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No respite from heat wave in Punjab, Haryana

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:19

Heat wave conditions prevailed in neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday, with Hisar recording the maximum temperature at 43 degrees Celsius.

Amarinder seeks contingency plan for agriculture

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 20:07

Expressing concern over the drought-like situation prevailing in Punjab in view of "poor" monsoon, Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the state government to draw up a contingency plan to save agriculture.

Despite isolated showers, Punjab, Haryana continue to sizzle

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 20:43

Despite isolated showers in some pockets on Sunday, most parts of Punjab and Haryana continued to suffer under sultry weather conditions.

Akali Dal leaders to meet president over Haryana SGPC

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 20:08

Leaders of Punjab`s ruling SAD will meet President Pranab Mukherjee soon to protest against the recent bill passed by the Haryana assembly under which a new Haryana Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC) would be set up.

Rs 7.5 lakh looted from Ludhiana petrol pump

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 16:48

Two scooter-borne miscreants allegedly looted Rs 7.5 lakh from a petrol pump located on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur road here, police said today.

Amritsar to get IIM

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 18:28

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for Punjab, announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the annual budget, would be set up in Amritsar, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said here Friday.

Weak monsoon: Crop sowing trails in Punjab, lesser water in Bhakra

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 17:59

With slow progress of monsoon in the northern region, the ongoing sowing of major Kharif crops in Punjab has remained lower so far as compared to the same period of last year.

Punjab CM Badal meets BJP President Amit Shah

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 23:19

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today met BJP President Amit Shah and congratulated him on taking over the new assignment.

Badal meets Swaraj; demands safe return of Punjabis from Iraq

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 23:13

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and asked the government to intensify efforts to ensure the safe and prompt return of Punjabis stranded in strife-torn Iraq to their motherland.

Maximum temperatures hover above normal in Punjab, Haryana

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 21:02

Maximum temperatures today hovered several notches above normal in Punjab and Haryana with Hisar being the hottest place.