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Comedian-couple Sugandha Mishra, Sanket Bhosale booked for violating COVID-19 norms

07 May 2021

Comedian-couple Sugandha Mishra, Sanket Bhosale booked for violating COVID-19 norms

Comedians Sugandha Mishra and Sanket Bhosale have been booked for violating COVID-19 norms at their recent wedding in the Phagwara town of Punjab.

Don't fall for rumors claiming alcohol protects against coronavirus: Expert

05 May 2021

Don't fall for rumors claiming alcohol protects against coronavirus: Expert

Head of Punjab's expert committee on COVID-19 Dr. KK Talwar on Wednesday urged people not to fall for rumors doing rounds on social media that alcohol can offer protection against coronavirus, which has infected nearly 4,00,000 people in the state.

Punjab: Fresh guidelines issued, only two can travel in car

03 May 2021

Punjab: Fresh guidelines issued, only two can travel in car

The Punjab government on Monday announced not more than two persons can travel in a car, 50 percent staff strength at government offices, and a negative coronavirus test report must for those entering the state as part of added curbs amid rising COVID-19 cases and fatalities.

Punjabi singer Gippy Grewal arrested for flouting COVID-19 lockdown rules

02 May 2021

Punjabi singer Gippy Grewal arrested for flouting COVID-19 lockdown rules

Popular Punjabi actor-singer Gippy Grewal has been arrested at a Banur village in Punjab's Patiala district for flouting weekend lockdown rules.

Gujarat and Punjab uncertain about next phase of vaccination

29 Apr 2021

Gujarat and Punjab uncertain about next phase of vaccination

The Gujarat government on Thursday said the process to vaccinate people against COVID-19 for the 18 to 45 age group will begin once it gets a substantial number of vaccines.

Coronavirus: Punjab announces daily night curfew, weekend lockdown

26 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Punjab announces daily night curfew, weekend lockdown

The Punjab government on Monday tightened restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

No stocks, can't vaccinate all from May-1, say four states

26 Apr 2021

No stocks, can't vaccinate all from May-1, say four states

Four states, ruled by the Opposition, have claimed they won't be able to vaccinate the entire population from May 1 as they don't have enough doses.

Shameful that Delhi Police was allowed to torture Punjabis: Sidhu

12 Apr 2021

Shameful that Delhi Police was allowed to torture Punjabis: Sidhu

In an apparent reference to an accusation by gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana that his cousin was beaten up by the Delhi Police, Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday said it was shameful that they were allowed to "torture" Punjabis in the state's domain.

Only five days of COVID-19 vaccine stock left: Punjab CM

10 Apr 2021

Only five days of COVID-19 vaccine stock left: Punjab CM

Punjab's COVID-19 vaccine stock will last another five days, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday as he urged the Centre to share the schedule of supply of the vaccines.

Amid COVID-19 spike, Punjab orders night curfew, bans political gatherings

07 Apr 2021

Amid COVID-19 spike, Punjab orders night curfew, bans political gatherings

The Punjab government on Wednesday introduced fresh curbs to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

In UP Police custody, Mukhtar Ansari to reach Banda tomorrow

06 Apr 2021

In UP Police custody, Mukhtar Ansari to reach Banda tomorrow

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday took custody of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Mukhtar Ansari from Punjab's Ropar jail to transfer him to Banda prison.

Punjab: CM launches free travel for women in government-run buses

01 Apr 2021

Punjab: CM launches free travel for women in government-run buses

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Thursday, launched a free travel facility for women in government buses within the state.

Many people commute during silence hour in Punjab

27 Mar 2021

Many people commute during silence hour in Punjab

Many people kept moving in their vehicles in Punjab from 11 am till noon on Saturday as they say they were unaware of the state government's decision to observe an hour's silence in memory of those who succumbed to COVID-19.

These three Indian states could be the next coronavirus hotspots

19 Mar 2021

These three Indian states could be the next coronavirus hotspots

More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Maharashtra still remains the worst-affected Indian state. While the Western state's coronavirus story is worrying, three other states face the risk of becoming the next hotspots and necessitate immediate attention.

Sidhu not in politics for any post, says his wife

17 Mar 2021

Sidhu not in politics for any post, says his wife

Ahead of a meeting between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, the former minister's wife on Wednesday said he was not after any post but only wanted to serve the people of the state.

Amarinder and Sidhu to meet again; rumor mills set rolling

16 Mar 2021

Amarinder and Sidhu to meet again; rumor mills set rolling

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is expected to meet former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu over lunch on Wednesday, amid speculations that the cricketer-turned-politician might be given an important role ahead of the 2022 state polls, official sources said.

Two arrested for planning to kill Nihang Sikh Jathebandi head

11 Mar 2021

Two arrested for planning to kill Nihang Sikh Jathebandi head

The Delhi Police has arrested two people who were planning to kill the head of the largest Nihang Sikh Jathebandi in Punjab as well as a witness in a murder case, officials said on Wednesday.

ED raids Punjab MLA Khaira, others in money-laundering case

09 Mar 2021

ED raids Punjab MLA Khaira, others in money-laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided the premises of rebel AAP MLA from Punjab Sukhpal Singh Khaira, his family members in Delhi, and some jailed convicts on Tuesday in a money-laundering case linked to the 2015 Fazilka (Punjab) narcotics trafficking case and a fake passport racket, officials said.

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."