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Dalit man beaten, 'forced to drink urine' in Punjab's Sangrur; 4 booked

Jagmail Singh of Changaliwala village near Lehra, 55km from Sangrur, was allegedly picked up by two men from a panchs house on November 7, said Moonaks deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Buta Singh.

15 Nov 2019 10:54 am
23-yr-old Punjab man, who moved to US 3 years ago, shot dead by shoplifter

Akshpreet Singh who was shot dead in Mississipi on Saturday, had gone to the USA three years ago to work in his family-owned grocery shops.

13 Nov 2019 7:47 am
Farm fires in Punjab are highest in 3 years

According to the government officials, there have been 24,886 instances of punitive actions against defiant farmers this harvest season -- this is around half of the total stubble burning incidents reported.

12 Nov 2019 7:47 am
Farm fires on in Punjab, carrot-and-stick strategy goes up in smoke

794 cases recorded on Monday, 2,145 a day before despite arrests of hundreds of farmers and initiation of punitive action against those not falling in line; process to give financial assistance to those not burning straw also in progress

12 Nov 2019 6:41 am
NRI businessman from US offers help in generating power from stubble in Punjab

The US-based Chiranjeev Kathuria told IANS here on Friday that his company New Generation Power International has plans to invest in 4,000 MW in power projects in Punjab.

8 Nov 2019 12:23 pm
Farm fires down, but still on higher side in Punjab

Punjabs chief agriculture officer Dr Baldev Singh said that a team of senior officials from Prime Ministers Office (PMO) would visit the state, probably by end of this week, to study the impact of in-situ management of paddy.

7 Nov 2019 7:47 am
550th Parkash Purb: Capt launches week-long celebrations, cautions against Pak's...

Earlier also, the CM has blamed Pakistan for helping hardliner Sikh groups to disrupt peace and harmony in Punjab.

6 Nov 2019 1:58 pm
Kartarpur Corridor opens door to humanity

The apolitical Sikh is humbled in gratitude that he can travel to his gurus resting place. He is a largehearted peasant of Punjab who will not be mired in petty politics

6 Nov 2019 1:42 pm
Naidu, Manmohan address Punjab assembly special commemorative session to celebrate...

The vice-president recalled the philosophy of Guru Nanak and urged all to follow his teachings of universal brotherhood, equality and one God.

6 Nov 2019 11:47 am
196 Punjab farmers held for farm fires

Of the 101 farmers arrested in south Malwa, 74 belonged to Moga followed by 14 in Mansa, eight in Muktsar and five in Bathinda, according to the police officers in these districts.

6 Nov 2019 6:31 am
India sets up Guru Nanak Chair at University of Birmingham

Union minister for civil aviation Hardeep Singh Puri made the announcement during a lecture on Guru Nanaks teachings organised by the universitys India Institute.

3 Nov 2019 11:43 am
These Punjab villages shun stubble burning

Farmers admit they are reaping a richer harvest by opting for in-situ management of crop residue that has increased soil fertility and reduced pollution

3 Nov 2019 7:08 am
Bhai Mardana's descendants in Pakistan keen to take part in Parkash Purb, still...

A kirtan jatha of three peopleMohammad Hussain, his son Mohammad Sarfraz and his brother Naeem Tahirhave been invitated by the SGPC, Amritsar to be part of Guru Nanaks birth anniversary celebrations in India.

2 Nov 2019 1:18 pm
'Farmers to blame as they're aware it is wrong': Punjab agri secy Pannu on stubble...

In an interview with HT, Punjabs agriculture secretary Kahan Singh Pannu spoke about stubble burning in the state and the way forward.

2 Nov 2019 12:28 pm
All-party meeting resolves to celebrate Parkash Purb jointly

SAD, BJP NOT PRESENT Govt to invite leaders of all political parties, both state and central, for Nov 12 event at Sultanpur Lodhi; speeches to be restricted to propagating Gurus philosophy and life

2 Nov 2019 7:08 am
Why ban on stubble burning has gone up in smoke in Punjab

Post-Diwali, a sudden spike in stubble burning has raised questions on the efficacy of a raft of steps taken by the Punjab government to curb the menace. As many as 17,672 farm fires almost 80% of this season so far have been recorded in last week.

