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Celebrities, Punjab CM mourn noted singer Sardool Sikander's death

24 Feb 2021

Celebrities, Punjab CM mourn noted singer Sardool Sikander's death

Noted Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander passed away today in Mohali at the age of 60.

Punjab: Non-adherence to COVID-19 norms behind surge in infections

22 Feb 2021

Punjab: Non-adherence to COVID-19 norms behind surge in infections

With Punjab witnessing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, health officials on Monday ascribed the upswing to people not adhering to safety guidelines like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.

Go for COVID-19 vaccine or forget quarantine leave: Punjab Minister

22 Feb 2021

Go for COVID-19 vaccine or forget quarantine leave: Punjab Minister

Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday warned healthcare workers who did not get the COVID-19 vaccine shot of not allowing them quarantine leave if they get infected at a later stage.

Lakha Sidhana, wanted for R-Day violence, calls rally in Punjab

20 Feb 2021

Lakha Sidhana, wanted for R-Day violence, calls rally in Punjab

Gangster Lakha Singh Sidhana, wanted by the Delhi Police for allegedly instigating violence during the farmers' infamous tractor rally this Republic Day, has called a rally in support of the ongoing farmers' protest in Punjab's Bathinda.

Rail roko: Farmers block rail tracks; 'minimal impact,' says Railways

18 Feb 2021

Rail roko: Farmers block rail tracks; 'minimal impact,' says Railways

Farmers protesting against the central government's new agricultural laws blocked rail tracks in several states on Thursday as part of their "rail roko" protest.

Punjab Municipal Election results: Congress wins 7 municipal corporations

17 Feb 2021

Punjab Municipal Election results: Congress wins 7 municipal corporations

The ruling Congress party has won seven of the eight municipal corporations in Punjab three days after the state went to polls on Sunday, February 14.

IPL: Kings XI Punjab to be renamed Punjab Kings

16 Feb 2021

IPL: Kings XI Punjab to be renamed Punjab Kings

One of the eight original franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kings XI Punjab, has changed its name.

Who is Indo-Australian spin sensation Tanveer Sangha?

31 Jan 2021

Who is Indo-Australian spin sensation Tanveer Sangha?

On Wednesday, Cricket Australia named Indian-origin spinner Tanveer Sangha in their squad for the T20I series against New Zealand.

Republic Day violence: Five identified have criminal records, say cops

31 Jan 2021

Republic Day violence: Five identified have criminal records, say cops

At least five people identified at Red Fort during the Republic Day breach reportedly have criminal records in Punjab.

Four-year-old Sikh girl joins Mensa club of high IQ kids

30 Jan 2021

Four-year-old Sikh girl joins Mensa club of high IQ kids

A four-year-old British Sikh girl has become one of the youngest in the UK to be accepted into the elite Mensa membership club of children with a high intelligence quotient (IQ).

Internet services suspended in Delhi's border areas for two days

30 Jan 2021

Internet services suspended in Delhi's border areas for two days

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued a notification saying internet services will be temporarily suspended in Delhi's border areas—Ghazipur, Singhu, and Tikri—the epicenters of the farmers' protests against the newly-enacted farm laws.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Baroda set up final versus TN

30 Jan 2021

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Baroda set up final versus TN

Baroda showed character as they stalled Punjab in the second semi-final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

IPL 2021: Rating the pre-auction squad of eight franchises

28 Jan 2021

IPL 2021: Rating the pre-auction squad of eight franchises

The Indian Premier League 2021 season will have its mini-auction on February 18.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy semi-finals: All you need to know

28 Jan 2021

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy semi-finals: All you need to know

The semi-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is set to be held on Friday.

Janhvi Kapoor's 'Good Luck Jerry's shoot stalled again in Punjab

25 Jan 2021

Janhvi Kapoor's 'Good Luck Jerry's shoot stalled again in Punjab

The shooting of Janhvi Kapoor-starrer upcoming film Good Luck Jerry was stalled for a second time in Punjab.

Foundation stone of Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Memorial park laid

25 Jan 2021

Foundation stone of Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Memorial park laid

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday virtually laid the foundation stone of the Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Memorial park at Amritsar, dedicated to unsung heroes of the massacre.

IPL 2021 Auction: Released players who could find no takers

23 Jan 2021

IPL 2021 Auction: Released players who could find no takers

The eight franchises of the Indian Premier League announced their list of released players during the IPL 2021 Player Retention Day on Wednesday.

Farmers nab man trained to disrupt tractor-rally, kill protest leaders

23 Jan 2021

Farmers nab man trained to disrupt tractor-rally, kill protest leaders

The farmers protesting at the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana claimed to have nabbed a person who was trained to disrupt their proposed tractor rally on Republic Day (January 26).

IPL 2021 Auction: Complete squads, remaining purse and slots

20 Jan 2021

IPL 2021 Auction: Complete squads, remaining purse and slots

Ahead of the Indian Premier League 2021 auctions, the eight teams have named their squads besides releasing several players from the roster.

Member quits SC's panel formed to talk with protesting farmers

14 Jan 2021

Member quits SC's panel formed to talk with protesting farmers

Bhupinder Singh Mann, the President of Bhartiya Kisan Union, on Thursday quit the four-member committee formed by Supreme Court to talk with farmers who have been protesting against three farm laws for over a month.

