Articles about Punjab

Heatwave in north, Delhi records 49°C; rainfall in south, east

16 May 2022

India
Heatwave in north, Delhi records 49°C; rainfall in south, east

The temperatures in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh breached the 49 °C mark on Sunday amid an intensive heatwave in north India, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Punjab: Sulking Congress veteran Sunil Jakhar bids goodbye to party

14 May 2022

Politics
Punjab: Sulking Congress veteran Sunil Jakhar bids goodbye to party

Congress's former Punjab chief Sunil Jakhar sent shockwaves across the grand old party on Saturday by announcing his resignation from the party in a Facebook Live post.

Amritsar: BSF shoots down Pakistan drone carrying 10.7kg heroin

09 May 2022

India
Amritsar: BSF shoots down Pakistan drone carrying 10.7kg heroin

The Border Security Force (BSF) shot down a drone coming from Pakistan that was carrying heroin in Punjab's Amritsar, officials said on Monday.

Punjab: 71 COVID-19 cases reported from Patiala's law university

05 May 2022

India
Punjab: 71 COVID-19 cases reported from Patiala's law university

With 71 fresh COVID-19 cases being reported at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law in Punjab's Patiala on Wednesday, the number of positive cases has risen to 86, prompting authorities to declare the campus a containment zone.

Patiala: Senior cops removed, FIRs filed, internet blocked after clashes

30 Apr 2022

India
Patiala: Senior cops removed, FIRs filed, internet blocked after clashes

The Punjab government on Saturday cracked the whip on the police, dismissing three top officers after two groups clashed during an anti-Khalistan march in Patiala on Friday, leaving four people injured.

Delhi: Punjab CM Mann visits schools, hospitals; to sign MOUs

25 Apr 2022

Politics
Delhi: Punjab CM Mann visits schools, hospitals; to sign MOUs

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on Monday visited schools and hospitals in the national capital to know about the "Delhi model" and implement it in Punjab.

Punjab: Agricultural bank issues arrest warrants against loan defaulting farmers

22 Apr 2022

India
Punjab: Agricultural bank issues arrest warrants against loan defaulting farmers

Punjab State Cooperative Agricultural Development Bank (PSCADB) has reportedly served arrest warrants to approximately 2,000 farmers who defaulted on their loans.

Punjab: 300 units free electricity to every household from July

16 Apr 2022

India
Punjab: 300 units free electricity to every household from July

The common man in Punjab can breathe a sigh of relief as the Aam Aadmi Party-led (AAP) state government has announced that domestic customers can get 300 units of free electricity starting July 1.

Kada Prasad, phirni, and more: Popular Baisakhi dishes

13 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Kada Prasad, phirni, and more: Popular Baisakhi dishes

Baisakhi is the first day of the month of Vaisakh in the Hindu calendar.

Baisakhi, Bihu, and more: Marking new year across India

12 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Baisakhi, Bihu, and more: Marking new year across India

Different states in India observe different religious New Year festivals with unique traditions every year in the month of April based on the Hindu calendar.

'British will come to seek jobs,' says Punjab CM; slammed

10 Apr 2022

Politics
'British will come to seek jobs,' says Punjab CM; slammed

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann's statements on Saturday about stopping the "brain drain" and a "plan to attract foreigners to apply for jobs" in the state drew sharp criticism.

Transfer Chandigarh to Punjab: CM Mann moves resolution in Assembly

01 Apr 2022

Politics
Transfer Chandigarh to Punjab: CM Mann moves resolution in Assembly

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has moved an official resolution in the state Assembly on Friday calling for the immediate transfer of Chandigarh to Punjab to respect the people's sentiments and maintain harmony.

Punjab MLAs to get pension for only one term: CM

25 Mar 2022

Politics
Punjab MLAs to get pension for only one term: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced on Friday all MLAs and ex-MLAs in the state will receive pensions for only one term, regardless of how many times they are elected.

New Punjab Cabinet approves 25,000 government jobs

19 Mar 2022

Politics
New Punjab Cabinet approves 25,000 government jobs

Punjab's Bhagwant Mann government on Saturday approved a proposal to create 25,000 government jobs in its first cabinet meeting.

CM Bhagwat Mann announces dedicated anti-corruption helpline for Punjab

17 Mar 2022

Politics
CM Bhagwat Mann announces dedicated anti-corruption helpline for Punjab

Chief Minister of Punjab Bhagwant Mann on Thursday announced an anti-corruption helpline for the state.

Bhagwant Mann takes oath as 18th Chief Minister of Punjab

16 Mar 2022

Politics
Bhagwant Mann takes oath as 18th Chief Minister of Punjab

After the landslide victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bhagwant Mann took oath as the 18th Chief Minister of Punjab.

'As asked...': Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress chief

16 Mar 2022

Politics
'As asked...': Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress chief

In a two-line letter, Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday tendered his resignation from his post.

After winning Punjab, AAP to focus on Gujarat, Himachal

11 Mar 2022

Politics
After winning Punjab, AAP to focus on Gujarat, Himachal

After its huge victory in the Punjab elections, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party has Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh on its "radar," said party leader Akshay Marathe.

Punjab assembly to be devoid of Badals after 30 years

10 Mar 2022

Politics
Punjab assembly to be devoid of Badals after 30 years

After three decades, the Punjab state legislature will have no representation from the state's most powerful political dynasty, thanks to the Aam Aadmi Party's victory.