2 Nov 2019 7:08 am
2-week SGPC celebrations kick off at Sultanpur Lodhi

Namdhari Sampardai Bhaini Sahib organised a special nagar kirtan, led by sect head Satguru Uday Singh, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. More than 30,000 devotees took part in the procession which was welcomed by local MLA Navtej Singh Cheema among others.

2 Nov 2019 7:08 am
Venkaiah Naidu to lead pilgrims' delegation to Kartarpur: Harsimrat Kaur

The claim by Harsimrat Kaur, a leader of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), a partner in the Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, comes a day after the Centre shared with Pakistan a list of 575 pilgrims that doesnt have Naidus name on it.

31 Oct 2019 2:20 pm
Capt Amarinder continues the winning run, but falters in battle of prestige

The CM and other Congress leaders lost no time in claiming the poll outcome to be a victory of their governments development policies and programmes.

25 Oct 2019 7:12 am
In Punjab assembly bypolls, Congress bags 3 seats, Akali one

Of the three seats it won, the Congress had the biggest victory margin in Phagwara where its candidate Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, a retired IAS officer, trounced Rajesh Bagha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by 26,116 votes.

25 Oct 2019 7:08 am
Record 23 Indo-Canadians make it to House of Commons, 18 have Punjab connection

A majority of the Indo-Canadians elected to the House of Commons have roots in Punjab, while a record half-a-dozen turbaned Sikhs will now sit in the House.

23 Oct 2019 10:40 am
Turnout in Punjab assembly bypolls tanks in all 4 segments amid skirmishes

Polling for four assembly byelections in Punjab was slow in the morning, but as the day progressed it picked up pace. The results of the elections will be declared on October 24.

22 Oct 2019 1:37 pm
Joint counter-op centre to come up in Punjab

The proposal has been mooted in a meeting of the top brass of security agencies in New Delhi, following the continued incidents of drone appearances, including the air-dropping of arms by Pakistan-based terror outfits in the border state.

22 Oct 2019 12:59 pm
2 Pak infiltrators nabbed along border in Ferozepur

They were caught by the BSF jawans after they crossed the international border and entered into the Indian territory near the border outpost in Samaske in Ferozepur district of on Monday evening.

22 Oct 2019 12:56 pm
Sidhu's wife says she is no longer in Congress

Kaur was in Amritsar East constituency, from where her husband is a Congress MLA, for inaugurating a tubewell

22 Oct 2019 12:54 pm
HC allows Punjab, Hry, UT to issue fresh licences to cracker sellers

The order was passed by high court bench of chief justice RS Jha and justice Rajiv Sharma during resumed hearing of a 2017 suo motu plea initiated by the high court in view of rising pollution due to bursting of firecrackers.

22 Oct 2019 12:50 pm
Khaira makes U-turn, withdraws his resignation as MLA

Rana KP said that Khaira withdrew his resignation, but did not give any reason for it

22 Oct 2019 12:46 pm
Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary: Special bus carrying rare copies of Guru Granth...

The bus with rare manuscripts of Guru Granth Sahib will travel to different parts of Punjab and tour all five takhts in the coming days.

22 Oct 2019 7:05 am
Amritsar train tragedy: CM says action initiated against 13 police, MC personnel

Captain Amarinder Singh rejects allegations of inaction by state govt, says no question of burying inquiry report

21 Oct 2019 11:35 am
Punjab bypolls: At 78.8%, Jalalabad records highest turnout among four seats

Voting percentage drops from 86.9% that the constituency recorded in 2017 assembly polls; voting remained peaceful, except a couple of skirmishes

21 Oct 2019 11:27 am
CM sanctions Rs 5 crore for free wheat seed to flood-hit farmers

Captain Amarinder Singh had also directed the district commissioners of flood-hit districts to ensure timely distribution of adequate quantity of wheat seed to farmers before the sowing season

21 Oct 2019 11:19 am
Kartarpur pilgrimage: Devotees upset about delay in registration

Officials said online registration of devotees visiting the historic gurdwara in Pakistan could not be started as India and Pakistan have not yet agreed upon on a number of issues, including Islamabads insistence of charging $20 from each pilgrim

