Tag: Punjab

Rebel AAP leaders launch new alliance in Punjab

Chandigarh: The rebel leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and others on Sunday launched a new political front in Punjab. It has been named Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA). The PDA was launched formally at a rally in Patiala, around 75 km from here, in the presence of Patiala Member[Read More…]

Elderly man kills self in Delhi

Punjab: Man loses life in police custody

At a scuffle between policemen and locals of Hakima Gate area (Amritsar), two police personnel sustained injuries. The incident occurred after a scuffle broke down due to Bittu Shah’s arrest. Bittu, who was arrested for possessing narcotics, according to his family lost his life while in the police custody. As quoted by[Read More…]

Pollachi Sex Scandal: Another victim comes forward, accuses former lover of blackmailing

Punjab: Elderly man gets 20 years of jail for raping minor girl

An elderly man of Ambala in Punjab has been given 20-years of imprisonment for raping his granddaughter. Additional District and Sessions Judge Yashwinder Paul Singh has sentenced 70-year-old Mahinder 20 years of imprisonment for raping his minor granddaughter. Victim’s parents had died earlier and she along with her four sisters were[Read More…]

Radhe Maa case: High Court summons police officer

Radhe Maa case: High Court summons police officer

Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court have summoned the Kapurthala Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) for purposely not initiating action against self-styled God Woman Radhe Maa. Acting on the contempt petition filed by the petitioner Surinder Mittal, Justice Nirmaljit Kaur of Punjab and Haryana HC has summoned the officer who[Read More…]

Haryana roadways staff end 18-day-old strike

Chandigarh: Following directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday, various unions of Haryana roadways employees have agreed to withdraw their 18-day-old strike. The strike crippled the state-run public transport as hundreds of Haryana Roadways buses went off the road. Daily commuters and passengers bore the brunt of[Read More…]

Will implement odd-even scheme whenever required: Kejriwal

Delhi pollution increased after Oct 25, Punjab to blame: Kejriwal

Chandigarh: Accusing the Punjab government for failing to control stubble burning of the harvested paddy crop, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the pollution level had deteriorated in the national capital after October 25. “We have seen abnormal increase in pollution level after October 25. This is[Read More…]

Despite financial constraints, Punjab govt hires 558 doctors

Punjab government on Thursday has announced to employ 558 doctors for state. Health Minister Brahm Mohindra stated that “The department has completed the process of recruiting 558 doctors in the state”. “The recruitment process is over”, he added. The newly recruited doctors including specialists will be posted across the state[Read More…]

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh admitted to hospital for kidney stone removal

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh heads to Israel

Chandigarh: Claiming to be “completely satisfied with the relief and rehabilitation measures being carried out for the victims of the Amritsar train tragedy” and following assurances by his ministerial colleagues that everything will be taken care of, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday decided to visit Israel. The Chief[Read More…]

Liquor bottles in India to carry health warnings, April 1 onwards

Punjab: Gang of liquor smugglers busted in Moga

The local police along with the Excise and Taxation Department has busted a gang of liquor smugglers and recovered around 140 boxes (1,680 bottles) of various brands smuggled from Chandigarh and Haryana for illegal sale in Moga, the police said on Saturday. Local liquor traders got information that an illegal[Read More…]

Pakistan won't abandon peace efforts despite India's reluctance: Foreign Minister

Rains affect life in Punjab, Haryana; damage paddy, cotton crop

Moderate to heavy rainfall continued in most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for the third day on Monday affecting normal life. With the standing paddy and cotton crop almost ready-to-harvest, farmers said their crop was damaged due to the unseasonal rain. In Punjab, districts downstream of rivers Sutlej, Beas[Read More…]

Plot to assassinate me, my son: Former CM Badal

Plot to assassinate me, my son: Former CM Badal

Accusing the state’s Congress government of encouraging radical elements, former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday claimed there was a plot to assassinate him and his son Sukhbir Badal. “I have been informed by the police about a plot to assassinate me and my son. But we neither[Read More…]

Delhi petrol pumps to shut for 24 hours starting Monday

Petrol, Diesel may soon become cheaper in Punjab, Karnataka

Petrol and diesel may soon become cheaper in Punjab and Karnataka, the All India CongressCommittee (AICC) in-charge for Himachal Pradesh Rajni Patil said here Sunday. Responding to a question, Patil said the chief ministers of Congress ruled Punjab and Karnatakahave already been directed to reduce value added tax (VAT) on petroleum products. Patil, accompanied by Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) president Sukhvinder[Read More…]

Jan Dhan Yojana a 'jumla' by Modi government, says Chidambaram

Do not agree with anti-sacrilege bills passed by Punjab: Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday said he was a liberal and did not agree with the anti-sacrilege bills recently passed by the Punjab Assembly. The former home minister, however, added that his views were “irrelevant” as he was not PunjabChief Minister Amarinder Singh’s “boss”. He said it was not Singh alone, but a number of legislators from almost all the parties in[Read More…]

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