Punjab News

CBI arrests former PNB officers for bank fraud
Ludhiana (Punjab) , July 18 : The Central Bureau of Investigation of India (CBI) on Thursday arrested three directors of a private company and two former officers of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) for bank fraud. Read Full Story

CBI arrests top bureaucrat in Chandigarh for accepting bribe
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 18 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Birendra Chaudhary, who is also the member secretary Chandigarh pollution control committee, for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh. Read Full Story

Punjab CM to launch Uber bike taxi scheme on July 24
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 17 :Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will be launching the first set of 100 Uber bike taxis, a new scheme aimed at generating jobs for the unemployed youth in the state on July 24. Read Full Story

Punjab Govt. reviewing policy on extension of retirement age
New Delhi , July 17 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced a review on the policy governing the extension of retirement age for two years, over and above the age of 58. Read Full Story

Punjab CM to launch Uber bike taxi scheme on July 24
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 17 :Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will be launching the first set of 100 Uber bike taxis, a new scheme aimed at generating jobs for the unemployed youth in the state on July 24. Read Full Story

Punjab: Woman beaten up by in-laws over dowry demand
Patiala (Punjab) July 15 : The evil of dowry seems to be still deep-rooted in the soil of India. Read Full Story

Punjabi folk singer Satinder Sartaaj enthralls Sufi lovers in Delhi
New Delhi , July 11 : Punjabi folk singer Satinder Sartaaj, who won zillion hearts with his devotional song 'Sai', enthralled the audience with his soulful voice, here on Sunday, at Siri Fort Auditorium. Having performed across the globe, the 35-year-old singer created a mystical night with his power-packed performances. Read Full Story

Punjab's progressive plan receives support from three Chinese majors
New Delhi , July 7 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh recently had a meeting with the delegation of three top-tier Chinese companies namely Dr Alex Li, President of LeEco APAC; Prasoon Sharma, MD of ZTEsoft India and South Asia and Susan Lin, Vice General Manager of Yinlong Energy International. Read Full Story

Punjab CM orders crackdown on forces destabilising harmony in state
Chandigarh , July 6 : The Punjab Police on Thursday filed a case against three USA-based persons, including the Legal Advisor of Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), along with two persons based in India, on charges of sedition, promoting enmity and criminal conspiracy, after Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh ordered a crackdown on the outfit amid complaints by the local people of deliberate attempts to vitiate the state's atmosphere. Read Full Story

No media censorship, but no monopoly either for cable networks or TV channels: Punjab CM
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 6 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday categorically ruled out any censorship against Fastway/PTC News or any other cable or media organisation, but made it clear that action would be taken against them if charges of tax violations by them are found true. Read Full Story

Punjab CM writes to PM Modi seeking bonus on Paddy to check stubble burning
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 6 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a bonus of Rs. 100 per quintal on Paddy, in addition to its Minimum Support Price (MSP) to check stubble burning. Read Full Story

Punjab: Police seize 1.5 kilograms of opium, two arrested
Ludhiana (Punjab) , June 25 : At least two persons have been arrested for carrying 1.5 kilograms of opium worth Rs. 1 lakh by the Government Railway Police Force in Punjab's Ludhiana on Sunday. Read Full Story

Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor
Chandigarh (Punjab) , June 23 : The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed an amendment that allows hotels, restaurants and clubs on the highway to serving liquor. Read Full Story

Ruckus in Punjab Assembly: Suspended MLAs stage protest, AAP MLAs thrown out
Chandigarh (Punjab) , June 22 : A scuffle broke out between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Sukhpal Khaira, Simarjeet Singh Bains and Balwinder Bains of Lok Insaf Party with security officials outside Punjab Assembly on Thursday after they were forcibly removed from the building. Read Full Story

