Punjab News

Ram Rahim Singh rape trial: CRPF, RAF to be deployed during hearing
Chandigarh (Punjab/Haryana) , August 23 : Ahead of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court's verdict in the 15-year-old rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 97 Central Reserve Police Force (C.R.P.F) including the Rapid Action Force will be deployed in Panchkula during the hearing on Friday. Read Full Story

Personal appearance of Punjab CM's son in criminal case stayed
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Aug 22 : Additional Sessions Judge of a Punjab court put a stay on personal appearance of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh's son Raninder Singh till September 7 in criminal case filed by Income Tax department. Read Full Story

Ludhiana Police bust ATM robbers' gang
Ludhiana (Punjab) , August 20 : The Ludhiana Police on Sunday with the help of the Special Task Force (STF), Punjab arrested a five-member ATM robbers' gang and recovered 641 ATM cards of 18 nationalised and private banks from them. Read Full Story

Ludhiana city centre scam: Amarinder Singh, other accused given clean chit
Ludhiana (Punjab), Aug. 19 :; Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and all other 30 accused have been given a clean chit by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Saturday, in the multi-crore Ludhiana City Centre scandal. Read Full Story

71st Independence Day: Sweets exchanged at Wagah-Attari border
Amritsar (Punjab) , August 15 : On the occasion of India's 71st Independence Day, sweets were exchanged at Wagah-Attari border on Tuesday, between BSF first line of defense and Pak Rangers. Read Full Story

Ludhiana: 14-yr-old girl's braid chopped off while sleeping
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Aug 11 : Ludhiana on Thursday witnessed a fresh case of braid chopping, this time the victim being a 14-year-old girl. Read Full Story

Chandigarh stalking case: DCW Chief Swati Maliwal demands Subhash Barala's resignation
New Delhi , August 10 : Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Thursday asked for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Haryana unit President Subhash Barala's resignation after he was accused of using his power to save his son Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar in the Chandigarh stalking case. Read Full Story

Will probe into malfunction of CCTV cameras: Punjab CM on stalking case
New Delhi , Aug 8 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday assured strict investigation over the issue of stalking and harassing case of IAS's daughter in Chandigarh. Read Full Story

Chandigarh stalking case: Victim recalls harrowing episode, says accused tried everything to stop her
Chandigarh (Punjab) August 6 : A day after Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Subhash Barala's son Vikas was arrested on charges of stalking daughter of an IAS officer, the victim said that the accused kept following her car trying to block her way, adding they even tried to open the door of her car. Read Full Story

Punjab Cabinet mandates transparency in immovable properties
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Aug 4 : In a meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday, members of Legislative Assembly and Parliament from Punjab were mandated to declare their immovable properties on January 1 every year. Read Full Story

Punjab drug menace: Badal lauds Congress MLA for speaking the truth
Chandigarh (Punjab), Aug. 1 : Commenting on Punjab Congress MLA Surjit Singh Dhiman's bold remark on the issue of drugs, former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday lauded the former for showing the audacity to speak the truth despite being in the ruling party. Read Full Story

Punjab: Businessman shot dead by unidentified assailants
Faridkot (Punjab) , July 31 : A businessman was shot dead by two unidentified assailants in Faridkot's Jaitu area on Monday morning. Read Full Story

Punjab: Assault case filed against AAP MLA Amarjit Singh
Rupnagar (Punjab) , July 30 : A case of alleged assault was registered against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amarjit Singh Sanoda on Saturday. Read Full Story

Gurdas Maan's 'secret look' from his upcoming project leaked!
New Delhi, July 27 : Iconic Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan, who has won zillion hearts with his melodious voice, is currently shooting for a short musical film from his album titled 'Punjab'. Read Full Story

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh's mother passes away
Patiala (Punjab) , July 24 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's mother Rajmata Mohinder Kaur of Patiala passed away on Monday in Patiala at the age of 94. Read Full Story