21 Oct 2019 10:55 am
Amritsar's Heritage Street gets free Wi-Fi facility

For the first half-an-hour, users can browser internet at 3 mbps speed and then the speed will reduce to 1 mbps

21 Oct 2019 10:38 am
Police are certain about people involved in Maur blast case, says Punjab DGP

The investigation of the SIT headed by DIG Ranbir Singh Khatra has revealed that Dera Sirsa followersGurtej Kala and Amrik Singh were supervisors of the workshop where the car used in the bombing was painted

21 Oct 2019 10:27 am
Seechewal opposes pruning of trees in Sultanpur Lodhi

Seechewal said they had planted the trees along the banks of Kali Bein around 16 years ago but the forest department has been mercilessly pruning them

21 Oct 2019 10:18 am
Low turnout in Phagwara bypoll; QR slips used to cast votes

Phagwara recorded 74.43 per cent voter turnout in 2012, and 72 percent in 2017, with BJPs Som Parkash registering a landslide victory both times

21 Oct 2019 10:08 am
'American dream' shattered, horror of heavy debt haunts Indians deported from M...

Deep said he saw three people die before his eyes, in the Panama forests and many comrades, of his group of 23, fall ill

21 Oct 2019 7:52 am
A battle of prestige as 4 assembly seats vote in bypolls in Punjab today

The poll results would serve as the barometer of Capt Amarinder Singh-led governments policies and development programmes in the first half of its five-year tenure.

21 Oct 2019 7:51 am
Ludhiana woman arrested for hiring hitman to murder her husband

The police recovered two ice picks, pillows, gloves and a blood-stained blanket from their possession, which they had hid after committing the crime on August 13.

16 Oct 2019 10:09 am
Five Punjab cops, in jail for militancy-era crimes, to be freed

The decision has come fortnight after the MHA decided to release eight Sikh prisoners, lodged in different jails in the country for committing crimes during the militancy in Punjab.

15 Oct 2019 6:12 pm
Devotees need to apply for permit 30 days in advance to visit Kartarpur gurdwara

The 4.2 km-long corridor is to be opened on the occasion of the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of Guru Nanak on November 9.

15 Oct 2019 2:02 pm
Ferozepur Road elevated project: All 600 transplanted trees dead, green activists...

The axing of trees had become a major issue last year after a city-based non governmental organisation approached the NGT and requested to put the construction work of Ferozepur Road-Samrala Chowk elevated road project on hold in order to save the green cover.

11 Oct 2019 10:02 am
CISF personnel in Akali leader Majithia's security team killed after SUV collides...

The car involved in the mishap was Majithias escort vehicle, but had been left behind, and had five CISF men on board. The victim was Guddu Kumar of Bihar.

11 Oct 2019 9:44 am
Grandparents among 7 held for kidnapping, selling 6-week-old baby for Rs 4 lakh...

The police zeroed in on the infants grandparents on the basis of footage from the hospitals CCTV cameras.

10 Oct 2019 9:53 am
Amritsar train tragedy Victims' kin protest near accident site

As the grieving relatives announced to block rail traffic at the accident site on Tuesday, the police beefed up security on both side of the tracks.

9 Oct 2019 6:26 pm
'Violation of sanctity': Gurdas Maan cancels Kolkata performance

Gurdas Maan objected to the fact that the organisers had created a replica of the Harmandir Sahib where people were entering the place bare-headed and wearing shoes.

8 Oct 2019 9:51 am
Stubble burning continues to rage in Punjab, 258 cases in two weeks

Experts of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) said many farmers were setting their fields on fire to prepare the field for sowing potato.

8 Oct 2019 9:36 am
Cooperative 'organic' farming: 10 Sangrur women show the way

The women worked as labourers before they were trained in organic farming last year; this was to be a turning point in their lives.

7 Oct 2019 12:05 pm
Jalandhar-born Jinny Sims resigns from British Columbia cabinet

The British Columbia premier John Horgan announced the resignation of Jalandhar-born Jinny Sims, who was the minister for citizens services in the provincial New Democratic Party government.

7 Oct 2019 11:54 am
2 workers of Ludhiana dyeing unit suffocate to death, 1 critical

According to preliminary investigation, the chemical used was more than the prescribed quantity and the workers collapsed.

7 Oct 2019 11:39 am