Punjab News

Akali Dal-BJP alliance firm: Punjab CM

Amid reports of rift between the Shiromani Akali Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday said the alliance in the state is "firm and everlasting".

Sukha murder: Punjab govt transfers 2 senior police officials

Punjab government on Thursday took a serious note of the killing of Sukha Kahlwan while in police custody and ordered transfer of two top police officials of Kapurthala and Phagwara districts.

Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki sworn-in as 34th Governor of Punjab

Haryana governor Prof Kaptan Singh Solani was on Thursday took over the additional charge of Governor of Punjab.

48-yr-old ASI dies in Punjab

Phagwara: A 48-year-old Assistant Sub Inspector of police died when he fell down to the road while trying to board a bus.

Punjab Governor Shivraj V Patil retires

Punjab Governor Shivraj V Patil retired here on Wednesday on completion of his five-year term.

Cold wave conditions persists in Punjab, Haryana

Cold wave conditions continued to prevail at several places in Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday with poor visibility due to fog affecting transport services in both the states.

HC blocks transfer of ED officer who quizzed Majithia
HC blocks transfer of ED officer who quizzed Majithia

The Punjab and Haryana High Court Wednesday put on hold the transfer of Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer Niranjan Singh on a petition of a lawyer here.

PoA Act in Punjab: NCSC seeks proper implementation

National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) on Tuesday expressed concern over the lack of proper implementation of SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities (PoA) Act in Punjab.

Drugs menace not an issue in Delhi polls: Badal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said that the drug menace was hardly an issue in the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls and described it as a "malicious propaganda" unleashed by the opposition to "defame Punjabis and tarnish the state's image".

Citing 'peace and harmony', Punjab CM justifies ban on MSG

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal justified the banning of the controversial movie Messenger of God ( MSG ) by his government, stating that peace and harmony must prevail in the state.

Transfer of Punjab ED officer: AAP blames BJP-SAD's 'unholy alliance'

AAP on Sunday charged that BJP-led central government had transferred Enforcement Directorate's main investigator in the drug money laundering case in Punjab at the behest of its ally Shiromani Akali Dal even as it claimed that an attempt was being made to make Delhi the "drug capital" of the country.

SAD to fight four seats in Delhi polls: Sukhbir Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will contest four seats in next month's Assembly polls in Delhi, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and party president, Sukhbir Singh Badal said here on Saturday.

ED transfers main investigating officer in Punjab drugs case

 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has transferred its main investigator probing cases related to the high-profile Rs 6,000 crore drugs money laundering crime in Punjab during which state Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia was among others questioned.

Congress slams IO's transfer, demands CBI probe in drugs case

Congress on Saturday alleged political expediency behind the move to transfer the investigating officer who interrogated Punjab Minister Bikram Majithia and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for a probe by CBI or a Supreme Court judge into the drug scam.

Partial relief from cold wave conditions in Punjab, Haryana

People across Punjab and Haryana got partial relief from the chill as day-temperatures rose at most places.

ED officer who questioned Punjab minister Majithia in drugs case transferred
ED officer who questioned Punjab minister Majithia in drugs case transferred

Enforcement Directorate official Niranjan Singh, who had interrogated Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in connection with a drugs scam case, has been transferred to Kolkata.

Ex-Punjab CM Bhattal meets Sonia Gandhi, wants end to intra-party feud

Former Punjab Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Friday met party President Sonia Gandhi here and pressed for early resolution of the feud in the state unit.

Train, flight services hit in Punjab, Haryana due to dense fog

Cold wave conditions continued unabated in Punjab and Haryana on Friday with dense fog affecting disrupting the road, rail and air traffic.

Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa ends his fast

Sikh activist Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who had been on fast for the last two months demanding release of Sikh prisoners across the country who had completed their jail terms, on Thursday ended his fast after a meeting with district administration officials and members of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee.

Statewide survey to know extent of drug menace: Punjab Dy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal

 Facing heat over drug abuse, Punjab government today said a statewide survey will be conducted to know the extent of the menace.

Settlement scheme for distressed dairy farmers in Punjab

 Punjab government is offering a One Time Settlement (OTS) scheme to dairy farmers who have failed to repay loans taken from central cooperative banks.

No political shelter be given to those involved in terror, narco trafficking: BJP

 Amid reports of strained ties with its ally Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjnab, BJP on Wednesday said it has "zero tolerance" on issues like terrorism and narcotics and the party will not tolerate any political shelter to those involved in such activities.

Joint efforts by Centre, state needed to fight drug menace: BJP

BJP on Wednesday said that coordinated efforts were required from the Punjab government and the Centre to fight the drug menace in the state.

Congress day dreaming of coming back to power: Parkash Singh Badal

 Describing the SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab as "impeccable and everlasting", Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said Congress was day dreaming of coming back to power in the state by spreading rumours regarding fissures between Akali and BJP.

National Commission for SC/ST seeks report into girls stripping incident

Taking a serious view of stripping of girl students in a school here, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes on Wednesday sought a report from the district administration and asked District Education Officer to take strict action against the teacher.

Nine Punjab officials nabbed on graft charges in December

Nine officials were arrested last month by Punjab Vigilance Bureau for accepting bribe, as part of the state's anti-corruption campaign.

Rains in Punjab, Haryana add to winter chill

Light rains Wednesday lashed most of the places in Punjab and Haryana, intensifying the cold wave conditions in both the states.

18th century daggers stolen from govt museum in Punjab

Six daggers belonging to Sikh warriors of the 18th century have been stolen from a government-run museum in the Ram Bagh area here, police said on Tuesday.

Cold wave prevails; dense fog affects life in Punjab, Haryana

Cold wave conditions continued to prevail in Punjab and Haryana while dense fog engulfed most of the places in the region affecting the normal life.

Drug menace: Congress MLAs from Punjab to meet President today

A delegation of Congress MLAs from Punjab led by Leader of Opposition in State Assembly Sunil Jakhar will meet President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi on Tuesday to apprise him of the drug menace in the state.