Punjab News

Capt. Amarinder takes charge as Punjab CM
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 16 : Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday took charge as the Punjab Chief Minister. Read Full Story

PM Modi congratulates Capt. Amarinder as he takes oath as Punjab CM
New Delhi , Mar. 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh after he took oath as the Chief Minister of Punjab. Read Full Story

Capt. Amarinder Singh sworn-in as Punjab Chief Minister
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 16 : Captain Amarinder Singh was sworn-in as the 29th Chief Minister of Punjab today. Read Full Story

Ahead of his swearing-in, Capt. Amarinder Singh's wax statue unveiled in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Mar. 16 : A wax statue of Captain Amarinder Singh, who will be sworn-in as Punjab Chief Minister today for the second time, was unveiled at Ludhiana. Read Full Story

Captain Amarinder Singh to be sworn-in as Punjab CM today
New Delhi , Mar. 16 : Captain Amarinder Singh, who led the Congress to victory in Punjab after a decade, will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister today for the second time. Read Full Story

Rahul to attend Capt. Amarinder's swearing-in ceremony tomorrow
New Delhi , Mar. 15 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be attending his party leader and Punjab to-be Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's swearing-in ceremony tomorrow in Chandigarh. Read Full Story

BJP would have won if contested alone in Punjab: Haryana Minister Anil Vij
Ambala (Haryana) , Mar. 14: Reacting to the political debacle of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance in Punjab, Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij said that the saffron party would have won the Punjab Assembly elections if it had contested them without the coalition. Read Full Story

Sikh bodies launch Nanakshahi original calendar
Amritsar (Punjab) , Mar. 14 : The Sikh bodies on Tuesday launched an original Nanakshahi Calender around the world, to restore the original Nanakshahi Calender (2003) and appeal to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to take consensus of the Sikh bodies and adopt the original calendar and not the distorted one. Read Full Story

Pathankot airbase put on high alert
Pathankot (Punjab) , Mar. 14 : The Pathankot airbase has been put on high alert. Read Full Story

Pathankot airbase put on high alert
Pathankot (Punjab) , Mar. 14 : The Pathankot airbase has been put on high alert. Read Full Story

AAP was no threat to Congress in Punjab: Capt. Amarinder Singh
New Delhi , Mar. 14 : After securing an astounding victory, Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday took a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and said there was no threat from them in the recent assembly polls. Read Full Story

Sikhs celebrate annual festival of 'Hola Mohalla' in Punjab
Anandpur Sahib (Punjab) , Mar. 13 : Thousands of people from the Sikh community converged at Anandpur Sahib, a holy shrine in Punjab on Monday to celebrate an annual spring festival called 'Hola Mohalla'. Read Full Story

Capt. Amarinder Singh to be sworn in as Punjab CM on March 16
Chandigarh , Mar. 12 : After securing an astounding victory in the Punjab assembly polls, Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday met Governor V.P. Singh Badnore to stake his claim to form the government in the state. Read Full Story

Badal accepts defeat, says Punjab will know what Cong does
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar 12 : Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who today submitted his resignation, accepted his defeat in the Punjab Assembly polls. Read Full Story

PM Modi congratulates Captain on Punjab polls win
New Delhi , Mar 11 : Keeping aside the political rivalry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Congress chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh for his victory in the Punjab polls. Read Full Story

Parkash Singh Badal stands victorious from Lambi
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar 11 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday stood victorious from his pocket borough Lambi Assembly constituency. Read Full Story

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal to resign tomorrow
Lambi (Punjab) , Mar. 11 : With the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) performing miserably in the Punjab Assembly polls, Chief Parkash Singh Badal will tender his resignation tomorrow. Read Full Story

Ecstatic with Punjab win, Captain dubs AAP 'ineffective' summer storm
Chandigarh(Punjab) , Mar. 11 : Assuring to end the drugs menace in the state, Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday took a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and said that it was like a summer storm which has come and gone without making any difference. Read Full Story

'Singh is King' as Captain wins Patiala seat
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar 11 : Congress chief ministerial candidate Captain Amrinder Singh today won from his traditional stronghold Patiala by a margin of over 51000 votes. Read Full Story

Punjab rescued from hands of 'arrogant' politicians: Sidhu
Amritsar (Punjab) , Mar. 11 : After establishing a significant lead in the Punjab Assembly polls, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu today claimed this to be 'just the beginning', adding that the state will serve as an example to others on good governance. Read Full Story

Congress steals the show in Punjab
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 11 : The Congress is leading in 66 seats in Punjab as of now, giving a major setback to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Read Full Story

AAP will form comfortable majority government in Punjab: H.S. Phoolka
New Delhi , Mar.11 : Counting of votes in Punjab has begun, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said on Saturday will achieve a comfortable majority and form a government in the state as the people are with us. Read Full Story

