court re-issues production warrant against Mintoo
New Delhi, , Jan. 3 : A Delhi Court on Tuesday re-issued production warrant against Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo after the Punjab Police failed to produce him before it in connection with the Nabha jail-break case.
CBI arrests Chandigarh Police official in bribery case
Chandigarh , Jan. 2 : The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a head constable posted at Police Station, Sector-31, Chandigarh for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.5,000 from the complainant.
CBI arrests Chandigarh Police official in bribery case
Chandigarh , Jan. 2 : The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a head constable posted at Police Station, Sector-31, Chandigarh for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.5,000 from the complainant.
Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurates modern dairy, ice cream unit of Verka
Bathinda (Punjab) , Dec.27 : Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the modern dairy and ice cream unit at the Verka Bathinda Dairy today.
Punjab to get its first bio-ethanol plant at Bathinda
Bathinda (Punjab) [India], Dec.26 (ANI-Newsvoir): Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal recently laid the foundation stone of Punjab's first second-generation bio-ethanol plant at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district.
Over 18000 patients in Punjab receive free treatment for Hepatitis C
New Delhi [India], Dec 22 : Punjab government's novel initiative to provide free treatment to patients suffering from Hepatitis C has so far benefitted more than 18,000 patients in state within months of launch.
Punjab elections: Amarinder urges EC to consider one-day polling
New Delhi [India], Dec. 20 : Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has urged the Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi to consider holding a single-phase assembly election in Punjab.
Akali Dal announces free pilgrimage to Sri Nankana Sahib and Sri Panja Sahib
New Delhi, Dec 19 : Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal has vowed to ensure free pilgrimage to Sri Nankana Sahib and Sri Panja Sahib in Pakistan as an extension of ongoing 'Mukh Mantri Tirath Yatra'.
Congress, AAP committing fraud with farmers by making false promises: Sukhbir Badal
Chandigarh (Punjab), Dec. 17 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday accused the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of committing fraud with the farmers in the name of waiving off their debt after coming to power.
India's first of its kind air-conditioned inter-state bus terminus at Mohali commences operations
New Delhi, Dec 16: The 300 crore plus Mohali Junction, the first of its kind in India, air-conditioned Bus Stand-cum-Commercial Complex at SAS Nagar (Mohali) commenced operations today after the inauguration by Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal.
First phase of Amritsar bus rapid transit system inaugurated
Amritsar (Punjab), Dec.16: Punjab's Amritsar city has joined has joined other cities having a Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS).
Arvind Kejriwal fields Himmat Shergill against Majithia
Majitha (Punjab), Dec. 14 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that Himmat Singh Shergill would take on Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who has been "mired under various controversies pertaining to drug and narcotics" spread in Punjab.
Free-of-cost gas stoves to BPL families in Punjab
Chandigarh, Dec.13: Taking one step further, the central government's Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), Punjab government is providing free gas stoves along with a connection to all the beneficiaries in the state. Under the PMUY scheme, while the Union Government is providing a LPG gas connection, the Punjab Government is also providing a free-of-cost cooking stove to the BPL families.
Aviation Minister Raju unveils Bhatinda airport
Bhatinda (Punjab), Dec. 11 : Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju and Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha inaugurated the first ever airport in Bathinda at Virk Kalan village on Sunday.
Nabha jailbreak: Police custody of KLF chief Mintoo extended by seven days
New Delhi [India], Dec. 5 : The police custody of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh 'Mintoo', who along with five others escaped after the high security Nabha jailbreak and was arrested by the Delhi Police near Delhi Railway Station, was extended by seven days by a Delhi Court on Monday.
PM Modi serves 'langar' at Golden Temple
Amritsar [India], Dec. 3 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here on Saturday evening to inaugurate the 'Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process' conference, visited the Golden Temple and also served 'langar' to the devotees.
Amritsar: Pak's envoy to Afghan to partake in Heart of Asia Conference
Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Dec.2 : Pakistan's Ambassador to Afghanistan Abrar Hussain is set to take part in the official level talks in the Heart of Asia conference which is scheduled to take place in Amritsar, Punjab tomorrow.
Amarinder Singh slams Jaitley after Income Tax Dept. files complaint
New Delhi [India], Dec. 2 : Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday lashed out at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, after the Income Tax Department filed a prosecution complaint against him in a foreign tax evasion case.
In Mohali, three held with fake Rs.2,000 notes to tune of Rs. 42 lakh
Mohali (Punjab) [India], Dec. 1 : With the arrest of three persons, including a woman, the Mohali Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of three miscreants and seized fake currency notes of Rs 2,000 to the tune of Rs. 42 lakh.
Mintoo made several calls to Pakistan from Nabha jail: Probe
New Delhi [India], Nov. 30 : Self-styled chief of the Khalistan Liberation Force Harminder Singh Mintoo reportedly told interrogators about expansion plans of KLF through Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Punjab cabbie turns billionaire for a day, gets Rs. 98 billion in account!
Barnala (Punjab) [India], Nov. 30 : A taxi driver in Barnala city of Punjab was shocked beyond words when he turned billionaire for a day as huge sum of money was transferred into his account.
Voting for AAP a mistake, would mean promoting Akali goons: Navjot Kaur Sidhu
New Delhi [India], Nov. 29 : Asserting that the Congress is the only party which can give Punjab a stable government, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who joined the Indian National Congress on Monday, said that voting for the Aam Aadmi Party would be a mistake and would mean promoting the Akali goons.
Nabha jailbreak mastermind Parminder sent to 14-day judicial remand
Shamli [India], Nov. 28 : Parminder Singh, mastermind of the Nabha jailbreak in which Khalistani terrorist Harminder Singh alias Mintoo and four others escaped, was send to 14-day judicial remand.
Punjab jailbreak: MHA seeks report from state govt.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 27 : The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday sought a report from the Punjab Government over the jailbreak incident in which Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief and noted terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo and four other prisoners escaped from the Nabha Jail earlier today.
PM Modi to visit Punjab to attend 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh
New Delhi [India], Nov. 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Punjab today to attend a function marking the 350th birth anniversary of tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh ji at Sri Anandpur Sahib in Rupanagar district.
Capt Amarinder Singh officially resigns as Lok Sabha MP
New Delhi [India], Nov. 23 : Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh officially tendered his resignation as the Member of Parliament after meeting Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan this afternoon.
Joining AAP to save Punjab: Bains brother
Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], Nov 21 : The Bains brothers, who were earlier part of the Awaaz-e-Punjab front, today said that they are entering into an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to save the state.
Ludhiana hosiery industry badly hit by demonetization
Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], Nov. 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to demonetize high value currency has badly affected Ludhiana's hosiery industry.
Bhagwant Mann to challenge Sukhbir in Punjab polls: Kejriwal
Jalalabad (Punjab) [India], Nov. 20 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann will contest against Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in the upcoming assembly elections next year, announced Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a public rally in Jalalabad on Sunday.
Take risks, innovate, create, make a difference: President to ISB Mohali students
Mohali (Punjab) [India], Nov. 20 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday attended the fifteenth anniversary celebrations of the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Mohali.
Hooda says Badals' SAD indulging in SYL 'vote bank politics'
Chandigarh [India], Nov. 17 : Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday said the Punjab Government and especially the Shiromani Akali Dal are indulging in vote bank politics over Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue.
Demonetisation has affected poor, daily-wage labourers the most: Capt Amarinder
Abohar (Punjab) [India], Nov. 13 : Launching a scathing attack at the Centre, Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday alleged that this radical decision of demonetisation has hit crores of daily-wage labourers and poor, who do not have bank accounts, the hardest.
AAP releases 4th list of 18 candidates for Punjab elections
New Delhi [India], Nov. 12 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday released its fourth list of 18 candidates for upcoming Assembly elections in Punjab slated to be held early next year.
1 cr. cash recovered from vehicle in Punjab's Mansa District
Mansa (Punjab) [India], Nov. 12 : The Punjab Police on Saturday recovered Rs. One crore cash (in Rs 500/1000 denominations) from a vehicle in Sardulgarh area of Punjab's Mansa district.
How can Punjab provide water when it is depleted: K T S Tulsi
New Delhi [India], Nov. 12 : Senior advocate K T S Tulsi on Saturday expressed his disappointment over the Supreme Court's order to terminate the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water sharing agreement and said if the water in Punjab is already depleted, how will they be able to give water to other states.
Badal reiterates no Punjab water for neighbouring states
Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Nov. 11 : Following the Supreme Court's ruling on Punjab's water-sharing agreement with other states, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday reiterated that Punjab will not give a single drop of water to any neighbouring state or let any construction take place.
Capt Amarinder promises to return with two-thirds majority to nullify verdict
Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Nov. 11 : Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh has tendered resignation along with 42 Congress MLAs on Friday after the Supreme Court's ruling on Punjab's water-sharing agreement with other states.
SAD expresses disappointment over SC verdict on SYL canal
New Delhi [India], Nov 11 : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday expressed disappointment at the Supreme Court dubbing a 2004 law passed by the Punjab government terminating the Sutlej-Yamuna Link [SYL] canal water sharing agreement with neighbouring states as unconstitutional.
Water is our lifeline, we will not let it go: Punjab CM on SYL Verdict
Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Nov. 11 : Following the Supreme Court's order on the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal which struck down Punjab's termination of water-sharing agreement with other states, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday asserted that water sharing was not a political issue as it is their lifeline, adding that his government will remain firm on its stand in the matter.
Not even single brick allowed for building SYL Canal: Sukhbir Badal
Chandigarh(Punjab)[India], Nov. 10 : Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said Punjab will not share water with any other state, in response to the Supreme Court order, which called the state government's law to terminate a water-sharing deal unconstitutional.
Badal will know who is doing drama when Punjab polls begin, says Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Nov. 10 : After the Supreme Court announced its verdict on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link(SYL) water sharing agreement, Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh on Thursday resigned from his Lok Sabha seat and challenged Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in the upcoming Punjab polls.
Amarinder Singh's resignation as MP nothing but drama: Parkash Singh Badal
Chandigarh [India], Nov. 10 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday asserted that Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh decision to resign as Member of Parliament following the Supreme Court verdict in the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal row, is nothing "but a drama".
SYL canal row: Legislation passed by Punjab Govt. is null and void, says SC
New Delhi [India], Nov. 10 : In a major setback to the Punjab Government in the Sutlej Yamuna link canal row, the Supreme Court on Thursday said the legislation passed by the former is 'null and void' in the issue.
Amarinder Singh to resign as MP in protest of SC verdict in SYL row
Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], Nov. 10 : Following the Supreme Court verdict in the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal row wherein it declared the legislation passed by the Punjab Government as 'null and void', Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh has decided t0 resign as MP in protest of the apex court ruling.
Punjab Govt. offers Rs. five lakh ex-gratia to slain soldier's kin
Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Nov. 7 : The Punjab Government on Monday announced Rs. five lakh ex-gratia and government job to one family member of slain soldier Gursewak Singh, who was killed yesterday in Pakistani firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
Crop procurement facilities bring cheer to Punjab farmers
Amritsar (Punjab)[India], Nov.4 : Punjab, which is rightly termed the 'Food Bowl of India', continues to grow a variety of crops, fruits and vegetables, making the nation self-sufficient.
Amit Shah confident that Akali Dal- BJP will form Govt. again in Punjab
Amritsar (Punjab)[India], Nov. 1 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Tuesday said that he has full faith in the leadership of Sardar Prakash Singh Badal and expressed confidence that the Akali Dal-BJP Government will again be formed in 2017.
It's 'No Tobacco Day' in Punjab today
Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Nov. 1 : To reduce prevalence of tobacco and nicotine use and to prevent the spread of non-communicable disease, the Government of Punjab will observe Tuesday as 'No Tobacco Day'.
Result of Sidhu joining AAP or Congres will be 'zero': Harsimrat Kaur
New Delhi , Oct 27 : Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday said that it does not matter whether ex-BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu joins the Congress or the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as the outcome in both cases will be zero.
SC asks Sidhu to face trial in 2009 LS poll case
New Delhi , Oct. 26 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday the trial of the election petition filed by Om Prakash Soni would go and cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu would have to face a trial by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a case in which his election in 2009 has been challenged by Soni, a rival candidate.
Navjot Sidhu is a 'human bomb', will explode once he enters Congress: Sukhbir Singh Badal
NewDelhi , Oct. 26 : After Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa said former Bharatiya Janata Party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu would join their party on the auspicious day of Diwali, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said "Sidhu is a human bomb and will explode once he enters the Congress party."
AAP's 21-point Trade-Industry Manifesto promises moon
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Oct. 23 : With an eye on the Punjab assembly elections next year, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday unveiled a 21-point Trade and Industry Manifesto here, promising that the state will have the lowest tax rate in five years.
Capt. 'joint candidate' of SAD, BJP, Cong, Kejriwal cautions people
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Oct. 23 : Terming Punjab Congress chief Capt. Amarinder Singh a "joint candidate" of the Akalis, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday cautioned the people of Punjab that every vote they would cast in favour of the Badals, the saffron party and the grand old party would go to "drug addiction", while asking them to "vote for broom" to sweep addiction out of the state.
Ahead of Rahul's likely visit, Punjab Congress goes into a huddle
New Delhi , Oct. 23 : Senior Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa has said the Punjab leadership of the party will be meeting at Captain Amarinder Singh's residence today to chalk out vice president Rahul Gandhi's schedule for his visit next month.
Kejriwal to unveil AAP's trade and industry manifesto in Ludhiana today
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Oct. 23 : Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party' national convener Arvind Kejriwal will be visiting Ludhiana on Sunday to release the party's trade and industry manifesto for Punjab.
AAP distributes forms promising to waive off Punjab farmers' loans
Amritsar (Punjab) , Oct. 21 : Attempting to woo the farmers of Punjab ahead of next year's assembly polls, the Arvind Kejriwal led-Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been distributing forms declaring that it would waive off the farmers' loans after coming to power in the state.
Ludhiana: PM Modi to present National MSME awards to industrialists today
Ludhiana , Oct. 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present the national MSME awards to 225 industrialists at Ludhiana in Punjab this afternoon.
Amarinder demands inquiry into Mansa incident
Gurdaspur (Punjab), Oct. 12 : Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday demanded an inquiry into the Mansa incident that took place on October 11.
Dalit youth hacked to death for exposing illegal sale of liquor in Punjab
Mansa (Punjab) , Oct. 11 : A Dalit youth in Punjab's Mansa district has been hacked to death on the suspicion that he was acting as an informer for liquor contractors and the police and helping in exposing illegal sale of liquor in his area.
Dussehra: Locals set to burn Nawaz Sharif's effigy in Amritsar
Amritsar (Punjab) , Oct.11 : With India-Pakistan tensions becoming more evident in the recent past especially after the surgical strike by the Indian Army, a group of locals in Amritsar have decided to express their displeasure by burning effigies of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's along with Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnad on Dussehra.
