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Dissidents elect new Akali Dal chief, remove Badal
Chandigarh, July 7 (IANS) Dissident Akali leaders on Tuesday elected Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa as the Shriomani Akali Dal (SAD) President at a meeting in Ludhiana, 'removing' Sukhbir Singh Badal from the top post.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BJP tried to divert attention from Galwan valley 'failure': Punjab CM
Chandigarh, July 7 (IANS) Taking exception to BJP President J.P. Nadda's attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over the India-China military standoff, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday trashed it as a brazen attempt to distract public attention from the Centre's "failure" that led to the Galwan valley clash.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ayushmann, Aparshakti Khurrana have a new family home in Panchkula
Chandigarh, July 7 (IANS) Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana is thrilled as the Khurranas have got a new family home.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Haryana grants incentives to realtors
Chandigarh, July 6 (IANS) To revive the real estate industry in Haryana, the Cabinet on Monday granted a moratorium on compliances and interest payments for seven months from March 1 for all existing projects of change of land use (CLU) as per permissions and licenses.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ram Rahim now made accused in theft of Sikh holy scriptures in Punjab
Chandigarh, July 6 (IANS) In a major development in a five-year-old theft of the Sikh holy scriptures in Punjab, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday made controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving a 20-year jail sentence for raping two of his disciples, an accused in the case.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Fixing kingpin Ravinder Dandiwal arrested, BCCI ACU to probe
Chandigarh/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Punjab police on Monday arrested Ravinder Dandiwal, who is allegedly involved in the international tennis match-fixing scandal, alongwith two others from Mohali for recently hosting a fake Sri Lankan T20 league near Chandigarh.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Fixing kingpin Ravinder Dandiwal arrested, BCCI ACU team to probe him
Chandigarh/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Punjab police on Monday arrested Ravinder Dandiwal, who is allegedly involved in the international tennis match-fixing scandal, from Mohali for recently hosting fake Sri Lankan T20 league games near Chandigarh.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Travellers to Punjab asked to e-register from Monday midnight
Chandigarh, July 6 (IANS) After Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ruled out relaxation in the 14-day home quarantine for domestic travellers, the process of e-registration for all those wishing to travel to the state has been made mandatory from Monday midnight, officials said.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Akali Dal slams Punjab CM for 'misleading' people on farm ordinances
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday asked Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to stop indulging in "diversionary tactics" and explain his failures to the people instead of mouthing lies on the central agricultural ordinances despite knowing they had nothing to do with MSP (minimum support price).
2020-07-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana CM opens 98 exercise centres
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday inaugurated 98 exercise centres through video link, raising the number of such facilities in the state to 511.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
26 inmates of Ludhiana Central Jail test positive
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) Twenty-six inmates of Punjab's Ludhiana Central Jail tested Covid-19 positive on Sunday, officials said. They were asymptomatic.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana Deputy CM inaugurates multi-storeyed sports complex
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Sunday inaugurated the state's first multi-storeyed sports complex in Sirsa.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
Will take fight on 'anti-farmers' ordinances to Centre: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) Accusing the Akalis of "selling Punjab's interests" by agreeing to what he dubbed the "anti-farm ordinances" brought forth by the Centre, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that he would take his fight against these steps to the Union government.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM announces cancellation of college, university exams
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced cancellation of college and university examinations in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
People rejected Referendum 2020: Punjab BJP leader
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) People on Saturday rejected the Referendum 2020 of the Sikhs For Justice as not even a single person from Punjab registered as a voter, said senior BJP leader Vineet Joshi.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Seven held in Punjab for theft of holy book
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) In a five-year old heinous crime of the Sikh holy book -- Guru Granth Sahib, a Special Investigation Team led by Jalandhar Range Deputy Inspector General Ranbir Singh Khatra arrested seven Dera Sacha Sauda followers from Punjab's Faridkot district early on Saturday.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Emulate Haryana for supply of drinking water: Shekhawat
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday lauded the efforts of Haryana for swiftly moving forward to achieve the target of providing piped drinking water to all rural households in the country by 2022.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Punjab to go for Covid-19 rapid antigen testing
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday gave the go-ahead for launching a pilot project for Covid-19 rapid antigen testing from the coming week, as well as e-registration for people entering the state to ensure strict monitoring of those coming from the high-risk NCR region.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Covid didn't turn bitter for kinnow growers of Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) The Covid-induced lockdown did not turn out bitter for the kinnow -- a citrus fruit resembling orange -- growers and farm labourers of Punjab and Haryana as they got handsome returns from the natural fruit droppings.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
Pro-Khalistan activist Pannu booked in Punjab
Chandigarh, July 2 (IANS) A day after Gurpatwant Singh Pannu of the Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) was declared a designated terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Punjab Police on Thursday registered two FIRs in Amritsar and Kapurthala against him and his associates, including SFJ member Joginder Singh Gujjar, who reportedly came to India from Italy in February this year.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Day after boyfriend's suicide, girl ends life in Mohali
Chandigarh, July 2 (IANS) A day after a 22-year-old youth committed suicide by hanging himself from a wooden ladder, his girlfriend too ended her life in Mohali on Thursday in a similar manner, the police said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Withdraw anti-farmer Ordinances, say Punjab unions
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Leaders of major farmers' unions of Punjab on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the central government to reconsider and withdraw anti-farmer and anti-federal Ordinances and its proposed amendments to the Electricity Amendment Act.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Socialite found dead in bed box in Haryana
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) A socialite-cum-beautician has been found dead in a bed box at her salon in Sonipat district of Haryana.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akil, Mishra promoted to DGP rank in Haryana (Ld)
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) The Haryana Government on Tuesday promoted Additional Directors General of Police Muhammad Akil and RC Mishra to the rank of Director General of Police with immediate effect.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Sukhbir Badal urges PM to bring down fuel prices
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reduce central excise on petrol and diesel to bring down fuel prices to provide much needed relief to farmers, transport sector and the common man.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Three KLF terrorists arrested in Punjab: DGP
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) Punjab Police on Tuesday said that it had foiled a major bid by Pakistan-backed terrorists to target socio-religious leaders and disturb the state's communal harmony with the arrest of three members of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF).
