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Kathua rape-murder case to be heard on priority: Punjab High Court
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Recognising the gravity of the crime, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday heard on priority petitions of the victim's family and the six convicts in the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham flight to restore from Aug 15
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Union Minister Som Parkash on Thursday hailed the restoration of tri-weekly Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham Air India flight after Pakistan opened its airspace for civilian planes.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Punjab CM pays tributes to Nelson Mandela
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday paid tributes to South Africa's first black President and freedom advocate Nelson Mandela on his birth anniversary.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kathua case: HC to hear death plea on Thursday
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Sensing the gravity of the matter, the Punjab and Haryana High Court here on Wednesday decided to hear on Thursday the Kathua rape victim father's plea seeking death penalty for the heinous act and murder of his eight-year-old daughter in Jammu and Kashmir last year.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SAD rejects CBI closure report in sacrilege cases
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) The Shiromani Akal Dal (SAD), here on Tuesday, rejected the closure report by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case of sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib at Bargadi, Punjab, in 2015.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Punjab,National
Sidhu sends resignation to CM Amarinder
Chandigarh, July 15 (IANS) Ending suspense, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday said he sent his resignation to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sidhu's resignation 'drama', say Cabinet colleagues
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Punjab Cabinet ministers Brahm Mohindra and Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday ridiculed their ministerial colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation as a "drama" and urged him to show dignity and decorum in his actions.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM hails Pakistan's decisions on Kartarpur travel
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Sunday appreciated Pakistan's decision to scrap the separate permit system required for pilgrims to travel through the Kartarpur Sahib corridor and allow OCI and PIO card holders.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,IANS Special Series,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Pakistan agrees to visa-free, year-long access to Kartarpur Sahib
Amritsar, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday agreed in principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara for Indian passport holders and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holders.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Pakistan agrees for visa-free year-long travel to Kartarpur Sahib
Amritsar, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday agreed in-principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel for Indian passport holders and OCI card holders to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
HC defers decision to replace Punjabi with English in trial courts
Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday deferred its decision to make it mandatory for trial courts to ensure use of English in place of Punjabi to deliver judgments and recording court's day-to-day proceedings.
2019-07-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Deputy Commissioners in Punjab can now clear investment projects up to Rs 10 cr
Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) In a bid to boost ease of doing business in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday issued directives empowering all the Deputy Commissioners to independently clear investment projects up to Rs 10 crore.
2019-07-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Amarinder talks tough on water wastage
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) Taking a tough stance against wastage of water, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday issued a series of directives to ensure conservation of the precious resource, including penalisation of the defaulters of their water bills.
2019-07-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Amarinder hopes SC's directive on panel formation will resolve SYL problem
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday expressed hope that the Supreme Court's directive on the formation of a committee of officers by Punjab and Haryana would lead to a long-term, just and equitable solution to the vexed SYL canal issue in the backdrop of the worsening water situation in his state.
2019-07-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Extradite Sikhs for Justice legal adviser: Punjab Minister
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) A day after India declared US-based pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) an unlawful association for supporting militancy and secessionism in Punjab, a state Minister on Thursday demanded the extradition of its legal adviser Gurpatwant Singh Pannun from the US.
2019-07-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
No stopping of vehicles for document checking: Haryana DGP
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) From now onwards, commuters in Haryana need not stop their vehicles for checking of documents if they abide by traffic and road safety rules on the roads.
2019-07-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Punjab Congress legislator resigns as AICC Secretary
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib MLA Kuljit Nagra on Monday announced his resignation as All India Congress Committee Secretary.
2019-07-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana school students start sit-ups to sharpen brain
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) A government school in Haryana on Monday started a brain-teaser exercise on a pilot basis at the morning prayer session in which the students will do 14 sit-ups everyday.
2019-07-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Haryana CM takes note of doctor's murder in Karnal
Chandigarh, July 7 (IANS) Hours after a wellknown doctor and social worker was shot dead in Haryana's Karnal town at point blank range late last evening, a few men were rounded up, police said on Sunday.
2019-07-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mystery of Punjab's vanishing players in foreign shores
Chandigarh, July 7 (IANS) It's a game of sportspersons from Punjab being sent abroad illegally for economic reasons by dubious sports bodies.
2019-07-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Budget silent on funds for Guru Nanak anniversary celebrations: Amarinder
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) Trashing the Union Budget as lacking in vision, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said it has nothing to offer to any section of society, making no allocation for the historic 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.
2019-07-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Budget strengthens rural areas: Khattar
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) The Union Budget has emphasised strengthening rural areas, the poor and farmers as well as healthcare, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Friday.
2019-07-05
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Politics
Haryana to construct silos with capacity of 6 lakh tonnes
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) Haryana on Thursday announced construction of silos having a capacity of six lakh metric tonnes under the Warehouse Infrastructure Fund of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for providing sufficient storage facilities for food grains.
2019-07-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Now Chandigarh to have bike taxis
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) If you are in Chandigarh, you can soon hire a bike taxi too.
2019-07-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Punjabi rapper Honey Singh courts row over lewd lyrics
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) Popular Punjabi rapper Honey Singh has again courted a controversy for lewd lyrics in his new song "Makhna".
2019-07-03
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Deficient rain fails to dampen Punjab, Haryana's kharif sowing (Water Woes)
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Rains ahead of the southwest monsoon across the northern states of Punjab and Haryana, known as the "granaries of India", remained over 50 per cent deficient in the past one month, hampering sowing of paddy in several areas, officials said on Monday.