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mohali showcases India's first robotic-arm technology for orthopaedic surgeries
Mohali (Chandigarh) , Oct.10 (ANI-Businesswire India): Leading healthcare provider of the country, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mohali, showcased India's first robotic arm for joint replacement surgery, last evening.
Search ops on in Gurdaspur after locals report of suspicious activity
Gurdaspur (Punjab) , Oct. 5 : The Punjab Police and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team on Wednesday launched a search operation in Gurdaspur's Dera Baba Nanak sector after the locals reported of suspicious activity.
Security alert: Punjab Police writes to Centre, asks for additional 15 companies
Amritsar (Punjab) , Oct. 4 : The Punjab Police have written to the Centre asking for additional 15 companies in wake of security alert due to the firing at Gurdaspur that took place yesterday morning.
Gurdaspur: Search op underway after suspicious movement spotted
Gurdaspur (Punjab) , Oct. 4 : The Punjab Police on Tuesday carried out search operations in Shikar Mashia area (Dera Baba Nanak) of Gurdaspur sector in Punjab after suspected movement was spotted.
Punjab: BSF seizes abandoned Pak boat from Tota Guru post
Guraspur (Punjab) , Oct. 4 : Amid heightened security across the nation over escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday seized an abandoned Pakistani boat from Tota Guru post (Dera Baba Nanak post) on Ravi river in Punjab.
BSF helps distraught farmers to grow crops amid tension on border
Ataari (Punjab) , Oct. 4 : Even as the situation in the border areas remain highly tensed, the Border Security Forces yesterday allowed the farmers in the border areas to cross the fencing to harvest their crop.
Ten coaches of Jhelum Express derail in Punjab, two injured
New Delhi , Oct. 4 : Ten coaches of the Jhelum Express derailed near Ludhiana in Punjab today, leaving two passengers injured.
Punjab: BSF opens fire after suspected infiltration at Chakri post of Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur (Punjab), Oct. 3 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday opened fire after suspected infiltration at Chakri post of Gurdaspur sector of Punjab.
Ex AAP member Sucha Singh Chhotepur launches 'Aapna Punjab'
Chandigarh , Oct. 1 : Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Saturday announced the formation of a new regional party 'Apna Punjab' and also unveiled its flag here.
Punjab on high alert evacuation of villages along LoC border begins
Attari (Punjab) , Sept.29 : In the wake of escalating tensions between India and Pakistan following the surgical across the Line of Control (LoC) last night, villages along the International Border (IB) in Punjab are being evacuated following the directions of the Punjab government.
Punjab Government convenes emergency meeting post-surgical strike across LoC
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Sept. 29 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today put the entire government and political machinery in an emergency mode following the surgical strike by the Indian Army along the Indo-Pakistan border.
Oxford graduate and Amritsar dancer set to revolutionize Indian fitness space
New Delhi , Sept.26 : When once-lazy, never-exercised-in-his-life Uday Anand stepped into Bharat Sadana's dance fitness class at a Delhi gym, he didn't know that he was chancing upon a business opportunity that would be transformative for the fitness landscape in India.
Punjab : Akali Dal leader and son arrested for assaulting nurse
Moga, Punjab, Sept 24 : : The Punjab Police on Thursday arrested Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Paramjit Singh and his son for assaulting a nurse at a hospital in Moga.
Akali sarpanch's husband, son booked for assaulting nurse
Moga (Punjab), , Sept 23 : A case has been registered against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) sarpanch Daljit Kaur's husband and son for assaulting a nurse in Moga.
Uri Attack: Amritsar Bar Association demands complete snapping of ties with Pakistan
Amritsar (Punjab) , Sept. 23 : Advocates of the Amritsar Bar Association (ABA) have demanded a complete snapping of ties with Pakistan after the killing of 18 soldiers in a terrorist strike in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.
Senior RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja passes away
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Sept. 22 : Senior Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Brigadier Jagdish Gagneja (Retd) passed away on Thursday morning after battling for life at the Hero DMC Heart Institute for over 45 days.
Guru ji has forgiven me, says Vishal Daldlani after meeting Jain monk Tarun Sagar
Chandigarh (Punjab) Sept.21 : Music composer Vishal Dadlani on Wednesday said that Jain monk Tarun Sagar had forgiven him for his comments on his speech in the Haryana Assembly.
Aawaz-e-Punjab won't be a political party, welcomes any alliance: Navjot Singh Sidhu
New Delhi , Sept. 21 : Welcoming any alliance for the betterment of Punjab, former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday said the newly formed front Aawaz e Punjab won't be a political party and vowed to reinforce positive forces in the state.
Unclaimed bag creates panic in Pathankot
Pathankot (Punjab) , Sept. 21 : Panic gripped Pathankot town in Punjab after an unclaimed suitcase was spotted by some passersby close to the boundary of an army unit at Simbal Chowk here.
'Desperate' Congress losing its ground in Punjab: Majithia
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Sept. 14 : Extremely upset over the shoe hurled at him inside the Punjab Assembly, Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Wednesday trained his guns on the Congress and said this act reflected the desperation and restlessness of the grand old party, which is eventually losing its ground in the state.
BJP plays safe on Sidhu's move to float new party in Punjab
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 8 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday downplayed cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's move to launch a new political party ahead of the Punjab Assembly polls and said that it would comment on the same only after a formal announcement is made.
'Fake CDs' a conspiracy by Sukhbir: Kejriwal
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Sept. 8 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday accused Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal of preparing "fake CDs" against AAP.
Modi Govt. framing baseless allegations for fear of defeat in Punjab polls: AAP
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Sept, 7 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government was framing baseless charges against Arvind Kejriwal-led party ministers for the fear of its defeat in the upcoming Punjab Assembly election.
I too wanted to expose AAP's Delhi leadership like Sehrawat: Chhotepur
Chandigarh (Punjab), , Sept. 6 : Ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab Convenor Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Tuesday said that he too like, Devinder Sehrawat, wanted to highlight the misdeeds committed by the Delhi leadership of the party in Punjab but Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal never paid heed to his concerns.
People of Punjab need to weigh their options very carefully: Manish Tewari
New Delhi , Sept. 6 : With Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Col. Devinder Sehrawat alleging in a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that women were being exploited in Punjab on the pretext of a party ticket, Congress leader and former Ludhiana MP Manish Tewari on Tuesday said the people of the state need to ask themselves are they going to entrust the governance of Punjab to stand-up comedians or to the people who have been accused of sexually exploiting women.
34 teachers to get state awards in Punjab
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Sept. 5 : The Punjab Government has announced the names of 34 teachers, who will be bestowed with prestigious State Awards, while 26 teachers will be honoured with appreciation letters on the occasion of Teachers' Day at a state-level function here on Monday.
Embarrassment for AAP as Succha Singh calls Kejriwal 'anti-Punjabi'
Chandigarh , Aug. 26 : Crying foul over the corruption charges being levelled against him, AAP's Punjab chief Succha Singh Chhotepur on Friday took on party supremo Arvind Kejriwal and accused his co-workers of falsely implicating him in a bid to tarnish his image and stated that he was ready for a CBI probe against him.
Punjab: Gau Raksha Dal chief Satish Kumar arrested
Patiala, Aug 21 : The Patiala police on Sunday arrested Gau Raksha Dal chief Satish Kumar after he was booked on charges of abduction among other sections and mainly in connection with a social media video showing organisation members brutally thrashing and harassing people in the name of 'cow protection'.
People of Punjab want development not 'theatrics': BJP on Sidhu's joining AAP
Mumbai, Aug. 18 : Amid speculations over former BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu meeting Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal and demanding chief ministerial candidature in Punjab, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the people of Punjab want to be a part of development rather than "theatrics".
BSF to deploy five additional battalions at Attari border, says DG
Attari, Aug. 15 : The Border Security Force (BSF) will soon be deploying additional five battalions at the Attari-Wagha border.
Ludhiana teen prevented from unfurling national flag at Srinagar's Lal Chowk
Chandigarh, Aug. 14 : 15-year-old Ludhiana girl Jhanvi Behal, who vowed to hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk, on Sunday received dejection as she was detained at the Srinagar airport.
Punjab Deputy CM urges Swaraj to take up sacrilege issue with U.S.
Chandigarh, Aug. 11 : Condemning the alleged sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib in California, the United States, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up the issue with the U.S. Government to ensure that the culprits responsible of this ghastly act are brought to the book.
Sikh religious bodies, leaders condemn sacrilege incident in California
Amritsar/California, Aug. 11 : Various Sikh bodies and political leaders on Thursday criticised the alleged desecration of the Sikh holy book the Guru Granth Sahib in California, saying some elements want to create unrest in the Sikh community by committing such incidents, and urged urging the U.S. Government to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Sukhbir Singh Badal kicks off 'Youth for Punjab' campaign
New Delhi, Aug 9 : Thousands of youth congregated here today to support the Youth for Punjab campaign launched by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal and vowed to start a 'Haksach di Ladai' and usher in reelection of the SAD-BJP combine in the 2017 assembly elections.
98.64 percent of 1.12 lakh candidates clear Punjab Police recruitment dope test
Chandigarh, Aug.8 : Punjab government has created history by conducting the dope test of 1.12 lakh male aspirants for the police constables. What is believed to be the biggest 'sample survey' of reality check on drug addiction in Punjab, almost 4.7 lakh aspirants for 6,252 jobs of constables will undergo dope test.
2 children die, 30 ill after consuming food at Punjab home for special children
Chandigarh, Aug 2 : : Two children have died and 30 others fell ill after eating food at a home for differently-abled children in Kapurthala, media reports said.
Punjab: Infiltration bid foiled as BSF neutralises Pakistani intruder at Ferozepur sector
Ferozepur, Aug 1 : Border Security Force (BSF) troopers foiled an intrusion attempt from the Pakistani side in Punjab's Ferozepur sector and killed one intruder, officials said on Monday.
Majithia defamation case: Kejriwal to appear before Amritsar court
Amritsar, July 29 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and two other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders will today appear before the Amritsar High Court today in connection with a defamation case.
AAP to woo Dalits by bringing separate 'Dalit manifesto' in Punjab
New Delhi, July 26 : In an attempt to woo Dalit voters for the upcoming assembly polls in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is about to release a separate 'Dalit manifesto.'
Woman accused of desecrating Guru Granth Sahib shot dead outside Ludhiana gurudwara
Ludhiana (Punjab), July 26 : A 47-year-old woman, who was accused of desecrating the Guru Granth Sahib, was shot dead outside the gurudwara in Ludhiana District's Alamgir Village on Tuesday morning.
Not Punjab, there are other reasons behind sudden change in Sidhu's behaviour: Chandumajra
New Delhi, July 26 : With Navjot Singh Sidhu saying he resigned from the Rajya Sabha as a BJP MP because he had been asked to "not even look at" Punjab, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) spokesman Prem Singh Chandumajra on Tuesday said there were other reasons behind the sudden change in his behaviour, because what he had said was not going down well with anybody.
Resigned from Rajya Sabha as was told to stay away from Punjab: Sidhu
New Delhi, July 25 : Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu has finally broken his silence and said he had quit the Rajya Sabha membership as he was asked to stay away from Punjab by his party.
Congress targets Badal, says Sidhu's explanation on RS exit 'half truth'
New Delhi, July 25 : The Congress on Monday said cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's explanation on his resignation as a BJP parliamentarian was 'half truth', adding Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) does not want him to participate actively in state politics.
Punjab will throw 'Badal Pvt. Limited' from its roots: AAP
Malerkotla (Punjab), July 25 : Refuting the allegations on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav, who has been booked in connection with the alleged sacrilege of the Quran in Malerkotla, the party's in charge of Punjab affairs, Sanjay Singh on Monday said Punjab will uproot "Badal Pvt. Limited".
BJP prevented Sidhu from speaking against drugs in Punjab: Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 25 : With Navjot Singh Sidhu claiming that he quit the Rajya Sabha because he was asked to stay away from Punjab, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asserted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prevented the cricketer-turned-politician from speaking against drug abuse in the state in order to protect someone.
Quran sacrilege: Punjab Police arrests AAP MLA Naresh Yadav
New Delhi, July 25 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav who was booked in connection with the alleged Malerkotla sacrilege incident earlier on June 24 was arrested by the Punjab Police on Sunday.
Parminder Brar appointed OSD to Sukhbir Badal
Chandigarh, July 24 : Parminder Singh Brar has been appointed the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Ludhiana teen dares Hafiz Saeed, says will hoist tricolour at Lal Chowk on Aug. 15
Ludhiana, July 23 : Jhanvi Behal, the 15-year-old girl from Ludhiana, who made it to the headlines after challenging JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar to a debate on freedom of speech and expression, has now said she would hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on the occasion of Independence Day.
Sukhbir Badal forms 40-member Youth Akali Dal core committee
Chandigarh (Punjab), July 21 : The president of the Shiromani Akali Dal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has formed a Youth Akali Dal core committee after consulting with coordinator and cabinet minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon.
Suspicious bag found inside in Spicejet flight in Amritsar
Amritsar (Punjab), July 21 : A suspicious bag found inside in a Spicejet Dubai-Amritsar bound flight.
Sidhu to campaign for AAP, wife to contest Punjab polls
New Delhi, July 19 : Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, who recently resigned from the Rajya Sabha, is likely to join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) next month, while top AAP sources told ANI that he might not contest the Punjab assembly elections in 2017.
Sidhu in or out, it hardly matters: Badal
Sangrur (Punjab), July 19 : In an apparent reference to Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned from the membership of the Rajya Sabha and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in anticipation to join the Aam Aadmi Party, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said it hardly matters who comes and goes out as people vote for only those parties that have potential to form a government.
Badal will be happy if Sidhu and I leave Punjab: Navjot Kaur
Amritsar (Punjab), July 19 : Cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife said on Tuesday that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would be happy if she and her husband left the state, adding that he cannot accept any person working better than his son.
Sidhu couldn't belong to his Party, how can he belong to the nation? Asks Harsimrat
New Delhi, July 19 : Criticising Navjot Singh Sidhu over his resignation from the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of Food Processing, Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday asked as to how can a person belong to the nation if he cannot belong to his own party.
Sidhu keen to serve Punjab, has quit BJP, confirms Navjot Kaur
Amritsar (Punjab), July 19 : Confirming Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), his wife Navjot Kaur on Tuesday said that he was not ready for any other option other than to serve Punjab.
After Gujarat, mild tremors jolt Punjab
Amritsar, July 17 : Hours after an earthquake of 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Surat district in Gujarat, mild tremors were felt in North India on Sunday evening.
Young Punjab-based bureaucrat an inspiration for Kashmiri youth
Sri Muktsar Sahib (Punjab), July 15 : Having spent nearly seven years as an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Dr. Sumeet Kumar Jarangal, says that his desire to serve the nation, bring joy and happiness to the people of the country, and also be an inspiration to folks from his home state of Jammu and Kashmir, remains undiminished.
