Amritsar, March 30 : A local cable operator, who had attempted to commit suicide in the presence of judges of the Supreme Court and the Punjab and Haryana High Court here, has died, police said on Monday.
Amritsar, Mar 29 : Two suspected Pakistani smugglers, carrying 12 kg heroin worth Rs. 60 crores, were shot dead by the Border Security Force (BSF) on the Indo-Pakistan border as they were trying to sneak into the Indian territory, BSF officials said on Sunday.
Chandigarh, March 29 : The BSF has killed two Pakistani smugglers along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab and recovered 12 kg heroin, valued at Rs.50 crore in the international market, from them, an official said on Sunday.
Chandigarh, March 28 : Border Security Force (BSF) troopers shot dead a Pakistani smuggler in the Amritsar sector along the India-Pakistan border on Saturday and recovered 24 kg heroin.
Chandigarh, March 26 : The Punjab government has sought a comprehensive relief package, as special central assistance, of Rs.717 crore to compensate the state's farmers for losses caused by damage to their standing rabi crops due to recent untimely rains and hailstorms.
Chandigarh, March 26 : People in Punjab's rural areas will now get a city-like feel with the state government deciding to construct flats for village residents.
Chandigarh, March 24 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday urged the NDA central government to watch the interests of the food growers of the nation while amending the Land Acquisition Bill.
New Delhi, Mar. 24 : The Border Security Force, in an encounter with Pakistani smugglers, has seized 18 kilograms of heroin in the in the Dera Baba Nanak Sector in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.
Khatkar Kalan (Punjab), March 23 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday announced new rail links to Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of martyr Bhagat Singh in Punjab.
Amritsar, March 23 : Walking in the midst of hundreds of devotees, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered prayers at the holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, and later paid homage at Jallianwala Bagh where hundreds of innocent people were massacred by British troops on April 13, 1919.
Amritsar, March 23 : Walking in the midst of hundreds of devotees, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered prayers at the holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple.
Chandigarh, March 23 : Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Monday recovered 18 kg of heroin, valued at Rs.90 crore in the international market, from near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.
Chandigarh, March 23 : Displaying American soldiers with the Indian tricolour in the background on its posters to mark Martyrs' Day on Monday has landed the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) in an embarrassing situation.
Ferozepur (Punjab), Mar. 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the sacrifice of the youth of Punjab in the freedom struggle, paying homage to the martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev and Batukeshwar Dutt.
Chandigarh, March 23 : Social activist Anna Hazare said on Monday that some traitors in the country have forgotten the sacrifices made by martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.
Attari (Punjab), March 22 : Diplomatic efforts by India helped in securing the release of 57 boats belonging to Indian fishermen from the custody of Pakistani authorities, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Sunday.
Attari (Punjab), March 22 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that this was not the right time for the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir.
By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, March 22 : Medical science may not believe in the ghost stories but unethical practices adopted by private medical colleges and unscrupulous doctors in the region have put a big question mark on the standard of education being imparted and the kind of doctors being churned out by these institutions.
Chandigarh, March 18 : Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Wednesday said no new taxes are being imposed in the state's budget for 2015-16.
Chandigarh, March 16 : Rainfall over most areas of Punjab and Haryana brought down the maximum temperatures by three to five degrees on Monday.
Chandigarh, March 15 : Agrarian state Punjab's hard-working farmers could look forward to the end of some of their power-cut woes with the state government planning to launch soon a "farm-level solar power generation scheme".
Chandigarh, March 11 : Punjab students, especially those in rural areas, could soon be dealing in the Queen's language if Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has his way.
Chandigarh, March 11 : Claiming that they had cracked the daring broad-daylight bank cash van heist of Rs.1.34 crore near Mohali town, Punjab Police on Wednesday said all eight people accused in the sensational crime, including an engineering graduate, were arrested.
Chandigarh, March 11 : Given the presence of a strong Punjabi community in Britain, a new deputy high commission (DHC) was opened in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Ludhiana, March 10 : Police here on Tuesday said the second of the three accused in the gang rape of a 21-year-old woman has been arrested.
By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, March 10 : At a time when retail shop owners are feeling the pinch from online shopping, a home-grown fair in Chandigarh's backyard is making its mark as a commercial success as well as becoming a popular event for a family outing with some shopping thrown in.
Chandigarh, March 9 : Students in schools and colleges in Punjab now need not stand in long queues at bus stands to get their monthly bus passes made or renewed.
Chandigarh, March 9 : To promote the traditional martial art of Gatka, Punjab has accorded recognition to it as a game, a government spokesman said on Monday.
Chandigarh, March 9 : Unidentified men on Monday looted over Rs.1.34 crore from the cash van of a private bank in a village near Mohali town in Punjab, 20 km from here.
Ludhiana, March 8 : Police here in Punjab on Sunday registered a case after a 21-year-old woman alleged that she was gang-raped by three youths in a moving car.
Chandigarh, March 8 : With unseasonal rain damaging the standing wheat crop in several areas of Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday sought compensation for the farmers from the central government.
By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, March 8 : Thousands of people may have driven out of Chandigarh's Sunday car bazaar with their newly-acquired posessions in the past three decades, but the well-known used car market of the region is still looking to park itself in a permanent space to carry out its business.
