Punjab News

Five new born babies die in Ludhiana hospital

Five new born babies died in a government hospital in Punjab's Ludhiana during delivery, leading to protests from affected families.

Rampal case fallout: HC seeks report on all deras in Punjab and Haryana
Rampal case fallout: HC seeks report on all deras in Punjab and Haryana

The Rampal case on Thursday brought under lens other religious deras running in Punjab and Haryana.

Navjot Sidhu clarifies his remarks against SAD

A day after the Shiromani Akali Dal asked BJP to "tame" its leader Navjot Singh Sidhu over his "outburst" against the ruling coalition partner, the former MP on Tuesday said his remarks were not directed at the Akalis but those who loot and plunder Punjab.

BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu takes dig at Punjab govt, SAD retaliates

A day after outspoken and gabby Navjot Singh Sidhu stirred up a hornet's nest by accusing the Punjab government of being corrupt, the ruling SAD on Monday hit back at the former BJP MP by urging his party's state unit to 'tame' him.

Govt's new education policy to focus on values: Union HRD Minister
Govt's new education policy to focus on values: Union HRD Minister

A new education policy is being framed in which emphasis will be laid on teaching students moral values as the present system is only producing degree holders, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said.

Time for Modi govt to handover Chandigarh to Punjab: Badal

Charging successive Congress-led governments at the Centre for depriving Punjab of it's capital, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said time has come for Narendra Modi-led government to make Chandigarh the capital of the state.

Prohibitory orders in Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali

Authorities have imposed prohibitory orders in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali to maintain law and order and restrict the movement of the followers of controversial self-styled godman Rampal who have been thwarting police efforts to arrest him.

Check penetration of RSS in Punjab: Bajwa to Congress workers

Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa on Saturday called upon party workers to check penetration of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh in the state.

Congress to confront RSS in rural Punjab

 Congress leaders and workers in Punjab will confront Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leaders in Punjab`s rural areas, a senior Punjab Congress leader said Saturday.

Municipal polls to be held in January: Punjab CM Badal

 Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said SAD in alliance with BJP will register victory in municipal corporation elections which will take place in January.

Nadda to lay foundation stones of 2 cancer hospitals in Punjab

Union Health Minister JP Nadda will soon lay foundation stones of two cancer hospitals at Fazilka and Hoshiarpur in Punjab and has issued instructions to expedite the proceedings so the work on these projects could start soon.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley prays at Golden Temple in Amritsar

Nikki Haley, the first Indian-American governor of a state in the US, on Saturday prayed at the Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, the holiest of all Sikh shrines.

Punjab to roll out 225 citizen-centric services by May 2015

 Punjab will set up 2,600 unified civil services centres in all villages and 137 towns in the state by May 2015 to provide 225 citizen-centric services related to various departments, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said Thursday.

Punjab govt employee held for eve-teasing in Rajdhani train

An employee of the Punjab government was on Thursday arrested for allegedly teasing two women in a Rajdhani Express train while it was passing between Kanpur and Allahabad.

4 Left parties to launch joint struggle against Punjab govt

Four left parties-CPI, CPI(M), CPM Punjab and CPI (ML) Liberation on Wednesday launched a demonstration against the Akali?BJP government in Punjab and demanded realisation of the demands of workers, peasants and the unemployed.

Dal Khalsa condemns Badal for Hindu-Sikh comment

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal`s recent statement that the alliance between the Akali Dal and the BJP was essential for Hindu-Sikh peace in the state has drawn criticism from radical Sikh group Dal Khalsa.

Police arrests Khalistan Liberation Force chief's close aide

Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a close associate of Khalistan Liberation Force (KCF) terror outfit here.

Employees with 2-year service left can be transferred in Punjab

 Employees who have only two years left in government services can now be transferred in Punjab as earlier they were getting immunity from transfer, a senior official said on Sunday.

Punjab govt to give skill development training to 1 lakh youths every year

 The Punjab government has planned to provide skill development training to one lakh youths every year to meet demand for skilled manpower from the industrial sector, state Technical Education Minister Madan Mohan Mittal said today.

Indian Sikh pilgrim dies of cardiac arrest in Pak

A 64-year-old Sikh pilgrim from India on Saturday died of cardiac arrest at a gurdwara in Rawalpindi district of Pakistan's Punjab province.

Demand for food likely to shoot up in coming years: Harsimrat

Highlighting the schemes of her ministry, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday said the demand for food is likely to shoot up three times in another few years in the country.

1984 riots: Sikhs protest outside United Nations headquarters

Hundreds of Sikhs protested outside the United Nations headquarters here demanding justice in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case even as a report on the killings and human rights abuses against the community was presented to the world body.

Amritsar will be one of the best cities by 2017: Sukhbir

 Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said the state government will make Amritsar as one of the best cities in the world by year 2017.

Punjab Police nabs two top Khalistani leaders
Punjab Police nabs two top Khalistani leaders

In a major success against terrorism, the Punjab Police have netted two top Khalistani leaders in less than a week.

Fire in timber store in Ludhiana, no casualty

A major fire broke out in a timber store on the outskirts of this industrial town on Friday, but no casualty was caused, police said here.

SAD, BJP to fight Delhi polls together, says Jaitley; Badal denies rumours of friction

Both the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday came out in the open to deny any rumours of a rift between the two NDA partners.

Punjab Police arrest top Khalistani terrorist at Chennai airport
Punjab Police arrest top Khalistani terrorist at Chennai airport

 The Punjab Police Thursday arrested a top Khalistani terrorist, Ramndeep Singh alias Goldy, from Chennai airport, a senior police officer said.

Festivities, prayers mark Gurpurab in Punjab and Haryana

Thousands of devotees thronged the holiest of Sikh shrines, 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as Golden Temple, in Amritsar and other gurdwaras across Punjab and Haryana Thursday on Gurpurab - the birth anniversary of Sikhism's founder, Guru Nanak Dev.

Parkash Singh Badal attacks Congress for giving 'key roles' to Sajjan, Tytler

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday alleged here that Congress has given "key roles" to 1984 riots accused Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler in the upcoming Delhi polls, a charge rubbished by the Congress as "rumours".

BSF's heroin seizures along Pakistan border at all-time high

Heroin seizures by border troops in Punjab have hit an all-time high. The BSF has recorded its highest seizure of drugs in recent years along the India-Pakistan international border. In just over 10 months, the BSF has seized over 328.6 kg of heroin valued at Rs.1,650 crore (about $270 million) in the international market.