Chandigarh, Oct 8 : Thousands of passengers faced a harrowing time as the Samjhauta Express (link train) and several other trains across Punjab were stopped, cancelled or diverted on Thursday as agitating farmers intensified their agitation against the state government on the second day.
Bathinda (Punjab), Oct 8 : The largest solar power plant in Punjab was inaugurated on Thursday in the state's Bathinda district.
Chandigarh, Oct 7 : The Punjab government on Wednesday said it will engage services of private detective agencies to check illegal sex determination tests by private ultrasound centres.
Chandigarh, Oct 7 : Thousands of passengers in Punjab were hit hard on Wednesday as a few trains were stopped by protesting farmers on the first day of their two-day agitation and some others were diverted by the railway authorities.
Chandigarh, Oct 7 : Haryana Police have placed their international-level boxer Jai Bhagwan under suspension following allegations that he had accepted a bribe of Rs.1 lakh, police said on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, Oct 7 : A senior minister in Haryana has taken on the Royal Bengal Tiger - literally.
Chandigarh, Oct 6 : Northern states Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday agreed to take steps to check the pollution in rivers flowing in the region.
Chandigarh, Oct 6 : The Jathedar (head) of the Takht Keshgarh Sahib at Anandpur Sahib, the second most important shrine in Sikh religion after the Golden Temple (Harmandar Sahib), was injured when a 'granthi' (priest) attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon on Tuesday, police said.
Chandigarh, Oct 6 : Artefacts associated with Chandigarh's founder-architect Le Corbusier - either disposed off as "junk" by local authorities or sold off cheaply or stolen from here - have found their way to auction houses in the West and fetching millions of rupees.
Chandigarh, Oct 5 : On a day when Punjab's agriculture director Mangal Singh Sandhu was arrested on charges of cheating and corruption in a multi-crore-rupee pesticide purchase scam, the state government placed him under suspension. Two other senior officers of the agriculture department have been chargesheeted.
Chandigarh, Oct 5 : The Punjab government on Monday urged the railways ministry to run at least 10 special trains from the state connecting prominent pilgrimage sites in other parts of the country.
Chandigarh, Oct 5 : Punjab's director-agriculture Mangal Singh Sandhu has been arrested for his alleged role in the multi-crore rupee spurious pesticide purchase, police sources said on Monday. The pesticide was sold to farmers.
Chandigarh, Oct 5 : Punjab agriculture director Mangal Singh has been arrested for his alleged role in the purchase of spurious pesticide that were sold to cotton farmers, police sources said on Monday.
Chandigarh, Oct 4 : It may not be election time in Punjab yet but campaigning is on in a different way. As faraway Bihar readies to elect a new 243-member assembly, leading parties are wooing the Bihari migrant population in Punjab.
Chandigarh, Oct 4 : With suicides by farmers in Punjab rising, associations of farmers have urged the government to hike the compensation for farmers committing suicides.
Chandigarh, Oct 4 : Truck operators here and in Punjab and Haryana on Sunday vowed to intensify their agitation from Monday as the government has failed to meet their demands such as scrapping the toll system.
Amritsar, Oct 3 : Over 10,000 students in this Sikh holy city on Saturday staked their claim in the Guinness World Records with the largest dance performance in one place.
Chandigarh, Oct 2 : Radical Sikh leaders on Friday termed "a sham" controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's offer to visit the Golden Temple complex and demanded that he should instead appear before the Akal Takht, Sikh religion's highest temporal seat, to offer his apology.
Chandigarh, Oct 1 : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) sanctioned a cash credit limit of Rs.18,972 crore to food grain state Punjab where the paddy procurement process officially started on Thursday, an official said.
Chandigarh, Oct 1 : Punjab on Thursday ordered a vigilance probe into the multi-crore rupee pesticide scam in the state which has led to losses running into millions of rupees to cotton-growing farmers in the state.
