Articles about Punjab

Punjab CM meets Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, discusses Cabinet formation

25 Sep 2021

Punjab CM meets Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, discusses Cabinet formation

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi met Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Friday night and is learned to have discussed the new Cabinet formation in the state, sources said.

Petroleum Minister explains why petrol prices are not coming down

23 Sep 2021

Petroleum Minister explains why petrol prices are not coming down

Petrol prices in the country are not coming down as the states do not want to bring fuel under the ambit of the GST, Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said.

Channi, Deputy CMs, Sidhu in Delhi to discuss Cabinet expansion

21 Sep 2021

Channi, Deputy CMs, Sidhu in Delhi to discuss Cabinet expansion

The newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, his two deputies, and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu took a chartered flight to Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the expansion of the new Cabinet with the party's central leadership, sources said.

'Withdraw farm laws'; Punjab's new CM to Centre after oath-taking

20 Sep 2021

'Withdraw farm laws'; Punjab's new CM to Centre after oath-taking

After taking oath as Punjab's new Chief Minister, Charanjit Singh Channi urged the Centre to withdraw the farm laws on Monday.

Congress made Channi Punjab CM to grab Dalit votes: BJP

20 Sep 2021

Congress made Channi Punjab CM to grab Dalit votes: BJP

The BJP alleged on Monday that the Congress has made Charanjit Singh Channi Punjab chief minister for a few months merely to grab Dalit votes as part of its conspiracy, and cited previous instances of the party giving the key position to a leader from the community only for a short tenure.

Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab Chief Minister

20 Sep 2021

Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab Chief Minister

Charanjit Singh Channi today took oath as the 16th Chief Minister of Punjab.

Charanjit Singh Channi to succeed Amarinder Singh as Punjab CM

19 Sep 2021

Charanjit Singh Channi to succeed Amarinder Singh as Punjab CM

The Indian National Congress has picked Charanjit Singh Channi to be the new Chief Minister of Punjab.

Congress committee proposes Sukhjinder Randhawa's name for Punjab CM

19 Sep 2021

Congress committee proposes Sukhjinder Randhawa's name for Punjab CM

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has reportedly proposed the name of Sukhjinder Randhawa for the position of Punjab Chief Minister after the surprise exit of Captain Amarinder Singh. The final decision rests with the party's high command.

After Amarinder Singh quits, who will be next Punjab CM?

19 Sep 2021

After Amarinder Singh quits, who will be next Punjab CM?

After the surprise exit of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, speculations are rife about who will succeed him as the CM of the poll-bound state.

Amarinder Singh quits as Punjab CM amid pressure from Congress

18 Sep 2021

Amarinder Singh quits as Punjab CM amid pressure from Congress

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today submitted his resignation from the post after meeting state Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

Busted terror module was planning series of blasts across India

17 Sep 2021

Busted terror module was planning series of blasts across India

The Pakistan-backed terror operatives arrested earlier this week were planning a series of blasts across India, News18 reported citing sources.

High alert in Punjab after Pakistan-backed terror module gets busted

16 Sep 2021

High alert in Punjab after Pakistan-backed terror module gets busted

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the police to be on high alert after a Pakistan-backed terror module was busted in the state.

Punjab: Pension scheme question in Class V paper sparks row

13 Sep 2021

Punjab: Pension scheme question in Class V paper sparks row

An advertisement and questions related to the social security pension scheme of the Punjab government found mention in a Class V question paper, drawing sharp reactions from a teachers' body and the opposition SAD and AAP.

Arvind Kejriwal elected AAP National Convenor for third consecutive term

12 Sep 2021

Arvind Kejriwal elected AAP National Convenor for third consecutive term

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Sunday re-elected the National Convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party for the third consecutive term.

Contractual employees of Punjab Roadways, PRTC launch indefinite strike

06 Sep 2021

Contractual employees of Punjab Roadways, PRTC launch indefinite strike

Around 8,000 contractual employees of the state-owned Punjab Roadways and Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) on Monday went on an indefinite strike, demanding regularization of their jobs.

All is not well in Punjab Congress, says Harish Rawat

02 Sep 2021

All is not well in Punjab Congress, says Harish Rawat

Congress' Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat on Thursday conceded that "all is not well" in the party's state unit, hinting at a brewing power tussle ahead of Assembly elections.

Harish Rawat apologizes for 'Panj Pyare' remark

01 Sep 2021

Harish Rawat apologizes for 'Panj Pyare' remark

AICC General Secretary Harish Rawat on Wednesday apologized for referring to the party's Punjab leadership as Panj Pyare and will atone for his remark by sweeping the floor at a gurdwara.

Punjabi film 'Puaada' to release on ZEE5 on September 17

01 Sep 2021

Punjabi film 'Puaada' to release on ZEE5 on September 17

Ammy Virk and Sonam Bajwa-starrer Punjabi romantic-comedy Puaada will have its digital premiere on ZEE5 on September 17, the streamer announced on Wednesday.

Navjot Singh Sidhu's advisor quits amid row over Kashmir remarks

27 Aug 2021

Navjot Singh Sidhu's advisor quits amid row over Kashmir remarks

Malvinder Singh Mali on Friday quit as an advisor to Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu amid a controversy over his remarks.

SGPC to print Guru Granth Sahib's 'saroops' abroad

24 Aug 2021

SGPC to print Guru Granth Sahib's 'saroops' abroad

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in Amritsar, Punjab has decided to set up presses abroad to print saroops, copies of holy scriptures Guru Granth Sahib.