Gurdas Maan selected icon for Punjab assembly elections
New Delhi, July 13 : The Election Commission of India on Wednesday selected famous Punjabi singer and actor Gurdas Maan as the state icon for the 2017 assembly polls.
BSF seizes 21 packets of heroin, pistol in Ajnala
Ajnala (Punjab), July 13 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday morning seized as many as 21 packets of suspected heroin and a pistol from Narli village in Attari sector close to the Indo-Pakistan border.
After FIR against Khetan, SGPC now trains gun on AAP
Ludhiana (Punjab), July 7 : Even as a case was registered against Ashish Khetan for comparing the party's manifesto with Guru Granth Sahib, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Thursday said it would lodge a separate complaint against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders for "hurting" Sikh religious sentiments.
People of Punjab generous enough to forgive: Dilip Pandey
New Delhi, July 7 : AAP leader Dilip Pandey on Thursday said that the people of Punjab are whole hearted enough to forgive a mistake committed by AAP leader Ashish Khetan in Punjab.
Arvind Kejriwal faces protest in Amritsar
Amritsar, July 3 : Unidentified person demonstrated against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he visited the Golden Temple complex on Sunday, media reports said.
AAP not surprised over Punjab Govt. defending drug addict stats
New Delhi, June 27 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday said when the Punjab government itself is involved in drug peddling, its claim that only one percent of the state's population was addicted to drugs, wasn't surprising.
Congress condemns Punjab Health Minister's "shameful" remark on drugs
New Delhi, June 27 : The Congress Party on Monday dubbed Punjab Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani's remark on drugs as extremely shameful and said that one should comment on such sensitive issues only after proper information.
Only 1.8 pc drug addicts in 10 districts of state: Punjab Health Min
Amritsar, June 27 : Maintaining that the ruling dispensation in Punjab is committed to tackle the drug menace, the BJP-SAD-led Government on Monday said a mere 1.8 percent of state's population is addicted to drugs.
Phoolka snubs Punjab minister's claim of only one percent youth being drug addicts
New Delhi/Amritsar, June 27 : Senior lawyer and AAP member H.S. Phoolka on Monday accused Punjab ministers of being indifferent to the ground realities of drug addiction in the state.
Punjab : Controversy refuses to leave Congress as it appoints Asha Kumari in place of Kamal Nath
Chandigarh, June 27 : Controversy continues to dog the Congress over its choice of leader for poll-bound Punjab as the party appoints Asha Kumari, an MLA from Himachal Pradesh, to replace Kamal Nath as the general secretary in-charge of the state.
Pampore attack: Centre to send committee to find reason behind security lapse
Fategarh (Punjab), June 26 : After the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba claimed responsibility for yesterday's attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pampore town of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the Centre will be sending a two-member committee to find out the loopholes which led to the untoward incident.
Dalhousie MLA Asha Kumari picked as Punjab Congress' in-charge
Chandigarh, June 26 : The Congress has selected Dalhousie MLA Asha Kumari to replace Kamal Nath as the general secretary in-charge of Punjab ahead of next year's assembly polls in the state.
Kamal Nath quits as Congress in-charge in poll-bound Punjab
New Delhi, Jun 15 : After facing heat from the Opposition over his alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Wednesday night wrote to party chief Sonia Gandhi, stating that he doesn't want to be in-charge of the party in the poll-bound Punjab.
Rahul Gandhi vows to end drug menace for Punjab's future
Jalandhar, June 13 : Reaching out to the youth ahead of next year's assembly polls, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday cornered the BJP-SAD alliance government over the drug menace in Punjab and vowed to curb the same within a month if the grand old party is voted to power.
Kamal Nath rebuffs charges, questions BJP's sudden awakening
New Delhi, June 13 : Congress leader Kamal Nath who is under fire after being appointed as the party in charge of Punjab affairs on Monday questioned the sudden awakening of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) over his alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and added that he has been given a clean chit in this regard.
Akali Dal benefiting from Punjab drug trade : Rahul Gandhi
Jalandhar, June 13 : Going vitriolic against the Akali Dal in poll-bound Punjab, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi accused the ruling party of protecting the drug trade in the state.
Kamal Nath's appointment as Punjab in-charge lands Congress in controversy
New Delhi, June 13 : At a time when the Congress strives to recuperate from the recent electoral thrashing in few states and perform better in the upcoming hustings in several other, the appointment of senior leader Kamal Nath as in-charge of the party's Punjab affairs has landed it in a massive controversy.
Rahul Gandhi's Punjab visit creates friction in Congress: Dhillon
Ludhiana (Punjab), June 13 : Punjab Irrigation Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon on Monday taunted Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's protest against drug menace in the state, saying the latter's visit always creates a conflict within the party.
SAD govt. should own responsibility of drug menace in Punjab: Cong
Jalander (Punjab), June 12 : Firing a fresh salvo at the Parkash Singh Badal-led SAD government in Punjab, the Congress on Monday said the state dispensation should own up the responsibility of prevailing drug menace in the state else it will ruin the youth.
Rahul Gandhi to lead protest against drug abuse problem in Punjab
New Delhi, June 13 : The day the Bombay High Court is supposed to give its verdict on the controversy surrounding the film 'Udta Punjab', Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will lead a protest in Punjab's Jalandhar on Monday to highlight drug abuse and the "collapse" of law and order in the state.
Kamal Nath row: Congress doesn't care about 84 victims, says Phoolka
Amritsar (Punjab), June 13 : Firing a fresh salvo at the Congress Party for appointing Kamal Nath as the party general secretary and in-charge of Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday accused the grand old party of not being bothered about the state and only caring about people with money and muscle power.
Rahul Gandhi to protest against drug menace in Punjab
Jalandhar (Punjab), June 13 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will lead a protest in Punjab's Jalandhar city on Monday against the drug menace in the state.
Centre's move to re-open 1984 riots cases 'an eyewash': Phoolka
Chandigarh (Punjab), June 12 : Senior lawyer and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader H.S. Phoolka on Sunday alleged that the Centre's move to re-open 75 cases of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots was aimed at giving a political edge to the SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab ahead of next year's assembly polls in the state.
Punjab: Two Pakistani smugglers shot dead
Fazilka (Punjab), June 12 : Two Pakistani smugglers were killed and one was injured in a gunfight with Border Security Forces (BSF) in Fazilka city in Punjab today.
BSF kills two Pakistani smugglers, injures one along Punjab border
Amritsar, Jun 12 : Two Pakistani smugglers were killed and another was injured during a firefight with the Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday along the Indo-Pak border in Punjab's Fazilka district.
SAD-BJP Govt. doesn't want drugs menace in Punjab to be exposed: Congress on 'Udta Punjab'
New Delhi, June 11 : Taking a potshot at the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP Government in Punjab, the Congress on Saturday said the ruling alliance does not want the film 'Udta Punjab' to be released as it would "expose the real face of the state in front of the nation".
Bombay High Court verdict on Udta Punjab likely on Monday
Mumbai, June 10 : The Bombay High Court is likely to pass its verdict on Monday on the producers' plea challenging cuts ordered by Censor Board on 'Udta Punjab', a film that deals with drug menace.
'Udta Punjab' fiasco: BJP, SAD have accepted defeat in Punjab, says Kejriwal
New Delhi/Mumbai, June 9 : Commenting on the 'Udta Punjab' fiasco - a Hindi film highlighting growing drug menace and its impact on the youth in Punjab, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal went hammer and tongs at the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiromani Akali Dal alliance in that state, saying it has become increasingly clear from the censorship the film is facing that the BJP, Modiji and Akali Dal have accepted their defeat in Punjab.
Punjab CM Badal distances himself from Udta Punjab row
Chandigarh, June 9 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said it is not his or his government's concern if the film Udta Punjab, themed on the problem of drug addiction in the state, was censored or banned, choosing to distance himself from the raging controversy.
Censoring 'Udta Punjab' won't fix drug problem: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, June 7 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said Punjab has a crippling drug problem and censoring the movie 'Udta Punjab' would not fix the menace in the state.
Capt. Amarinder slams Jaitley for 'fraud notice' against his son
Chandigarh, June 6 : Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday dubbed the Enforcement Directorate summon issued against his son Raninder Singh for alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) as 'fraud notice' and said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley can't get over his defeat in the 2014 general election.
32nd anniversary of Operation Blue Star being observed at Golden Temple
Amritsar, June 6 : Amid the tight security and the bandh call given by Sikh organisation Dal Khalsa in Amritsar, 32nd anniversary of Operation Blue Star is being observed at the Golden Temple today.
55 paramilitary forces deployed, Haryana on guard ahead of Jat agitation
Chandigarh (Punjab), June 5 : At a time when Haryana is bracing itself to witness agitation for reservation across the state by the Jat community, Additional Chief Secretary Home Ram Niwas on Sunday said that security has been beefed up as 55 paramilitary forces have been deployed in all districts of the state.
Priest who refused 'sirpora' to CM Badal transferred
Amritsar, June 4 : Balbir Singh, an ardasiya (prayer reciter), who refused the traditional 'siropa' (robe of honour) to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has been transferred.
Sonipat murders accused gangster Ajay Kumar killed in encounter
Bathinda, June 2 : Gangster Ajay Kumar of Sonepat, who was accused of killing an Army officer's father and brother, was shot dead on Thursday in an encounter with the Haryana Police in Jagaram Tirath village in Bathinda district.
Priyanka's induction ahead of polls to be 'great asset' to Congress: Amarinder
New Delhi, June 2 : Demanding formal induction of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into the party in the face of upcoming Uttar Pradesh and Punjab assembly elections, senior Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said she would prove a great asset to the party and Congress president and vice president.
Amrinder threatens to take to streets against Punjab Govt failures
Chandigarh, Jun. 1 : Congress senior leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday threatened to take to the streets against the failures of the Punjab Government to make payment to sugar cane farmers and checking increasing crime in the state.
Govt.of Punjab inks MoU with Microsoft to enhance citizen services and drive digital inclusion
Chandigarh, June.1 : In an effort to augment the quality of citizen services in the state, the Government of Punjab today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft India to use cloud computing infrastructure for better facilities in education, agriculture and healthcare for citizens. Mr. Sarvesh Kaushal, Chief Secretary Punjab on behalf of Punjab Government and Mr. Anil Bhansali, Managing Director, Microsoft India (R and D) Pvt. Ltd, signed the MoU in the presence of Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Government of Punjab inks MoU with Microsoft to enhance citizen services, drive digital inclusion
Chandigarh /Kolkata, June 1 : : In an effort to augment the quality of citizen services in the state, the Government of Punjab today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft India to use cloud computing infrastructure for better facilities in education, agriculture and healthcare for citizens.
Woman killed after falling from moving bus in Punjab
Sangrur (Punjab), May 31 : In an unfortunate accident, a woman died and another passenger was seriously injured after falling from a moving bus in Sangrur District of Punjab on Monday.
Punjab Minister now files defamation case against Kejriwal
Amritsar (Punjab), May 20 : Punjab's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday filed a defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over drug syndicate allegations.
Sikh diaspora condemns attack on Dhadharianwale, calls for peace
Amritsar, May 19 : Condemning the brutal attack on Bhai Ranjit Singh Dhadhrianwale near Ludhiana, the Sikh diaspora has appealed to the community to restore peace.
Reebok opens latest 'Fit Hub' concept store in Ludhiana
New Delhi, May 19 : Strengthening its focus towards becoming the most desirable premium fitness brand in the country, Reebok India launched their latest Fit Hub concept store at Silver Arc Mall, Ferozpur Road, Ludhiana.
Punjab Law Minister Sanaullah's statement draws flak
Lahore, May 19 : Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah's statement about Punjab government's "inaction" against some banned outfits has drawn flak from one of the groups he mentioned in his interview to a foreign channel.
Punjab CM inaugurates world's largest single roof top solar power plant
By Ravinder Singh Robin, Beas (Amritsar), May 17 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal dedicated the world's largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant with capacity of 11.5 MW to the nation here at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh here today.
Jugnoo launches 'Fatafat' in Chandigarh
New Delhi, May 17 : Leading on-demand auto-rickshaw aggregator Jugnoo forays into hyper-local grocery delivery in Chandigarh with the launch of 'Fatafat' that will facilitate the residents of Chandigarh to order quality fresh fruits and vegetables at their doorsteps, at affordable mandi rates.
AAP protests against alleged food-grain scam in Punjab
Chandigarh/New Delhi, May 16 : Chandigarh Police stopped Aam Admi Party (AAP) supporters at the Chandigarh-Mohali border from marching towards Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's residence in Chandigarh, media reported.
Chandigarh: Sec. 144 imposed amid AAP protest against Badal Government
Chandigarh, May 16 : Ahead of the massive protest by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today against the state government at Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's residence here, section 144 has been imposed in Chandigarh as a precautionary measure.
First time mother at 70, overjoyed, experts see red
New Delhi, May 12 : Punjab based Daljinder Kaur is no ordinary mother as last month the 70 something became a mother to a healthy baby following two years of IVF treatment, sending the media to a frenzy.
No evidence against Sardar Singh, confirms Ludhiana Police
Ludhiana, May 11 : The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by Ludhiana Police Commissioner Paramraj Singh Umranangal to probe the sexual harassment allegations against Sardar Singh has given a clean chit to the Indian hockey team skipper.
Sexual harassment charge: Sardar Singh receives clean chit
Ludhiana, May 11 : The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by Ludhiana Police Commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh to probe the sexual harassment allegations against Sardar Singh has given a clean chit to the Indian hockey team skipper.
Americans from India's Punjab region more vulnerable to celiac disease
Washington, D.C., May 10 : A new study has found that about 1.8 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, an immune-based condition brought on by the consumption of gluten in genetically susceptible patients.
Ferozepur: 1 k.g. heroine seized, 2 arrested
Ferozepur, Punjab, May 7 : A family of six in Punjab's Ferozepur district were booked in a case of heroine smuggling on Friday, reports said.
RSPB outclass Punjab to clinch Senior Women National Championship title
Bengaluru, May 2 : Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) produced a brilliant performance as they defeated Hockey Punjab 3-1 in the finals of the Hockey India Women National Championship to clinch the 'A' Division title.
Selfie with pistol: 14-year-old dies in Punjab
Pathankot, Apr 30 : A 14-year-old boy accidentally shot himself while posing with a pistol to click a selfie died on Sunday, reports said.
Selfie with pistol: 14-year-old injures himself gravely in Punjab
Pathankot, Apr 30 : A 14-year-old boy accidentally shot himself while posing with a pistol to click a selfie on Saturday morning in Punjab's Pathankot city, reports said.
Boy shoots self accidently while taking selfie
Pathankot (Punjab), Apr. 30 : A student of Class 10 was injured after he reportedly shot himself in the head accidently with a revolver while clicking a selfie.
Let down by govt., debt-ridden Punjab farmers find suicide an easy option
Amritsar, Apr. 28 : Debt-ridden farmers reeling under an agrarian crisis triggered by drought-like situation in Punjab - the land of five rivers and the food bowl of India, seem to have found solace in death.
