Punjab News

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.

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.