New Delhi, Oct 26 : In a set-back to cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered trial be recommenced in an election petition alleging excess expenditure beyond the permitted limit and misuse of a government official during his election from Amritsar in 2009.
Chandigarh, Oct 26 : Haryana will be the first state in the country to give the benefit of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations to its employees from January 1, 2016, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, Oct 26 : A senior Indian Air Force officer was found dead under suspicious circumstances at the Sirsa airbase in Haryana, the state police said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Oct 26 : "31st October", a Bollywood movie on the 1984 Sikh riots, has been declared tax free in Punjab.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday the trial of the election petition filed by Om Prakash Soni would go and cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu would have to face a trial by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a case in which his election in 2009 has been challenged by Soni, a rival candidate.
NewDelhi [India], Oct. 26 : After Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa said former Bharatiya Janata Party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu would join their party on the auspicious day of Diwali, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said "Sidhu is a human bomb and will explode once he enters the Congress party."
Chandigarh, Oct 25 : The influence of drugs, liquor, money and muscle-power by some political parties and leaders top the concerns expressed before the Election Commission (EC) by various quarters in the run-up to the Punjab assembly elections.
Chandigarh, Oct 25 : Just about three months ahead of the assembly elections, the Punjab government on Tuesday announced the regularisation in service of over 30,000 temporary staff with immediate effect.
Chandigarh, Oct 24 : Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh were locked in a war of words on Monday on social media platform Twitter over holding an open political debate on Punjab.
Bhatinda, Oct 24 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday agreed to have a debate with Punjab Congress leader Amarinder Singh after initially telling him to debate with the AAP's Punjab team.
Patiala, Oct 24 : Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Monday once again said that he has no reservations about cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and other leaders of Awaaz-e-Punjab political forum joining the party.
Chandigarh, Oct 24 : As it turns 50, Haryana has many reasons to celebrate. Be it industrialisation, corporate investments, urbanisation or agriculture -- the state has progressed rather well on most fronts.
New Delhi, Oct 24 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Monday alleged that BJP ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) was funding Punjab Congress leader, Captain Amarinder Singh's, poll campaign.
Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], Oct. 23 : Terming Punjab Congress chief Capt. Amarinder Singh a "joint candidate" of the Akalis, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday cautioned the people of Punjab that every vote they would cast in favour of the Badals, the saffron party and the grand old party would go to "drug addiction", while asking them to "vote for broom" to sweep addiction out of the state.
Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], Oct. 23 (ANI): With an eye on the Punjab assembly elections next year, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday unveiled a 21-point Trade and Industry Manifesto here, promising that the state will have the lowest tax rate in five years.
Chandigarh, Oct 23 : India has one of the world's highest accident rates, yet nothing is done to correct the driving pattern of young people who are the cause of most accidents and also its victims, a study by an expert concludes.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 23 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa has said the Punjab leadership of the party will be meeting at Captain Amarinder Singh's residence today to chalk out vice president Rahul Gandhi's schedule for his visit next month.
Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], Oct. 23 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party' national convener Arvind Kejriwal will be visiting Ludhiana on Sunday to release the party's trade and industry manifesto for Punjab.
Chandigarh, Oct 22 : Veteran Punjabi film actor Mehar Mittal, who was best known for his comedy roles, died on Saturday, family sources said.
Chandigarh, Oct 22 : The Punjab government has allowed release of dearness allowance (DA) in the pension of its retired employees who have settled abroad and have acquired foreign citizenship.
New Delhi, Oct 21 : Congress on Friday said that cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu is "most welcome in the party" if he recognizes the leadership and the values of the party.
Chandigarh, Oct 21 : Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh, -- who was questioned by the NIA after the Pathankot air base attack in January -- has now been booked on the charge of sexual assault, police officials said here on Friday.
Chandigarh, Oct 21 : With dope tests conducted on 3.75 lakh aspirants for police jobs showing that only 1.27 per cent of the youth had tested positive, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday asked leaders of the opposition Congress and AAP leaders to apologise for defaming Punjab youth.
New Delhi, Oct 21 : Amid speculation over cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu joining the Congress, Punjab party chief Amarinder Singh on Friday said "anyone willing to accept the party's policies is welcome".
Chandigarh, Oct 21 : The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered five kg of heroin, valued at Rs 25 crore in the international market, from near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab, an official said on Friday.
New Delhi, Oct 21 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit Punjab for three days from Sunday to release the AAP's Trade and Industry Manifesto ahead of next year's assembly elections.
Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Oct. 21 : Attempting to woo the farmers of Punjab ahead of next year's assembly polls, the Arvind Kejriwal led-Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been distributing forms declaring that it would waive off the farmers' loans after coming to power in the state.
New Delhi, Oct 20 : Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar was on Thursday appointed the BJP election incharge in Punjab and Haryana Minister Captain Abhimanyu as co-incharge.
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Oct 19 : The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) sub-committee has recommended to the Union HRD Ministry that a "no-detention" policy for school students till class eight should be reviewed.
Chandigarh, Oct 19 : A clash and firing between two groups over control of a gurdwara left three people dead in Punjab's Muktsar district on Wednesday, police said.