Will review 'bogus' cases against Punjab youth under SAD-BJP rule: AAP
Chandigarh, Apr. 23 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday assured to review the 'bogus' cases against Punjab youth during during Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule and promised to set up a Commission to review such cases and fix the responsibility of erring police officials.
Navjot Kaur rejects RS nomination intends to keep Sidhu away from AAP
Amritsar, Apr. 23 : Dismissing reports that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had nominated Navjot Singh Sidhu for the Rajya Sabha because of his reported threat to join the Aam Aadmi Party, his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Saturday said if her husband wanted to join the AAP, he would have done so and nobody could have stopped him.
Diljit Dosanjh back on screen with 'Sardaar Ji 2'
New Delhi, April 23 : After receiving much appreciation nation-wide with his latest release 'Ambarsariya,' Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh is back with another movie 'Sardaar Ji 2.'
SGPC condemns killing of Sardar Swaran Singh in KPK province
Ludhiana, Apr. 23 : Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Saturday strongly condemned killing of Sardar Swaran Singh who held one of several seats reserved for religious minorities in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly.
Youth booked for abduction, rape in Punjab's Muktsar
Muktsar (Punjab), Apr. 23 : Muktsar police have arrested Gurinder, alias, Jojo, in connection with the abduction and rape of a Dalit girl on March 25.
Woman dragged out of office, raped in Punjab; accused arrested after a month
Chandigarh, Apr 23 : The man accused of abducting and raping a young woman in Muktsar in Punjab has been arrested, reports said.
Sikhs around world deplore former PSGPC chief's killing
By Ravinder Singh Robin, Amritsar, Apr. 22 : The killing of former president of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) Swarn Singh on Friday sent a shock wave to the Sikh community across the world, who deplored the heinous act in strongest possible terms.
Last rites of Kirpal Singh performed in Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur (Punjab), Apr.20 : The last rites of Kirpal Singh, the Indian prisoner who died in a Pakistani's Kot Lakhpat Jail on April 11 under mysterious circumstances, were held in his hometown in Mustafabad, Gurdaspur, amid a sombre environment on Wednesday afternoon.
Heart and stomach missing in Kirpal Singh's body as it is handed over by Pakistan
Attari (Amritsar), Apr 20 : The heart and stomach of Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh, who died under mysterious circumstances in a Pakistani jail, were found missing after his body was handed over to Indian authorities, media reports said.
Kirpal Singh's death: Dalbir Kaur smells conspiracy, demands thorough probe
Gurdaspur (Amritsar), Apr. 20 : With the post-mortem examination revealing that Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh's vital organs - like the heart and the liver - were missing, Dalbir Kaur on Wednesday said that her doubts have turned out to be true and urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to ensure a thorough investigation into the matter.
Toddler rape victim's father chops-off accused's hands
Bhatinda (Punjab), Apr.20 : Seeking revenge for the rape of his eight-month-old daughter, the father of the victim chopped off both hands of the accused youth in Punjab's Bhatida District yesterday.
Kirpal Singh's body brought to hometown for last rites
Gurdaspur (Punjab), Apr. 20 : The mortal remains of Kirpal Singh, the Indian prisoner who died in a Pakistani's Kot Lakhpat Jail on April 11 under mysterious circumstances, was brought to his hometown in Mustafabad on Wednesday for last rites.
Kirpal Singh's body handed over to India
Amritsar, Apr 19 : Body of Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh was handed over by Pakistan to Indian authorities on Tuesday, reports said.
Want to gift Punjab a new kind of government: Rahul Gandhi
Chandigarh, Apr 16 : Promising action against drugs in Punjab, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who is currently visiting the state, said that the Congress will take strict action against drug dealers if elected tom power.
Rahul visits Chandigarh, meets senior editors
Chandigarh, Apr 16 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who is in Punjab, met with senior editors on Saturday.
Home Minister has given us assurance about bringing body of Kirpal Singh back: Dalbir Kaur
New Delhi, Apr. 15 : Dalbir Kaur, the sister of alleged Indian spy Sarabjit Singh, who died in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail three years ago, said Friday that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has given an assurance that all concerns related to the bringing of the body of Kirpal Singh back from Pakistan will be addressed.
Rahul Gandhi to travel to Chandigarh on Saturday, to interact with party workers
New Delhi, Apr 15 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is set to travel to Chandigarh on Saturday, where he will interact with his party members.
Denying Pak claims, Kirpal Singh's family demand for post-mortem
Mustafabad (Punjab), Apr.15 : The family members of Kirpal Singh, the Indian prisoner, who died under mysterious circumstances in a Lahore jail, have denied Pakistan's claim that he died of a heart attack and demand post-mortem to ascertain the facts.
PM Modi salutes martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre
New Delhi, Apr. 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tribute to the martyrs who lost their lives in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and said that their sacrifice and courage can never be forgotten.
Congress expels former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar
Chandigarh, Apr. 11 : The Congress on Monday expelled former lawmaker Jagmeet Singh Brar from the primary membership of the grand old party.
Watch out for 'Udta Punjab' logo!
New Delhi, April 11 : While all are waiting for the trailer of much speculated Abhishek Chaubey's upcoming movie 'Udta Punjab,' lead actor Shahid Kapoor today released the logo of the movie on Twitter.
Two Pakistani intruder shot by BSF, nine packets of heroin seized
Amritsar, Apr 10 : Two Pakistani intruders were shot by the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on Sunday morning, who recovered nine packets of heroine from the duo, while they were trying to cross the border from the Pakistani side, according to reports.
BSF kills Pak intruder, seizes nine packets of contraband
Amritsar, Apr. 10 : Border Security Force (BSF) personnel shot dead one alleged Pakistani intruder and seized nine packets of contraband in Bhairowal area near the Attari border near here early Sunday morning.
SAD MLA Pargat Singh assaulted by drunk person in Chandigarh
Jalandhar/Chandigarh (Punjab), April 7 : Former Indian Hockey captain and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA from Jalandhar Cantonment, Pargat Singh was allegedly assaulted by a drunk youth on Tuesday evening during an argument over 'parking' in Sector 9 in Chandigarh. Singh has sustained fractures in his fingers.
Punjab Police alerted of three suspected Pak militants
Chandigarh, Apr. 6 : The Punjab Police on Wednesday issued an alert to its police stations to be on lookout for a 'grey colour car', which is suspected to be hauling three Pakistani militants with sufficient quantities of arms and ammunition.
Terror alert by Punjab police after reports of Pak terrorists moving in vehicle
Chandigarh, Apr 6 : The Punjab police on Wednesday issued a terror alert following reports of Pak terrorists sneaking inside the Indian territory with explosives, reports said.
Terror alert across Punjab after reports of Pak terrorists moving in explosive-laden vehicle
Chandigarh, Apr 6 : The Punjab police on Wednesday issued a terror alert following reports of three Pakistani terrorists moving in a vehicle packed with explosives with the intention of launching attacks on three cities, reports said.
Interests of state are safe only in SAD-BJP alliance hands: Badal
Lambi (Punjab), Apr. 5 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday cautioned people to be aware of the malicious propaganda of 'seasonal birds', and said that the interests of the state are safe, only in the hands of SAD-BJP alliance.
Interests of state are safe only in SAD-BJP alliance hands: Badal
Lambi (Punjab), Apr. 5 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday cautioned people to be aware of the malicious propaganda of 'seasonal birds', and said that the interests of the state are safe, only in the hands of SAD-BJP alliance.
Punjab: Unexploded shell found in Transport Nagar of Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab), Mar. 31 : An unexploded shell was found near a petrol pump in Transport Nagar area of Ludhiana city of Punjab.
SC asks Punjab, Haryana to appoint law officers in 'transparent manner'
New Delhi, Mar. 30 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Punjab and Haryana to adopt a fair, transparent and objective method in appointing law officers in the state.
Punjab: BSF Jawans, Pak Rangers celebrate Holi at Wagah Border
Amritsar (Punjab), Mar. 24 : For the first time, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday celebrated the festival of colours with their counterparts of Pakistan Rangers at the Zero Line.
Delhi CM lashes out at former and present Punjab CM
New Delhi, Mar 22 : As dissent against former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's misuse of funds increases, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday too weighs in the debate, calling for his head.
Pathankot investigation: Pakistan team to reach India on Mar 27
Pokhara , Mar 17 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who met Pakistan Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz, said the investigation team from the neighbouring nation will visit India on Mar 27 to collect evidence of the terror attack at the Pathankot air force base this year.
Three-year-old girl raped, survives slit throat in Punjab
Ludhiana, Mar 14 : In a macabre incident a three-year-old girl was first raped and then her throat was slit by a man in Punjab's Ludhiana, reports said.
15-year old Ludhiana girl challenges Kanhaiya Kumar for a debate
Ludhiana, Punjab, Mar 7 : Jhanvi Behl, a 15-year old Ludhiana girl, took the social media by storm after she challenged JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar for a debate on nationalism.
Punjab: Terror Spinoff
On February 19, 2016, at least three Policemen were killed in an attack near Miran Wala Bangla Bypass in Faisalabad District. Terrorists opened fire when they were stopped by the Policemen.
Verbal Spat between Amarinder, Majithia over Khalsa University to forth
By Ravinder Singh Robin, Amritsar, Feb. 19 : Former chief minister and Amritsar MP Captain Amarinder Singh has made a personal attack on Khalsa College Governing Council president Satyajit Singh Majithia for trying to usurp the land by constructing the university.
Congress needs no lesson on patriotism: Amarinder to BJP
Amritsar, Feb. 17 : Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt. Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said the Congress party did not need any lessons or a certificate on patriotism from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Amarinder, supporters break gates of Khalsa College over New Khalsa University issue
Amritsar, Feb.17 : Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President and former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and his supoorters today forcefully entered the Khalsa College campus by breaking down its the gates.
Abohar murder case accused to go for lie detector test
Fazilka (Punjab), Feb. 15 : Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) member and liquor contractor Shiv Lal Doda, who is the prime accused in the murder case of a Dalit youth in Abohar, will go for a lie detector test after court's permission and his consent.
Punjab to promote cultivation, consumption of mushrooms
Chandigarh, Feb.10 : In a bid to promote mushroom cultivation across the state in a big way, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today asked the Planning department to include the scheme of mushroom cultivation in the next annual plan to provide budgetary support for its development.
Gurpreet Ghuggi joins AAP in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Feb. 10 : Punjabi comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Wednesday.
Waris Ahluwalia calls for 'awareness' on Sikhism post Aeromexico debacle
Amritsar, Feb. 9 : Indian-American actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia, who was barred from boarding an Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to New York because he refused to remove his turban, said on Tuesday that this incident has resolved him to take a stand on the matter and called for spreading awareness among airlines on customs of the Sikh community so that such incidents don't occur again.
BJP to take call on whether to go with or without SAD for Punjab polls
Amritsar, Feb.8 : Senior leaders of the Punjab unit of the BHaratiya Janata Party (BJP) have reportedly told party president Amit Shah to seriously consider snapping ties with the Prakash Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dalin the run-up to the 2017 state assembly polls.
BSF guns down four smugglers in Punjab
Khemkaran, Feb. 8 : The Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down four smugglers in Khemkaran Sector along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab yesterday.
Punjab Govt. decides to re-introduce primary, middle school exams
Chandigarh, Feb. 8 : The Punjab Government decided to re-introduce examination system for the primary and middle school classes, said State Education Minister Daljeet Singh Cheema.
Punjab to constitute "Think Tank" between farmers and policy makers
New Delhi, Feb 4 : In a historic move to involve the farmers in the policy making, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has approved to constitute a 'Think Tank' for agriculture sector. The Think Tank will be an exclusively Farmer's organization with Agro experts, progressive farmers and others as its representatives.
Punjab government introduce mobile e-Cards for cashless insurance scheme
New Delhi, Feb 4 : In another first in India, Punjab Government employees/pensioners have been issued Mobile e-cards to provide details of the Punjab Government employees and Pensioner Health Insurance Scheme (PGIPHIS).
22744 patients benefited from 'Mukhmantri Cancer RahatKosh' scheme
New Delhi, Feb 3 : 'Mukhyamantri Punjab Cancer RahatKosh Scheme' launched by Shiromani Akali Dal has been a boon the cancer patients of the state.
Punjab to open three meritorious residential schools for 4850 students
New Delhi, Feb 2 : To take forward progressive agenda of imparting free and quality education to the poor but meritorious students the Punjab government is all set to start academics in three new Residential schools for meritorious students at Sangrur, Ferozepur and Gurdaspur.
Punjab to get Oxford University modeled 'Educity'
New Delhi, Feb 2 : Punjab is coming up with Educity, the most ambitious education project of Punjab Government at new Chandigarh, Mullanpur. The Educity will be modeled on the Oxford University. With a variety of institutions, several constituent colleges and a wide range of academic departments, the Educity would house schools, colleges and universities offering state of the art facilities.
Rijiju assures BSF of complete Central assistance to ease hardships
Amritsar, Feb. 1 : Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has assured the Border Security Force (BSF) of complete assistance by the Centre to ease out the hardships faced by them and also lauded the troops for their valiant efforts.
Rijiju in Punjab, to interact with people from border areas
Amritsar, Jan. 31 : Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, who is on a two-day visit to the state, will be interacting with people from the border areas of Ajnala tomorrow.
Ontario premier Wynne honoured with siropa at Golden Temple
Amritsar, Jan. 31 : The premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne, known for her support for gay rights, on Sunday honoured with siropa at the Golden Temple by the Sikh leaders.
Punjab sanctions Rs.17 crore for RRPRS to bolster its security
Chandigarh, Jan.30 : Badal Government has always been proactive when it comes to the security of the state. To strengthen its security further, the Government has commenced Rapid Rural Police Response System (RRPRS) with an outlay of Rs. 17 crores.
Cop-turned-smuggler Ranjit Singh sent to police custody in Amritsar
Amritsar, Jan. 30 : An Amritsar Court on Saturday sent wanted cop-turned-smuggler Ranjit Singh, who was arrested by joint forces of Border Security Force (BSF) and Punjab Police yesterday, to five days police custody.
Suspended Punjab cop-turned-smuggler nabbed in Ajnala
Amritsar, Jan. 30 : The Punjab Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a "most wanted" smuggler, Ranjit Singh, in Ajnala in connection with cross border smuggling.
Khalsa University to be reality soon
Amritsar,Jan.29 : The much-awaited education project of historic Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) to establish Khalsa University Amritsar (KUA) will soon be a reality.
Strengthening the Sword Arm of the Nation
Mohali (Punjab), Jan. 28 : Punjab has been known as the sword arm of the nation due to its contribution of large number of young men in the armed forces. To encourage more youth from the state to join the forces, Shiromani Akali Dal government had established Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI) in Sector 77 Mohali in April 2011.
