Polls approaching, Punjab CM Amrinder appoints Prashant Kishor as advisor

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who is right now assisting Mamata Banerjee in Bengal, will join Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh as his principal advisor.

Red Fort violence accused holds rally in Punjab village

One of the key accused in the Red Fort violence, Lakha Sidhana, who is wanted by the Delhi police, was seen on Tuesday (February 23) at a rally in Punjab's Mehraj village.The rally was called by Sidhana himself to support farmers protesting against the three farm laws and to demand the release of those arrested by the police.

‘Pagdi Sambhal Jatta’: Farmers revive a British-era movement to figh...

The agitating farmers at the three Delhi borders have revived a century-old ‘Pagdi Sambhal Jatta’ (Save your Turban) movement, in their ongoing protest against the Central government, on the 140th birth anniversary of the movement's founder, Ajit Singh, which falls on February 23.

Saka Nankana Sahib centenary inspiring protesting farmers to keep fighting

Sikhs don't fear for their lives, dignity is more important to them. Their gurus and history have taught them well. This is what Jasvinder Singh, a farmer from Amritsar in Punjab says about the indomitable Sikh spirit in the ongoing farmers agitation in the country.

Congress sweeps Punjab urban body polls, wins back Bathinda after 53 years

The Congress on Wednesday (February 17) swept the Punjab local body elections by clinching six of the seven municipal corporations. The municipal corporations are Moga, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Pathankot and Bathinda. It was after 53 years that the Bathinda corporation, a bastion of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), returned to the Congress....

Farmers’ wrath: BJP struggles to find civic poll candidates in Punjab, Haryana

About 8 lakh farmers from Punjab and Haryana are camping on Delhi borders, demanding repeal of the three contentious farm laws. Those who are not at the protest sites are making sure that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators and party men feel the heat back home.

Wife eligible for family pension even if she murders husband, says HC

Can a woman who murders her husband be eligible for family pension? Yes – according to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Decide on Beant Singh killer’s mercy plea in two weeks, SC tells Centre

The Union government has just two weeks to decide on the mercy application of Balwant Singh Rajoana, who was convicted for killing former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh in 1995, said the Supreme Court on Monday (January 25).

Punjab hikes marriage grant for construction workers’ daughters to Rs 51,000

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has hiked the grant for the marriage of daughters of construction workers from Rs 31,000 to Rs 51,000 under its Shagun scheme from April 1, according to an official statement issued on Saturday (January 23)


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Congress issues second list for 3 seats in Phase 1 of Assam polls

Guwahati: The AICC on Sunday issued the second list of three candidates for the prestigious Titabor, Dhakuakhana and Naoboicha assembly constituencies of Assam, which goes to polls in the first phase on March 27.

Vaccine efficacy: What’s holding India back from ramping up genome sequencing

As vaccines are being rolled out across the world, and there are apprehensions regarding their effectiveness, genome sequencing would provide valuable inputs to tweak vaccine design.

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Punjab: 1,500 mobile towers damaged as Jio faces farm law anger

Telecom services are hit in some pockets in Punjab as over 1,500 mobile towers, mostly those belonging to Reliance Jio, have been affected by farmers protesting against new agri laws. They've snapped power supply to the towers and cables in several parts of the states.

After SAD’s exit, BJP to contest all 117 seats in Punjab Assembly polls alone

The BJP will contest all the 117 seats in the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections, party general secretary Tarun Chugh said on Monday (November 16). The BJP’s announcement comes almost two months after its long-time ally the Shiromani Akali Dal quit the NDA, disgruntled over the Centre’s farm laws. “BJP is strengthening its organization on a war f...

Rail roko: Punjab faces acute fertiliser, power shortage, suffers ₹40,000 cr loss

Three days after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh along with his team of MLAs put up a symbolic protest at Delhi Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, supply to the state has deteriorated: there is an acute shortage of power and fertilisers and in the absence of raw material, the local industry is in a severe flap. The economic loss to ...

AAP MLAs spend night in Punjab Assembly over farm bill

Opposition AAP MLAs on Monday (October 19) staged an all-night dharna in the Punjab Legislative Assembly in protest against the Congress government for not sharing the draft of a new agriculture bill which seeks to counter the Centre’s laws on the same. Legislators of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held a sit-in in the well of the House till late in ...

Farmers’ protests cause ₹210 crore loss to Railways; NHAI takes ₹11-cr hit

Chandigarh: The Railways, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and oil marketing companies have been suffering huge daily losses due to the ongoing farmers’ agitation in Punjab in protest against the farm bills passed by the Centre. Farmers have resorted to blocking railway tracks and national highways as part of the protests, affecting rail traffic and toll collections. 

