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  • 'People need to come together to end drug menace in Punjab' 20 hours 14 minutes ago

    Jalandhar: Raising concern over the increasing consumption of intoxicants among youngsters in Punjab, politicians and eminent personalities on Sunday said that people need to come together to end the drug menace in the state just the way militancy and extremism was eradicated. Speaking at a function organised here by the...
  • Punjab: Badal terms bypoll results as vindication of SAD policies 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday termed the results of the two Assembly bypolls in Punjab as "a vindication of the policies and performance of the SAD-BJP combine government" in the state. He said the results were a major set back to the Congress party, as we not...
  • Congress will make a comeback and form its government: Preneet Kaur 1 week ago

    Counting of votes is on for the two assembly seats that went to bypolls last week. Congress leader Preneet Kaur has won from the Patiala seat by 23,000 votes while the Akali Dal is leading in Talwandi Sabo. Kaur said,"Congress will definitely make a comeback and form its government." ...
  • Bypoll results: RJD-JDU and Congress win 10 seats, limit BJP+ to 8 in four states 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be losing ground just a few months after its stupendous showing in the Lok Sabha elections as it suffered major setbacks in the Assembly bypolls in three states - Bihar, Karnataka and Punjab. The party could manage to hold on to its...
  • Punjab: Fire breaks out at wool factory in Ludhaina, 3 dead 1 week ago

    Ludhiana: Three people on Monday died in a major fire that broke out in a wool factory in Ludhiana. Suraj, Raju and Chander were burnt alive inside a factory unit as the owner had locked it from outside, Station House Officer Maninder Bedi said. The cause of the fire is yet to...
  • Punjab bypoll results: Congress, SAD win one seat each 1 week ago

    The Congress was at par with the Shiromani Akali Dal in the Punjab where both the parties won one seat each in the bypolls held last week. Congress leader Preneet Kaur won the Patiala seat while Akali Dal's Mohinder Singh Sidhu won the Talwandi Sabo seat. The Aam Aadmi Party finished...
  • Bypoll results live: Setback for BJP; RJD-JDU-Cong alliance wins 6 seats in Bihar, Congress wins 2 in Karnataka 1 week ago

    The results for assembly bypolls held in four states - Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday as counting of votes has begun. While all eyes are on the Lalu Prasad-Nitish Kumar alliance in Bihar, the BJP is keeping fingers crossed in MP and Karnataka while...
  • Results of bypolls in 4 states to be declared today; can the Lalu-Nitish alliance dent BJP in Bihar? 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The results for assembly bypolls held in four states - Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday. Counting will begin at 8 am on Monday morning. These are the first assembly bypolls after the political realignment in Bihar. Ten assembly seats went to polls in...
  • SGPC slams Maharashtra cabinet decision okaying Bhatia panel report August 23, 2014

    Fatehgarh Sahib: The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) on Friday condemned the Maharashtra Cabinet decision approving the report of the Bhatia Committee, a step which will bring about a reduction in its representation in the Takht Hazur Sahib Board at Nanded. SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar, who was here to preside...
  • Punjab: Dalits block National Highway over rape, police use mild force to clear it August 16, 2014

    Phagwara: Agitated over delay in arrest of four persons accused of raping a 22-year-old dalit woman at a factory, members of a dalit organisation on Saturday tried to block the National Highway 1, forcing police to use mild force against them. Activists of Sri Guru Ravi Das Sena Punjab gathered...
  • Speeding car driver caught speaking on mobile, hits traffic constable, drags him for one kilometer August 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a shocking incident of road rage, a video footage shows a traffic constable being hit and dragged on the bonnet of a car for as long as 1 km in Chandigarh city. The video shot from another car shows a man hitting the traffic constable after he was asked...
  • Amarinder Singh seeks Sushma's help to bring back body of Punjab man August 10, 2014

    Amritsar: Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday sought the intervention of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in bringing back the body of an Amritsar-origin man who was shot dead in the US last week. In a letter, he explained to the minister that Rajinder Kumar Sharma, from Khandwala in Chheharta area...
  • HSGMC leader Jhinda pays obeisance at Golden Temple July 28, 2014

    Amritsar Haryana SGPC leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda along with 34 members of the newly-formed ad hoc committee on Monday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple. "Peace, religious harmony and sanctity of Sikh religion has to be followed strictly and nobody would be allowed to disturb the sanctity of any Gurdwara in...
  • SGPC row: Truce between Haryana, Punjab after Akal Takht steps in July 27, 2014

    After Akal Takht stepped in the row over the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee Sikh leaders from Punjab and Haryana have decided to call off their congregation scheduled for Sunday in Amritsar and in Karnal on Monday. While the situation has been defused the long term problem of the legality of...
  • SGPC row: Punjab, Haryana Sikh rallies called off after Akal Takht order July 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, has stepped in the row over the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee. The Akal Takht has asked Sikh leaders from Punjab and Haryana to call off their congregation scheduled for Sunday in Amritsar and in Karnal on Monday. Both Punjab and...
  • Haryana vs Punjab: should states have different gurudwara committees? July 25, 2014

