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AAP's Phoolka quits as Punjab Leader of Opposition

Senior lawyer and AAP legislator HS Phoolka on Tuesday resigned as the Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly to be able to continue to fight cases of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims in courts.

Punjab minister warns of 'water emergency'

"If water is not used judiciously and saved optimally, then water emergency is written on the wall in the times to come," Power and Irrigation minister Rana Gurjeet Singh said while talking to reporters at the residence of Harjit Singh Parmar here last night.

Rain lowers temperature in Haryana, Punjab

The mercury in most places in Haryana and Punjab remained below 30 degrees Celsius on Thursday as widespread rain kept the region cool.

Presidential poll: Ram Nath Kovind meets Haryana, Punjab legislators

National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind met the legislators of Haryana and Punjab on Thursday to seek support in next month's Presidential election.

Farmers whose debts waived need not repay loans: Punjab CM

He had said the move would benefit a total of 10.25 lakh farmers, including 8.75 lakh farmers up to 5 acres.

Court issues notice to Punjab over move to allow liquor sale in hotels near highways

The Punjab Council of Ministers had, on June 19, approved the proposal to amend the state excise act.

National Anthem: Chandigarh issues guidelines for disabled persons

The guidelines have been issued showing respect to the national anthem under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

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.