Punjab News

Congress will form govt in Punjab after 2017 polls: Shakeel Ahmad

 Congress on Saturday asserted the party was "fully united" and it would form government in Punjab after the Assembly polls due in 2017.

Martyr's sister keeps Raksha Bandhan tradition alive

 It has been over 40 years that she lost her brother in the Indo-Pak war but Jalandhar resident Amritpal Kaur has kept the festival alive by visiting his memorial in the district on Raksha Bandhan every year.

SAD-BJP coalition on verge of collapse: Cong

Stating that the SAD-BJP coalition is on a verge of collapse, Congress today questioned Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's silence over repeated allegations on his government by Chief Parliamentary Secretary Navjot Kaur Sidhu and the counter-allegations against BJP leaders by Akalis.

BJP-SAD coalition 'tarnishing' Punjab's image: Satnam Kainth

 Demanding resignation of Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma, Congress on Tuesday said Punjab's image is being tarnished globally due to allegations of drug trade against the leaders of ruling coalition and their associates in the state.

Call emergency Session on farmers' issue: Punjab Congress to Badal

 Punjab Congress on Tuesday asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to immediately call an "emergency session" of the state Assembly and lead an all-party delegation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over farmers' issue.

Violence after labourer run over by truck in Ludhiana

A mob torched a truck and clashed with police personnel after a labourer was crushed to death by the vehicle on Ludhiana-Chandigarh road here in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Punjab: Former district BJP Yuva Morcha chief arrested in graft case

 Ferozepur District BJP Yuva Morcha President Jagpal Singh Sandhu has been arrested for allegedly accepting graft to facilitate the release of a drug smuggler, police said on Monday.

Radhe Maa in fresh trouble, now for threatening, seducing; summon issued
Radhe Maa in fresh trouble, now for threatening, seducing; summon issued

In fresh trouble for the controversial 'godwoman' Radhe Maa, the state police has issued a summon for her, following a complaint lodged by a local resident Surinder Mittal, accusing her of trying to bribe him, threatening, torturing, seducing, hurting his religious sentiments and also for spreading obscenity and vulgarity.

Chandigarh-Shimla highway reopened

 Traffic on the Chandigarh-Shimla highway, which remained snapped for over 12 hours following massive landslides near here, has been restored partially, officials said on Sunday.

Punjab is my priority, will fulfil MP's role too: Amarinder

Stating that Punjab remains his priority Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Saturday cautioned people not to vote for "wrong people" in the next state election.

Minor girl gang-raped in Punjab, 5 youths booked

A 17-year-old girl has allegedly been raped by five youths in a car here in the district, police said on Saturday.

In 2017 polls it will be Cong vs AAP in Punjab: Amarinder

Amarinder Singh on Friday said that the 2017 Assembly elections may turn out to be a contest between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party with the Akali Dal and BJP remaining on the "fringes" only.

Panjab University puts students under confusion
Panjab University puts students under confusion

Panjab University (PU) Chandigarh, which is among the leading educational institution in the country, has put the students of a particular course under confusion. The publicity department of the university made an error about results of particular programme, which put the students in quandary.

Amarinder, Congress MLAs hold dharna in front of CM's residence

Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh along with his some party legislators today held a sit-in in front of the official residence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here on issues concerning farmers, especially sugarcane growers.

Security tightened in Punjab and Haryana HC complex after threat

Security around the Punjab and Haryana High Court complex was on Wednesday placed on high alert following an anonymous letter which threatened that blasts would take place there on August 21.

Punjab deserves special package the most: Badal

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 1.25 lakh crore for poll-bound Bihar, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday said Punjab deserves the special economic package most in the country.

Over 45 pilgrims rescued after bus falls in Punjab canal

Over 45 pilgrims returning from the Hindu shrine of Vaishno Devi were rescued after the bus they were travelling in fell into an irrigation canal near Punjab's Madhopur town, police said on Monday.

Punjab Minister unfurls upside-down flag, two cops suspended

 In a faux pas, Punjab Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majitiha on Saturday unfurled the national flag which was upside down during an Independence Day function here and it was only corrected as the event was about the conclude.

End "discrimination" meted to Punjab: Badal appeals to PM Modi

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the "unending saga of discrimination and sheer injustice" allegedly meted out to Punjab by successive Governments at Centre after country's Independence.

Badal asks PM Modi to bail out Punjab farmers facing hardship

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday appealed to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help bail out the farmers of the state who have been facing hardship.

Akali Dal leader found dead in canal in Sangrur

 The body of missing SAD leader Jagjit Singh Bhaini has been found in the Bhakra Canal near Khanauri in Sangrur district, police said today.

Punjab mulls to restart evaluation of V & VIII class students

 The Punjab education department has proposed to restart evaluation of students in V and VIII class from the current academic year, state Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema said here.

Punjab seeks more BSF personnel along Pakistan border

Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) The Punjab government on Thursday sought more Border Security Force (BSF) troopers along the state's 553-km long border with Pakistan.

Girl immolates self after being harassed, dies at Chandigarh hospital

A 16-year-old Dalit girl who immolated herself in Punjab died after succumbing to 70 percent burns at Chandigarh's Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research on Tuesday morning.

Stalked and harassed, teenage girl immolates self, dies in Punjab

A teenage girl on Tuesday succumbed to the burn injuries here, a few days after she set herself afire alleging stalking and harassment by some youths.

Burail jailbreak: Two Babbar Khalsa terrorists convicted, 14 acquitted

A trial court here on Tuesday convicted two Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorists but acquitted 14 others in the sensational Burail jailbreak case of January 2004.

Alert in Punjab areas after water release from Bhakra, Pong

An alert has been sounded to people living in areas along the Sutlej and Beas rivers in various districts of Punjab after the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) released water from the Bhakra and Pong dams on Monday.

Punjab campaign to unite missing children with their parents

 Ninety children separated from their parents have been reunited by Punjab Government as part of its special campaign to unite missing children with their respective families.

Punjab: Bajwa seeks CBI probe on BJP leaders in drug smuggling charges

Exhorting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to listen to Punjab's 'Mann Ki Baat', state Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday demanded CBI investigation against senior BJP leaders who were allegedly 'involved' in drug smuggling.

Rainfall in parts of Punjab, Haryana

Light to moderate rains occurred in various parts of Punjab and Haryana on Friday, providing relief to people from hot and humid weather conditions.