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Punjab zila parishad and panchayat samiti polls: Voting underway amid tight security

Punjab zila parishad and panchayat samiti polls: Voting underway amid tight security

Polling is being held for 22 Zila Parishads and 150 Panchayat Samitis in Punjab.

Sep 19, 2018, 08:25 AM IST
Parkash Badal dares Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to prosecute him in sacrilege cases

Parkash Badal dares Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to prosecute him in sacrilege cases

Addressing a rally organised by SAD-BJP in Ferozepur, the five-time chief minister of Punjab said Singh's "blasphemous tirade" against the SAD on the matter was an attempt to divert people's

Sep 09, 2018, 21:35 PM IST
'Is this Pakistan?' Punjab Cabinet faces ire for making sacrilege of religious text punishable for life

'Is this Pakistan?' Punjab Cabinet faces ire for making sacrilege of religious text punishable for life

Whoever causes injury, damage or sacrilege to Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Srimad Bhagwad Geeta, Holy Quran and Holy Bible with the intention to hurt the religious feelings of the people shall be punished.

Aug 22, 2018, 14:08 PM IST
Journalists assaulted by security guards of rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Journalists assaulted by security guards of rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been accused of rape by a nun.

Aug 14, 2018, 11:40 AM IST
Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh exempts ex-servicemen, senior citizens from dope test for issuance, renewal of arms licences

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh exempts ex-servicemen, senior citizens from dope test for issuance, renewal of arms licences

In a bid to tackle the challenge posed by drugs to the people of Punjab, Amarinder Singh had last month made dope test mandatory for all government employees in the state.

Aug 08, 2018, 20:56 PM IST
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh wants Rajnath's help to tackle drug menace

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh wants Rajnath's help to tackle drug menace

Amarinder Singh wants BSF to keep a strong check on drugs being smuggled in from across the border. He has also urged neighbouring states to crack down on drug plantations.

Jul 20, 2018, 07:20 AM IST
Punjab police's photo op with gangsters goes wrong, leaves Twitter in splits

Punjab police's photo op with gangsters goes wrong, leaves Twitter in splits

A photo of Punjab policemen posing with some arrested gangsters has gone viral.

Jul 19, 2018, 12:46 PM IST
Gul Panag tweets photos of traffic policemen working in pouring rain, Punjab CM promises reward

Gul Panag tweets photos of traffic policemen working in pouring rain, Punjab CM promises reward

In the photos, two men of the Punjab Traffic Police can be seen standing in knee-deep water directing the traffic so as to ensure there are no jams on the already waterlogged roads.

Jul 19, 2018, 12:22 PM IST
Congress cheated farmers, used them as vote bank in past 70 years: PM Narendra Modi

Congress cheated farmers, used them as vote bank in past 70 years: PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi also attacked the Congress party for not empowering the farmers and using them as vote bank only.

Jul 11, 2018, 14:09 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi to address Kisan Kalyan rally in Punjab's Muktsar

PM Narendra Modi to address Kisan Kalyan rally in Punjab's Muktsar

Today's rally will be jointly organised by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Malout.

Jul 11, 2018, 08:55 AM IST
Treatment, not punishment, for Punjab government employees who fail dope test

Treatment, not punishment, for Punjab government employees who fail dope test

Government employees have also been assured that they won't be sacked if they fail dope tests.

Jul 09, 2018, 21:28 PM IST
Ready to take dope test: Capt Amarinder Singh accepts AAP MLA's challenge

Ready to take dope test: Capt Amarinder Singh accepts AAP MLA's challenge

Singh's statement comes after the AAP MLA challenged him to take the test and set an instance for his ministers and party lawmakers.

Jul 06, 2018, 12:00 PM IST
Nearly 100 Indians in 2 US detention centres, most from Punjab

Nearly 100 Indians in 2 US detention centres, most from Punjab

Many of those held are victims of illegal human trafficking and the Indian mission has established contact with the detention centres.

Jun 22, 2018, 12:50 PM IST
AAP MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa, mediapersons allegedly attacked by mining mafia in Punjab

AAP MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa, mediapersons allegedly attacked by mining mafia in Punjab

The AAP MLA was reportedly beaten up mercilessly by goons of the mining mafia.

Jun 21, 2018, 16:17 PM IST
Dust haze hangs over Punjab, Haryana; flight operations hit again

Dust haze hangs over Punjab, Haryana; flight operations hit again

The weather department said that a ground-level dust storm in Rajasthan, with the wind-speed up to 40 kmph, had led to a spike in the levels of coarse particles in the air in most parts of Haryana

Jun 15, 2018, 12:48 PM IST
Amit Shah meets Badals; Shiromani Akali Dal calls BJP 'permanent ally'

Amit Shah meets Badals; Shiromani Akali Dal calls BJP 'permanent ally'

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday appealed to all NDA allies to come together for the Lok Sabha polls.

Jun 07, 2018, 23:34 PM IST
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal pitches for strengthening NDA, urges all alliance partners to settle differences for '2019 war'

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal pitches for strengthening NDA, urges all alliance partners to settle differences for '2019 war'

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday questioned the BJP's outreach programme after suffering defeats in bypolls and asserted it will fight all upcoming elections solo.

Jun 06, 2018, 17:57 PM IST
Security tightened outside Golden Temple for Operation Blue Star anniversary

Security tightened outside Golden Temple for Operation Blue Star anniversary

Police officials have said that vehicle checks are being conducted at various locations to ensure anti-social elements and those with nefarious plans of creating disorder are kept at bay.

Jun 06, 2018, 07:05 AM IST
Farmers at several places in Punjab, Haryana stop selling vegetables, milk

Farmers at several places in Punjab, Haryana stop selling vegetables, milk

Farmers today stopped the supply of vegetables, fruits, milk and other items to various cities of Punjab and Haryana as part of a nationwide strike against alleged anti-farmer policies of the Centre

Jun 01, 2018, 17:28 PM IST
Punjab Assembly by-poll: Congress leads in Akali Dal stronghold

Punjab Assembly by-poll: Congress leads in Akali Dal stronghold

Congress candidate Hardev Singh Ladi Sherowalia was leading over his Shiromani Akali Dal rival Naib Singh Kohar after the first few rounds of counting.

May 31, 2018, 11:39 AM IST

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