Punjab News

PM Modi took several steps for Dalits, farmers' progress: Maneka Gandhi

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has taken several steps for the upliftment of Dalits, farmers, labourers and downtrodden people by launching various development schemes for them in the last one year of its rule.

Punjab Congress demands probe into snooping on leaders

The opposition Congress in Punjab on Monday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged snooping on political leaders and others by the state government and its agencies, especially Punjab Police.

Administrative rejig in Punjab ​

The Punjab government on Monday announced transfer and posting orders of four IAS officers and nine PCS officers with immediate effect.

Amarinder asks Modi to announce date of implementing OROP

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have announced the date of implementing the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen, rather than calling it a "vexed" issue, Congress leader Amarinder Singh said on Saturday.

Punjab, Haryana sizzle; thundershowers in store

The mercury continued to remain high in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, with temperatures two to six degrees above average. But rain and thundershowers are likely in the next 24 hours.

Heatwave continues in Punjab, Haryana; Met Dept predicts rain from Sunday

Heatwave continued to sweep Haryana and Punjab today with temperatures again crossing a few notches above normal but the MeT Department has predicted relief from Sunday evening with possibility of rain or thundershowers at few places in the region.

Punjab minister opens solar power plant on India-Pakistan border

Punjab`s New and Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Saturday inaugurated a 2.10 MW solar power plant in a village near the India-Pakistan border.

Sex racket busted in Moga, eight held

 With the arrest of seven women and a man from New Sodhi Nagar here, police on Saturday claimed to have busted a flesh trade racket.

Missing NRI hotelier murdered in Punjab, body not found

Punjab Police on Saturday clarified that British hotelier of Indian origin Ranjit Singh Power has been murdered, but his body was yet to be recovered, rejecting initial reports that a body found in a Punjab forest was of the NRI.

Body of missing NRI hotelier found in Punjab forest

The body of British hotelier of Indian origin Ranjit Singh Power, missing since May 8 while on a business trip to India, has been recovered in a Punjab forest, police said on Saturday.

PM Modi to preside over Sri Anandpur Sahib celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the celebrations to commemorate the 350th foundation day of Sri Anandpur Sahib town in Punjab on June 19, an official statement said on Friday.

Notice to Punjab over illegal buildings near Golden Temple

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday issued notice to the state and the civic body of the Sikh holy city of Amritsar on a plea to initiate contempt proceedings against them for not taking any action against the illegal constructions around the Golden Temple.

Keep original documents while plying buses: Punjab Transport Commissioner

Punjab Transport department today asked bus owners or drivers to carry original documents while plying in the state,otherwise vehicle will be impounded.

Five of a family killed in accident in Muktsar

Five persons including two children of a family were killed while two sustained serious injuries when their car dashed against a roadside tree near Malout, police said here Friday.

Badal forms committee to resolve cases of Sikh prisoners

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday constituted a high-level committee to ensure timely resolution of pending matters related to Sikh prisoners within the ambit of existing rules and regulations.

Punjab sets up task force on eradicating poverty

The Punjab government on Thursday constituted a task force to work on eradicating poverty in consonance with the initiatives being taken by the NITI Aayog, an official said here.

Kirron Kher dismisses reports that she is unavailable to public

Actor-turned-BJP MP Kirron Kher on Thursday dismissed as "baseless" reports that most of her time was consumed in shooting for films and reality shows, asserting that she was very much available to the people of this Union Territory.

No respite as heat wave continues to sweep Haryana and Punjab

 There is no respite in sight for the people of Haryana and Punjab as heat wave continues to sweep both the states.

Punjab: Mutilated carcass of calf found near Durgiana temple

A mutilated carcass of a calf was found close to the famous Durgiana temple here on Wednesday, police said.

Undertrial commits suicide in Kapurthala jail

 In less than ten days, another undertrial on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in the modern jail here this afternoon.

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.