New Delhi, Aug 29 : The launch of "Bapu sada kehnda", a new music single on homosexuality, has marked the foray of No1Knows Productions -- a record label and production company based out of the US and Britain -- in India.
Amritsar, Aug 29 : The Punjab Police and other security agencies are investigating the recovery of old bombs and a rocket launcher which were found by a labourer from garbage in a locality here, police officials said on Monday.
Chandigarh, Aug 29 : With assembly elections less than six months away, the Punjab government has decided to distribute utensils worth Rs 100 crore.
Chandigarh, Aug 28 : The stand-off between Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and new challenger AAP intensified on Sunday with Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal asking Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to investigate all international funding being received by AAP, especially from radical elements abroad.
Chandigarh [India], Aug. 26 : Crying foul over the corruption charges being levelled against him, AAP's Punjab chief Succha Singh Chhotepur on Friday took on party supremo Arvind Kejriwal and accused his co-workers of falsely implicating him in a bid to tarnish his image and stated that he was ready for a CBI probe against him.
Chandigarh, Aug 26 : Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal said on Friday that it was "shocked" by disclosures made by ousted AAP Punjab unit chief Sucha Singh Chhotepur regarding "anti-Sikh" remarks made by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Chandigarh, Aug 26 : In the biggest internal setback for its Punjab unit just six months before the state assembly elections, the AAP removed its Punjab unit chief Sucha Singh Chhotepur from his post on Friday following allegations of corruption.
Ludhiana, Aug 26 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said the AAP was "hand-in-glove" with the extremist elements and separatists.
Chandigarh, Aug 26 : Just six months before assembly elections in Punjab, the AAP removed its Punjab unit chief Sucha Singh Chhotepur from his post on Friday following allegations he took money from a supporter.
Chandigarh, Aug 26 : A day after a 75-year-old retired Border Security Force (BSF) official was killed in Hoshiarpur district, the Punjab Police began a probe on Friday.
Chandigarh, Aug 26 : Differences between top leaders of the AAP's national leadership and the Punjab unit came out in the open on Friday with its Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur saying he won't leave the party on his own.
Chandigarh, Aug 26 : In the 1980s and 1990s it was said the Punjab Police, with its strong-arm tactics, could even make a monkey admit it was a tiger. But in the past 10 months, the force has been grappling with a situation where it is either unable to solve or is going overboard in investigating major crimes.
Chandigarh, Aug 25 : With the Punjab Police having failed to nab the attackers of RSS leader Brigadier (retd) Jagdish Gagneja earlier this month, the state government, hinting at a foreign hand, asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe the attack.
Chandigarh, Aug 25 : With reports indicating that differences have cropped up within the AAP in poll-bound Punjab and convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur has been marginalised, the Congress jumped in his defence on Thursday, saying that "outsider" AAP leaders were trying to fix a "son of the soil".
Chandigarh, Aug 23 : To ensure basic courtesy to the common citizens approaching various organs of the government for individual or public matters, the Haryana government on Tuesday announced that directions have been issued that all replies to the citizens would invariably begin with the use of the words 'Sir' or 'Madam'.
Chandigarh, Aug 23 : Virtually snubbing the recent attempt by the Union Government to take the control of union territory of Chandigarh out of the Punjab Governor's purview, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Tuesday that Chandigarh will always be integral part of his state.
Chandigarh, Aug 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest at the state-level function to be held on November 1 to mark the Golden Jubilee year of the inception of Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced this in New Delhi on Monday.
Chandigarh, Aug 22 : Senior BJP leader from Rajasthan and former Member of Parliament V.P. Singh Badnore was on Monday sworn in as the Governor of Punjab. Badnore will also be the Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh.
Chandigarh, Aug 22 : Medical services were affected on Monday after resident doctors of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here went on strike demanding better facilities and security on the campus.
Chandigarh, Aug 21 : The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) on Sunday ordered a probe into the suicide of a national-level handball player after she was allegedly denied hostel facility by authorities of a SGPC-run college in Patiala city, 80 km from here.
Chandigarh, Aug 21 : The pruning of the blacklist of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) by the central government, which will enable the earlier blacklisted people to visit India, was on Sunday welcomed by Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religious affairs.
Chandigarh, Aug 21 : The Border Security Force has recovered four kg heroin along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Amritsar sector, an official said on Sunday.
Patiala, Aug 21 : The Patiala police on Sunday arrested Gau Raksha Dal chief Satish Kumar after he was booked on charges of abduction among other sections and mainly in connection with a social media video showing organisation members brutally thrashing and harassing people in the name of 'cow protection'.
Chandigarh, Aug 21 : The Punjab Police has arrested the chief of the state's Gau Raksha Dal -- a cow protection group -- on charges of assault, wrongful restrain, sodomy, extortion and looting, a police official said on Sunday.
New Delhi, Aug 18 : Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore was on Thursday appointed the Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh.
Ludhiana, Aug 18 : A private bus run by a transport company owned by Punjab's ruling Badal family ran over two persons near Ludhiana on Thursday. The bus was set on fire by angry locals.
Amritsar, Aug 18 : With the announcement of the names of its candidates for 13 more assembly seats on Thursday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has announced 32 candidates for the 117 assembly seats in Punjab which is slated to go to the polls early next year.
Mumbai, Aug. 18 (ANI): Amid speculations over former BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu meeting Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal and demanding chief ministerial candidature in Punjab, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the people of Punjab want to be a part of development rather than "theatrics".
Chandigarh, Aug 17 : Within hours of reports that the union government on Wednesday appointed former bureaucrat and Kerala BJP leader K.J. Alphons as the new Administrator of union territory of Chandigarh, an upset Punjab Chief Minister intervened and urged the union government "to review and revise the decision".