Punjab assembly elections live: Charanjit Channi loses from both seats

10 Mar 2022

India
Punjab assembly elections live: Charanjit Channi loses from both seats

In a major setback to Congress, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has lost the assembly election from both seats he contested from.

Assembly Election Results: BJP wins big; AAP's majority in Punjab

10 Mar 2022

Politics
Assembly Election Results: BJP wins big; AAP's majority in Punjab

As the election results are being announced on Thursday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to win the assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

Assembly elections 2022: Counting of votes in five states begins

10 Mar 2022

Politics
Assembly elections 2022: Counting of votes in five states begins

The results of the assembly elections held in five states--Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa--will be declared on Thursday.

Exit polls predict AAP in Punjab, BJP in UP, Uttarakhand

07 Mar 2022

India
Exit polls predict AAP in Punjab, BJP in UP, Uttarakhand

The Assembly elections in five states—Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur—concluded on Monday and the results will be declared on March 10.

Punjab: Five dead after BSF jawan opens fire at colleagues

06 Mar 2022

India
Punjab: Five dead after BSF jawan opens fire at colleagues

In a shocking incident, five Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed after one of them opened fire at his colleagues.

Supreme Court to review punishment in Sidhu's road rage case

25 Feb 2022

India
Supreme Court to review punishment in Sidhu's road rage case

The Supreme Court has decided to review its verdict in a 1988 road rage case involving Congress party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu.

36-hour blackout in Chandigarh as power employees go on strike

23 Feb 2022

India
36-hour blackout in Chandigarh as power employees go on strike

Most residential and industrial areas in Chandigarh have been facing a power outage for more than 36 hours, disrupting household life and work at hospitals and offices.

Haryana government accords Z-Plus security to rape convict Ram Rahim

22 Feb 2022

India
Haryana government accords Z-Plus security to rape convict Ram Rahim

The government of Haryana has granted Z-Plus category security cover to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh—the chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect.

Delhi, Haryana weather update: IMD predicts light rains tomorrow

21 Feb 2022

India
Delhi, Haryana weather update: IMD predicts light rains tomorrow

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted fresh rainfall in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, and North Rajasthan over the next two days.

Punjab CM Channi, singer Moosewala booked for violating poll code

19 Feb 2022

Politics
Punjab CM Channi, singer Moosewala booked for violating poll code

The Punjab Police has lodged a case against the state's Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Congress candidate Sidhu Moosewala—also a popular Punjabi singer—for violating the model code of conduct in Mansa district on Friday.

'World's sweetest terrorist': Arvind Kejriwal reacts to separatist allegation

18 Feb 2022

Politics
'World's sweetest terrorist': Arvind Kejriwal reacts to separatist allegation

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday hit back at his political rivals for accusing him of supporting separatism in Punjab.

BJP trying to defame Punjab, Punjabiyat: Ex-PM Manmohan Singh

17 Feb 2022

Politics
BJP trying to defame Punjab, Punjabiyat: Ex-PM Manmohan Singh

Two days before the assembly elections in Punjab, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged people to vote for Congress in the state and cautioned people against BJP's "divisive policies."

'Maalik was clapping': Modi on Channi's 'UP, Bihar bhaiyas' remark

17 Feb 2022

Politics
'Maalik was clapping': Modi on Channi's 'UP, Bihar bhaiyas' remark

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi over his remark that he won't let "UP, Bihar Ke Bhaiyas" enter the state.

Channi's 'UP, Bihar bhaiyas' remark strikes controversy; Opposition slams Priyanka

16 Feb 2022

Politics
Channi's 'UP, Bihar bhaiyas' remark strikes controversy; Opposition slams Priyanka

Congress has landed into another controversy after Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said he won't let "UP, Bihar Ke Bhaiya" enter the state.

Another setback for Congress as ex-Minister Ashwani Kumar quits party

15 Feb 2022

Politics
Another setback for Congress as ex-Minister Ashwani Kumar quits party

In another setback for Congress, former Union Minister Ashwani Kumar resigned from the party on Tuesday.

IMD forecasts dense fog in northern India, showers in TN

13 Feb 2022

India
IMD forecasts dense fog in northern India, showers in TN

Dense fog is very likely to prevail in several regions of northern Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh during the next 24 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Before Punjab elections, Channi's nephew sent to 14-day judicial custody

11 Feb 2022

India
Before Punjab elections, Channi's nephew sent to 14-day judicial custody

A court in Punjab on Friday sent Bhupinder Singh "Honey" to judicial custody for 14 days in a case of illegal sand mining.

Ahead of Punjab elections, 'The Great Khali' joins BJP

10 Feb 2022

Politics
Ahead of Punjab elections, 'The Great Khali' joins BJP

Former wrestler Dalip Singh Rana, famously known by his ring name "The Great Khali," joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday in Delhi.

Charanjit Singh Channi to be Congress' CM face in Punjab

06 Feb 2022

Politics
Charanjit Singh Channi to be Congress' CM face in Punjab

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday declared Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi as the party's CM face for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.

EC continues ban on rallies, eases restrictions for public meetings

06 Feb 2022

India
EC continues ban on rallies, eases restrictions for public meetings

The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday said that the ban on physical rallies in poll-bound states will continue. However, it eased restrictions for indoor and outdoor public meetings.

Will abide by Rahul's decision: Sidhu on Punjab CM face

06 Feb 2022

Politics
Will abide by Rahul's decision: Sidhu on Punjab CM face

Ahead of Congress' chief ministerial face announcement in Punjab, state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu said everyone would abide by the party leader Rahul Gandhi's decision.

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