Punjab News

Teenage girl raped by youth for a year in Punjab

A 17-year-old girl has alleged that a youth raped her for an year on the pretext of marriage in Tibber village here, police said on Friday.

Khalistani terrorist Bhullar shifted to Amritsar jail

Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, who is on death row, was shifted to the Amritsar Central Jail from Delhi`s Tihar Jail on Friday, a government official said.

Youths trespass into girls hostel in Punjab, molest students

A group of unidentified youths allegedly trespassed into a girls hostel of a mental hospital here and molested nursing students of the institution, police said on Friday.

Congress workers gherao Ludhiana Municipal Corporation

Several Congress workers today gheraoed the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation office while protesting against its alleged poor functioning.

Sikh militant Devinderpal Singh Bhullar shifted to Amritsar jail
Sikh militant Devinderpal Singh Bhullar shifted to Amritsar jail

Amidst opposition, 1993 Delhi bomb blast convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar was on Friday shifted to a jail here from Delhi's Tihar jail.

14 killed, 20 injured in road accident in Punjab

At least 14 passengers died on Friday and 20 others were seriously injured, when the private bus in which they were travelling slid off the road and dashed against a tree near village Behram, police said.

Sikh gurus said all people belong to one human race: Badal

Punjab Chief Minster Prakash Singh Badal on Wednesday said Sikh Gurus and saints in India gave a message of "secularism and socialism" by underlining that human beings belong to one race irrespective of various religions.

Debt-ridden farmer who met Rahul Gandhi in Punjab commits suicide
Debt-ridden farmer who met Rahul Gandhi in Punjab commits suicide

A farmer who had met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Sirhind during his visit to Punjab last month has committed suicide.

Punjab BJP leader booked for hurting religious sentiments

BJP leader Parveen Manhans has been booked for allegedly damaging a religious hoarding on the eve of the 31st anniversary of Operation Bluestar here and posting objectionable content against a community on social media.

Woman files rape complaint against husband, his friend in Punjab

A woman in Rannia village of the district has lodged rape complaint against her husband and one of his friends, police said today.

Youth climbs water tank in support of Sikh activist's demand

A 25-year-old man climbed atop a water tank at Hasanpur area on Tuesday and threatened to commit suicide against the detention of 80-year-old Sikh activist Surat Singh Khalsa here.

Two killed in road mishap in Punjab

Two persons, including a woman, were killed and another was injured when the motorcycle they were riding was allegedly hit by a mini-truck in the district, police said on Tuesday.

Punjab zoo animals beat the heat with ice, desert coolers

With the day temperature soaring past 40 degrees Celsius, ice blocks, desert coolers, and special sprinklers keep cool the animals at the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park here, one of the largest in northern India.

Punjab to supply interrupted power in kharif season

Punjab will buy electricity worth Rs.4,000 crore for interrupted supply to farmers for eight hours a day during the ensuing kharif season where more than 28 lakh hectares would be cultivated, the authorities said on Monday.

Punjab moving towards becoming open defecation-free state: Minister

The Punjab government on Monday said 75 per cent of rural population has access to public toilets in the state and it is moving ahead towards acquiring the "first open defecation-free state status in the country".

Blistering heat sweeps Haryana and Punjab

Blistering heat swept Haryana and Punjab on Monday with Hisar recording a maximum of 45.2 degrees Celsius in the region.

Thieves decamp with ATM machine of a nationalised bank in Punjab

Unidentified persons allegedly uprooted an automated teller machine (ATM) of a nationalised bank located at Mahatma Gandhi memorial here, police said.

Punjab govt issues instructions to officials to cut expenses

The Punjab government on Monday issued instructions to all state departments including ministers and senior officials to ensure austerity in public expenditure for the financial year 2015-2016.

Maoist activist Dinbandhu arrested in Pujab

Alleged Maoist activist Dinbandhu, who was living here in the district under a fake name Suraj, was arrested by Punjab police here on Sunday.

Sikh activist's daughter taken into custody, released

Twenty-six people were taken into preventive custody on Sunday during a protest demanding release of Sikh detainees lodged in various jails of the country who they claim have completed their sentences.

Punjab villages just a click of a mouse away

 Now all 13,040 villages in Punjab are just a click of the mouse away.

Sex racket busted in Punjab, 8 arrested

 Police today claimed to have busted a sex racket with the arrest of eight persons, including four women, from a hotel here.

Operation Bluestar anniversary: Five injured in clash inside Golden Temple

Five youths were injured in a clash inside Golden Temple here on Saturday when people had gathered there to mark the 31st anniversary of Operation Bluestar.

Tight security in Amritsar on eve of Operation Bluestar anniversary

Punjab Police have tightened security in Amritsar ahead of the anniversary of Operation Bluestar on Saturday.

Operation Bluestar anniversary: Security beefed up in Punjab

Security forces in Amritsar and other areas of the state have been asked to remain on alert ahead of the 31st anniversary of Operation Bluestar on Saturday.

All-white affair as Anandpur turns 350

As the summer heat sweeps the plains of Punjab in scorching June, the Sikh religious town of Anandpur Sahib is all set to mark its 350th birthday with an all-white spread.

Rahul Gandhi to take part in Punjab Congress' padyatra

Congress on Thursday began the exercise of setting its house in order in Punjab with PCC chief Pratap Singh Bajwa meeting Rahul Gandhi and the latter agreeing to participate in a padyatra starting October 2 in the state.

Punjab Police hands over Pakistani pigeon to bird lover

Nearly nine days after it was spotted, caught and handed over to the local police, the police has now handed over the pigeon which was suspected to have flown from across the border from Pakistan to a bird lover here to take its care.

Ex-serviceman shot dead in Punjab by nephew over land dispute

A 65-year-old ex-serviceman was shot dead here allegedly by his nephew on Moga-Dosanjh road in this district over a land dispute, police said Thursday.

Tight security in Amritsar ahead of Bluestar anniversary

The Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) and Punjab Police are working in tandem to ensure that Operation Bluestar anniversary on June 6 passes off peacefully.