Punjab News

Akali Dal wins Talwandi Sabo Assembly seat

Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Jeet Mohinder Singh won the Talwandi Sabo assembly seat in Punjab by over 46,600 votes, officials said here.

Preneet Kaur wins Patiala bypoll

Congress leader and former union minister Preneet Kaur on Monday won the Patiala Assembly seat defeating her nearest SAD rival Bhagwan Dass Juneja.

SAD, Congress register win in Punjab bypolls

Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Congress won one seat each in the bypolls to Patiala (urban) and Talwandi Sabo Assembly seats on Monday but the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) finished a poor third.

Punjab bypolls: stakes high for Patiala royal family, Akalis

Stakes are high for the royal family of Patiala and the ruling Akalis as the results of the bypolls to Patiala and Talwandi Sabo Assembly seats in Punjab are to be declared on Monday.

Five killed in Chandigarh accident

At least five people were killed and 15 others injured when a luxury bus and a car collided in Chandigarh Saturday morning, police said.

Badal calls hooting of CMs `undemocratic, morally deplorable`

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday called the recent incidents of supporters of political parties booing at public figures "undemocratic and morally deplorable" and urged them to maintain decorum during public functions.

BJP hails `minimal` power tariff hike; Congress opposes

BJP on Friday hailed the "minimal" 2.74 per cent hike in power tariff in Punjab, saying it will put minimum burden on people, even as opposition Congress opposed the hike.

Amarinder Singh questions PM`s silence over booing of CMs

Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s silence over booing of some Chief Ministers by his supporters in his presence, and lashed out at the BJP for defending these "disgusting" incidents.

Shiv Sena activists burn Pakistan flag in Punjab

Shiv Sena activists of Punjab burnt Pakistan flag here as they protested against the country envoy`s decision to hold talks with Kashmir separatists notwithstanding India`s objection.

Punjab CM gives nod for setting up multi-skill centre in Ludhiana

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday approved setting up a state-of-the-art multi-skill centre in the vacant premises of `Knitwear Facility` at industrial focal point.

Power rates up by 2.74% in Punjab; rebate for consuming more

Power regulator PSERC on Friday announced a 2.74 percent hike in power tariff across all consumer categories in Punjab for the year 2014-15.

Punjab power employees to go on day-long strike on Aug 28

Power employees in Punjab under the banner of PSEB Employees Joint Forum will observe a one-day strike on August 28 in protest against the state government and the management for allegedly not resolving their pending issues.

10 more drug de-addiction centres will be set up in Punjab

The Punjab government will set up ten more drug de-addiction centres in the state, taking their number to 31.

Punjab by-polls: 45 % polling in Patiala, 48 % in Talwandi Sabo till 1 pm

Polling continued to be on a high note in both Patiala and Talwandi Sabo Assembly constituencies of Punjab as till 1 pm the poll percentage was around 45 and 48 per cent respectively in the two Assembly seats where by-polls are taking place Thursday.

Punjab Police arrest three smugglers

Punjab Police arrested three smugglers in Tarn Taran district and recovered two kg heroin from their possession, police said on Thursday.

Amritsar-Nankana Sahib bus passengers have narrow escape

Passengers travelling in Nankana Sahib-Amritsar bus had a narrow escape today after it got involved in a multi-vehicle collision, in which three policemen were injured.

Campaigning for Punjab bypolls ends

Campaigning for Patiala and Talwandi Sabo Assembly seats in Punjab, going to bypolls on August 21, on Tuesday ended, an official said.

Punjab: Ambulance hits factory workers, one dies

A 62-year-old factory worker was killed while four others sustained serious injuries when an ambulance hit them near Sufian Bagh Chowk here, police said on Tuesday.

Bhagwant Mann behind shoe throwing incident at Issru: SAD

SAD accused AAP MP Bhagwant Mann of being behind the recent shoe hurling incident on the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Issru near Ludhiana.

Punjab`s reformation is NDA govt`s priority: Harsimrat Kaur

Union Minister and senior SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday said socio-economic reformation of Punjab is the priority of the NDA government at the Centre while the agenda of Congress is to "loot" the country.

Amarinder, Badals are hand in glove: Arvind Kejriwal

Shiromani Akali Dal led by Badals and Congress leader Amarinder Singh were hand in glove and simply playing with the sentiments of common people, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal alleged today.

Four arrested in connection with hurling of shoe at Badal

Even as Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had "forgiven" the person who allegedly hurled shoe at him during an Independence Day event, police today arrested the accused and three others.

Punjab Youth Congress objects to film on Indira Gandhi`s assassins

The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) Saturday strongly opposed the permission granted for the screening of the controversial Punjabi movie `Kaum de Heere`, saying it glorifies the assassins of former prime minister Indira Gandhi.

Punjab made maximum sacrifices for country`s freedom: Badal

Punjab`s contribution to the country`s freedom struggle was the maximum with nearly 80 percent of the freedom fighters being from the state, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said during his Independence Day address.

Shoe hurled at Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal

An unemployed youth hurled a shoe towards Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in a village near Ludhiana on Friday during an Independence Day related function.

Chandigarh motorist speeds away with traffic cop on bonnet

Motorists in Chandigarh may be wary of being caught by traffic policemen but the latter are themselves also at the receiving end from certain drivers.

Punjab makes dope test mandatory for government jobs

To curb incidence of people addicted to drugs joining state government service, the Punjab government Thursday announced that dope testing will be mandatory for recruitment to all departments under it.

Punjab CM assures cooperation to Army on drug de-addiction centers

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today offered support and cooperation to the Army for the setting up of drug de-addiction centers in the border districts of Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Ferozepur besides at Jalandhar.

Tight security in Punjab, Haryana ahead of I-Day

Security has been tightened across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh ahead of Independence Day celebrations.

Punjab by-elections: EC issues instruction on exit, opinion polls

In view of by-elections to Talwandi Sabo and Patiala Assembly segments in Punjab, the Election Commission has issued instructions restricting conduct of exit poll and dissemination of its results.