Chandigarh: A special CBI court in Panchkula will pronounce its verdict in a sexual exploitation case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on August 25. The head of the Sirsa-headquartered sect has been asked to appear in person before the court the same day. Arguments of theMore
Published 17-Aug-2017 19:51 IST
Chandigarh: Fifteen persons died due to swine flu in Punjab this summer season, the state's Health and Family Welfare minister Brahm Mohindra said here on Thursday. At least 278 suspected cases of swine flu were reported across the state this summer season and out of these 75 cases were foundMore
Published 17-Aug-2017 18:50 IST
Chandigarh: A 10-year-old girl, who was raped by her uncle repeatedly, delivered a girl child in a government hospital here on Thursday, hospital officials said. The mother and child were stable, hospital sources said, adding the newborn was in intensive care as it was underweight. The rape victimMore
Published 17-Aug-2017 14:09 IST
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today reiterated his government's commitment to make rural Punjab Open Defecation Free (ODF) by the end of this year. The chief minister gave the assurance to Union Drinking Water and Sanitation secretary Parmeswaran Iyer, an officialMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 21:34 IST
Chandigarh: PTI Opposition parties in Punjab are gearing up for the upcoming Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll, with the SAD and BJP holding a joint meeting while AAP leaders also met volunteers on Wednesday. The Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat fell vacant after BJP MP and actor Vinod Khanna died of cancer inMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 18:03 IST | Updated 18:06 IST
Chandigarh: The authorities in Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday asked the police in both states to be on alert ahead of a special CBI court's verdict in an alleged rape of a 'sadhvi' by Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Sources in both states said that the police have been asked toMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 16:23 IST
Chandigarh: With a by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat looming large, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced various schemes and incentives for holistic development of border areas in Gurdaspur and Pathankot districts. He made the announcements in his speech afterMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 21:40 IST
Chandigarh: Giani Mal Singh, the Jathedar (chief) of Takht Keshgarh Sahib, passed away in Mohali town near here on Tuesday. He was admitted to Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Sohana Eye and Super Specialty Charitable Hospital in Mohali district. He had undergone surgery for brain tumour last year.
Published 15-Aug-2017 19:55 IST
Gurdaspur: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday assured farmers that his government will soon implement the promised farm-debt waiver scheme in about a months time and appealed to them to not consider suicide or any other extreme step to escape their loan burden. Speaking at theMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 15:32 IST
Chandigarh: Despite the bilateral tensions, border guards of India and Pakistan on Tuesday exchanged sweets and greetings along the International Border in Punjab on India's 71st Independence Day. Border Security Force (BSF) officers and personnel exchanged sweets with Pakistan Rangers at AttariMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 15:24 IST | Updated 17:39 IST
Chandigarh: Patriotic fervour gripped Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday as they marked the country's Independence Day. From Gurugram in Haryana to Gurdaspur in Punjab, Independence Day celebrations including cultural programmes were held with the participation of thousands of people.
Published 15-Aug-2017 10:59 IST
Gurdaspur (Punjab): Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh spent the Independence Day eve with troops of the 3 Sikhs on Monday. Amarinder Singh entered the 'Barakhana' (regimental dinner) with the troops of the 3rd battalion of the Sikh regiment. For the Chief Minister, a former Army captain himself,More
Published 15-Aug-2017 06:50 IST | Updated 06:53 IST
Ferozepur: The Punjab government will preserve and maintain the monuments and the places holding historical and cultural importance in the state, minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Monday.The government will also develop these places as tourist spots so as to make the people aware about theMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 22:22 IST
Amritsar/Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said that his government's drive against drugs in the state had been "highly successful" while admitting that some drugs were still available. "Our government's campaign against drugs has been highly successful, with over 6,900More
Published 14-Aug-2017 21:50 IST
Amritsar: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday warned against censorship by cable distribution companies, saying action would be taken against those indulging in such activity. He said his government will not indulge in political vendetta and would take strict action against any media orMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 21:31 IST
Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday threatened to launch an agitation if the Punjab government fails to take action on alleged atrocities on women in the state and registration of false cases against the party's councillors. "Atrocities against women and registration of false casesMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 19:35 IST
Chandigarh: Security has been beefed up across Punjab, Haryana and their common capital Chandigarh for the Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday. A thick security blanket has been thrown in Gurdaspu, a border district where Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will unfurl the tricolour onMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 16:53 IST
Moga: A 19-year-old girl was allegedly molested at her home by a neighbour in a village here, police said on Monday. The victim's father alleged that Gurpreet Singh, alias Soni, forcibly entered their house in Dhar Kalan village yesterday when no one was at home and molested his daughter, they said.
Published 14-Aug-2017 16:15 IST
Chandigarh: Convicted prisoners in Punjab's jails would be granted remission of up to one year in their sentences. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had recommended the remission in prison sentences as a goodwill gesture on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day.
Published 14-Aug-2017 06:48 IST
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday accused state AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira of politicising the plight of cotton farmers due to whitefly infestation in some areas of Mansa. Strongly reacting to Khaira's allegations of involvement of Chief Minister's Office (CMO) and cabinetMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 20:24 IST

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