Chandigarh, Feb 14 : The Jat community in Haryana on Sunday ended its agitation to get Other Backward Classes (OBC) status following a conditional assurance by the Haryana government.
Chandigarh, Feb 14 : Major political players in Punjab have literally become 'starry-eyed' ahead of next year's assembly polls in the state. Actors, singers, comedians and other celebrities are out to be wooed by four major political parties on Punjab's electoral front.
Chandigarh, Feb 13 : CBI officials on Saturday whisked away the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research's (NIPER) officiating director in Punjab's Mohali town even as he was holding a press conference regarding the institute.
Chandigarh, Feb 13 : The opposition Congress in Punjab has roped in political strategist Prashant Kishor to plan the party's strategy for next year's assembly polls.
Chandigarh, Feb 13 : Nearly 24 percent voting was recorded till noon for the Khadoor Sahib assembly seat by-election in north-west Punjab on Saturday.
Chandigarh, Feb 13 : Voting for the Khadoor Sahib assembly seat by-election started on Saturday morning amidst boycott of the election by Congress and AAP, making it a one-sided contest for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal.
Chandigarh, Feb 12 : Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh on Friday hit back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the Bhindranwale posters issue, saying the AAP leader was trying to put on him the blame for something done by his own partymen.
Chandigarh, Feb 11 : The AAP is instigating Punjab's people and the Congress will oppose Arvind Kejriwal's visit to Punjab this month if the AAP did not change its agenda for the border state, a Congress parliamentarian said on Thursday.
Chandigarh, Feb 11 : Campaigning for Khadoor Sahib assembly seat by-election, where the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal had a free run as the opposition Congress and new entrant AAP are keeping away, ended on Thursday evening.
Chandigarh, Feb 11 : Chandigarh may not be a historical city but the courage and determination of three personalities from here have put them on the country's cinematic map.
Chandigarh, Feb.10 : In a bid to promote mushroom cultivation across the state in a big way, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today asked the Planning department to include the scheme of mushroom cultivation in the next annual plan to provide budgetary support for its development.
Chandigarh, Feb. 10 : Punjabi comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Wednesday.
Amritsar, Feb. 9 : Indian-American actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia, who was barred from boarding an Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to New York because he refused to remove his turban, said on Tuesday that this incident has resolved him to take a stand on the matter and called for spreading awareness among airlines on customs of the Sikh community so that such incidents don't occur again.
Chandigarh, Feb 9 : The Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission has written to the union Ministry of External Affairs to seek the repatriation of 11 Dalit youths from Punjab presently lodged in a Dubai jail.
Chandigarh, Feb 8 : Many government teachers in Punjab got top rankings in their annual confidential reports (ACRs) from senior officials despite their students' consistently poor academic results, a minister said on Monday.
Chandigarh, Feb 8 : Twenty-six people have died of swine flu in Punjab in recent days, the state's health minister said on Monday.
Ludhiana, Feb 8 : A court here on Monday granted bail to AAP leader Sanjay Singh in a defamation case filed against him by Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia.
Chandigarh, Feb 8 : At least 10 people were killed in two separate accidents in Punjab on Monday, police said.
Amritsar, Feb.8 : Senior leaders of the Punjab unit of the BHaratiya Janata Party (BJP) have reportedly told party president Amit Shah to seriously consider snapping ties with the Prakash Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dalin the run-up to the 2017 state assembly polls.
Chandigarh, Feb 8 : Having sidelined its most popular political face, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, the BJP in Punjab seems undecided on its own future political course as the state heads for crucial assembly polls in about a year's time.
Khemkaran, Feb. 8 : The Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down four smugglers in Khemkaran Sector along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab yesterday.
Chandigarh, Feb. 8 : The Punjab Government decided to re-introduce examination system for the primary and middle school classes, said State Education Minister Daljeet Singh Cheema.
Ferozepur (Punjab), Feb 7 : BSF troopers on Sunday shot dead four smugglers, including two Pakistanis, in Punjab's Ferozepur sector and seized nearly 10 kg heroin, a senior BSF officer said.
Chandigarh, Feb 7 : The Punjab government has decided to re-introduce examinations for primary and middle standards to give a boost to the academic standards in government schools, a minister said on Sunday.
Ferozepur (Punjab), Feb 7 : BSF troopers on Sunday shot dead four smugglers, including two Pakistanis, in the Khemkaran sector of Punjab's Tarn Taran district and seized nearly 10 kg heroin, officials said.
Jalandhar, Feb 6 : A senior Punjab Police officer, who represented the country twice in Olympics, committed suicide at his house here, police said on Saturday.
New Delhi, Feb 4 : In a historic move to involve the farmers in the policy making, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has approved to constitute a 'Think Tank' for agriculture sector. The Think Tank will be an exclusively Farmer's organization with Agro experts, progressive farmers and others as its representatives.
New Delhi, Feb 4 : In another first in India, Punjab Government employees/pensioners have been issued Mobile e-cards to provide details of the Punjab Government employees and Pensioner Health Insurance Scheme (PGIPHIS).
New Delhi, Feb 3 : 'Mukhyamantri Punjab Cancer RahatKosh Scheme' launched by Shiromani Akali Dal has been a boon the cancer patients of the state.
Chandigarh/Ludhiana, Feb 3 : Punjab Police on Wednesday constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to look into allegations of "sexual exploitation" against national hockey captain Sardar Singh, levelled by a young British hockey player of Indian origin who was his live-in partner.
