Punjab News

US woman arrested at Amritsar airport with 25 live bullets

An American woman was arrested at the airport here after 25 live cartridges were allegedly recovered from her baggage during checking, police said.

Polling to 122 Municipal Councils, Nagar Panchayats begins in Punjab

Polling is being held on Wednesday for 122 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats in Punjab.

War memorial in Punjab to be inaugurated on I-Day

A Rs 130-crore war heroes' memorial-cum-museum in Amritsar would be dedicated to the nation Aug 15 on the occasion of India's 69th Independence Day, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Monday.

Pleasant morning in Punjab, Haryana

Residents in Punjab and Haryana witnessed a pleasant morning on Monday with minimum temperatures staying above normal levels.

Punjab municipal polls pass off peacefully

Polling to Punjab's six municipal corporations on Sunday passed off peacefully as an estimated 70 per cent of nearly 8 lakh electorate sealed the fate of 1,263 candidates in the hustings.

Punjab civic polls: Voting for six municipal corporations
Punjab civic polls: Voting for six municipal corporations

A total of 1,263 candidates are in the fray for the elections to six municipal corporations in Punjab being held on Sunday in which about 7.90 lakh voters are eligible to vote.

Punjab civic polls: 6 MCs to go to polls on Sunday

A total of 1,263 candidates are in the fray for the elections to six municipal corporations in Punjab to be held on Sunday in which about 7.90 lakh voters are eligible to vote.

Minimum temperatures hover above normal in Punjab and Haryana

The minimum temperatures hovered above normal level in most parts of Punjab and Haryana, the MeT department here said on Saturday.

Extend time for voting in civic body polls: Punjab BJP to SEC

 Punjab BJP on Friday urged the state election commission to extend time for voting in municipal corporations and councils polls, scheduled on February 22 and 25, so that those in jobs can get the chance to exercise their franchise.

Punjab leadership row: Ashwani Kumar meets Sonia Gandhi

Former Union Minister and Punjab Congress leader Ashwani Kumar on Friday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi to press for early resolution of the leadership row in Punjab and discussed the party's strategy in the state.

BJP candidate of Punjab civic elections dies

The BJP candidate from Pathankot Municipal Corporation died here, following a cardiac arrest, her family said on Friday.

Rahul Gandhi to visit Punjab next month: Bajwa

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is slated to visit Punjab next month, a senior party leader said here on Thursday.

BKI militant Jagtar Singh Tara gets bail in jail break case

Babbar Khalsa militant Jagtar Singh Tara, convicted for life in former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's assassination case, was on Tuesday granted bail by a court here in Burail jail break case.

Committee sought to probe into missing statue of Sardar Patel

BJP and Congress leaders here are trading charges over a bronze statue of Sardar Patel, which went missing last year from the store room of Jalandhar Municipal Corporation.

Punjab sets up Bureau of Agriculture Promotion

Having been at the forefront of the 'Green Revolution' in the agriculture sector in the 1960s, Punjab has now got a Bureau of Agriculture Promotion.

AAP to launch awareness programme against drug menace in Punjab

The Aam Aadmi Party will launch a mass awareness programme against drugs menace in Punjab soon, a senior party functionary said on Tuesday.

Devotees throng temples on Maha Shivratri in Punjab, Haryana

 A large number of devotees on Tuesday thronged temples across Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh, on the occasion of Maha Shivratri.

Minimum temperatures hover above normal levels in Punjab, Haryana

The minimum temperatures on Tuesday continued to hover above normal levels in Punjab and Haryana including Chandigarh.

Minimum temperatures rise in Punjab, Haryana

The minimum temperatures today rose sharply across Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh, even as some places received rains.

Amarinder Singh condemns 'reign of terror' against Congress workers

Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday condemned the alleged "reign of terror" by ruling Akalis on Congress workers across the state.

Make balanced statements, don't embarrass PM: VHP to Sangh leaders

After a barrage of controversial statements by sangh outfits, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday cautioned Hindu leaders against making comments which could create "trouble" for Prime Minister Narnedra Modi.

Bajwa urges people to defeat SAD-BJP in Punjab civic polls

Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Sunday appealed to the people to hand out a crushing defeat to the "opportunistic" Akali Dal-BJP alliance in the upcoming civic polls in the state.

SAD-BJP govt committed to revamp education system: Badal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said that the SAD-BJP alliance government is committed to revamp the education system of the state.

Temperatures hover around normal levels in Punjab, Haryana

The minimum temperatures today continued to hover near the normal level at most places in Punjab and Haryana.

Four arrested for bank robbery in Amritsar

 Police today claimed to have solved Rs 21 lakh bank robbery case with the arrest of four persons.

Cold weather conditions abate in Punjab, Haryana

Cold conditions on Saturday abated in most parts of Punjab and Haryana with the minimum temperature hovering several notches above normal in both the states.

BSF recovers heroin worth 3 cr from international border

Jalandhar, Feb 13 (PTI) Border Security Force (BSF) today seized heroin weighing 580 gram, worth around Rs three crore in the international market, from near a border out post at the international

Parkash Singh Badal meets Jaitley, seeks relief for Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to provide interest relief to the state on small saving loans of Rs 703 crore and release of compensation of Rs 867 crore due on account of CST reduction for the period 2010-2015.

Punjab CM flags budget wish-list to boost farm sector

Ahead of General Budget, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday sought exemption of excise duty on farm machineries and interest free short term crop loans to small and marginal farmers.

SC criticises govt for delay in compensation to farmers in Punjab

The Supreme Court has critcised the Centre for delaying the payment of compensation to farmers for the land acquired from them.