Punjab News

PM Modi to preside over Sri Anandpur Sahib celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the celebrations to commemorate the 350th foundation day of Sri Anandpur Sahib town in Punjab on June 19, an official statement said on Friday.

Notice to Punjab over illegal buildings near Golden Temple

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday issued notice to the state and the civic body of the Sikh holy city of Amritsar on a plea to initiate contempt proceedings against them for not taking any action against the illegal constructions around the Golden Temple.

Keep original documents while plying buses: Punjab Transport Commissioner

Punjab Transport department today asked bus owners or drivers to carry original documents while plying in the state,otherwise vehicle will be impounded.

Five of a family killed in accident in Muktsar

Five persons including two children of a family were killed while two sustained serious injuries when their car dashed against a roadside tree near Malout, police said here Friday.

Badal forms committee to resolve cases of Sikh prisoners

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday constituted a high-level committee to ensure timely resolution of pending matters related to Sikh prisoners within the ambit of existing rules and regulations.

Punjab sets up task force on eradicating poverty

The Punjab government on Thursday constituted a task force to work on eradicating poverty in consonance with the initiatives being taken by the NITI Aayog, an official said here.

Kirron Kher dismisses reports that she is unavailable to public

Actor-turned-BJP MP Kirron Kher on Thursday dismissed as "baseless" reports that most of her time was consumed in shooting for films and reality shows, asserting that she was very much available to the people of this Union Territory.

No respite as heat wave continues to sweep Haryana and Punjab

 There is no respite in sight for the people of Haryana and Punjab as heat wave continues to sweep both the states.

Punjab: Mutilated carcass of calf found near Durgiana temple

A mutilated carcass of a calf was found close to the famous Durgiana temple here on Wednesday, police said.

Undertrial commits suicide in Kapurthala jail

 In less than ten days, another undertrial on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in the modern jail here this afternoon.

Punjab seeks restoration of Maryada in gurdwaras in Sikkim

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday sought the intervention of his Sikkim counterpart Pawan Kumar Chamling for immediate restoration of Maryada (Sikh religious code of conduct) in historical gurdwaras in the north eastern state.

Car catches fire in Chandigarh

 A car on Wednesday caught fire here, however, no one was injured in the incident, Chandigarh Fire and Emergency Services official said.

Moga molestation: High court questions government on relief

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday asked the Punjab government to furnish the details of the policy under which compensation and a government job to a family member of the victim of the recent Moga molestation incident were announced.

Heat wave continues to sweep Haryana and Punjab, Hisar records 44 degrees C

The heat wave conditions continued to sweep Haryana and Punjab, with maximum temperatures on Wednesday again hovering between 41-44 degrees Celsius at most places.

Punjab village opens own mall to beat inflation

Aimed at battling inflation and sub-standard quality of essential goods in the market, a group of enterprising villagers has opened a 'mall' here, selling a wide range of products at attractive discounts.

Married woman raped by two in Punjab

A 38-year-old married woman was allegedly drugged and raped by two persons after she took lift from one of the accused in Bhinder Kalan village, police said on Wednesday.

No going back on land bill, open to changes: Gehlot

Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Wednesday ruled out going back on the land bill but said the government was open to incorporating changes in it.

Punjab to provide career guidance to Class X and XII students

Punjab Education Department will now provide professional guidance to students from Class 10th to Class 12th and help them choose the right career according to their aptitude.

Heat wave sweeps Punjab, Haryana; Karnal bakes at 44 degrees C

Heat wave conditions continued to sweep swathes of Punjab and Haryana giving no respite to people as the maximum temperatures on Tuesday again crossed few notches above normal at most places.

Teacher molested by van driver in Moga

A 23-year-old teacher was allegedly molested by driver of a school van after taking the vehicle to an isolated area near here, police said on Tuesday.

Heatwave sweeps Haryana and Punjab; Hisar hottest at 44.8 deg C

The blistering heat wave continued to sweep across Haryana and Punjab on Monday, with Hisar sizzling at 44.8 degrees Celsius.

Video showing drunk cop thrashed by youths goes viral

A video clip showing a drunk unidentified policeman being thrashed by a group of four youths has gone viral on the social media.

Karnal hottest at 44.5 deg C as heatwave sweeps Haryana, Punjab

No respite was experienced on Sunday from the blistering heatwave sweeping Haryana and Punjab as Karnal sizzled at 44.5 degrees Celsius.

Bajwa should rechristen his 'padyatra' as 'paschataap yatra': Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday slammed state Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa for organising a 'padyatra' against the state government, stating that he should "apologise to the people for his party's sins".

Minor boy sodomised in Punjab; one arrested

A seven-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised by two teenagers in Gurdaspur district following which one of them has been arrested, police said on Saturday.

Ram Temple will be completed during this govt's tenure: Sadhvi Prachi

Construction work for Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya would start "soon" and be "completed during this tenure" of the present NDA government, controversial VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi said late Friday.

No school admission without proper birth certificate: Punjab and Haryana HC

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it mandatory for all government, public and private schools to admit only children with proper birth certificates.

US ambassador Verma walks down memory lane in Punjab

It was a trip down memory lane for US Ambassador Richard R. Verma, whose visit to his maternal grandmother's house in Punjab turned emotional on Thursday.

Blistering heat sweeps Haryana, Punjab; Hisar hottest at 44.5 C

Haryana and Punjab were on Thursday swept by blistering heat, with temperature soaring past 44 degrees Celsius at Hisar.

Delhi, 3 other states decide to work on uniform tax rates

In a major step, Delhi and its neighbouring states Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh on Thursday agreed to move towards uniformity in tax rates and develop a common market to boost trade.