Punjab News

Cold wave continues to sweep Punjab, Haryana

Cold conditions and fog continued to prevail in several parts of Punjab and Haryana today throwing normal life out of gear at several places in the two states.

128 Christians 're-converted' to Sikhism in Amritsar

At least 128 people from 23 Christian families were 're-converted' to Sikhism at a ceremony organised by an offshoot of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in a Gurudwara here.

Cold wave, fog continues in Punjab, Haryana

Cold wave conditions and dense fog continued to affect normal life in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Tuesday, weather officials said here.

Man booked for damaging posters of Dera Sacha Sauda head's film

A case has been registered against a man for allegedly damaging posters of an upcoming film that features Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, police said on Monday.

Amritsar colder than Shimla

 Shimla and the areas close to it were `warmer` Monday compared to places in the neighbouring plains.

Amritsar freezes as cold wave sweeps Punjab, Haryana

 There was no respite from bone- chilling cold conditions and dense fog in most parts of Punjab and Haryana today with Amritsar freezing at zero degrees.

Amritsar freezes as cold wave continues in Punjab, Haryana

 Amritsar city in Punjab was the coldest in the region with the minimum temperature being recorded at a freezing zero degrees Monday.

SAD to hold dharnas at border on drug menace

BJP ally SAD on Sunday announced that it will organise protests on the international border on January 5 to "pressurise the BSF" to stop entry of drugs from "Pakistan side," even as the state Congress alleged that the Akalis were trying to shift the blame to the Centre.

BSF seizes heroin worth Rs.15 crore near Amritsar

The Border Security Force (BSF) Sunday seized three kg of heroin, valued at Rs.15 crore in the international market, from the Amritsar sector of the India-Pakistan border, an official said.

SAD to hold dharnas at international border on drug menace

With BJP President Amit Shah set to begin a campaign against drugs from Amritsar on January 12 next year, its ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday announced that it will organise protests on the international border on January 5 against the drug menace.

Punjab govt to set up NRI cell in every district

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said the government would set up separate NRI cells in every district across the state to facilitate non- resident Indians in getting their administrative works done smoothly.

Praksh Singh Badal holds Sangat Darshan for NRIs in Moga

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday held a 'Sangat Darshan' (people meeting exercise) here for Non Resident Indians to redress their grievances speedily.

Four empty coaches of Shatabdi train derails in Chandigarh, no one hurt

Four empty coaches of Shatabdi Express train stationed in a rail yard here rolled backwards on their own and were derailed today, a senior railway official said.

Devotees celebrate Guru Gobind Singh's 'Parkash Purb'

 Braving dense fog and freezing cold, thousands of devotees thronged Gurdwaras across the state this morning to participate in the celebrations of birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh.

Chandigarh coldest at 2.3 C as cold wave continues in Punjab, Haryana

 Union Territory Chandigarh recorded its coldest night of the season at 2.3 degrees Celsius as cold wave conditions continued to sweep most parts of Punjab and Haryana, MeT officials said on Sunday.

Being subjected to media trial: Bikram Singh Majithia

Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who was quizzed by Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Rs 6,000-crore international drug racket case, on Friday said he extended full cooperation to the ED but lamented that he was being subjected to "media trial".

14 IAS officers transferred in Punjab

In a major reshuffle, the Punjab government has issued transfer and posting orders of 14 IAS officers, including three Deputy Commissioners, of the state with immediate effect.

ED questions Punjab Minister Majithia in drug money laundering case
ED questions Punjab Minister Majithia in drug money laundering case

Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Friday questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia with regard to a multi-million rupee international synthetic drugs racket busted last year.

Fog, cold wave unabated in Punjab, Haryana

Foggy conditions and a cold wave continued to affect normal life in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Friday.

Amritsar coldest at 3.2 C; fog disrupts vehicle movement

Amritsar in Punjab was the coldest at 3.2 degrees Celsius as severe chill swept the city with fog affecting normal life at many places in Punjab and Haryana.

Congress attacks Modi for no action against Majithia

Congress on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it pressed for ouster of Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia who has been served summons by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing money laundering complaints in the Rs 6,000-crore drug racket case.

35 newborn died in Ludhiana civil hospital since April: Minister

35 newborn have died at Ludhiana civil hospital since April this year because of different reasons, Punjab government told state Assembly today, drawing sharp reactions from the opposition benches on the last day of the Winter Session here.

Two Dera Sacha Sauda followers injured after being attacked

Two followers of the Sirsa-headquartered sect Dera Sacha Sauda, whose head is acting in an upcoming film, were injured after they were allegedly attacked by a group of unidentified persons when they took strong objection to tearing of the film posters by them, police said Wednesday.

Chandigarh coldest at 3.2 degrees C; fog disrupts life in Punjab and Haryana

Union Territory of Chandigarh recorded season's coldest night at 3.2 degrees Celsius as severe chill swept the city with fog affecting normal life at many places in Punjab and Haryana.

Punjab government defeats no-confidence motion

The Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in Punjab Tuesday defeated a no-confidence motion in the assembly.

Badal congratulates Modi, Shah on election victories

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah on their party's victory in Jharkhand and its performance in Jammu and Kashmir.

Congress moves no-confidence motion against SAD-BJP govt in Punjab
Congress moves no-confidence motion against SAD-BJP govt in Punjab

Congress on Tuesday moved a no-confidence motion against the Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in the Punjab Assembly here.

Akal Takht backs 'Sikhs are not Hindus' petition

Akal Takht, the top temporal seat of the Sikhs, on Monday asked the members of the community to continue signing a petition 'Sikhs are not Hindus' till December 31.

Cold conditions continue in Punjab, Haryana; fog again disrupts life

Cold weather conditions continued to prevail at most places in Punjab and Haryana on Monday, where fog threw normal life out of gear.

Congress, SAD-BJP to lock horns in Punjab Assembly's Winter Session beginning today

The Winter Session of Punjab Assembly, commencing here on Monday, is set to be fiery with main opposition Congress prepared to take on ruling SAD-BJP combine on several issues, including drug abuse, in the state.