Chandigarh, May 22 : Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday said that his party would launch a public connect campaign in the state from June 1 that would culminate in a 1,000-km "padyatra".
Jalandhar, May 21 : It was a trip down memory lane for US Ambassador Richard R. Verma, whose visit to his maternal grandmother's house in Punjab turned emotional on Thursday.
Chandigarh, May 21 : Punjab on Thursday became the first state in the country to initiate criminal proceeding against companies marketing cigarettes online despite a ban on it.
New Delhi, May 20 : The Congress on Wednesday demanded dismissal of the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in Punjab and imposition of President's rule on account of "total administrative and constitutional failure" in the state.
Chandigarh, May 20 : Petrol and diesel will be costlier in Punjab with the government deciding on Wednesday to levy Re.1 cess on petrol and diesel. Electricity and sugar will also be dearer.
Chandigarh, May 17 : Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, particularly its first family the Badals, finding itself in the line of fire following controversies, has taken refuge in religion. At least, that's what opposition leaders are saying.
Chandigarh, May 16 : Seven people, including a New Delhi-based Nigerian, were arrested while smuggling five kg of heroin, cash and foreign currency, police in Punjab's Jalandhar said on Saturday.
Chandigarh, May 16 : With farming no longer being considered financially viable, Punjab has proposed imparting skills to unemployed youth in the agriculture and allied sectors and promoting existing farm practices on scientific and modern lines to up-skill farmers and farm labour.
Chandigarh,May 15 : Convergys Corporation, a global leader in customer management and the first US Business Process Management (BPM) company in India, is hosting a job fair in Chandigarh.
Chandigarh, May 15 : With another case of alleged harassment of two teenaged Dalit girls by staff of a private bus owned by a ruling Akali Dal leader in Punjab's Muktsar district, the opposition Congress slammed the state government for the law and order breakdown and suggested that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal should go to his "old age home".
Sangrur (Punjab), May 15 : A day after a Punjabi youth who survived and escaped from Iraq claimed that 39 Indians taken hostage in the war-torn country were killed by IS terrorists, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday said that the central government was making "strenuous efforts for locating the whereabouts of the Punjabis trapped in Iraq".
Chandigarh, May 14 : A man from Punjab who escaped from the clutches of the ISIS in June 2014 claimed on Thursday that 39 Indians taken hostage have been killed.
Chandigarh, May 14 : Dhaba food is a popular dining out option for most people in Punjab and Chandigarh. But when it comes to authentic dhaba stuff, one name that stands out clearly is Chandigarh's Pal Dhaba.
Chandigarh, May 12 : Giving relief to people from sizzling temperatures, Tuesday was a relatively cooler day in most parts of Punjab and Haryana, thanks to rain in some areas and a generally cloudy sky.
Chandigarh, May 12 : Moderate tremors were felt in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Tuesday. The earthquake was felt around 12.35 p.m. and lasted a few seconds, officials said.
Chandigarh, May 11 : Describing it as a "revolutionary step", Punjab on Monday announced that it was doing away with the outdated practice of allocating Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDO) powers freshly for every financial year or freshly to every new officer transferred to a post.
Jalandhar (Punjab), May 10 : The Punjab Police said on Sunday that they have registered a case against Tushar Gandhi, the great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, for making certain comments against revolutionary Bhagat Singh.
Chandigarh, May 10 : Weather department officials on Sunday predicted rainfall in parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh in the next two days even as the region sizzled in 40-plus temperatures at most places.
Chandigarh, May 10 : They have been warned, threatened with prosecution and even offered inducements. But a number of farmers in Punjab and Haryana seem disinclined to stop their environment-unfriendly bi-annual exercise of burning crop residue, cited by environmentalists as one of the prinicipal causes of dust haze and air pollution in Delhi and northern India.
Shillong, May 9 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will chair the first regional consultation meeting of the sub group of chief ministers on skill development on May 11 here, an official said on Saturday.
Bathinda (Punjab), May 9 : Crediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi with launching several pro-poor schemes within a short span of about one year, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said that "it was just a beginning of restoring the pristine glory of the country".
Talwandi Sabo (Punjab), May 9 : Braving the blazing 42 degrees Celsius plus temperature, thousands of devotees thronged the Takht Damdama Sahib in this Sikh religious town on Saturday to offer prayers at the 'Dharmik Darshan Yatra' which is carrying the relics of three Sikh gurus.
New Delhi, May 6 : The Centre on Wednesday assured the states of Punjab and Haryana that it would compensate them if they incurred any losses due to purchase tax getting subsumed under the GST regime as provided in the bill passed by the Lok Sabha.
Chandigarh, May 6 : Amid singing of hymns and religious fervour, a procession carrying the relics of three Sikh Gurus started from Punjab's Patiala city, 80 km from here, on Wednesday.
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), May 5 : India's first satellite-controlled solar power plant has come up in Lalpur village in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district.
Chandigarh, May 5 : Food grain state Punjab will drastically reduce the area under water-gulping paddy cultivation, an official said on Tuesday.
Moga (Punjab), May 5 : Five days after a teenaged girl was molested and pushed out of a bus owned by his company leading to her death, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday finally met the family members of the victim here.
Chandigarh, May 5 : The Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission on Tuesday asked the state police to provide security cover to the family of Moga molestation victim Arshdeep Kaur.
Chandigarh, May 5 : Unmindful of the severe funds crunch being faced by the state, the Punjab government on Tuesday said it will not allow lack of funds to delay the 'Jang-e-Azadi' project.
New Delhi, May 5 : The death of a teenager who was molested and thrown off a bus last week in Punjab's Moga on Tuesday triggered an uproar in the Lok Sabha as the opposition took up the issue to raise a storm of protests.
