Punjab News

Amarinder Singh flays Sukhbir Badal over his remarks on protests in US

Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday criticised Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for terming people, who protested against the Akali Dal delegation in the US and Canada, as "anti-national".

Punjab gets NHRC notice over public health centre

The NHRC on Monday issued notice to the Punjab government over a reported move to shut down Moga Public Health Centre due to absence of power supply and sought its response within two weeks.

Heavy rains lash Chandigarh, parts of Haryana and Punjab

 Heavy rains lashed Chandigarh and many parts of Haryana and Punjab on Monday, causing mercury to dip by few notches, MeT department said here today.

Sikhs in New York hurl shoes at delegation led by Punjab minister

A senior cabinet minister in the Punjab government and his delegation came under attack here as hundreds of Sikhs protesting his visit allegedly threw stones and hurled a shoe at the leaders, following which the police took two youths into custody.

Historic links between France and Punjab honoured

Historic and cultural ties between Punjab and France, especially the contribution of officials in the French army to the empire of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Sikh warrior who ruled the first Sikh kingdom are now witnessing a renewed interest.

Sikhs in New York hurl shoes at delegation led by Punjab minister

 A senior cabinet minister in the Punjab government and his delegation came under attack here as hundreds of Sikhs protesting his visit allegedly threw stones and hurled a shoe at the leaders, following which the police took two youths into custody.

Punjab focuses on bridging skill gap

The state government is all set to give a big push to 'Skill Punjab' to meet human resource requirement of upcoming industries and to ensure they were fully prepared to meet the global competition.

Rains lash parts of Punjab and Haryana today

Rains lashed parts of Punjab and Haryana since last evening, leading to a dip in temperature.

Six dead in Punjab village, police suspect tantric angle

At least five young people were brutally hacked to death in their house in Punjab`s Moga district on Thursday, police said. The suspected killer, a `granthi` (Sikh religious preacher) too was also found dead under mysterious circumstances.

Punjab most peaceful state, no threat of terrorism: Sukhbir

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday claimed that Punjab is the most "peaceful" state in the country and there was no "threat of terrorism" to it.

Badal will become CM for 6th time: Dhindsa

Senior Akali leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa today claimed that Parkash Singh Badal will become Chief Minister of Punjab for the sixth time after 2017 state assembly elections.

Akali sarpanch shot dead by brother in Punjab

A Shiromani Akali Dal Sarpanch was on Tuesday shot dead allegedly by his younger brother and his friend on the outskirts of the city here, police said.

450 LPG cylinders explode inside truck in Punjab, no casualty

A series of explosions occurred on Tuesday in a truck carrying 450 LPG cylinders near Machiwara, about 40 km from here, police said.

'Witty' Parkash Singh Badal snubs son's father-in-law

While addressing a gathering, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said that "maximum benefit of power" in the government was provided to the Majithia family.

Minors from poor families in custody for stealing 'jamuns' in Punjab

The poor families of two minors and a 19-year old youth, who landed up in judicial custody last week for stealing 'jamuns' (black plum fruit) from the Faridkot mini-secretariat complex, have been forced to furnish personal security bonds to get them released.

Minor sexually assaulted in Punjab

A 12-year-old boy was allegedly sexually assaulted by a government employee here, police said on Tuesday.

Punjab gone down, family biz proliferated under Badal: Bajwa

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday said the state has "gone down" while Badal "family business" had "proliferated" under five terms of Parkash Singh Badal as Chief Minister.

Amarinder wants Income Tax dept to probe Badal family's assets

Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Monday demanded a probe by the Income Tax department into the alleged disproportionate assets of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his family which run into "thousands of crores of rupees."

OROP: Ex-servicemen to boycott Parrikar's visit to Mohali

A group of ex-servicemen on Monday announced that they will "boycott" Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's proposed visit here later this month and show him "black flags" in protest against the delay in implementation of "One Rank One Pension" by the Centre.

Rs 1.68 crore looted from private bank's van in Punjab

Four persons wearing police uniforms allegedly looted Rs 1.68 crore from a vehicle of a private bank near Nanksar village on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur national highway, about 45 km from here on Monday, police said.

High alert sounded in Pathankot villages after rains

In view of heavy rains which have lashed many parts of Punjab over the past few days, authorities at the Ranjit Sagar Dam have sounded an alert for villagers residing near the banks of River Ravi.

Will raise agrarian problems at meeting of CMs: Badal

 Noting that the peasants were going through hard times on various fronts, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said that he will raise the agrarian problems at a meeting of Chief Ministers with the Prime Minister in New Delhi on July 15.

SAD-BJP to jointly contest 2017 Punjab polls, asserts Badal

Putting to rest speculation about the fate of the strained ties between SAD and BJP, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said the alliance was "everlasting" and the two parties will jointly contest the next Assembly elections, due in 2017.

Congress, BJP gun for Parkash Singh Badal over relocation of AIIMS

Ruling SAD's ally BJP along with opposition Congress on Sunday appealed the Punjab government to reconsider its decision of setting up AIIMS in Bhatinda as against the earlier proposal to establish it in Doaba region.

Congress, BJP gun for Badal over relocation of AIIMS

Ruling SAD's ally BJP along with opposition Congress on Sunday appealed the Punjab government to reconsider its decision of setting up AIIMS in Bhatinda as against the earlier proposal to establish it in Doaba region.

Akali Dal-BJP alliance will continue: Badal

Despite differences among leaders at the state-level, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and BJP alliance will continue.

Three-member SIT to probe Ropar mishap that involved Badal family bus

Punjab government Friday formed a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the Ropar accident in which a scooterist was killed after being hit by a bus allegedly owned by Badal family.

Villagers continue dharna demanding case against Badals

Residents of Behrampur Zimidara and surrounding villages continued their overnight dharna today demanding a case against the driver, ruling Badal family and owner of the bus which had allegedly killed a scooterist.

Left parties hold protest outside Punjab CM's residence

Left parties in Punjab today protested against "unresponsive attitude" of the Badal government towards their demands to increase old age and widow pension, minimum wage.

OROP: Ex-servicemen hold rally in Punjab

Seeking immediate implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP), ex-servicemen here today held a protest rally, disrupting traffic on the Chandigarh-Bathinda highway.