Amritsar, May 31 : With Pakistan not issuing visas on time, the SGPC has decided not to send its 'jatha' (delegation) to the neighbouring country for the martyrdom day anniversary of Sikh Guru Arjan Dev, SGPC officials said said here on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, May 31 : The Parkash Singh Committee report on the large-scale violence during the Jat agitation for reservation in February, has blasted the civil and police administration, particularly senior officers, for abandoning their authority which it said led to the agitation paralysing the state for days.
Chandigarh, May 31 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said that there was no move to advance the assembly elections in the state.
Chandigarh, May 31 : Telecom major Airtel on Tuesday announced that its Platinum 3G services has been launched in all 149 Census towns across Punjab.
Sangrur (Punjab), May 31 : In an unfortunate accident, a woman died and another passenger was seriously injured after falling from a moving bus in Sangrur District of Punjab on Monday.
New Delhi, May 30 : Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has suggested that the party high command should delegate more powers to the state leaders, especially to fight "regional leaders" in various states.
Chandigarh, May 29 : Harkirat Singh, grandson of Punjab's late chief minister Beant Singh, died of a gun-shot wound here on Sunday afternoon, police officials said, adding investigations were on to ascertain if it was suicide.
Chandigarh/New Delhi, May 29 : With barely months to go for assembly polls in Punjab, launch of a new political party -- Swaraj Party, led by former Panjab University professor Manjit Singh -- was announced in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Chandigarh/New Delhi, May 29 : With barely months to go for assembly polls in Punjab, launch of a new political party -- Swaraj Party -- was announced on Sunday in Chandigarh, led by former Panjab University professor Manjit Singh.
Chandigarh, May 29 : Harkirat Singh, grandson of Punjab's late chief minister Beant Singh, allegedly shot himself dead in his house here on Sunday afternoon, police said.
Chandigarh, May 29 : Having been in power for nearly 10 years at a stretch may have given a lot of political and administrative experience to Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, but the outfit seems to be becoming 'religious minded' as the state's assembly polls draw closer.
Chandigarh, May 27 : Coming to the aid of a bridegroom from the Balmiki community in Kurukshetra, the Haryana Police not only arrested 14 people who tried to stop him performing a traditional wedding ritual but also ensured it was done, a senior police officer said on Friday.
Chandigarh, May 27 : With the Punjab and Haryana High Court staying the Haryana government notification granting reservation in jobs and admission to Jats and five other communities and the Jat community threatening to re-launch its agitation from June 5, the Haryana Police on Friday said that it was fully prepared to deal with any agitation.
Chandigarh, May 27 : Taking note of incidents of wastage of drinking water and unauthorised use of ground water, the Haryana government on Friday announced strict measures would be taken to curb such happenings and directed task forces be set up for the purpose.
Chandigarh, May 22 : Haryana's Hisar town continued to sizzle on Sunday with the maximum temperature recorded at 47.5 degrees, six degrees above average.
Amritsar, May 22 : At least nine people were killed on Sunday morning in the Amritsar district of Punjab when the jeep in which they were travelling rammed into a stationary truck, police said.
Chandigarh, May 21 : Haryana's Hisar town recorded the highest temperature of the season at 47.8 degrees Celsius as heat wave conditions continued in Haryana and Punjab on Saturday.
Chandigarh, May 21 : Punjab Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Saturday said he was in favour of day-to-day hearings in his criminal defamation cases against AAP leaders, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in the state.
Chandigarh, May 20 : Chandigarh and its adjoining areas were hit by a thunderstorm on Friday evening, brining some respite from the sweltering heat over the past one week.
Amritsar (Punjab), May 20 : Punjab's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday filed a defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over drug syndicate allegations.
Chandigarh, May 19 : As the Congress conceded power in Assam and Kerala and failed to wrest West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday rubbed it in, saying the election results were "the last rites of the Congress as a political party".
Chandigarh, May 19 : Thanking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for offering his country's apology for the Komagata Maru tragedy, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday raked up the "events of 1984 in Punjab" and demanded a "matching gesture".
Chandigarh, May 19 : Heat wave conditions continued in Haryana and Punjab on Thursday with most places in both states recording maximum temperatures of over 43 degrees Celsius.
Chandigarh, May 19 : Four people have been arrested in connection with the attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale near Punjab's Ludhiana city while raids were on to arrest the others and uncover the conspiracy, police said on Thursday.
Amritsar, May 19 : Condemning the brutal attack on Bhai Ranjit Singh Dhadhrianwale near Ludhiana, the Sikh diaspora has appealed to the community to restore peace.
New Delhi, May 19 : Strengthening its focus towards becoming the most desirable premium fitness brand in the country, Reebok India launched their latest Fit Hub concept store at Silver Arc Mall, Ferozpur Road, Ludhiana.
Lahore, May 19 : Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah's statement about Punjab government's "inaction" against some banned outfits has drawn flak from one of the groups he mentioned in his interview to a foreign channel.
Halwara (Punjab), May 18 : Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday flew in a Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet, joining the long list of dignitaries who have undertaken a sortie in this frontline fighter.
New Delhi, May 18 : Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Wednesday opined that party vice president Rahul Gandhi can step into the shoes of chief in case Sonia Gandhi is feeling "tired" in leading the Congress.
Chandigarh, May 18 : Clearly annoyed over the manner in which he was denied permission to hold public interactions with the Punjabi diaspora in Canada last month, senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Wednesday refused to meet the Canadian high commissioner in India.
