Punjab News

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.

Indian-origin UK hotelier feared kidnapped in India

The UK Foreign Office is looking into the mysterious disappearance of a British-Indian hotelier who went missing while on a business trip to Punjab.

US envoy visits ancestral home in Jalandhar

US Ambassador to India Richard Rahul Verma Thursday paid an emotional visit to his maternal grandmother's house here and met the current owners residing in the building.

US envoy visits Golden Temple

US ambassador Richard Verma offered prayers at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday.

Punjab Congress leaders to meet President today seeking central rule
Punjab Congress leaders to meet President today seeking central rule

Top leaders of Punjab Congress will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday, demanding central rule in the state over allegedly deteriorating law and order and a CBI probe against the present dispensation.

Attari station renamed as "Attari Sham Singh" railway station

Punjab government on Tuesday said it has renamed Attari railway station in Amritsar as "Attari Sham Singh" railway station in a tribute to the great Sikh General.

Hot weather prevails in Punjab, Haryana

Hot weather conditions today prevailed in Punjab and Haryana, even as maximum temperatures hovered around normal level at most places in both the states.

Road to Golden Temple would be world's best: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Aiming to develop Amritsar as a smart city, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Tuesday the 500 metre stretch of road from Chowk Phuwara to Golden Temple would be developed as "world's best street".

Several Punjab govt employees found absent from duties

Several government employees, including some senior officers, were today found absent from duty during a surprise inspection of various offices here.

Moga case: HC notice to Punjab Dy CM Sukhbir Badal, Harsimrat Kaur, CBI
Moga case: HC notice to Punjab Dy CM Sukhbir Badal, Harsimrat Kaur, CBI

Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday issued notices to Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, his wife and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and the CBI on a plea seeking CBI inquiry into the Moga molestation case.

Two undertrials commit suicide in Punjab jail

Two undertrials on Tuesday allegedly committed suicide by hanging themselves inside the modern jail here.

Two teenage boys drown in river in Punjab

Two teenage boys drowned while taking a bath in Jalalia river near here, police said Tuesday.

Man arrested for killing six-month-old daughter in Punjab

A man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly killing his six-month-old daughter by throwing her into a canal at Dunia Sandhu village here, police said.

Two killed in road accident in Moga

 Two youths were killed when the bike they were riding on collided head on with a car coming from opposite direction near Hakima village here, police said today.

Nigerian among seven arrested in Punjab with heroin

 Seven people, including a New Delhi-based Nigerian, were arrested while smuggling five kg of heroin, cash and foreign currency, police in Punjab`s Jalandhar said on Saturday.

70-ft high 'Khanda' to be installed at Sri Anandpur Sahib

 Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday gave its nod for the installation of a 70-feet high stainless steel 'Khanda', a double-edged sword regarded as a symbol for Sikhs, at Sri Anandpur Sahib on the 350th anniversary of the city's foundation.

BSF passing out parade: 189 jawans take oath to serve nation

 A total 189 jawans, including 43 women, today took oath to serve the nation after the passing out parade during their convocation ceremony at the Hoshiarpur-based training centre of the Border Security Force near here.

Private bus owners go on strike in Punjab

Private bus operators in Punjab on Saturday went on a strike to protest against the "haste" shown by police in registering cases against drivers and conductors without proper investigation.

Fire breaks out in hosiery factory in Ludhiana

A massive fire broke out at a hosiery factory in Ludhiana on Friday night.

Go to your old age home, Congress tells Badal

 With another case of alleged harassment of two teenaged Dalit girls by staff of a private bus owned by a ruling Akali Dal leader in Punjab`s Muktsar district, the opposition Congress slammed the state government for the law and order breakdown and suggested that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal should go to his "old age home".

Punjab to raise issue of artefacts: Badal

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday reiterated that the Punjab government would raise with the Centre the issue of retrieving rare books and other artefacts taken by the Indian Army from Sikh Reference Library, Amritsar, during the Operation Blue Star.

Three girls harassed on Punjab buses in separate incidents

Even as the blame-game over the death of a girl after being pushed from a moving bus, continues, at least two other cases of alleged harassment of girls, including one in a vehicle allegedly belonging to an Akali leader, have come to light.

Centre is making efforts to locate Punjabis in Iraq: Badal

The Punjab government on Friday said that the Centre was making all efforts to locate the whereabouts 39 Indian youths who had been held hostage for nearly a year by the ISIS militants in Iraq.

SAD terms YAD as backbone of party

Terming Youth Akali Dal (YAD) as the "backbone" of SAD, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday said that the party's youth wing should play a proactive role in weeding out various social maladies from the society.

Minor girls harassed onboard bus owned by Akali leader in Punjab's Muktsar
Minor girls harassed onboard bus owned by Akali leader in Punjab's Muktsar

Nearly a fortnight after a 13-year-old girl was harassed and thrown out of a bus in Moga, yet another shocking incident of alleged molestation of two teenage girls has been reported in the Muktsar district of Punjab on Friday.