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Chandigarh, April 23 : Noisy wedding celebrations, high-pitched religious fervour and other ear-splitting nocturnal festivities have become a nightmare for peace-loving citizens of Punjab. Finally, the state's lawmakers and authorities seem to be waking up to the pervasive civic nuisance.
Gurdaspur (Punjab) Apr 22 : A 45-year-old debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide on Sunday in Punjab's Gurdaspur district.
Amritsar (Punjab), April 22 : If there is one big leveller for people, irrespective of their religion, caste, gender, social status or riches, it is the "langar", or community kitchen, at the Golden Temple complex, where the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Harmandir Sahib, is located, in this city considered holy by Sikhs.
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 21 : Nine new cabinet ministers were inducted into Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Government on Saturday.
Amritsar (Punjab) 21 : The batch of Sikh pilgrims returned to India on Saturday after visiting Sikh shrines in Pakistan.
Chandigarh, April 21 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday hailed the Central government's ordinance paving the way for death penalty in cases of rape of minors.
Chandigarh, April 21 : With accusations being made by his own party legislators that he picked up only his loyalists as ministers in his government, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday that the selections were made to give representation to all categories.
Chandigarh, April 21 : Nine new cabinet ministers were inducted into the Amarinder Singh government in Punjab on Saturday, while two women ministers were elevated to cabinet rank.
New Delhi , Apr 20 : The much-awaited Punjab cabinet expansion finally received approval on Friday.
Ludhiana (Punjab) April 20 : The family of a man, who was found dead in a Japanese immigration detention centre on April 13, has suspected a foul play and demanded a probe.
Chandigarh, April 20 : The decks have been cleared by the Congress high command for the induction of nine new cabinet ministers in the Amarinder Singh government in Punjab.
Chandigarh, April 20 : Mohali-based TAC Security, a cyber-security company, has bagged the 'Startup of the Year award' at the 14th Annual 2018 Info Security PG's Global Excellence Awards in San Francisco, a company official said here on Friday.
New Delhi , Apr. 19 : Reacting on the reports of suspicious movement of terrorists in Pathankot, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday assured that there is nothing to worry about.
Pathankot (Punjab) Apr 19: Security has been beefed up and search operations are being carried out around the border belt of Punjab particularly in Pathankot district, following reports of terrorist movement in the vicinity.
Chandigarh, April 19 : A Sikh woman from Punjab's Hoshiarpur district who went to Pakistan on a pilgrimage has reportedly embraced Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistani man, according to her family which alleged that she may have fallen into the hands of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and forced to convert and remarry.
Chandigarh, April 19 : Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday blamed blamed colonial and foreign rule in India for the lack of respect towards women which was leading to crimes against them.
New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 19 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought a comprehensive strategy to tackle what he called "re-emergence of extremism".
Chandigarh, April 19 : Punjab's Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday inspected the site of a building collapse and got a case registered against the builders responsible for the construction of an illegal building.
Phillaur (Punjab) , Apr. 18 : Kapurthala's Permanent Lok Adalat on Wednesday barred the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) from collecting toll at Ladowal toll plaza near Phillaur.
Patiala (Punjab) , Apr. 18 : Nabha jailbreak prime accused Harminder Singh Mintoo died of cardiac arrest in Punjab's Patiala city on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, April 19 : A Sikh woman pilgrim from Hoshiarpur district has reportedly converted to Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistan national, reports reaching her family in Punjab have indicated.
Chandigarh, April 18 : Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief and 2016 Nabha jailbreak accused Harminder Singh Mintoo died on Wednesday of "cardiac arrest", police said.
Chandigarh, April 18 : A court here on Wednesday convicted nine people, including a woman whose NGO was running an orphanage, of sexually exploiting minors while one person was acquitted.
New Delhi, April 18 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgment on a plea filed by Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu against a three-year jail term awarded to him in a 30-year-old road rage case.
