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ED questions ex-Haryana CM Hooda in land scam case
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) Former Haryana Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday deposed before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in connection with Gurugram land scam case.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Yuvraj shares picture with wife on wedding anniversary
Chandigarh, Dec 1 (IANS) Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech are celebrating their third wedding anniversary and the former India cricketer took to social media to share an adorable picture of the duo.
2019-12-01
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Punjab youth to get special national award
Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) Yashveer Goyal, a differently-abled sportsperson and IT whiz kid from Bathinda, Punjab, has been selected for a national award to be given by President Ram Nath Kovind next month.
2019-11-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Tens of thousands converge on Guru's holy town
Sultanpur Lodhi (Punjab), Nov 10 (IANS) Tens of thousands of devotees from across the globe are converging every day in this holy town associated with the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, whose 550th birth anniversary falls on Tuesday.
2019-11-10
Category: India, Punjab,National
Modi thanks Imran for timely opening of Kartarpur corridor
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Nov 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan for respecting the sentiments of India.
2019-11-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Naidu, Manmohan call for following path of Guru Nanak Dev
Chandigarh, Nov 6 (IANS) Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu and former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday asked the people of Punjab to follow the path shown by the first Sikh master Guru Nanak Dev, whose 550th Prakash Purb (birth anniversary) falls on November 12.
2019-11-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Light and sound show to mark Guru's birth anniversary
Chandigarh, Nov 4 (IANS) Punjab will organise a grand multi-media light and sound show at historical Sultanpur Lodhi city to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh master.
2019-11-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Punjab, Haryana farmers caught in vicious time-cycle web
Chandigarh, Nov 2 (IANS) Farmers in the northern states of Punjab and Haryana that are considered the granaries of India are forced to burn paddy residue in the open owing to lack of technology for its management and no cash incentive to dispose it scientifically, believe agricultural experts.
2019-11-02
Category: India, Punjab,National
Punjab seeks Modi's intervention on Kartarpur corridor opening
Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) Punjab Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention over the Centre's decision to construct a parallel stage for the inauguration of the historic Kartarpur Sahib Corridor next month.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Delhi's air pollution due to rampant construction: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Terming the AAP's proposed protest against stubble-burning in the national capital an obvious political stunt with an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections there, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday lashed out at his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal over his "brazen lies on the grave issue of air pollution".
2019-10-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Vice-President to attend Punjab assembly special session
Chandigarh, Oct 29 (IANS) Punjab Speaker Rana K.P. Singh on Tuesday said Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu will attend the special session of the Vidhan Sabha on November 6 to commemorate the 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
JJP never sought votes for BJP: Dushyant Chautala
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Monday clarified that his Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) had never sought votes for the BJP but that his party has now lent support to the latter to provide a stable government in the state.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Delighted to see 'Ik Onkar' on Air India Boeing: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said he was delighted to see "Ik Onkar" painted on the tail of national carrier Air India's Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of celebrations of the 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Dushyant perfectionist between personal, public life: Spouse
Chandigarh, Oct 27 (IANS) Feeling elated at her spouse being appointed number two in the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana, Meghna Chautala said on Sunday that her husband Dushyant "is a perfectionist between personal and public life".
2019-10-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Khattar takes oath as Haryana CM, Dushyant his deputy
Chandigarh, Oct 27 (IANS) Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Haryana where the BJP formed a government, state's first non-Congress government at the helm for the second consecutive term.
2019-10-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sacked BSF constable quits JJP
Chandigarh, Oct 27 (IANS) Sacked BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav, who unsuccessfully contested the Haryana Assembly polls against Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, resigned from the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), saying its chief Dushyant Chautala betrayed the electors by extending support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2019-10-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Three judges of high court sworn in
Chandigarh, Oct 26 (IANS) Chief justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Ravi Shanker Jha on Saturday administered oath of office to three judges of the high court.
2019-10-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dushyant is like child, says estranged legislator uncle
Chandigarh, Oct 26 (IANS) Haryana Deputy Chief Minister-designate Dushyant Chautala is like a child and his support to the BJP government is unconditional, newly elected Independent legislator Ranjit Singh Chautala said on Saturday.
2019-10-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab slashes VAT on natural gas from 14.3% to 3%
Chandigarh, Oct 25 (IANS) In a move that will scale up revenue generation significantly and reduce environmental pollution by encouraging industry to shift to natural gas, the Punjab government on Friday notified reduction in VAT on natural gas in gaseous state, other than compressed natural gas, from 14.3 to 3 per cent.