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Schools entitled to charge tuition fee: High Court
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court, here on Tuesday, said schools were entitled to charge tuition fees despite offering only online classes amid the lockdown, but should recover only genuine expenditure incurred by them.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab to fill 3,954 posts in Health Department
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) In a bid to effectively tackle increasing patient load in government hospitals owing to coronavirus, the Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday accorded approval to fill 3,954 existing regular posts in Health and 291 posts in Medical Education and Research Departments.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Five of gang held for 'grabbing' NRIs' properties in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) Chandigarh Police has arrested five persons, including three women, on the charge of usurping high-end properties, especially of NRIs, after taking them on rent.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Diljit Dosanjh: 'Jaandaar banda' Sushant's last film should have released in theatres
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh considers the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput as a "jaandaar banda" (a guy full of life).
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Using this period to rejuvenate & prepare from scratch for Tokyo Games, says Varun
Jalandhar, June 30 (IANS) Defender and drag-flicker Varun Kumar believes the time off from the sport will help him in recharging his batteries for fresh challenges later this year and to focus on preparing for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics from scratch.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Stone laid for IOC R&D centre in Faridabad
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday digitally laid the foundation stone of Indian Oil Corporation's second research and development (R&D) centre in Faridabad.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
No further lockdown, says Punjab CM
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said there would be no further lockdown and appealed the people to strictly adhere to the safety protocols.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
PGIMER to conduct clinical trial for rapid antigen detection
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has initiated a programme of clinical trials for rapid antigen detection for COVID-19 patients.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Bring mortality rate down from 2.4%: Punjab Chief Secy
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Sunday asked the Deputy Commissioners to take whatever steps possible to arrest the mortality rate in the state so that it could be brought down from the current 2.4 per cent.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab postpones exams for university exit classes till July 15
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced the postponement of exams for the exit classes in all universities of the state till July 15 owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Extension of lockdown depends on situation: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the decision on further extension of lockdown in the state beyond June 30 would depend on the situation but he was prepared to take whatever steps needed to control the Covid spread.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab CM asks Akalis to back farmers' cause
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, here on Saturday, urged the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to set ots political compulsions aside and follow the heart in the interest of the state and its farmers on the issue of the Centre's farm sector ordinances.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab lifts restrictions on passengers in buses
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) Amid the spiralling increase in fuel prices which had made public transportation unviable, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced lifting of the restrictions on the passenger capacity in all buses, including mini buses, but made it clear that masks would have to be mandatorily worn by all those travelling in the buses.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab announces Rs 50 lakh ex gratia for Ladakh martyr
Chandigarh June 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, here on Saturday, announced Rs 50 lakh ex gratia along with a government job to a family member of Lance Naik Saleemm Khan, who laid down his life in the line of duty in Ladakh.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab Police destroy quintals of illicit drugs
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) In the first of its kind state-wide drive, Punjab Police on Friday destroyed several quintals of illicit drugs at various places across all 24 districts, in a symbolic gesture to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IAF chopper makes emergency landing on expressway in Haryana (Ld)
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) An IAF Cheetah helicopter, flying from the Hindon air base to Halwara on Friday, safely made an emergency landing on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway after a technical snag.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Vini Mahajan appointed Punjab's first woman Chief Secy
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) The Punjab government on Friday appointed 1987-batch Punjab cadre IAS officer Vini Mahajan as the new Chief Secretary, replacing Karan Avtar Singh.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana CM invites investments for bulk drugs park
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the state has offered to set up a bulk drugs park in Panipat town under the government of India scheme to finance common infrastructure facilities.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
Sargun Mehta flaunts attitude in 'papa ka kurta'
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) Actress Sargun Mehta is currently spending time with her family in Chandigarh, and on Thursday she took to Instagram and posted a couple of pictures where she is seen wearing her father's blue kurta.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz
Punjab sees seven more Covid-19 deaths
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) Punjab on Thursday saw seven deaths due to coronavirus, taking the state's death toll to 120.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Five murdered in Tarn Taran district of Punjab
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) Five people, including four of a family, were murdered at Kairon village in Punjab's Tarn Taran district on Wednesday, the police said here on Thursday.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Safeguarding democracy as important as defending borders: Badal
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Thursday that "safeguarding the secular democratic fabric of the country is as important as defending her borders".
2020-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Withdraw move to tinker with MSP: Punjab all-party meeting
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) Extending full support to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on the issue of the 'anti-farmer ordinances' passed by the Centre, all major political parties of Punjab, barring the BJP, on Wednesday resolved to appeal to the Centre to immediately withdraw them in public interest, and not to tinker with the MSP regime.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
NIT Jalandhar develops apparatus to kill coronavirus
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) An apparatus for ultraviolet sterilization of surfaces has been developed by Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology in Jalandhar to kill coronavirus, it was announced on Wednesday.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Science/Tech,Technology