New Delhi, May 4 : The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) demanded on Monday a minimum of Rs.1 crore compensation for the family of the 13-year-old who died after she was molested and pushed out of a bus in Punjab.
Khanna, Punjab, May 4 : As the incident of death of a teenager girl, who was molested and thrown off a moving bus, another woman was allegedly harassed in a private bus on Sunday.
Chandigarh, May 4 : The driver and conductor of a private bus were arrested after a woman alleged that she had been molested by a passenger near Punjab's Khanna town, police said on Monday.
Chandigarh, May 3 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's Orbit Aviation transport company will pay the Rs.24 lakh compensation announced by the state government for the family of the 13-year-old girl who was molested and thrown out of a moving bus near Moga town.
Moga (Punjab), May 3 : The 13-year-old girl who died after she was molested and pushed out of a bus owned by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's transport company was cremated on Sunday evening at her native village in Punjab. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who met the girl's family on Sunday evening, said the incident was "very unfortunate".
Moga (Punjab), May 3 : Four days after a teenaged girl was molested and pushed out of a moving bus resulting in her death, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal finally arrived here on Sunday and met the victim's family.
Moga, May 3 : The family of a teenage girl, who died following molestation and then was pushed off a moving bus in Punjab's Moga district, has decided to cremate her.
Moga (Punjab), May 3 : The family of the 13-year-old girl who died after she was molested and pushed out of a private bus owned by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's company on Sunday agreed to her post-mortem examination and cremation.
Chandigarh, May 3 : Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday demanded that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal should either resign from his post or shut down his family's transport and other businesses, including the controversial Orbit Aviation, as it was a clear case of conflict of interest.
Moga, Punjab, May 3 : Four days after a teenage girl died following molestation and then was pushed off a moving bus in Punjab's Moga district, CCTV footage has emerged of the bus showing the vehicle being driven recklessly on a highway, just minutes before the incident.
Chandigarh, May 2 : All buses of private transport company Orbit Aviation were taken off the roads on Saturday evening after Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is a co-owner of the company, ordered that all vehicles be stopped from plying in the state.
Chandigarh, May 2 : A Punjab minister raked up a fresh controversy for the Shiromani Akali Dal government on Saturday by terming the incident of a teenaged girl's death and molestation near Moga as "god's will".
Chandigarh, May 2 : Punjab deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday ordered all buses of the Orbit Aviation Company to be taken off the roads in Punjab.
New Delhi, May 2 : The Congress on Saturday condemned Punjab Education Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra's statement on the Moga molestation incident, wherein the latter termed the case as 'god's will', and said this reflected the arrogance of power of the BJP-Akai Dal state government.
Chandigarh, May 2 : The protests over the molestation and death of a teenaged Dalit girl continued on Saturday in Punjab's Moga town and other places, with the victim's family refusing her post-mortem until deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal was booked in the case.
Chandigarh, May 2 : Punjab Education Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra on Saturday sparked a fresh row of controversy after he termed the Moga molestation incident as an 'accident' and added that accidents happen by 'god's will'.
New Delhi, May 2 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah will on Saturday address party workers at Amritsar.
Chandigarh, May 2 : As protests increased over the death of a Dalit girl after being pushed out of a moving bus owned by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's transport company, state Congress chief Pratap Singh Bajwa on Saturday said Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his family members lacked the moral courage to even go and meet the victim's family.
Chandigarh, May 2 : Congress leaders and activists in Punjab blocked trains at some places in Punjab on Saturday, demanding the state and central governments take immediate steps to help farmers who have been affected by the recent unseasonal rains and erratic weather.
Moga, May 2 : AAP activists on Saturday burnt effigies of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal protesting against the death of a 14-year-old girl who was molested and thrown off a moving bus.
Chandigarh, May 2 : While a nationwide outrage over the death of a Punjab teenager who was thrown out of a bus along with her mother after a molestation attempt continued, the state's Education Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Surjit Singh Rakhra triggered a controversy calling the tragedy god's will.
Chandigarh, May 1 : The father of the teen, who died after being pushed off the bus by a group of men in Punjab after being harassed and molested by them inside the vehicle, has demanded a case against Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, media reports said on Friday.
Chandigarh, May 1 : Silent for nearly two days after a teenaged girl was killed after being thrown out of a bus owned by him, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday finally admitted that the bus service was run by his company.
Moga, Punjab, May 1 : The Punjab Police on Friday revealed the name of Moga gangrape survivor and claimed that the girl was lying.
Moga, May 1 : Punjab's Moga witnessed another shame as another woman has been allegedly gangraped in the state, media reports said on Friday.
Moga (Punjab), May 1 : A young woman in Punjab's Moga district has alleged that she was gang-raped by her friend's husband and his friends, police said on Friday. The woman's claim came just hours after the horror story of a girl being killed after being pushed out of a moving bus by her molesters.
Chandigarh, Apr 30 : A day after a woman and her daughter were pushed off the bus by a group of men in Punjab who started harassing and molesting them inside the vehicle, owned by a company where the chief minister's family has stakes, resulting in the death of the 14-year-old daughter, four people have been arrested in the case, reports said on Thursday.
Moga/Chandigarh, April 30 : The death of a 13-year-old Dalit girl on Thursday after she and her mother were allegedly pushed out of a speeding bus for protesting against their molestation sparked outrage in Punjab, with the opposition demanding action against the ruling Badal family which owned the bus.
Chandigarh, Apr 30 : The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a report from Punjab government over the shocking death of a 14-year-old girl who along with her mother were pushed off a moving bus after being molested by a group of men.
New Delhi, April 30 : Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on Thursday expressed grief over the death of a teenager who was allegedly eve teased and then jumped off a bus that is owned by him and his family.