Punjab News

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

Punjab: No cash, no ambulance, son compelled to carry father's body on cart
Jalandhar (Punjab) , May 13 : Yet another case of administrative apathy, this time in Punjab, came to fore when a labourer was compelled to carry his father's body on a cart as he was unable to pay Rs. 400 to a private ambulance carrier. Read Full Story

Cannot enforce code of conduct on Sidhu, says Punjab and Haryana HC
Chandigarh , May 11 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday said code of conduct cannot be enforced on Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. Read Full Story

Ludhiana: Four injured as fire breaks out in wool factory
Ludhiana (Punjab) , May 11 : At least four people sustained injuries after major fire broke out at a wool factory in Ludhiana's Vijay Nagar on Thursday. Read Full Story

AAP's former Punjab convener Ghuggi announces resignation
Chandigarh (Punjab) , May 10 : Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) former Punjab convener Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi on Wednesday announced his resignation from the primary membership of the party. Read Full Story

Punjab CM brands Kejriwal robber, demands resignation
Taran Taaran (Punjab) , May 7 : Slamming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal following ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra's corruption allegations, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh branded the former as 'robber' while demanding his resignation. Read Full Story

Pathankot alert: Two suspicious bags recovered near Army cantonment
Pathankot (Punjab) , May 4 : A high alert has been sounded in Punjab's Pathankot district after two unidentified bags were recovered near the Mamun Army Cantonment Base. Read Full Story

President Mukherjee calls for 'collective' action against terrorism
New Delhi , May 2 : With the tension escalating between India and Pakistan after two Indian soldiers' ^bodies were mutilated by the latter's Army, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that collective action against terrorism should not be postponed by the international community. Read Full Story

Punjab: Poonch hero's kin demand to see his body before cremation
Tarn Taran (Punjab) , May 2 : The family of slain solider Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, whose body was brutally mutilated by the Pakistani Army in Krishna Ghati, Jammu and Kashmir opened the coffin to see his body before cremating. Read Full Story

If war is the only solution, so be it: Mutilated soldier's brother
Tarn Taran (Punjab) , May 2 : Mourning the demise of their beloved brother Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, whose body was brutally mutilated by the Pakistani Army in Krishna Ghati, the family has called on the Centre to assure justice and go to war with Pakistan if they have to. Read Full Story

Suicidal to expect cordial ties with 'China's puppet' Pakistan: Amar Singh
Amritsar (Punjab), May 1 : Speaking on the current India-Pakistan trade relations, expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Monday asserted that Pakistan is a puppet in the hands of China towards India, adding that Islamabad can't even be trusted with cultural relations. Read Full Story

Ludhiana factory catches fire
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Apr 29 : A factory in Ludhiana, Punjab, caught fire on Saturday. Read Full Story

'Northeast fiesta' organised to showcase its rich cultures in Punjab
Jalandhar (Punjab) , Apr 28 : The second edition of Northeast Fiesta, organized by the Northeast students' organizations in association with 'MBD NEOPOLIS' was recently held in Jalandhar. Read Full Story

Northeast Fiesta organised at LPU to boost northeast culture
Jalandhar (Punjab) , Apr 27 : The-two day Northeast Fiesta organized by the Northeast students' organizations in MBD NEOPOLIS MALL, JALANDHAR, PUNJAB on Thursday showcased the rich culture and traditions of north eastern states and Punjab Read Full Story

Amritsar: Fake notes worth Rs. 75 lakh recovered, six arrested
Amritsar (Punjab) , Apr 27 : The Amritsar rural police on Thursday recovered fake currency worth Rs. 75 lakh and arrested six persons in this regard. Read Full Story

AAP's Punjab affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh resigns
New Delhi , April 27 : In the firing line after the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) dismal show in the Punjab Assembly polls and the more-recently held MCD elections, party's Punjab affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh and organisation-building head Durgesh Pathak have resigned from their respective posts. Read Full Story

Ludhiana court summons Amarinder in IT Department case
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Apr 24 : A court in Ludhiana, Punjab, has issued a summons to state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to appear in a case filed against him by the Department of Income Tax. Read Full Story

Sidhu announces compensation to farmers from his pocket
Othian (Punjab) , Apr 23 : Even before the government machinery could move to give compensation to the farmers who lost their standing wheat crop in a fire incident on Saturday, local body minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday announced to give Rs. 24 lakh as compensation to them from his own pocket. Read Full Story

