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Pathankot attack probe: Pakistan sending JIT to India was just 'eyewash', says RK Singh
Pathankot attack probe: Pakistan sending JIT to India was just 'eyewash', says RK Singh

Former home secretary R.K Singh on Sunday described the recent visit of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Pakistan to probe the Pathankot terror attack as eyewash.

Police conducts search at a mango orchard in Gurdaspur amid reports of armed men

Armed police personnel conducted a combing operation in a mango orchard near a college in Gurdaspur in Punjab on Saturday. 

It's not April Fools' joke. Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife has quit BJP
It's not April Fools' joke. Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife has quit BJP

Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, chief Parliamentary Secretary and Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Amritsar East, on Friday announced her resignation on Facebook.

Arvind Kejriwal wave sweeping Punjab: AAP likely to win 100 seats, claims survey
Arvind Kejriwal wave sweeping Punjab: AAP likely to win 100 seats, claims survey

In what is likely to be an encouraging development for the Aam Aadmi Party supporters, a new survey has predicted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's party to win nearly 100 seats in Punjab.

Pathankot terror attack: 'Pakistan's clean chit to Masood Azhar embarrassment for India'

 The Congress on Thursday said Pakistan's insistence that Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar was not involved in the Pathankot attack was a "major embarrassment for India".

Punjab Assembly elections: Amrinder Singh Kicks off poll-linked 'Coffee with Captain' forum
Punjab Assembly elections: Amrinder Singh Kicks off poll-linked 'Coffee with Captain' forum

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Captain Amarinder Singh has kicked off his newly introduced interactive forum 'Coffee with Captain' from Amritsar.

Suspended Gurdaspur SP to be quizzed by NIA again

Suspended Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh and his cook were on Thursday brought to the NIA headquarters for questioning even as the joint investigation team from Pakistan is here to probe the Pathankot terror attack.

Pathankot terror attack: Salwinder Singh to be questioned by Pakistan JIT

Suspended Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh on Thursday arrived at the NIA headquarters here to be questioned by the Joint Investigation Team from Pakistan on the Pathankot terror attack.

Bomb recovered from sewerage hole in Ludhiana

A bomb was on Thursday recovered from the hole of a sewerage pipeline near Transport Nagar, police said.

Pathankot attack: Pakistani JIT to record statements of witnesses from today
Pathankot attack: Pakistani JIT to record statements of witnesses from today

The visiting Pakistani Joint Investigation Team (JIT) will from Thursday begin recording the statements of the witnesses in the Pathankot terror attack case.

SC frames guidelines to appoint law officers in Punjab, Haryana

The Supreme Court on Wednesday framed guidelines for appointment of law officers in Punjab and Haryana, saying there was neither a criteria nor a policy for the selections of such officials.

Don't need certificate from conspirators: AAP on Pak JIT visit

Terming the visit of Pakistan's Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe Pathankot terror attack as "disgusting", senior AAP leader Gurpreet Ghuggi on Tuesday said the country does not need a "certificate" from its neighbours on the authenticity of the probe conducted by Indian investigation agencies.

Wrong to allow Pak team to probe Pathankot attack: Sanjay Raut
Wrong to allow Pak team to probe Pathankot attack: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut today said an Indian team needs to be sent to the neighbouring country to probe those behind the terror strikes.

Will not allow construction of Sutlej Yamuna Link canal: Parkash Singh Badal

) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said the construction of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal would not be "allowed at any cost and under any circumstance" and asked the people to be prepared for tough battle ahead to safeguard river waters of the state.

Three men snatch car at gunpoint in Pathankot, terror angle ruled out
Three men snatch car at gunpoint in Pathankot, terror angle ruled out

A car was snatched at gunpoint by three youths today near Sujanpur, months after a similar act was carried out by suspected Pakistani terrorists before they attacked the air force base.

Sikhs can’t chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', 'Vande Mataram': SAD (Amritsar) leader
Sikhs can’t chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', 'Vande Mataram': SAD (Amritsar) leader

AIMIM legislator Waris Pathan was suspended from Maharashtra Assembly after he refused to say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'.

Afghan student stabbed to death by fellow countryman: Police

A 22-year-old Afghan student was allegedly stabbed to death by a fellow countryman with whom he was studying at the Post Graduate Government College here under an exchange programme, police said Tuesday.

Pathankot attack: Help NIA identify these terrorists, get a reward of Rs 1 lakh - pic inside
Pathankot attack: Help NIA identify these terrorists, get a reward of Rs 1 lakh - pic inside

Just a few days ahead of Pakistani probe team's visit in connection with the Pathankot terror attack, NIA on Monday released the photographs of four terrorists.

Ludhiana cancer hospital up in flames; all patients, staff safe

A private cancer hospital was engulfed in fire in Punjab's Ludhiana district on Monday, prompting evacuation of over 130 patients, including children, to safety. All patients and staff are safe, authorities said.

Did Sukhbir Singh Badal call Rahul Gandhi Punjab’s biggest enemy?
Did Sukhbir Singh Badal call Rahul Gandhi Punjab’s biggest enemy?

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said Rahul Gandhi is the "biggest enemy" of Punjab for "branding" the state's youth as drug addicts and claimed the Congress vice president has given enough proof of being "anti-Punjab and anti-Sikh".

Punjab elections: Rahul Gandhi meets Radha Soami sect chief at Beas
Punjab elections: Rahul Gandhi meets Radha Soami sect chief at Beas

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturady met Radha Soami sect chief Gurinder Singh Dhillon at his residence at Beas, a move which has evoked interest as the party prepares to take on Punjab's ruling SAD-BJP combine in the 2017 assembly poll.

Bikram Singh Majithia asks Rahul Gandhi to explain his stand on Sutlej-Yamuna Link issue

Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday alleged that Congress High Command and the state unit of the party are "speaking in different voices" on Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal issue and asked Rahul Gandhi to explain his stand on it.

Woman in paramilitary uniform arrested in Pathankot cantonment area

A woman was on Friday arrested after she was found roaming in paramilitary force uniform near the cantonment area here, police said.

Row over SYL canal deepens; Punjab Assembly passes resolution, Haryana to move SC​
Row over SYL canal deepens; Punjab Assembly passes resolution, Haryana to move SC​

The Supreme Court has directed status quo on land meant for Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal after Haryana alleged that attempts have been made to alter its use by levelling it.

Water war: Punjab defies Supreme Court, says won't allow SYL canal to be built
Water war: Punjab defies Supreme Court, says won't allow SYL canal to be built

The resolution says the state won't abide by any order that is not in its interest.

Security meet in Pathankot to synergise efforts of army, police
Security meet in Pathankot to synergise efforts of army, police

 A security discussion was organised in Pathankot on March 16 and 17, with a view to synergise the efforts of various agencies involved with security of rear areas, particularly the army and police forces.

Two arrested over acid attack on schoolgirls in Punjab

Two persons, including a teenager, have been arrested for allegedly throwing acid on six girl students when they were returning home from school.

Six school girls injured in acid attack in Punjab's Dera Baba Nanak area

Six teenage girls were injured in an acid attack in Dera Baba Nanak area here on Wednesday evening after one of them spurned the advances of the assailant, police said.

Six teenage girls injured in acid attack in Punjab

Six teenage girls were injured in an acid attack in Dera Baba Nanak area here on Wednesday evening after one of them spurned the advances of the assailant, police said.

SYL canal row: Punjab returns Rs 191.75 crore received from Haryana

The Punjab Government on Wednesday returned all the funds (Rs 191.75 crore) received for the proposed Sutlej Yamuna link (SYL) canal to the Haryana Government.