Five arrested for killing married woman in Punjab

Hoshiarpur: Five persons have been arrested for allegedly killing a married woman earlier this year, police said on Monday.

Nadda to lay foundation stones of 2 cancer hospitals in Punjab

Union Health Minister JP Nadda will soon lay foundation stones of two cancer hospitals at Fazilka and Hoshiarpur in Punjab and has issued instructions to expedite the proceedings so the work on these projects could start soon.

Scores may be stranded, held captive in Iraq: Hostage`s brother

Scores of youths from Punjab and Haryana could be stranded or held captive in Iraq, says the brother of a Punjabi youth taken hostage in Iraq by Sunni insurgents.

Paramjit Singh, younger brother of Kamaljit Singh, a youth from Hoshiarpur who has been abducted by the insurgents, said that conflicting reports about the whereabouts of the Indian hostages were causing concern to his family and families of other Punjabi youths who are missing.

BSP`s Punjab general secretary resigns

Taking moral responsibility of BSP`s dismal performance in Lok Sabha polls in state, Punjab general secretary of the party, Jarnail Nangal, has resigned from his post.

Bounty for Baba Ramdev`s head: Alvi says BSP leader should be sent to mental hospital

Slamming Bhagwan Singh Chohan for placing a bounty of Rs 1 crore on yoga guru Baba Ramdev`s head, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said the BSP Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha candidate should be sent to a mental hospital for saying this.

Ramdev left fuming as Hoshiarpur administration disallows press conference

Hoshiarpur district administration disallowed Ramdev to hold a press conference at Zila Parishad complex here on the ground that the premises belonged to Punjab government, leaving the yoga guru fuming.

Ramdev holds roadshow in Phagwara, asks youth to think big

Yoga guru Ramdev on Thursday held a road-show in Phagwara in support of BJP candidate from Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat Vijay Sampla.

Modi, Rahul, Sonia, stars to raise campaign heat in Punjab

Turning up the heat, political heavyweights and film stars are set to woo voters in the last leg of campaigning in Punjab for the April 30 Lok Sabha elections for the 13 seats from the state.

Elections 2014: Punjab —State Profile

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

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

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.

Six pilgrims killed in road accident

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

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

Two killed, six injured in road mishap

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Farmer buys ‘AK-47’ for Rs 7 lakh in Punjab

Punjab residents’ fascination for world famous Kalashnikov assault rifles AK-47 still continues despite the end of militancy in the state nearly two decades ago.