Punjab tops in opening new schools: ASSOCHAM
Chandigarh, Jan.27 (ANI-NewVoir): Punjab State has ranked on top on most educational parameters.
Armed youth arrested in Pathankot
Amritsar, Jan. 27 : The Government Railway Police in Pathankot on Wednesday arrested an armed youth on charges of suspicious activity at the city railway station here.
Suspicious bag found in Jalandhar
Jalandhar (Punjab), Jan. 26 : A suspicious bag has been found at the Pathankot Chowk in Jalandhar.
No explosives found at Pathankot Railway Station
Pathankot, Jan. 26 : Hours after the Pathankot Railway Station was evacuated triggering security concerns, the Punjab Police on Tuesday said that no explosives have been found in the abandoned bag at the site.
Pathankot railway station evacuated after 'suspicious' bag found
Pathankot, Jan. 26 : An abandoned bag sparked a scare at the Pathankot railway station and an operation is underway to neutralise the situation.
BSF-Pak Rangers exchange sweets on occasion of 67th Republic Day
Amritsar, Jan. 26 : Despite the prevailing tension between India and Pakistan over the Pathankot attack, the Border Security Forces and the Pakistani Rangers today exchanged sweets on the occasion of India's 67th Republic Day along the Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar in Punjab.
Narendra Modi visits PGIMER to meet Parkash Singh Badal
Chandigarh, Jan 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh to meet Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
Modi, Francois Hollande to the Museum in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Jan 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande paid a joint visit to the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh, as part of their engagements during the State Visit of President Hollande to India on Jan 24.
Police conduct searches after suspects spotted near Dholewal army camp
Ludhiana, Jan.23 : The local police on Saturday conducted searches at Bhagwan Nagar in the city ahead of Republic Day celebrations after few suspects were seen near an Army Camp in Dholewal and raised alarm.
"Empowered Youth are the Backbone of any Nation," says Sukhbir Singh Badal
New delhi, Jan 23 : Punjab Government has launched the biggest ever employment drive in the history of the state and on offer are 1,13,766 government jobs that will be offered to youth of Punjab within one year. For record, the Badal Government had offered over one lakh Government jobs to youth in its earlier regime.
French delegation to undertake restoration in Punjab: Parkash Singh Badal
New Delhi, Jan 22 : A high level cultural team from France led by the former French Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu De Vaber called on the Punjab Minister Parkash Singh Badal and evinced keen interest in restoration work of ancient monuments and cultural heritage sites in the state.
BSF beefs up boat check posts on Punjab riverine border
Ajnala (Punjab), Jan.22 : The Border Security Forces (BSF) has beefed up boat-related patrolling and check posts along the riverine border that separates India and Pakistan to prevent infiltration and smuggling operations.
Sukhbir Badal flags off first pilgrim train from Jalandhar to Varanasi
Jalandhar (Punjab), Jan.20 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukbir Singh Badal today flagged off the first train to Varanasi from the Jalandhar City railway Station under the Mukh Mantri Tirath Yatra Scheme.
Badal brushes AAP aside, brands Congress as their main opponent
Amritsar, Jan. 20 : Raising the pitch for the 2017 Assembly polls in Punjab, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday branded the Congress party as Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)'s main opponent while brushing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) aside.
Preparations for Punjab elections on full swing, says Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Jan. 19 : The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the preparations for the 117-seat Punjab Assembly elections were on full swing and all MPs and MLAs of the party would canvass for their candidates.
Two travel agents held in Jalandhar for illegally sending people to US
Jalandhar, Jan. 19 : The police arrested two travel agents in Punjab for illegally sending people to the United States after a tragic boat accident near Panama claimed nearly 22 lives.
PPP, Cong merger an attempt to save Punjab
New Delhi, Jan. 15 : After the People's Party of Punjab (PPP) merged with the Indian National Congress (INC) on Friday in a bid to 'save' Punjab, party chief Manpreet Singh Badal revealed that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has accepted the 11-point memorandum submitted by him.
'Peace talks' only way to stop bloodshed: Amarinder Singh
New Delhi, Jan. 15 : Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday said that the only way to stop bloodshed in the country was through peace talks and not through military actions.
'Peace talks' only way to stop bloodshed: Amarinder Singh
New Delhi, Jan. 15 : Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday said that the only way to stop bloodshed in the country was through peace talks and not through military actions.
Amritsar achieves Guinness Record
Amritsar, Jan.14 : The striking and offbeat message against drugs through a dance performance by 8726 students of 40 schools in the first week of October allowed Amritsar to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.
Pathankot attack: Punjab to give Rs. 25 lakh, job to next of kin of 2 martyrs
Gurdaspur, Jan.5 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has announced cash assistance of Rs. 25 Lakh each to the families of shaheed Havaldar Kulwant Singh and Shaheed Captain Fateh Singh, who lost their lives in the combing operation at the Pathankot air base.
Pathankot operation still on, five terrorists killed
Pathankot, Jan 4 : The operation by National Security Guard (NSG) commandos at the Pathankot Airbase in Punjab, which has been attacked by militants since Saturday, is still going on.
Mohali: Three drug smugglers arrested with Pak SIM cards, foreign weapons
Mohali, Jan. 4 : Three people have been arrested with ammunition and a SIM card belonging to Pakistan in Mohali.
Punjab: Three suspected smugglers with Pakistani sim cards arrested
Chandigarh, Jan 4 : Three people, with Pakistani sim cards, were arrested from Punjab's Mohali city on Monday, reports said.
Pathankot attack: Operation on to eliminate terrorists
Pathankot (Punjab), Jan. 3 : Fresh explosions followed by intermittent firing reported on Sunday evening at the Pathankot airbase, where a combing operation is on to get it freed from the terrorists.
Six including two security personnel killed in militant attack in Punjab
Pathankot, Jan.2 : Six people including two security personnel were killed in a militant attack at Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot District of Punjab on Saturday.
'Some elements in Pak don't want talks': Capt. Amarinder
Chandigarh, Jan. 2 : The president of the Punjab unit of the Congress party, Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday expressed disappointment over the attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot, saying it is a sad development.
Sukhbir Singh Badal flags off maiden 'Tirth Yatra' train
Punjab, Jan 2 : 11 trains to different pilgrimages will be launched in January under the "Mukh Mantri Tirath Yatra Yojana" by the Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Pathankot: 'Alert, prepared' security forces contain Air Force base attack
Pathankot, Jan. 2 : Security forces had been on high alert since yesterday following the attack on a senior police officer, due to which the attack today morning near the Air Force base was contained in the non-operational area of the base ensuring the safety of the civials and protecting the Air Force equipments.
Ola announces auto services in Chandigarh
New Delhi, Dec 23 : Ola, India's most popular mobile app for personal transportation announced the launch of auto-rickshaws on its app, in the city of Chandigarh here today.
Punjab Health Minister says booze 'not intoxicant'
Giddarbaha (Punjab), Dec.22 : You may find it bizarre but 'sharab' (booze) is not an intoxicant, according to Punjab Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani.
Smugglers arrested with five kg of heroin in Amritsar
Amritsar, Dec.22 : The Punjab Police on Monday busted a crime syndicate and arrested three smugglers with five kilograms of heroin in Amritsar.
CBI arrests sub-Inspector in graft case
Chandigarh, Dec.21 : The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) on Monday arrested a sub-inspector named Sewak Singh here for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 30,000.
Two killed, six injured in blast at scrapyard in Punjab
Barnala (Punjab), Dec.17 : At least two people were killed and six others were injured in an explosion at a scrapyard in Rureke Kalan village of Punjab on Thursday.
Have direct Punjab Govt. to show no mercy to guilty in Dalit case: Naqvi
New Delhi, Dec. 15 : Amid the furore over the Punjab Dalit brutality issue, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said that politicizing this issue was pointless and assured that the state government had been directed to show no mercy to the guilty.
Punjab: Proxies Gone Wild
Editor, SAIR; Executive Director, Institute for Conflict Management and South Asia Terrorism Portal: The Home Minister of Punjab Province, Colonel Shuja Khanzada (Retd.) and 22 others, including Deputy Superintendent of Police Shaukat Shah, were killed, and another 23 were injured, in a suicide attack on August 15, 2015. According to reports, the attacks took place when between 50-100 people were attending a jirga at Khanzada's political office in the Shadi Khan Village of Attock District. Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mushtaq Sukhera subsequently disclosed, "There were two suicide bombers, one stood outside the boundary wall and the second one went inside and stood in front of the Minister. The blast by the bomber standing outside ripped the wall which caused the roof to fall flat on the Minister and people gathered there." Sukhera added that Police were investigating whether the attacker inside the building detonated a bomb.
Satya Bharti Abhiyan gives boost to sanitation in rural Punjab
New Delhi, Aug 13 : Bharti Foundation's 'Satya Bharti Abhiyan' initiative, which is aimed at improving rural household sanitation, on Thursday said that it has constructed and handed over 5000 Individual House Hold Latrines (IHHL) free of cost in 210 villages across district Ludhiana in Punjab.
Gunmen kill six in police station attack in India's Punjab
Gurdaspur, Punjab, July 27 : Suspected Pakistani terrorists dressed in Indian army fatigues on Monday attacked a police station in Gurdaspur district of Punjab killing at least six, including a senior cop, as security forces continued to battle the gunmen who also hijacked a car and sprayed bullets in a bus station, officials said.
Vigil along Pakistan border heightened following Punjab terror attack: Rajnath Singh
Bhopal, Jul 27 : India tightened security along the border with Pakistan on Monday after heavily armed Pakistani terrorists stormed a police station in Punjab, killing several people, including six policemen.
Taking care of border Centre's responsibility : Punjab CM on terrorist intrusion
Amritsar, Punjab, Jul 27 : Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on Monday raised an accusing finger at the centre run by his Shiromani Akali Dal ally, the BJP asking how could the terrorists who attacked a police station in Gurdaspur could travel all the way from Jammu to the state.
Absence of electric supply in Public Health Centre: NHRC sends Punjab govt
New Delhi, July 20 : The National Human Rights Commission on Monday sent notice to the Punjab government over a reported move to close Moga Public Health Centre due to absence of electric supply in it.
Punjab's Akali, BJP and Congress leaders arrested for drug related offences
Chandigarh, Jul 3: In major crackdown on drug rackets in Punjab, leaders from the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Akali Dal, among others, have been arrested for drug-related offences.
Pnjab's Akali, BJP and Congress leaders arrested for drug related offences
Chandigarh, Jul 3: In major crackdown on drug rackets in Punjab, leaders from the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Akali Dal, among others, have been arrested for drug-related offences.
Rahul Gandhi visits family of Punjab farmer who committed suicide
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 18 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited the family of a farmer in Punjab who committed suicide last week.
President Pranab Mukherjee mourns loss of lives in Punjab gas leak
New Delhi, June 14 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday mourned the death of six people in a gas leak incident in Punjab's Ludhiana district.
Five killed in Ludhiana tanker leak
Ludhiana, Punjab, June 13 : At least five people died and many were taken to hospitals from an ammonia gas leak from a tanker on Saturday, said reports.
Creator of Chandigarh's Rock Garden Nek Chand dies at 90
Chandigarh, June 12 : Creator of Chandigarh's famous Rock Garden, Nek Chand, died here on Friday at a hospital where he had been admitted following complaint of chest pain.
PM Modi condoles demise of Nek Chand
New Delhi: June 12 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the demise of Nek Chand, the creator of Chandigarh's Rock Garden.
Union Government is paying special attention to North East: Badal
Gangtok, May 26 : Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday said the union government is paying special attention to North East through its act east policy.
Convergys to host two-day job fair in Chandigarh
Chandigarh,May 15 : Convergys Corporation, a global leader in customer management and the first US Business Process Management (BPM) company in India, is hosting a job fair in Chandigarh.
Moga girl's death triggers uproar by opposition in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, May 5 : The death of a teenager who was molested and thrown off a bus last week in Punjab's Moga on Tuesday triggered an uproar in the Lok Sabha as the opposition took up the issue to raise a storm of protests.
After Moga another bus molestation allegation in Punjab
Khanna, Punjab, May 4 : As the incident of death of a teenager girl, who was molested and thrown off a moving bus, another woman was allegedly harassed in a private bus on Sunday.
Moga horror: Family agrees to cremate victim
Moga, May 3 : The family of a teenage girl, who died following molestation and then was pushed off a moving bus in Punjab's Moga district, has decided to cremate her.
Moga teen death: CCTV footage shows bus driving recklessly minutes before incident
Moga, Punjab, May 3 : Four days after a teenage girl died following molestation and then was pushed off a moving bus in Punjab's Moga district, CCTV footage has emerged of the bus showing the vehicle being driven recklessly on a highway, just minutes before the incident.
'Arrogance has surpassed basic tenets of humanity in BJP-Akali Dal government: Congress
New Delhi, May 2 : The Congress on Saturday condemned Punjab Education Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra's statement on the Moga molestation incident, wherein the latter termed the case as 'god's will', and said this reflected the arrogance of power of the BJP-Akai Dal state government.
Moga molestation case: Punjab education minister calls death of teen 'god's will'
Chandigarh, May 2 : Punjab Education Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra on Saturday sparked a fresh row of controversy after he termed the Moga molestation incident as an 'accident' and added that accidents happen by 'god's will'.
Amit Shah to address party workers at Amritsar
New Delhi, May 2 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah will on Saturday address party workers at Amritsar.
AAP activists burn Badal's effigies over Moga bus case
Moga, May 2 : AAP activists on Saturday burnt effigies of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal protesting against the death of a 14-year-old girl who was molested and thrown off a moving bus.
Punjab minister sparks anger over remark on Moga teen death
Chandigarh, May 2 : While a nationwide outrage over the death of a Punjab teenager who was thrown out of a bus along with her mother after a molestation attempt continued, the state's Education Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Surjit Singh Rakhra triggered a controversy calling the tragedy god's will.
Punjab teen killing: Victim's family wants case against Sukhbir Singh Badal
Chandigarh, May 1 : The father of the teen, who died after being pushed off the bus by a group of men in Punjab after being harassed and molested by them inside the vehicle, has demanded a case against Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, media reports said on Friday.
Punjab police takes Moga gang-rape survivor's name, claims she has lied
Moga, Punjab, May 1 : The Punjab Police on Friday revealed the name of Moga gangrape survivor and claimed that the girl was lying.
Woman gangraped in Moga
Moga, May 1 : Punjab's Moga witnessed another shame as another woman has been allegedly gangraped in the state, media reports said on Friday.
Punjab teenager's death: Four arrested
Chandigarh, Apr 30 : A day after a woman and her daughter were pushed off the bus by a group of men in Punjab who started harassing and molesting them inside the vehicle, owned by a company where the chief minister's family has stakes, resulting in the death of the 14-year-old daughter, four people have been arrested in the case, reports said on Thursday.
