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.
Jaipur, Feb 12 : Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power announced Thursday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rajasthan government to develop a 6,000 MW solar park in the state over the next 10 years.
Mohali (Punjab), Feb. 11 : A Mohali court on Wednesday sentenced former Punjab agriculture minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sucha Singh Langah to three years imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case.
Chandigarh, Feb 11 : A BJP minister in the Punjab government Wednesday blamed a cabinet colleague, who is a member of alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal, for a "pre-planned" murderous attack on his brother.
Chandigarh, Feb 11 : In joint operations, the BSF and Punjab Police Wednesday arrested an international heroin smuggler and seized 12 kg of the narcotic in Ferozepur sector of Punjab, officials said.
Chandigarh, Feb 11 : The BJP Wednesday demanded the registration of a case of attempt to murder and the arrest of the accused following a clash between Akali Dal and BJP workers in Punjab's Tarn Taran town. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal constituted an SIT to probe the incident.
Chandigarh, Feb 11 : Despite the drubbing of the Bharatiya Janata Party and alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal in the Delhi assembly poll results, the BJP and Akali Dal had, in fact, improved on their earlier performance, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Wednesday.
Chandigarh, Feb 11 : Former minister and senior Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sucha Singh Langah was Wednesday sentenced to three years imprisonment in a corruption case and fined Rs.1 crore by a court in Mohali town, 10 km from here.
Chandigarh, Feb 10 : The Chandigarh administration will soon ban the sale of loose cigarettes and other tobacco products in the union territory, an official spokesman said here Tuesday.
Ludhiana, Feb 10 : The AAP's victory in the Delhi assembly polls will not impact politics in Punjab in any way, but "people's mandate is supreme and must be respected in a democratic set-up", Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Tuesday.
Chandigarh, Feb 9 : All private and government universities and affiliated colleges in Punjab will be tobacco free zones, a senior health official said Monday.
By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, Feb 7 : Her story could give ideas to script writers. A love affair with a married man, a murder for revenge, a conviction, a fugitive, facial therapy to change appearance, a false identity with forged documents and, finally, a suicide note and a plan to flee India. But her run from the law ended courtesy an unlikely source: Facebook.
Chandigarh, Feb 6 : Elections to six municipal corporations in Punjab will be held Feb 22, a senior state election official said Friday.
Fazilka (Punjab), Feb 6 : A 21 MW solar park, set up by French solar power major Solairedirect, was inaugurated in Fazilka Friday in the presence of French Minister Segolene Royal and Punjab New and Renewable Energy Sources Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.
Chandigarh, Feb 6 : The Punjab government has moved the Supreme Court seeking direction to the central government to set up a tribunal to decide whether Haryana and Rajasthan were riparian states for water sharing. The Haryana government immediately termed the move a "dilatory tactic".
Chandigarh, Feb 5 : At least 10 people have died due to swine flu in Haryana this year while four have died in neighbouring Punjab, health officials said here Thursday.
Chandigarh, Feb 5 : The Punjab government Thursday announced it had done away with the requirement to procure a no objection certificate (NOC) from the housing department or municipal authorities for registration of plot deeds in unauthorised residential and commercial developments in the state.
Chandigarh, Feb 5 : Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Thursday claimed the Enforcement Directorate had given a clean chit to state's powerful Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the multi-million rupee international synthetic drugs racket.
By Akanksha Sharma, Chandigarh, Feb 5 : On weekends Chetan Jain, 23, goes trekking to neighbouring Kasauli or Morni hills or loses himself in the picturesque Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary. Jain's urge to capture nature with his digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) is driving him to wake up early to follow his newly-found passion.
Chandigarh, Feb 4 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday said his state did not have any spare water to share with other states, a day after his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar said the state would approach the Supreme Court to seek completion of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal in neighbouring Punjab.
Chandigarh, Feb. 4 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing on a petition seeking a stay on the screening of the controversial movie 'Messenger of God' starring Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim till March 3 and said it would take a decision only after watching the movie.
Chandigarh, Feb 4 : In a fit of rage, a policeman allegedly shot dead a bar manager in Punjab's Bathinda in broad daylight, media reports said.
Chandigarh, Feb 3 : The Punjab government has imposed a complete ban on sale of tobacco and tobacco products around educational and religious institutions around the state, a minister said Tuesday.
Chandigarh, Feb 3 : Chandigarh and its surrounding areas along with some other parts of Punjab and Haryana have received rainfall since late Monday night, the weather officials said here Tuesday.
Chandigarh, Feb 2 : All the urban areas in Punjab will have underground cables for power supply to ensure wire-free roads and cut down on transmission losses, a spokesperson said here Monday.
New Delhi, Feb 1 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in constituting a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe all cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Chandigarh, Feb 1 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for constituting a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe all cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Kila Raipur (Punjab), Feb. 1 : The carnival continued to attract thousands of spectators as the sun brightened the open air stadium on the penultimate day of the 79th Kila Raipur Sports Festival.
Chandigarh, Jan 30 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Friday announced the abolition of the e-trip system for major categories besides exempting traders having a turnover less than Rs.1 crore from filing VAT (value added tax) assessment.
Chandigarh, Jan 30 : Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) on Friday inaugurated the newly renovated Children Traffic Park at Sector-23, Chandigarh in association with the Chandigarh Traffic Police.
Chandigarh, Jan 30 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday said that the twin principles of socialism and secularism formed the underlying spirit of the Indian Constitution and any deviation from these two basic tenets would be against the interest of the country.
By Ambreen Agha, Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management : On January 16, 2015, at least three Shia Muslims were shot dead in Rawalpindi District while they were returning home from a religious gathering. The victims were identified as lawyer Fayyaz Hussain Shah (40), and his two nephews Mir Ghazi Shah (20) and Mir Hamza Shah (22).
Chandigarh, Jan 23 : Amid reports of rift between the Shiromani Akali Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday said the alliance in the state is "firm and everlasting".
Chandigarh, Jan 23 : The BSF Friday seized 13 kg heroin after a gun battle with Pakistani smugglers in Ferozepur sector of the India-Pakistan border in Punjab, an official said.
Chandigarh, Jan 22 : The day-light gunning down of a notorious gangster by a rival gang while he was being escorted by a Punjab Police team in the state's Phagwara town, has led to disciplinary action against senior police officials.
Chandigarh, Jan 22 : Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki was Thursday sworn-in as governor of Punjab.
Chandigarh, Jan 21 : The Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Wednesday asked the state government to ensure reduction in private school bus fares with the decrease in petrol and diesel prices.
Chandigarh, Jan 21 : Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil's five-year term ended Wednesday.
New Delhi, Jan 20 : The Shiromani Akali Dal Tuesday said it will contest from four seats in the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls, a day after its ally, the BJP, released its list of 62 candidates.
Chandigarh, Jan 20 : The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Tuesday expressed concern over the state of affairs in Punjab with regard to implementation of provisions of Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Castes Act.
Chandigarh, Jan 19 : With dense fog reducing visibility to only 50 metres Monday and biting cold, Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake could not bask in the glory of rising sun for a grand re-opening.
Ludhiana, Jan. 18 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal justified the banning of the controversial movie Messenger of God (MSG) by his government, stating that peace and harmony must prevail in the state.