New Delhi, Nov 30 : The Delhi High Court on Monday transferred a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which Congress leader Sajjan Kumar is accused from the Karkardooma court to Patiala House court.
Chandigarh, Nov 29 : The Haryana government has signed a MoU with the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) to draft the State Higher Educational Plan under the Rashtriya Uchchtar Shiksha Abhiyaan (RUSA).
Chandigarh, Nov 29 : Haryana Police shot dead an alleged cattle smuggler and seriously injured another in an encounter in Kurukshetra district early on Sunday, a senior police official said.
Moga (Punjab), Nov 28 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday advised newly-appointed state Congress chief Amarinder Singh to shun confrontation and adopt consensus in politics so that Punjab could remain a peaceful state and become a more developed one.
New Delhi, Nov 27 : With the 2017 Punjab assembly polls in mind, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday appointed former chief minister Amarinder Singh as the state party chief, a move intended to give a fresh impetus to the beleaguered and faction-ridden unit.
Chandigarh, Nov 27 : Haryana's outspoken Health and Sports Minister Anil Vij on Friday ordered a woman police officer to "get out" of a meeting. When she refused, he himself stormed out in a huff.
New Delhi, Nov 27 : Keeping the 2017 Punjab assembly polls in mind, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday appointed former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh as the state party chief.
New Delhi, Nov 27 : The Congress on Friday appointed Amarinder Singh the president of its Punjab uni, ahead of the 2017 Punjab assembly elections.
New Delhi, Nov 27 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday appointed former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh as the state party chief ahead of the 2017 assembly elections.
Chandigarh, Nov 27 : Haryana's first BJP dispensation headed by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar may not have much to write home about in terms of its achievements in 13 months in office but the 'devout' government is all set to convert mythology into reality for the people of the state.
New Delhi, Nov 26 : Congress Punjab unit president Partap Singh Bajwa and Congress Legislative Party leader Sunil Jakhar have resigned from their posts, party general secretary Shakeel Ahmad said on Thursday.
Chandigarh, Nov 25 : Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Wednesday rubbished the issue of Swiss bank notice to his wife and son and attacked the Narendra Modi government for "seeking selective information" even as Punjab's ruling Akali Dal demanded he quit politics for allegedly amassing undisclosed wealth abroad.
Chandigarh, Nov 25 : Under fire from the Shiromani Akali Dal following allegations that he came drunk to events, AAP MP Bhagwant Mann hit back on Wednesday and challenged Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and other leaders to get a dope test done.
Chandigarh, Nov 25 : Holiest of Sikh shrines 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as Golden Temple, in Amritsar and other gurdwaras elsewhere across Punjab and Haryana saw religious fervour as 'Gurpurab', the birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev was celebrated on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, Nov 24 : Punjab claims to have set a national benchmark with a 172-fold increase in solar power generation.
Chandigarh, Nov 24 : The Punjab government will dedicate the Punjab state war memorial-cum-museum at Amritsar to the nation on August 15 next year, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Tuesday.
Bathinda (Punjab), Nov 23 : With thousands of workers and supporters in attendance, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal put on a show of strength and indulged in open Congress-bashing, accusing the opposition party of siding with radical Sikhs and pro-Khalistan forces to destabilise the state.
Chandigarh, Nov 22 : Noted filmmaker-lyricist Gulzar has been appointed as 'Tagore Professor of Indian Literature' at Panjab University here.
Chandigarh, Nov 22 : In a largesse for serving and retired officers of the state government, Haryana Tourism Corporation has decided to offer a 20 percent discount to them on booking of rooms at any of its tourist complexes.
Chandigarh, Nov 22 : Having established itself as a major platform for trade between India and Pakistan, Amritsar's annual Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) is exploring new territory with a 'reverse buyer-seller meet (RBSM)' during the event next month.
Chandigarh, Nov 22 : The decision of Indian Medical Association (IMA), a voluntary organisation of doctors, to hold its next national executive committee in Thailand's beach resort town of Pattaya was on Sunday objected to by senior functionaries of its Punjab chapter.
Chandigarh, Nov 21 : Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Saturday dared Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to book his party leaders for sedition if he had any evidence of Congress leaders' "anti-national activities".
Chandigarh, Nov 21 : The Border Security Force (BSF), in a joint operation with Punjab Police, recovered 21 kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Ferozepur sector, a senior BSF officer said on Saturday.
Amritsar, Nov 20 : Over 1,100 pilgrims, mostly Sikhs, left for Pakistan on Friday for Gurpurab celebrations.
Chandigarh, Nov 20 : Doing away with the system of applying for affiliation every year, the Punjab government on Friday announced that private schools will no longer be required to go through the cumbersome annual exercise.
Chandigarh, Nov 20 : Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Friday recovered one AK-47 assault rifle and two magazines with 52 live rounds in Punjab's Ferozepur sector along the India-Pakistan border.
Chandigarh, Nov 20 : The Harayana government has ordered an investigation into the affairs of BPTP Ltd., a New Delhi-based developer, for allegedly defrauding its customers of Rs.15 crore in the name of "stamp duty charges", an official said here on Friday.
Chandigarh, Nov 19 : With the next assembly elections just over one year ahead, the Punjab government on Thursday announced that over 1.13 lakh vacant posts in the state will be filled soon.
Chandigarh, Nov 19 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday claimed that the Punjab government had "evidence of foreign agencies being behind the recent congregation" of radical Sikhs at Chabba village near Amritsar on November 10 and that the state government would share the same with the CBI.
Chandigarh, Nov 19 : If the Punjab government has its way, a number of people from Punjab's 117 assembly constituencies will soon be heading for pilgrimage.
