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Punjab govt approves criteria for grant to Sangharshi Yodhas, who participated in anti-Emergency protests

Punjab government today approved the criteria for grant of financial assistance and facilities to Sangharshi Yodhas who participated in anti-Emergency protests and Punjabi Suba movement to safeguard the interest of the state.

Kejriwal attacks Majithia, vows to create a 'new Punjab'

 Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who on Friday got bail in a defamation case filed by Bikram Singh Majithia, launched a fresh attack on the Punjab Revenue Minister over drug issue, daring the SAD leader to get him arrested and vowed to create a "new Punjab" after six months.

Gurdip Singh's wife appeals for his safe return

The wife of Indian national Gurdip Singh, who was to be executed over drug charges last night in Indonesia on Friday said that she spoke to him twice this morning and he has been sent back to jail.

Nobody is interested in killing anybody: Amarinder Singh on Kejriwal's 'PM Modi can get me killed' remark
Nobody is interested in killing anybody: Amarinder Singh on Kejriwal's 'PM Modi can get me killed' remark

Slamming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for saying that PM Narendra Modi can get him killed, senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh, Friday, termed the AAP's leader statement as unnecessary.

Majithia defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal gets bail in defamation case in Punjab

A court in Amritsar on Friday granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal and two other party leaders in a defamation case filed by Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.

Punjab court rejects bail plea of Delhi AAP MLA

A court in Punjab on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Naresh Yadav, an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator from Delhi.

Badal acquired land for construction of SYL: Amarinder

Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh today claimed that chief minister Parkash Singh Badal acquired land for the construction of SYL in Punjab.

Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu to join AAP on August 15?
Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu to join AAP on August 15?

Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to join AAP on August 15, a report said.

Facebook video row: 'Made no mistake,' says Bhagwant Mann in 5-page letter to parliamentary panel
Facebook video row: 'Made no mistake,' says Bhagwant Mann in 5-page letter to parliamentary panel

AAP lawmaker Bhagwant Mann is supposed to depose before the parliamentary panel before 3 pm today.

Cabinet approves AIIMS in Bhatinda

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Punjab's Bhatinda district, said an official statement.

Navjot Singh Sidhu still very much in BJP: Rajya Sabha MP Malik

Notwithstanding Navjot Singh Sidhu's criticism of the BJP leadership, a party MP from Punjab on Wednesday said he is still "very much in BJP".

Assembly elections: AAP to release 'Dalit Manifestos' in Punjab, Gujarat, Goa
Assembly elections: AAP to release 'Dalit Manifestos' in Punjab, Gujarat, Goa

At a time assaults on Dalits have turned into a political hot potato, the Aam Aadmi Party has decided to launch 'Dalit Manifestos' in poll-bound Punjab, Goa and Gujarat to "expose the anti-Dalit and Manuwadi" side of BJP.

Stolen LMG recovered in Punjab, red alert sounded for runaway BSF trooper

A light machine gun (LMG) and large amount of ammunition stolen by a BSF trooper from Jammu and Kashmir was recovered in Punjab's Jalandhar city on Tuesday by security agencies, a senior Punjab Police officer said here.

AAP to woo Dalits by bringing separate ''Dalit manifesto'' in Punjab

Recently, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party had raised issues related to Dalit atrocities and is now planning to go ahead taking political mileage out of such incidents.

Harsimrat's charge of my misbehaviour with her 'wild': Ramesh

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today rejected as "wild" the charge by Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal that he "misbehaved" with her after Rajya Sabha had been adjourned for the day on Friday and said instead of her apologising she is seeking an apology.

Quran desecration case: AAP MLA Naresh Yadav sent to 2-day police custody
Quran desecration case: AAP MLA Naresh Yadav sent to 2-day police custody

In a major development in Quran desecration case, AAP MLA Naresh Yadav has been sent to two day police custody by Malerkotla court of Punjab.

Navjot Singh Sidhu says he quit Rajya Sabha because he was told to stay away from Punjab
Navjot Singh Sidhu says he quit Rajya Sabha because he was told to stay away from Punjab

Former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu said no political party in the world is above Punjab.

Congress lawmakers to quit if SC ruling on SYL canal goes against Punjab

All Congress legislators in Punjab will submit mass resignations in the event of the Supreme Court deciding the SYL (Sutlej-Yamuna Link) canal case against the state, Punjab Congress leader Amarinder Singh said on Sunday.

AAP MLA Naresh Yadav, booked in Malerkotla sacrilege incident, arrested by Punjab police
AAP MLA Naresh Yadav, booked in Malerkotla sacrilege incident, arrested by Punjab police

In a double whammy for AAP, two MLAs of Delhi's ruling party were on Sunday arrested, one for allegedly trying to mow a woman down and another in a sacrilege incident in Punjab.

Seven lakh applicants for Punjab Police to face dope test

The Punjab government will get dope testing done on around seven lakh youth who have applied for hundreds of posts of constables in the Punjab Police, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Sunday.

Navjot Singh Sidhu is still in the party: Punjab BJP chief

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned from Rajya Sabha membership recently, is still in BJP and does not have any "personal grudge" against the party, Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla said on Sunday.

In or out? Did Sidhu really quit BJP and join AAP!
In or out? Did Sidhu really quit BJP and join AAP!

Sidhu is still in BJP and he has not resigned from the party, Punjab BJP said.

AAP has very close links with radicals, alleges Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has "very close links" with radical organisations and also termed the recent incident of party MP Bhagwant Mann uploading Parliament's security set up on social media as a "very serious lapse".

AAP has very close links with radicals: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has "very close links" with radical organisations and also termed the recent incident of party MP Bhagwant Mann uploading Parliament`s security set up on social media as a "very serious lapse".

Major water crisis in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula - Know reason behind it
Major water crisis in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula - Know reason behind it

Chandigarh and its neighbouring towns of Mohali and Panchkula faced a major water crisis on Sunday due to a snag in the water supply system.

Punjab braveheart challenges J&K separatists, says will hoist tricolour at Srinagar's Lal Chowk on Aug 15 - Watch
Punjab braveheart challenges J&K separatists, says will hoist tricolour at Srinagar's Lal Chowk on Aug 15 - Watch

Fifteen-year-old girl Jhanvi Behal is all set to take on those who insulted Indian flag by hoisting Pakistani flag at Srinagar's Lal Chowk.

Ugly spat: Renuka Chowdhury reacts to Harsimrat Kaur​'s 'Kachra' allegation, calls it 'cheap political drama'
Ugly spat: Renuka Chowdhury reacts to Harsimrat Kaur​'s 'Kachra' allegation, calls it 'cheap political drama'

In a blistering attack on the Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury asked the former to define what a habitual offender is? 

What did she do that people tied her with rope and handed over to police? - Must read
What did she do that people tied her with rope and handed over to police? - Must read

The members of the Raj Singh Chauhan household were shocked to find a drunken woman stumbling on their porch and creating an ugly scene.  

Bhagwant Mann smells of alcohol, can't sit next to him: Suspended AAP MP Harinder Khalsa
Bhagwant Mann smells of alcohol, can't sit next to him: Suspended AAP MP Harinder Khalsa

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann today appeared before Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan after being summoned following his controversial video on the high-security Parliament House complex.

Navjot Singh Sidhu will not be AAP's CM candidate in Punjab, say top leaders
Navjot Singh Sidhu will not be AAP's CM candidate in Punjab, say top leaders

In a major jolt to the BJP ahead of the Punjab Assembly Elections, Navjot Singh Sidhu had on Monday resigned from the Rajya Sabha and hit out at the party.