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Punjab SHOCKER! Three years on, teenage nurse raped again by same two accused in Ludhiana
Punjab SHOCKER! Three years on, teenage nurse raped again by same two accused in Ludhiana

An 18-year-old girl, working as a nurse at a private nursing home here, was allegedly raped by two persons, who were also accused of raping her in another case three years back but were given a "clean chit" by the police.

Need to defend universities as free spaces: Vice President M Hamid Ansari
Need to defend universities as free spaces: Vice President M Hamid Ansari

The freedom of our Universities has been challenged by "narrow considerations" and there is need to defend them as "free spaces" and as sources of renewal of liberal values, Vice President M Hamid Ansari said on Saturday.

Punjab road mishap: Four killed, one critical as car, bus collide in Barnala
Punjab road mishap: Four killed, one critical as car, bus collide in Barnala

Four persons were killed when the car in which they were traveling collided with a bus near Ghunas village in Barnala district of Punjab today.

Punjab assembly session begins, CM Amarinder Singh takes oath

Chandigarh: The newly elected MLAs including Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today took oath on the first day of the first session of 15th Punjab assembly here.

Gang of vehicle lifters busted

With the arrest of eight people, the police here on Friday claimed to have busted an inter-district gang of vehicle lifters.

Sidhu may finally get to do comedy show as Punjab AG says 'no case of office for profit'
Sidhu may finally get to do comedy show as Punjab AG says 'no case of office for profit'

The attorney general's remark comes as a relief for Sidhu as he wanted to continue hosting “The Comedy Nights with Kapil” after his appointment as Punjab's deputy CM.

Punjab govt flays Parkash Singh Badal over his beacon remarks

The Punjab government today termed former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's reported statement on red beacons as "mere tokenism" and asked him to take up meaningful issues instead of indulging in frivolous opposition.

Punjab CM should ask Sidhu to refrain from doing TV: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi

Navjot Singh Sidhu, as a public servant, should refrain from doing television owing to his moral responsibility to disassociate with any commercial activity, even though there is no law which bars such a move, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said today.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh meets PM Modi, bats for farm loan waiver

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and made a strong pitch for a one-time loan waiver for the debt-ridden farmers of the state.

No problem with Navjot Singh Sidhu's TV show if it's permissible: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
No problem with Navjot Singh Sidhu's TV show if it's permissible: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said his party had no problem with Navjot Singh Sidhu working in a TV show if it is constitutionally permissible.

Is Navjot Singh Sidhu's TV comedy show violation of office of profit?
Is Navjot Singh Sidhu's TV comedy show violation of office of profit?

Should newly-elected Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu continue his weekly appearance on popular comedy show on television?

Centre assures Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on CCL for wheat procurement

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely on Wednesday assured Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh that he would direct the RBI to ensure that all arrangements for wheat procurement in the state are in place by March 25.

People should not bother about my working hours, says Navjot Singh Sidhu

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.

We will demolish VIP culture in Punjab: CM Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday that his government would demolish the VIP culture in the state and the ban on the use of red beacons on government vehicles was a part of this move.

Punjab: Prashant Kishor gets praise from Congress

Political strategist Prashant Kishor has got some belated praise from the Congress, with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh saying his team's "work was absolutely critical to the victory".

THIS action by Amarinder Singh may shatter Navjot Singh Sidhu's all 'celebrity-judge and comedy' plans
THIS action by Amarinder Singh may shatter Navjot Singh Sidhu's all 'celebrity-judge and comedy' plans

Only time will tell whether Navjot Singh Sidhu will continue as a celebrity-judge on 'The Kapil Sharma Show' but his 'celebrity-judge and comedy' plans may be axed soon.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh orders immediate manpower audit of police force
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh orders immediate manpower audit of police force

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today directed the state police to immediately withdraw personnel from "non-essential" duties and deploy them on "streets" for the security of people.

Rana K P Singh sworn in as Protem Speaker of Punjab Assembly

 Rana Kanwar Pal Singh, Congress MLA from Anandpur Sahib Assembly constituency, was today sworn in as Protem Speaker of the Punjab Assembly here.

Congress hails Amarinder Singh for waging war against 'VIP Culture'
Congress hails Amarinder Singh for waging war against 'VIP Culture'

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.

What Arvind Kejriwal told AAP volunteers demoralised after party's poor show in Punjab, Goa elections
What Arvind Kejriwal told AAP volunteers demoralised after party's poor show in Punjab, Goa elections

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday sought to give a pep talk to AAP's volunteers demoralised after his party's poor show in the Punjab and Goa elections and asked them to gear up for upcoming MCD polls.

Punjab announces reservation for women, dumps VIP culture

The new Punjab Cabinet in its maiden meeting here on Saturday announced reservation for women in jobs and urban and rural local bodies and an end to use of red beacons on official vehicles by the Chief Minister, ministers, legislators and officers.

Navjot Singh Sidhu to continue to be in Kapil Sharma show? This is Punjab minister's reply
Navjot Singh Sidhu to continue to be in Kapil Sharma show? This is Punjab minister's reply

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, elected from Amritsar East Assembly seat, said he will try to balance his television engagements with his work as a minister.

Arvind Kejriwal, Mayawati get EC's answer – 'EVMs cannot be tampered with'
Arvind Kejriwal, Mayawati get EC's answer – 'EVMs cannot be tampered with'

BSP and AAP were decimated in the recent Assembly polls held in UP  and Punjab respectively.

 

Navjot Singh Sidhu offered low-profile local bodies ministry by Amarinder Singh
Navjot Singh Sidhu offered low-profile local bodies ministry by Amarinder Singh

If the report is true, it is a huge setback for the cricketer-turned-politician who had hoped that he will be suitably rewarded for joining the Congress.

Navjot Singh Sidhu touches Amarinder Singh's feet after taking oath as Cabinet minister – Watch
Navjot Singh Sidhu touches Amarinder Singh's feet after taking oath as Cabinet minister – Watch

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was on Thursday inducted as a cabinet minister in the new Congress government in Punjab.

Priority will be to restore lost glory of Punjab: Cabinet Minister Manpreet Badal
Priority will be to restore lost glory of Punjab: Cabinet Minister Manpreet Badal

Newly inducted Punjab Cabinet Minister Manpreet Singh Badal today said priority of the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government will be to restore the "lost glory" of the state.

Dy CM post eludes Navjot Singh Sidhu, sworn-in as cabinet minister in Amarinder govt
Dy CM post eludes Navjot Singh Sidhu, sworn-in as cabinet minister in Amarinder govt

“No point in creating multiple power centers in Punjab,” says Amarinder.

Amarinder Singh sworn-in as Punjab Chief Minister, PM Narendra Modi congratulates Captain
Amarinder Singh sworn-in as Punjab Chief Minister, PM Narendra Modi congratulates Captain

After steering the Congress to a stupendous victory, Captain Amarinder Singh was sworn in as the Punjab Chief Minister on Thursday.

Search operation near Pathankot airbase continues for second day

A massive search operation continued in and around the Pathankot airbase for the second day on Wednesday following intelligence inputs about suspected anti-national elements in the area, police said.

Amarinder's swearing-in as Punjab CM on Thursday; Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh to attend
Amarinder's swearing-in as Punjab CM on Thursday; Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh to attend

Top Congress leaders, including party Vice President Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, are expected to attend the swearing-in of Amarinder Singh as Punjab Chief Minister here on Thursday.