Sangrur (Punjab), June 27 : Saying that Punjab was bearing the brunt of the war against drugs, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said the state was being maligned despite the fact that not even a single ounce of drug was produced in it.
Chandigarh, June 27 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday felicitated basketball player Satnam Singh Bhamara for creating history by becoming the first Indian to get drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Chandigarh, June 27 : English school teachers in Punjab have flunked the English language test.
Chandigarh, June 26 : The Haryana government has notified an action plan to protect the life and property of the senior citizens, a minister said on Friday.
Chandigarh, June 26 : Artist and sculptor Shiv Singh, who had been ailing, died on Friday, his family said.
Chandigarh, June 26 : Punjab, which produces a major share of the country's foodgrain, is all set to tap solar power in the agricultural fields in a big way, aiming to generate 1,000 MW, up from the current 225 MW, by 2017, a minister has said.
Chandigarh, June 26 : Haryana has sanctioned Rs.7 crore for this fiscal to provide free bicycles to the Scheduled Castes (SC) students studying in government schools, an official statement said on Friday.
Chandigarh, June 25 : Haryana Finance Minister Abhimanyu said on Thursday that there was no proposal to levy entry tax on sugar in the state, on the pattern of neighbouring Punjab.
Sangrur (Punjab), June 25 : Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Thursday that Punjab was fighting a national battle against the drug menace and sought the support of other political parties.
Chandigarh, June 24 : State-run Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. would set up a research and development project in Faridabad with an initial investment of Rs.300 crore, an official said.
Chandigarh, June 24 : Canada has shown interest in setting up Haryana's first horticulture university and to explore possibilities of a joint venture with the state to develop smart cities, an official said on Wednesday.
Jalandhar (Punjab), June 24 : Europe's oldest man, Nazar Singh Gill, who died at the age of 111 years, was cremated in his native village Fazalpur, some 35 km from here, on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, June 23 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday asked the central government to include the maize in the procurement list.
Chandigarh, June 23 : Punjab's poor health is worrying political parties, with the Congress concerned over the growing drug consumption and the BJP wanting a check on liquor consumption.
Chandigarh, June 22 : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday adopted Keorak village in the district of Kaithal to develop it as an 'adarsh village', an official said.
Muktsar (Punjab), June 22 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's sudden concern for the farmers was nothing but a "political stunt".
Chandigarh, June 22 : Punjab has set up a high-level task force to give a new direction to the state's agricultural economy and to look into reasons for suicide by farmers, it was announced here on Monday.
New Delhi, June 22 : Actor Jimmy Sheirgill, who has carved a niche for himself in the Hindi and Punjabi industry in his almost two decades long career, says Punjabi cinema is on a growth trajectory, and it can work better with proper governing bodies.
Chandigarh, June 21 : Former India women hockey team captain Shashi Bala and her teenaged son Agrim Thakur died in a road accident near Punjab's Jalandhar city on Sunday, sports officials said.
Chandigarh, June 21 : Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Badal, who was among thousands of enthusiasts at a yoga session at Amritsar on Sunday, the inaugural International Yoga Day, said yoga brings harmony between mind and body and is a "must for holistic health, happiness and harmony".
Chandigarh, June 21 : Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Badal was among the thousands of enthusiasts who performed yoga at a session in a Punjab town on Sunday to mark International Yoga Day.
Chandigarh, June 21 : Schools students performed yoga asanas here on International Yoga Day on Sunday with songs from Shahrukh Khan film "Chakde India" playing in the background.
Chandigarh, June 21 : Journalists performed yoga asanas here to mark the International Yoga Day on Sunday.
Anandpur Sahib (Punjab), June 19 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday praised the Khalsa Panth, the Sikh community, for promoting secularism and the cultural heritage of the country.
New Delhi, June 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the people on the 350th foundation day of the Sikh holy city of Anandpur Sahib.
Chandigarh, June 19 : Punjab and Haryana will get widespread rainfall with moderate winds next week and farmers have been asked to withhold the sowing of pigeon pea, the wather serveice of a leading agricultural varsity said on Friday.
New Delhi, June 19 : Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh, who is currently busy promoting his forthcoming film "Sardaar Ji", says with time the budget of Punjabi films is increasing. He also feels constant support from viewers will help the industry expand.
Chandigarh, June 19 : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar follows his daily passion for yoga which he says helps him to keep calm and balance. In between meetings and long hours spent behind the desk, he manages to find time for breathing exercises and other yogic asanas.
Mirpur (Bangladesh), June 19 : Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said he was delighted with the overall performance put up by his team to beat India, adding that debutant pacer Mustafizur Rahman's (5/50) did not come as a surprise to them.
Mirpur (Bangladesh), June 19 : India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed hosts Bangladesh for putting up an all-round show to outclass India in all departments in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Thursday.
