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School bus falls into canal in Punjab, seven children killed; compensation of Rs 11 lakh announced

Seven students were killed and 15 others were left injured after a school bus fell into a canal near Amritsar on Tuesday afternoon. 

Punjab govt imposes ban on sale of army uniforms

Punjab govt imposes ban on sale of army uniforms

Punjab government today imposed a ban on the sale of army uniforms across the state.

Pathankot attack: Punjab to give Rs 25 lakh, job to next of kin of two martyrs

Paying rich tributes to the security personnel who laid down their lives during the Pathankot terror attack, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday announced financial assistance of Rs 25 lakh and government job each for next of kin of two martyrs from the state - Honorary Captain Fateh Singh and Havildar Kulwant Singh.

Punjab govt orders probe into desecration of a holy book

The Punjab government on Wednesday ordered a judicial probe into the desecration of a holy book in Faridkot district.

Akal Takht condemns police action on Sikh protesters

The supreme temporal body of Sikhs Akal Takht on Wednesday condemned the killing of two youth during the clash between Sikh protesters and police over alleged desecration of a holy book.

People will throw Akalis out of power: AAP

 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday hit out at Parkash Singh Badal led government saying people would throw the Akalis out of power for their "dictatorial" attitude, in 2017 state Assembly elections.

Moga bus incident: Unions hold protest across Punjab

Members of various Unions on Tuesday held protest across the state seeking cancellation of bus permit and registration of a case against Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in connection with death of a teenage girl who was allegedly molested and thrown off a bus on April 29 in Moga.

AAP demands President to dismiss Punjab govt over Moga incident

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has submitted a petition to the President demanding the dismissal of the Parkash Singh Badal-led government in Punjab over the Moga molestation incident.

Punjab govt to set up NRI cell in every district

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said the government would set up separate NRI cells in every district across the state to facilitate non- resident Indians in getting their administrative works done smoothly.

Punjab govt ignored sacrifice of jawans killed in J&K attacks: BJP

BJP on Monday hit out at the Punjab government led by its ally SAD, alleging that while the state ignored the martyrdom of soldiers, it "wasted precious money" on performances by film actors.

HC asks Punjab govt to cremate Ashutosh Maharaj in 15 days

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the Punjab government to cremate the body of Ashutosh Maharaj, the chief of Nurmahal-based Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, within 15 days in accordance with due religious rights.

Punjab govt to audit accounts of 450 panchayats

The Punjab government has ordered audit of accounts of 450 village panchayats following complaints in the implementation of MNREGA scheme there.

Direct subsidy to farmers for buying farm equipments

Punjab government has launched a special scheme to release direct subsidy to farmers, allowing them to purchase agricultural and horticultural implements from any empanelled firm of their choice.

Centre has different yardsticks for non-Cong states: Punjab govt

The Punjab government on Tuesday accused the Centre for following different yardsticks for non-Congress ruled states and asked it to "stop discrimination" against the state on industrial front.

Plant more trees: Punjab govt to people

Punjab government today urged people to plant more saplings to make the state greener.

BJP`s consent taken in all decisions: Sukhbir

Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday said Shiromani Akali Dal always takes consent of its coalition partner BJP in the government`s functioning.

Punjab govt favours capital punishment in brutal rape cases

Punjab government favours death sentence in brutal rape cases, state DGP S S Saini said.

Punjab Govt decision to organize NRI conclave welc

Punjabi community in the US has welcomed the decision of Punjab government to hold a three day NRI conclave next January.

Punjab Govt issues instruction to fill remaining MBBS seats

The Punjab Govt has directed the medical and dental colleges in the state to fill the remaining 38 MBBS and 524 BDS seats of NRI Quota.

Punjab govt sets up anti-ragging cell

To curb the menace of ragging in technical educational institutes in the state, the Punjab government set up an anti-ragging cell.