Chandigarh, Oct 1 : Every evening, things change at the inner market in Chandigarh's upscale Sector 8. The regular shops wind up business around 8 p.m. and the shoppers are gone. But the whole place lights up to a different world as the eating shops go full steam and the foodies literally come in hordes to satisfy their taste buds and hunger pangs.
Chandigarh, Sep 30 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said India needs to make full use of the opportunities offered by the recent Iranian nuclear deal, including pursuing the TAPI pipeline project and reviving the Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline.
Chandigarh, Sep 30 : Members of the Youth Congress in Punjab were detained in Bathinda town on Wednesday after they locked the office of the district agriculture officer.
Chandigarh, Sep 30 : Shops and other commercial establishments were closed in some parts of Punjab on Wednesday, as a one-day bandh called against the pardon granted to Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by the Akal Takht drew a partial response.
Chandigarh, Sep 29 : Nearly 300 participants from 30 countries were joined by hundreds of youth from Chandigarh and surrounding areas, as the 10th edition of the Global Youth Peace festival (GYPF) got underway here on Tuesday with prayers for world peace.
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Sep 29 : Accusing the Sikh clergy of bowing before Akali Dal leaders, particularly of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, radical Sikh leaders on Tuesday tore a copy of the Akal Takht's order "pardoning" Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, to register their protest.
Chandigarh, Sep 29 : A surprise check of offices at the Punjab secretariat here found at least 80 officers absent from their respective offices, a state government spokesman said on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, Sep 29 : The family of Border Security Force (BSF) Constable Rocky, who died after bravely fighting terrorists in the Udhampur terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir last month, was on Tuesday handed over a cheque of Rs.20 lakh as financial assistance.
Chandigarh, Sep 28 : Under fire from various quarters over the pesticide purchase mess which led to loss of hundreds of crores of rupees for the state's cotton farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday announced compensation of Rs.600 crore to the farmers affected by 'white fly' attack.
Chandigarh, Sep 28 : A war of words over the pesticide scam in Punjab escalated on Monday as Agriculture Minister Tota Singh blamed a senior agriculture department official for the procurement of spurious pesticide to deal with whitefly pest attack on the cotton crop in the state.
Chandigarh, Sep 27 : Punjab has ordered closure of all tobacco shops which do not have a licence for sale of tobacco products.
Chandigarh, Sep 27 : The release of a film on a sect chief and the protests linked to it, an apology by a self-styled godman and the pardon to him by the Sikh clergy drawing the ire of Sikh hardliners. All of this was part of the politico-religious scene in Punjab last week.
Chandigarh, Sep 25 : For a state which has the worst sex ratio in the country, Haryana has something to cheer about also. The number of women applicants for Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test is more than double that of men.
Malerkotla (Punjab), Sep 25 : Cautioning people against being swayed by "entertainer politicians", Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday said that such leaders were out to only befool people through hollow slogans and mimicry.
Attari (Punjab), Sep 25 : After the tension between the two sides in the past one year, border security guards of India and Pakistan exchanged sweets at the international border gates here on Friday to celebrate the Eid.
Chandigarh, Sep 25 : Offering prayers at mosques, thousands of Muslims celebrated Eid festival in Punjab and Haryana on Friday.
Amritsar, Sep 24 : The Akal Takht -- the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion -- on Thursday said it has pardoned Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh following a written apology from him.
Chandigarh, Sep 24 : The Congress on Thursday expressed opposition to the Punjab government's move to allow shifting of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, found guilty in the teachers recruitment scam and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, from Delhi's Tihar prison to Bathinda jail.
Chandigarh, Sep 24 : Punjab Police were on Thursday investigating the mysterious death of a young farmer who was sitting on a protest with other farmers against the state government in Bathinda town in Punjab, 240 km from here.
Chandigarh, Sep 23 : With angry farmers blaming the government for poor quality pesticides which led to white-fly pest attack on the cotton crop in Punjab, state Agriculture Minister Tota Singh admitted on Wednesday that 30 percent of the area under cotton cultivation had been affected.