2019-07-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
In all-time high, over 500 kg heroin seized at Attari
Amritsar, June 30 (IANS) In the biggest seizure of narcotics being smuggled from Pakistan in recent years, the Customs seized over 500 kg heroin, valued at around Rs 2,700 crore, concealed in a consignment of salt, officials said on Sunday.
2019-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
All-time high heroin haul seized near Amritsar
Amritsar, June 30 (IANS) In the biggest seizure of narcotics coming from Pakistan in recent years, the Customs Department has seized over 500 kg heroin valued at near Rs 2,600 crore near here, officials said on Sunday.
2019-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Punjab CM releases Rs 118.42 crore for SC student scholarship funds
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered the Finance Department to release Rs 118.42 crore to clear the backlog of pending scholarship funds for Scheduled Caste students studying in 634 colleges.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Every person has right to request parole: Haryana CM on Ram Rahim
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Haryana seems to be favouring jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who was convicted in August 2017 for raping two of his disciples and is now seeking parole, saying it is his right owing to his "good conduct" in jail.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Police chiefs to devise strategy against drug abuse
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) Police chiefs of seven northern states -- Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Uttarakhand, UP, Delhi -- and Chandigarh will meet here on June 26 for evolving strategies against drug abuse and trafficking, according to Manoj Yadava, Haryana Director General of Police (DGP), on Monday.
2019-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Dera adamant not to cremate murdered accused in Punjab
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) Dera Sacha Sauda sect followers remained adamant on Monday that they will not cremate their member Mohinder Pal Bittu, the murdered prime suspect in a case relating to the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab's Bargari in 2015, until the sacrilege cases were dropped against him and other sect followers.
2019-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
'Drop sacrilege charges': Dera refuses to cremate murdered accused
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) Followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect on Sunday refused to cremate Mohinder Pal Bittu, the murdered prime suspect in a case relating to the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab's Bargari in 2015, until the sacrilege cases were dropped against him.
2019-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Gurmeet Ram Rahim seeks 42-day parole to tender fields
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is facing a 20-year jail for raping his two disciples, has sought a parole of 42 days for tendering sprawling fields in his sects headquarters in Haryana's Sirsa town, officials said on Sunday.
2019-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Bargari sacrilege accused murdered in Punjab prison
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) The prime accused in the Punjab's Bargari sacrilege case was killed in an attack by other inmates in a jail in the state's Nabha town on Saturday, an officialsaid.
2019-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Punjab CM to call all-party meeting on depleting water table
Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS)) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced an all-party meeting would be called soon to evolve a broad consensus to comprehensively address the problem of depletion of groundwater in the state.
2019-06-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab seeks SGPC support for observing 550 years of Guru Nanak's birth
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday asked the Group of Ministers (GoM) to approach the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for supporting the state government's celebration of the 550th 'Prakash Purb' of Guru Nanak Dev on a common platform.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion
Deol gets notice for excessive poll expenses
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) A notice has been issued to Bollywood star and BJP MP from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol for reportedly spending around Rs 86 lakh on his Lok Sabha election campaign, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Road named after dead infant retrieved from Punjab borewell
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Conceding to popular request, the Punjab government on Wednesday announced the renaming of a street after the two-year-old boy who was pulled out dead last week from a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in Sangrur district following six days of being trapped.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab CM sees dear friend Rajiv Gandhi in Rahul
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh greeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his 49th birthday on Wednesday, saying he sees his dear friend Rajiv Gandhi in him.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab seeks Centre's help in foodgrain storage
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for permission to construct covered godowns for scientific storage of foodgrains to address the acute shortage of covered storage space in the state.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
AAP Punjab slams assault of Sikh driver by Delhi Police
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Punjab unit on Monday condemned Delhi Police's act of beating Sikh auto driver Sarabjit Singh and his son in Delhi, terming it an "act of sacrilege".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Punjab CM congratulates Indian hockey team
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday congratulated Indian hockey team for thrashing South Africa 5-1 in the summit clash to win the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
Haryana CM meets family of An-32 crash victim
Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Ministe Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday visited residence of An-32 crash victim, Flight Lt Ashish Tanwar, in Palwal to express his condolences to the bereaved family.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Politics
4,000 kg of plastic bags seized in Punjab
Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) The Punjab Pollution Control Board, along with the local civic bodies, has seized nearly 4,000 kg of plastic carry bags in raids conducted to check the sale of the banned product in the state, an official said on Sunday.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab prohibits sale of uniform, books in schools
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) Punjab has prohibited the sale of uniforms and textbooks in school premises, state Education Minister Inder Singla said on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
Haryana CM expresses grief over CRPF trooper's killing
Chandigarh, June 13 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday expressed condolences over the killing of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper Ramesh Kumar in the suicide attack in Anantnag town in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism
Unplugged borewells' owners to face action in Punjab
Chandigarh, June 13 (IANS) After the sealing of 45 abandoned borewells in Punjab, the Deputy Commissioners have been asked to initiate criminal action against people who don't plug borewells, according to an official here on Thursday.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Punjab seeks hike in MSP for Rabi crops
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) In a bid to alleviate the woes of distressed farmers in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday sought a hike from the Centre in the minimum support price (MSP) of various crops for the 2019-20 Rabi season.
2019-06-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Operation Bluestar: About 16K artefacts of Golden Temple not coming back
Amritsar, June 12 (IANS) Thirty-five years have gone, still there is no whereabouts of over 16,000 artefacts relating to the Sikh religion and history after they were allegedly taken over by the Army following Operation Bluestar from the Golden Temple complex.
2019-06-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion