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Punjab to study water flowing into Pakistan

Caught up in a water war with neighbouring Haryana, the Punjab government has sought a report on the water flowing from the state to Pakistan.

Nabha jailbreak gangster held in Punjab

A wanted gangster involved in the sensational Nabha jailbreak in November 2016 has been arrested.

Punjab: 18 IPS, 11 PPS officers transferred

DGP Hardeep Dhillon, who is currently holding the charge of Internal Vigilance Cell (IVC) and Human Rights, has been given the additional charge of Welfare.

Navjot Singh Sidhu to pay Rs 24 lakh from personal fund to Amritsar farmers who suffered crop damage by fire
Navjot Singh Sidhu to pay Rs 24 lakh from personal fund to Amritsar farmers who suffered crop damage by fire

Navjot Singh Sidhu made the announcement on Sunday following his visit to the Othian village where wheat crop spread over 300 acres was destroyed in a devastating fire.

Navjot Singh Sidhu suspends SDO Sewerage Board on corruption charges

Gurdaspur: Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today suspended a sub-divisional officer of water supply and sewerage board here on charges of dereliction of duty.

Canadian Defence Minister given warm welcome at his ancestral village

Canada's Indian-origin Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan was on Thursday accorded a warm reception at his ancestral village of Bambeli, 15 km from here.

Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan pays obeisance at Golden Temple; radicals raise Khalistan slogans
Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan pays obeisance at Golden Temple; radicals raise Khalistan slogans

Harjit Singh Sajjan is a Sikh whose native village, Bambeli, falls in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh for teaching english at primary level in govt schools

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that english should be taught at primary level along with Punjabi as the main language in government schools to help their students compete with those studying in private schools.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh orders crackdown on sex determination centres

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered a crackdown on illegal sex determination centres in Punjab.

'Khalistani sympathiser' tag hurts, but not in India for petty politics: Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan
'Khalistani sympathiser' tag hurts, but not in India for petty politics: Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh last week called Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan a "Khalistani sympathiser".

Punjab sets up Expert Group on debt waiver for farmers

The Punjab government on Saturday announced the setting up of an Expert Group to assess the quantum of agricultural debt and suggests ways and means for its waiver.

Punjab rejects Zora panel report on sacrilege cases; orders new probe

Terming it as "inconclusive", the Punjab government on Friday rejected the report of the Justice Zora Singh Commission and ordered a fresh Commission of Inquiry, headed by Justice (retd) Ranjit Singh to investigate all cases of sacrilege in the state.

Punjab: Congress minister threatens school principal of suspension, video goes viral; Amarinder Singh takes action - Watch
Punjab: Congress minister threatens school principal of suspension, video goes viral; Amarinder Singh takes action - Watch

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday banned the inclusion of names of government functionaries on foundation stones and inaugural plaques.

Congress seeks clarification from Canadian minister on Khalistan

Punjab Congress today asked Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan to clarify his stand on Khalistan, a day after Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said he would not meet him as he is a "Khalistani sympathiser".

Unbelievable Baisakhi celebrations at Wagah Border – Watch video
Unbelievable Baisakhi celebrations at Wagah Border – Watch video

Attari-Wagah joint check post on Indo-Pak border witnessed a lively and colourful Thursday evening as hundreds of people gathered on the Indian side of the border for the annual harvest festival celebrations of Baisakhi.

Amarinder Singh calls Canadian defence minister 'Khalistani sympathiser', says won't meet him
Amarinder Singh calls Canadian defence minister 'Khalistani sympathiser', says won't meet him

Amarinder Singh's poll campaign in Canada was stalled last year in the run-up to the Punjab Assembly Elections.

If EVMs were fixed then Akalis would be in power in Punjab: Amarinder Singh
If EVMs were fixed then Akalis would be in power in Punjab: Amarinder Singh

Former Union minister M Veerappa Moily on Wednesday found himself isolated in the Congress over his remark that going back to ballot paper would be a regressive step.

Drop sedition charge against students, Panjab university tells police

A day after Chandigarh Police booked 66 students on sedition charges after violence on the Panjab University campus here over fee hike, university authorities on Wednesday sought the dropping of the serious charge.

HC's no to Tata housing project near Sukhna lake

In a major set back to the investors of Tata Camelot Housing project, Delhi High Court on Wednesday held that the project cannot be allowed as it was well within the catchment area of Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.

50 injured in students-police clash in Punjab University; sedition charge slapped

Around 50 people, including students, police personnel and even journalists, were injured as students, protesting a massive fee hike for various courses, clashed with police on the Punjab University campus here on Tuesday.

Birs catch fire in Muktsar gurudwara

Six 'birs' of the Guru Granth Sahib were found partially burnt at a gurudwara in a village in Muktsar after a plastic fan kept close to them caught fire.

Indian shot dead in Washington: Vikram's family demands last rites with full honour

26-year-old Vikram was shot dead allegedly by two masked armed robbers at a convenience store of a gas station on April 6.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh says he is 'committed' to farm loan waiver
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh says he is 'committed' to farm loan waiver

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said he is committed to farm loan waiver and his government would soon find ways and means to bail out the debt-ridden farmers-- with or without the Centre's aid.

Winning candidates see lower vote share in Punjab, Goa polls

Winners saw their average vote share decline by as much as 8 per cent in the recently concluded assembly polls in Goa and Punjab, compared to the 2012 elections, says a report.

Three school children killed in Punjab accident

Three school children and the driver of their school bus were killed on Friday morning when a speeding jeep collided head-on with their vehicle in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab, police said.

Centre releases Rs 17,994 crore Cash Credit Limit for wheat procurement in Punjab

The central government has released an amount of Rs 17,994.21 crore towards Cash Credit Limit (CCL) for Punjab's Rabi (wheat) procurement, a state government spokesman said here on Thursday.

Bhola drug case: ED attaches properties of ex-Akali minister, former MLA, 11 others
Bhola drug case: ED attaches properties of ex-Akali minister, former MLA, 11 others

 Sarwan Singh Phillaur was the Jails Minister in the previous Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP government.

Bar owners, hoteliers turn to state govts for relief

With the apex court banning the sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways, the affected hotel, bar and restaurant owners in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh are pinning hopes on the respective state governments to save their trade.

Man behind highway liquor ban says he too feels the pinch
Man behind highway liquor ban says he too feels the pinch

The issue of liquor being sold on national and state highways was first brought to the Supreme Court's notice by this Chandigarh-based man.

Border Security Force seizes two Pakistani boats at Ferozepur sector in Punjab
Border Security Force seizes two Pakistani boats at Ferozepur sector in Punjab

Two Pakistani boats were seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) officials at Ferozabad sector in Punjab on on Monday.