Home Ministry seeks report from Punjab Govt on teenager's death
Chandigarh, Apr 30 : The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a report from Punjab government over the shocking death of a 14-year-old girl who along with her mother were pushed off a moving bus after being molested by a group of men.
Woman, daughter pushed off bus by molesters, 1 die
Chandigarh, Apr 30 : A woman and her daughter were pushed off the bus by a group of men in Punjab who started harassing and molesting them inside the vehicle, resulting in the death of the 14-year-old daughter, said media reports on Thursday.
Rahul Gandhi hears Punjab farmers' grievances
Sirhind (Punjab), Apr. 28 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday interacted with farmers affected by unseasonal rains at Punjab's Sirhind Mandi.
Rahul Gandhi takes train to Punjab to assess farmers' plight
New Delhi, Apr.28 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi left for Punjab by train on Tuesday took assess the plight of farmers'.
Rahul traveling by train to Punjab
New Delhi, Apr 28 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is traveling by a train as he is visiting Punjab to meet farmers in the state on Tuesday.
Rahul leaves to meet farmers in Punjab
New Delhi, Apr 28 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is visiting Punjab to meet farmers in the state.
Nepal earthquake: Students light candles, offer prayers for victims
Amritsar (Punjab), Apr. 27 : Students in Amritsar led a candle light vigil on Monday to pray for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
Punjab govt challenges Lakhvi's release
Islamabad, Apr 14 : In a significant development, the Punjab government has challenged the Lahore High Court's (LHC) release orders for 26/11 Mumbai attack plotter Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, media reports said on Tuesday.
Three BSF jawans injured in Pak firing
Chandigarh, Apr 11 : Three Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were injured when Pakistani troops fired on a BSF post near Attari in Amritsar on late Friday night.
Three BSF personnel injured in gun battle with smugglers at Indo-Pak border
Amritsar, Apr. 11 : Three Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were injured on Saturday when alleged smugglers fired at a patrol vehicle from across the Indo-Pak border near Amritsar in Punjab.
Bandra (East), Dhuri by-polls begin amid tight security
Mumbai/Dhuri (Punjab), Apr. 11 : Polling for the Bandra (East) Assembly constituency in Mumbai, which was left vacant after the death of Shiv Sena MLA Bala Sawant, is currently on amid tight security arrangements.
Innovative cycles at expo draw crowds in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab), Apr. 5 : Cycle lovers thronged the India International Cycle, Fitness and Outdoor Sports Expo in Ludhiana where funky and innovative cycles, bicycle parts and fitness equipments were put on display.
Gadkari, Punjab CM to inaugurate three-day Marathi literary festival in Punjab
Chandigarh, Apr. 3 : Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will inaugurate the 88th All India Marathi Sahitya Sammellan in Ghumaan Village in the state's Gurdaspur District on Friday evening.
Nun gang-rape case: Four Bangladeshi nationals arrested in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, Apr. 1 : Punjab Police has confirmed the arrest of four Bangladeshi nationals in Ludhiana for their role in the gang-rape of a nun in West Bengal's Nadia District last month.
WB nun gangrape: Four suspects detained in Punjab
Chandigarh, Apr 1 : Four suspects have been detained by the Ludhiana Police from the Punjab city of Ludhiana in connection with the gang-rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal last month which had triggered angry protests across the nation.
BSF shoots two suspected Pakistani smugglers
Amritsar, Mar 29 : Two suspected Pakistani smugglers, carrying 12 kg heroin worth Rs. 60 crores, were shot dead by the Border Security Force (BSF) on the Indo-Pakistan border as they were trying to sneak into the Indian territory, BSF officials said on Sunday.
BSF seizes 18 kgs heroin in Punjab
New Delhi, Mar. 24 : The Border Security Force, in an encounter with Pakistani smugglers, has seized 18 kilograms of heroin in the in the Dera Baba Nanak Sector in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.
'Punjab has sacrificed many children for India': PM Modi
Ferozepur (Punjab), Mar. 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the sacrifice of the youth of Punjab in the freedom struggle, paying homage to the martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev and Batukeshwar Dutt.
1200 illegal liquor bottles seized in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, Mar. 6 : The Punjab Police on Friday seized 1200 bottles of illegal liquor from Ludhiana, with three people arrested for the same.
Patiala court denies bail to drug lords Bhola, Raja in money laundering case
Patiala (Punjab), Mar.6 : A lawyer representing drug lords Jagdish Singh Bhola and Varinder Singh Raja has said that he will approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court to seek bail after a Sessions Court in Patiala denied his clients bail in connection with a money laundering case.
Truck drivers pin hopes on improved India-Pakistan ties for better trade
Attari (Punjab), Mar. 5 : With constructive and positive foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan taking place earlier this week, truck drivers plying on the India-Pakistan border are hopeful of improved relations between the two nations.
National level netball player attacked with acid, condition serious
Amritsar (Punjab), Mar. 5 : A national level netball and hammer throw player has been left fighting for her life after she was brutally attacked with acid by unknown men near her home in Punjab's Gursdapur.
Chief Minister Badal thanks Jaitley for giving special focus to Punjab in Budget
Amritsar, Feb.28 : Expressing his gratitude to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for giving several important projects to the state, Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal said Saturday that it was in furtherance of the NDA's agenda to make Punjab the leading state of the nation.
Ludhiana holds awareness programme on effective cotton price risk management
Ludhiana, Feb. 23 : The awareness programme jointly organised here by Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX), Forward Markets Commission (FMC), and North India Textile Mills' Association focussed on hedging cotton price exposure received a good response.
173 Indian prisoners return home after release from Pakistan
Wagah Border (Punjab), Feb. 17 : One hundred and seventy three Indians, most of them fishermen, who were imprisoned in Pakistan, returned home via the Wagah Border in Punjab on Tuesday.
SAD leader Sucha Singh Langah convicted in disproportionate assets case
Mohali (Punjab), Feb. 11 : A Mohali court on Wednesday sentenced former Punjab agriculture minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sucha Singh Langah to three years imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case.
Punjab and Haryana HC to watch 'MSG' before considering stay application
Chandigarh, Feb. 4 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing on a petition seeking a stay on the screening of the controversial movie 'Messenger of God' starring Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim till March 3 and said it would take a decision only after watching the movie.
Policeman shots bar manager in Punjab
Chandigarh, Feb 4 : In a fit of rage, a policeman allegedly shot dead a bar manager in Punjab's Bathinda in broad daylight, media reports said.
Kila Raipur Sports Festival enthrals spectators
Kila Raipur (Punjab), Feb. 1 : The carnival continued to attract thousands of spectators as the sun brightened the open air stadium on the penultimate day of the 79th Kila Raipur Sports Festival.
Punjab: Nucleus of Terror
By Ambreen Agha, Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management : On January 16, 2015, at least three Shia Muslims were shot dead in Rawalpindi District while they were returning home from a religious gathering. The victims were identified as lawyer Fayyaz Hussain Shah (40), and his two nephews Mir Ghazi Shah (20) and Mir Hamza Shah (22).
Citing 'peace and harmony', Punjab CM justifies ban on MSG
Ludhiana, Jan. 18 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal justified the banning of the controversial movie Messenger of God (MSG) by his government, stating that peace and harmony must prevail in the state.
Beant Singh's assassin remanded to five days judicial custody in Patiala
Patiala, (Punjab), Jan. 17 : A district court on Saturday remanded former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's assassin, Jagtar Singh Tara, to five days judicial custody.
Ex- Punjab CM Beant Singh's assassin extradited from Thailand to India
New Delhi, Jan. 17 : Former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's assassin and Babbar Khalsa militant Jagtar Singh Tara, who was convicted for life for the crime, has been extradited from Thailand.
ED officer probing Punjab drug racket case, transferred
Chandigarh, Jan 17 : Niranjan Singh, the Assistant Director of the Enforcement Directorate, who recently questioned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia in a drug case, has been transferred.
Former Punjab CM Beant Singh's assassin Tara to challenge extradition
Bangkok, Jan. 13 : US-based rights group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has hired top Thai attorneys help former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's assassin and Khalistan Tiger Force commander Jagtar Singh 'Tara' challenge the Thai Criminal Court's order to extradite him to India.
Amarinder Singh demands removal of Punjab Congress unit chief
New Delhi, Jan. 9 : Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday demanded the removal of Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa, saying the party cannot win the elections in the state under the latter's leadership.
SAD rejects allegations of being anti-national
New Delhi, Jan. 8 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday rejected allegations of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) being anti-national, adding that that his party was seeking the release of those convicts who have already served their prison terms.
Congress criticises Punjab CM for seeking premature release of terrorists
New Delhi, Jan. 7 : The Congress party on Monday criticized Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal for seeking the premature release of 13 terrorists serving life terms in different states.
Capt Amarinder expresses solidarity with BSF, condemns Akalis maligning act
Amritsar, Jan. 6 : Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh today condemned the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for attempting to malign the image of the Border Security Force (BSF), saying it has come at an inappropriate time when the force was fighting the ceasefire violations carried out from across the border.
Former Punjab CM Beant Singh's assassin arrested in Thailand
New Delhi, Jan. 6 : Former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's assassin and Khalistan Tiger Force commander Jagtar Singh 'Tara' has been arrested in Thailand.
Sukhbir Badal says Rahul Gandhi has no business labeling Punjab a state of drug addicts
Attari, (Punjab), Jan. 5 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had no business tarnishing the image of Punjab by calling it a state of drug addicts, and added that this was one of the reasons why the Shiromani Akali Dal was protesting in Attari.
Akali Dal holds dharna at Attari Border against drug smuggling
Attari, (Punjab), Jan. 5 : The Shiromani Akali Dal held a sit-in near the Attari international border on Monday to pitch for "greater vigilance along the border with Pakistan" to stop the flow of narcotics into the state.
SAD dubs Chugh's demand for Majithia's resignation 'violation of coalition dharma'
Ludhiana (Punjab), Jan. 4 : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has hit back at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary Tarun Chugh over his repeated assertion that Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia should quit the Cabinet.
Devotees throng Golden Temple to offer their prayers at New Year
Amritsar, Jan. 1 : A large number of devotees on Thursday thronged the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine of the Sikhs, on the first day of the New Year to offer their prayers and seek divine blessings.
Over 70,000 report to de-addiction centres in Punjab
Chandigarh, June 29 : Over 70,000 drug addicts have reported at government drug de-addiction centres across Punjab, following the recent crackdown on the drugs supply chain in the state, police said Sunday.
Punjab CM meets Modi
New Delhi, June 13 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
Chandigarh building collapse: Two dead
Chandigarh, June 9 : At least two fire-fighters have been killed while two others are still feared trapped under the debris of a building that collapsed after it caught fire at Sector 17 in Chandigarh city on Sunday, reports said on Monday.
Chandigarh: Building catches fire, collapses
Chandigarh, June 8 : Few fire fighters are trapped under debris of a building which collapsed after it caught fire in Chandigarh city on Sunday, reports said.
Two groups clash in Golden Temple, leaves many injured
Amritsar, June 6 : At least six people were injured on Friday as violent clashes were reported between Sikh radicals and members of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Task Force (SGPC) inside the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar.
Jaitley congratulates Cong's Amarinder Singh
New Delhi, May 16 : Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is headed towards a single majority to lead a strong and encumbrance free regime at the centre with Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister of India, party big weight Arun Jaitley lost to Congress's Capt. Amarinder Singh in Amritsar.
Modi reaches out to farmers in Punjab
Pathankot, Apr 25 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday addressed rallies at Pathankot and Hoshiarpur in Punjab and appealed to the people to support the BJP-Shiromani Akali Dal alliance for the state's better future and the nation's progress.
Fair probe against Vadra if BJP comes to power: Arun Jaitley
Amritsar, Apr 25 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Arun Jaitley on Friday said there will be a fair investigation into the allegations levelled against Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra if his party comes to power.
Shital Upare wins Miss Progress India 2014
Chandigarh, Apr 24 : Shital Upare won the coveted title of Miss Progress India 2014 beauty pageant, which was recently held here.
Kirron Kher accompanies father who casts his vote
Chandigarh, Apr 10 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Chandigarh and prominent Bollywood actress Kirron Kher on Thursday accompanied her 101-year-old father to a polling booth here where the senior citizen cast his vote.
Lok Sabha: Arun Jaitley files nomination papers
Amritsar, Apr 7 : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Monday filed his nominations papers for the Lok Sabha polls from the Amritsar seat.
Chandigarh: Protest against Kirron Kher
Chandigarh, Mar 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Tuesday protested against party candidate and actress Kirron Kher as she visited her constituency in Chandigarh.
Amritsar: Fire at Jaitley's roadshow
Amritsar, Mar 18 : A minor fire broke out at senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley's roadshow in Amritsar on Tuesday.
Lok Sabha polls: Jaitley to visit Amritsar
New Delhi, Mar 18 : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley, who will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Amritsar in Punjab, is scheduled to visit his constituency on Tuesday.
Miss Progress India to be crowned In Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Mar 4 : Miss Progress India will be hosted in Chandigarh this year.
Cargill's greenfield mill breaks ground in Punjab
Bathinda, Feb 26 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal along with Siraj Chaudhry, Chairman, Cargill India and Achyuth Iyengar, Managing Director, Cargill Feed and Nutrition-India broke ceremonial ground on Cargill India's greenfield dairy feed mill in Bathinda in Punjab on Wednesday.
Modi slams Congress over graft in Punjab
Ludhiana, Feb 23 : Taking a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his graft bills, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said the government is crying foul over corruption when its own kitty is full of same.
Kashmiri girl student honoured in Punjab
By Saleem Iqbal Qadri, Srinagar, Feb 9 : A Kashmiri girl student, who has developed an Android application for her college in Punjab, was honoured by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday.
Wital See to host rural sports Mela
Amritsar, Feb 4 : In order to promote and incentivize sporting excellence across rural India, Wital See Marketing Ltd, one of India's fastest growing business entities, is organizing 23rd edition of "Purewal Khed Mela" in Punjab.
'84 riots: Rahul's effigies burnt in Punjab
Chandigarh, Jan 31 : Activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal on Friday burnt the effigies of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi across Punjab in protest of his recent comments on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Manish Tewari mourns acid attack victim's death
Ludhiana, Dec 27 : Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Friday expressed grief over the demise of the 22-year-old acid attack victim who breathed her last at National Burns Centre in Mumbai after battling for life for 20 days.
Ludhiana acid attack: Bride dies
Ludhiana/Mumbai, Dec 27 : A 22-year-old bride from Punjab's Ludhiana, who sustained burn injuries in an acid attack on Dec 7, succumbed to her wounds at a hospital in Mumbai on Friday morning.
Beant Singh's assassin out on parole
Chandigarh, Dec 26 : Gurmeet Singh, convicted in the assassination case of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, has been released on parole for 28 days.
