Punjab News

Pakistani smuggler shot dead near border in Amritsar; heroin worth Rs 120 cr seized

A Pakistani smuggler, carrying 24 kg heroin, was on Saturday shot dead by the BSF near Indo-Pak border village of Ajnala in Amritsar.

CM Badal sanctions Rs 13.50 cr for projects in Hussainiwala

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today approved Rs 13.50 crore for development projects at Hussainiwala village in Ferozepur district to showcase rich legacy of martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, and other unsung heroes of national freedom struggle.

Akali Dal MLA, kin acquitted in illegal construction case

 An MLA of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab and his family members have been acquitted by a Sessions court here in an eight-year-old case of raising an unauthorised residential colony on agriculture land, less than a year after they were convicted by a lower court.

Eight killed in road mishap in Punjab

Eight persons, including two women, were today killed when the car they were travelling in collided with a truck near Machiwara, about 50 kms from here, police said.

Punjab passes resolution to ask Centre for implementation of Swaminathan Commission report

Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday passed a resolution recommending the state government to approach the Centre for implementing the recommendations of Swaminathan Commission report, which suggested 50 per cent profit over and above the input cost to farmers.

FM blames wrong policies of UPA for Punjab's 'poor' fiscal health

With the opposition slamming the SAD-BJP government for Punjab's "poor" fiscal health, Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Tuesday alleged that the wrong policies of the previous Congress-led regime at the Centre had adversely impacted the state.

Parkash Singh Badal hopes NDA govt will safeguard farmer's interests

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday expressed hope that NDA government would take care of farmers' interest while amending the contentious Land Acquisition Bill.

Congress Land Acquisition protest turns violent in Chandigarh

The march against the Land Acquisition Bill by Congress workers here on Tuesday took a violent turn after the protestors and the police clashed.

Untimely fog takes residents of Ludhiana by surprise

Residents of Ludhiana woke up to a thick cover of fog on Tuesday morning, unusual for this time of the year.

After 6 months, Pak Rangers offer sweets to BSF counterparts

After a gap of almost six months, Pakistani Rangers offered sweets to their Indian counterparts BSF at Joint Check Post Attari/Wagah border on the occasion of Pakistan National Day.

PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to martyrs, visits Golden Temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to freedom fighters and martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and visited the historic Golden Temple on a day-long visit to Punjab.

PM Modi pays tribute to martyrs: As it happened
PM Modi pays tribute to martyrs: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid homage to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at Hussainiwala, Pinjab.

Amarinder Singh rejects Modi's defence of Land Acquisition Bill

 Senior congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday rejected the defence put forward by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Land Acquisition Bill being brought by the NDA government.

CAG raps Punjab govt for utilising 'paltry' sum on drug abuse awareness

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has rapped Punjab Government for utilising "paltry" sum of the amount allotted for creating awareness about the ill effects of drug abuse in the state.

Relief to property holders in Punjab

 In a relief to property holders who have been allotted plots by government and semi-government authorities, the Punjab government on Thursday approved the registration of their conveyance deeds at rates prevalent at the time of allotment.

Shiv Sena protests against separatist Masarat Alam's release

 Shiv Sena activists in Punjab on Thursday staged a protest against the release of separatist leader Masarat Alam and criticised the Mufti Sayeed government in Jammu and Kashmir for its alleged "anti-national policies".

College girl alleges rape by acquaintance in Punjab

 A 22-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an acquaintance here, police said on Thursday.

Nobody will be allowed to disturb peace in Punjab: Parkash Singh Badal

Facing criticism for marking the death anniversaries of killers of Indira Gandhi and a former Army chief in the Nanakshahi calendar, Punjab government on Thursday said nobody will be allowed to disturb the peace and communal harmony in the state.

Badal says budget will take care of each section of society

 Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday dubbed the budget tabled in Assembly as growth oriented and pro-people.

Congress attacks Akalis over calendar commemorating Indira killers

Congress Wednesday attacked the Akali Dal-BJP government in Punjab and the SGPC in Parliament for marking the death anniversaries of the killers of Indira Gandhi and former Army chief Gen AS Vaidya in the Nanakshahi calendar, with SAD saying it had nothing to do with this.

No new taxes proposed in Punjab budget for FY16

The Punjab government today presented Budget for the 2015-16 financial year without proposing any new taxes.

Punjab Speaker disallows privilege motion against Majithia

Punjab Assembly on Monday witnessed heated arguments between members of treasury benches and the opposition after Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal disallowed a privilege motion against a minister.

Rains lash parts of Punjab and Haryana; farmers worried

Moderate to heavy rains lashed many places in Punjab and Haryana today, increasing worries of farmers whose crops had already suffered damage due to heavy spell of showers earlier this month.

Minor girl raped in Punjab's Batala

A minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth at Tattle village in the district, police said on Friday.

Punjab Assembly pays tributes to former members

 Punjab Assembly today paid tributes to a former Minister, a former MLA of joint Punjab, 12 freedom fighters and others who died since the last session.

BJP skips joint meeting with SAD, to miss Cabinet meet

Punjab BJP on Thursday skipped a combined legislative meeting with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), its ally in the state government, alleging that the latter "did not act tough" after an attack on a BJP MLA's brother.

Punjab Assembly budget session from today

The Budget Session of the Punjab Assembly will commence here on Thursday with the opposition Congress set to corner the Parkash Singh Badal-led government on various issues, including the Land Acquisition Bill.

To make Punjabis proficient in English, Badal wants British teachers

Punjab students, especially those in rural areas, could soon be dealing in the Queen`s language if Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has his way.

Punjab Assembly Budget Session from Thursday

The Budget Session of the Punjab Assembly will commence here on Thursday with the opposition Congress set to corner the Parkash Singh Badal-led government on various issues, including the Land Acquisition Bill.

Ludhiana gang-rape: Second of three accused arrested

Police here on Tuesday said the second of the three accused in the gang rape of a 21-year-old woman has been arrested.