Punjab News

Punjab seeks restoration of Maryada in gurdwaras in Sikkim

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday sought the intervention of his Sikkim counterpart Pawan Kumar Chamling for immediate restoration of Maryada (Sikh religious code of conduct) in historical gurdwaras in the north eastern state.

Car catches fire in Chandigarh

 A car on Wednesday caught fire here, however, no one was injured in the incident, Chandigarh Fire and Emergency Services official said.

Moga molestation: High court questions government on relief

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday asked the Punjab government to furnish the details of the policy under which compensation and a government job to a family member of the victim of the recent Moga molestation incident were announced.

Heat wave continues to sweep Haryana and Punjab, Hisar records 44 degrees C

The heat wave conditions continued to sweep Haryana and Punjab, with maximum temperatures on Wednesday again hovering between 41-44 degrees Celsius at most places.

Punjab village opens own mall to beat inflation

Aimed at battling inflation and sub-standard quality of essential goods in the market, a group of enterprising villagers has opened a 'mall' here, selling a wide range of products at attractive discounts.

Married woman raped by two in Punjab

A 38-year-old married woman was allegedly drugged and raped by two persons after she took lift from one of the accused in Bhinder Kalan village, police said on Wednesday.

No going back on land bill, open to changes: Gehlot

Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Wednesday ruled out going back on the land bill but said the government was open to incorporating changes in it.

Punjab to provide career guidance to Class X and XII students

Punjab Education Department will now provide professional guidance to students from Class 10th to Class 12th and help them choose the right career according to their aptitude.

Heat wave sweeps Punjab, Haryana; Karnal bakes at 44 degrees C

Heat wave conditions continued to sweep swathes of Punjab and Haryana giving no respite to people as the maximum temperatures on Tuesday again crossed few notches above normal at most places.

Teacher molested by van driver in Moga

A 23-year-old teacher was allegedly molested by driver of a school van after taking the vehicle to an isolated area near here, police said on Tuesday.

Heatwave sweeps Haryana and Punjab; Hisar hottest at 44.8 deg C

The blistering heat wave continued to sweep across Haryana and Punjab on Monday, with Hisar sizzling at 44.8 degrees Celsius.

Video showing drunk cop thrashed by youths goes viral

A video clip showing a drunk unidentified policeman being thrashed by a group of four youths has gone viral on the social media.

Karnal hottest at 44.5 deg C as heatwave sweeps Haryana, Punjab

No respite was experienced on Sunday from the blistering heatwave sweeping Haryana and Punjab as Karnal sizzled at 44.5 degrees Celsius.

Bajwa should rechristen his 'padyatra' as 'paschataap yatra': Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday slammed state Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa for organising a 'padyatra' against the state government, stating that he should "apologise to the people for his party's sins".

Minor boy sodomised in Punjab; one arrested

A seven-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised by two teenagers in Gurdaspur district following which one of them has been arrested, police said on Saturday.

Ram Temple will be completed during this govt's tenure: Sadhvi Prachi

Construction work for Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya would start "soon" and be "completed during this tenure" of the present NDA government, controversial VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi said late Friday.

No school admission without proper birth certificate: Punjab and Haryana HC

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it mandatory for all government, public and private schools to admit only children with proper birth certificates.

US ambassador Verma walks down memory lane in Punjab

It was a trip down memory lane for US Ambassador Richard R. Verma, whose visit to his maternal grandmother's house in Punjab turned emotional on Thursday.

Blistering heat sweeps Haryana, Punjab; Hisar hottest at 44.5 C

Haryana and Punjab were on Thursday swept by blistering heat, with temperature soaring past 44 degrees Celsius at Hisar.

Delhi, 3 other states decide to work on uniform tax rates

In a major step, Delhi and its neighbouring states Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh on Thursday agreed to move towards uniformity in tax rates and develop a common market to boost trade.

Indian-origin UK hotelier feared kidnapped in India

The UK Foreign Office is looking into the mysterious disappearance of a British-Indian hotelier who went missing while on a business trip to Punjab.

US envoy visits ancestral home in Jalandhar

US Ambassador to India Richard Rahul Verma Thursday paid an emotional visit to his maternal grandmother's house here and met the current owners residing in the building.

US envoy visits Golden Temple

US ambassador Richard Verma offered prayers at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday.

Punjab Congress leaders to meet President today seeking central rule
Punjab Congress leaders to meet President today seeking central rule

Top leaders of Punjab Congress will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday, demanding central rule in the state over allegedly deteriorating law and order and a CBI probe against the present dispensation.

Attari station renamed as "Attari Sham Singh" railway station

Punjab government on Tuesday said it has renamed Attari railway station in Amritsar as "Attari Sham Singh" railway station in a tribute to the great Sikh General.

Hot weather prevails in Punjab, Haryana

Hot weather conditions today prevailed in Punjab and Haryana, even as maximum temperatures hovered around normal level at most places in both the states.

Road to Golden Temple would be world's best: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Aiming to develop Amritsar as a smart city, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Tuesday the 500 metre stretch of road from Chowk Phuwara to Golden Temple would be developed as "world's best street".

Several Punjab govt employees found absent from duties

Several government employees, including some senior officers, were today found absent from duty during a surprise inspection of various offices here.

Moga case: HC notice to Punjab Dy CM Sukhbir Badal, Harsimrat Kaur, CBI
Moga case: HC notice to Punjab Dy CM Sukhbir Badal, Harsimrat Kaur, CBI

Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday issued notices to Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, his wife and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and the CBI on a plea seeking CBI inquiry into the Moga molestation case.

Two undertrials commit suicide in Punjab jail

Two undertrials on Tuesday allegedly committed suicide by hanging themselves inside the modern jail here.