Amarinder Singh warns Sidhu's advisors after controversial Indira Gandhi sketch

23 Aug 2021

Amarinder Singh warns Sidhu's advisors after controversial Indira Gandhi sketch

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday summoned his advisors Malvinder Singh Mali and Pyare Lal Garg to his Patiala residence amid a controversy over their recent remarks.

Negative RT-PCR report or full vaccination mandatory for entering Punjab

14 Aug 2021

Negative RT-PCR report or full vaccination mandatory for entering Punjab

The Punjab government on Saturday announced that from Monday the state will allow entry to only those who are either fully vaccinated against coronavirus or have a negative RT-PCR report.

Neeraj, Olympians from Punjab to be honored at felicitation function

11 Aug 2021

Neeraj, Olympians from Punjab to be honored at felicitation function

Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi on Tuesday said the state government will honor Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra and Tokyo Games medal winners and participants from Punjab with cash awards worth Rs. 32.67 crore at a felicitation function on August 12.

Businessmen come together to float new party in Punjab

10 Aug 2021

Businessmen come together to float new party in Punjab

An industrialists' body in Ludhiana has launched a new political party and named Bharatiya Kisan Union (Chaduni) Chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni as the outfit's chief ministerial face for the 2022 Punjab assembly elections.

Youth Akali leader shot dead in Punjab, 20 rounds fired

07 Aug 2021

Youth Akali leader shot dead in Punjab, 20 rounds fired

A leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal's (SAD) youth wing was shot dead in Mohali district of Punjab this morning, in a chilling crime caught on camera.

Prashant Kishor resigns as Punjab CM's advisor ahead of polls

05 Aug 2021

Prashant Kishor resigns as Punjab CM's advisor ahead of polls

Ahead of the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections, political strategist Prashant Kishor has resigned as the Principal Advisor to state Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Schools reopen in Punjab for all classes

02 Aug 2021

Schools reopen in Punjab for all classes

Schools for all classes reopened in Punjab on Monday, with physical classes resuming after a gap of a few months for pre-primary levels.

Punjab Congress worker leaves behind note for Sidhu before suicide

30 Jul 2021

Punjab Congress worker leaves behind note for Sidhu before suicide

A deceased Congress worker in Punjab has left behind a voice note demanding justice from newly-appointed state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.

3 Congress workers, headed to Sidhu's swearing-in, died in accident

23 Jul 2021

3 Congress workers, headed to Sidhu's swearing-in, died in accident

Three Congress party workers were killed in a bus accident in Moga district of Punjab this morning, reports said.

Sonia Gandhi names Navjot Singh Sidhu Punjab Congress chief

18 Jul 2021

Sonia Gandhi names Navjot Singh Sidhu Punjab Congress chief

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was on Sunday appointed the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President after days of high drama.

Punjab Congress MPs to meet top leaders opposing Sidhu's elevation

18 Jul 2021

Punjab Congress MPs to meet top leaders opposing Sidhu's elevation

In a fresh bid to oppose the elevation of Navjot Singh Sidhu as Congress Punjab unit chief, party MPs from the state will meet Congress' top leaders in Delhi on Sunday.

Sidhu meets Sonia Gandhi amid Punjab Congress chief suspense

16 Jul 2021

Sidhu meets Sonia Gandhi amid Punjab Congress chief suspense

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday met party chief Sonia Gandhi as reports say the former is likely to be named the new Punjab party chief.

Sidhu to be next Punjab Congress chief? Decision sparks row

15 Jul 2021

Sidhu to be next Punjab Congress chief? Decision sparks row

Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to be appointed the party's state unit chief, reports said on Thursday.

Prashant Kishor meets Gandhis; 'good news' for Punjab Congress expected

13 Jul 2021

Prashant Kishor meets Gandhis; 'good news' for Punjab Congress expected

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday held a meeting with Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Delhi.

Delhi gets respite as IMD predicts heavy rains today

12 Jul 2021

Delhi gets respite as IMD predicts heavy rains today

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rains in several parts of North India, including Delhi, on Monday, even as a harsh heatwave continues to sizzle the region.

After Punjab, Haryana Congress faces turmoil over BS Hooda

06 Jul 2021

After Punjab, Haryana Congress faces turmoil over BS Hooda

As the Indian National Congress is trying to douse the fire in its Punjab state unit, the party is now facing another crisis in the neighboring Haryana.

AAP workers protest outside Punjab CM's house, Bhagwant Mann detained

03 Jul 2021

AAP workers protest outside Punjab CM's house, Bhagwant Mann detained

Hundreds of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers, who were staging a protest, faced water cannons just outside the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in Mohali today.

AAP workers try to gherao Punjab CM's residence

03 Jul 2021

AAP workers try to gherao Punjab CM's residence

Police on Saturday used water cannon to disperse AAP workers forcing their way to gherao the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh at Siswan in Mohali in protest against frequent power cuts.

IMD issues heatwave warning for northwest Indian regions, including Delhi

01 Jul 2021

IMD issues heatwave warning for northwest Indian regions, including Delhi

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that northwestern Indian regions, including Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, northern Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and northwestern Madhya Pradesh, are likely to witness heatwave conditions over the next two days.

Chandigarh: Police uses water cannon as farmers break through barricades

26 Jun 2021

Chandigarh: Police uses water cannon as farmers break through barricades

Police on Saturday used a water cannon to disperse farmers as they broke through barricades at the Chandigarh-Mohali border, trying to march toward the Punjab Governor's house in Chandigarh.