If farmers are happy with new laws, why are they protesting? Rahul at Moga rally

Moga: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has launched a three-day ‘kheti bachao yatra’ that will cover Punjab and Haryana to protest against the farm bills passed by the Centre. The yatra will involve a tractor rally in Punjab besides public meetings in the state and in Haryana.

Punjab CM to stage sit-in against farm laws today

A day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the three contentious farm bills, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will hold a sit-in against the legislations at Khatkar Kalan, the birthplace of revolutionary leader Bhagat Singh, on Monday (September 28). Singh on Sunday had tweeted that his government is exploring all opin...

Farmers begin rail roko agitation in Punjab, several trains suspended

Chandigarh: Farmers in Punjab began their three-day "rail roko" protest against farm Bills on Thursday as the Railways suspended several trains to avoid any untoward incident.

Diljit Dosanjh, other Punjabi artistes support farmers’ stir over agri bills

Chandigarh: It is not just politicians, even artistes from Punjab are coming to support of farmers who have been opposing opposing the government’s bills on farm sector reforms. Although most of them have demanded that the farmers’ voice be heard, some have supported the central government. Most of the artistes have taken to the social media to express thei...

Murder of Suresh Raina’s kin: Punjab cops nab 3 of inter-state gang

Three members of an inter-state gang of robbers, who attacked and murdered cricketer Suresh Raina’s relatives, have been arrested, said Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday (September 16).

BSF guns down 5 infiltrators along Indo-Pak border

The Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead five intruders along the India-Pakistan International Border in Punjab early on Saturday (August 22). According to a senior official, the infiltrators were trying to enter India via the Khemkaran border in Tarn Taran district when they were intercepted by the BSF. They had reportedly fired at BSF pers...

Free power to farmers will continue as long as I am CM: Amarinder Singh

A day after a group of experts described free power to farmers as "highly regressive", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday (August 14) said there was no question of withdrawing free electricity to farmers in the state, News 18 reported. The group of experts, led by the former deputy chairman of the erstwhile Planning Commission, Mont...

Hooch crisis: Bajwa’s attack on Amarinder smells of factional feud

The recent hooch tragedy in Punjab has triggered speculations of another factional feud within the ruling Congress, days after the grand old party succeeded in putting an end to the month-long crisis in neighbouring Rajasthan.

Punjab hooch tragedy: Amarinder slams Kejriwal for demanding CBI probe

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday (Aug 2) hit back at Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal for the demand of a CBI probe into the states hooch tragedy, saying the AAP leader should "mind his own business". Amarinder Singh further asked the Delhi chief minister not to make use of the tragic affair for bracing his obsolete Aam Aadmi Par...

Punjab hooch tragedy death toll at 86, Oppn calls it ‘murder’ by CM

Chandigarh: The Punjab hooch tragedy, which has already claimed 86 lives, is causing a political storm in the state a well with the Shiromani Akali Dal demanding Chief Minster Amarinder Singh’s resignation. Badal alleged that the tragedy was the direct consequence of the Congress-led government’s patronage to the hooch trade, NDTV reported. T...

Bodies of 2 COVID-19 patients swapped at Amritsar hospital, inquiry ordered

Amritsar/Hoshiarpur: The bodies of two COVID-19 patients got swapped at Amritsar's Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), prompting district authorities to launch a magisterial probe into the matter, officials said on Sunday.

Return donations to PM-CARES Fund from Chinese firms: Punjab CM

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh asked the BJP-led Centre to return donations received from Chinese companies in the PM-CARES Fund on Monday, amid India-China border tensions. Addressing a press conference here, Singh alleged that the PM-CARES Fund, set up to strengthen India's fight against coronavirus, received donations from some Chinese...

Punjab allows marriage halls, restaurants to function at 50% capacity

Punjab: Hotels, restaurants and marriage halls will be allowed to operate in Punjab with 50 per cent capacity, however the establishments will be responsible for complying with COVID-19 protocols.

Punjab: 10,000 doctors protest ordinance; clinics, pvt hospitals closed

Chandigarh: Clinics and private hospitals were closed in Punjab on Tuesday (June 23) as around 10,000 doctors launched a protest under the banner of the Punjab chapter of IMA, demanding rollback of the Punjab Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Ordinance, 2020. Terming the ordinance anti-doctor and anti-public, the protesters claimed the go...

2 die, 99 test positive for coronavirus in Punjab; tally 2,986, toll 63

Two people died of coronavirus in Punjab while 99 tested positive for the infection, pushing the states COVID-19 tally to 2,986, officials said on Friday (June 12).