Punjab

  • BJP's Kaptan Singh Solanki appointed Haryana's Governor with a view to end SGPC impasse 8 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The row over a separate Gurudwara Committee for Haryana has taken a new turn. Veteran BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Kaptan Singh Solanki on Friday was appointed the Governor of Haryana in place of Jagannath Pahadia who completes his tenure on Saturday. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said the...
  • SAD threatens to protest if Hooda does not take back Haryana SGPC act 9 hours 31 minutes ago

    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 15 hours 10 minutes ago

    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...
  • Tonight at India @ 9: Punjab-Haryana fight over SGPC 17 hours 12 minutes ago

    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 government must resolve SGPC issue with Haryana: Manish Tewari 18 hours 24 minutes ago

    Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the Punjab government must resolve the SGPC issue with the Haryana government. He said, "If Punjab government has any issues/misunderstandings then they must resolve it amicably with the Haryana government." The Hooda government in Haryana passed a legislation formatting a separate Gurudwara management...
  • Punjab CM threatens to quit if Haryana SGPC Act is not withdrawn 22 hours 7 minutes ago

    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...
  • Centre's objection to Manjunath's elevation as Punjab & Haryana HC CJ baseless: SC collegium July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has rejected the objections raised by the Law Ministry on Karnataka High Court Justice KL Manjunath's elevation as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Standing firm on its decision, the collegium said that the objections raised by the Centre are baseless...
  • 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...
  • Iraq crisis: Families of abducted Indians meet Punjab CM, MEA says all safe July 11, 2014

    The families of 39 Indians who are in still in ISIS captivity on Friday met Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh. Frustrated over the lack of information from both the Punjab government and the Centre, the families said that they last heard from their relatives in Iraq who...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chief Secretary receives 19 Punjabis returning from Iraq at IGI Airport July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal, along with several other state officials, on Saturday received 19 Punjabis arriving from strife-torn Iraq at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. The Chief Secretary was deputed by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to receive the Punjabis returning from Iraq in special flights...
  • Iraq: Mass evacuation of Indians on, 600 more to return home on Sunday July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In more relief for the families whose loved ones are stuck in war-torn Iraq, 600 more Indians are set to return from the strife-hit country on Sunday. As many as 200 people from Najaf and 400 Indian nationals from South Baghdad will head for their homeland on Sunday. The...
  • Monsoon reaches Delhi and parts of UP, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The much awaited monsoon reached Delhi-NCR on Thursday bringing down temperatures in the national capital. The rains brought some respite from a torrid summer. The Met department has said that the south west monsoon has further advanced into the whole of Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana,...
  • 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...
  • Ness Wadia writes to police, claims Preity's allegations false July 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Preity Zinta's former boyfriend Ness Wadia on Wednesday broke his silence on the alleged molestation case filed by the actress against him. Wadia wrote a letter to Mumbai Police and provided a list of persons who were present at Kings XI vs CSK match at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on...
  • Wadia group prepares a list of 30 witnesses against Preity Zinta July 1, 2014

    Mumbai: After Preity Zinta and her mother recently met Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, the Wadia group has prepared a list of almost 30 witnesses to be handed over to police for investigation into the molestation case filed by the actress against Ness Wadia. Maria said that once the police records...
  • 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...
  • Over 70,000 report to de-addiction centres in Punjab June 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Over 70,000 drug addicts have reported at government drug de-addiction centres across Punjab, following the recent crackdown on the drugs supply chain in the state, police said on Sunday. A police spokesman said that the crackdown has led to the drug supply network being broken. He claimed that the availability...
  • Punjab: Rehab centres for drug addicts to start within 3 months, says CM June 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said that rehabilitation centres for drug de-addiction in 22 districts of the state will be made operational within three months. The Chief Minister asked the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to complete and hand over the fully furnished buildings of these centres,...
  • Preity Zinta names Ness Wadia's friends, staff, a foreign national as witnesses June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Preity Zinta was at Mumbai's Wankhede stadium on Tuesday evening as the police recorded her supplementary statement in the case against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. According to the police, Preity has named 14 witnesses, whose statements will also be recorded soon. The actress identified three places where...
  • Virender Sehwag's pep talks helped me a lot: Sandeep Sharma June 27, 2014

    The Indian Premier League 2014 is done and dusted, but the glitzy T20 tournament has left a strong set of domestic cricketers poised for a bright future. One such sensation is Sandeep Sharma, who stood out with his wicket-taking abilities through the season. The uncapped Turk from Patiala finished with...
  • Preity wants to record statement at home, Mumbai Police at Wankhede Stadium June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police wants to record actress Preity Zinta's statement on her complaint of abuse against ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia at the Wankhede Stadium where the alleged incident took place. But sources say that Preity is keen to record her statement at home. Ness Wadia can be called for questioning only...
  • Mumbai Police likely to record Preity Zinta's statement today June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police is likely to record actress Preity Zinta's statement on Tuesday in connection with her complaint against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. Preity, who was away in the US, came back to the country on Sunday and has avoided the media so far. Preity has accused Ness...
  • Molestation case: Police may record Preity's statement on Tuesday June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The statement of Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, who has accused her ex-boyfriend industrialist Ness Wadia of outraging her modesty, is likely to be recorded on Tuesday inside Wankhede Stadium, police said on Monday. "We may record the statement of the actress on Tuesday at Wankhede Stadium where the incident took...
  • Preity refuses to comment on case against Wadia, requests for privacy June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Requesting for privacy, actress Preity Zinta said that she will not be able to comment as the investigation is underway in the complaint case filed by her against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. "Exhausted but happy to finally be back home in Mumbai. I would like to apologise to the...