Punjab

  • Kings XI Punjab look to tame Hobart Hurricanes in CLT20 debut 6 minutes ago

    Mohali: After their best-ever show at IPL 7, Kings XI Punjab will look to continue their aggressive brand of cricket when they start their campaign against Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Thursday. Riding on their power-packed batting line-up, Punjab took the IPL-7 by...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal visits Chennai, Hyderabad to attract investors 12 hours 41 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will be on a two-day visit to Chennai and Hyderabad from Thursday to meet leading industrialists with an intention to attract investments in the state. During the meeting with industry leaders, Badal will showcase investment opportunities in Punjab along with highlighting state as...
  • CLT20: Kings XI are focussed on getting the best out of players, says Bangar 13 hours 24 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar says the focus of his side is to get the best out their players in the Champions League Twenty20 as they prepare to take on Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match, on Thursday. Riding on their strong batting line-up, Kings XI put up...
  • CLT20: KXIP announce Nafex.com and Shrey as their sponsors for this season 16 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday announced their association with Nafex.com as the leading arm sponsor and Shrey as back of the helmet sponsor for the ongoing Champions League Twenty20. While NAFEX.com is known to offer best rates for foreign exchange and make transactions not only easy but also reliable,...
  • CLT20: Johnson not to join KXIP immediately due to injury 19 hours 52 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia on Wednesday said that fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will not immediately join the Kings XI Punjab in India for the Champions League Twenty20 due to a rib injury. Cricket Australia Physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: "Mitch had some rib pain during the recent ODI tour of Zimbabwe. Since returning...
  • CLT20: IPL teams bank on home advantage Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, with their rich experience of playing in high-pressure matches, will begin the competition as pre-tournament favourites as the tournament proper of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) gets underway in Hyderabad with a Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match on Wednesday. Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • Punjab: Congress demands transparency in wards delimitation 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Congress on Monday demanded transparency in the delimitation process of wards by making it online as the party gears up for the upcoming local bodies elections in the state. It submitted a memorandum to this effect to Governor Shivraj Patil and the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The situation...
  • Mitchell Johnson still unavailable but KXIP up for CLT20 challenge 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: Runners-up in this year's IPL, Kings XI Punjab are looking forward to the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 challenge with skipper George Bailey saying that the side is focused and well prepared for the games ahead. When asked if the CLT20 tournament would be a fresh start for the team after...
  • Vancouver Lions beat Punjab Thunders 57-46 in WKL 3 days ago

    Bhatinda: Vancouver Lions defeated Punjab Thunders by 57-46 to register their second win in as many six matches of the inaugural Wave World Kabaddi League (WKL) on Sunday . The first quarter of the match started with opening points for the Vancouver Lions by Gagandeep Satti. After a couple of tussle between...
  • Unregulated colonies: Amarinder Singh asks Punjab government to issue guidelines 3 days ago

    Chandigarh: Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday demanded the Punjab government to issue necessary guidelines for regularising the unregulated colonies across the state. He said that people were suffering and this has also had an adverse impact on the business sentiment. Smaller property transactions have come to a halt resulting...
  • Punjab: Centre's decision on new paddy norms anti-farmer, says Congress 3 days ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Congress on Sunday flayed the Centre's decision fixing new norms about paddy procurement and milling as "anti-farmer" step. State Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa in a statement strongly opposed to decision of the Centre to bring down the paddy moisture content limit from 15 to 14 per cent,...
  • CM Badal orders upgrading of drainage system in Punjab 3 days ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday asked Irrigation department to upgrade drainage system to check water logging in south western districts of the state. Badal, who talked to affected people in the villages of Sri Muktsar Sahib district, emphasised the need for upgrading, widening and strengthening the existing...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal meets Sushma Swaraj over problems of Sikhs 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, along with a delegation of Sikh leaders, on Saturday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and demanded that the issues pertaining to Sikhs in the United States be included in the agenda of meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US...
  • Punjab flood: CM Badal seeks enhanced compensation to farmers by Centre 4 days ago

    Muktsar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday described as "minuscule" the compensation given by the Centre to farmers for the losses suffered by them in natural calamity and said he will raise the issue with the Centre. "Rs 3,500 given by the Centre per acre to the farmers for...
  • J&K floods: Punjab IAS officials to donate a day's salary for relief 4 days ago

