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10 Aug 2017


India goes sex-products shopping, Punjabi women buy most sex toys

Yup, we are doing it. India has one of the world's largest population and it shouldn't come as a surprise. If you belong to the "log kya kahenge" or "sharam karo" category, please move along.

06 Aug 2017


How a Sikh organization brings relief to the world's needy

Khalsa Aid, an international Sikh relief organization, has set an example by helping those in need, whether its refugees in Greece, flood-hit civilians in Gujarat or Yazidis escaping ISIS in Iraq.

Punjab: Contrary to RBI, SBI publicly shames loan defaulter farmers

About 1.5 months ago, Punjab announced loan waivers worth Rs. 24,000cr for its small and marginal farmers, but not much seems to have changed. They are as helpless as ever.

30 Jul 2017

Delhi Police

AAP MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa booked for molesting former landlady

AAP MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa from Punjab's Ropar was booked for allegedly threatening his former landlady with dire consequences on Saturday.

25 Jul 2017


Punjab: Youth has his girlfriend raped to avoid marriage

A Jalandhar youth resorted to inhumanity allegedly to avoid marriage to his girlfriend: he got her raped so he could refuse on this excuse.

06 Jul 2017

Amarinder Singh

Congress's Amarinder Singh hails GST, says it'll help Punjab

What could be termed as a political U-turn, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was seen hailing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) while saying it will bring about an economic reform in the state.

20 Jun 2017

Amarinder Singh

Punjab: Free education for girls from nursery to PhD

The Punjab government announced a slew of social welfare measures for various groups. A major step was towards women empowerment: girls will now get free education in government institutions from nursery to PhD.

20 Jun 2017

Amarinder Singh

Punjab announces loan waivers for farmers worth Rs. 24,000cr

Punjab has announced loan waivers for its small and marginal farmers. The move is expected to benefit 10.25L farmers.

06 Jun 2017

Indira Gandhi

Sikhs commemorate 33rd anniversary of Operation Blue Star

Sikhs around the world convened at the Golden Temple on Tuesday to mark the 33rd anniversary of Operation Blue Star.

29 May 2017


High alert in Pathankot after suspicious bag recovered

A high alert was sounded in Pathankot, the venue of the 2016 terrorist attack that left seven security personnel dead, after a suspicious bag was found in the area.

27 May 2017


Punjab mines auction: Minister's "cook" bags Rs. 26 crore deal

Leaving the Amarinder government shamefaced, a report revealed that a former cook of Punjab's MLA Rana Gurjit won the bid for Rs. 26 crore.

26 May 2017


Former Punjab DGP and super cop KPS Gill passes away

Former DGP of Punjab, KPS Gill who was hailed as a super-cop for his work with the force passed away today at a hospital in Delhi.

Punjab- Pakistani intruder, a 60-year-old woman, killed by BSF

Amid reports of heightened activity along the border, the BSF foiled an infiltration attempt in Gurdaspur, Punjab.

10 May 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Former AAP Punjab convenor quits over Mann's appointment

Former AAP convenor in Punjab, Gurpreet Singh Waraich, aka Ghuggi quit the party after the appointment of Bhagwant Mann as the convenor of the party's Punjab wing.

07 May 2017

Amarinder Singh

Punjab roads repaired to welcome just the CM?

Residents in Vein Poin in Tarn Taran stated that the roads in their village had been repaired solely because Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh was coming to visit the kin of martyr Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh.

03 May 2017

Sexual Harassment

Punjab SP Salwinder Singh forced to retire over sexual-harassment cases

Former Punjab SP Salwinder Singh who shot to infamy over his role in the Pathankot airbase attack has been forced to retire after several cases of sexual harassment against him, questioned his conduct.

22 Apr 2017

Narendra Modi

Capt Amarinder meets Modi, seeks to export surplus power

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought the Centre's support in reviving Punjab's economy.

22 Apr 2017


BSF to return Bhagat Singh's Gun to Punjab

The BSF is reportedly considering a request to return Bhagat Singh's pistol, which is currently on display at the BSF museum in Indore, to the museum in Khatkar Kalan, Bhagat Singh's birthplace.

19 Apr 2017


Won't get into petty politics: Canada's Sajjan on Amarinder's remarks

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan, on a weeklong trip to India, refused to respond to Punjab CM Amarinder Singh's comments on him being a "Khalistani sympathizer".

