Punjab News

Pak sentenced death to Jadhav because he was Indian: Sarabjit Singh's sister
Jalandhar (Punjab), Apr. 10: Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur on Monday strongly condemned Pakistan for awarding death sentence to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav stating that he was penalised because he was an Indian. Read Full Story

Family of Vikram Juryal mourns death in Hoshiarpur
Hoshiarpur (Punjab) , Apr. 8 : The family of Vikram Juryal have mourned his death in his hometown in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district two days after he was shot dead by two armed masked robbers in Washington State. Read Full Story

Punjab, Haryana HC defers matter concerning Sidhu's appearance in TV show
Chandigarh , Apr. 7 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday deferred the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a restrain order against Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's participation on 'The Kapil Sharma Show' on a private television channel till May 11. Read Full Story

NGO pays Rs. 4 lakh fine to release Pak woman with India-born daughter from Amritsar jail
Amritsar (Punjab), Apr. 7 : A fine of Rs. four lakh was paid to the Indian court by Batala-based NGO 'Sarbat Da Bhala' to save a Pakistani mother and her India-born daughter. Read Full Story

Punjab CM directs restructuring of DTO, professionalisation of registration, licensing
Chandigarh (Punjab), Apr. 6 : Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Government has decided to initiate a series of sweeping reforms to streamline the transport system in the state, with a new draft transport policy expected to be announced within two weeks and several measures to unshackle the public transport system from its current monopolistic control. Read Full Story

15 packets of heroin seized by BSF in Punjab
Amritsar , Apr. 5 : Acting on a tip-off by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel seized fifteen packets of heroin last night at BOP Khalra Barrier in Punjab's Ferozepur district. Read Full Story

Punjab: Protest erupts over Rakhi Sawant's remark on sage Valmiki
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Apr. 4 : Following the row over Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant's statement about sage Valmiki that she made a year ago, a protest was held in Ludhiana on Tuesday. One of the protestors asserted that the actor needs to be punished so that she does not take the law in her hands. Read Full Story

Ludhiana Police denies confirmation on Rakhi Sawant's arrest
Ludhiana , Apr. 4 : While Rakhi Sawant claims she has been arrested for allegedly making inflammatory remarks against the sage, the Ludhiana Police has denied confirmation of the same. Read Full Story

Chandigarh: Restraunts owners protest against SC order on liquor ban
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 3 : Hoteliers and restraunt owners in Chandigarh are protesting on Monday against the Supreme Court's order to ban liquor shops on highways. Read Full Story

Punjab: BSF seizes Pak boat from Sutlej river tributary
Firozpur (Punjab) , Apr. 3 : The Border Security Force (BSF) today seized a Pakistani boat loaded with 400 kg fish near Sutlej River in Punjab's Firozpur border area. Read Full Story

'State governments lack determination to ban liquor': Social activist
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 2 : Harman Sidhu, who runs the NGO Arrive Safe, today alleged that state governments lack the determination to ban liquor on the highways. Read Full Story

Jio Filmfare Awards (Punjabi) 2017: Diljit Dosanjh to Gurdaas Mann, here's list of winners
New Delhi , Apr 1 : Jio Filmfare Awards completes its first edition in Punjab successfully, with glitz, glamour and stars from the Punjabi film industry, on Friday. Read Full Story

Punjab: Balloons with Pak currency found in Kapurthala
Kapurthala (Punjab) , Mar. 29 : The recovery of some balloons, coins and a white paper carrying some message and a map created quite a panic in Punjab's Kapurthala. Read Full Story

Punjab: BSF guns down Pak intruder in Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur (Punjab) , Mar. 27 : The Border Security Force (BSF) troops of border outpost Paharipur shot dead a Pakistani intruder ahead of the B.S. Fence on Monday morning. Read Full Story

AAP writes to EC, demands verification of paper trail in Punjab
New Delhi , Mar. 25 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday alleged that there is clear and irrefutable evidence of manipulation of results at polling booths in the Punjab Assembly Elections. Read Full Story

Navjot Kaur backs Sidhu, says one must question those indulging in corruption
Amritsar (Punjab), Mar. 24 : Asserting that Navjot Singh Sidhu's participation as a celebrity-judge on a popular TV show even after becoming a Cabinet Minister in Punjab is not against law, Navjot Kaur Sidhu said that he is doing some extra labour for his daughter's bright career, adding that higher authorities should take legal action against those running office of profit or indulging in corruption. Read Full Story