Punjab: BSF helps Pakistani farmers at Attari
Atari (Punjab) , Apr 22 : Putting aside the strained ties between India and Pakistan, the Border Security Force (BSF) deployed in Punjab's Atari sector extended a beautiful gesture by helping Pakistani farmers on Saturday after wheat harvested by them flew across border due to strong winds. Read Full Story

Punjab CM cuts own security to divert resources for better policing
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr 21 : With an aim to create necessary infrastructure for better policing by diverting precious resources to the more important and essential task of ensuring law and order in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday cut down his own security from 1392 to 1016 personnel. Read Full Story

Punjab: Terror suspect arrested from Jalandhar
Jalandhar (Punjab) , Apr 21 : The Uttar Pradesh Anti Terror Squad (ATS) on Thursday arrested a terror suspect from Punjab's Jalandhar. Read Full Story

Will offer to meet Captain, says Canadian Defense Minister
New Delhi , Apr 18 : Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Tuesday said that he would propose a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh as courtesy, adding it is up to the latter to decide his acceptance or refusal. Read Full Story

Gurdas Mann performs for Cancer patients on Baisakhi
New Delhi , Apr. 18 : Well, magic was bound to happen as legendary singer Gurdas Maan recently performed live for a special show in Mumbai, to support the families & patients suffering from Pediatric Cancer. Read Full Story

This son wants to hug his father presently in Pak jail
Muktsar (Punjab) Apr 17 : A son from Muktsar in Punjab has appealed to the India Government to use all its might and resources to save his father, who has been languishing in a Pakistan jail since 1971. Read Full Story

Punjab: One dead, one injured after touching high tension wire in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Apr. 17 : At least one person was killed and another injured after touching a high tension wire in Ludhiana yesterday. Read Full Story

Punjab: Two killed in scrap shop explosion in Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur (Punjab) Apr 15 : At least two people were killed and four others were injured, including a 12-year-old, in an explosion at a scrap dealer's shop in Punjab's Gurdaspur. Read Full Story

Punjab Govt. issues formal notification to provide framework for anti-drugs STF
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 14 : The Punjab Government on Friday issued a notification to give a formal shape to the Special Task Force (STF) in terms of reference and broad functions. Read Full Story

Punjab Govt. sets up fresh commission to probe sacrilege cases
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 14 : Rejecting as 'inconclusive' report of Zora Commission, the Punjab Government has constituted a fresh commission of inquiry to investigate cases of sacrilege. Read Full Story

Punjab Minister caught on camera threatening school principal
Nabha (Punjab) , Apr. 14 : In what exposes the high-handedness of the politicians, Punjab Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsod, who yesterday attended a school building inauguration here, fumed at the lady principal and threatened to suspend her for putting his name at the third place in an inauguration stone in the school. Read Full Story

BSF celebrates Baisakhi at Wagah border
Amritsar (Punjab) , Apr. 13 : Over hundreds of people thronged at the Wagah border to witness the massive show put up on the occasion of the festival of harvest, Baisakhi. Read Full Story

BSF celebrates Baisakhi at Wagah border
Amritsar (Punjab) , Apr. 13 : Over hundreds of people thronged at the Wagah border to witness the massive show put up on the occasion of the festival of harvest, Baisakhi. Read Full Story

Pak sentenced death to Jadhav because he was Indian: Sarabjit Singh's sister
Jalandhar (Punjab), Apr. 10: Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur on Monday strongly condemned Pakistan for awarding death sentence to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav stating that he was penalised because he was an Indian. Read Full Story

Family of Vikram Juryal mourns death in Hoshiarpur
Hoshiarpur (Punjab) , Apr. 8 : The family of Vikram Juryal have mourned his death in his hometown in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district two days after he was shot dead by two armed masked robbers in Washington State. Read Full Story

Punjab, Haryana HC defers matter concerning Sidhu's appearance in TV show
Chandigarh , Apr. 7 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday deferred the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a restrain order against Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's participation on 'The Kapil Sharma Show' on a private television channel till May 11. Read Full Story

NGO pays Rs. 4 lakh fine to release Pak woman with India-born daughter from Amritsar jail
Amritsar (Punjab), Apr. 7 : A fine of Rs. four lakh was paid to the Indian court by Batala-based NGO 'Sarbat Da Bhala' to save a Pakistani mother and her India-born daughter. Read Full Story