Chandigarh: Cops gangrape minor
Chandigarh, Dec 20 : A 17-year-old was allegedly gangraped by four police constables for two-and-a-half-months in Chandigarh city, said reports on Friday.
Ludhiana: Youth throws acid on bride
Ludhiana, Dec 7 : A 25-year-old youth threw acid on a 22-year-old girl on her wedding day as she was coming out of a beauty parlour after make up in Punjab's Ludhiana on Saturday, police said.
Akali leader's Indira comment sparks controversy
New Delhi, Oct 24 : Senior Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday sparked a controversy as she said that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated due to her heavy handed action in 1984.
20 pilgrims killed in Punjab road mishap
Chandigarh, Oct 10 : At least 20 people were killed and over 30 others were injured when a speeding truck skidded off the road and plunged into a 100 feet gorge in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab on Thursday, said police.
AKDIC panel files recommendations
New Delhi, Sept 18 : The Inter Ministerial Group formed to do preparatory work for setting up a Amritsar-Delhi-Kolkata Corridor (ADKIC) has filed its recommendations.
Punjab: BSF seizes 11 kg heroin
New Delhi, Sept 2 : The Border Security Force (BSF)on Monday said its personnel have seized 11 packets of contraband suspected to be heroin on Punjab border in Amritsar Sector.
Mild earthquake hits Punjab, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla/Chandigarh, Aug 29 : A mild intensity earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale rocked parts of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, officials said.
Soldier killing: Youth Cong stop Delhi-Lahore bus
Amritsar, Aug 9 : The members of the Youth Congress on Friday stopped a Delhi-Lahore bus near Amritsar in Punjab, in an attempt to protest against the killing of five Indian soldiers in an ambush by Pakistani troopers on Tuesday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
Punjab invites Durga to join its cadre
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Aug 6 : The Punjab government on Tuesday invited suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who allegedly faced the music for acting tough on sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh, to join her original cadre.
Punjab: Bus falls into canal, 2 killed
Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, July 31 : At least two people were killed as a Punjab Roadways bus in which they were travelling fell in a canal at Fatehgarh Sahib district of Punjab on Wednesday, the police said.
1984 riots: HC rejects Sajjan Kumar plea
New Delhi, July 16 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's plea challenging a trial court order to frame charges against him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case related to the killings of six people here.
Panjabi Hit Squad to launch new album
Mumbai, July 2 : Panjabi Hit Squad, comprising of the DJ and production team Rav and Dee, is all set to release its next album titled 'World Famous'.
1984 anti-Sikh riots: Badal meets PM
New Delhi, May 8 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and demanded for the formation of a Supreme Court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
Sajjan acquittal: SAD delegation to meet President
New Delhi, May 8 : Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday and submit a memorandum on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots verdict that acquitted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar.
Sarabjit's vital organs missing: Doc
Amritsar, May 3 : India doctors who conducted autopsy on slain Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's body on Friday said vital organs ,including stomach, gall bladder, heart and both kidneys, were missing from his body.
India bids tearful farewell to Sarabjit
Bhikiwind, Punjab, May 3 : Amid heart rending wails of women and presence of top political leaders and countless villagers, slain Indian prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh was cremated with full state honour on Friday in Bhikiwind, a hitherto nondescript village of Punjab that became a ground zero of national emotions owing to the man who spent 23 years in a jail of a hostile nation till he was fatally attacked and killed.
Villagers, politicians at Sarabjit's funeral
Bhikiwind, Punjab, May 3 : From politicians, mediapersons to civil society people and countless villagers of Punjab- all are gathering in the village of Bhikiwind, where slain Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's last rites will be conducted on Friday afternoon.
Bring Sarabjit to India: Family
New Delhi, Apr 29 : The family of the Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh wants him to be moved to India for further treatments even as Sarabjit continues to remain critical after a murderous attack on him inside the jail he was lodged.
Punjab boy sold via facebook
Ludhiana, Apr 24 : A baby boy from Ludhiana was sold through social networking site Facebook, while a businessman from Delhi offered to pay Rs.8 lakhs for him, police said.
Bhullar case: Punjab CM meets PM
New Delhi, Apr 15 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and sought clemency for militant Devender Pal Singh Bhullar whose petition to change his death sentence to life imprisonment was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday.
Bhullar case: Badal to meet PM
New Delhi, Apr 15 : Even as the Supreme Court has rejected militant Devender Pal Singh Bhullar's petition to change his death sentence to life imprisonment, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is his deputy, will meet the Prime Minister on Monday to discuss the fallout.
Navjot Sidhu won't contest polls: Wife
Chandigarh, Apr 11 : Cricketer and commentator turned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician Navjot Singh Sidhu will not contest the next Lok Sabha polls from Amritsar, his wife Navjot Kaur said on Thursday.
Manish Tewari promises FM radio in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, Apr 6 : Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has said that a Frequency Modulation (FM) radio station will soon be opened here.
Woman beating: Supreme Court slams Punjab government
New Delhi, Apr 4 : The Supreme Court on Thursday slammed Punjab government for not taking 'corrective action' after a woman was thrashed by two Punjab Police constables in Tarn Taran district of the north Indian state last month.
Chandigarh gets new mall Elante
Chandigarh, Apr 3 : Elante, a mall developed by real estate major L and T Realty, was formally opened to the people of Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Punjab ASI shot dead on highway
Jalandhar, Apr 1 : The Punjab Police on Monday said an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), Gurdev Singh, was shot dead by unknown attackers on the Jalandhar-Phagwara highway here.
Gunmen kill Punjab road patrol cop
Jalandhar, Apr 1 : Unknown gunmen speeding away in a car shot dead a Punjab Police assistant sub-inspector on Sunday night on the Jalandhar-Ludhiana highway, officials said.
Amritsar woman gangraped in moving car
Amritsar, Mar 26 : A young woman has alleged that she was raped by four men in a moving car here on Monday night, said reports.
Punjab: 6 cops killed in road accident
Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, Mar 18 : At least six policemen were killed when the vehicle in which they were travelling collided with a truck at Fatehgarh Sahib district in Punjab on Monday, the police said.
'Jatt n Juliet' sweeps Punjabi Film Awards
Mumbai, Mar 7 : Diljit Dosanjh won Best Actor, Neeru Bajwa bagged Best Actress and Anurag Singh won Best Director all for the year's biggest blockbuster, 'Jatt n Juliet', which bagged seven of popular awards in the PTC Punjabi Filmi Awards 2013 held recently at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Mohali.
Lawyers clash with cops in two cities
Jaipur/Chandigarh, Mar 6 : In two separate incidents, police and lawyers clashed in Chandigarh and Jaipur cities on Wednesday.
Cop dies during farmer protest in Punjab
Chandigarh, Mar 6 : Farmers' protest over fuel price hike took the life of an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in Tarn Taran in Punjab on Wednesday morning, said reports.
David Cameron visits Jallianwala Bagh
Amritsar, Feb 20 : David Cameron on Wednesday became the first British Prime Minister in 94 years to visit the Jallianwala Bagh memorial in a public garden in Amritsar in Punjab, expressing remorse and paying his homage to the people who died in the firing by British-ruled India soldiers on peaceful demonstration on the occasion of the Punjabi New Year on April 13, 1919.
Govt promotes Mani Majra
New Delhi, Feb 8 : Till last year Mani Majra a small town within the Union Territory of Chandigarh, was known mainly for being a prosperous suburb.
Woman abducted, gang-raped in Punjab
A 26-year-old woman was allegedly abducted on Jan 18 from a bus stop and then gangraped and thrown out of a car in Punjab capital Chandigarh two days later, media reports said on Monday.
Punjab: Six rape accused arrested
Six people arrested for allegedly raping a woman on a bus in Punjab's Gurdaspur district were sent to three-day police custody on Sunday.
Punjab court sentences rapist in 9 days
A Punjab court has convicted and sentenced for ten years a rape accused in nine days after the chargesheet in connection to the case was filed.
Punjab: Down, not out
The amir (chief) of the Punjab chapter of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Amir Asmatullah Muawiya, announced an offer of conditional ceasefire to the Pakistan Government which envisages an end to Pakistan's participation in the Afghan war and the reshaping of the country's Constitution and foreign policy according to the Quran and Sunnah. Amir Asmatullah Muawiya's offer was confirmed by TTP's 'central spokesman' Ehsanullah Ehsan. However, Federal Minister of Interior Rehman Malik noted that TTP leader Ismatullah Muawiya, through his offer of a conditional truce, was trying to dictate terms to the Government, which was totally unacceptable. The TTP's truce offer in Punjab, in any event, appears to be no more than a tactical ploy to buy time to revive group's organisational strength in Punjab.
Rape victim suicides after police apathy
A 17-year-old girl from a village near Patiala who had been raped by two men has committed suicide after the police allegedly taunted her and refused to register a case for over a month, media reports said Thursday.
Cop basher expelled 6 months ago: SAD
Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said the party had expelled its youth leader Maninder Pal Singh, who was accused of beating a senior police officer at a restaurant in Ludhiana district, six months ago.
Delhi rape: Punjab Deputy CM slams Centre
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday hit out at the Centre and said the Delhi gangrape incident showed there was complete break down of law and order in the national capital.
Journo attempting to stop molestation attacked
A freelance journalist was injured when he tried to stop three men from allegedly molesting a girl at Jalandhar city in Punjab on Monday, the police said on Tuesday.
Punjab cop murder: Son fears for family's life
Murdered Punjab cop Ravinder Pal Singh's son Navpreet said he fears for his family's life as he felt the accused, former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Ranjit Singh Rana, is a 'dangerous' man.
Punjab farmers back FDI in retail: PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday claimed that farmers in Punjab strongly support the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail sector.
PM's address at the Punjab Agricultural University
Following is the text of the speech of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday at the golden jubilee convocationof the Punjab Agricultural University.
SAD leader arrested for ASI murder
The Punjab Police on Thursday arrested Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Ranjit Singh Rana for allegedly gunning down an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Ravinder Pal Singh as he protested against the politician and others for harassing his daughter.
Mohali: 10-storey building constructed in 48 hrs
India witnessed a remarkable record on Saturday when a Mohali-based real estate company successfully constructed a 10-storey skyscraper within 48 hours here.
Ludhiana: School bus hits divider; 16 injured
At least sixteen students were injured when a school bus in which they were travelling hit a road divider and turned upside down in Ludhiana city on Thursday, police said.
Ex-Punjab minister Jagir Kaur granted bail
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday granted bail to former Punjab cabinet minister Bibi Jagir Kaur in connection to her daughter's death case.
Punjab to get food processing parks
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) would soon identify two districts for setting up "food processing parks" in consultation with the Punjab Government.
Khemka not aware of Vadra clean chit
Haryana Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Ashok Khemka on Friday said he was not aware of any clean chit given to Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in the alleged land deals linking him and realty bellwether DLF.
Jaspal Bhatti dies in road mishap
Actor and political satirist Jaspal Bhatti, who had Indian idiot box viewers in splits during the 1990s with his shows like 'Flop Show' and 'Ulta Pulta', died on Thursday in a road accident. He was 57.
Sidhu's wife backs Rahul 'drug' comment
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and cricketer-turned-parliamentarian Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife Navjot Kaur on Saturday endorsed Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's claims as she said '60 to 70 percent' youth in Punjab were drug addicts.
Khemka satisfied with explanation on transfer
Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had ordered a probe into a land deal between party supremo Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and realty firm DLF, on Thursday said he was satisfied with the explanation given by Haryana Chief Secretary PK Chaudhary on his transfer.
Amritsar: Rahul Gandhi's posters removed
The Amritsar Municipal Corporation has removed posters of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi ahead of his visit to the city, media reports said on Wednesday.
Chandigarh: Girl booked for anti-cop posts
A National Bravery Award winner has been booked for writing objectionable remarks on Chandigarh Traffic Police's Facebook page, media reports said on Tuesday.
Punjab: The Core at Risk
Were one to map terrorism and weapons of mass destruction today, all roads would intersect in Pakistan. It has nuclear weapons and a history of unstable governments, and parts of its territory are currently a safe haven for al Qaeda and other terrorists.
Punjab launch campaign in style
Akashdeep Singh scored four goals including a hat-trick to help Punjab begin their campaign in the 2nd Hockey India Junior National Men Hockey Championship in style with a 7-0 victory over Chhattisgarh 7-0 a pool C match at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here Wednesday.
Ruchika: HC restores Rathore pension
A high court has restored the pension of former Haryana top cop SPS Rathore, who was convicted earlier for molesting 14-year-old Ruchika Girhotra who had committed suicide in 1993, three years since the incident.
Haryana: Anuradha Bali found dead
Anuradha Bali alias Fiza, who was the estranged wife of ex-Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her residence in Haryana's Panchkula district on Monday, police said.
Train collides with school bus; 4 killed
At least four children were killed and 19 others were injured as a local train collided with a school bus at Kot Mehtab Singh village near Amritsar city on Monday.
Woman kills 'raped daughter', attempts suicide
Amritsar, July 10 : A mother stabbed her adopted seven-year-old daughter to death who was allegedly raped by her husband and then tried to commit suicide in Amritsar in Punjab, police said on Tuesday.
African student in coma after assault in India
Patiala, July 5 : A African student in India is lying in coma in a Patiala hospital in Punjab after his assault three months back in Jalandhar, media reports said Thursday.
4-year-old girl raped in Punjab
Pathankot, June 30 : A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in Punjab's Pathankot district, police said on Saturday.
Salman Khan joins free Sarabjit brigade
New Delhi, June 29 : Bollywood actor Salman Khan has appealed to all Pakistanis to help free Indian death row prisoner in their jail, Sarabjit Singh, joining the growing movement in India to appeal to the neighbouring country to release him.
My brother is innocent: Sarabjit sister
Jalandhar, June 27: Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur on Wednesday said his brother is 'innocent' and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari should rethink his decision on releasing him.
SAD to go by NDA's decision on Prez poll
Chandigarh, June 18: Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on Monday said his Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will follow the decision that will be taken by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in connection to the upcoming Presidential poll.
Fire rages on at Amritsar paper mill
Amritsar, June 12 : Firefighters continued efforts at taming the flames that broke out on Tuesday in the Khanna Paper Mills in Punjab, located on the Armitsar bypass.
Major fire at Amritsar paper factory
Amritsar, June 12 : A massive fire broke out on Tuesday in the Khanna Paper Mills in Punjab, located on the Armitsar bypass.
Punjab Plan for 2012-13 finalized
New Delhi, May 14 : The Annual Plan for the year 2012-13 for the state of Punjab was finalised here on Monday at a meeting between Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
Punjab: 18 killed in road accident
Moga, Punjab, May 7 : At least 18 people were killed when a jeep and a truck collided near Punjab's Moga town on the wee hours of Monday, said police.
Train derails in Punjab, 25 injured
Rohtak, May 6 : At least 25 people were injured when eight coaches of Mumbai-Ferozpur Punjab Mail jumped the tracks early Sunday near Punjab's Rohtak.