Punjab polls: Parkash Singh leads from Lambi, Capt. Amarinder Singh second
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 11 : The counting for the Punjab Assembly elections saw Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal leading from Lambi constituency, while Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh is second in line. Read Full Story

Confident AAP says Punjab looking for 'political alternative'
New Delhi , Mar. 11 : Confident of forming a government in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday said the people of Punjab are yearning for change and are looking for a political alternative in the state, which for them is only Arvind Kejriwal's AAP. Read Full Story

India's tallest tricolour hoisted at Attari border
Amritsar (Punjab) , Mar. 6 : India's tallest tricolour was hoisted at Amritsar's Attari border. Read Full Story

Punjab Agricultural University hosts 21st annual flower show
Ludhiana , March.2 : The department of Floriculture and landscaping of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organized a two- day event for the 21st Annual Flower show in Ludhiana on Wednesday in memory of former Vice-Chancellor Dr. M.S. Randhawa. Read Full Story

India releases 39 Pakistani prisoners
Amritsar (Punjab) , Mar. 2 : India released 39 Pakistani prisoners lodged in jails across the country through Wagah-Attari route on Wednesday. The prisoners included 21 civilians and 18 fishermen. Read Full Story

Special children from Amritsar selected for Special Olympics in Austria
Amritsar (Punjab) , Mar.1 : All India Pingalwara Charitable Society president Dr. Indrajeet Kaur is extremely delight as special children from her society here have been selected for the Special Olympics in Austria. Read Full Story

I don't need to prove my nationalism: Kargil martyr's daughter Gurmehar
Jalandhar (Punjab) , Feb 23 : Lady Sri Ram Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur, whose social media campaign against the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) student organisation ABVP went viral recently, has said that she would also not hesitate in taking a bullet for the country like her father Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh. Read Full Story

Ludhiana: Supporters of arrested gangster create mayhem across city
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : In the aftermath of noted gangster Lovely Lamba's arrest in Ludhiana, Punjab, his supporters resorted to vandalism across the city, expressing their resentment over the same. Read Full Story

Punjab: NCB seizes seven packets of heroin near Kakar border
Punjab, , Feb. 17 : The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday seized seven packets of heroin near the international border of Kakar in Punjab. Read Full Story

Plane converted into restaurant in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Feb. 17 : Flying High Airbus A320 has been converted into a restaurant at the Hawai Adda complex on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana. Read Full Story

Punjab: 36 bombs found in Ludhiana's Harnampura village
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Feb. 14 : A total of 36 bombs were found in Ludhiana's Harnampura village on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Punjab Election 2017: EC orders re-polling at 48 polling stations
New Delhi , Feb. 7 : The Election Commission of India (ECI), on Tuesday, ordered re-polling at 48 polling stations in Punjab. Read Full Story

Punjab: BSF guns down infiltrator in Pathankot
Pathankot (Punjab) , Feb. 7 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday gunned down an infiltrator in Punjab's Pathankot. Read Full Story

Kejriwal's political game is dangerous: Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Bhatinda (Punjab) , Feb. 4 : As Punjab went to polls today, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing and Member of Parliament from Bathinda, launched a strong worded attack on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-supremo Arvind Kejriwal accusing him of rubbing shoulders with 'radical organisations' like Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Khalistani Commando Force. Read Full Story

Assembly elections: Punjab at brisk 48 per cent till 2:30 p.m., Goa touches 53 per cent in six hours
Chandigarh/Panaji (Punjab, Goa) ,Feb 4 : With the voter turnout picking up pace as the days progresses, Punjab witnessed a voter turnout of 48 percent till 2: 30 pm, while Goa progressed at a steady pace by recording 53 per cent till 1 p.m. Read Full Story

Revival of Congress in Punjab will be my gift to Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka: Navjot Sidhu
Amritsar(Punjab), Feb. 4: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday claimed that the grand old party will come to power after the Punjab elections, asserting that the victory would be a gift to the Gandhi family. Read Full Story

Harbhajan casts his vote, calls on Punjab to vote free of 'external pressure'
Jalandhar , Feb. 4 : With polling in full swing in Punjab, Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh cast his vote here on Saturday, and called on the state to turn out in large numbers and elect a Government of their choice, adding that they must not succumb to pressure from any side and vote their choice. Read Full Story

Punjab polls: Voter turnout stands at mere 12 per cent till 10:30am
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Feb 4 : The polling, which is underway for the Punjab Assembly elections for 117 Assembly seats, witnessed a slow and sludgy start as a mere 12 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 10:30 a.m. Read Full Story

This election a soldier's grandson will defeat the king: SAD's JJ Singh on Capt. Amarinder
Patiala (Punjab), Feb. 04: Former Army Chief General (Retd.) JJ Singh, who is the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate against Congress' Captain Amarinder Singh from Patiala Urban, on Saturday said that people will vote for him in majority, adding that this would be the first time that the grandson of a soldier will create history by defeating the king. Read Full Story