Sidhu in TKSS: Sigh of relief for minister as AG Atul Nada finds no conflict of interest
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : Putting an end to the controversy surrounding Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu continuing his appearance on popular comedy series 'The Kapil Sharma Show', Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda said he did not find any conflict of interest between the former's office as state cabinet minister and his work in television shows. Read Full Story

Atul Nanda to submit detailed report on Navjot Singh Sidhu's controversy
New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Clearing the air over Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's controversy of continuing his appearance on 'The Kapil Sharma Show', Advocate General Atul Nanda on Thursday asserted that he will submit the detailed report to the Punjab Government by this evening. Read Full Story

Punjab CM seems confused over Sidhu: SAD mocks Amarinder Singh for inaction
New Delhi , Mar 23 : Slamming Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for not being able to take concrete action against his cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu who has refused to quit his television career, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday said that the cricketer-turned politician holds a post which requires 24 hour presence. Read Full Story

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh meets PM Modi, stresses on farmer loan waiver issue
New Delhi , Mar. 22 : Punjab's newly-elected Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and put forward the loan waiver issue of farmers in the state. Read Full Story

No issue if it's permissible, might have to change his portfolio: Captain on Sidhu's TV show
New Delhi , March, 22 : In the wake of the ongoing controversy over Navjot Singh Sidhu expressing his desire to continue to appear in 'The Kapil Sharma Show', Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that his government is taking legal advice in this regard, adding they may have to change the cricketer-turned-politician's portfolio if it is not permissible. Read Full Story

People should not bother about my working hours: Sidhu
Amritsar (Punjab) , Mar. 22 : Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who earlier stirred a controversy with his assertion that he will continue to appear on the popular show 'Comedy Nights with Kapil', said that people should have no problem with how much hours he contributes in office. Read Full Story

Navjot Singh Sidhu refuses to leave TV shows after becoming minister
Chandigarh, Mar 21 : Popular face in a comedy show on Television, Navjot Sidhu Sidhu, who has been appointed as a minister in the newly elected Congress led Punjab government refused to leave working on TV shows on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Punjab: Raveen Thukral appointed as media advisor to Capt. Amarinder Singh
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Senior journalist Raveen Thukral was appointed as the Media Advisor and Bharat Inder Singh Chahal as Advisor to newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in the ranks of Minister of State (MoS) on Tuesday. Read Full Story

'Not office-of-profit': Sidhu insists on appearing on TKSS
New Delhi, Mar. 21 : Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, insisting to participate as a celebrity-judge on a popular TV show even after becoming a cabinet minister in Punjab, on Tuesday asserted that it was not office-of-profit. Read Full Story

Mohali: Woman kills husband, dumps body in car
Mohali (Punjab) , Mar. 20 : In a dreadful incident, a woman in Punjab's Mohali city killed her husband and later on dumped his body. Read Full Story

Congress hails Amarinder Singh for waging war against 'VIP Culture'
Punjab , Mar.19 : Hailing the decision of newly formed Punjab government to completely shun the VIP culture, the Congress has called on the entire nation to support this decision, adding that the grand old party will fulfill its promises made to people of the state, unlike BJP. Read Full Story

SAD gave so much to people that they threw up: Sukhbir Badal on Punjab defeat
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 18 : Expressing anguish over losing the Punjab Assembly polls to the Congress, former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has launched a tirade against the voters and asserted that the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) probably "gave people too much that they threw up". Read Full Story

Punjab Cabinet bans liquor vends, reduces its numbers as well
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 18 : The Punjab Cabinet on Saturday banned operation of all liquor vends within 500 metres from national and state highways under the excise policy approved today. Read Full Story

First Punjab Cabinet meeting today; important decisions to be taken
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 18 : The Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government will take important decisions in its first cabinet meeting which will be held today at 12 p.m. here. Read Full Story

Sidhu in Kapil Sharma show: Mix reactions emerge from BJP; KTS Tulsi chides
Chandigarh/ New Delhi , Mar. 17 : Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been inducted as a Cabinet Minister in the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Government in Punjab, on Friday courted a controversy when he said that he will continue to participate in a popular comedy talk show and simultaneously discharge his duties as a minister. Read Full Story

Punjab Governor allots portfolios to newly inducted ministers
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 16 : On the advice and recommendation of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh after his swearing-in, Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore on Thursday allotted portfolios to the newly inducted ministers. Read Full Story

Capt. Amarinder takes charge, vows to work for Punjab's development
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Mar. 16 : Captain Amarinder Singh, who today took charge as the Chief Minister, assured to fulfill all the promises made in the Congress manifesto for development of Punjab. Read Full Story

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

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