Punjab News

Fire at Ludhiana's Sufia Chowk claims three lives
Ludhiana (Punjab) , November 20 : At least three people have been killed and several others are likely to be trapped under debris after a massive fire broke out at a plastic manufacturing factory near Ludhiana's Sufia Chowk. Read Full Story

Punjab CM backs protests against 'Padmavati'
Chandigarh (Punjab) , November 20 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday supported the people backing the violent protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed 'Padmavati'. Read Full Story

Punjab: Fire breaks out in plastic manufacturing factory
Ludhiana (Punjab) , November 20 : A major fire broke out in an industrial area of plastic manufacturing factory in Ludhiana's Sufia Chowk. Read Full Story

Fire engulfs Ludhiana police post
Ludhiana (Punjab) , November 19 : A massive fire engulfed the Tibba Police post in Ludhiana in the wee hours of morning today. Read Full Story

Ravinder Gosain murder: Three suspects sent to police remand
Ludhiana (Punjab) , November 19 : Three suspects in the murder of local Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravinder Gosain were sent to five-day police remand, on Saturday. Read Full Story

Terror funding case: Court dismisses bail plea of Aslam Wani
New Delhi , November 17 : The Patiala House Court on Friday dismissed the bail plea of alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani, a close aide of Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah, in connection with the terror-funding case. Read Full Story

Patiala Court to hear Aslam Wani's bail plea in Terror funding case
New Delhi , November 17 : The Patiala Court will today hear the bail plea of alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani, close aide of separatist Shabir Shah, in connection with the terror-funding case. Read Full Story

Home Ministry approves NIA to probe RSS leader murder case
New Delhi , November 16 : The Home Ministry on Thursday finally gave its nod to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe into local Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravinder Gosain's murder case. Read Full Story

Terror funding case: Patiala Court to hear Aslam Wani's bail plea today
New Delhi , Nov 15 : The Patiala Court on Wednesday will hear the bail plea of alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani, close aide of separatist Shabir Shah, in connection with terror-funding case. Read Full Story

Connaught Plaza: The Upcoming Commercial Hub in Mohali
Mohali : Being the fashion and food capital of India, Mohali enjoys the liberty of a readymade catchment area which is well defined by its demographics highlighted mainly through the age group and income levels of the inhabitants of the city. Read Full Story

GST network still not strong: Punjab FM
New Delhi , November 10 : Ahead of Goods and Services Council Meet in Guwahati today, Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said that the GST network is still not strong. Read Full Story

Punjab CM seeks incentive for farmers to prevent stubble burning
Chandigarh (Punjab) , November 9 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking compensation for farmers for crop resident management, with a view to check stubble burning, one of the major contributors to the toxic smog currently enshrouding northern India. Read Full Story

ISI behind targetted killings in Punjab: CM Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh , November 7 : Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is behind the targetted killings in Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday. Read Full Story

To combat drug menace, Punjab to organise village level sports tournaments
Jalandhar (Punjab) , Nov 5 : Stepping up efforts against its war on drugs, the Punjab government has announced a campaign to organise village level sports tournaments across the state. Read Full Story

Amritsar's Golden Temple lit up on Guru Nanak Jayanti
Amritsar (Punjab) November 4 : On the auspicious day of 548th birthday of Guru Nanak, Amritsar's Golden Temple was spectacularly lit up. Read Full Story

Vipan Sharma's murder not 'radically sponsored terrorist crime'
Amritsar (Punjab) , Nov 4 : Recent developments in the investigation of Right-wing activist Vipan Sharma's murder have revealed that it was not a radically sponsored terrorist crime, as told by Punjab DGP Suresh Verma. Read Full Story

Amarinder Singh directs Punjab police to check misuse of social media
Chandigarh (Punjab), November 3 : In an attempt to curb the menace of increasing evil activities on social media, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday directed the state police to monitor social media activities. Read Full Story

Punjab woman sold in Saudi to return India tomorrow
New Delhi , November 3 : The External Affairs Ministry (EAM) on Friday confirmed that Paramjit Kaur, who was illegally confined in Saudi Arabia after being duped by travel agent, will return to India on Saturday. Read Full Story

Pakistani sisters released from Amritsar jail after a decade
Amritsar (Punjab) , November 2 : Pakistani national Fatima, who had been lodged in the Amritsar Central Jail with her daughter Hinna and sister Mumtaaz on smuggling charges for over 10 years, has finally walked free. Read Full Story

Amritsar Police constitutes SIT to probe Hindu Sangharsh Sena leader's murder
Amritsar (Punjab) , October 31 : The Amritsar Police on Tuesday constituted a three member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate murder of Hindu Sangharsh Sena leader Vipin Sharma. Read Full Story

Case lodged against Ludhiana BJP's Ex-Chief for allegedly threatening a doctor
Ludhiana (Punjab) , October 31 : A case has been registered against former Ludhiana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief, Praveen Bansal, on Tuesday for allegedly threatening a doctor on duty at a hospital. Read Full Story

Amritsar: Hindu Surakasha Sena leader shot dead, probe on
Amritsar (Punjab) , Oct. 30 : Vipin Sharma, the Amritsar district president of Hindu Surakasha Sena, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Bharat Nagar area of the city on Monday. Read Full Story

68 fishermen arrested by Pakistan return to India
Attari (Amritsar), Oct. 30 : 68 Indian fishermen, released yesterday by Pakistan as a goodwill gesture, returned to India through Attari border in Amritsar on Monday. Read Full Story

Punjab: 16-year old, allegedly gang-raped by three, died
Fazilka (Punjab) , October 30 : A 16-year-old girl died after allegedly gang-raped by three youth in Punjab's Fazilka district on Sunday. Read Full Story

Punjab, Haryana HC seeks report from health administration in dengue menace
Chandigarh (Punjab) , October 27 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday sent notices to Punjab, Chandigarh and Haryana administration, director of health department and other local bodies seeking a status report in the dengue menace. Read Full Story

Bikram Majithia drug case: Punjab CM assures assistance in ongoing probe
Jalandhar (Punjab) , October 27 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh on Friday assured that the government will assist in the ongoing probe into the Rs 6,000 crore drug case involving former Akali minister Bikram Singh Majithia. Read Full Story

No imposition of tax on keeping pets in urban areas, clarifies Punjab Govt.
Chandigarh (Punjab) , October 24 : The Local Government Department of Punjab on Tuesday made it clear that the reports in certain sections of media regarding imposition of tax upon keeping pets in the urban areas are totally baseless and devoid of facts. Read Full Story

Punjab government levies tax on keeping domestic animals
Chandigarh (Punjab) , October 24 : The Punjab government in a new notification on Tuesday announced that people in Punjab will now have to pay taxes for keeping domestic animals. Read Full Story

Elderly couple commits suicide in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab) , October 22 : An elderly couple allegedly committed suicide at their residence in Ludhiana's Rajguru Nagar late last night by consuming poison. Read Full Story

Kin of 39 Indians missing in Iraq to undergo DNA test
Amritsar (Punjab) , Oct. 21 : Families of all 39 Indians who went missing in Iraq three years ago have been asked to undergo DNA tests for unspecified reasons. Read Full Story

BJP corners Punjab govt over RSS worker's killing
New Delhi , October 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday cornered the Congress-led government in Punjab over the murder of a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader and said chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has failed to maintain law and order situation in the state. Read Full Story

Rajnath hails BSF jawans as 'first wall of security'
Firozpur (Punjab) , Oct 17 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday praised the Border Security Force (BSF) jawans and said the security force has emerged as 'first wall of security' after years of great work. Read Full Story

Terror funding case: Patiala House Court extends judicial custody of 10 accused
New Delhi , October 17 : The Patiala House Court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of 10 accused in connection with a case related to the terror funding activities in Kashmir. Read Full Story

Dera violence: A police personnel, Dera CA arrested for involvement in violence conspiracy
Chandigarh Oct. 17 : One police personnel has been arrested for plotting Dera chief Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Singh's escape from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Panchkula on September 25. Read Full Story

RSS leader Ravinder Gosai shot dead
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Oct. 17 : Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravinder Gosai was shot dead by unidentified men on a motorcycle in Ludhiana's Kailash Nagar, earlier this morning. Read Full Story

Punjab stubble burning: Will adhere by NGT law, says Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab) , October 15 : Talking about the recent events of stubble burning in various villages of Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said that there is a law by National Green Tribunal (NGT) and the government has to implement it whether they like it or not. Read Full Story

Congress has revived, BJP is going down: Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab) , October 15 : After Congress' massive victory in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-polls, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said that the elections have revived the grand old party and is the downfall for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read Full Story

Gurdaspur by-polls: 'Congress' victory proof people are aware of BJP's fake promises'
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) October 15 : Senior Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Sunday said his party's massive victory in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-polls has shown people are aware of the false promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read Full Story

Punjab: One dead, 10 injured in clash over land dispute in Sangrur
Sangrur (Punjab) , October 15 : One person died while more than 10 people were injured in a clash that erupted between two groups in Sangrur's Shahpur Kalan over an ongoing land dispute on Sunday. Read Full Story

Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-polls: Congress wins by massive 'morale-boosting' margin
Gurdaspur (Punjab) , October 15 : The Congress registered a massive victory in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-polls, as party candidate Sunil Jakhar won by a margin of 1,93,219 votes. The six-month-old government of Congress passed a litmus test by winning the election by such a huge margin. Read Full Story

Congress leads Gurdaspur by-polls, Sidhu calls it 'Diwali gift' for 'would-be party president' Rahul
Gurdaspur (Punjab) , October 15 : As Congress heads for a massive win in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-polls, the Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museums in the Congress-led Punjab Government, Navjot Singh Sidhu, on Sunday called the imminent win an early-Diwali gift for party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, while also confirming that the Gandhi scion is indeed all set to be the party president. Read Full Story

Punjab Cong. passes resolution to appoint Rahul as AICC President
Chandigarh (Punjab) , October 13 : Punjab Congress Committee on Friday passed a resolution to appoint party vice-president Rahul Gandhi as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) president. Read Full Story

