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Sutlej-Yamuna Link row: Punjab Police fortify entry points before INLD march

A huge posse of personnel was deployed and barricades were put up at the main entry points from Haryana from where the INLD workers are expected to enter Punjab to dig the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal.

Minimum temperature hovers below normal in Punjab and Haryana

Adampur in Punjab reeled under biting cold at 5.2 degrees Celsius as minimum temperature hovered a few notches below normal at most places in the state and neighbouring Haryana today.

INLD to begin “digging” SYL canal from today; Haryana, Punjab Police on toes
INLD to begin “digging” SYL canal from today; Haryana, Punjab Police on toes

Activists of Haryana's Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) will on Thursday begin their march from Ambala and enter Punjab to “dig” the Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal.

SYL canal row; SC asks Haryana, Punjab to maintain law and order

The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it clear that its verdict allowing construction of the Sutlej-Yamuna link (SYL) canal has to be executed and asked Haryana and Punjab to maintain law and order "at any cost" in view of a proposed protest by a political outfit tomorrow over the inter-state water row.

Sonia Gandhi was very upset after Punjab annulled Sutlej-Yamuna Link pact: Amarinder Singh

Former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has said his government in 2004 had passed the state law terminating the Punjab's water sharing pact with neighbouring states without consulting the Congress president Sonia Gandhi and had acutely upset her.

Chandigarh school dropout hits jackpot of Rs1.5cr on first lottery

From a village shop owner to a crorepati, the journey perhaps was pre-determined by his luck. With an assurance of winning a prize money of Rs 400, he set out to purchase a ticket of the New Year Bumper lottery run by the Punjab government from Sirsa in December 2016.

Minimum temperature drops across Punjab, Haryana

The minimum temperature at most places in Punjab and Haryana dropped today.

SHOCKING! IAF man kills colleague over affair with wife, cuts body into 16 pieces; stores them in polythene bags
SHOCKING! IAF man kills colleague over affair with wife, cuts body into 16 pieces; stores them in polythene bags

Vipin Shukla soon got involved with his colleague's wife, Anuradha Patel, and impregnated her.

Supreme Court to hear SYL canal case today
Supreme Court to hear SYL canal case today

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear the Sutlej Yamuna Link(SYL) Canal issue involving the states of Punjab and Haryana.

Deploy army to prevent any incident on SYL issue: Amarinder Singh
Deploy army to prevent any incident on SYL issue: Amarinder Singh

With Haryana`s Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) adamant on starting digging of the controversial Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal on Punjab-Haryana border on February 23, Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh on Tuesday demanded army deployment.

Two bombshells recovered in Chandigarh

Two bombshells were on Monday recovered from a park here leading to panic in the area, police said.

Army jawan kills ex-girlfriend's fiance in Punjab

An army jawan today allegedly killed the fiance of his former girlfriend and seriously injured her at a bus stand here, police said.

AAP attacks Congress, SAD-BJP over allegations on party leaders

Aam Aadmi Party today rubbished the accusations that its members had links with gangsters and terrorists and made as it accused the Congress for "patronising" dreaded gangsters including the key accused of Nabha jail break.

Four killed in road accident at Gharuan

Four persons, including three members of a family, were killed on Friday when their car collided with a Punjab Roadways bus at Gharuan, about 10 km from here.

11 members of family killed in Punjab accident

In a freak accident, 11 members of a family were killed when a coal-laden truck overturned and fell on their vehicle in Punjab's Ferozepur district, 210 km from here, on Thursday evening.

Amarinder Singh seeks probe into AAP's 'nexus' with militants

Reacting to the arrest of Nabha jailbreak mastermind from the alleged house of an AAP worker, Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh today sought a probe into what he called Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's "nexus" with militants and gangsters in the state.

After AAP alleges breach of EVMs in Punjab, EC to send review team
After AAP alleges breach of EVMs in Punjab, EC to send review team

A day after the Aam Admi Party alleged breach of security of EVMs in Punjab, the Election Commission on Wednesday decided to send a team to state to review the security arrangements.

AAP harbouring criminals, militants in Punjab: BJP

Punjab unit of BJP today slammed the Aam Aadmi Party for allegedly harbouring criminals and militants in the state in the wake of recent arrest of the mastermind behind the Nabha jailbreak.

Punjab polls: AAP asks EC to impose restrictions on activities near EVMs
Punjab polls: AAP asks EC to impose restrictions on activities near EVMs

AAP on Tuesday urged Punjab Chief Electoral Officer to completely restrict any sort of activity within the compound where EVMs are stored in the state.

Assembly Elections: Arvind Kejriwal says Punjab EVMs being moved; officials deny charge
Assembly Elections: Arvind Kejriwal says Punjab EVMs being moved; officials deny charge

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday accused officials in Punjab of trying to move EVMs from a strong room in Punjab where polling was held on February 4. Officials denied the charge.

Adampur in Punjab shivers at 4.7 deg C, cold prevails in region

Adampur was the coldest place in Punjab today, recording minimum temperature of 4.7 degrees Celsius, even as cold weather conditions prevailed in most parts of the state and neighbouring Haryana

Akali Dal sees 'conspiracy' against Sikh community
Akali Dal sees 'conspiracy' against Sikh community

In its first meeting after the February 4 voting for assembly elections in the state, Punjab`s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal said certain "elements" were indulging in "a deep-rooted and dangerous conspiracy" to weaken the Sikh community in the state.

SAD asks for performance report of rank and file during polls
SAD asks for performance report of rank and file during polls

The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), seeking a third consecutive term in Punjab, today asked the party candidates who contested the February 4 Assembly polls to submit reports on the performance of the rank and file in the high-stakes election.

Shootout in Punjab's Ferozepur: Five gangsters arrested

Two gangsters allegedly involved in several cases of murder and three of their accomplices were nabbed today after an early morning shootout with police in Makhu block of this district.

BSF recovers 5 kg heroin in Punjab

The BSF has recovered five kg of heroin from the tyre of a bullock cart near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Ferozepur sector, an official said on Saturday.

Faridkot firing case: Complaint filed in court

A complaint has been filed in a local court seeking action against police officials.

Amritsar shivers at five to seven degrees in Punjab

Cold conditions continued to prevail in Punjab and Haryana even as minimum temperatures today hovered around normal in most parts of both the states.

Assembly elections: Re-polling in 48 polling stations of Punjab passes off smoothly
Assembly elections: Re-polling in 48 polling stations of Punjab passes off smoothly

Repolling was on Thursday held at 48 polling stations under Amritsar Lok Sabha constitutency and five assembly segments of Punjab, with no untoward incident being reported from anywhere.

Punjab assembly polls 2017: Re-polling underway in five districts, 65.2% turnout in Sangrur till 2 pm
Punjab assembly polls 2017: Re-polling underway in five districts, 65.2% turnout in Sangrur till 2 pm

Re-polling is currently underway at 48 polling stations under Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency and five assembly segments of Punjab on Thursday.

Punjab re-poll on Thursday; holiday declared in 5 districts
Punjab re-poll on Thursday; holiday declared in 5 districts

The vote count would take place on March 11.