Punjab: News

24 Jan 2023

Gurmeet Ram Rahim

Gurmeet Ram Rahim celebrates parole by cutting cake with sword

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for raping two disciples, was granted 40-day parole from Haryana's Sunaria Jail in Rohtak district on Saturday.

22 Jan 2023

Cold Wave

Cold wave returns North India with rainfall on Tuesday: IMD

The North India including the national capital Delhi will again witness cold wave conditions in the last week of January days after a brief respite.

18 Jan 2023

Congress Party

Punjab: Setback for Congress as Manpreet Singh Badal joins BJP

Former Punjab finance minister and senior Congress leader Manpreet Singh Badal on Wednesday resigned from the party alleging disparage.

17 Jan 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Man breaches security to hug Rahul Gandhi

A man breached security to embrace Rahul Gandhi during the Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Punjab's Hoshiarpur on Tuesday and lunged at him. The person was, however, quickly pulled away from the Congress leader.

14 Jan 2023

Congress Party

Congress MP Santokh Singh passes away during Bharat Jodo Yatra

Congress MP from Jalandhar, Punjab Chaudhary Santokh Singh passed away on Saturday during the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) in Punjab, according to India Today.

13 Jan 2023


Delhi: Flights delayed as IMD warns of 'intense' cold wave

A cold wave coupled with a thick layer of fog over north India affected daily life and delayed some flights from Delhi on Friday morning. However, the national capital experienced some respite as the minimum temperature was recorded at 12 degrees Celsius.

07 Jan 2023

Bhagwant Mann

Punjab: 'Controversial' AAP minister Fauja Singh Sarari resigns from cabinet

Punjab Horticulture Minister Fauja Singh Sarari on Saturday resigned from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led cabinet, The Tribune reported.

06 Jan 2023

Diljit Dosanjh

Happy birthday Diljit Dosanjh: 5 must-watch films of 'Jogi' star

Whenever there is a discussion about actors who are blessed with more than one skill set, you can't skip Diljit Dosanjh's name.

31 Dec 2022


Delhi to begin New Year with fresh cold wave spell 

Delhi and much of northwest India will see a fresh cold wave on New Year's Eve, with the lowest temperature to drop three degrees by Tuesday, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).

28 Dec 2022


Delhi: Cold wave to abate till Sunday, return thereafter

Delhi and the rest of northwest India are set to get some respite from the biting cold wave, exacerbated by low daytime temperatures, from Wednesday till Sunday, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

27 Dec 2022


Cold wave: Dense fog across Delhi, North India; temperatures dip

Dense fog prevailed in Delhi, reducing visibility to as low as 50m as a cold wave continued to sweep North India.

26 Dec 2022

Cold Wave

Cold wave sweeps Delhi, fog delays trains by 3 hours

A cold wave continued to grip Delhi on Monday as dense fog brought down visibility to 50 m in some areas.

25 Dec 2022

South Indian Cinema

#NewsBytesExplainer: Bollywood, Tollywood, Sandalwood—understanding India's sprawling film industries

India's unrivaled, ubiquitous diversity seeps into every aspect of our lives, and for a country that lives, breathes, and thrives on cinema, how can our film industries be any different?

21 Dec 2022


Fog affects trains, flights; school timings revised in several states

Delhiites woke up to cold and thick fog morning for the third day in a row on Wednesday as the general visibility went down to 500 meters at the Indira Gandhi International Airport at 5:30 am, per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

20 Dec 2022


IMD issues 'yellow' alert as dense fog shrouds Delhi, Punjab

The Indo-Gangetic plains remained shrouded in dense to very dense fog on Tuesday for the second consecutive day.

17 Dec 2022

Bhagwant Mann

Gangster Goldy Brar's US detention top secret: Punjab CM Mann

The status of gangster Goldy Brar—the mastermind of singer Sidhu Moose Wala's murder—remains a "top secret" as a foreign country is involved, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann told NDTV in an interview.

Punjab: Sarhali Police Station attacked with rocket-propelled grenade, investigation launched

The Sarhali Police Station in Punjab's Taran Tarn area was attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), India Today reported on Saturday.

02 Dec 2022


NIA arrests Ludhiana court blast prime accused from Delhi airport

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested the prime accused in the Ludhiana district court blast case of December 2021 from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, it said on Friday.

02 Dec 2022

Sidhu Moose Wala

Goldy Brar, mastermind of Moose Wala murder, detained in California

Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar, who claimed responsibility for the murder of Punjabi singer-politician Sidhu Moose Wala, was detained in California, US around November 20, as per Indian intelligence sources. However, the California police haven't confirmed this.