New Delhi, Oct 19 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday approved the appointment of new office-bearers in the party's state unit in poll-bound Punjab.
Ludhiana, Oct 18 : Launching the National SC/ST Hub and the ZED (Zero-Defect, Zero-Effect) Scheme for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector here on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the manufacturers to make the most of the new schemes.
Chandigarh, Oct 18 : The Haryana cabinet on Tuesday approved the appointment of international woman wrestler Geeta Phogat as a Deputy Superintendent of Police in the state police.
Ludhiana, Oct 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called upon the entrepreneurs in the micro, small and medium sector (MSME) to manufacture quality products and ensure that they are environment-friendly as well.
Ludhiana, Oct 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged people to buy Khadi during the ongoing festive season, saying it would help poor families.
Ludhiana [India], Oct. 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present the national MSME awards to 225 industrialists at Ludhiana in Punjab this afternoon.
Chandigarh, Oct 17 : Congress leaders and workers in Punjab on Monday burnt effigies of 'chitta' Ravana -- on which pictures of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and other Akali leaders were pasted -- to highlight the state's drug menace and those behind the illegal trade.
Chandigarh, Oct 17 : Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said the government will soon bring an anti-trafficking legislation in Parliament to cover rescue, relief and reintegration of the trafficked people.
Chandigarh, Oct 17 : Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore on Monday called upon the media to develop a self-regulatory mechanism so as to project before the government the right picture of the issues relating to the people.
Chandigarh, Oct 16 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday said it has recovered 3.75 kg of heroin, valued at over Rs 18.75 crore in the international market, along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.
Chandigarh, Oct 16 : Opposition Congress party will greet Prime Minister Narendra Modi by burning effigies of 'Chitta Ravana' when he visits Ludhiana city in Punjab on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, Oct 14 : In a bid to maintain the pressure on the Punjab government on the issue of the drug menace, the opposition Congress on Friday said its supporters will burn effigies of 'chitta' Raavan in all 117 assembly segments.
Chandigarh, Oct 14 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday announced special grants-in-aid of Rs 50 lakh each to war widows or other legal heirs of defence force personnel who died in the wars with China and Pakistan in 1962, 1965 and 1971.
Chandigarh, Oct 14 : Leaders of the opposition Congress party spent the entire night protesting at the gate of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's official residence here. The protest by the party leaders continued on Friday.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : If Punjab goes to polls today, the Congress will emerge as the largest party but will fall short of a majority, an opinion poll showed on Thursday.
Amritsar, Oct 13 : After virtually rejecting cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's entry into his party, Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh on Thursday said all "anti-Badal forces" were welcome to join the Congress in the interest of Punjab.
Chandigarh, Oct 13 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday ordered DGP Suresh Arora to probe a violent clash between activists of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and the opposition Congress on Dussehra eve in Ludhiana.
Gurdaspur (Punjab), Oct. 12 : Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday demanded an inquiry into the Mansa incident that took place on October 11.
Gurdaspur (Punjab), Oct 12 : Alleging that farmers were being harassed as their paddy crop was not being properly procured in grain markets, Punjab's opposition Congress on Wednesday issued a "look out" notice for the Parkash Singh Badal government.
Chandigarh, Oct 12 : The family of a 20-year-old Dalit youth, who was brutally murdered in Punjab's Mansa district, on Wednesday refused to cremate the body till his missing leg was found and his assailants arrested.
Mansa (Punjab) [India], Oct. 11 (ANI): A Dalit youth in Punjab's Mansa district has been hacked to death on the suspicion that he was acting as an informer for liquor contractors and the police and helping in exposing illegal sale of liquor in his area.
Chandigarh, Oct 11 : With scores of Ravana effigies going up in flames and smoke on Tuesday evening, the Hindu festival of Dusshera was celebrated across Punjab and Haryana with a loud and clear message of no-tolerance to Pakistan's evil designs on India.
Chandigarh, Oct 11 : A day after resigning from the Punjab assembly, former Shiromani Akali Dal leader Inderbir Singh Bolaria joined the Congress on Tuesday.
Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Oct.11 : With India-Pakistan tensions becoming more evident in the recent past especially after the surgical strike by the Indian Army, a group of locals in Amritsar have decided to express their displeasure by burning effigies of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's along with Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnad on Dussehra.
Chandigarh, Oct 10 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday dared his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal and the entire leadership of his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to list a single contribution for the country in general and for Punjab in particular.
Chandigarh, Oct 10 : Suspended Shiromani Akali Dal leader Inderbir Singh Bolaria resigned as a Punjab legislator on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, Oct 10 : Haryana's infant mortality rate (IMR) and child mortality rate (CMR) have dropped following intervention of health authorities in the state, state Health Minister Anil Vij said on Monday.
Mohali (Chandigarh) [India], Oct.10 (ANI-Businesswire India): Leading healthcare provider of the country, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mohali, showcased India's first robotic arm for joint replacement surgery, last evening.
Amritsar, Oct 8 : BJP MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, on Saturday resigned from the BJP primary membership.
Chandigarh, Oct 7 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday released its third list of candidates, comprising 29 candidates, for the forthcoming Punjab assembly polls.