Punjab CM directs restructuring of DTO, professionalisation of registration, licensing
Chandigarh (Punjab), Apr. 6 : Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Government has decided to initiate a series of sweeping reforms to streamline the transport system in the state, with a new draft transport policy expected to be announced within two weeks and several measures to unshackle the public transport system from its current monopolistic control. Read Full Story

15 packets of heroin seized by BSF in Punjab
Amritsar , Apr. 5 : Acting on a tip-off by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel seized fifteen packets of heroin last night at BOP Khalra Barrier in Punjab's Ferozepur district. Read Full Story

Punjab: Protest erupts over Rakhi Sawant's remark on sage Valmiki
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Apr. 4 : Following the row over Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant's statement about sage Valmiki that she made a year ago, a protest was held in Ludhiana on Tuesday. One of the protestors asserted that the actor needs to be punished so that she does not take the law in her hands. Read Full Story

Ludhiana Police denies confirmation on Rakhi Sawant's arrest
Ludhiana , Apr. 4 : While Rakhi Sawant claims she has been arrested for allegedly making inflammatory remarks against the sage, the Ludhiana Police has denied confirmation of the same. Read Full Story

Chandigarh: Restraunts owners protest against SC order on liquor ban
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 3 : Hoteliers and restraunt owners in Chandigarh are protesting on Monday against the Supreme Court's order to ban liquor shops on highways. Read Full Story

Punjab: BSF seizes Pak boat from Sutlej river tributary
Firozpur (Punjab) , Apr. 3 : The Border Security Force (BSF) today seized a Pakistani boat loaded with 400 kg fish near Sutlej River in Punjab's Firozpur border area. Read Full Story

'State governments lack determination to ban liquor': Social activist
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 2 : Harman Sidhu, who runs the NGO Arrive Safe, today alleged that state governments lack the determination to ban liquor on the highways. Read Full Story

Jio Filmfare Awards (Punjabi) 2017: Diljit Dosanjh to Gurdaas Mann, here's list of winners
New Delhi , Apr 1 : Jio Filmfare Awards completes its first edition in Punjab successfully, with glitz, glamour and stars from the Punjabi film industry, on Friday. Read Full Story

Punjab: Balloons with Pak currency found in Kapurthala
Kapurthala (Punjab) , Mar. 29 : The recovery of some balloons, coins and a white paper carrying some message and a map created quite a panic in Punjab's Kapurthala. Read Full Story

Punjab: BSF guns down Pak intruder in Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur (Punjab) , Mar. 27 : The Border Security Force (BSF) troops of border outpost Paharipur shot dead a Pakistani intruder ahead of the B.S. Fence on Monday morning. Read Full Story

AAP writes to EC, demands verification of paper trail in Punjab
New Delhi , Mar. 25 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday alleged that there is clear and irrefutable evidence of manipulation of results at polling booths in the Punjab Assembly Elections. Read Full Story

Navjot Kaur backs Sidhu, says one must question those indulging in corruption
Amritsar (Punjab), Mar. 24 : Asserting that Navjot Singh Sidhu's participation as a celebrity-judge on a popular TV show even after becoming a Cabinet Minister in Punjab is not against law, Navjot Kaur Sidhu said that he is doing some extra labour for his daughter's bright career, adding that higher authorities should take legal action against those running office of profit or indulging in corruption. Read Full Story

Sidhu in TKSS: Sigh of relief for minister as AG Atul Nada finds no conflict of interest
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : Putting an end to the controversy surrounding Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu continuing his appearance on popular comedy series 'The Kapil Sharma Show', Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda said he did not find any conflict of interest between the former's office as state cabinet minister and his work in television shows. Read Full Story

Atul Nanda to submit detailed report on Navjot Singh Sidhu's controversy
New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Clearing the air over Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's controversy of continuing his appearance on 'The Kapil Sharma Show', Advocate General Atul Nanda on Thursday asserted that he will submit the detailed report to the Punjab Government by this evening. Read Full Story

Punjab CM seems confused over Sidhu: SAD mocks Amarinder Singh for inaction
New Delhi , Mar 23 : Slamming Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for not being able to take concrete action against his cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu who has refused to quit his television career, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday said that the cricketer-turned politician holds a post which requires 24 hour presence. Read Full Story


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