Punjab News

Dhuri result a mandate in favour of SAD-BJP govt: Badal

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday described Shiromani Akali Dal's victory in Dhuri Assembly bypoll as a "resounding verdict" in favour of the policies, programmes and performance of its alliance government with the BJP in Punjab.

Badal lays foundation stone of automated driving test centre

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today laid the foundation stone of automated driving test, online license and training centre here.

Punjab CM Badal approves 'Skill development Centre' for Ferozepur

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday gave nod for setting up a state-of-the art 'Integrated Skill Development Centre' in the Ferozepur district in a bid to provide self employment opportunities to youth of the border area.

Two youths jump to death in front of train

Two youths died here after they allegedly jumped in front of two oncoming trains near village Sapror railway crossing under Phagwara-Chaheru section, police said on Wednesday.

Punjab bypoll result: SAD wrests Dhuri seat from Congress

Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) wrested the Dhuri Assembly seat from Congress in Punjab, the result of which was declared here on Wednesday.

Punjab on high growth trajectory due to SAD-BJP: Badal

Listing pro-poor schemes initiated by his government, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said Punjab was on a high growth trajectory due to the initiatives taken by the SAD-BJP alliance.

Replace obsolete system for fixing crop prices: Badal

Describing the current system of fixing crop prices as "obsolete", Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said the Centre should set up an expert committee to ensure remunerative prices to farmers and bail them out of the current crisis.

Congress leaders in Punjab flay Amarinder's 'U-turn' on Rahul Gandhi

After 33 Congress MLAs came out in support of Amarinder Singh pitching for Sonia Gandhi as the top leader of Congress as against Rahul Gandhi, a party MP and three MLAs Tuesday hit back accusing him of doing an about turn after having sung paean of the Congress Vice President.

Devotees throng gurdwaras on Baisakhi in Punjab

Devotees across Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday thronged gurdwaras, including Golden Temple at Amritsar, to mark Baisakhi festival which is being celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm.

Juvenile held for murder of 4-year-old girl in Chandigarh

Two days after a four-year-old girl was found murdered here, police on Monday night said that a juvenile, who held a grudge against the victim's family, was behind the crime.

Punjab Shiv Sena leader Harvinder Soni shot at, seriously injured

A Punjab Shiv Sena leader was allegedly shot at and serioulsy injured by an assailant at a park here on Sunday, police said.

Badal wants Centre to introduce crop insurance scheme

 Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here on Sunday pitched for introducing a long-term crop insurance scheme by the Centre to protect farmers from the vagaries of the nature.

Parkash Singh Badal wants Centre to introduce crop insurance

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said the central government should introduce a crop insurance scheme at the earliest to protect farmers from losses due to vagaries of weather.

Tribal labourer rescued from Punjab

A tribal man, who left home seven years back in search of work and went missing, was reunited with his family after he was rescued from Punjab where he was working as a bonded labour.

Tribal labourer rescued from Punjab

A tribal man, who left home seven years back in search of work and went missing, was reunited with his family after he was rescued from Punjab where he was working as a bonded labour.

AAP Punjab asks Sanjay Singh to clarify return of ousted leaders

The disciplinary committee of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here has served a notice to senior leader Sanjay Singh asking him to clarify reports of him bringing ousted and suspended leaders back to the party fold.

Three jawans injured in cross-border firing, BSF to lodge protest
Three jawans injured in cross-border firing, BSF to lodge protest

Three Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were injured in cross border firing in Amritsar sector of Punjab by smugglers from the Pakistani side, BSF officials said on Saturday.

Punjab: Over 72 percent voting in Dhuri bypolls
Punjab: Over 72 percent voting in Dhuri bypolls

Over 72 per cent voters on Saturday cast their votes in the Dhuri assembly bypolls where Shiromani Akal Dal and Opposition Congress are locked in a tough fight.

Keen fight between Congress, SAD in Dhuri by-poll on Saturday

 All arrangements have been made for the by-election to Dhuri constituency which is slated for tomorrow and likely to see a tough contest between the ruling SAD and Opposition Congress.

Army commander inaugurates park in memory of freedom fighter Dr Kalepani

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Indian Army's Western Command, Lt Gen KJ Singh, recently inaugurated Shaheed Dr Diwan Singh Kalepani Park in memory of the veteran freedom fighter Dr Diwan Singh Kalepani.

Punjab Dalit girl rape: Officer transferred after delay in process

A SHO has been transferred to district police lines in connection with alleged delay in registering an attempt to rape case of a 21-year-old Dalit girl, police said today.

Viewers' gallery at Attari to get major facelift

In a major facelift of the Attari check-post, the CPWD is taking a slew of steps to construct a new visitor gallery that will increase the seating capacity to more than two-fold.

Local BJP leader arrested for assaulting cop

A local BJP leader was arrested on charges of assaulting and injuring a police constable inside a police station, police said on Wednesday.

Rain lashes many parts of Punjab, Haryana; farmers worried

Light to moderate rain lashed many parts of Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday, increasing worries of farmers whose crops had already suffered damage due to heavy spell of showers and hailstorm last month.

Punjab bans wheat harvesting at night, morning

 The Punjab government on Monday announced a ban on harvesting of the wheat (Rabi) crop with combine harvesters from evening to morning, a senior officer said here.

Former PPSC chairman held guilty in cash-for-job scam

A court in Punjab on Monday held former Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) chairman Ravi Sidhu and three others guilty in the cash-for-job scam that was busted by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau in 2002.

SC/ST Commission asks govt to probe desecration of Ambedkar statue

Taking suo motu cognisance of the alleged desecration of BR Ambedkar's statue here, the SC/ST Commission on Monday asked the Punjab government to conduct a high-level probe in the incident, and sent officials to inspect the damage done to the sculpture.

Land bill 'anti-farmers', classify the land: CPI(M)

Punjab CPI(M) on Monday termed as anti-farmers the land acquisition Bill and demanded the Centre to classify the land to ensure that prime agriculture land was not transferred to industrialists.

HC judge dives into lake to save girl from drowning

A High Court judge here dived into the local Sukhna lake to save a teenage girl from drowning after she allegedly attempted suicide, police said.