Punjab CM offers cricketer Harmanpreet post in Punjab Police
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 23 : Lauding Punjab's Moga's girl Harmanpreet Kaur for her brilliant performance in ICC Women World Cup tournament, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday offered the star cricketer a post in Punjab Police, if she still desired to join the force. Read Full Story

Punjab CM announces Rs. 5 lakh reward to cricketer Harmanpreet
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 23 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a cash reward of Rs. 5 lakh for cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, who had made state proud with her performance in ICC Women World Cup semi-finals. Read Full Story

Court adjourns foreign asset case against Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 20 : A court on Thursday adjourned the foreign asset case against Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh till September 18. Read Full Story

CBI arrests former PNB officers for bank fraud
Ludhiana (Punjab) , July 18 : The Central Bureau of Investigation of India (CBI) on Thursday arrested three directors of a private company and two former officers of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) for bank fraud. Read Full Story

CBI arrests top bureaucrat in Chandigarh for accepting bribe
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 18 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Birendra Chaudhary, who is also the member secretary Chandigarh pollution control committee, for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh. Read Full Story

Punjab CM to launch Uber bike taxi scheme on July 24
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 17 :Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will be launching the first set of 100 Uber bike taxis, a new scheme aimed at generating jobs for the unemployed youth in the state on July 24. Read Full Story

Punjab Govt. reviewing policy on extension of retirement age
New Delhi , July 17 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced a review on the policy governing the extension of retirement age for two years, over and above the age of 58. Read Full Story

Punjab CM to launch Uber bike taxi scheme on July 24
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 17 :Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will be launching the first set of 100 Uber bike taxis, a new scheme aimed at generating jobs for the unemployed youth in the state on July 24. Read Full Story

Punjab: Woman beaten up by in-laws over dowry demand
Patiala (Punjab) July 15 : The evil of dowry seems to be still deep-rooted in the soil of India. Read Full Story

Punjabi folk singer Satinder Sartaaj enthralls Sufi lovers in Delhi
New Delhi , July 11 : Punjabi folk singer Satinder Sartaaj, who won zillion hearts with his devotional song 'Sai', enthralled the audience with his soulful voice, here on Sunday, at Siri Fort Auditorium. Having performed across the globe, the 35-year-old singer created a mystical night with his power-packed performances. Read Full Story

Punjab's progressive plan receives support from three Chinese majors
New Delhi , July 7 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh recently had a meeting with the delegation of three top-tier Chinese companies namely Dr Alex Li, President of LeEco APAC; Prasoon Sharma, MD of ZTEsoft India and South Asia and Susan Lin, Vice General Manager of Yinlong Energy International. Read Full Story

Punjab CM orders crackdown on forces destabilising harmony in state
Chandigarh , July 6 : The Punjab Police on Thursday filed a case against three USA-based persons, including the Legal Advisor of Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), along with two persons based in India, on charges of sedition, promoting enmity and criminal conspiracy, after Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh ordered a crackdown on the outfit amid complaints by the local people of deliberate attempts to vitiate the state's atmosphere. Read Full Story

No media censorship, but no monopoly either for cable networks or TV channels: Punjab CM
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 6 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday categorically ruled out any censorship against Fastway/PTC News or any other cable or media organisation, but made it clear that action would be taken against them if charges of tax violations by them are found true. Read Full Story

Punjab CM writes to PM Modi seeking bonus on Paddy to check stubble burning
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 6 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a bonus of Rs. 100 per quintal on Paddy, in addition to its Minimum Support Price (MSP) to check stubble burning. Read Full Story

Punjab: Police seize 1.5 kilograms of opium, two arrested
Ludhiana (Punjab) , June 25 : At least two persons have been arrested for carrying 1.5 kilograms of opium worth Rs. 1 lakh by the Government Railway Police Force in Punjab's Ludhiana on Sunday. Read Full Story

Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor
Chandigarh (Punjab) , June 23 : The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed an amendment that allows hotels, restaurants and clubs on the highway to serving liquor. Read Full Story

Ruckus in Punjab Assembly: Suspended MLAs stage protest, AAP MLAs thrown out
Chandigarh (Punjab) , June 22 : A scuffle broke out between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Sukhpal Khaira, Simarjeet Singh Bains and Balwinder Bains of Lok Insaf Party with security officials outside Punjab Assembly on Thursday after they were forcibly removed from the building. Read Full Story

Punjab: Farmers protest over farm loan waiver issue on NH-1
Ludhiana (Punjab) , June 21 : Farmers in Ludhiana staged a protest on the issue of farm loan waiver and implementation of Swaminathan Report on National Highway (NH-1) on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Punjab Govt. announces loan waiver for 'marginal' farmers
Chandigarh (Punjab) June 19 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced total waiver of entire crop loans up to Rs. 2 lakh for small and marginal farmers up to 5 acres, and a flat Rs. 2 lakh relief for all other marginal farmers, irrespective of their loan amount. Read Full Story

Hotels, restaurants on highways can now serve liquor: Punjab Govt.
Chandigarh (Punjab) June 19 : Ahead of the state budget, the Punjab Council of Ministers (CoM), led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday gave its nod to remove hotels, restaurants and clubs from the restrictions on serving of liquor within 500 meters of highways. Read Full Story

Braveheart's family criticizes govt. over inaction on Pak ceasefire violations
Hoshiarpur (Punjab) , June 16 : The family of Indian Army soldier Naik Bakhtawar Singh, who was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera this week, criticized the government on Saturday over its "inaction" in ending ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Read Full Story

Punjab Police inspector arrested for alleged links with drug traffickers
Jalandhar (Punjab) , June 13 : The Special Task Force (STF) of the Punjab Police has arrested Inspector Inderjit Singh for his alleged links with drug traffickers. Read Full Story

Porn clip played at BSF meet in Punjab, probe ordered
Jalandhar (Punjab) , June 12 : A probe has been ordered for playing a porn clip during a darbar meeting of the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel at the headquarters of the 77th Battalion in Punjab's Ferozepur. Read Full Story

Rahul Gandhi visits Golden Temple
Amritsar , June. 10 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab. Read Full Story

Ludhiana trader murders three family members before committing suicide
Ludhiana (Punjab) , June 8 : A trader murdered three members of his family before committing suicide in Ludhiana's Model Town area. Read Full Story

Punjab youth paraded naked for molesting children
Tarn Taran (Punjab) , June 7 : A youth was paraded naked for allegedly molesting two children in Punjab's Tarn Taran district. Read Full Story

All India Sikh Students Federation denounces Operation blue star
Amritsar (Punjab) , June 6 : The All India Sikh Students Federation on Tuesday carried out a march in the wake of 33rd anniversary of operation blue star. Read Full Story

SYL verdict against Punjab could revive 'militancy': Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab) , June 5 : Punjab Chief Minsiter Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday warned that if the final verdict on Sutlej Yamuna link canal (SYL) deprives the people of Punjab of their water rights, it could lead to the revival of militancy in the region. Read Full Story

Punjab Police busts ISYF terror module, three militants nabbed
Chandigarh, (Punjab) June 4 : In yet another major breakthrough, the Punjab Police has arrested three terrorists and busted a terror module directly linked with Pakistan's ISI-backed banned terror outfit, International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF). Read Full Story

Punjab CM asked to vacate his bungalow quarters
New Delhi , June 2 : A Delhi court on Friday asked Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to vacate his Janpath Road bungalow, which was allocated to him when he was a Lok Sabha MP. Read Full Story

Three suspects apprehended from Pathankot
Pathankot (Punjab) , May 30 : Three suspicious persons have been apprehended on Tuesday from Sujanpur in Punjab's Pathankot district. Read Full Story

