Punjab News

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

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


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