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Elections 2014: Punjab —State Profile

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 17:14

The state has 13 Lok Sabha constituencies wherein four constituencies are reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC). These include Jalandhar, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib and Hoshiarpur.

Family claims woman died due to negligence, hospital refutes

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 16:36

A 70-year-old woman, who had suffered a heart attack, died at a hospital here allegedly as no doctor was present to treat her due to a function attended by a Union Minister on the premises, a charge refuted by the hospital authorities.

Punjab road mishap: 20 pilgrims killed, over 30 injured

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 10:55

At least twenty pilgrims were killed and more than 30 others were seriously injured when an overloaded mini truck carrying them fell in a deep gorge in Manguwal village in the district early Thursday.

20 pilgrims killed in Punjab accident

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 10:17

At least 20 people, including women and children, were killed and over 30 injured when a small truck rolled down a gorge in Punjab`s Hoshiarpur district bordering Himachal Pradesh.

Six pilgrims killed in road accident

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 12:12

Six pilgrims were killed and at least thirty others got injured, some of them seriously, when a bus carrying them dashed against a tree near Mukerian in Hoshiarpur district.

Two districts in Punjab declared smoke-free

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 22:19

The Punjab government on Saturday declared Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala as "smoke-free" districts in the state.

Two killed, six injured in road mishap

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 22:55

A woman and her 2-year-old son were killed, while six other passengers sustained injuries when the vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck here.

Woman commits suicide over dowry demand

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 19:37

A 21-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling today over the frequent harassment by her in-laws for dowry.

Double-decker catches fire, passengers safe

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 18:49

A fire erupted in a double-decker bus near Chandigarh bypass here Tuesday, but all the 35 passengers managed to disembark safely, police said.

Punjab hit by scarcity for sand, Badal looks at unused material

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 22:01

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday asked various departments to properly utilize the material lying unused at various government construction sites as Punjab faces scarcity for sand.

Man kills sister over liquor

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 20:03

A habitual drunkard, who was sacked as security guard of private bank, shot dead his sister and injured his sister-in-law when they tried to stop him from selling household articles for buying liquor.

Youth stabbed to death for eve-teasing

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 18:40

A 27-year-old youth was Friday allegedly stabbed to death by a man for passing lewd comments against his wife at a bus stop in Dugri village of the district.