Punjab: Farmers protest over farm loan waiver issue on NH-1
Ludhiana (Punjab) , June 21 : Farmers in Ludhiana staged a protest on the issue of farm loan waiver and implementation of Swaminathan Report on National Highway (NH-1) on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Punjab Govt. announces loan waiver for 'marginal' farmers
Chandigarh (Punjab) June 19 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced total waiver of entire crop loans up to Rs. 2 lakh for small and marginal farmers up to 5 acres, and a flat Rs. 2 lakh relief for all other marginal farmers, irrespective of their loan amount. Read Full Story

Hotels, restaurants on highways can now serve liquor: Punjab Govt.
Chandigarh (Punjab) June 19 : Ahead of the state budget, the Punjab Council of Ministers (CoM), led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday gave its nod to remove hotels, restaurants and clubs from the restrictions on serving of liquor within 500 meters of highways. Read Full Story

Braveheart's family criticizes govt. over inaction on Pak ceasefire violations
Hoshiarpur (Punjab) , June 16 : The family of Indian Army soldier Naik Bakhtawar Singh, who was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera this week, criticized the government on Saturday over its "inaction" in ending ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Read Full Story

Punjab Police inspector arrested for alleged links with drug traffickers
Jalandhar (Punjab) , June 13 : The Special Task Force (STF) of the Punjab Police has arrested Inspector Inderjit Singh for his alleged links with drug traffickers. Read Full Story

Porn clip played at BSF meet in Punjab, probe ordered
Jalandhar (Punjab) , June 12 : A probe has been ordered for playing a porn clip during a darbar meeting of the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel at the headquarters of the 77th Battalion in Punjab's Ferozepur. Read Full Story

Rahul Gandhi visits Golden Temple
Amritsar , June. 10 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab. Read Full Story

Ludhiana trader murders three family members before committing suicide
Ludhiana (Punjab) , June 8 : A trader murdered three members of his family before committing suicide in Ludhiana's Model Town area. Read Full Story

Punjab youth paraded naked for molesting children
Tarn Taran (Punjab) , June 7 : A youth was paraded naked for allegedly molesting two children in Punjab's Tarn Taran district. Read Full Story

All India Sikh Students Federation denounces Operation blue star
Amritsar (Punjab) , June 6 : The All India Sikh Students Federation on Tuesday carried out a march in the wake of 33rd anniversary of operation blue star. Read Full Story

SYL verdict against Punjab could revive 'militancy': Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab) , June 5 : Punjab Chief Minsiter Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday warned that if the final verdict on Sutlej Yamuna link canal (SYL) deprives the people of Punjab of their water rights, it could lead to the revival of militancy in the region. Read Full Story

Punjab Police busts ISYF terror module, three militants nabbed
Chandigarh, (Punjab) June 4 : In yet another major breakthrough, the Punjab Police has arrested three terrorists and busted a terror module directly linked with Pakistan's ISI-backed banned terror outfit, International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF). Read Full Story

Punjab CM asked to vacate his bungalow quarters
New Delhi , June 2 : A Delhi court on Friday asked Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to vacate his Janpath Road bungalow, which was allocated to him when he was a Lok Sabha MP. Read Full Story

Three suspects apprehended from Pathankot
Pathankot (Punjab) , May 30 : Three suspicious persons have been apprehended on Tuesday from Sujanpur in Punjab's Pathankot district. Read Full Story

Punjab Police bust terror module under 'Khalistan Zindabad' banner
Mohali (Punjab) , May 30 : The Punjab Police has arrested four youth, including a woman, to bust a terror module that was planning to indulge in large-scale violence and targeted killings under the banner of 'Khalistan Zindabad' to fan communal violence in the sensitive border state. Read Full Story

Ludhiana STF arrests two drug peddlers in Ferozepur
Ludhiana (Punjab) May 30: The Ludhiana Special Task Force (STF) on Tuesday arrested two persons from Indo-Pak border near Ferozepur in connection with drug trafficking. Read Full Story

Pathankot: Abandoned 'fatigues' found, Army launches search ops
Pathankot (Punjab) , May 29 : After a suspicious bag was spotted here today morning, a search operation has been launched in the Mamun Army base camp in Pathankot, Punjab. Read Full Story

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

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