Punjab News

Moga molestation case: Orbit bus company has long record of breaking law
Moga molestation case: Orbit bus company has long record of breaking law

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's Orbit Aviation transport company, which grabbed headlines recently after a 13-year-old girl was molested and thrown out of a moving bus owned by the firm, has been in news in the past as well for wrong reasons.

LIVE: Opposition raises Moga molestation case in Parliament, demands case against Punjab CM
LIVE: Opposition raises Moga molestation case in Parliament, demands case against Punjab CM

Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Tuesday moved an adjournment motion in the Parliament to discuss the "collapse of law and order situation" in Punjab and demanded President's Rule in the state in reference to the recent Moga molestation case. Singh will also seek appointment with President Pranab Mukherjee to demand imposition of President's Rule in Punjab.

Moga molestation case: Amarinder to move adjournment motion in LS

Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh will move an adjournment motion in the Parliament on Tuesday to discuss the "collapse of law and order situation" in Punjab and demand President's rule in the state.

Moga molestation case: Badal forms panel for women safety in public transport

The Punjab government on Monday constituted a five-member panel to suggest steps to ensure safety of women passengers in the view of Moga molestation case that embarrassed it and put spotlight on women's safety in public transport.

AIDWA demands Rs 1 crore compensation for Moga victim's family

 The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) demanded on Monday a minimum of Rs.1 crore compensation for the family of the 13-year-old who died after she was molested and pushed out of a bus in Punjab.

Khanna incident: DCW demands Punjab CM's resignation

Expressing grave concern over the second molestation case in Punjab within a week, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Barkha Shukla Singh on Monday said Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal should resign if his government is not able to protect women in the state.

After Moga, another case of molestation aboard private bus in Khanna; two arrested

The Punjab Police has arrested two people over charges of molesting a 30-year-old woman aboard a moving private bus in Khanna.

Moga molestation case: Punjab and Haryana HC bench recuses from hearing
Moga molestation case: Punjab and Haryana HC bench recuses from hearing

A Punjab and Haryana High Court bench on Monday recused itself from hearing the Moga incident in which a minor girl was allegedly molested and pushed out of a moving bus causing her fatal injuries.

Moga molestation: Punjab CM meets victim's family

Four days after a teenaged girl was molested and pushed out of a moving bus resulting in her death, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal finally arrived here on Sunday and met the victim`s family.

Sukhbir Badal's company to pay Rs 24 lakh to Moga victim

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's Orbit Aviation transport company will pay the Rs 24 lakh compensation announced by the state government for the family of the 13-year-old girl who was molested and thrown out of a moving bus near Moga town.

Moga case: Centre will act after getting report from state

The Centre will take necessary steps after it receives the state government's report on the Moga incident involving molestation of a girl and pushing her to death from a moving bus belonging to a company owned by the state's ruling Badal family.

Resign or wind up all businesses: Congress to Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal

Citing conflict of interest, Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday said Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal should either resign or shut down his transport and other businesses, days after death of a girl after being shoved off from a bus owned by the ruling family.

AAP demands President to dismiss Punjab govt over Moga incident

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has submitted a petition to the President demanding the dismissal of the Parkash Singh Badal-led government in Punjab over the Moga molestation incident.

Parkash Singh Badal terms Moga incident as intolerable, painful

Under attack, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday described as "intolerable" and "painful" the incident in Moga involving molestation of a gil and pushing her to death from a moving bus belonging to a company owned by his family.

Moga molestation case: Victim's body cremated after post-mortem, father accepts compensation
Moga molestation case: Victim's body cremated after post-mortem, father accepts compensation

The 13-year-old girl who died after she was allegedly molested and pushed out of a bus owned by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's transport company was cremated on Sunday evening at her native village in Punjab. 

Moga molestation incident: Victim's family continues sit-in against Badals

The family of a teenaged girl, who was molested and pushed to death from a moving bus here, continued to stage a sit-in along with local politicians to press for filing of a case against Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, who co-owns the Orbit bus service, leading to a deadlock that has delayed her cremation.

Moga molestation case: Punjab HC take suo motu cognizance, hearing on Monday
Moga molestation case: Punjab HC take suo motu cognizance, hearing on Monday

Punjab High Court has taken suo moto cognizance of the incident in Moga in which a teenaged girl died after being molested and thrown off a moving bus, as per news reports on Sunday.

Jalandhar cop thrashed after objecting to eve-teasing of daughter

A GRP head constable was allegedly thrashed by a group of youths here after he objected to their eve-teasing of his daughter, police said.

Moga incident: Women body demands FIR against bus firm owners

Expressing grief over death of a teenage girl after being molested and thrown off a moving bus belonging to the ruling Badal family in Punjab, a women's body on Saturday demanded lodging an FIR against owners of the transport firm that owned the vehicle in which the incident took place.

Moga incident: AAP, Congress mount pressure on Badal govt

In a bid to exert pressure on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) alliance government in Punjab over the Moga incident, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress held vociferous protests in different parts of the state on Saturday.

Moga incident: SC Commission chairman visits hospital

National Commission for Scheduled Castes Chairman PL Punia on Saturday visited the civil hospital where the mother of the teenage girl, who was molested and thrown off a moving bus belonging to the ruling Badal family, is recuperating.

Moga victim's family says no to last rites unless Badals are booked

Three days after a teenage girl was molested and pushed to her death from a moving bus in Punjab's Moga district, her relatives have refused to perform her final rites till the time the proprietors of the company that owned the vehicle are booked.

Moga incident fallout: Badal orders Orbit buses to go off the roads
Moga incident fallout: Badal orders Orbit buses to go off the roads

Amid wide-spread protests over the molestation and death of a teenaged Dalit girl in Moga, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday ordered Orbit buses to go off the road with immediate effect.

BJP has long way ahead: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday said his party had a long way ahead and urged party workers to be prepared for the challenge.

Badals lack courage to meet Moga victim's family: Congress

 As protests increased over the death of a Dalit girl after being pushed out of a moving bus owned by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal`s transport company, state Congress chief Pratap Singh Bajwa on Saturday said Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his family members lacked the moral courage to even go and meet the victim`s family.

Moga bus victim's father seeks security cover, fears for life
Moga bus victim's father seeks security cover, fears for life

 The father of the teenaged girl, who was killed after being molested and thrown off a moving bus owned by Punjab's ruling Badal family, on Saturday claimed threat to his life and that of his family and sought security cover.

AAP protests, burn effigies of CM, son over Moga bus case

 AAP activists today took out a march and burnt effigies of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son protesting against the death of a teenage girl who was molested and thrown off a moving bus belonging to his family.

Moga bus molestation: Punjab Minister Rakhra calls victim's death 'God's will', sparks controversy
Moga bus molestation: Punjab Minister Rakhra calls victim's death 'God's will', sparks controversy

Days after a 13-year-old girl died after being molested and thrown off a moving bus, Punjab Education Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra has triggered a controversy after he said that the death of the victim was God's will.

Moga bus molestation: Badal says will punish culprits, victim's family wants FIR against him
Moga bus molestation: Badal says will punish culprits, victim's family wants FIR against him

Expressing deep shock over the Moga bus molestation incident that resulted in the death of a girl, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has said that he was “personally anguished” more because of the bus in which it happened, reports said Saturday.

Moga molestation: Bajwa seeks resignation of Harsimrat Badal

Punjab Congress on Friday demanded resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal for what it said "resorting to white lie" by denying any knowledge about the ownership of the transport firm whose staff was involved in the molestation of a young girl and her death.