Punjab Police bust terror module under 'Khalistan Zindabad' banner
Mohali (Punjab) , May 30 : The Punjab Police has arrested four youth, including a woman, to bust a terror module that was planning to indulge in large-scale violence and targeted killings under the banner of 'Khalistan Zindabad' to fan communal violence in the sensitive border state. Read Full Story

Ludhiana STF arrests two drug peddlers in Ferozepur
Ludhiana (Punjab) May 30: The Ludhiana Special Task Force (STF) on Tuesday arrested two persons from Indo-Pak border near Ferozepur in connection with drug trafficking. Read Full Story

Pathankot: Abandoned 'fatigues' found, Army launches search ops
Pathankot (Punjab) , May 29 : After a suspicious bag was spotted here today morning, a search operation has been launched in the Mamun Army base camp in Pathankot, Punjab. Read Full Story

Chief of Air Staff pays homage to Kargil martyrs
Bhisiana (Punjab) , May 28 : Air Chief Marshal B. S. Dhanoa led a four aircraft, MiG-21 'Missing Man' formation flypast at AF Station Bhisiana on Saturday, to honour the valour and supreme sacrifice of Kargil martyrs. Read Full Story

PM Modi, Rajnath condole former Punjab DGP KPS Gill's demise
New Delhi , May 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed his deep condolence over the demise of K.P.S. Gill, saying the former Punjab director general of police (DGP) will be remembered for his service to the nation in the fields of policing and security. Read Full Story

262 coins seized back in January declared to be antique
Attari (Punjab) , May 23 : The Customs Department has declared that as many as 262 coins out of the 370 silver coins, which were seized during baggage clearance on January 1 from a passenger who had arrived India from Pakistan on board Samjhauta Express, were found to be unique. Read Full Story

Amritsar Police busts terrorist module, arrests two
Amritsar (Punjab) , May 21 : The Amristar Police, jointly with the help of Border Security Force (BSF), busted a terrorist module and arrested two cross border smugglers here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Amit Shah arrives Chandigarh as part 95-day national tour
Chandigarh (Punjab) , May 20 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah has arrived on a two-day visit to Chandigarh today as part of his country-wide 95-day tour, which began from Jammu and Kashmir last month. Read Full Story

Dalbir Kaur tells Pak to learn from its own mistakes
Chandigarh (Punjab) , May 18 : With the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the primary judicial organ of the United Nations, temporarily staying the death sentence of former Indian Naval officer and alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistan military court, Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Pakistan jail in 2013, on Thursday said Pakistan must learn from its own mistakes. Read Full Story

Wanted to launch new party but never thought of joining BJP: Capt Amarinder
Chandigarh (Punjab), May 18 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday categorically denied having ever toyed with the idea of joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) due to differences with the Congress. Read Full Story

Punjab Police nabs two Nigerian from Delhi, recovers drugs
New Delhi , May 17 : The Punjab Police on Wednesday nabbed two Nigerian nationals from New Delhi and recovered two packets of one kg Heroin buried in deserted places in Punjab. Read Full Story

Venkaiah Naidu meets Amarinder, discusses flagship schemes
New Delhi , May 17 : Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday asserted that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, more powers have been delegated to state governments and that the spirit of cooperative federalism has been upheld. He was speaking to media after a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Central flagship schemes. Read Full Story

Ban on carrying Kirpan is 'highly unacceptable': Former SGPC chief
Ludhiana (Punjab) May 16 : Condemning the Italian Supreme Court's move to ban Sikh migrants to carry 'Kirpan' (Dagger) in public, former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar on Tuesday said every religion has its own decorum, adding banning such traditions is highly unacceptable. Read Full Story

Pak's intentions have been revealed: Dalbir Kaur on Jadhav's case
Jalandhar (Punjab) May 15 : Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Pakistan jail in 2013, on Monday said Pakistan does not have the courage to announce the punishment of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav this soon, adding the intentions of Islamabad has been exposed in front of the world. Read Full Story


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