Chandigarh, June 18 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met the family of a debt-ridden farmer who committed suicide in a Punjab village last week after his crops were destroyed by unseasonal rain. The Shiromani Akali Dal urged Gandhi not to play politics over the misery of farmers.
Chandigarh, June 18 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met the family of a debt-ridden farmer who committed suicide in a Punjab village last week after his crops were destroyed by unseasonal rain.
Mirpur (Bangladesh), June 18 : Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and decided to bat against India in the first One-Day International (ODI) of their three-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Thursday.
Anandpur Sahib, June 18 : An 81-feet Sikh military emblem in this Punjab town is quite a hit among the devotees and tourists, officials said on Thursday.
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 18 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited the family of a farmer in Punjab who committed suicide last week.
Anandpur Sahib, June 17 : Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday called for an end to differentiation against women and elimination of gender discrimination.
Chandigarh, June 17 : The Punjab government on Wednesday "partially welcomed" the central government's decision to hike the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy by Rs.50 to Rs.1,410 per quintal.
Chandigarh, June 17 : Punjab has constituted a criminal injuries compensation board to settle claims of acid attack victims, it was announced here on Wednesday.
Sirsa (Haryana), June 17 : Three northern Indian states - Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan - on Wednesday decided to jointly share information and coordinate on nabbing criminals.
Chandigarh, June 17 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday launched the second World Bank-funded Rs.2,200-crore project aimed at improving water and sanitation services and creating open defecation-free environment in the state.
Chandigarh, June 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be attending the 350th anniversary of the foundation of Sikh holy town of Anandpur Sahib on June 19, but union Home minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president Amit Shah will be present, the BJP announced on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, June 16 : The Punjab government has built toilets for 33 lakh rural families as the state aims to become the first in India to be free from open defecation.
Chandigarh, June 15 : Paddy transplantation has started in food grain states Punjab and Haryana, agriculture department officials in both states said on Monday.
Chandigarh, June 15 : Uncertainty continues to prevail over the confirmation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab in connection with the 350th year celebrations of the Sikh holy town of Anandpur Sahib.
Chandigarh, June 14 : The Haryana Police on Sunday busted a gang which used to trick rich people into friendship with women and later extort money by threatening to register false rape cases against them.
Chandigarh, June 14 : To promote the sport of shooting in the state, the Punjab government on Sunday announced that it had relaxed norms for shooters to make it easy for them to get weapons for shooting events.
Chandigarh, June 14 : Defending the transfer of prisoners with terrorist background hailing from Punjab back to the state from jails in other states, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said the move will not impact peace and harmony in his state.
New Delhi, June 14 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday mourned the death of six people in a gas leak incident in Punjab's Ludhiana district.
New Delhi, June 14 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday condoled the deaths in a gas leak in Punjab's Ludhiana district.
Chandigarh, June 13 : The mortal remains of Rock Garden creator Nek Chand were consigned to the flames here on Saturday evening.
Ludhiana, June 13 : At least five people were killed and over 100 hospitalised after ammonia gas leaked from a tanker on the outskirts of this industrial town in Punjab, police said on Saturday.
Ludhiana, Punjab, June 13 : At least five people died and many were taken to hospitals from an ammonia gas leak from a tanker on Saturday, said reports.
Ludhiana, June 13 : At least six people were killed and over 100 hospitalised due to ammonia gas leak from a tanker on the outskirts of this industrial town in Punjab, police said on Saturday.
Ludhiana, June 13 : At least five people were killed and over 100 hospitalised due to ammonia gas leak from a tanker on the outskirts of this industrial town in Punjab, police said on Saturday.
Chandigarh, June 12 : Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, who is on death row, was shifted to the Amritsar Central Jail from Delhi's Tihar Jail on Friday, a government official said.
Chandigarh, June 12 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's sister Vandana Sharma and Kulbir Chhikkara, editor of Hindi daily "Hari Bhoomi" owned by Haryana Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu, on Friday took oath as members of the Haryana Public Service Commission.
Chandigarh, June 12 : At least 15 people, including a child and six women, were killed and 24 injured on Friday when a private bus rammed into a tree in Punjab's Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district, police said.
Chandigarh, June 12 : Nek Chand, the creator of Chandigarh's famous Rock Garden, died at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research here early Friday following cardiac arrest, his family members said. He was 90.
Chandigarh, June 12 : Individual complaints and grievances of Non-Resident Indians from Punjab on different issues/matters would henceforth be addressed within 15 days, the state government announced on Friday.
Chandigarh, June 12 : Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh on Friday said the central government would increase the man-days under MNREGA from 100 to 150 in drought-hit areas, in view of the forecast of 14 percent less monsoon this season.