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Sep 23 : Haryana has achieved 86 percent of the target of constructing personal toilets in all houses in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, Sep 23 : India's oldest serving chief minister, Parkash Singh Badal, has often highlighted the miserable condition of farmers in the Green Revolution hub Punjab, warning that the peasantry, facing huge losses, could revolt if nothing was done urgently. A new book rips apart the political leadership for the mess.
Chandigarh, Sep 21 : Hundreds of protestors from the Dera Sacha Sauda sect who had blocked railway tracks and roads in some parts of Punjab in the past two days, ended their protests on Monday after authorities assured them that a solution would be found regarding the screening of "Messenger of God-2" (MSG-2), the second movie starring their chief, godman Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh.
Chandigarh, Sep 21 : The bullet-riddled body of a young lawyer, who was also a former national-level shooter, was found from a park here, city police officials said on Monday.
Chandigarh, Sep 21 : Despite a poor monsoon season this year, with rainfall deficiency being 55 to 60 percent, foodgrain states Punjab and Haryana are looking forward to procurement of 17.2 million tonnes of paddy this year.
Chandigarh, Sep 21 : Chandigarh Police on Monday launched investigation into the mysterious death of a lawyer whose body was found in a park here late Sunday.
Chandigarh Sep 20 : The Food and Drugs Administration in Punjab has seized expired allopathic drugs, which were being illegally repackaged with fresh expiry dates, worth Rs.43 lakh from the premises of a medicine distributor, an officials said on Sunday.
Chandigarh, Sep 20 : Protests continued on Sunday at various places in Punjab for the second day over the issue of screening of 'Messenger of God 2' -- the second movie starring controversial godman Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh of Dera Sacha Sauda sect.
Chandigarh Sep 20 : To encourage hygenic conditions and cleanliness in government hospitals, the Punjab goverment will give a Rs.50 lakh award to the most hygienic hospital in the state, a senior officer said on Sunday.
Chandigarh, Sep 15 : All villages in Punjab will be connected with 4G services by the end of this year, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Monday.
Bathinda (Punjab), Sep 14 : A 'Heritage Flying Expedition' in a vintage Pushpak aircraft was flagged off on Monday from Bathinda town in Punjab to commemorate the golden jubilee of the 1965 India-Pakistan war.
Chandigarh, Sep 14 : Haryana will build a memorial to India's first War of Independence in 1857 to highlight the role of freedom fighters and particularly of the contribution of Ambala city in the country's freedom struggle, a minister said on Monday.
Chandigarh, Sep 13 : Border Security Force (BSF) troopers seized 14 kg heroin along the India-Pakistan border in the Ferozepur sector, a BSF spokesman said on Sunday.
Panaji, Sep 13 : One man and his mother were arrested after a Chandigarh-based woman complained to police that she was induced via a matrimonial site to travel to Goa where she was raped and her gold ornaments stolen, police said on Sunday.
Chandigarh, Sep 11 : It is one regret and inquiry that the Chandigarh residents could certainly have done without.
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Sep 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed regret over the inconvenience caused to people as his four-hour visit to Chandigarh led to the closure of schools and Chandigarh's main cremation ground, besides causing traffic snarls that paralysed the city.
Chandigarh, Sep 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed regret over the inconvenience caused to people after his four-hour visit to Chandigarh led to the closure of schools and Chandigarh's main cremation ground, besides causing traffic snarls that paralysed the city.
Chandigarh, Sep 11 : Chandigarh got a new civil air terminal on Friday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the 305-acre complex.
Chandigarh, Sep 11 : Calling upon doctors to be compassionate towards patients, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told the medical fraternity that people were now moving from treatment of illness towards achieving wellness.
Chandigarh, Sep 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new civil air terminal of Chandigarh airport on Friday.