Panchkula court sends Honeypreet, Sukhdeep Kaur to judicial custody till Oct. 23
New Delhi , October 13 : The Panchkula court on Friday sent jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's 'adopted' daughter Honeypreet Insan and her accomplice Sukhdeep Kaur to judicial custody till October 23. Read Full Story

Chandigarh stalking case: Vikas Barala, friend charged with abduction
Chandigarh (Punjab/Haryana) , October 13 : The Chandigarh District Court on Friday framed charges of abduction against the accused son of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Haryana unit president Subhash Barala, Vikas Barala, and his friend Ashish, in connection with the stalking case against them. Read Full Story

HC fixes time for bursting firecrackers for Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh
New Delhi , October 13 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday fixed the timings - from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. - for bursting crackers on Diwali in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. Read Full Story

Amritsar: Three injured during clash outside Golden Temple
Amritsar (Punjab) , Oct. 12 : Three people were injured in a clash between the supporters of parallel Jathedars and Task Force of SGPC on Thursday, outside Golden Temple here. Read Full Story

Punjab farmers burn stubble to protest prohibition orders
Sheikhupura (Punjab) , October 12 : Following the lead of farmers in Sangrur, farmers in Sheikhupura village of Gurdaspur district also burnt crop residue on Thursday to protest government's prohibitory orders on stubble burning. Read Full Story

Polling for Gurdaspur LS by-elections underway, minor clashes
Gurdaspur (Punjab) , October 11 : Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-polls saw a moderate turnout of voters in the first half of the day on Wednesday, even as minor clashes were reported between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers in some villages. Read Full Story

Punjab and Haryana HC admits Ram Rahim's plea challenging rape sentence
Panchkula (Haryana) , October 9 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday admitted the plea of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh challenging the 10-year-long imprisonment sentence handed to him by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in his rape conviction. Read Full Story

Chandigarh: 15 injured after gas balloon blast at an event
Chandigarh (Punjab) , October 9 : At least 15 people got injured in a gas balloon blast at a function in Chandigarh's Sector 34 last evening. Read Full Story

'Saras Mela' commences in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab) , October 06 : The Sale of Articles of Rural Artisans Society (Saras) Mela commenced at Punjab Agricultural University here. Read Full Story

Navjot Singh Sidhu gave Rs. 15 lakh to farmers whose crops were damaged in a fire
Amritsar (Punjab) , October 4 : Punjab Cabinet Minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday gave Rs. 15 Lakh to farmers who lost their crops due to fire that broke out in the fields of few villages in Punjab's Amritsar city in April. Read Full Story

Honeypreet Insan sent to six day police remand by Panchkula Court
Panchkula (Haryana) , October 4 : Honeypreet Insan, 'adopted' daughter of convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was sent to a six day police remand by the Panchkula Court, on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Pleas filed in Punjab and Haryana HC seeking life imprisonment for Ram Rahim
Chandigarh (Haryana) , October 4 : Two Dera Sadhvis on Wednesday filed their pleas in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking life imprisonment to rape convict and Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh instead of a 20-year-jail. Read Full Story

California Walnuts promotes heart health at the 12th edition of World Congress on clinical, preventive cardiology and imaging in Amritsar
New Delhi , Oct 3 : On the occasion of World Heart Day, California Walnut Commission participated in 12th World Congress on Clinical, Preventive Cardiology and Imaging - 2017 (WCCPCI 2017) which was organized by World Heart Academy (WHA), International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, USA (ISCU), World Wellness Foundation (WWF) and American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin, USA (AACIO), Indian Academy of Echocardiography (IAE), CSI Delhi Branch, ASSOCHAM and SCOPE. Read Full Story

Chandigarh Court refuses to take SAD's Langah into custody
Chandigarh (Punjab/Haryana) , Oct 2 : The Chandigarh District Court on Monday refused to take rape accused Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sucha Singh Langah into custody, and asked him to surrender before the Gurdaspur District Court. Read Full Story

Seven Babbar Khalsa terrorists nabbed in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Sept 30 : The Counter Intelligence wing of Punjab Police, in a joint operation with Ludhiana police, nabbed seven Babbar Khalsa terrorists on Saturday. Read Full Story

Punjab: Farmers demand loan waiver; block Amritsar- Delhi railway route
Amritsar (Punjab) , September 29 : Farmers in Punjab on Friday as mark of protest blocked Amritsar- Delhi railway route at Manawala near Amritsar demanding their loans to be waived off. Read Full Story

Ryan International School: Class 4 student allegedly thrashed by teachers in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Haryana) , Sept. 28 : Parents of a class 4 student of Ryan International School in Jamalpur, Ludhiana on Thursday alleged that their ward was brutally beaten with sticks by two school teachers. Read Full Story

Ram Rahim moves Punjab and Haryana HC challenging CBI court's rape case verdict
New Delhi September 25 : Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim Singh on Monday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the verdict of Panchkula's special CBI court in the rape case against him. Read Full Story


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