Punjab News

Being subjected to media trial: Bikram Singh Majithia

Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who was quizzed by Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Rs 6,000-crore international drug racket case, on Friday said he extended full cooperation to the ED but lamented that he was being subjected to "media trial".

14 IAS officers transferred in Punjab

In a major reshuffle, the Punjab government has issued transfer and posting orders of 14 IAS officers, including three Deputy Commissioners, of the state with immediate effect.

ED questions Punjab Minister Majithia in drug money laundering case
ED questions Punjab Minister Majithia in drug money laundering case

Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Friday questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia with regard to a multi-million rupee international synthetic drugs racket busted last year.

Fog, cold wave unabated in Punjab, Haryana

Foggy conditions and a cold wave continued to affect normal life in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Friday.

Amritsar coldest at 3.2 C; fog disrupts vehicle movement

Amritsar in Punjab was the coldest at 3.2 degrees Celsius as severe chill swept the city with fog affecting normal life at many places in Punjab and Haryana.

Congress attacks Modi for no action against Majithia

Congress on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it pressed for ouster of Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia who has been served summons by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing money laundering complaints in the Rs 6,000-crore drug racket case.

35 newborn died in Ludhiana civil hospital since April: Minister

35 newborn have died at Ludhiana civil hospital since April this year because of different reasons, Punjab government told state Assembly today, drawing sharp reactions from the opposition benches on the last day of the Winter Session here.

Two Dera Sacha Sauda followers injured after being attacked

Two followers of the Sirsa-headquartered sect Dera Sacha Sauda, whose head is acting in an upcoming film, were injured after they were allegedly attacked by a group of unidentified persons when they took strong objection to tearing of the film posters by them, police said Wednesday.

Chandigarh coldest at 3.2 degrees C; fog disrupts life in Punjab and Haryana

Union Territory of Chandigarh recorded season's coldest night at 3.2 degrees Celsius as severe chill swept the city with fog affecting normal life at many places in Punjab and Haryana.

Punjab government defeats no-confidence motion

The Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in Punjab Tuesday defeated a no-confidence motion in the assembly.

Badal congratulates Modi, Shah on election victories

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah on their party's victory in Jharkhand and its performance in Jammu and Kashmir.

Congress moves no-confidence motion against SAD-BJP govt in Punjab
Congress moves no-confidence motion against SAD-BJP govt in Punjab

Congress on Tuesday moved a no-confidence motion against the Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in the Punjab Assembly here.

Akal Takht backs 'Sikhs are not Hindus' petition

Akal Takht, the top temporal seat of the Sikhs, on Monday asked the members of the community to continue signing a petition 'Sikhs are not Hindus' till December 31.

Cold conditions continue in Punjab, Haryana; fog again disrupts life

Cold weather conditions continued to prevail at most places in Punjab and Haryana on Monday, where fog threw normal life out of gear.

Congress, SAD-BJP to lock horns in Punjab Assembly's Winter Session beginning today

The Winter Session of Punjab Assembly, commencing here on Monday, is set to be fiery with main opposition Congress prepared to take on ruling SAD-BJP combine on several issues, including drug abuse, in the state.

Majithia should quit for fair probe in drug racket in Punjab: AAP

Alleging that the Enforcement Directorate was stopped from examining Punjab's Finance Minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday demanded his resignation to ensure fair probe in the multi-crore drug racket in the state.

Bikram Singh Majithia summoned by ED in drug racket case, likely to be grilled on Dec 26
Bikram Singh Majithia summoned by ED in drug racket case, likely to be grilled on Dec 26

In a major set back for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the state and a key ally in the BJP-led NDA govt ​at the Centre, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday has summoned the Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in connection with a drug racket case. Majithia is also Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal's brother.

Punjab govt seeks ideas from peons, others to boost revenue

 In a move to ensure participation by employees of all levels to improve functioning and boost revenue collection, the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department has asked all its staff members -- from peons to additional commissioner -- to pitch in ideas, promising rewards.

Amarinder blames Badal for denial of reservation to Jats

Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Saturday blamed Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal for the alleged denial of reservation benefits to Jats in Punjab.

Dense fog cancels all flights from Chandigarh airport

 Cold wave conditions continued unabated in Punjab and Haryana throwing normal life out of gear with all flight operations being cancelled at the Chandigarh airport due to dense fog which reduced the visibility levels at several places in the region.

Five patients lose eyesight after botched cataract operations in Punjab

At least five patients lost their eyesight after operation at a free eye surgery camp in Punjab.

Cold wave continues in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh: Cold wave conditions continued unabated in Punjab and Haryana with dense fog engulfed at several places, affecting vehicular movement in both the states.

Two policemen booked on corruption charges in Punjab

Moga: Two cops were Friday booked and placed under suspension on alleged charges of corruption, police said.

Thick fog covers Punjab, Haryana, cold conditions prevail

Cold conditions prevailed at several places in Punjab and Haryana, where heavy blanket of fog affected movement of vehicles for the second day on Thursday.

Sukhbir Singh Badal urges home ministry to review blacklist of Sikhs

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to review the blacklist of Sikhs maintained by his ministry and delete name of the persons who were not wanted for any criminal case in the state.

Fog affects life in Punjab, Haryana

Moderate to thick fog affected normal life in some parts of Punjab and Haryana Wednesday morning, slowing road and railway traffic.

Badal expresses shock over 'inhuman' tragedy in Peshawar

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday expressed shock and grief over the attack on a Pakistani school by Taliban suicide bombers.

2007 Shingar Cinema blast: All 3 accused acquitted

A court here on Tuesday acquitted all the three accused of the Shingar Cinema blast case of 2007, in which six persons had lost their lives and many were injured, for lack of evidence.

Badal seeks Rajnath's intervention to check drug flow

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday sought Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention to intensify efforts made by central agencies to check flow of drugs into the state through the border.

Punjab used as transit route by drug peddlers: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Stating that Punjab was being used as transit route by drug peddlers, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said he will raise the issue of cross border "narco-terrorism" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.