Chandigarh, April 17 : Haryana's Hisar and Narnaul towns recorded maximum temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius respectively on Tuesday as heat wave conditions started in parts of Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, April 17 : As much as 400 kg 'charas' (cannabis derivative) and around Rs 17 lakh in cash were seized from two drug suppliers who have been arrested, Punjab Police said on Tuesday.
New Delhi , Apr 17, : Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's advocate on Tuesday argued in the court that it was not his client's fault behind the death of the victim in a road rage case.
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 17 : Punjab Youth Congress workers on Tuesday protested against the Centre, demanding the release of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) scholarship funds.
Chandigarh, April 17 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered a special 'girdawari' (revenue survey) to assess crop losses due to rain and hailstorm in the state.
Chandigarh, April 17 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday gave in-principle approval for the introduction of a sports period in government schools starting from Class I instead of Class VI at present to help promote participation of youngsters in sports.
Chandigarh, April 17 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed that a compensation of Rs 20 lakh be paid to the wife of a Shiromani Akali Dal leader of Punjab who was killed in 2015 in a shootout by the police who mistook him for a gangster.
Mohali (Punjab), April 16 : Just days after state Congress president Sunil Jakhar left his office in a huff, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday dismissed reports of differences with him, terming it "as a media creation".
Chandigarh, April 16 : Security agencies are on high alert and carrying out search operation in the border belt of Punjab, particularly in the frontier districts of Pathankot and nearby areas, on Monday after two suspected terrorists were seen in the area.
Jalandhar (Punjab), April 15 : The Border Security Force (BSF) has stepped up its vigil -- and coordination with other agencies -- to counter unceasing efforts by Pakistani smugglers to push heroin consignments into India.
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr. 14 : Breaking his silence in the road rage case, wherein his cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is the prime accused, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the government could not have taken any other stand in the Supreme Court.
Chandigarh, April 14 : Internet services were suspended in four districts of Punjab on Saturday after tension gripped the industrial town of Phagwara following clashes between the Hindu and Dalit groups over a poster of Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar.
Mohali (Punjab) , Apr. 14: Punjabi singer Parmish Verma has been shot at by some miscreants in Mohali in the wee hours of Saturday.
Ludhiana (Punjab) , April 14 : A 13-year-old boy from Ludhiana registered his name in the India Book of Records by becoming the youngest developer of a drone.
Chandigarh, April 14 : Punjab Police on Saturday remained on high alert in Phagwara town following a clash between the Hindu and Dalit groups over a poster of Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar.
Chandigarh, April 14 : Popular Punjabi singer Parmish Verma was shot at by unidentified assailants. Punjab Police is investigating two gangsters who claimed responsibility on Saturday for the attack.
Chandigarh, April 14 : Tension prevailed in Phagwara town of Punjab's Kapurthala district on Saturday following a late night clash between two groups over the installation of a Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar statue.
Chandigarh, April 14 : Popular Punjabi singer Parmish Verma was shot at by unidentified assailants, police said on Saturday. He was admitted to a private hospital in Mohali town in Punjab, adjoining here.
Chandigarh, April 14 : With speculation rife about internal differences being behind his government seeking in the Supreme Court that state minister Navjot Singh Sidhu be convicted in a three-decade-old road rage case, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday defended the government's stand in the case saying that it was "the only legal option available before it".
Hyderabad (Telangana) , Apr. 13 : A day after the Punjab government sought his conviction in a road rage case, state's minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that he would submit to the majesty of the law.
New Delhi , April 12 : Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur said on Friday that Punjab government's hypocrisy has been exposed in regard to 1988 road rage case, wherein Punjab Congress leader and minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is prime accused.
Chandigarh, April 13 : Sikh groups held protests at various places in Punjab and Haryana as the controversial film 'Nanak Shah Fakir' released across the country except Punjab on Friday.
New Delhi April 12 : The Punjab government on Thursday sought conviction of state's minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in a road rage case.
