Punjab News

Daggers out in Punjab Congress, 'signature campaign' against Bajwa

 Tension simmering in the Punjab Congress after drubbing in Lok Sabha polls came to the fore today as a section of party leaders launched a "signature campaign" seeking removal of party's state chief Partap Singh Bajwa.

Sidhu performs havan, SAD (A) raises protest

SAD(A) president Simranjit Singh Mann on Saturday asked senior BJP leader Lakhsmi Kanta Chawla not to interfere in the affairs of Akal Takht Sahib and Sikhs over the issue related to former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu performing 'havan'.

Punjabi singer booked for gang-raping, making MMS of actress

Punjabi singer Jarnail Singh alias Jelly and three others have been booked by the police for abduction, assault and gang-rape of an actress.

Six hurt as rival Sikh groups clash in Amritsar

Six 'Nihangs' (armed Sikh warriors) were on Friday injured, one of them seriously, in exchange of gun shots during an altercation between two groups of the sect at an annual event here.

Badal to attend Haryana CM's oath taking ceremony

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will attend the oath taking ceremony of Chief Minister-designate of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar on coming Sunday at Panchkula.

Akali Dal will remain part of NDA, says Badal

 Against the backdrop of the BJP breaking its political alliances in Maharashtra and Haryana in recent weeks, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday said that the Shiromani Akali Dal would remain an integral part of the BJP-led NDA.

Punjab farmers stage demonstration against tardy procurement of paddy

 Paddy farmers, supported by Congress activists, today burnt the effigy of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for alleged tardy paddy procurement by government agencies and lower prices of basmati crop.

Advani in Amritsar to visit Radha Soami Sect Beas

 BJP patriarch L K Advani reached here Saturday night to meet Dera Radha Soami Sect Beas chief Baba Gurinder Singh Dhillon.

Akali leader Gurcharan Galib passes away, CM condoles

Former Ludhiana MP and Akali leader Gurcharan Singh Galib passed away here today after a brief illness.

Dishonour killing: Death penalty to two including father of girl

 A local court has awarded death penalty to two accused, including father of a girl, in an honour killing case.

Fight unitedly against Akalis misrule, Rahul tells Punjab Congress

Against the backdrop of infighting in the party's state unit, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asked the partymen to stand united to fight against the alleged misrule of Akali government.

Rahul Gandhi pitches for anti-drug campaign in Punjab

Offering his full support in the fight against the drug-menace in Punjab, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday pitched for an anti-drug campaign in the state.

Navjot Singh Sidhu's security restored

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-led Punjab government on Wednesday restored the security cover to former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, a day after he attacked the ruling dispensation for withdrawing it.

Sidhu's security withdrawn, wife cries foul

The Punjab police yesterday withdrew the security cover to former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, which caused his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu to term the incumbent Punjab state government as a 'dictatorship'.

Sidhu attacks Punjab govt after removal of security cover

Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday claimed that his security cover has been withdrawn, as he attacked the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) government in Punjab for indulging in "petty" politics and hitting "below the belt".

Rahul Gandhi to meet Punjab Congress workers on Oct 16

Ahead of the Punjab local bodies election here, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will interact with party leaders of state unit during his visit on October 16.

Ludhiana fake encounter: SIT starts investigation

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) Tuesday commenced probe into the alleged fake encounter that took place at Jamalpur here last month in which two brothers were shot dead, police said.

Badals 'not serious about government', says Amarinder Singh

Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Monday lashed out at Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his Deputy Sukhbir Badal for abandoning Punjab by shifting the entire state apparatus to Haryana for campaigning there.

HC stays arrest of Punjab Police officer

The Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday stayed the arrest of controversial senior Punjab Police officer Gautam Cheema in cases registered against him.

Two cousins gang-raped; 4 juvenile accused surrender

Two minor cousins were allegedly gang-raped here by four juveniles, who on Friday surrendered before the police.

AAP's Bhagwant Mann slams Punjab govt for drug menace

Comedian and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann on Thursday slammed the Punjab government alleging that drug dealers were freely roaming in the state while police was making poor drug addict youths as scapegoats.

Speeding tractor crushes two to death

 Two persons were killed and another sustained serious injuries when a tractor trolley crushed them at Aarti Chowk here late this evening, police said.

Sidhu launches veiled attack on Akalis for tying up with INLD

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday launched a veiled attack on NDA ally Shiromani Akali Dal for tying up with Indian National Lok Dal in Haryana to fight against BJP candidates.

Punjab govt to launch scheme for toilets in rural areas

Aiming to ensure better sanitation and hygiene, Punjab government would lauch a new programme for constructing a toilet in every rural house.

Amarinder Singh slams Punjab govt for diesel price hike

Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday lashed out at SAD-BJP government in Punjab for increasing the tax on diesel prices, saying it will put an additional burden on farmers who were in need of relief in the wake of "scanty" rains.

40 kg heroin seized in Punjab

In one of the biggest drug seizures in Punjab in recent months, 40 kg of heroin was seized from a truck near Ludhiana district Saturday, officials said.

Effigy of drugs set ablaze on Dussehra in Punjab

In an attempt to discourage drug use among youth in the state, an effigy of drugs raised along with effigies of Ravana, Meghnad, and Kumbhkaran was set ablaze here on the occasion of Dussehra festival on Friday.

Former councillor booked for raping 19-year-old girl

A former municipal councilor of Mandi Gobindgarh town in Fatehgarh Sahib has been booked for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl on the pretext of marriage.

Badal calls for community participation for clean India

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today administered a cleanliness pledge under the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' to government officials here.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched in Punjab, Haryana

To make 'Swachh Bharat Mission' a people's movement, officials, activists and citizens across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Thursday launched a cleanliness drive on the 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.