Punjab News

Bomb hoax call at Ambala Cantt Railway station
Bomb hoax call at Ambala Cantt Railway station

A phone call in the wee hours on Wednesday about bombs allegedly planted at Ambala Cantt Railway station here sent security agencies into a tizzy, who later found it was a hoax.

Were temples, college on Gurdaspur terrorists' radar?
Were temples, college on Gurdaspur terrorists' radar?

Were temples and colleges on the radar of terrorists who struck Gurdaspur in Punjab on Monday last week?

Bodies of Gurdaspur attack terrorists buried

Bodies of three terrorists, who had stormed a police station at Dinanagar here on July 27 and were gunned down during a day-long operation, were buried on Tuesday, police said.

Punjab CM Badal, Congress leaders condole death of Chaudhary Jagjit Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of senior Congress leader and former Punjab Minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, who passed away at Jalandhar today.

Punjab: Hindu outfit's state chief shot dead by guard

 The Punjab unit president of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti was shot dead allegedly by his security guard at his residence in Sirhind town of the district, police said on Tuesday.

Over 160 Indian fishermen released by Pak reach India

Over 160 Indian fishermen, including three minors, who were released by Pakistan as a goodwill gesture over the weekend have crossed over to India.

Senior Cong leader Chaudhary Jagjit Singh passes away

Senior Congress leader and former Punjab minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh died of a heart attack this morning at a hospital here.

Punjab: Man sentenced to 10 yrs jail for possession of narcotic drug

A man has been sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for illegal possession of a narcotic drug.

Punjab Cabinet condemns Gurdaspur terror attack

Punjab Cabinet on Monday strongly condemned the terror attack at Dinanagar by three terrorists on July 27 and praised Punjab police, including four policemen who were killed, for their counter-insurgency efforts.

Rains lash several parts of Punjab, Haryana: IMD

 Rains lashed many parts of Punjab and Haryana for the second consecutive day on Sunday, a MeT department official said.

Rains lash parts of Punjab, Haryana; relief to people from sultry weather conditions

Rains on Saturday lashed parts of Punjab and some places of neighbouring Haryana providing relief to the people from sultry weather conditions that had prevailed in the two states.

Gurdaspur attack: Postmortem conducted on bodies of terrorists

Postmortem examinations were on Friday being conducted at the civil hospital here on the bodies of the three terrorists, who had stormed a police station in Gurdaspur and were gunned down by Punjab Police personnel during a day-long operation.

Wife of 'Salman Khan' held at Jalandhar for travelling without passport, visa
Wife of 'Salman Khan' held at Jalandhar for travelling without passport, visa

The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Thursday arrested a Pakistani woman who was travelling in the Samjhauta Express without passport and visa.

Gurdaspur attack: ISI trained terrorists at Thailand-Myanmar border for 10 days
Gurdaspur attack: ISI trained terrorists at Thailand-Myanmar border for 10 days

Pakistan's intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, trained the terrorists who attacked Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur district in Punjab on Monday.

Police job for slain Punjab Police officer's son

Recognizing the bravery of Superintendent of Police Baljit Singh, who sacrificed his life in the Dinanagar terror attack, the Punjab government announced on Thursday that the officer's son would be appointed as a deputy superintendent of police.

Sonia must clarify why Congress didn't allow discussion on Gurdaspur attack, says Arun Jaitley
Sonia must clarify why Congress didn't allow discussion on Gurdaspur attack, says Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hit out at the Congress for not allowing a discussion in Parliament on the Gurdaspur terror attack issue.

Suspicious object found at bus stop in Punjab's Gurdaspur district
Suspicious object found at bus stop in Punjab's Gurdaspur district

Days after a terrorist attack in Dinanagar town stunned Punjab, a suspicious object was on Thursday found at a bus stop in Gurdaspur district.

Sex racket busted in Pathankot, 4 arrested

Police have arrested four persons, including a woman and two young girls, from a house here for their alleged involvement in a sex trade racket.

Punjab terror attack: Dinanagar incident should be investigated thoroughly, says Cong

Condemning the terror attack in Dina Nagar on Moday in which seven people died and three militants were eliminated, AICC General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed on Wednesday expressed the apprehension about the increase in terrorist activity from across the border.

Punjab postpones state-level function in wake of mourning

In wake of the seven-day state mourning observed nation-wide in honour of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, Punjab Government on Wednesday postponed its annual state-level function to mark the martyrdom day of Shaheed Udham Singh.

Punjab terror attack: Martyr Baljit Singh cremated with full honours

 Punjab Police officer Baljit Singh, who was killed fighting terrorists in Dinanagar, was cremated with full state honours here on Wednesday, with people from all walks of life bidding him a tearful adieu.

Gurdaspur terror attack: Pakistan must walk the talk, says BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Wednesday said that Pakistan must "walk the talk" on the issue of counter-terrorism, and maintained that investigation done so far with regard to the `heinous` Gurdaspur terror attack points towards Pakistan`s involvement.

Gurdaspur terror strike clearly highlights Pakistan's evil intentions: Chacko

Congress leader PC Chacko on Wednesday said that the Gurdaspur terror attack clearly highlights Pakistan`s evil intentions, and intentions of Pakistan, and added that the nation is one of its stiff challenges in countering it.

Gurdaspur terror attack: Punjab CM meets slain police officer's family

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday met the family of police officer Baljit Singh who died fighting terrorists -- and also praised the Punjab Police.

GPS data reveals Gurdaspur attackers' link to Pakistan, had three targets
GPS data reveals Gurdaspur attackers' link to Pakistan, had three targets

The three heavily armed terrorists, who unleashed terror and killed several people in Punjab’s Gurdaspur on Monday, may have sneaked into India from Pakistan after crossing the Ravi river and had two more targets marked, the data obtained from their GPS devices has revealed.

BSF DG to visit Gurdaspur, Indo-Pak border on Wednesday

BSF Director General DK Pathak will visit border area of Punjab's Gurdaspur district along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan on Wednesday and review the security setup there in the wake of the terrorist attack there.

Bajwa bats for equipping Punjab police with modern weapons

 Lauding the police action in the Gurdaspur terror attack, Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa today stressed the need to equip the state police with modern weaponry to deal with such situations.

Gurdaspur terror attack: Slain SP's family demands jobs, Badal to meet families

The family of Superintendent of Police Baljit Singh, who died in the terror attack in Gurdaspur in Punjab, on Tuesday demanded government jobs for his three children.

Punjab and Haryana Governor condoles Dr Kalam's death

Punjab and Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Tuesday expressed deepest condolence over the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Gurdaspur terrorists also planned to attack civil lines

The three terrorists, who struck at several places in Punjab's Gurdaspur yesterday, had plans to attack the civil lines area in the district headquarter town besides Dina Nagar police station, investigators said on Tuesday.