Farmers don't know what they want, says BJP's Hema Malini

13 Jan 2021

Farmers don't know what they want, says BJP's Hema Malini

Veteran actor and politician Hema Malini has said that the farmers who are protesting against the new agricultural laws do not know what they want.

Farmers welcome Supreme Court order but reject 'pro-government' committee

13 Jan 2021

Farmers welcome Supreme Court order but reject 'pro-government' committee

The Supreme Court's Tuesday verdict of putting a stay on the implementation of farm laws was appreciated by protesting farmers but the four-member committee was not since it is "pro-government."

Pakistan's top court approves singer's plea against Ali Zafar

11 Jan 2021

Pakistan's top court approves singer's plea against Ali Zafar

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has accepted singer Meesha Shafi's petition filed against the Lahore High Court's (LHC) order in the sexual harassment case against singer-actor Ali Zafar.

40-year-old farmer dies by suicide at Singhu border amid protests

10 Jan 2021

40-year-old farmer dies by suicide at Singhu border amid protests

A 40-year-old farmer from Punjab allegedly died by suicide at the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border, the epicenter of the ongoing farmers' protests.

Situation on ground still same: SC on farmers' protest

06 Jan 2021

Situation on ground still same: SC on farmers' protest

The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed concern over the farmers' protest, two days after the protesters and Centre sat on the negotiation table for the seventh time.

Farmer-government talks remain inconclusive; protesters threaten Republic Day rally

04 Jan 2021

Farmer-government talks remain inconclusive; protesters threaten Republic Day rally

The seventh round of talks between the government and farmers to resolve protests against the new agricultural laws remained inconclusive.

Heavy rain lashes parts of Delhi, nearby areas

03 Jan 2021

Heavy rain lashes parts of Delhi, nearby areas

Several parts of Delhi recorded moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers early on Sunday morning for the second consecutive day.

Srinagar: Punjabi jeweler gets domicile certificate, terrorists shoot him dead

02 Jan 2021

Srinagar: Punjabi jeweler gets domicile certificate, terrorists shoot him dead

In a spine-chilling incident, a 70-year-old Punjabi jeweler Satpal Nischal was shot dead in Srinagar weeks after he got a domicile certificate that allowed him to purchase immovable property.

All states to hold dry run for coronavirus vaccination today

02 Jan 2021

All states to hold dry run for coronavirus vaccination today

A dry run for vaccination, before the actual doses of the coronavirus vaccine are administered to people, will be held in all states and union territories today.

Delhi records 1.1°C, coldest New Year's Day in 15 years

01 Jan 2021

Delhi records 1.1°C, coldest New Year's Day in 15 years

On the first day of 2021, Delhi shivered with the mercury slipping to 1.1°C, as recorded by the Safdarjung observatory, for the first time in over a decade.

India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

01 Jan 2021

India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

After the meeting on Wednesday to judge the emergency use authorization applications of coronavirus vaccine developers remained without a conclusion, the subject expert committee (SEC) will meet again today.

India could start 2021 with COVID-19 vaccine in hand: DCGI

31 Dec 2020

India could start 2021 with COVID-19 vaccine in hand: DCGI

The approval for a COVID-19 vaccine in India is likely just around the corner, with the Drugs Controller General of India, Dr. VG Somani, indicating the country might begin the New Year with a vaccine in hand.

Government assures vaccine will work against new COVID-19 strain

29 Dec 2020

Government assures vaccine will work against new COVID-19 strain

There is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines will not work against the new strain of the coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday.

How Delhi Airport plans to help in coronavirus vaccine distribution

29 Dec 2020

How Delhi Airport plans to help in coronavirus vaccine distribution

India is gearing up to distribute vaccines to crores of people but the task will be replete with many problems, including ensuring last-mile deliveries and storing doses at a safe temperature.

BCCI denies Yuvraj permission to play Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

29 Dec 2020

BCCI denies Yuvraj permission to play Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Indian legend Yuvraj Singh has been denied permission by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to participate in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Delhi's minimum temperature drops to 3.6 degree Celsius

29 Dec 2020

Delhi's minimum temperature drops to 3.6 degree Celsius

Delhi reeled under a cold wave on Tuesday as icy winds sweeping through the city brought the minimum temperature down to 3.6 degree Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

29 Dec 2020

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

The agitation of farmers took a pernicious turn when protesters started damaging mobile towers to register an objection against Reliance Jio, owned by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani.

IMD forecasts cold wave across North India later this week

28 Dec 2020

IMD forecasts cold wave across North India later this week

Several places in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, recorded their minimum temperature below the five-degree Celsius mark on Sunday, with the India Meteorological Department forecasting severe cold wave in parts of the region later this week and warning of dense fog.

Farmers protest: Punjab lawyer dies by suicide, note mentions PM

28 Dec 2020

Farmers protest: Punjab lawyer dies by suicide, note mentions PM

A lawyer from Punjab allegedly ended his life on Sunday to raise an objection against three new agricultural reforms that have sparked a massive agitation on the outskirts of Delhi.

PMC Bank scam: Sanjay Raut's wife summoned by Enforcement Directorate

28 Dec 2020

PMC Bank scam: Sanjay Raut's wife summoned by Enforcement Directorate

In connection to the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to Varsha Raut, the wife of Shiv Sena's firebrand leader Sanjay Raut.