    Chandigarh: IAS officers of Punjab have decided to donate one day salary for Jammu and Kashmir flood relief fund. Disclosing this on Saturday, Suresh Kumar, President, Punjab IAS Officers Association, said IAS officers of Punjab have decided to express their solidarity with the flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir...
  • Punjab to seek review of tax incentives to neighbouring states 5 days ago

    Talwandi Sabo (Punjab): The Punjab government will impress upon the Centre to review fiscal sops granted to neighbouring states, including Himachal Pradesh, saying tax holidays to these states had proved "detrimental" to growth of industry in Punjab. Stating this here on Friday, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Punjab would also...
  • Punjab CM Badal seeks direction from Centre to help J&K flood victims 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday sought directions from the Centre to offer help and cooperation to the flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir. According to an official release, the Punjab government, having failed to contact the authorities in valley due to disruption in telecom services, asked...
  • Punjab government to launch e-stamping next month 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Thursday said that it will launch e-stamping system for registration of land deeds by mid-October. It was stated by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal who directed all divisional commissioners and deputy commissioner to roll out e-stamping next month. All deeds and land registrations above...
  • Kings XI Punjab set to start their CLT20 training camp in Mohali on Friday 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: Gearing up for the upcoming Champions League Twenty20, the Kings XI Punjab will hold a training camp at the PCA stadium on Friday. Top players will take part in the camp including George Bailey, Virender Sehwag, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, besides Akshar Patel, Rishi Dhawan, Karanveer Singh, Thisara...
  • Punjab government assures jobs to dependents of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab government on Wednesday said that it will soon provide jobs to the dependents of victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots and terrorism. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal assured the wards of 1984 riots and terrorism victims that the state will soon provide compassionate jobs to them and instructed...
  • CLT20: Debutants Kings XI Punjab optimistic after an impressive IPL 6 days ago

    Kings XI Punjab looked a completely different side in season seven of the Indian Premier League (IPL) where they stormed into the final of the tournament and were the most consistent performers of the 2014 edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 league. Sanjay Bangar's incisive behind-the-scenes management helped Punjab pick some...
  • Pakistan: Nearly 260 dead in rains, floods; over 1 million affected 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Nearly 260 people have been killed and more than one million affected due to rains and devastating floods in Pakistan with authorities racing against both time and tide to limit destruction, officials said on Wednesday. The rains lashed vast areas of the country last week and have now stopped but...
  • 50 dengue cases in Punjab so far this year: Punjab Health Minister 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: Fifty confirmed cases of dengue have been reported in Punjab so far this year, state Health and Family Welfare Minister Surjeet Kumar Jayani said on Wednesday. "These 50 cases of dengue are being treated in different government hospitals of the state," he said, adding that the state government has constituted...
  • Punjab to seek debt relief from 14th Finance Commission September 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: Faced with "burgeoning" debt, Punjab government is all set to seek debt relief through loan restructuring and change in criteria for devolution of funds to states from the 14th Finance Commission tomorrow in order to overcome financial "challenges". "We will seek debt relief from the 14th Finance Commission which...
  • Centre will bail out Punjab from financial stringency: Parkash Badal September 9, 2014

    Chhapaar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday exuded confidence that the Centre will bail the state out of "financial stringency" in the near future. Badal, who was here for annual Chhapaar mela, while reacting to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's recent letter to Punjab government purportedly refusing any...
  • Punjab accuses Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river September 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday accused the union territory of Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river in the state by discharging untreated municipal waste and industrial effluents into seasonal rivulets and drains, which ultimately merge into the river. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would take up the matter of heavy...
  • Modi government has never refused financial aid to Punjab: CM Parkash Singh Badal September 7, 2014

    Ludhiana: Accusing Congress of misguiding people by spreading "false propaganda" that the Centre was not providing funds to Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday asserted that the Narendra Modi government has never denied financial aid to the state. "The UPA government knew that they will not be able...
  • Heavy rains threaten paddy, cotton crops in Punjab September 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: Large tracts of paddy and cotton fields are affected by floods in various parts of Punjab, raising a fear of heavy loss to crops. The Punjab government has ordered for an early assessment of damage to crops due to heavy rains lashing various parts of the state. Among the...
  • HC cancels allotment of 350 acre land to DLF by Haryana government September 3, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a major blow to the Haryana government, the Punjab and Haryana High Court cancelled a land allotment made by it to real estate major DLF. The Bhupinder Singh Hooda government had allotted 350 acres of land to the company. According to sources, DLF was the sole bidder of the...