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Sucha Singh Chottepur finally resigns from AAP

Putting all speculation to rest, ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Sucha Singh Chottepur finally resigned from the party on Friday.

BSF suspends Retreat ceremony at Attari till October 2

Amid rising tension between India and Pakistan, the BSF has suspended the Retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border checkpost till October 2, officials said on Friday.

Despite suffering losses, they back Army's surgical strikes across LoC - Read Punjab villagers' story here

Punjab shares a 553-km border with Pakistan and it has six districts which lie close to International Border.

Indian Army, IAF on high alert in Punjab

Air Force fighter jets carried out sorties over some parts of Punjab as a preventive measure.
 

Surgical strikes: Panic, silence, mismanagement in Punjab border villages

Anxious villagers on Friday continued to move out of their villages in Punjab which shares the International Border (IB) with Pakistan as panic gripped the area regarding a possible strike by Islamabad in the wake of the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LoC).

Punjab on maximum alert, villages near Pakistan border are being evacuated; additional BSF troops move in
Punjab on maximum alert, villages near Pakistan border are being evacuated; additional BSF troops move in

These developments of evacuations and troop movements are extremely important because of surgical strikes. 

Search operation in Pathankot called off, nothing suspicious found

The search operation in Pathankot in the wake of inputs about suspicious movement of armed men in army fatigues in this border district of Punjab which had witnessed a terror attack on IAF base in January was called off on Wednesday after two days.

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal meets families of war martyrs

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the demand of war widows for allotment of land, as per government's policy, or compensation in lieu thereof would be met.

Pathankot on red alert; search continues for armed men seen by locals
Pathankot on red alert; search continues for armed men seen by locals

Security agencies carried out a night-long search operation in Pathankot district of Punjab to look for some armed men seen by local residents, police said on Wednesday.

AAP says Navjot Singh Sidhu-led Awaaz-e-Punjab 'bargaining', Congress more welcoming
AAP says Navjot Singh Sidhu-led Awaaz-e-Punjab 'bargaining', Congress more welcoming

A day after Awaaz-e-Punjab said it would look at a political tie-up to contest elections in Punjab, AAP said the Navjot Singh Sidhu-led front seemed to be "bargaining for the best deal", while Congress said it would welcome them if their agendas match.

SHOCKING! 100-year-old woman murdered in Punjab; family alleges she was raped
SHOCKING! 100-year-old woman murdered in Punjab; family alleges she was raped

The victim's family suspect the hand of drug addicts in the heinous incident.

Refrain from pushing both countries to war, Badal tells Pakistan

Pointing out that the people in east and west Punjab (in India and Pakistan respectively) would be the worst sufferers, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday called upon the Pakistani leadership to refrain from pushing the two countries to war.

Land dispute turns ugly, AAP worker shot dead by Akali leader in Punjab

Chandigarh: An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker was shot dead on Sunday by a local Akali Dal leader over a property dispute in Moga district of Punjab. 

Tension grips Jalandhar as torn pages of Guru Granth Sahib, Bhagavad Gita found in canal
Tension grips Jalandhar as torn pages of Guru Granth Sahib, Bhagavad Gita found in canal

A protest has been launched by Sikh Talmel Committee and some Hindu organisations at Kapurthala chowk in Jalandhar after several torn pages of Guru Granth Sahib andBhagavad Gita were found in canal.

Arvind Kejriwal shown black flags again after landing in Amritsar
Arvind Kejriwal shown black flags again after landing in Amritsar

Heckled by BJP and Congress workers during his last visit to Punjab by train, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday chose to come by a plane but was again shown black flags by Congress women workers as his convoy came out of the airport here.

Shiromani Akali Dal leader Paramjit Singh, son arrested for assaulting nurse
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Paramjit Singh, son arrested for assaulting nurse

The Punjab Police on Thursday arrested Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Paramjit Singh and his son, who assaulted a nurse at a hospital in Moga.

HC rejects Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh's anticipatory bail plea

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today rejected the anticipatory bail application of former Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh, who was in the news during the January terror attack at Pathankot air base.

Shame! Akali Dal politician, son assault pregnant nurse in hospital – Watch
Shame! Akali Dal politician, son assault pregnant nurse in hospital – Watch

The altercation between the two sides broke out when Paramjeet Singh and his son Gurjeet Singh were asked to wait.

Akali sarpanch's husband, son booked for assaulting nurse in Moga

A case has been registered against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) sarpanch Daljit Kaur`s husband and son for assaulting a nurse in Moga.

SHAMEFUL! Shiromani Akali Dal leader, son assault pregnant nurse in Punjab's Moga – Watch
SHAMEFUL! Shiromani Akali Dal leader, son assault pregnant nurse in Punjab's Moga – Watch

According to reports, the altercation between the two sides broke out when Paramjeet Singh and his son Gurjeet Singh were asked to wait at a hospital in Moga.

Punjab RSS leader, shot at thrice, dies

Senior Punjab RSS leader Brigadier (retd) Jagdish Gagneja, shot thrice by two men in Jalandhar last month, succumbed to his injuries at a Ludhiana hospital on Thursday, his family said.

Punjab RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja loses battle for life, days after being shot at in Jalandhar
Punjab RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja loses battle for life, days after being shot at in Jalandhar

Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh leader Brigadier (Retd) Jagdish Gagneja was shot thrice in the abdomen from a close range by two young men in Jalandhar on August 6.

SAD, Congress take dig at Sidhu, say he ran away from fight

The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab and opposition Congress on Wednesday took a dig at Navjot Singh Sidhu for his decision of not floating a party to contest the Assembly polls, saying he has run away from the fight.

Punjab DGP reviews security situation in border districts

Punjab DGP (Law and Order) Hardip Singh Dhillon on Wednesday reviewed security situation in the border districts of Pathankot, Gurdaspur and Amritsar in the backdrop of the Uri terror attack.

AAP ditched people of Delhi: Sukhbir Badal

Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on Wednesday slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for ditching its responsibility towards people of Delhi.

With eye on Punjab polls, AAP demands Race Course Road be named after Sri Guru Gobind Singh
With eye on Punjab polls, AAP demands Race Course Road be named after Sri Guru Gobind Singh

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party's move is seen as a ploy to attract votes ahead of the upcoming Assembly Elections in Punjab.

Punjab, Haryana again receive scanty rains this year

Punjab and Haryana, the grain bowl states of the country, received scanty monsoon rains this year for the second consecutive year, with deficit standing at 25 per cent each between June and September.

Unclaimed bag creates panic in Pathankot

Panic gripped Pathankot town in Punjab after an unclaimed suitcase was spotted by some passersby close to the boundary of an army unit at Simbal Chowk here. After being informed, police swung into action and rushed the spot, and called a bomb disposal squad.

School bus falls into canal in Punjab, seven children killed; compensation of Rs 11 lakh announced

Seven students were killed and 15 others were left injured after a school bus fell into a canal near Amritsar on Tuesday afternoon.