Punjab News


13 teachers killed in Punjab road accident
Chandigarh, Dec 9 : In a tragic accident due to dense fog, thirteen teachers were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck in Punjab on Friday morning, police said. Read Full Story

Six teachers killed in Punjab road accident
Chandigarh, Dec 9 : At least six teachers were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck in Punjab due to dense fog on Friday morning, police said. Read Full Story

Six teachers killed in Punjab road accident
Chandigarh, Dec 9 : Six teachers were killed in a road accident near Fazilka in Punjab due to fog on Friday, Officials said. Read Full Story

Woman dies after being pushed by bank guard, family blocks road
Ludhiana, Dec 8 : Angry relatives of a woman blocked a busy road in Punjab's industrial city of Ludhiana on Thursday after she died after being pushed by a bank security guard. Read Full Story

Tension as Sarbat Khalsa foiled in Punjab town; leaders detained
Talwandi Sabo (Punjab), Dec 8 : Tension prevailed on Thursday in and around Talwandi Sabo town in Bathinda district after authorities foiled an attempt by Sikh hardliners to hold a 'Sarbat Khalsa' (Sikh congregation) here. Read Full Story

SYL issue dumped forever, says Punjab CM
Moga (Punjab), Dec 8 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said the denotification of land acquired for Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal and its handover to original owners and their legal heirs had put the issue forever under wraps. Read Full Story

15 injured in vehicle pile-up on NH-1 in Haryana
Chandigarh, Dec 8 : At least 15 people were injured on Thursday following a pile-up of vehicles due to dense fog on the busy National Highway No. 1 (NH-1) near Kurukshetra in Haryana, 65 km from here, police said. Read Full Story

Badal, country's oldest serving CM, turns 89
Chandigarh, Dec 8 : The country's oldest serving Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, turned 89 years old on Thursday. Read Full Story

Thick fog engulfs areas in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, Dec 8 : Thick fog engulfed several parts of Haryana and Punjab on Thursday morning, affecting life in both states. Read Full Story

Sikh body orders probe into Modi's cap controversy
Chandigarh, Dec 7 : The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has asked the Sikh high priests to look into the controversy surrounding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple) while wearing a cap. Read Full Story

Won't allow holding of 'Sarbat Khalsa': Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Dec 7 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said his government will not allow holding of a 'Sarbat Khalsa' in the state on December 8. Read Full Story

Punjab government splurging public money for Moga rally: State Congress
Chandigarh, Dec 7 : The opposition Congress in Punjab on Wednesday accused the state government of splurging public money and misusing official machinery on a December 8 rally to coincide with the 89th birthday of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. Read Full Story

To save on money, manpower, Haryana AG office goes paperless
Chandigarh, Dec 7 : To save on money and manpower and phase out use of paper, the office of the Advocate General (AG) in Haryana has gone paperless from Wednesday. Read Full Story

Punjab Police crackdown on radical leaders
Chandigarh, Dec 7 : Punjab Police have detained senior leaders and activists of radical Sikh organisations ahead of 'Sarbat Khalsa', officials said on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Sikh NRIs to join Guru Gobind Singh's 350th birth anniversary celebrations in Patna
Chandigarh, Dec 7 : Scores of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are expected to join the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh to be held in Patna and the main Sikh shrines in Punjab. Read Full Story

Bank guard fires in air to disperse crowd in Punjab
Chandigarh, Dec 6 : With an impatient crowd trying to force their way into a branch of a private bank in Punjab's Budhlada town, a security guard fired in the air to disperse them on Tuesday, police said. Read Full Story

Plaint in assets case due to political vendetta: Amarinder
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said the complaint filed against him by the Income Tax Department in connection with foreign assets case was an outcome of "political vendetta". Read Full Story

Punjab launches health check-up for 30-plus
Chandigarh, Dec 6 : Noting that "Punjabis by nature were least health conscious", Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday launched the 'Free Annual Preventive Health Check-up Program' (FAPHC) for all the 30-plus citizens of the state. Read Full Story

Two Akali MLAs join Congress; Amarinder says met Sidhu
New Delhi, Dec 6 : As two legislators from Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal joined the Congress on Tuesday, Congress state unit chief Amarinder Singh said cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu met him and "gave an impression he is inclined to support our party". Read Full Story

Sidhu will be non-player in Punjab elections, says Sukhbir Badal
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said that cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned from BJP recently, will not have any bearing on the assembly elections in the state next year. Read Full Story

Four held for dance troupe member's murder in Punjab
Bathinda, Dec 6 : Four men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a female member of a dance troupe at a wedding function in this district, Punjab Police said here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

At 89, country's oldest CM seeks votes to add 10 years to life (News Analysis)
Chandigarh, Dec 6 : At 89, he is the country's oldest serving Chief Minister. And he is showing no signs of giving up any time soon. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is now in full election mode and is telling the electorate that their votes will give him another 10 years of life. Read Full Story