Chandigarh, May 18 : Heat wave conditions intensified in Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday with most places in both the states recording maximum temperatures over 43 degrees Celsius.
By Ravinder Singh Robin, Beas (Amritsar), May 17 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal dedicated the world's largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant with capacity of 11.5 MW to the nation here at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh here today.
Chandigarh, May 17 : Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said that the result of the Delhi municipal bye-elections was a reflection of poor performance of the AAP government in the city state.
Beas (Punjab), May 17 *IANS) Touted to be the biggest one of its kind in the world, the 11.5 MW rooftop solar energy plant was inaugurated on Tuesday by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at the Radha Soami sect headquarters here.
New Delhi, May 17 : Leading on-demand auto-rickshaw aggregator Jugnoo forays into hyper-local grocery delivery in Chandigarh with the launch of 'Fatafat' that will facilitate the residents of Chandigarh to order quality fresh fruits and vegetables at their doorsteps, at affordable mandi rates.
Chandigarh/New Delhi, May 16 : Chandigarh Police stopped Aam Admi Party (AAP) supporters at the Chandigarh-Mohali border from marching towards Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's residence in Chandigarh, media reported.
Patiala, May 16 : Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who on Monday visited the Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports (NSNIS) here to take stock of preparations for the upcoming Rio Olympics, promised to send food supplements for the track and field campers in the next couple of days.
Chandigarh, May 16 : The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday said Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was "evasive and non-committal" on various issues like scams, corruption and suicides by farmers in the state.
Chandigarh, May 16 : Nearly 15,000 Aam Aadmi Party activists on Monday marched towards Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's residence here to protest but Chandigarh Police stopped them at the city's border with Mohali town of Punjab.
Chandigarh, May 16 : The Haryana government may claim the state is on the rapid road to progress but the ground reality, literally, is bumpy. Now officials want to check the mushrooming speed-breakers on highways.
Chandigarh, May 16 : Ahead of the massive protest by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today against the state government at Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's residence here, section 144 has been imposed in Chandigarh as a precautionary measure.
Chandigarh, May 16 : Security in Chandigarh was tightened on Monday ahead of Aam Aadmi Part (AAP) protests against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal government's alleged failure to curb the menace of drugs, mafia and corruption.
Chandigarh, May 15 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said he had cancelled all his official engagements for Monday to receive AAP leaders who wish to protest outside his official residence here.
Chandigarh, May 15 : The Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission on Sunday asked the state government to formulate a plan to ensure common cremations grounds for all, irrespective of one's caste and religion, in the state's villages and towns.
New Delhi, May 14 : As part of preparations for Punjab polls next year, Congress on Saturday appointed new office bearers in the state unit with former leader in the state assembly Sunil Jakhar made a vice-president and chief spokesperson.
Mohali, May 14 : Table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad will aim to seal their Indian Premier League (IPL) play-off berth when they take on a rejuvenated Kings XI Punjab at the Punjab Association Stadium here on Sunday.
Chandigarh, May 13 : With maximum temperatures at most places in Haryana and Punjab soaring beyond 40 degrees on Friday, heat wave conditions returned to the region after a respite of over 10 days.
New Delhi, May 12 : The central government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that Punjab and Haryana must decide the dispute over SYL and water sharing between themselves, as the court reserved its order on the presidential reference seeking its opinion on the validity of Punjab Termination of Agreement Act, 2004.
New Delhi, May 12 : Punjab based Daljinder Kaur is no ordinary mother as last month the 70 something became a mother to a healthy baby following two years of IVF treatment, sending the media to a frenzy.
Ludhiana, May 11 : The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by Ludhiana Police Commissioner Paramraj Singh Umranangal to probe the sexual harassment allegations against Sardar Singh has given a clean chit to the Indian hockey team skipper.
Chandigarh, May 11 : Chandigarh's 'Capitol Complex' has been finalised as the main venue of the second 'International Yoga Day' to be held on June 21. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the event.
Amritsar, May 11 : Customs officials recovered 246 gold coins from the toilet of the Doha-Amritsar Qatar Airways flight which arrived here on Wednesday, officials said.
Ludhiana, May 11 : The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by Ludhiana Police Commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh to probe the sexual harassment allegations against Sardar Singh has given a clean chit to the Indian hockey team skipper.
Chandigarh, May 11 : The Border Security Force (BSF) has recovered nearly four kg of heroin along the border with Pakistan in Punjab's Amritsar sector, a BSF officer said on Wednesday.
Mohali, May 11 : Swedish fashion retail giant H and M is all set to open its first store here and its sixth in India.
Chandigarh, May 10 : Ten days after the biggest jewellery 'heist' in Chandigarh, the city police on Tuesday arrested its owner on charges of faking the day-light robbery.
Chandigarh, May 10 : Punjab, which is a leading state for cycle manufacturing, is all set for an E-cycle revolution with Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal giving the go-ahead for laying the foundation stone of the proposed 'E-Cycle Valley' in industrial city Ludhiana.
Washington, D.C., May 10 : A new study has found that about 1.8 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, an immune-based condition brought on by the consumption of gluten in genetically susceptible patients.
Film: "Zorawar" (Punjabi); Director: Vinnil Markan; Cast: Yo Yo Honey Singh, Gurbani Judge, Parul Gulati, Achint Kaur, Mukul Dev, Pavan Malhotra; Rating: *
Chandigarh, May 9 : Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday defended his government's decision to re-allot prime land in Sector 6 of Panchkula to Congress-linked Associated Journals Limited (AJL).