Punjab News

Punjab CM brands Kejriwal robber, demands resignation
Taran Taaran (Punjab) , May 7 : Slamming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal following ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra's corruption allegations, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh branded the former as 'robber' while demanding his resignation. Read Full Story

Pathankot alert: Two suspicious bags recovered near Army cantonment
Pathankot (Punjab) , May 4 : A high alert has been sounded in Punjab's Pathankot district after two unidentified bags were recovered near the Mamun Army Cantonment Base. Read Full Story

President Mukherjee calls for 'collective' action against terrorism
New Delhi , May 2 : With the tension escalating between India and Pakistan after two Indian soldiers' ^bodies were mutilated by the latter's Army, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that collective action against terrorism should not be postponed by the international community. Read Full Story

Punjab: Poonch hero's kin demand to see his body before cremation
Tarn Taran (Punjab) , May 2 : The family of slain solider Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, whose body was brutally mutilated by the Pakistani Army in Krishna Ghati, Jammu and Kashmir opened the coffin to see his body before cremating. Read Full Story

If war is the only solution, so be it: Mutilated soldier's brother
Tarn Taran (Punjab) , May 2 : Mourning the demise of their beloved brother Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, whose body was brutally mutilated by the Pakistani Army in Krishna Ghati, the family has called on the Centre to assure justice and go to war with Pakistan if they have to. Read Full Story

Suicidal to expect cordial ties with 'China's puppet' Pakistan: Amar Singh
Amritsar (Punjab), May 1 : Speaking on the current India-Pakistan trade relations, expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Monday asserted that Pakistan is a puppet in the hands of China towards India, adding that Islamabad can't even be trusted with cultural relations. Read Full Story

Ludhiana factory catches fire
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Apr 29 : A factory in Ludhiana, Punjab, caught fire on Saturday. Read Full Story

'Northeast fiesta' organised to showcase its rich cultures in Punjab
Jalandhar (Punjab) , Apr 28 : The second edition of Northeast Fiesta, organized by the Northeast students' organizations in association with 'MBD NEOPOLIS' was recently held in Jalandhar. Read Full Story

Northeast Fiesta organised at LPU to boost northeast culture
Jalandhar (Punjab) , Apr 27 : The-two day Northeast Fiesta organized by the Northeast students' organizations in MBD NEOPOLIS MALL, JALANDHAR, PUNJAB on Thursday showcased the rich culture and traditions of north eastern states and Punjab Read Full Story

Amritsar: Fake notes worth Rs. 75 lakh recovered, six arrested
Amritsar (Punjab) , Apr 27 : The Amritsar rural police on Thursday recovered fake currency worth Rs. 75 lakh and arrested six persons in this regard. Read Full Story

AAP's Punjab affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh resigns
New Delhi , April 27 : In the firing line after the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) dismal show in the Punjab Assembly polls and the more-recently held MCD elections, party's Punjab affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh and organisation-building head Durgesh Pathak have resigned from their respective posts. Read Full Story

Ludhiana court summons Amarinder in IT Department case
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Apr 24 : A court in Ludhiana, Punjab, has issued a summons to state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to appear in a case filed against him by the Department of Income Tax. Read Full Story

Sidhu announces compensation to farmers from his pocket
Othian (Punjab) , Apr 23 : Even before the government machinery could move to give compensation to the farmers who lost their standing wheat crop in a fire incident on Saturday, local body minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday announced to give Rs. 24 lakh as compensation to them from his own pocket. Read Full Story

Punjab: BSF helps Pakistani farmers at Attari
Atari (Punjab) , Apr 22 : Putting aside the strained ties between India and Pakistan, the Border Security Force (BSF) deployed in Punjab's Atari sector extended a beautiful gesture by helping Pakistani farmers on Saturday after wheat harvested by them flew across border due to strong winds. Read Full Story

Punjab CM cuts own security to divert resources for better policing
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr 21 : With an aim to create necessary infrastructure for better policing by diverting precious resources to the more important and essential task of ensuring law and order in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday cut down his own security from 1392 to 1016 personnel. Read Full Story

Punjab: Terror suspect arrested from Jalandhar
Jalandhar (Punjab) , Apr 21 : The Uttar Pradesh Anti Terror Squad (ATS) on Thursday arrested a terror suspect from Punjab's Jalandhar. Read Full Story

Will offer to meet Captain, says Canadian Defense Minister
New Delhi , Apr 18 : Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Tuesday said that he would propose a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh as courtesy, adding it is up to the latter to decide his acceptance or refusal. Read Full Story

Gurdas Mann performs for Cancer patients on Baisakhi
New Delhi , Apr. 18 : Well, magic was bound to happen as legendary singer Gurdas Maan recently performed live for a special show in Mumbai, to support the families and patients suffering from Pediatric Cancer. Read Full Story

This son wants to hug his father presently in Pak jail
Muktsar (Punjab) Apr 17 : A son from Muktsar in Punjab has appealed to the India Government to use all its might and resources to save his father, who has been languishing in a Pakistan jail since 1971. Read Full Story

Punjab: One dead, one injured after touching high tension wire in Ludhiana
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Apr. 17 : At least one person was killed and another injured after touching a high tension wire in Ludhiana yesterday. Read Full Story

Punjab: Two killed in scrap shop explosion in Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur (Punjab) Apr 15 : At least two people were killed and four others were injured, including a 12-year-old, in an explosion at a scrap dealer's shop in Punjab's Gurdaspur. Read Full Story

Punjab Govt. issues formal notification to provide framework for anti-drugs STF
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 14 : The Punjab Government on Friday issued a notification to give a formal shape to the Special Task Force (STF) in terms of reference and broad functions. Read Full Story

Punjab Govt. sets up fresh commission to probe sacrilege cases
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 14 : Rejecting as 'inconclusive' report of Zora Commission, the Punjab Government has constituted a fresh commission of inquiry to investigate cases of sacrilege. Read Full Story

Punjab Minister caught on camera threatening school principal
Nabha (Punjab) , Apr. 14 : In what exposes the high-handedness of the politicians, Punjab Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsod, who yesterday attended a school building inauguration here, fumed at the lady principal and threatened to suspend her for putting his name at the third place in an inauguration stone in the school. Read Full Story

BSF celebrates Baisakhi at Wagah border
Amritsar (Punjab) , Apr. 13 : Over hundreds of people thronged at the Wagah border to witness the massive show put up on the occasion of the festival of harvest, Baisakhi. Read Full Story

BSF celebrates Baisakhi at Wagah border
Amritsar (Punjab) , Apr. 13 : Over hundreds of people thronged at the Wagah border to witness the massive show put up on the occasion of the festival of harvest, Baisakhi. Read Full Story

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

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