Chandigarh, Aug 17 : With the announcement of the name of Rajasthan BJP leader and former Member of Parliament V.P. Singh Badnore as the next Governor of Punjab, the poll-bound state will get a regular Governor after a gap of over 18 months.
Chandigarh, Aug 17 : The Punjab government has given its nod for the export of 20,000 metric tonnes of Kinnow, a citrus variety, from the state.
Attari (Punjab), Aug 17 : Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday tied 'rakhis' to the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers deployed on the international border at Attari, 30 km from Amritsar.
Ludhiana, Aug 16 : After being in denial that the AAP had no standing in Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday admitted that the young party was now "mushrooming" in the state.
Attari, Aug. 15 : The Border Security Force (BSF) will soon be deploying additional five battalions at the Attari-Wagha border.
Attari (Punjab), Aug 15 : Border guards of India and Pakistan on Monday exchanged pleasantries and sweets at the Attari-Wagah joint checkpost to mark India's 70th Independence Day.
Chandigarh, Aug 15 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday called upon the people to take a pledge to thwart the nefarious designs of anti-social elements in the state.
Chandigarh, Aug 15 : Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Monday felt giddy at the Independence Day parade, officials said.
Chandigarh, Aug 14 : A 15-year-old girl from Ludhiana, who had vowed to hoist the Tricolour at Srinagar's historic Lal Chowk, was turned back by security forces from the airport there on Sunday.
Amritsar, Aug 14 : The Punjab government on Sunday launched new developmental projects entailing a total expenditure of Rs 600 crore in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar.
Shimla, Aug 14 : Five tourists from Punjab were washed away in a swollen rivulet in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district on Sunday, police said. However, a sixth one was rescued by the locals.
Chandigarh, Aug. 14 : 15-year-old Ludhiana girl Jhanvi Behal, who vowed to hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk, on Sunday received dejection as she was detained at the Srinagar airport.
Chandigarh, Aug 14 : The Punjab government directed the Advocate General office to examine and "take appropriate action" against the Punjab and Harayan High Court order quashing the appointment of legislators as Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPSs), officials said on Sunday.
Chandigarh, Aug 14 : Three home guards from Punjab are to be posthumously conferred the President's Home Guard and Civil Defence Medal for Gallantry for fighting Pakistani terrorists who attacked Dinanagar town in Gurdaspur district last year.
Chandigarh, Aug 12 : Some six months ahead of the assembly elections in Punjab, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday set aside the appointment of 18 Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPSs) by the Parkash Singh Badal government.
Amritsar/California, Aug. 11 : Various Sikh bodies and political leaders on Thursday criticised the alleged desecration of the Sikh holy book the Guru Granth Sahib in California, saying some elements want to create unrest in the Sikh community by committing such incidents, and urged urging the U.S. Government to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Chandigarh, Aug. 11 : Condemning the alleged sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib in California, the United States, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up the issue with the U.S. Government to ensure that the culprits responsible of this ghastly act are brought to the book.
Chandigarh, Aug 11 : Banking on the initial results of the largest-ever dope-testing exercise in the country, the Punjab Police on Thursday claimed that only around two per cent among thousands of candidates for police recruitment had tested positive for substance (drugs) abuse.
Chandigarh, Aug 11 : Touted as first of its kind in the country, 'Busopolis' -- an inter-state bus terminal (ISBT) along with a commercial centre and a hotel -- will soon get operational in Punjab's Mohali town, adjoining Chandigarh.
Chandigarh, Aug 11 : Touted as the country's first facility of its kind, 'Busopolis'-- a bus terminal along with a commercial centre and a hotel -- will soon get operational in Punjab's Mohali town, adjoining Chandigarh.
Chandigarh, Aug 10 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday urged the central government to thoroughly investigate funding received by the AAP and its leaders, alleging that radicals from Punjab had aligned themselves with the outfit.
Chandigarh, Aug 10 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday appealed to the central government to thoroughly investigate funding received by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its leaders, alleging that radicals from Punjab had aligned themselves with Arvind Kejriwal's outfit.
Chandigarh/Hoshiarpur, Aug 10 : In a major swoop ahead of Independence Day, security agencies and the Punjab Police have busted a Khalistani terror module with links to NRIs and Pakistan's notorious Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) .
Chandigarh, Aug 10 : A youngster from a carpenter's family might not seem a likely candidate to craft cyberspace. But this is exactly what Raju Suthar has been doing, one mobile keypad stroke at a time.
Chandigarh, Aug 10 : The Punjab Police busted a terror module in Hoshiarpur district and arrested three suspects on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Aug 9 : Thousands of youth congregated here today to support the Youth for Punjab campaign launched by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal and vowed to start a 'Haksach di Ladai' and usher in reelection of the SAD-BJP combine in the 2017 assembly elections.
Chandigarh, Aug 9 : Punjab Police announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh and a police job to anyone providing information about the assailants of top Punjab RSS leader Brig. (Retd) Jagdish Gagneja, an official said on Tuesday.
Hoshiarpur, Aug 9 : Harassment of dairy farmers in the name of cow protection must end and those violating the law will be dealt with sternly, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, Aug 9 : Late wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh's autobiography "Meri Atma Katha" has been translated in English, says his son Vindu who hopes it inspires sportspersons in the country.
Chandigarh, Aug 8 : Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh left his interaction with the public midway on Monday to protest at a police station in Bathinda district after an elderly Congress worker alleged that he had been booked in a false case at the behest of local ruling Shiromani Akali Dal leaders.
Chandigarh, Aug.8 : Punjab government has created history by conducting the dope test of 1.12 lakh male aspirants for the police constables. What is believed to be the biggest 'sample survey' of reality check on drug addiction in Punjab, almost 4.7 lakh aspirants for 6,252 jobs of constables will undergo dope test.