2019-10-25
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana: BJP wins 40 seats but 8 ministers, state chief lose (Intro-Night Lead)
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Haryana led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday won 39 seats but failed to cross the halfway mark in the 90-member Assembly.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Punjab,National
Khattar hints of forming government again in Haryana
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) In his first reaction to the Assembly results, BJP leader and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday hinted the formation of his government again in the state.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Punjab,National
Haryana: BJP wins 39 seats but lose eight ministers
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Haryana led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday won 39 seats but failed to cross the halfway mark in the 90-member Assembly.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Punjab,National
INLD wiped out, but Chautala clan survives in Haryana
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) Haryana's regional outfit, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), which won 19 seats in the 2014 assembly elections, has been virtually wiped out in this election.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Punjab,National
Punjab bypolls: Congress wins 3 seats, SAD bags 1 (2nd Ld)
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) In the bypolls held in Punjab on October 21, the ruling Congress on Thursday won three seats -- Jalalabad, Mukerian and Phagwara -- while the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) emerged victorious in Dakha.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
It is wait & watch: JJP's Dushyant mom
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) With a neck-and-neck fight on between the ruling BJP and the Congress in Haryana as the state appears heading to a hung Assembly, the less than one-year-old Jannayak Janata Party's (JJP) Dushyant Chautala seems all set to play the kingmaker.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Punjab,National
Haryana poll: BJP falling behind in northern districts
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is facing a challenge among the electorate in the northern districts of Haryana as out of the 27 assembly segments under three Lok Sabha seats of Ambala, Kurukshetra and Karnal, it is leading in only seven assembly seats, media reports indicated on Thursday.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Punjab,National
Haryana: BJP ministers, party chief trailing
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) After the first three rounds of counting, BJP ministers are trailing in their respective constituencies in Haryana.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Punjab,National
Silence looms large at Khattar residence
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) With BJP not managing the show as was expected by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in the Assembly election, there was silence at his official residence on Thursday as the results threw up a close contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Punjab,National
Congress will form govt in Haryana: Selja
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) Haryana Congress President Kumari Selja said on Thursday that her party will form the next government in the state, as early trends in counting of votes for the Assembly polls indicated a vastly improved showing by the grand old party.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Punjab,National
It's neck-and-neck in Haryana: New exit poll
Chandigarh, Oct 22 (IANS) A new exit poll survey on Tuesday said the two arch rivals -- BJP and Congress -- are locked in a close fight in Haryana and the result could go either way.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Pink polling booths in Haryana a success: EC
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday said the polling stations managed only by women to cater to the fair sex voters and encourage them to vote in the Assembly elections in Haryana were a success.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Punjab,National
Babita Phogat cast vote, vows to promote sports if elected
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Wrestler-turned-politician and BJP candidate Babita Phogat on Monday cast her vote in her native village in Bhiwani along with her father Mahavir Phogat and sister Geeta Phogat.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Punjab,National
Be ready for another defeat, Punjab CM tells Sukhbir
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday asked Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal to be ready for another drubbing at the hands of voters in Monday's four by-elections in the state.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana BJP candidate gets EC notice for EVM remark
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) The Election Commission has served a notice to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Assandh in Haryana over his purported remark that he had tampered the electronic voting machines (EVMs) and every vote would go to his party.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
100 envoys, embassy officials to visit Golden temple on Oct 22
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Ambassadors and high-level officials of 100 embassies would visit the Harmandir Sahib, the holiest of Sikh shrines, in Amritsar on October 22, organisers said on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Rs 1.33 crore illegal cash seized in Gurugram
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Haryana Police have seized an illegal cash of over Rs 1.33 crore from a car in Gurugram, the state election office said on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rashid, Ajeetesh climb to the top of golf meet
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) The second edition of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational seems to be heading towards a fascinating finish as multiple contenders emerged on Day 3 of the Rs 1.5 crore event being played at the Chandigarh Golf Club.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Golf
Punjab CM seeks support to shun stubble burning
Chandigarh, Oct 14 (IANS) Hailing the progressive farmers who have refrained from burning paddy stubble, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday called upon them to join the state in launching a massive campaign to persuade the farming community to give up this practice.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab Governor to open CII's fair in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Oct 14 (IANS) Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore will open the 24th edition of Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) Chandigarh Fair 2019 here on October 18, it was announced on Monday.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
Those in power in Hry will be in Opposition soon: Sukhbir
Chandigarh, Oct 13 (IANS) The war of words between two political allies -- the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) -- intensified on Sunday ahead of the October 21 Haryana Assembly polls with both accusing each other of betrayal.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Khattar changed image, picture of Haryana: Nadda
Chandigarh, Oct 13 (IANS) The Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in the past five years has changed the image and picture of Haryana that was ridden with corruption and nepotism, BJP working President J.P. Nadda said on Sunday.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
DA of Punjab govt employees increased by 3 per cent
Chandigarh, Oct 12 (IANS) Despite financial constraints, the Amarinder Singh led Punjab government on Saturday announced a Diwali bonanza for its employees and pensioners.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BJP 'hero' in publicity, 'zero' in work: Azad
Chandigarh, Oct 11 (IANS) Mocking the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said the party was a "hero in publicity and zero in work".
2019-10-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) The Congress in Haryana is likely to promise farm loan waiver within six months, if voted to power. It was indicated by two-time Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
INLD's ex-MP Rori joins Congress in Haryana (Lead, correcting para 1)
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) In another setback to the fractured Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) ahead of the October 21 assembly polls in Haryana, its former MP Charanjit Singh Rori joined the opposition Congress here on Tuesday.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
INLD's ex-MLA Rori joins Congress in Haryana
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) In another setback to the fractured Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) ahead of the October 21 assembly polls in Haryana, its former legislator Charanjit Singh Rori joined the opposition Congress here on Tuesday.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Provide Punjab govt sacrilege case closure report: Court
Mohali, Oct 5 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court, here on Saturday, upheld Punjab's right to access the Bargari sacrilege cases closure report and asked that a certified copy of the report, along with attached documents, be given to the state.
2019-10-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Hooda owns assets worth Rs 6.67 cr, Khattar just Rs 94 lakh
Chandigarh, Oct 4 (IANS) While his main political opponent and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar declared assets of Rs 94 lakh, Congress leader and two-time former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday declared assets of Rs 6.67 crore.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Vicky visits Golden Temple for 'Sardar Udham Singh'
Amritsar, Oct 4 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal visited the Golden Temple here before commencing the next shoot schedule for his upcoming film "Sardar Udham Singh".
2019-10-04
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two-time Congress CM Hooda to file nomination on Friday
Chandigarh, Oct 3 (IANS) Two-time former Haryana Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda will file his nomination papers for the October 21 Assembly polls on Friday.
2019-10-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics