Punjab News

Journalist KJ Singh, mother found dead at their residence in Mohali
Mohali (Punjab) , September 23 : Senior journalist K. J. Singh and his 92-year-old mother, Gurcharan Kaur, were found dead on Saturday in their Mohali residence. Read Full Story

Demands for Mohali Airport is being worked upon: Jayant Sinha
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Sept 22 : MoS Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, on Friday, said that the long pending demands for more flights in the Mohali Airport are being worked upon. Read Full Story

Heavy exchange of fire took place in Ajnala Sector: Punjab BSF IG
Amritsar (Punjab) , September 20 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday said that heavy exchange of fire took place last night following which two Pakistani infiltrators were gunned down in Amritsar, Punjab. Read Full Story

Amritsar: Two Pak terrorists killed after BSF troops foil infiltration bid in Ajnala sector
Amritsar (Punjab) , September 20 : Two Pakistani terrorists were killed after the Border Security Force (BSF) troops foiled an infiltration bid across the international boundary in the Ajnala sector near Amritsar, Punjab. Read Full Story

Punjab: STF arrests three members of Babbar Khalsa group
Ludhiana (Punjab) , September 17 : The Special Task Force on Sunday arrested three members of the Babbar Khalsa group from Punjab's Ludhiana and procurred 2.5 kilos of Heroin from them. Read Full Story

Gurdaspur by-poll: Development is our main agenda, says Sidhu
Amritsar (Punjab), September 16 : The ruling Congress party in Punjab on Saturday said the top agenda is development of the state, in an apparent bid to woo voters ahead of the Gurdaspur polls, which is to be held on October 11. Read Full Story

Hearing adjourned in Ludhiana City Centre scam
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Sept. 16 : The Ludhiana sessions court on Saturday adjourned the hearing in connection of the multi-crore Ludhiana City Centre scandal till October 7. Read Full Story

Hearing adjourned in Ludhiana City Centre scam
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Sept. 16 : The Ludhiana sessions court on Saturday adjourned the hearing in connection of the multi-crore Ludhiana City Centre scandal till October 7. Read Full Story

Amritsar: Six year old strangulated for scratching tractor, accused arrested
Amritsar (Punjab) , September 13 : In a shocking incident six year old child was murdered just for allegedly scratching a tractor in village Malakpur, about 25 kilometres from Amritsar. Read Full Story

Athawale calls for media protection laws, ensures support to journalists
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Sept 10 : Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Sunday condemned the attack on the media fraternity in Gurugram, and urged that laws be made for the protection of journalists in the country. Read Full Story

Amritsar Trust scam: Sidhu bats for third party audit in Punjab
Amritsar (Punjab) , Sept. 10 : Reacting strongly to the Amritsar Improvement Trust land scam in which the government's money was allegedly siphoned, Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has demanded a third party audit in Punjab. Read Full Story

Punjab and Haryana HC directs police to file FIR against Radhe Maa
Chandigarh (Punjab) , September 5 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed the Punjab police to file a First Information Report (FIR) against self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa on plea of a Phagwara resident, Surender Mittal, a former Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) member. Read Full Story

Punjab and Haryana HC orders search of Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa
Chandigarh (Punjab) , September 5 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday gave ordered for a search operation to be conducted in the headquarters of Dera Sacha Sauda in Sirsa under the supervision of a judicial officer. Read Full Story

Gangsters free criminal after attacking Punjab police party
Amritsar (Punjab) September 1 : Gangsters attacked a police party and freed a notorious criminal when he was about to be produced in a court. Read Full Story

BSF seizes 10 packets of contraband in Punjab
Abohar (Punjab) , August 30 : Border Security Force (BSF) troops on Wednesday seized 10 packets of contraband, suspected to be heroin, in area of Border Outpost Shamaske near Abohar sector. Read Full Story