    The Haryana government passed a legislation earlier this month to create a separate HSGPC for the state, a decision which has angered the Punjab based SGPC which controls all the gurudwaras in the states of Haryana and Punjab.Punjab's Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has threatened to resign and lead a...
  • SAD threatens to protest if Hooda does not take back Haryana SGPC act July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The fight between Haryana and Punjab over the control of gurudwaras has intensified with the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government not willing to listen to the Centre, insisting that the new Haryana SGPC Act is here to stay. Punjab's Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on the other hand is threatening...
  • Centre may take Presidential reference to resolve Punjab, Haryana SGPC row July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The row over a separate Gurudwara Committee for Haryana is intensifying every minute. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday. Sources say that the government may send a Presidential reference, which means that the Supreme Court will...
  • Punjab CM threatens to quit if Haryana SGPC Act is not withdrawn July 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: Battle lines have been drawn between the Congress government in Haryana and the Shiromani Akali Dal government in Punjab after the Hooda government in Haryana passed a legislation formatting a separate Gurudwara management committee for Haryana. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has threatened to quit at a rally...
  • Tonnes of food grain stored out in the open in Punjab July 17, 2014

    Chandigarh: If you have enough food grains, there is the problem of storing it. It is the same concern every year as tonnes of grains continue to be stored out in the open, rotting away. With the onset of monsoon, there's a fear that tonnes of grains will literally be...
  • Tax official sacked for corruption in Punjab July 15, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday ordered the sacking of a taxation officer and the compulsory retirement of four others, including a woman, on corruption charges. The dismissed Excise and Taxation Officer (ETO) Baljinder Singh was recruited in 2012 and was still under probation. His services...
  • Punjab: Man booked for posting fake photo of Dera Chief on Facebook July 13, 2014

    Ambala: Police on Sunday arrested a youth for allegedly posting a fake photo of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda (religious sect) head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on his Facebook account. On the complaint from Dera Sacha Sauda follower Punit Insan, police arrested Amarinder Singh, a resident of Ambala City, for allegedly posting...
  • Punjab: Familes of 39 Indians protest to bring back relatives from Iraq July 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Tense families of the 39 youth from Punjab who are in ISIS captivity in Iraq are more are holding a protest in Chandigarh. The relatives of the stranded Indians met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday. They have claimed that the government is not doing enough to bring...
  • Power cuts imposed in Punjab due to poor monsoon, less power July 10, 2014

    Chandigarh: Despite tall claims of availability of surplus power, Punjab power utility PSPCL on Thursday resorted to load shedding on all categories of consumers including farmers and domestic category, citing poor monsoon and less power generation. "Due to sudden increase in demand for power, owing to rise in temperature and poor...
  • High speed rail coaches to be rolled out in September end July 9, 2014

    Kapurthala: A day after Railway Budget was presented in Parliament, Kapurthala based Rail Coach Factory (RCF) on Wednesday said it will roll out first rake of coaches, capable of running at a high speed of 160 km per hour by the end of September or first week of October. Making the...
  • Punjab: CM Badal describes Railway budget as 'growth oriented' July 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: Hailing the Railway Budget, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday described it as "growth oriented" and "passenger friendly", saying its proposals will propel all round development and prosperity in the country. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brainchild to introduce bullet trains in the country would put India on...
  • Smuggler with 12 kg heroin held in Punjab July 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: A smuggler with 12 kg of heroin worth Rs.60 crore in the international market was arrested in Punjab, police said on Sunday. The arrest was made on the Amritsar-Tarn Taran road late on Saturday. The police also recovered two Chinese made pistols and ammunition from the smuggler. "The heroin consignment was...
  • Iraq crisis: Government making efforts for safe return of Punjabis, says Punjab CM July 4, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday assured the distressed families of the persons trapped in strife-torn Iraq that the state government was making all out efforts to ensure their safe and prompt return to the country. Interacting with 16 such families from Mandi Gobind Garh, who called...
  • 24 police officers shifted in Punjab July 2, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a major reshuffle, Punjab government on Wednesday transferred 24 police officers, including eight from the IPS cadre, in the state. Among the transferred officers are eight of the IPS cadre and 16 from Punjab Police Service (PPS), a spokesman said. They included officers of IGP, DIG and AIG...
  • Akali Dal warns Congress over separate Haryana Sikh body June 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday warned the Congress against a conspiracy to weaken the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) by trying to create a separate Sikh body to take control of gurudwaras in Haryana. The Akali Dal said the SGPC is an apex body for the management of Sikhs...