Punjab minister convicted in forgery case
Chandigarh, May 5: Punjab Agriculture Minister Tota Singh on Saturday was sentenced to one year in jail by a district court in Mohali for misusing his official position during his 1997-2002 term in the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government.
Jalandhar factory collapse: Toll at 18
Jalandhar, Punjab, Apr 20 : The death toll in Jalandhar factory collapse rose to 18 with the body of a 25-year-old labourer been pulled out from the debris, said the police on Friday.
Jalandhar: Teen rescued after 55 hrs
Jalandhar, Punjab, Apr 18: Rescue workers on Wednesday pulled out a teenage boy from the debris of a factory building after 55 hours since it collapsed at Focal Point area in Jalandhar.
Factory collapse: 2 dead; many trapped
Jalandhar, Punjab, Apr 16 : At least two labourers were killed when a factory building collapsed at Focal Point area late Sunday night, the Jalandhar district administration confirmed on Monday.
Jagir's application for TV cancelled
Chandigarh, Apr 5 : Punjab Director General of Police (Prisons) Shashi Kant has rejected former Punjab cabinet minister Bibi Jagir Kaur's application for a TV set in her prison cell, media reports said.
Rajoana row: One killed in Punjab
Chandigarh, Mar 29 : At least one person was killed and another injured in police firing in Punjab's Gurdaspur city as two groups clashed over clemency for Balwant Singh Rajoana, who was given death sentence for his role in the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.
Punjab shuts down for Rajoana
Chandigarh, Mar 28: Normal life in Punjab was disrupted as the state observed a one-day bandh called by social activists and radical Sikh outfits against the proposed execution of former CM Beant Singh's murderer Balwant Singh Rajoana.
Badal to meet Prez for Rajoana clemency
New Delhi, Mar 28 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is likely to meet President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday evening to urge for a Presidential pardon for former CM Beant Singh's murderer Balwant Singh Rajoana who has been sentenced to death.
Badal in Delhi for Rajoana clemency
New Delhi, Mar 27: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday reached New Delhi to discuss clemency for former CM Beant Singh's murderer Balwant Singh Rajoana with President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Rajoana hanging: Court to hear deferment plea
Chandigarh, Mar 27 : A court in Punjab on Tuesday is expected to take up a petition seeking deferment of the hanging of Balwant Singh Rajoana, who faces the death sentence for the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.
Badal to make statement on Rajona clemency call
Chandigarh, Mar 26 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday is expected to make a statement in the state Assembly on the clemency call for Balwant Singh Rajoana, who faces a death sentence for the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.
Chandigarh belongs to Punjab: Patil
Chandigarh, Mar 22 : A comment made by Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil on Thursday triggered controversies as he said Chandigarh belongs to Punjab.
Punjab: Sunil Jakhar to be new CLP leader
New Delhi, Mar 19 : In an attempt to rehash the Congress in Punjab, the party leadership has decided to appoint Abohar MLA Sunil Jakhar as the new Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader.
Punjab assembly session begins Monday
Chandigarh, Mar 17 : The first session of the Punjab assembly, following the recent elections that saw Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance returning to power, will commence from Monday with 117 legislators taking oath.
Last innings of Punjab politics patriarch
Chandigarh, Mar 14: Parkash Singh Badal is the grand old man of Indian politics by now and the oldest chief minister of India. At 84, he starts another innings as the chief minister of Punjab on Mar 14.
SAD-BJP return to power in Punjab
Chandigarh, Mar 6 : The ruling alliance of Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) returned to power in Punjab winning 68 seats in all and creating history of sorts by becoming an alliance that was for the first time in 40 years voted back to power for a second consecutive term.
SAD-BJP retain power in Punjab
Chandigarh, Mar 6 : The ruling alliance of Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) retained power in Punjab as counting of votes continued for the state's Assembly elections on Tuesday.
Should have done better in Punjab: Soni
New Delhi, Mar 6 : Union Minister Ambika Soni on Tuesday said that Congress should have done better in Punjab as the party faced defeat at the hands of the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP).
Punjab: Akalis in narrow lead over Cong
Chandigargh, Mar 6 : The ruling alliance of Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) maintained a narrow lead in a neck-and-neck battle, in Punjab as counting of votes continued for the state's Assembly elections.
Punjab Trends: Akali-BJP leading
Chandigarh, Mar 6 : The ruling alliance of Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) is ahead in Punjab as per the early trends available since the counting began on Tuesday morning.
Punjab records 75 percent polling
Chandigarh, Jan 30 : About 75 percent turnout was recorded in the polling in Punjab on Monday as the state witnessed a peaceful balloting to create a new Assembly.
Punjab goes to polls on Monday
Chandigarh, Jan 29 : The fate of 1078 candidates vying for the 117 assembly seats would be decided on Monday as Punjab goes to a single phase state poll where the present chief minister Prakash Singh Badal of the ruling Shiromoni Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) combine is challenged by another former chief minister Amarinder Singh of opposition Congress.
Police brutality caught on camera in Punjab
Chandigarh, Jan 23 : A cop has been caught on camera thrashing a woman at a police station in Bareta in east Punjab for allegedly selling spurious liquor, in another incident of police brutality in the north Indian state.
Punjab lost top spot in India: PM
Amritsar, Jan 21 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh started his election campaign trail in Punjab on Saturday and said under the rule of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the state has lost its top spot in India.
Ruchika case: CAT restores Rathore's pension
Chandigarh, Dec 17: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has restored the pension of former Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathore who was convicted in connection to the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case.
Vice President's address at Punjabi University
Patiala, Dec 10: Following is the text of the address of the Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari at the "Platinum Jubilee Session of Indian History Congress" (read out by Prof. Jaspal Singh, Vice Chancellor, Punjabi University) at Punjabi University, Patiala today:
Woman slapper of Punjab released on bail
Muktsar, Dec 6 : A village chief from the Muktsar district of Punjab, belonging to the Shiromani Akali Dal, who was caught by television cameras slapping a woman on Monday, was arrested and later released on Tuesday.
Punjab: Akali Dal sarpanch assaults woman
Chandigarh, Dec 5 : A village chief from the Muktsar district of Punjab, belonging to the Shiromani Akali Dal, was caught by television news cameras slapping a woman who had come to the party office to seek a permanent job position.
Magma holds 2nd Painters' Workshop
Chandigarh, Oct 21 : To promote and encourage art and upcoming talented artistes of Punjab, Magma Fincorp Limited, one of India's leading retail asset finance companies is organizing, for the second time, a two day Painters' Workshop in the city.
Minor girl allegedly murdered by a Dera baba
Amritsar, Sept 25 : An eight-years-old girl was alleged beaten to death by a religious worker named Sukhdev Singh in a village near Amritsar on Saturday.
Gupta, Pathare, Rawat in joint lead at Phillaur
Phillaur (Punjab), June 16 : Harendra Gupta of Chandigarh, Pravin Pathare of Pune and Lucknow's Rajesh Kumar Rawat shot scores of four under 68 to hold the joint lead after round one of the PGTI Feeder Tour event being played at the Ranjitgarh Golf Club in Phillaur.
Salgaocar are Champions of India
Ludhiana, May 30 : The party in Ludhiana had begun long back. At the moment, it seems, there will be no end to the celebrations. Hail Salgaocar! The Goan giants are the new I-League Champions " the Champions of India as I-league love-affair with Goa continues.
MLA's kin shoots dead hotelier son
Jalandhar, Apr 21 : A Shiromani Akali Dal MLA's nephew allegedly shot dead a hotelier's son here early Thursday.
Ambika assures support for Wage Board recommendations
Chandigarh, Feb 13 : Stating that self regulation was the only way forward for maintaining the credibility of media, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni on Sunday said a Council for the purpose was on anvil.
Richa Sharma launches Navratri album
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Singer Richa Sharma has launched a Punjabi album- Ajj maa nu manaa lo-on the occasion on Navratri at Chattarpur mandir here.
Missing baby crocs found dead
Chandigarh, Sept 22 : About fifteen crocodiles, who went missing one after another since first week of June, were found all dead inside the Chhatbir Zoological Park,' in Patiala district of Punjab, zoo authorities have confirmed.
US team visits Sikh shrines ahead of Obama visit
Amritsar, Sept 16 : Assuming that Barack Obama might pay a visit to some Sikh temples here during his tour of India in November, a US team conducted a security survey in Punjab's Amritsar district on Wednesday, state police said.
Church torched in Punjab over Koran desecration rumours
Chandigarh, Sept 13 : Curfew was clamped in Malerkotla town of Punjab on Monday after communal tension mounted in the town since Sunday night when a mob torched a church following reports of desecration of the Koran in the United States.
Mamata convoy offender to return home
Kolkata, Sept 9 : Gurjant Singh, who drove a truck into the convoy of Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee injuring the Trinamool Congress chief returning from her Lalgarh rally on Aug 9, is all set to return to his home in Punjab.
Explosion kills five in Punjab factory
Chandigarh, Aug 21 : Five workers of a paper mill were charred to death following an explosion in a factory at Malerkotla in Punjab's Sangrur district on Saturday.
Kashish: Behenji to sexy chic
Mumbai, Aug 19 : A Punjabi film "Mitti" was released last year, in which singer Mika debut as an actor.
2 more honour killings in Punjab
Amritsar, July 25: Two young women were killed by their family members in two separate incidents of honour killing in Punjab.
MiG-21 crashes in Punjab
Amritsar, June 15 : A fighter plane crashed in Punjab's Moga district on Tuesday, NDTV reported.
HC to hear Rathore's bail petition today
Chandigarh, May 31 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday would hear the bail petition of molester former Haryana top cop SPS Rathore.
SPS Rathore files review petition against enhanced sentence
Chandigarh, May 26: A day after a Chandigarh district and sessions court sentenced former Haryana top cop SPS Rathore to one-and-half year in jail in Ruchika Girhotra molestion case, Rathore's counsel Wednesday filed a review petition before the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Rathore's bail plea adjourned till July 19
Chandigarh, Apr 5 : Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday adjourned the bail plea hearing of 'molester' former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore till July 19.
Sharjah murder: 'Spare them death'
Jalandhar (Punjab), April 1 : The families of the Indians, who have been sentenced to death by a Sharjah court for killing a Pakistani national, on Thursday appealed for help to the Indian government.
Couple shot dead in Punjab
Amritsar, Mar 31 : A newly-wed couple was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in full public view at Patti village near Amritsar in Punjab on Tuesday. On the same day, five people were sentenced to death in Haryana for killing a couple in a 2007 honour killing case.
12 'terrorists' detained in Patiala
Patiala, Feb 21: Patiala Police has detained 12 suspected terrorists, TV reports said on Sunday.
Ludhiana: Explosives found in car
Ludhiana, Jan 25 : On the eve of India's 60th Republic Day celebrations, the police have found explosives in a car near Halwara Air Force station in Ludhiana on Monday.
Rathore's bail hearing adjourned
Chandigarh, Jan 11 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday adjourned the bail hearing of former DGP SPS Rathore, who is accused of molesting Ruchika Girhotra 19 years ago.
CBI to take up Ruchika case : Reports
Chandigarh, Jan 9 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will take up the Ruchika Girhotra molestation and suicide abetment case, according to latest reports in media.
'Law won't let influential people get away'
Chandigarh, Jan 4: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday asked the Haryana government to provide details of all cases pending against high ranking police personnel and politicians in order to fast track them.
Govt wants Ruchika's school to explain her expulsion
Chandigarh, Dec 29 : The Chandigarh home secretary has asked molest victim Ruchika Girhotra's school to explain her expulsion, reports said on Tuesday.
Ruchika case: PIL filed against school
Chandigarh, Dec 28 : A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed against the school of Ruchika Girhotra, who committed suicide after being molested by former Haryana top cop SPS Rathore 19 years ago.
Cinepolis opens Amritsar's first 3D multiplex
Amritsar/Kolkata, Dec 21 : Film exhibitor Cinepolis India, has announced the opening of its four screen multiplex at Advance India Project Ltd. (AIPL's) 'Celebration Mall' in Amritsar.
Curfew in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab), Dec 4 : Curfew has been imposed on certain parts of Ludhiana district in Punjab on Friday after a mob halted trains and set vehicles afire in protest against police inaction in some local theft cases, media reports said.
Rupees 23 lakh looted from Punjab bank
Batala (Punjab), Oct 3 : An unidentified man assaulted a cashier of the State Bank of Patiala in this north Punjab town Saturday afternoon and looted Rupees 23 lakh from him, police said.
One killed in Ludhiana station firing
Ludhiana, Aug 25 : A vendor was killed and two Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel were injured as a suspected terrorist started firing at the cops who tried to check his luggage at Ludhiana station Tuesday.
One killed in Ludhiana station firing
Ludhiana, Aug 25 : A suspected terrorist opened fire at the railway station here killing a vendor and injuring two GRP head constables when they tried to check his luggage, police said.
DPS students get 'H1N1-like' symptoms
Chandigarh, Aug 11 : As many as 40 students of Delhi Public School (DPS) here have been detected with 'swine flu-like' symptoms, said the principal Tuesday.
Riots in Punjab post-Vienna killing
Chandigarh, May 25 : Riots have broken out in almost all towns and cities in Punjab after a Sikh guru was killed by a rival group in a temple in Austria.
Dera chief attacked: Curfew in Jalandhar
Jalandhar, May 25 : Curfew was promulgated in Jalandhar city last night and Army alerted following the flare-up of violence and arson by protestors within hours after the head of a Dera sect was attacked in a Gurudwara shootout in Vienna.
Labor shortage may hit paddy sowing in Punjab
Chandigarh, May 31: The continuing labor scarcity, which affected wheat lifting operations badly this season, farmers' organization Bharti Kisan Union is now foreseeing its adverse impact on paddy sewing in Punjab.
Khali says he wants to continue as Punjab Police cop
Jalandhar, May 21: An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) with Punjab Police, Daleep Singh Rana, popular as 'The Great Khali', has said he would continue to work with the State force.
Pakistani prisoner dies in Amritsar jail
Amritsar, April 30: In a tragic development, a Pakistani prisoner, suffering from Schizophrenia, succumbed to his illness in a government hospital in Amritsar three days ago.
More anti-Sikh riot victims expected to get damages
LUDHIANA, April 29: All bonafide victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, whose claims were turned down by the authorities, will receive compensation of Rs two lakh each within a month.
Cops recover 11 bodies from Punjab canal
KARNAL, March 31 : In a bizarre incident, the police have recovered 11 bodies from the Narwana-Bhakra-Karnal canal. The bodies are believed to be those of the members of a Pehowa family that disappeared a fortnight ago. The police suspect the family had entered into a suicide pact.
PM warns against revival of Sikh extremism
AMRITSAR, March 6 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has warned that the some splinter Sikh rebel groups abroad were aiding in efforts to revitalize an insurgency in Punjab.
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