Haryana bans weapons, celebratory firing at weddings
Chandigarh, Dec 5 : Following recent incidents of celebratory firing at weddings, the Haryana government on Monday banned carrying of weapons at such functions. Read Full Story

No impact of demonetisation on Haryana revenue: minister
Chandigarh, Dec 5 : Haryana Finance Minister Abhimanyu said on Monday that there was no impact of demonetisation on the revenue of the state and there was no fall in registration of properties as well. Read Full Story

KLF leader Mintoo's police custody extended
New Delhi, Dec 5 : A court here on Monday extended, for seven days, the police custody of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo, who had escaped from high security Nabha Jail in Punjab. Read Full Story

Nabha jailbreak: Police custody of KLF chief Mintoo extended by seven days
New Delhi [India], Dec. 5 : The police custody of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh 'Mintoo', who along with five others escaped after the high security Nabha jailbreak and was arrested by the Delhi Police near Delhi Railway Station, was extended by seven days by a Delhi Court on Monday. Read Full Story

Amnesty says progress of SIT in anti-Sikh riots cases slow
Chandigarh, Dec 5 : Observing that the delivery of justice to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots had been delayed for the past 32 years, an Amnesty International official on Monday said the SIT formed by the Centre last year has made "slow progress". Read Full Story

Pakistan delegation denied visit to Golden Temple
Amritsar, Dec 4 : Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and his delegation, who came to attend the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process conference on Afghanistan's peace process on Sunday were denied permission to visit the historic Golden Temple here. Read Full Story

Woman dancer at wedding shot dead for refusing drunk
Chandigarh, Dec 4 : A 22-year-old dancer at a marriage function in Punjab's Bathinda district, was killed when a drunk man, enraged at being refused a dance, fired at her from close range, police said on Sunday. Read Full Story

Woman dancer shot dead for refusing dance with drunk
Chandigarh, Dec 4 : A 22-year-old dancer at a marriage function in Punjab's Bathinda district, was killed when a drunk man, enraged at being refused a dance, fired at her from close range, police said on Sunday. Read Full Story

Afghan declaration names Lashkar, Jaish as threats to regional peace
Amritsar, Dec 4 : India scored a major diplomatic victory over its rival neighbour after an international conference on Afghanistan here on Sunday named Pakistan-based terrorist groups, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, as grave threats to peace in the South Asian region. Read Full Story

Amritsar Declaration names Lashkar, Jaish as threat to peace
Amritsar, Dec 4 : An international conference on Afghanistan here on Sunday named Pakistan-based terrorist groups, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, as grave threats to peace in the South Asian region. Read Full Story

Amritsar declaration on Afghanistan calls for elimination of terror
Amritsar, Dec 4 : An international conference on Afghanistan here on Sunday called for immediate elimination of terrorism to help the war-ravaged country in its political and economic transition. Read Full Story

Don't blame one country for terrorism: Pakistan's Aziz
Amritsar, Dec 4 : Reiterating that his country "is committed to lasting peace in Afghanistan and the region", Pakistan's de facto foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz on Sunday said only one country cannot be blamed for rising terrorist violence in the region. Read Full Story

India, Afghanistan urge action against Pakistan-backed terror
Amritsar, Dec 4 : Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday unambiguously named Pakistan for supporting cross-border terror and shared Prime Minister Narendra Modi's concern over the threat that has endangered "peace in the entire South Asian region". Read Full Story

Afghan President names Pakistan as terror 'sanctuary'
Amritsar, Dec 4 : Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday unambiguously named Pakistan for promoting terrorism and said no amount of financial assistance can help stabilise the war-ravaged nation if "support to terrorists" from the neighbouring country continued. Read Full Story

Modi, Ghani talk strengthening of anti-terror cooperation
Amritsar, Dec 4 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday held a bilateral meeting here and discussed aspects of strengthening counter-terror cooperation. Read Full Story

Modi becomes first PM to serve 'langar' at Golden Temple
Amritsar, Dec 4 : Narendra Modi distributed food to devotees at the Golden Temple here on Saturday night thus becoming the first Prime Minister to serve the community kitchen, or langar, at the holiest of Sikh shrines in this Punjab city, Read Full Story

Act against supporters of terror: PM Modi
Amritsar, Dec 4 : In an oblique reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged action against those who support and finance terror and endanger peace in the entire South Asian region. Read Full Story

Act against supporters of terror: PM Modi
Amritsar, Dec 4 : In an oblique reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged action against those who support and finance terror and endanger peace in the entire South Asian region. Read Full Story