Jalandhar (Punjab) , Apr 12 : Celebrating the diverse culture, northeastern students residing in Punjab gathered in Jalandhar city and enthralled the locals with their exotic culture and traditions at the third edition of the Northeast Fiesta.
New Delhi, April 12 : The Punjab government on Thursday supported in the Supreme Court the decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court convicting incumbent minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu in a three-decade-old road rage case.
Wellington, April 12 : A 22-year-old Indian woman has died in a freak accident in her own driveway here while she was assisting her sister to jump-start their car.
Chandigarh, April 11 : Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday that a dangerous and false binary between freedom and development was emerging in the country's political discourse which could be a danger to the democratic system.
Chandigarh, April 11 : Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has donated 3,500 books from his personal library to his alma mater Panjab University (PU) here, a university official said on Wednesday.
New Delhi , Apr. 10 : The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will re-conduct Class 10th and 12th examinations on April 27.
Chandigarh, April 10 : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday cleared a sum of Rs 18,124.85 crore towards Cash Credit Limit (CCL) for Punjab for the purchase of wheat in the ongoing Rabi marketing season.
New Delhi, April 10 : The CBSE on Tuesday announced April 27 as the rescheduled date to conduct class 10 and 12 exams in Punjab, which had to be cancelled due to 'Bharat Bandh' in the state.
Chandigarh, April 10 : On a day the Supreme Court cleared the decks for the release of film 'Nanak Shah Fakir' on April 13, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said no official intervention was needed in Punjab due to filmmaker's reported decision not to release it in the border state.
Chandigarh, April 10 : The one-day bandh call against reservation passed of largely peacefully in Punjab on Tuesday with the protest evoking a mixed response in some areas.
Chandigarh, April 10 : Tension prevailed in Punjab's industrial town of Phagwara on Tuesday as two groups came face to face during the one-day Bharat Bandh (shutdown protest), but police intervened and defused the situation.
Chandigarh, April 10 : Tension prevailed in Punjab's industrial town of Phagwara on Tuesday as two groups came face to face during the one-day Bharat Bandh (shutdown protest), but police intervened and diffused the situation.
Chandigarh, April 9 : With a section of the Sikhs opposing the film 'Nanak Shah Fakir' for its portrayal of the Sikh Gurus as living human beings, the Akal Takht on Monday announced a ban on its release scheduled for April 13.
Chandigarh, April 9 : Chandigarh and its nearby areas in Punjab and Haryana were lashed by rains on Monday morning with the morning temperature dropping by about two degrees, the weather office said.
Amritsar (Punjab) , Apr. 8 : The Golden Temple, also known as Darbar Sahib, is undergoing a gold plating work on the main entrance.
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Apr 8 : The Assistant Police Commissioner of Ludhiana has been accused of molesting a married woman.
Chandigarh, April 7 : The Haryana Police on Saturday said that they have busted an inter-state racket in providing fake degrees of various graduation and post-graduation courses by a Rajasthan-based university without the students having to study and sit for examinations.
Chandigarh, April 7 : With the open war between top police officers of the Punjab Police reaching the Punjaband Haryana High Court, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday warned that he would not tolerate any indiscipline in the force.
Chandigarh, April 6 : Border Security Force (BSF) troopers killed a Pakistani drugs smuggler and apprehended another early on Friday near the international border in Amritsar sector, a BSF spokesman said.
Amritsar [Punjab] , Apr. 6 : A Pakistani smuggler was on Friday shot dead and another apprehended by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel here in Punjab.
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Apr 6 : The Punjab Police on Friday averted a major lone wolf attack in the state with the arrest of a well-educated but radicalised Sikh youth.
Chandigarh, April 5 : The Punjab Police on Thursday claimed to have averted a major lone wolf attack in the state with the arrest of a well-educated but radicalised Sikh youth, Inderjit Singh.
Banga (Punjab) , Apr 4 : The Counter Intelligence Wing of the Punjab Police on Wednesday arrested four youths from Banga and scuttled a plan by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to foment communal unrest in the state, a statement read.

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