Curfew imposed in Punjab 's Barnala from today: SSP Barnala
New Delhi , August 28 : Barnala Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harjeet Singh on Monday said that a curfew will be imposed in Punjab 's Barnala from today. Read Full Story

Curfew to be imposed in Punjab 's Barnala from tomorrow: SSP Barnala
New Delhi , August 28 : Barnala Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harjeet Singh on Monday said that a curfew will be imposed in Punjab 's Barnala from tomorrow. Read Full Story

Ram Rahim sentencing: Punjab CM appeals for peace
Chandigarh (Punjab) , August 28 : After Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was sentenced to ten years of imprisonment by the Special CBI Court of Panchkula, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday appealed for peace and said that the sentence must be accepted by all. Read Full Story

Ram Rahim sentencing: Rajnath directs NSA, others to monitor situation in Punjab, Haryana
New Delhi , August 28 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has directed National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and the Director, Intelligence Bureau, Dineshwar Sharma to continuously monitor the situation in Punjab and Haryana, ahead of the court proceedings against rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim. Read Full Story

Punjab CM assures of peace, says curfew will continue
Chandigarh (Punjab), Aug. 27 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday assured of peace in the violence-hit areas of the state, in the aftermath of the verdict on Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim rape trial, while also adding that the curfew would continue and any decision on relaxation or lifting it would be taken only after reviewing the situation. Read Full Story

Punjab CM says Haryana counterpart should have prevented cause for violence
Chandigarh (Punjab) August 26 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar had failed to take enough preventive steps in Panchkula ahead of the verdict against self-styled god man Gurmeet Ram Rahim. Read Full Story

Curfew lifted in Punjab, Amarinder Singh says situation peaceful
Punjab , Aug 26 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has said that the situation in the state is 'peaceful' while the curfew has been lifted. Read Full Story

Ram Rahim verdict: Punjab CM authorises DGP to impose curfew if needed
Chandigarh (Punjab), Aug. 24 : Ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict on the 15-year-old rape case against the Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday informed that the Director General of Police (DGP) has been authorised to impose curfew in order to ensure the safety and security of the people. Read Full Story

Internet, mobile, train services suspended ahead of Ram Rahim verdict
Chandigarh (Punjab), Aug. 24 : Internet and mobile phone services have been suspended for 72 hours in Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory Chandigarh as the situation has aggravated ahead of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court's verdict in the 15-year-old rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Read Full Story

Ram Rahim rape trial: Punjab and Haryana HC asks Centre to avail additional security
Chandigarh (Punjab) , August 24 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court has pulled up the Haryana Government over the security arrangements provided in the state in the wake of the verdict on the 15-year-old rape case against the Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, tomorrow. Read Full Story

Ram Rahim Singh rape trial: Dera chief confirms he'll attend court tomorrow
Chandigarh (Punjab) , August 24 : Ahead of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court's verdict in the 15-year-old rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, over one lakh followers of his have requested him to not attend court on August 25. Read Full Story

Ahead of Gurmeet Ram Rahim verdict, Sec. 144 imposed in Punjab
Chandigarh (Punjab), Aug 24 : As a precautionary measure, the Punjab Government has imposed Section 144 across the entire state with immediate effect and shut all schools and colleges on August 25, the day the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will give its final judgment over the 14 year-old rape case against the Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Read Full Story

Ram Rahim Singh rape trial: CRPF, RAF to be deployed during hearing
Chandigarh (Punjab/Haryana) , August 23 : Ahead of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court's verdict in the 15-year-old rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 97 Central Reserve Police Force (C.R.P.F) including the Rapid Action Force will be deployed in Panchkula during the hearing on Friday. Read Full Story

Personal appearance of Punjab CM's son in criminal case stayed
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Aug 22 : Additional Sessions Judge of a Punjab court put a stay on personal appearance of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh's son Raninder Singh till September 7 in criminal case filed by Income Tax department. Read Full Story