Punjab Polls: Voting begins across 22, 615 polling stations for 117 constituencies
Patiala , Feb. 4 : Polling began in Punjab amid heavy security on Saturday morning, with 1,145 candidates contesting across 117 seats, and will conclude at 5 p.m. Read Full Story

Let's eliminate drugs from Punjab: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi , Feb. 3 : Launching a frontal attack on the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has urged the people of Punjab to come together and put an end to the drug menace ahead of the assembly polls. Read Full Story

Let's eliminate drugs from Punjab, says Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Feb 3 : Sharing a video message on Twitter, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has urged people to come together and put an end to drug usage in Punjab, ahead of state polls. Read Full Story

Kejriwal supported Bhatinda blast perpetrators: Rahul Gandhi
Sangrur (Punjab) , Feb. 2 : Training his guns at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo of supporting disruptive forces which led to blast in Punjab's Bhatinda on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Rahul Gandhi enjoys 'dal-sabzi' with Punjab villagers
Sangrur (Punjab) , Feb. 2 : Attempting to reach out to the farmers, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday shared a meal of 'dal-sabzi' with the villagers and interacted with them in Punjab's Sangrur on the last day of campaigning for the state assembly polls. Read Full Story

Campaigning for Punjab, Goa Assembly elections ends today
Chandigarh/Panaji (Punjab/Goa) , Feb. 2 : The campaigning for the assembly elections in Punjab and Goa will come to an end today. Read Full Story

Bhatinda explosion: Death toll rises to six, officials suspect terror angle
Bhatinda (Punjab) , Jan. 31 : The death toll in the explosion that shook Bhatinda late last evening has increased to six. Read Full Story

Bathinda blast: Rahul Gandhi, Amarinder Singh offer condolences
Bathinda , Feb. 1 : The Congress has strongly condemned the deadly car blast in Bathinda, Punjab, which occurred near the venue of the road show of a fellow party leader, in which three people were killed and around a dozen injured. Read Full Story

Three killed, one injured in explosion near Congress road show in Bhatinda
Bhatinda (Punjab) [India], Jan. 31 : At least three people were killed and one injured in an explosion at Maur Mandi near Bhatinda late this evening. Read Full Story

"Bete kay na baap ki, Sarkar banegi AAP ki" resounds in Punjab
By Smita Prakash, Punjab , Jan.31 : In villages and towns in Punjab, there is an Aam Aadmi Party onslaught that has stunned both the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Congress, the two behemoths who have ruled the state by turns, which was created after Partition in 1947 and recreated in 1966. Read Full Story

Indian soldier meets family in Amritsar after being released by Pak
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 31 : Indian soldier Chandu Chavan, who inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) into Pakistan last year, met his family for the first time after being released in Amritsar today. Read Full Story

Punjab: BSF seizes two Pak boats from Amritsar
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 31 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday seized two Pakistani boats from Tota Guru post (Dera Baba Nanak Post) on the Ravi river in Punjab. Read Full Story

BSF seizes 4 kg heroin near Indo-Pak border
Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Jan. 30 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday seized four packets, weighing approximately four kilograms, of contraband suspected to be heroin from the area of border outpost Pulmoran near India-Pakistan border in Amritsar. Read Full Story

Amid election extravaganza, cycle of farmer suicides continue to rust India's grain bowl
Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], Jan 30 : "My father was under debt, no leader came for help," says a tear eyed Gursevak Singh, the son of a Punjab farmer who committed suicide. Read Full Story

Eyeing 'better Punjab', NRIs bat for Congress
Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Jan. 30 : With Punjab witnessing high-voltage drama ahead of the assembly elections, the people have started voicing their support in favour of the Congress, saying the grand old party will heal the pain inflicted by the present government and establish a state which the voters always dreamt of. Read Full Story

SAD-BJP needed in Punjab for country's protection from Pakistan: PM Modi
Kotkapura (Punjab) [India], Jan. 29 : Invoking security threats from Pakistan as a bid to woo voters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took on the Congress party and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying that Punjab, which shares the border with the neighbouring country, needs a strong government to protect not only the state, but the whole country from infiltrators from across the border. Read Full Story

Have always stood against Congress whenever they did injustice: Punjab CM
Lambi (Punjab) [India], Jan. 29 : Accusing the Congress Party of indulging in vendetta politics, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday rubbished the baseless allegations being levelled by the opposition and said that the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance will form the next government in Punjab. Read Full Story

Captain Amarinder assures to end drug menace in Punjab
Bhatinda (Punjab) [India], Jan. 29 : Highlighting the menace of drugs in poll-bound Punjab, Congress chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh has said that this government would form a team of good police officers to fight this threat. Read Full Story

Rahul Gandhi 'scared' of defeat in Punjab: Sukhbir Badal
Jalalabad (Punjab) [India], Jan. 29: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday hit back at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for calling him an epitome of corruption and said this clearly indicates that the latter is scared of losing the Punjab Assembly polls. Read Full Story


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