Chandigarh, July 1 : The Congress reaction even before the Justice (retd) S.N. Dhingra Commission has submitted its report on the land deals during the earlier Congress rule makes one "suspect that something is not right", Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Friday.
Chandigarh, June 30 : Amid a fresh controversy over its legal validity, the one-man Justice S.N. Dhingra Commission of Inquiry set up by the Haryana government to probe controversial land deals in Gurgaon district has sought extension of time for six weeks to submit its report, state government sources said on Thursday.
Chandigarh, June 30 : After a gap of over 20 years, the Haryana government has decided to get student unions elections conducted in colleges and universities in the state.
Chandigarh, June 29 : A teenaged boy was arrested on the charge of murder after he shot dead his mother in Punjab's Mansa district when she refused to give him money to buy drugs, police said on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, June 29 : With the Justice S.N. Dhingra Commission enquiry report into controversial land deals in Haryana likely to be submitted soon, former state Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday raised objections to the panel's constitution saying it was "contrary to law".
Chandigarh, June 29 : He may be touching 90 and may be the country's oldest serving chief minister, but Punjab's Parkash Singh Badal is not willing to give up just yet -- politically speaking.
New Delhi, June 29 : The central government on Wednesday approved Rs 390 crore to be given as scholarships to Scheduled Caste students of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab where assembly elections are due next year.
Chandigarh, June 28 : Chandigarh Police has arrested a man for posing as an established casting director and luring young women with false promises of roles in films.
New Delhi, June 27 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday said when the Punjab government itself is involved in drug peddling, its claim that only one percent of the state's population was addicted to drugs, wasn't surprising.
Amritsar, June 27 : Maintaining that the ruling dispensation in Punjab is committed to tackle the drug menace, the BJP-SAD-led Government on Monday said a mere 1.8 percent of state's population is addicted to drugs.
New Delhi, June 27 : The Congress Party on Monday dubbed Punjab Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani's remark on drugs as extremely shameful and said that one should comment on such sensitive issues only after proper information.
New Delhi/Amritsar, June 27 : Senior lawyer and AAP member H.S. Phoolka on Monday accused Punjab ministers of being indifferent to the ground realities of drug addiction in the state.
Chandigarh, June 27 : A young woman who was gang-raped by 10 men in Haryana has sent a legal notice to actor Salman Khan asking him to apologize over his rape remark. She has sought Rs 10 crore in damages from Salman for belittling rape victims.
Chandigarh, June 27 : Controversy continues to dog the Congress over its choice of leader for poll-bound Punjab as the party appoints Asha Kumari, an MLA from Himachal Pradesh, to replace Kamal Nath as the general secretary in-charge of the state.
New Delhi, June 27 : Congress leader Asha Kumari, appointed in-charge in Punjab replacing Kamal Nath, met party president Sonia Gandi on Monday.
Fategarh (Punjab), June 26 : After the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba claimed responsibility for yesterday's attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pampore town of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the Centre will be sending a two-member committee to find out the loopholes which led to the untoward incident.
Chandigarh, June 26 : The Congress has selected Dalhousie MLA Asha Kumari to replace Kamal Nath as the general secretary in-charge of Punjab ahead of next year's assembly polls in the state.
Chandigarh, June 26 : After being seen as the strongest political challenger in Punjab ahead of next year's assembly elections and even being touted to be the front-runner in occupying power in the state, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seems to be losing a bit of that steam.
Chandigarh, June 25 : Punjab's Muslim-dominated town of Malerkotla remained tense on Saturday following violence triggered by an alleged incident of desecration of Muslim holy book, the Quran.
Chandigarh, June 24 : The Punjab government on Friday ordered a vigilance probe into an alleged scam in which leaders of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, their family members and associates pocketed Rs 100 crore in compensation for land acquired for road construction projects.
Chandigarh, June 24 : With thousands of power sector workers planning to go on strike for two days later this month, the Haryana government on Friday invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) in the state for six months.
Chandigarh, June 24 : The Haryana government on Friday announced that it will frame a new policy for setting up of research chairs in various universities of the state to commemorate the memory of prominent personalities and invited corporate and industrial houses for the purpose.
Chandigarh, June 23 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday refuted allegations regarding any misappropriation in the Cash Credit Limit (CCL) for food grains in the state.
Chandigarh, June 22 : With the renewed Jat agitation for reservation not gathering enough steam and being withdrawn, the Haryana government on Wednesday said that para-military forces stationed in the state were being pulled out.
Chandigarh, June 21 : After giving a scare just hours before the second International Day of Yoga, the rain gods seemed to be benevolent on the organisers of the event on Tuesday morning.
Chandigarh/Faridabad, June 21 : Thousands of people across the country began the day on Tuesday with yoga exercises to mark the second International Yoga Day.
Chandigarh, June 20 : Authorities were busy giving last-minute touches to the Capitol Complex here for the International Yoga Day event on Tuesday morning, to be led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as fears of a washout loomed large after showers in the City Beautiful on Monday evening.
Chandigarh, June 20 : The second edition of the second International Yoga Day event on Tuesday will see Prime Minister Narendra Modi lead 30,000 participants at the main event here for 45 minutes of exercises divided into different sections.
Chandigarh, June 20 : Mild showers in the city on Monday evening brought much relief from the scorching heat conditions, but worried authorities as it may threaten the main event of International Yoga Day to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday morning.
Chandigarh, June 20 : The Capitol Complex, one of the acclaimed creations of French architect Le Corbusier, here has been spruced up for global attention as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead thousands of participants here in the International Yoga Day event on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, June 20 : Rainfall may hamper the main event of International Yoga Day to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday, a weather official said on Monday.