Ludhiana Police bust ATM robbers' gang
Ludhiana (Punjab) , August 20 : The Ludhiana Police on Sunday with the help of the Special Task Force (STF), Punjab arrested a five-member ATM robbers' gang and recovered 641 ATM cards of 18 nationalised and private banks from them. Read Full Story

Ludhiana city centre scam: Amarinder Singh, other accused given clean chit
Ludhiana (Punjab), Aug. 19 :; Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and all other 30 accused have been given a clean chit by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Saturday, in the multi-crore Ludhiana City Centre scandal. Read Full Story

71st Independence Day: Sweets exchanged at Wagah-Attari border
Amritsar (Punjab) , August 15 : On the occasion of India's 71st Independence Day, sweets were exchanged at Wagah-Attari border on Tuesday, between BSF first line of defense and Pak Rangers. Read Full Story

Ludhiana: 14-yr-old girl's braid chopped off while sleeping
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Aug 11 : Ludhiana on Thursday witnessed a fresh case of braid chopping, this time the victim being a 14-year-old girl. Read Full Story

Chandigarh stalking case: DCW Chief Swati Maliwal demands Subhash Barala's resignation
New Delhi , August 10 : Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Thursday asked for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Haryana unit President Subhash Barala's resignation after he was accused of using his power to save his son Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar in the Chandigarh stalking case. Read Full Story

Will probe into malfunction of CCTV cameras: Punjab CM on stalking case
New Delhi , Aug 8 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday assured strict investigation over the issue of stalking and harassing case of IAS's daughter in Chandigarh. Read Full Story

Chandigarh stalking case: Victim recalls harrowing episode, says accused tried everything to stop her
Chandigarh (Punjab) August 6 : A day after Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Subhash Barala's son Vikas was arrested on charges of stalking daughter of an IAS officer, the victim said that the accused kept following her car trying to block her way, adding they even tried to open the door of her car. Read Full Story

Punjab Cabinet mandates transparency in immovable properties
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Aug 4 : In a meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday, members of Legislative Assembly and Parliament from Punjab were mandated to declare their immovable properties on January 1 every year. Read Full Story

Punjab drug menace: Badal lauds Congress MLA for speaking the truth
Chandigarh (Punjab), Aug. 1 : Commenting on Punjab Congress MLA Surjit Singh Dhiman's bold remark on the issue of drugs, former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday lauded the former for showing the audacity to speak the truth despite being in the ruling party. Read Full Story

Punjab: Businessman shot dead by unidentified assailants
Faridkot (Punjab) , July 31 : A businessman was shot dead by two unidentified assailants in Faridkot's Jaitu area on Monday morning. Read Full Story

Punjab: Assault case filed against AAP MLA Amarjit Singh
Rupnagar (Punjab) , July 30 : A case of alleged assault was registered against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amarjit Singh Sanoda on Saturday. Read Full Story

Gurdas Maan's 'secret look' from his upcoming project leaked!
New Delhi, July 27 : Iconic Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan, who has won zillion hearts with his melodious voice, is currently shooting for a short musical film from his album titled 'Punjab'. Read Full Story

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh's mother passes away
Patiala (Punjab) , July 24 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's mother Rajmata Mohinder Kaur of Patiala passed away on Monday in Patiala at the age of 94. Read Full Story

Punjab CM offers cricketer Harmanpreet post in Punjab Police
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 23 : Lauding Punjab's Moga's girl Harmanpreet Kaur for her brilliant performance in ICC Women World Cup tournament, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday offered the star cricketer a post in Punjab Police, if she still desired to join the force. Read Full Story

Punjab CM announces Rs. 5 lakh reward to cricketer Harmanpreet
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 23 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a cash reward of Rs. 5 lakh for cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, who had made state proud with her performance in ICC Women World Cup semi-finals. Read Full Story

Court adjourns foreign asset case against Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab) , July 20 : A court on Thursday adjourned the foreign asset case against Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh till September 18. Read Full Story

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


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