13 Apr 2017


Amarinder Singh: Won't meet Canada's "Khalistani sympathizer" minister Harjit Sajjan

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said he won't meet Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan during his expected visit to India later this month.

11 Apr 2017

Prithviraj Chavan

One in 8 Punjabis suffers from mental illness

Punjab has for long been considered the land of plenty that gives birth to strong and physically healthy people.

10 Apr 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

EVM tampering: 'Dhritarashtra' EC wants 'Duryodhana' BJP to win

Maintaining his stand on alleged tampering of EVMs, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal equated the EC with 'Dhritarashtra', who wanted 'Duryodhana' BJP to win.

08 Apr 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

EVM tampering: Inquiry team finds no anomalies

An inquiry team led by AP chief electoral officer Bhanwar Lal has found no evidence of tampering of EVMs used in a demonstration at Bhind.

03 Apr 2017

Shiv Sena

Nabha jailbreak: Amandeep Singh held in Jalandar with gun, ammo

Jalandar police apprehended gangster Amandeep Singh, who had escaped during the Nabha jailbreak, near PAP chowk in Jalandar.

03 Apr 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

EVM tampering: EC denies AAP's allegations, says 'introspect on performance'

Denying AAP's demand for cross-verification of Punjab poll results, the Election Commission said the party should introspect on its performance instead of making "unfair" accusations.

26 Mar 2017

Amarinder Singh

"New" Punjab Assembly: Capt. Amarinder Singh and MLAs take oath

Newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and MLAs took oath on the first day of their maiden session of the 15th Punjab Assembly.

25 Mar 2017

Amarinder Singh

Sidhu can continue with TV show: States Punjab Advocate General

Following last week's controversy on whether Sidhu's appearance on a TV show amounted to bearing an "office of profit", the Punjab Advocate General confirmed it as conflict of interest.

24 Mar 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Supreme Court questions EC over EVMs

The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Election Commission asking them to clarify their stance on the accuracy of EVMs. A complaint was filed after several politicians alleged that the machines could be easily tampered with.

20 Mar 2017

Samajwadi Party

Congress offers Rs. 5 lakh to find "missing" Prashant Kishor

A poster outside the Congress Party's Lucknow office appeared that offered a Rs. 5 lakh reward to anyone who could find Prashant Kishor, the poll strategist.

19 Mar 2017

Amarinder Singh

Punjab cabinet reveals ambitious roadmap in its first sitting

The first cabinet meeting of the newly formed Punjab government declared Congress' election manifesto as its work programme for the next 5 years.

16 Mar 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Amarinder Singh sworn in as Punjab CM

Captain Amarinder Singh was sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Punjab alongside 9 cabinet ministers.

15 Mar 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kejriwal alleges EVM tampering in Punjab

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that 20-25% of votes that were given to AAP was transferred to other parties from tampered EVMs. He demanded a probe into the matter.

13 Mar 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Amarinder Singh to be Punjab CM

Senior Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh is likely to become the next Chief Minister of Punjab on March 16. He said he will speak to Rahul Gandhi about forming a new government.

12 Mar 2017

Samajwadi Party

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor glory days come to an end

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor, the mastermind behind Narendra Modi's 2014 General Election win, is upon tough times.

11 Mar 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress wins landslide victory in Punjab

The Election Commission has declared that the Congress has won 77 out of Punjab's 117 assembly seats getting the majority required to form the government.

11 Mar 2017

Narendra Modi

Counting of votes begins in five states

Officials will begin counting votes today in Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand after a month of polls.

15 Feb 2017

Shiv Sena

Police knew of planned Nabha jailbreak five months earlier

An FIR was registered at Kotwali police station in June 2016, five months before the Nabha jailbreak in which Khalistani terrorist Harminder Mintoo was freed, that stated four associates would help him escape.

09 Feb 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

EC: Capt. Amarinder can use personal lock at Lambi strong-room

On Wednesday, the Election Commission stated that it is legally okay for Captain Amarinder Singh to put a personal lock on the strong room, where electronic voting machines (EVMs) of Lambi constituency have been kept.

06 Feb 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Congress, AAP confident of victory in Punjab

Both the AAP as well as the Congress expressed confidence that their campaigning was sufficient to oust the SAD-BJP from the state.

05 Feb 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Goa: First-time women voters get pink teddy bears

Officials in Goa gave away 600 pink teddy bears to first-time women voters in the state.