30 Nov 2022

Bhagwant Mann

Punjab: Agriculture workers protest outside CM Bhagwant Mann's residence

A massive protest was held outside the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in Sangrur, Punjab.

NIA raids 20 places across India to bust gangster-terror nexus

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday, as part of its investigation into the gangster-terror nexus case, began running raids on 20 locations across Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi-NCR, and Haryana.

29 Nov 2022


Punjab: Another Pakistani drone shot down by BSF in Amritsar

The Border Security Force (BSF) reportedly shot down a drone on Monday that had allegedly entered Punjab's Amritsar district from Pakistan.

25 Nov 2022


Indian wanted in Australian murder case held in Delhi

The Delhi Police on Friday arrested an Indian national accused of murdering a woman in Australia in October 2018.

Who is Arun Goel, the new Election Commissioner of India?

Arun Goel assumed charge as one of the two Election Commissioners of the top election body—the Election Commission of India (ECI)—on Monday.

13 Nov 2022

Punjab Government

Punjab government tightens gun regulations, bans public display of firearms

The Government of Punjab, in a bid to clamp down on the gun culture in the state, has tightened arms regulations.

08 Nov 2022

Sidhu Moose Wala

Sidhu Moose Wala's second posthumous song 'Vaar' dropped on Gurpurab

A new song from late singer Sidhu Moose Wala was released on Tuesday to mark the occasion of Gurpurab.

07 Nov 2022


Canada: Hindu diaspora heckles Brampton mayor over Khalistani referendum

The Hindu diaspora in the Canadian city of Brampton heckled Mayor Patrick Brown at a temple after an alleged Khalistani referendum was allowed to be organized by "anti-India" elements on Sunday.

04 Nov 2022


Punjab: Hindu right-wing leader Sudhir Suri shot dead in Amritsar

A Hindu right-wing leader Sudhir Suri, of a local religious outfit called Shiv Sena — unrelated to the political party from Maharashtra — was shot dead during a sit-in outside a temple over a management dispute in Amritsar of Punjab on Friday.

20 Oct 2022

Punjab Government

Punjab government mulls removing governor as chancellor of state universities

The Punjab government led by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is considering replacing the governor with the chief minister as the chancellor of all state-run universities.

20 Oct 2022

Air Quality Index

Smog to choke Delhi in 3 days, action plan enforced

The National Capital Region (NCR) is likely to lose its breath under the grip of smog in the next three days.

16 Oct 2022


Dog attacks: Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation bans 3 pet dog breeds

In wake of the rising number of dog attacks in recent months, Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) has put a conditional ban on three breeds of pets dogs, Pittbull, Rottweiler and Dogo Argentino.

12 Oct 2022

Vande Bharat Express

Delhi-Chandigarh in under 3 hours, courtesy 4th Vande Bharat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to flag off the fourth Vande Bharat Express train on Thursday, set to run between Himachal Pradesh's Una and Delhi.

Kidnapped Indian-origin family with 8-month-old child found dead in USA

Four members of an Indian-origin family, including an 8-month-old girl, were found dead in the United States of America (USA) on Wednesday, local police said.

03 Oct 2022

Music Industry

Singer Alfaaz hospitalized after being 'attacked' in Mohali, accused arrested

Punjabi singer-rapper Amanjot Singh Panwar, popularly known as Alfaaz, has suffered serious injuries after being allegedly hit by a tempo in Mohali on Saturday night.

27 Sep 2022

Bhagwant Mann

Punjab: CM Mann tables confidence motion in Assembly amid ruckus

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday tabled a confidence motion in a special session of the Vidhan Sabha amid the heavy uproar by the opposition.

27 Sep 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 things to bring back home from your Punjab trip

Popular for its rich history, scenic landscape, and iconic religious sites, Punjab witnesses thousands of tourists every year.

25 Sep 2022


Chandigarh Airport to be renamed after Bhagat Singh

In his monthly address to the nation Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Chandigarh Airport will be renamed after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh as a tribute to the martyr.

21 Sep 2022


After Chandigarh University, protests erupt in LPU over student's suicide

Days after massive student protests rocked Chandigarh University (CU), students at the Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar, were seen embroiled in protests over an alleged student suicide.

19 Sep 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Was 'drunk' Bhagwant Mann deplaned in Germany? Opposition attacks AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has landed in trouble over reports of an "inebriated" Bhagwant Mann being deplaned in Germany last week.

19 Sep 2022

Amarinder Singh

Captain Amarinder Singh joins BJP, merges his PLC party

Veteran politician and former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi on Monday.

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