Indian support for Afghan development is unconditional: President Ghani
Amritsar, Dec 4 : Appreciating India's unconditional support for the economic development of war-ravaged Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said the expansion of the key Chabahar port between India, Iran and his country was very important for regional trade and connectivity. Read Full Story

Modi, Ghani hold bilateral meeting
Amritsar, Dec 4 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday held a bilateral meeting here before the commencement of the Heart of Asia ministerial conference. Read Full Story

PM Modi serves 'langar' at Golden Temple
Amritsar [India], Dec. 3 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here on Saturday evening to inaugurate the 'Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process' conference, visited the Golden Temple and also served 'langar' to the devotees. Read Full Story

Modi, Ghani reach Amritsar; will open Afghan peace meet on Sunday
Amritsar, Dec 3 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday evening and is scheduled to meet Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani for talks on bilateral issues before the Sunday inauguration of ministerial deliberations of a peace meet on Afghanistan, an official said. Read Full Story

Modi reaches Amritsar, will open global meet on peace
Amritsar, Dec 3 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday evening and will later meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for talks on bilateral issues, an official said. Read Full Story

Aziz to arrive Saturday in Amritsar as Heart of Asia kicks off
Islamabad, Dec 3 : In a last-minute change in schedule, Pakistan's de facto foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz will leave for Amritsar on Saturday evening, instead of Sunday, an official said here, citing "uncertain weather forecast for Sunday" as the reason. Read Full Story

Indian couple seeks son's release from Pakistan jail
Amritsar, Dec 3 : An elderly couple, whose son is lodged in a Pakistani prison despite completing his jail term, is seeking "justice" from Pakistan's visiting foreign policy adviser to get him released. Read Full Story

BSF guns down intruder from Pakistan
Chandigarh, Dec 3 : Foiling an infiltration bid, Border Security Force troopers gunned down an intruder from Pakistan in north Punjab early on Saturday, BSF sources said. Read Full Story

Modi, Ghani to meet in Amritsar
Amritsar, Dec 3 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday evening for talks on bilateral issues on the sidelines of an international conference for peace and stability in the war-ravaged Afghanistan, an official said. Read Full Story

BSF guns down intruder from Pakistan in Punjab
Chandigarh, Dec 3 : Border Security Force troopers have gunned down an intruder from Pakistan in north Punjab, official sources said on Saturday. Read Full Story

Amritsar: Pak's envoy to Afghan to partake in Heart of Asia Conference
Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Dec.2 : Pakistan's Ambassador to Afghanistan Abrar Hussain is set to take part in the official level talks in the Heart of Asia conference which is scheduled to take place in Amritsar, Punjab tomorrow. Read Full Story

Amarinder, Badal predict wins in Punjab polls, berate Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 2 : Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh and state Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday predicted result of the state polls, took potshots at each other but seemed united in attacking Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP. Read Full Story

Amarinder dismisses IT complaint as Jaitley's political vendetta
New Delhi, Dec 2 : Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Friday dismissed the complaint filed against him by the Income Tax department in connection with foreign assets case as the "political vendetta" of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Read Full Story

Amarinder Singh slams Jaitley after Income Tax Dept. files complaint
New Delhi [India], Dec. 2 : Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday lashed out at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, after the Income Tax Department filed a prosecution complaint against him in a foreign tax evasion case. Read Full Story

My last opportunity to set right Akalis' wrongs: Amarinder
New Delhi, Dec 2 : Punjab Congress chief, Capt. Amarinder Singh on Friday said that the upcoming assmebly elections in the state would be his last election and also his "final opportunity to set right the wrongs" of the ruling Akali Dal. Read Full Story

Don't defame Punjab's youth on drug abuse: Sukhbir Badal
New Delhi, Dec 2 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said the youth of the state should not be defamed on the issue of drug use. Read Full Story

My last opportunity to set right Akalis' wrongs: Amarinder
New Delhi, Dec 2 : Punjab Congress chief, Capt. Amarinder Singh on Friday said that the upcoming assmebly elections in the state would be his last election and also his "final opportunity to set right the wrongs" of the ruling Akali Dal. Read Full Story

Admired by Modi, Punjab innovator arrested with fake Rs 2,000 notes
Mohali (Punjab), Dec 2 : A young engineer, whose innovation got appreciation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, landed in police net after he and his accomplices were caught with fake Rs 2,000 notes in Mohali town of Punjab, police said on Friday. Read Full Story

Amritsar, bordering Pakistan, to host summit on Afghanistan
Amritsar, Dec 2 : Amritsar -- famous for the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Golden Temple, and the major city bordering Pakistan -- will host a two-day multilateral global summit beginning on Saturday, with focus on stabilising the war-torn Afghanistan. Read Full Story

Moga holds a special place in Punjab's electoral politics
Moga (Punjab), Dec 2 : Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal is all set for its big political show on December 8 that will launch the party's campaign for the forthcoming assembly elections. Read Full Story

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