Punjab News

'PM Modi insulted nation by not naming airport after Bhagat Singh'

Congress leader Jagmeet Brar on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "insulting" the nation by not naming the new terminal at Chandigarh airport after freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Congress indulging in 'negative politics': PM Narendra Modi

Attacking Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused it of indulging in "negative politics", saying 40 MPs were "conspiring" and "blocking" parliamentary process, thereby holding back India's development march.

PM Modi expresses regret over Chandigarh shutdown, orders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed regret over the inconvenience caused to people as his four-hour visit to Chandigarh led to the closure of schools and Chandigarh`s main cremation ground, besides causing traffic snarls that paralysed the city.

Ban on sale of non-veg items during Jain festival 'Samvatsari' in Ludhiana

A one-day ban has been imposed on the sale of non-vegetarian items during Jain festival 'Samvatsari' on September 17 in the jurisdiction of Ludhiana Police Commissionerate.

When Sikhs in a Punjab village thought Muslims needed a mosque

In a perfect gesture of humanity, Sikhs from of a small village of Sarwapur, Punjab built a mosque for the Muslim residents.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates new terminal at Chandigarh airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new civil air terminal of Chandigarh airport on Friday.

Five cases registered with regard to spurious pesticide: Sukhbir

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said that five cases have been registered with regard to spurious pesticides used to control white-fly pest attack on cotton in the Malwa belt of the state.

Jat Mahasabha to intensify agitation for quota

To intensify their agitation for reservation, Akhil Bhartiya Jat Mahasabha (ABJM) would organise a national executive meeting in New Delhi on September 12 to decide its future course of action.

When Smriti Irani, Harsimrat Kaur danced on Punjabi beats – Watch
When Smriti Irani, Harsimrat Kaur danced on Punjabi beats – Watch

Sharing light moments in politics, Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Harsimrat Kaur Badal were recently seen dancing on Punjabi folk songs along with some college girls.

Dacoit gang busted, five held in Punjab

With the arrest of five persons here, police today claimed to have busted a dacoit gang while they were allegedly planning a loot.

Punjab ASI dies of cardiac arrest, on duty

 A 48-year-old Assistant Sub Inspector of Punjab Police, died of cardiac attack while on duty.

About 12 government employees injured as police use force

At least a dozen protesters sustained injuries after police resorted to cane-charge to prevent agitating government employees from moving towards the house of UT Chandigarh Administrator and Governor of Punjab and Haryana for submitting charter of demands.

Manish Tewari seeks probe into drug mafia-real estate investor nexus

 Congress leader Manish Tewari today expressed concern over the "fast spreading menace" of drug consumption in Punjab and sought a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the reports of drug money being laundered through real estate investments in the state.

Newborn stolen in Punjab; later recovered from nurse's house

 A three-day old infant was recovered from the possession of a nurse who had allegedly kidnapped the baby boy today morning from a nursing home at Baba Than Singh chowk here, police said.

BSF recovers heroin worth Rs.30 crore in Punjab

Border Security Force (BSF) troopers recovered six kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in the Amritsar sector, a BSF official said on Sunday.

Explore feasibility of making partition museum in Amritsar: Punjab CM

 Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has asked the top brass of state government to explore the feasibility of setting a state-of-the-art partition museum in the holy city Amritsar.

Strike hits normal life in Punjab, Haryana

State-run buses services were affected in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh following the all-India strike call given by various trade organizations on Wednesday.

Punjab has become 'drug haven' due to SAD-BJP: AAP

Protesting against the drug menace in Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday claimed that the state has become a "drug haven" due to "connivance" of ruling SAD-BJP coalition.

Congress reiterates demand of CBI probe in Punjab's drug trade

Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa today alleged that the BJP leaders are "equally involved" in drug trade in Punjab and reiterated its demand for a court-monitored CBI probe in the matter.

Heroin worth Rs 20 cr seized from border area in Punjab

Security forces have seized four packets of heroin, estimated worth Rs 20 crore in international market, in Ferozepur sector along the International Border in the wee hours on Monday.

Amarinder protests against attempt to murder case on Cong men

Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh, along with some party legislators, today held a protest against the slapping of attempt to murder case on five party workers following a clash with police.

Congress will form govt in Punjab after 2017 polls: Shakeel Ahmad

 Congress on Saturday asserted the party was "fully united" and it would form government in Punjab after the Assembly polls due in 2017.

Martyr's sister keeps Raksha Bandhan tradition alive

 It has been over 40 years that she lost her brother in the Indo-Pak war but Jalandhar resident Amritpal Kaur has kept the festival alive by visiting his memorial in the district on Raksha Bandhan every year.

SAD-BJP coalition on verge of collapse: Cong

Stating that the SAD-BJP coalition is on a verge of collapse, Congress today questioned Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's silence over repeated allegations on his government by Chief Parliamentary Secretary Navjot Kaur Sidhu and the counter-allegations against BJP leaders by Akalis.

BJP-SAD coalition 'tarnishing' Punjab's image: Satnam Kainth

 Demanding resignation of Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma, Congress on Tuesday said Punjab's image is being tarnished globally due to allegations of drug trade against the leaders of ruling coalition and their associates in the state.

Call emergency Session on farmers' issue: Punjab Congress to Badal

 Punjab Congress on Tuesday asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to immediately call an "emergency session" of the state Assembly and lead an all-party delegation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over farmers' issue.

Violence after labourer run over by truck in Ludhiana

A mob torched a truck and clashed with police personnel after a labourer was crushed to death by the vehicle on Ludhiana-Chandigarh road here in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Punjab: Former district BJP Yuva Morcha chief arrested in graft case

 Ferozepur District BJP Yuva Morcha President Jagpal Singh Sandhu has been arrested for allegedly accepting graft to facilitate the release of a drug smuggler, police said on Monday.

Radhe Maa in fresh trouble, now for threatening, seducing; summon issued
Radhe Maa in fresh trouble, now for threatening, seducing; summon issued

In fresh trouble for the controversial 'godwoman' Radhe Maa, the state police has issued a summon for her, following a complaint lodged by a local resident Surinder Mittal, accusing her of trying to bribe him, threatening, torturing, seducing, hurting his religious sentiments and also for spreading obscenity and vulgarity.

Chandigarh-Shimla highway reopened

 Traffic on the Chandigarh-Shimla highway, which remained snapped for over 12 hours following massive landslides near here, has been restored partially, officials said on Sunday.