Punjab News

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.

Sukhbir Badal wants PM Modi to stop drugs inflow into Punjab

Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned about the acute drug problem in Punjab in his `Mann ki Baat` programme on radio, state Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Tuesday said Modi and the home minister should take steps to stop the entry of drugs into the state.

Muslim community organises drive under 'Swachh Bharat' in Punjab

Gurdaspur: A Musilm community Tuesday organised a cleanliness drive as a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' mission in Qadian town here.

SDO arrested on graft charges in Punjab

A Sub-Divisional Officer was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe from a farmer in the district, police said.

Charred body recovered on Ludhiana-Chandigarh road

A charred body of an unidentified person was on Tuesday found on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road near here, police said.

One drug peddler killed, 2 arrested in Punjab

 A Pakistani drug peddler was killed and two Indian peddlers were arrested and 17 kg of heroin was seized from them during a brief encounter with BSF at Kamalpur Jatta Border Out Post (BOP) in the district, police said on Tuesday.

Amritsar coldest at 3 degrees Celsius

Cold conditions prevailed at many places in Punjab and Haryana, which was lashed by rains during the past couple of days, with Amritsar being the coldest place at a low of 3 degrees Celsius.

Outfit activist raises pro-Khalistan slogans

An activist of the Akali Dal (Amritsar) allegedly raised pro-Khalistan slogans in Gurudwara Lakhnaur Sahib here where Gurubaksh Singh Khalsa has been sitting on fast for last one month demanding the release of Sikh detainees who have completed their sentences.

Punjab Governor administers oath to new acting CJ of HC

Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar was on Monday sworn in as the acting Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Minor molested in Punjab

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a youth of Sosan village in the district when she was on her way to a school, police said on Monday.

Punjab, Haryana get respite from rainfall

There was some respite from rainfall over the past 24 hours across most places in Punjab and Haryana though the skies remained overcast in the region, weather officials said here on Monday.

Young hacker trains cops in tackling cyber-crime cases in Punjab

He failed in class eight but this 21-year-old ethical hacker is now training cops in cracking cyber-crime cases and helping big export houses in securing their vital data from online theft.

Punjab resident found dead in Kashmir

Srinagar A 40-year-old resident of Punjab was found dead in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Sunday, police said.

Rumblings in political parties in focus in Punjab

Growing friction between ruling alliance partners Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP, infighting within opposition Congress, and the Aam Aadmi Party making inroads in Punjab's political scene kept the state in focus in 2014.

Punjab borstal jail inmates form pipe band; to perform on Republic Day

A pipe band formed out of a group of inmates of the only borstal jail in Punjab are gearing up to regale audiences at the Republic Day celebrations here next year.

Compensate terrorism victims also: Partap Singh Bajwa

 Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday demanded that the sufferers of terrorism in the state should be extended similar relief as to the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

School bus driver molests minor; arrested in Punjab

A school bus driver allegedly molested a five-year-old girl when she was returning home after school in the vehicle, following which he was arrested on Friday, police said.

Drunk officer's car hits seven in Jalandhar

Jalandhar: At least seven people were injured, one seriously, when an excise department officer who was drunk rammed into them with his car here in Punjab, police said on Friday.

Urea supply: Wheat growers in Punjab, Haryana resort to panic buying

 With the Punjab government expressing concern over urea supply, wheat growers in the region have resorted to "panic buying" of fertiliser in anticipation of its severe shortage that could affect prospects of bumper winter crop.

Woman tries self-immolation outside Punjab CM's residence

A woman was admitted Thursday to a government hospital here with over 20 percent burns after she set herself ablaze outside the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, police said.

BJP alliance with Akali Dal intact: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Friday dismissed rumours that its alliance with long-time partner Akali Dal is in trouble and blamed the media for the speculation.

Biting cold continues to sweep Punjab, Haryana

Narnaul was the coldest place in Haryana on Thursday at 2.5 degrees Celsius as biting cold continued to sweep most places in the state and neighbouring Punjab.

All Punjab villages to get high-speed Internet

The Punjab government on Thursday announced that all villages in the state would be provided high speed internet connectivity having unlimited bandwidth.

Punjab & Haryana HC adjourns hearing on plea to defer funeral of Ashutosh Maharaj
Punjab & Haryana HC adjourns hearing on plea to defer funeral of Ashutosh Maharaj

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday adjourned till December 15 hearing on the plea moved by the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan Ashram, which has sought a 30-day extension on the deadline given by it to perform last rites of Ashutosh Maharaj, who was declared clinically dead on January 29.