Chandigarh, Feb 3 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was on Wednesday discharged from the PGIMER here following recovery from chest infection.
Ludhiana, Feb 3 : The Punjab Police is investigating a complaint from a British national who has alleged that she was "sexually exploited" by her fiance and Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh, police said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Feb 2 : To take forward progressive agenda of imparting free and quality education to the poor but meritorious students the Punjab government is all set to start academics in three new Residential schools for meritorious students at Sangrur, Ferozepur and Gurdaspur.
New Delhi, Feb 2 : Punjab is coming up with Educity, the most ambitious education project of Punjab Government at new Chandigarh, Mullanpur. The Educity will be modeled on the Oxford University. With a variety of institutions, several constituent colleges and a wide range of academic departments, the Educity would house schools, colleges and universities offering state of the art facilities.
Chandigarh, Feb 2 : A man from Jammu and Kashmir was arrested by Punjab Police on Tuesday for allegedly spying for Pakistan in Pathankot, by clicking photographs of sensitive defence establishments, police said.
Chandigarh, Feb 2 : Haryana has made the use of light emitting diode (LED) lamps mandatory by amending the zoning plans of licensed colonies and change of land use (CLU) granted sites, an official spokesman said.
Amritsar, Feb. 1 : Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has assured the Border Security Force (BSF) of complete assistance by the Centre to ease out the hardships faced by them and also lauded the troops for their valiant efforts.
Amritsar, Jan. 31 : Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, who is on a two-day visit to the state, will be interacting with people from the border areas of Ajnala tomorrow.
Amritsar, Jan. 31 : The premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne, known for her support for gay rights, on Sunday honoured with siropa at the Golden Temple by the Sikh leaders.
Chandigarh, Jan 31 : The controversy over the exclusion of the Sikh Regiment from the Republic Day parade in Delhi refuses to settle down, with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday describing the episode as "sad and regrettable" in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and saying that the community was "hurt".
Amritsar, Jan 31 : Kathleen Wynne, the premier of Canada's Ontario province known for her support for gay rights, on Sunday offered prayers at the holiest of Sikh shrines Harmandar Sahib and was honoured by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.
Chandigarh, Jan.30 : Badal Government has always been proactive when it comes to the security of the state. To strengthen its security further, the Government has commenced Rapid Rural Police Response System (RRPRS) with an outlay of Rs. 17 crores.
Amritsar, Jan. 30 : An Amritsar Court on Saturday sent wanted cop-turned-smuggler Ranjit Singh, who was arrested by joint forces of Border Security Force (BSF) and Punjab Police yesterday, to five days police custody.
Amritsar, Jan. 30 : The Punjab Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a "most wanted" smuggler, Ranjit Singh, in Ajnala in connection with cross border smuggling.
Amritsar,Jan.29 : The much-awaited education project of historic Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) to establish Khalsa University Amritsar (KUA) will soon be a reality.
Mohali (Punjab), Jan. 28 : Punjab has been known as the sword arm of the nation due to its contribution of large number of young men in the armed forces. To encourage more youth from the state to join the forces, Shiromani Akali Dal government had established Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI) in Sector 77 Mohali in April 2011.
Chandigarh, Jan.27 (ANI-NewVoir): Punjab State has ranked on top on most educational parameters.
Amritsar, Jan. 27 : The Government Railway Police in Pathankot on Wednesday arrested an armed youth on charges of suspicious activity at the city railway station here.
Jalandhar (Punjab), Jan. 26 : A suspicious bag has been found at the Pathankot Chowk in Jalandhar.
New Delhi, Jan 26 : The Congress on Tuesday named former legislator Ramanjit Singh Sikki as its candidate for the by-election to the Punjab legislative assembly from Khadoor Sahib constituency.
Pathankot, Jan. 26 : Hours after the Pathankot Railway Station was evacuated triggering security concerns, the Punjab Police on Tuesday said that no explosives have been found in the abandoned bag at the site.
Pathankot, Jan. 26 : An abandoned bag sparked a scare at the Pathankot railway station and an operation is underway to neutralise the situation.
Amritsar, Jan. 26 : Despite the prevailing tension between India and Pakistan over the Pathankot attack, the Border Security Forces and the Pakistani Rangers today exchanged sweets on the occasion of India's 67th Republic Day along the Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar in Punjab.
Chandigarh, Jan 26 : The Republic Day was celebrated in Punjab and Haryana with patriotic fervour.
Ludhiana, Jan 26 : Punjab is India's top destination for mouth-watering gastronomic indulgence. A culinary abundance of flavours for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike makes it one huge foodie capital. The kaleidoscope of aroma, tastes and spices covers everything from butter chicken to attewala chicken and the very famous sarson ka saag with makki ki roti - these are reason enough to visit Punjab!
Chandigarh, Jan 24 : India and France committed themselves to closer ties, especially in business and combating terrorism, just hours after French President Francois Hollande began his three-day visit to India here on Sunday and Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke protocol to welcome him.
Chandigarh, Jan 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh to meet Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
Chandigarh, Jan 24 : French President Francois Hollande on Sunday began the economic leg of his three-day visit to India, offering his country's assistance in the development of at least three smart cities -- Chandigarh, Puducherry and Nagpur.
Chandigarh, Jan 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening visited the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here to enquire about the health of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who is admitted there.
Chandigarh, Jan 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande paid a joint visit to the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh, as part of their engagements during the State Visit of President Hollande to India on Jan 24.