Punjab News

Moga incident: Sukhbir Singh Badal assures strictest action against perpetrators

Expressing `deepest sorrow and outrage` over the Moga bus tragedy, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday assured strictest punishment to the perpetrators of the incident.

Moga bus victim's family rejects govt compensation, refuses to cremate her
Moga bus victim's family rejects govt compensation, refuses to cremate her

The relatives of the girl, who got killed after being molested and shoved off a moving bus owned by Punjab's ruling Badal family, have refused to perform her last rites, two days after the incident, rejecting government compensation and demanding action against the owners of the vehicle.

Moga molestation: Sukhbir Badal finally admits to owning bus company

Silent for nearly two days after a teenaged girl was killed after being thrown out of a bus owned by him, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday finally admitted that the bus service was run by his company.

Punjab Police claims no gang-rape in Moga, says 'victim' is lying
Punjab Police claims no gang-rape in Moga, says 'victim' is lying

Just two days after the tragic death of a teenage girl who was thrown out of a moving bus along with her mother for resisting molestation, a case of alleged gang-rape of a young woman was reported from the district on Friday.

Young woman gang-raped in Moga

Close on the heels of a teenage girl dying in Moga after being molested and thrown off a moving bus, a case of alleged gang-rape of a young woman has been reported from the district.

Three gangsters arrested after encounter in Punjab

Three gangsters, who were planning to commit some heinous offences, were today arrested following a brief encounter with police here, a senior official said.

Punjab molestation: DCW chief advocates for fast-track court

Expressing shock over the death of a teenage girl who was allegedly molested and thrown off a moving bus in Punjab, Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Barkha Shukla on Thursday urged the government to set up fast-track court to ensure speedy justice.

Moga molestation case: Mayawati demands investigation by higher authorities

Bahujan Samajwadi Party ( BSP ) supremo Mayawati on Thursday asked the relevant higher authorities to probe the Moga molestation case as she feels the Punjab Government will not be able to investigate the case properly.

Congress protests outside Punjab CM's residence on farmers issue

Opposition Congress on Thursday held a protest outside Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's residence here to highlight the farmers' issue.

Moga molestation case: AIDWA demands action against accused

All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) general secretary Jagmati Sangwan on Thursday dubbed the Moga molestation case as 'painful' and said that action should not only be taken against the accused but also the passengers who sat as mute spectators while the incident took place.

Bus services disrupted in Punjab, Haryana due to strike

With state roadways, private buses and taxis going off the road, thousands of passengers had to face harrowing time across Haryana on Thursday.

Punjab shocker: Mother, daughter molested, thrown off bus in Moga; girl dies
Punjab shocker: Mother, daughter molested, thrown off bus in Moga; girl dies

A woman and her teenaged daughter were allegedly molested and thrown off a running bus belonging to the ruling Badal family in Punjab, leaving the girl dead and mother seriously wounded, and kicking up a political storm.

Better pose questions to your father-in-law: Amarinder

Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Wednesday suggested Union minister and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal to better pose her questions on farmers' plight to her father-in-law and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal instead of criticising Rahul Gandhi for his visit to Punjab.

New born girl found dead near canal in Punjab

The body of a new born girl was recovered near Sarna canal here, police said on Wednesday.

Rail traffic remains affected in Punjab

Rail traffic in Punjab remained disrupted for the second consecutive day today as members of factions of Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) continued their protest at Mansa, Barnala and Amritsar by squatting on tracks protesting "tardy" wheat procurement and value cut imposed by the Centre.

Rahul Gandhi takes train to Punjab, meets farmers in mandi
Rahul Gandhi takes train to Punjab, meets farmers in mandi

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took his fight against the contentious land acquisition bill to Punjab as he travelled by train to the grain bowl of the NDA-ruled state and met farmers to see their condition "with my own eyes".

Amarinder raps Badal for raising Nanded Takht issue

Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Monday lashed out at Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for raising the Sikh community issues for "personal interests."

Control room set up in Punjab for residents stranded in Nepal

Punjab government has set up a special control room at Punjab Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh for helping the people from state affected by earthquake in Nepal.

Badal receives pilgrims from Punjab coming from Nepal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday received a group of nearly 35 pilgrims from Mansa and Amritsar districts, who returned from earthquake-hit Kathmandu at Punjab Bhawan here on Sunday night.

'Congress will put up united fight in next Assembly polls in Punjab'

Leader of Opposition in Punjab assembly Sunil Kumar Jakhar on Sunday said Congress leaders will resolve their difference of opinion on certain issues and put up an "united fight" in the next assembly elections.

No headway in missing case of 4-member Sikh family in Pakistan

Pakistani authorities have so far failed to make any headway in the mysterious disappearance of a four-member Sikh family from India who went missing during their trip to the country to celebrate Baisakhi.

Manish Tewari praises Haryana govt, slams Punjab

Haryana's BJP government on Sunday had an unlikely admirer in senior Congress leader Manish Tewari as he praised it for giving relief to rain-hit farmers but attacked the Punjab government for its alleged failure in "providing" relief to farmers.

Nepal earthquake: Tremors felt in Punjab, Haryana

 Tremors were felt in Punjab, Haryana and in the capital city of Chandigarh following the 7.9 Richter Scale earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday.

Caught on camera: Car crushes three-year-old girl to death in Ludhiana
Caught on camera: Car crushes three-year-old girl to death in Ludhiana

In a cruel and heart-wrenching incident, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl, Damul, was crushed to death by a car due to the driver's negligence outside their house in Kitchlu Nagar here.

Indian family goes missing in Pakistan

Pakistani authorities are trying to trace an Indian family, including two minor children, which went missing in Pakistan earlier this month. The government of India has taken up the matter with Pakistan, Punjab Police sources said on Friday.

Punjab's first postal ATM inaugurated

The first postal ATM in Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh was opened at General Post Office (GPO) here on Friday.

First Gorkha Rifles marks 200 years of service

With officers and other ranks from India and Nepal in attendance, the First Gurkha Rifles (1/1 GR) on Friday marked its 200 years of military service here.

AAP infighting trips further growth in Punjab

The convulsions in the AAP have split the party's leadership in Punjab, the only state outside of Delhi where it has made a mark in electoral politics.

Suicide by farmer in Delhi is 'unfortunate': Badal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday described the suicide by a farmer at an AAP rally in Delhi as "unfortunate and shocking".

Sukhbir Badal asks govt officials to be punctual at work

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday directed all senior civil and administration officials to observe punctuality in office and resolve maximum public issues on the spot.