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Sacrilege incident: Punjab situation improves

The situation in Punjab, which had been on the boil following a spate of sacrilege incidents, on Saturday appeared to have improved with no fresh untoward incident and protesters by and large not resorting to road blockades and forced shut down of commercial establishments.

BSP accuses PM Modi of doublespeak on relation with Pakistan

BSP national general secretary Narendra Kashyap on Saturday said accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "doublespeak" over the issue of India's relation with Pakistan and said his meeting with his counterpart Nawaz Sharif did not "served any purpose".

Three girls harassed on Punjab buses in separate incidents

Even as the blame-game over the death of a girl after being pushed from a moving bus, continues, at least two other cases of alleged harassment of girls, including one in a vehicle allegedly belonging to an Akali leader, have come to light.

Evasion of stamp duty: Punjab govt starts process of recovery

Punjab government has started the process of recovery of the amount lost by the state exchequer due to evasion of stamp duty, Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said on Tuesday.

Punjab govt apathetic towards Hindu victims of terror: Shiv Sena

Several activists of Shiv Sena on Sunday took out a protest march here against the alleged apathy of the SAD-BJP government towards those Hindu families who were victims of terrorism in Punjab.

College girl alleges rape by acquaintance in Punjab

 A 22-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an acquaintance here, police said on Thursday.

Punjab municipal polls pass off peacefully

Polling to Punjab's six municipal corporations on Sunday passed off peacefully as an estimated 70 per cent of nearly 8 lakh electorate sealed the fate of 1,263 candidates in the hustings.

Sukha murder: Punjab govt transfers 2 senior police officials

Punjab government on Thursday took a serious note of the killing of Sukha Kahlwan while in police custody and ordered transfer of two top police officials of Kapurthala and Phagwara districts.

48-yr-old ASI dies in Punjab

Phagwara: A 48-year-old Assistant Sub Inspector of police died when he fell down to the road while trying to board a bus.

Kidnapped minor girl traced, reunited with parents

A 12-year-old girl, who was working as a domestic help in New Mansa Devi Nagar here and was missing since September 4, has been traced and reunited with her parents, police said on Sunday.

Factory owner held for raping employee in Punjab

The owner of a garment factory here has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the gang-rape of a dalit woman who worked at his factory, police said on Wednesday.

Indo-Pak buses diverted due to blockade at NH1

Two Indo-Pak `Sada-e-Sarhad` buses, connecting Delhi with Lahore, had to be diverted on Friday after a group of villagers blocked the national highway here to protest the death of an undertrial.

Youth booked for outraging minor girl`s modesty

An FIR has been lodged against a 20-year-old boy for allegedly assaulting a 10-year old girl while she was answering the nature`s call at a village here, police said here on Saturday.

Two drug peddlers arrested with 11 grams heroin in Punjab

Two drug peddlers were arrested by police from two separate places here and 11 grams of heroin was recovered from their possession.

Shiromani Akali Dal leader commits suicide in Phagwara

A 63-year-old Shiromani Akali Dal leader has allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in Manawali village here, police said today.

Two students booked for blackmailing girl

A case has been registered against two students of a private school here for allegedly blackmailing a minor school girl and extorting money from her.

Residents block traffic on NH 1

Residents of Satnampura locality blocked traffic for about an hour on National Highway 1 to protest the alleged inordinate delay in completing the work of re-carpeting the stretch of Phagwara-Nakodar road.

Yogendra Yadav holds roadshow, slams SAD-BJP

Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav on Saturday accused the ruling SAD-BJP combine in Punjab of making youth drug addicts.

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.

Chandigarh-Amritsar Express to have a stoppage at Phagwara

The Chandigarh-Amritsar Intercity Superfast Express will now have a one-minute halt at Phagwara which will connect it with holy city of Amritsar and state Capital Chandigarh.