Chandigarh, June 19 : Nearly 30,000 participants from across the city participated in the rehersal for the second International Yoga Day to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said an official statement.
New Delhi, June 18 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday praised the movie 'Udta Punjab' and said Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his family must watch the "powerful film" and see what they have done to the state.
"Out of the 2.77 crore population of the state, only 0.06 per cent was found abusing drugs, which is the lowest percentage across the nation," said Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in February 2016, citing a 2015 study as he criticised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for projecting Punjab as a drug haven.
New Delhi, June 15 : Days after being appointed general secretary in charge of poll-bound Punjab, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Wednesday was relieved of the charge at his own request, party sources said.
New Delhi, Jun 15 : After facing heat from the Opposition over his alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Wednesday night wrote to party chief Sonia Gandhi, stating that he doesn't want to be in-charge of the party in the poll-bound Punjab.
New Delhi, June 15 : A Punjab based NGO, Human Rights Awareness Association, on Wednesday sought to put on hold the screening of controversial film 'Udta Punjab' as it projected the agrarian state in a bad light.
Jalandhar, June 13 : Reaching out to the youth ahead of next year's assembly polls, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday cornered the BJP-SAD alliance government over the drug menace in Punjab and vowed to curb the same within a month if the grand old party is voted to power.
New Delhi, June 13 : Congress leader Kamal Nath who is under fire after being appointed as the party in charge of Punjab affairs on Monday questioned the sudden awakening of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) over his alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and added that he has been given a clean chit in this regard.
Jalandhar, June 13 : Going vitriolic against the Akali Dal in poll-bound Punjab, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi accused the ruling party of protecting the drug trade in the state.
Jalandhar/New Delhi, June 13 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday flayed the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal leaders in Punjab and said they were the "protectors of drugs business in the state".
New Delhi, June 13 : At a time when the Congress strives to recuperate from the recent electoral thrashing in few states and perform better in the upcoming hustings in several other, the appointment of senior leader Kamal Nath as in-charge of the party's Punjab affairs has landed it in a massive controversy.
Ludhiana (Punjab), June 13 : Punjab Irrigation Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon on Monday taunted Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's protest against drug menace in the state, saying the latter's visit always creates a conflict within the party.
Jalander (Punjab), June 12 : Firing a fresh salvo at the Parkash Singh Badal-led SAD government in Punjab, the Congress on Monday said the state dispensation should own up the responsibility of prevailing drug menace in the state else it will ruin the youth.
New Delhi, June 13 : The day the Bombay High Court is supposed to give its verdict on the controversy surrounding the film 'Udta Punjab', Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will lead a protest in Punjab's Jalandhar on Monday to highlight drug abuse and the "collapse" of law and order in the state.
Amritsar (Punjab), June 13 (ANI): Firing a fresh salvo at the Congress Party for appointing Kamal Nath as the party general secretary and in-charge of Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday accused the grand old party of not being bothered about the state and only caring about people with money and muscle power.
Jalandhar (Punjab), June 13 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will lead a protest in Punjab's Jalandhar city on Monday against the drug menace in the state.
Chandigarh (Punjab), June 12 : Senior lawyer and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader H.S. Phoolka on Sunday alleged that the Centre's move to re-open 75 cases of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots was aimed at giving a political edge to the SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab ahead of next year's assembly polls in the state.
Fazilka (Punjab), June 12 : Two Pakistani smugglers were killed and one was injured in a gunfight with Border Security Forces (BSF) in Fazilka city in Punjab today.
Amritsar, Jun 12 : Two Pakistani smugglers were killed and another was injured during a firefight with the Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday along the Indo-Pak border in Punjab's Fazilka district.
Chandigarh, June 11 : Media baron Subhash Chandra was on Saturday elected to the Rajya Sabha from Haryana, triggering a blame game involving the Congress and the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).
Chandigarh, June 11 : Media baron Subhash Chandra was on Saturday elected to the Rajya Sabha from Haryana.
Chandigarh, June 11 : Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday asked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to accept his party's role in the making of the controversial film 'Udta Punjab'.
New Delhi, June 11 : Taking a potshot at the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP Government in Punjab, the Congress on Saturday said the ruling alliance does not want the film 'Udta Punjab' to be released as it would "expose the real face of the state in front of the nation".
Chandigarh, June 10 : Punjab may be saddled with a debt of thousands of crores of rupees but that did not stop the state authorities from splurging Rs 97 crore to buy luxury vehicles for its political top brass over a period of eight years, an RTI application has revealed.
Chandigarh, June 10 : Claiming that Punjab was reeling under a whopping debt of Rs 2.25 lakh crore, the AAP on Friday demanded financial emergency in the state ahead of the 2017 assembly elections.
Chandigarh, June 10 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will lead a protest sit-in by the party on June 13 at Jalandhar against the scourge of drugs and deteriorating law and order in Punjab, a senior party leader said on Thursday.
Mumbai, June 10 : The Bombay High Court is likely to pass its verdict on Monday on the producers' plea challenging cuts ordered by Censor Board on 'Udta Punjab', a film that deals with drug menace.
New Delhi/Mumbai, June 9 : Commenting on the 'Udta Punjab' fiasco - a Hindi film highlighting growing drug menace and its impact on the youth in Punjab, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal went hammer and tongs at the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiromani Akali Dal alliance in that state, saying it has become increasingly clear from the censorship the film is facing that the BJP, Modiji and Akali Dal have accepted their defeat in Punjab.
Chandigarh, June 9 : With the renewed Jat protests seeking job quota not getting a good response from people, the Haryana government is trying to convice Jat leaders to withdraw their agitation.