Ludhiana, Mar. 6 : The Punjab Police on Friday seized 1200 bottles of illegal liquor from Ludhiana, with three people arrested for the same.
Chandigarh, March 6 : While claiming that the Punjab government would come down heavily on those involved in acid attacks in the state, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday said the severest punishment would be sought for offenders involved in a recent such attack on a class 12 student in Gurdaspur district.
Patiala (Punjab), Mar.6 : A lawyer representing drug lords Jagdish Singh Bhola and Varinder Singh Raja has said that he will approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court to seek bail after a Sessions Court in Patiala denied his clients bail in connection with a money laundering case.
Anandpur Sahib (Punjab), March 6 : Tens of thousands of devotees converged in this Sikh holy town on Friday to offer prayers at Gurdwara Keshgarh Sahib during "Hola Mohalla" celebrations which coincides with the Holi festival.
Attari (Punjab), Mar. 5 : With constructive and positive foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan taking place earlier this week, truck drivers plying on the India-Pakistan border are hopeful of improved relations between the two nations.
Chandigarh, March 5 : Coming down heavily on certificates not being issued, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered marriage registration officers to register marriages of couples who are over 21 years of age.
By Jaideep Sarin, Anandpur Sahib (Punjab), March 5 : A day assigned for mock battles for his troops by the 10th guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh, has come to be the symbol of Punjab's own rich religious and cultural tradition. The festival of 'Hola Mohalla', as it is known, takes place this weekend in this Sikh religious town.
Amritsar (Punjab), Mar. 5 : A national level netball and hammer throw player has been left fighting for her life after she was brutally attacked with acid by unknown men near her home in Punjab's Gursdapur.
Chandigarh, March 4 : The Punjab government on Wednesday claimed that the state had become the first in the country to establish a Bureau of Investigation (BoI) bringing all investigation staff of different units under a unified command.
Chandigarh, March 3 : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday said it will oppose any move by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government which will seek to allow land acquisition without the consent of farmers or landowners.
Chandigarh, March 3 : Border Security Force (BSF) troopers recovered 10 kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in the Amritsar sector, a BSF spokesman said on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, March 3 : The family of a 35-year-old man who died after being hit by the pilot vehicle of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's convoy will be given a compensation of Rs.10 lakh, the state government announced on Tuesday.
Amritsar, Feb.28 : Expressing his gratitude to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for giving several important projects to the state, Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal said Saturday that it was in furtherance of the NDA's agenda to make Punjab the leading state of the nation.
By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, Feb 27 : If Chandigarh's upscale Sector 9 inner market has turned out to be the most happening place for the city's elite and youth in recent years, an important reason is the existence of the Backpackers Cafe.
Chandigarh, Feb 25 : The Punjab and Haryana government have agreed to make Ghaggar river pollution free by the end of the year, a senior Punjab government official said Wednesday.
Chandigarh, Feb 25 : The Punjab government Wednesday announced rewards to districts and villages across the state which curb the unhealthy practice of burning stubble (residue of harvested crops).
Amritsar, Feb 25 : A US citizen of Indian origin was detained Wednesday at the Amritsar International Airport with 25 live bullets when she was trying to board a flight to New Delhi, police said.
Ludhiana, Feb. 23 : The awareness programme jointly organised here by Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX), Forward Markets Commission (FMC), and North India Textile Mills' Association focussed on hedging cotton price exposure received a good response.
Chandigarh, Feb 23 : A Rs.130-crore war heroes' memorial-cum-museum in Amritsar would be dedicated to the nation Aug 15 on the occasion of India's 69th Independence Day, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Monday.
By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, Feb 22 : Punjab's magnificent forts and other heritage structures need a public awareness and official restoration plan so that these historic symbols of state power can be preserved for future generations, feel experts from the International Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage (ICOFORT).
Chandigarh, Feb 20 : Border Security Force (BSF) troopers have recovered five kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in Ferozepur sector of Punjab, a BSF spokesman said Friday.
Chandigarh, Feb 20 : At least 50 people have died due to swine flu in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh in recent days, health officials said here Friday.
Chandigarh, Feb 18 : The Punjab Police Wednesday said that it had seized 25 kg heroin from a smuggler in Fazilka district of the state.
Chandigarh, Feb 17 : Having been at the forefront of the 'Green Revolution' in the agriculture sector in the 1960s, Punjab has now got a Bureau of Agriculture Promotion.
Wagah Border (Punjab), Feb. 17 : One hundred and seventy three Indians, most of them fishermen, who were imprisoned in Pakistan, returned home via the Wagah Border in Punjab on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Feb 13 : Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma Friday met Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and assured support to promote the rich culture and heritage of his state.
Chandigarh, Feb 13 : Amid tight security across Haryana and Chandigarh, controversial film "MSG - the Messenger" was released Friday in 4,000 screens across the country.
Chandigarh, Feb 12 : Prohibitory orders against assembly of people and carrying weapons were issued across Haryana Thursday to deal with any situation resulting due to the build-up of tension over the release of controversial film "MSG - the Messenger" Friday.