AAP announces candidates for Punjab bypolls

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday announced its candidates for bypolls to Talwandi Sabo and Patiala assembly seats in Punjab.

NHRC notice to Punjab govt on social boycott of dalits in Sangrur

The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that 105 families of Scheduled Castes have been facing social boycott by upper caste people in Baopur village of Moonak Sub-Division of District Sangrur, Punjab since May 15 of this year.

Will darkhorse Mann play spoiler for Singla, Dhindsa in Sangrur?

This traditional Lok Sabha seat, which has always witnessed a direct contest between the Congress and the Akalis, may throw up a surprise this Lok Sabha poll as AAP candidate Bhagwant Mann is being viewed as the dark horse in the battle of the ballot.

Akalis function like mafia: Singla

Congress candidate from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat Vijay Inder Singla accused the ruling SAD of being "high-handed" and running the state like a "mafia".

Headmaster booked for rape, sexual assault of girl students

Police on Thursday booked the headmaster of a school housed in a religious place at Malerkotla near here for allegedly sexually assaulting five girl students.

Sangrur seat to witness triangular contest

Sangrur Lok Sabha seat, in the Malwa heartland of Punjab, is likely to witness triangular contest with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announcing Bhagwat Mann as its contestant on Monday.

12-year-old boy`s murder case handed over to CBI: Dhindsa

SAD secretary general and Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on Friday said the Punjab government has handed over the 12-year-old boy`s murder case to the CBI.

Badal blames UPA for `straining` Centre-state relations

Punjab CM stepped up his attack on the Centre over "not getting" invite to the foundation laying ceremony of a cancer hospital in Sangrur.

Rahul snub makes Punjab CM knock at PM’s door

An angry Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, complaining about him not being invited for the foundation stone-laying ceremony for a cancer hospital here.

Badal miffed at not getting invite to PGI event, writes to PM

By not inviting the Punjab Government at a function to lay the foundation stone of cancer hospital in Sangrur the Centre has "violated" federal system, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today claimed.

Akali Dal woman leader among 5 run over by truck

Five persons, including an Akali Dal woman leader, were killed and two others injured after they were run over by a truck in Lehra area here.

Minor abducted, murdered in Punjab

A 12-year-old boy was on Monday allegedly abducted and murdered by some unknown persons while he was returning from his school here, leading to protest by locals who damaged four state-owned buses.

Rape accused beaten up in jail

A rape accused sustained several head injuries in district jail here after getting into a fight with two inmates, who were arguing among themselves that those convicted of rape should be hanged.

Ten years RI to Amritsar Rural SSP, three other cops

A special CBI court here on Monday sentenced a Amritsar Rural SSP and three other policemen to 10 years rigorous imprisonment in an 18 year old illegal confinement case.

Cong MP demands vacant hospital to be turned into cancer-care facility

In light of increasing number of cancer cases in Malwa belt, a Congress MP on Sunday demanded that the vacant Ghabdan Kothi hospital be converted into a cancer-care facility.

Car rams truck in dense fog, two youths die

Two youths were killed when their car hit a stationary truck in dense fog at Nadampur bypass near Bhawanigarh on Saturday, police said.

Punjab: Convict beaten to death in prison

A life convict was on Thursday
beaten to death allegedly by two other inmates in Sangrur jail
here following a row over over watching a TV channel.