Chandigarh, Nov 19 : In the face of growing number of incidents of sacrilege in the state, the Punjab cabinet on Thursday gave its approval to proposing amendments to the Indian Penal Code so as to prescribe life imprisonment for the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib.
Chandigarh, Nov 19 : A new law for the protection of cows which also imposes a ban on cow slaughter -- the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act -- came into force in the state from Thursday.
Chandigarh, Nov 18 : Taking serious note of officers from the agriculture, horticulture and water and soil conservation departments calling themselves 'Doctor', the Punjab government has made it clear that officers who do not have the requisite qualification will not be allowed to use the prefix Dr to their names.
Chandigarh, Nov 18 : The English country-style Willow Cafe is not just another coffee or tea shop with some snacky bites thrown in. The cafe, quite rightfully, boasts of a strong menu with a rich variety of Indian street food and popular British and continental dishes to satisfy the palate of food lovers.
Chandigarh, Nov 18 : After recent incidents of consumers getting electricity bills running into crores of rupees, Haryana's power distribution agency has cautioned officers to ensure accuracy in the bills.
Chandigarh, Nov 17 : Paddy arrival in Haryana is up by nearly 13 lakh tonnes compared to last year, the state's food and supplies department said here on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, Nov 16 : Government employees in Punjab will now no longer be able to send representations or even their copies to higher authorities who are not directly concerned with the matter or the department.
Attari (Punjab)/ Islamabad, Nov 16 : In a major security breach, an NRI crashed his SUV into the security gates at the Attari joint check post (JCP) early Monday and reached the zero line at the international border between India and Pakistan.
Attari (Punjab)/ Islamabad, Nov 16 : In a major security breach, an NRI crashed his SUV into the security gates at the Attari joint check post (JCP) early on Monday and reached the zero line at the international border between India and Pakistan.
Attari (Punjab), Nov 16 : In a major security breach, an NRI crashed his SUV into the security gates at the Attari joint check post (JCP) early on Monday and reached the zero line at the international border between India and Pakistan.
Chandigarh, Nov 15 : Three officials, including an engineer, were placed under suspension on Sunday in Haryana after an ordinary tyre-repair shopkeeper received a bill of Rs.77 crore.
Chandigarh, Nov 15 : The Punjab government has made cashless health insurance scheme mandatory for all government employees and pensioners, a state government spokesman said here on Sunday.
Amritsar, Nov 15 : A Pakistani national who strayed into India in Punjab's Amritsar sector has been sent back home, the Border Security Force (BSF) said on Sunday.
Chandigarh, Nov 15 : An owner of a small tyre repair shop in Haryana's Faridabad town was handed over an electricity bill of over Rs.77 crore, leaving him utterly "shocked".
Chandigarh, Nov 13 : The Punjab government will constitute a regulatory authority to monitor the activities of private universities and other institutions in the state, a state government spokesman said here on Friday.
Chandigarh, Nov 13 : Despite deficit rainfall, food grain states Punjab and Haryana have got another bumper paddy crop this year. Both have recorded procurement of over 182 lakh tonnes, much more than last year.
Chandigarh, Nov 12 : The arrival and procurement of paddy crop in Haryana is much higher this year compared to last year, officials of the state's food and supplies department said on Thursday.
Amritsar/New Delhi, Nov 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday visited forward areas in Punjab, close to the India-Pakistan international border, to spend time with army personnel on the occasion of Diwali.
Chandigarh, Nov 11 : Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday rejected all resolutions passed at an unofficial 'Sarbat Khalsa' (grand assembly of Sikhs) by Sikh radicals, and blamed the opposition Congress for the present situation in Sikh religious affairs and in the state.
Amritsar, Nov 11 : Radical Sikh leaders from in and around Amritsar in Punjab were arrested to prevent a religious showdown at the Golden Temple complex on Wednesday, police sources said.
Amritsar, Nov 10 : The millions of tiny lights that have traditionally lit up the Golden Temple complex here in the Sikh holy city every year are missing this year, as the Sikh clergy and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) decided not to mark the occasion following recent incidents of sacrilege of the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, and subsequent incidents of violence across Punjab.
Amritsar, Nov 10 : Deepening the crisis within Sikh religious affairs, radical Sikhs on Tuesday announced the "appointment" of convicted Khalistani terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara as the Jathedar (chief) of the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion.
Chandigarh, Nov 10 : Military veterans returned their war and other medals at various places in Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday to register their protest against the "diluted" notification of the One Rank One Pension scheme.
Chandigarh, Nov 6 : The Haryana government on Friday instructed its officials not to accept expensive gifts from people and to report to authorities if they receive gifts worth Rs.25,000 and more.
Bathinda (Punjab), Nov 6 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi met the family of a farmer who committed suicide due to debt, and later offered prayers at the Takht Damdama Sahib in Punjab's Bathinda district on Friday.
Chandigarh, Nov 5 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday asked the state's civil and police administrations to brace up for serialised incidents of desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib by ensuring confidence of the people and maintaining law and order at the same time.
Ferozepur/Chandigarh, Nov 5 : As the entire northern belt of India, comprising Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Chandigarh bear the haze-covered skies these days, farmer Tarsem Singh stands on the edge of his four-acre landholding in Punjab's fertile Malwa belt of Ferozepur district with a satisfied look.
Chandigarh, Nov 5 : Clearly aimed at getting political mileage against the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in Punjab, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrived in Faridkot district on Thursday to meet families of two victims of police firing last month.
Mohali, Nov 5 : India Captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat against South Africa during their first of the four-match Test cricket series at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium here on Thursday.
Chandigarh, Nov 4 : In just over a month after the paddy procurement process began in both states, Punjab and Haryana have procured over 156 lakh tonnes, officials said on Wednesday.