Punjab News

REVEALED: 'NSG officer killed in Pathankot attack because of new bomb tech militants used'
REVEALED: 'NSG officer killed in Pathankot attack because of new bomb tech militants used'

After losing the "brilliant" officer Lt Col Niranjan EK, the NSG has now decided to revise its Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for defusing bombs and IEDs, a senior NSG official said.  

Bakery owner shot at in Ludhiana

 Two unidentified motor cycle borne miscreants fired at a bakery owner here in broad day light today, police said.

AAP to repeat Delhi in Punjab, Congress to finish a distant 2nd; Akalis in bad shape: Arvind Kejriwal
AAP to repeat Delhi in Punjab, Congress to finish a distant 2nd; Akalis in bad shape: Arvind Kejriwal

The AAP is set to win the Punjab assembly elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday, adding he expected the Congress to finish a distant second.

AAP will repeat Delhi in Punjab: Arvind Kejriwal
AAP will repeat Delhi in Punjab: Arvind Kejriwal

He said the Congress may be the runner up in the Punjab battle. "The Akalis are in a bad shape."

Will not contest under SAD-BJP alliance: Navjot Kaur Sidhu

A day after SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal described the alliance with BJP as "permanent", BJP MLA from Amritsar Navjot Kaur Sidhu today reiterated her stand that she would not contest 2017 Punjab assembly polls on BJP ticket if it fights polls in alliance with the SAD.

AAP poster showing Arvind Kejriwal with Bhindranwale sparks row in Punjab
AAP poster showing Arvind Kejriwal with Bhindranwale sparks row in Punjab

The poster features Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and other Aam Aadmi Party leaders.

BetiBachao, BetiPadhao kicks off well in Punjab

The much touted "BetiBachao, BetiPadhao" scheme of Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has kicked off well in Punjab`s districts where sex ratio is skewed, if response by the office of the PMO is any indication.

Cold conditions prevail at many places in Punjab & Haryana

 Cold weather conditions prevailed at many places in Punjab and Haryana today, with Amritsar recording the lowest temperature at 4 degrees Celsius.

#BhaagSanjayBhaag: Sanjay Singh granted bail by Ludhiana Court; AAP leader trolled
#BhaagSanjayBhaag: Sanjay Singh granted bail by Ludhiana Court; AAP leader trolled

A court in Ludhiana on Monday granted bail to Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh in a criminal defamation case filed by Punjab Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.

Will BJP snap ties with SAD before 2017 Punjab Assembly polls?
Will BJP snap ties with SAD before 2017 Punjab Assembly polls?

Senior leaders of the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have reportedly told party president Amit Shah to seriously consider snapping ties with the Prakash Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the run-up to the 2017 state assembly polls.

Five killed as vehicle runs over in Kapurthala

At least five people were killed including four women in an accident on Kapurthala Goindval road (Punjab) on Monday after an unidentified car ran over them in the early hours.

After Pathankot terror attacks Airforce authorities want removal of 'encroachments' near base

The Pathankot authorities will also have to check records of Gurdaspur district from which it was carved out as a separate district in 2011.

Punjab to re-introduce board exams for classes 5, 8
Punjab to re-introduce board exams for classes 5, 8

Education Minister Daljeet Singh Cheema said various stakeholders were consulted while taking the decision in the larger interest of the students.

BSF guns down 2 Pakistani, 2 Indian drug smugglers near border in Punjab
BSF guns down 2 Pakistani, 2 Indian drug smugglers near border in Punjab

The Border Security Force has recovered about 10 kg of heroin and two pistols from the possession of dead smugglers. 

Man who sold SIM card to suspected spy in Pathankot arrested

A 27-year-old mobile shopowner was on Saturday arrested for allegedly selling a SIM card to the suspected spy who was held from Mamoon Cantonment in Pathankot, which was stormed by Pakistani militants.

Arjuna Awardee India Reserve Battalion officer hangs self

Singh was a Judo champion and had been awarded the Arjuna award in 1998 for his commendable performances in the Commonwealth and Asian games, police said.

Woman in Patiala  attacks harasser with slipper, drags him to police station – Watch video
Woman in Patiala attacks harasser with slipper, drags him to police station – Watch video

It seems that women have now decided not to keep incidents like eve-teasing under the carpet anymore. 

Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class 12 exams 2016: Download admit cards here
Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class 12 exams 2016: Download admit cards here

The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) will on Thursday (February 4) release the admit cards for Class 12 examination (Regular/Open).

Shiv Sena leader Amit Arora shot at in Ludhiana
Shiv Sena leader Amit Arora shot at in Ludhiana

In a gruesome incident, two unidentified motorcycle-borne men allegedly fired at Shiv Sena leader Amit Arora in Ludhiana on Wednesday night.

Video shows undertrial in Bathinda jail being thrashed

A video on Wednesday surfaced on the social media purportedly showing an undertrial at Bathinda central prison being stripped naked and thrashed by fellow inmates.

Pathankot probe: NIA likely to examine some IAF personnel

The NIA, probing the terrorist attack on Pathankot air base, is likely to examine some personnel of the Indian Air Force to find out whether insiders played a role in the storming of the strategic installation.

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal discharged from hospital

 Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who was admitted in PGIMER for treatment of chest congestion and fever, was today discharged from the hospital

Congress veteran and former Lok Sabha speaker Balram Jakhar passes away
Congress veteran and former Lok Sabha speaker Balram Jakhar passes away

Former Union Minister and veteran Congress leader Balram Jakhar died in New Delhi on Wednesday morning.

Former Lok Sabha speaker Balram Jakhar passes away in New Delhi

Former Union Minister and veteran Congress leader Balram Jakhar died in New Delhi on Wednesday morning.

Indian national, spying for Pakistan's ISI, arrested from Pathankot
Indian national, spying for Pakistan's ISI, arrested from Pathankot

An Indian national has been arrested from Pathankot for allegedly spying for Pakistan, the Punjab Police said on Tuesday.

Pro-gay rights Ontario premier honoured at Golden Temple

Kathleen Wynne, the premier of Canada's Ontario province known for her support for gay rights, on Sunday offered prayers at the holiest of Sikh shrines Harmandar Sahib and was honoured by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

Ammunition cache found dumped in canal in Pathankot

A cache of ammunition was today found dumped in UBD canal at Malikpur in the district which is on high alert since the attack on the airbase earlier this month.

Suspended cop-turned-smuggler nabbed in Punjab
Suspended cop-turned-smuggler nabbed in Punjab

The Punjab Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a "most wanted" smuggler, Ranjit Singh, in Ajnala in connection with cross border smuggling.

Man held with pistol at Pathankot railway station

A 22-year-old man from Madhya Pradesh was arrested at the railway station here after a country-made pistol was recovered from him.

Cold wave conditions prevail in Punjab, Haryana

Cold wave conditions on Wednesday prevailed across Punjab and Haryana, with Amritsar registering a low of 2.6 degrees Celsius.