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AAP, SAD playing fixed match: Punjab Congress chief

"They have reduced the assembly to a battleground due to their inter and intra party power struggles," he said.
 

Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor
Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor

In December last year, the Supreme Court passed a ruling forbidding sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways, provoking outcry from several states.

AAP, Akali Dal legislators walk out of Punjab Assembly

Upset over the treatment meted out to legislators by assembly staff on Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Shiromani Akali Dal members on Friday walked out of the Punjab assembly on the last day of the budget session.

Punjab assembly ruckus leaves staff with broken arm

The marshals, including a woman, alleged that one of them ended up with a fractured arm. 
 

Punjab Assembly: AAP, SAD MLAs suspended for a day for creating ruckus

Main opposition Aam Aadmi Party and ally Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) MLAs were physically removed out of the Punjab assembly here on Thursday by the Marshals after they created a ruckus.

Removal of turban triggers ruckus in Punjab assembly
Removal of turban triggers ruckus in Punjab assembly

Pandemonium prevailed inside the Punjab assembly on Thursday after a Sikh legislator from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged that his turban was taken off as marshalls pushed his party legislators out of the house.

Punjab police arrest two more with links to terror module

Two .32 bore pistols, four magazines and cartridges have been recovered from their possession.

Thieves enter Jallianwala Bagh Martyr's Well, steal Rs 3,000

In a shocking incident, thieves stole nearly Rs 3,000 from the Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs' Well, where hundreds jumped to escape firing by British troops in 1919.

Punjab: Driven by poverty, man poisons self, four siblings

A poverty-stricken 21-year-old man allegedly laced burgers with poison killing his four siblings before taking his own life here.

Yoga Day celebrated with enthusiasm across Haryana and Punjab

The third international Yoga Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm across the twin states of Haryana and Punjab.

36 boxes of illegal liquor seized in Punjab's Moga, 2 held

Two persons were arrested here after 36 boxes of illegal liquor seized from a deserted place on the outskirts of the city, police said on Tuesday.

Hotels, restaurants on highways can now serve liquor: Punjab govt
Hotels, restaurants on highways can now serve liquor: Punjab govt

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.

Punjab CM Amarinder announces total waiver on crop loans for small, marginal farmers
Punjab CM Amarinder announces total waiver on crop loans for small, marginal farmers

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced total waiver of entire crop loans for small and marginal farmers in Punjab.

Decision on loan waiver soon: Amarinder Singh
Decision on loan waiver soon: Amarinder Singh

Blaming the 10 years of SAD "misrule" for the current state of the farmers in Punjab, the chief minister pointed out that 7,000 cultivators committed suicide during the previous government's tenure.

CM Amarinder Singh orders Vigilance probe into land encroachment by Sukhbir Badal's relative
CM Amarinder Singh orders Vigilance probe into land encroachment by Sukhbir Badal's relative

In 1961, 9.25 acres of land was acquired to increase the capacity of the water works at Abohar and people from whom the land was acquired were given adequate compensation.

Punjab to set up fire directorate

Fire Prevention Act would also be enacted by the department: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Ruckus in Punjab assembly

Chaos erupted in the Punjab assembly on Thursday after the opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Shiromani Akali Dal insisted on separate adjournment motions leading to clashes.

Cornered by Punjab, Haryana police, 3 gangsters commit suicide

Three gangsters allegedly committed suicide when they found themselves surrounded by Punjab and Haryana police in a village in Haryana's Sirsa district.

Punjab farmers, SAD-BJP activists hold protests across Punjab
Punjab farmers, SAD-BJP activists hold protests across Punjab

"All seven farmer organisations held dharnas outside the offices of all the deputy commissioners in the state in support of their demands.

CM Amarinder Singh applauds newly elected Punjab-origin MPs in UK

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday congratulated Britain's first female Sikh MP and first turban-wearing MP, along with 10 other Indian-origin lawmakers who were elected to the House of Commons in the UK.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi pays obeisance at Golden Temple
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi pays obeisance at Golden Temple

He avoided taking VIP entry and stood in queue along with other devotees to reach sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple.

Punjab CLP to meet on June 13

The various matters listed for the budget session, scheduled from June 14 to June 23, will be taken up in the meeting.

Punjab farmers to stage dharnas on Jun 12
Punjab farmers to stage dharnas on Jun 12

The Amarinder Singh-led dispensation had formed an expert group to assess the quantum of agricultural debt and suggest ways and to waive it.

Duration of Budget session too short: AAP MLA HS Phoolka

Leader of Opposition and AAP MLA HS Phoolka on Wednesday said the duration of the upcoming Budget session of the Punjab Assembly was "too short" to discuss matters of public importance.

Rains lash most places in Punjab, few places in Haryana

Moderate to heavy rains lashed several places in Punjab and few parts of Haryana on Wednesday, providing relief to people from sweltering heat.

Sewage cleaning, solid waste management need attention: Sidhu

Sidhu said the state government is also contemplating taking loan from the World Bank for harnessing canal water to meet people's requirement.

Security forces take out flag march in Phagwara

Led by Superintendent of Police (SP) Harwinder Singh Sandhu, the march began from his office in local Town Hall here.

Punjab, Haryana reel under blistering heat, Bhatinda sizzles at 48 deg C

Extreme heatwave conditions prevailed in Punjab and Haryana with Bhatinda sizzling at 48 degrees Celsius, six notches above the normal limit.

Punjab Police busts ISYF terror module, three militants nabbed

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).

Amarinder, top officials pay homage to supercop KPS Gill

Gill, who is credited with crushing terrorism in Punjab, had succumbed to a kidney ailment on May 26 at the age of 82.