Punjab News

Rail traffic remains affected in Punjab

Rail traffic in Punjab remained disrupted for the second consecutive day today as members of factions of Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) continued their protest at Mansa, Barnala and Amritsar by squatting on tracks protesting "tardy" wheat procurement and value cut imposed by the Centre.

Rahul Gandhi travels by train to Punjab to meet farmers
Rahul Gandhi travels by train to Punjab to meet farmers

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is travelling to Punjab on Tuesday by train to meet farmers affected by unseasonal rains.

Amarinder raps Badal for raising Nanded Takht issue

Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Monday lashed out at Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for raising the Sikh community issues for "personal interests."

Control room set up in Punjab for residents stranded in Nepal

Punjab government has set up a special control room at Punjab Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh for helping the people from state affected by earthquake in Nepal.

Badal receives pilgrims from Punjab coming from Nepal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday received a group of nearly 35 pilgrims from Mansa and Amritsar districts, who returned from earthquake-hit Kathmandu at Punjab Bhawan here on Sunday night.

'Congress will put up united fight in next Assembly polls in Punjab'

Leader of Opposition in Punjab assembly Sunil Kumar Jakhar on Sunday said Congress leaders will resolve their difference of opinion on certain issues and put up an "united fight" in the next assembly elections.

No headway in missing case of 4-member Sikh family in Pakistan

Pakistani authorities have so far failed to make any headway in the mysterious disappearance of a four-member Sikh family from India who went missing during their trip to the country to celebrate Baisakhi.

Manish Tewari praises Haryana govt, slams Punjab

Haryana's BJP government on Sunday had an unlikely admirer in senior Congress leader Manish Tewari as he praised it for giving relief to rain-hit farmers but attacked the Punjab government for its alleged failure in "providing" relief to farmers.

Nepal earthquake: Tremors felt in Punjab, Haryana

 Tremors were felt in Punjab, Haryana and in the capital city of Chandigarh following the 7.9 Richter Scale earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday.

Caught on camera: Car crushes three-year-old girl to death in Ludhiana
Caught on camera: Car crushes three-year-old girl to death in Ludhiana

In a cruel and heart-wrenching incident, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl, Damul, was crushed to death by a car due to the driver's negligence outside their house in Kitchlu Nagar here.

Indian family goes missing in Pakistan

Pakistani authorities are trying to trace an Indian family, including two minor children, which went missing in Pakistan earlier this month. The government of India has taken up the matter with Pakistan, Punjab Police sources said on Friday.

Punjab's first postal ATM inaugurated

The first postal ATM in Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh was opened at General Post Office (GPO) here on Friday.

First Gorkha Rifles marks 200 years of service

With officers and other ranks from India and Nepal in attendance, the First Gurkha Rifles (1/1 GR) on Friday marked its 200 years of military service here.

AAP infighting trips further growth in Punjab

The convulsions in the AAP have split the party's leadership in Punjab, the only state outside of Delhi where it has made a mark in electoral politics.

Suicide by farmer in Delhi is 'unfortunate': Badal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday described the suicide by a farmer at an AAP rally in Delhi as "unfortunate and shocking".

Sukhbir Badal asks govt officials to be punctual at work

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday directed all senior civil and administration officials to observe punctuality in office and resolve maximum public issues on the spot.

Five persons sentenced in suicide case in Punjab

 A court here has sentenced five persons to five years in jail for molesting a 20-year-old woman, who later committed suicide.

Son of Akali leader found dead

The 24-year-old son of District President of Istri (women) Akali Dal was found dead in his house in Bishan Nagar area here on Tuesday night, police said.

Bhiwani sizzles at 41.8 degree Celsius as mercury soars in Punjab, Haryana

Mercury rose further at most places in Haryana and Punjab on Monday with Bhiwani sizzling at nearly 42 degrees Celsius.

Congress shedding crocodile tears over farmer issue: Parkash Singh Badal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday held Congress responsible for farmers' problems and said the party was shedding crocodile tears over the peasant-issue and its rally in New Delhi was a political gimmick.

Assistant professor commits suicide in Punjab

An assistant professor in a college here allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train here, Government Railway Police said on Sunday.

Around 20K farmers from Punjab to attend Cong rally in Delhi: Partap Singh Bajwa

Around 20,000 farmers from Punjab will participate in Congress's farmers rally in Delhi tomorrow against the Centre's Land Acquisition Bill.

Woman drugged, gang-raped in Punjab

A 22-year-old woman was allegedly drugged and gang-raped by three men at Sarna village near here, police said Saturday.

Gobind Singh Longowal takes oath as MLA

Newly-elected ruling Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Gobind Singh Longowal on Friday took oath of the office here on Friday.

Heroin worth Rs 6.25 crore seized, five arrested

 Five persons were arrested and 1.25 kg of heroin worth Rs 6.25 crore in the international market was recovered from their possession here on Thursday, police said.

Rains again lash Punjab and Haryana, dash farmers' hopes

Moderate to heavy rains lashed many parts of Punjab and Haryana in past 24 hours, dashing the hopes of farmers as wet weather was likely to hamper wheat harvesting in the two agrarian states.

Punjab govt to provide free insurance cover to fish farmers

 The Punjab government would cover all fish farmers in the state under a free insurance scheme for the financial year 2015-16, an official said here on Thursday.

Punjab Govt approves body to face lift cities, reduce pollution

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday approved setting up of 'Punjab State Landscaping Authority' in a bid to beautify the cities and reduce pollution level in the state.

Stray dog menace: Chandigarh to seek help from Centre

A six-year-old girl, who was bitten by a rabid dog here has died, prompting city Mayor Poonam Sharma to seek help from the Centre before more lives are lost due to the stray dog menace.

Gang-war inside Bhatinda Jail, two inmates injured

Two inmates were injured in firing inside the Bhatinda Central Jail early on Thursday in what is suspected to be a case of gang-war.