Punjab Government: News

19 Apr 2024


Pakistan: Interim bail extended for Imran Khan in three cases

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday received an extension to his interim bail in three separate cases.

14 Feb 2024

Central Government

Farmers resume 'Delhi Chalo' march after a day of chaos

Protesting farmers resumed their "Delhi Chalo" march on Wednesday, undettered by clashes with the police at the Punjab-Haryana border a day earlier.

'Farmers portrayed as villains': SC questions Punjab's stubble burning approach

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rapped the Punjab, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh governments for failing to curb stubble burning.

10 Nov 2023

Banwarilal Purohit

Playing with fire: SC slams Punjab governor for delaying bills

The Supreme Court on Friday slammed Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit for failing to give assent to bills passed by the Punjab Assembly, warning that he was "playing with fire."

07 Nov 2023


Don't know how, but stop stubble burning: SC to Punjab

Amid the rising air pollution across North India, the Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the Punjab government, asking it to stop stubble burning.

Governors need soul searching: SC on delay in clearing bills

The Supreme Court said on Monday that governors must stop the trend of acting on legislature-passed bills only when state governments approach the court.

20 Jun 2023

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Amid PTC head's challenge, Punjab Assembly approves 'free' Gurbani telecast

Claiming to make Gurbani "free for all," the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed the Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2023, thus ensuring the free broadcast of Gurbani from the Golden Temple.

19 Jun 2023


Punjab: Bhagwant Mann's free Gurbani telecast call sparks outrage

The Punjab government will table a resolution in the Assembly during a special session on Tuesday to make the broadcast of Gurbani from the Golden Temple free for all.

28 Mar 2023

Akal Takht

Release Amritpal supporters in 24 hours: Akal Takht to government

The Akal Takht, the top Sikh religious body, has given the Punjab government a 24-hour ultimatum to release the youths arrested as part of the crackdown on fugitive pro-Khalistan preacher Amritpal Singh.

22 Mar 2023


Lookout circular, non-bailable warrant against Amritpal; police watching India-Nepal border

The Punjab Police have issued a lookout circular and non-bailable warrant against Khalistani proponent and Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh, who has been absconding since Saturday.

21 Mar 2023


How pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh witnessed such meteoric rise

Pro-Khalistani leader and Waris Punjab De (WPD) chief Amritpal Singh has grabbed the headlines for nearly a month now.

13 Nov 2022


Punjab government tightens gun regulations, bans public display of firearms

The Government of Punjab, in a bid to clamp down on the gun culture in the state, has tightened arms regulations.

20 Oct 2022

Banwarilal Purohit

Punjab government mulls removing governor as chancellor of state universities

The Punjab government led by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is considering replacing the governor with the chief minister as the chancellor of all state-run universities.

19 Sep 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Was 'drunk' Bhagwant Mann deplaned in Germany? Opposition attacks AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has landed in trouble over reports of an "inebriated" Bhagwant Mann being deplaned in Germany last week.

31 Aug 2022


Punjab: Pastor's car set on fire after 'forced conversions' claims

In a jarring incident, a pastor's car was set on fire in Punjab's Tarn Taran district on Tuesday.

30 Jul 2022


Punjab: Hospital V-C resigns day after 'public humiliation' by minister

The vice-chancellor (V-C) of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Dr. Raj Bahadur, in Faridkot, Punjab, resigned from his position just one day after being publicly embarrassed on camera by Chetan Singh Jouramajra, the Health Minister of Punjab.

30 Apr 2022


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.

12 Mar 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Bhagwant Mann to take oath as CM on March 16

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann is set to take oath as Punjab's Chief Minister on March 16 at Khatkar Kalan, freedom fighter Bhagat Singh's native village near Nawanshahar.

Supreme Court appoints panel to probe PM Modi's security breach

The Supreme Court of India on Monday ordered the formation of a high-level committee to investigate an alleged breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's security in Punjab last week.

03 Jan 2022


No cash, no job: Disabled chess player accuses Punjab government

Disabled chess player Malika Handa said on Sunday that the Punjab administration told her she could not get a job or a monetary reward as promised.

21 Dec 2021


Kapurthala Gurdwara victim remains unidentified; no lynching case filed yet

Two days after a mob allegedly killed a man over sacrilege in Punjab's Kapurthala Sunday, no lynching case has been registered.

01 Oct 2021


Sidhu part of three-member panel formed to end Punjab deadlock

The Congress party has decided to set up a three-member panel to resolve the deadlock over key government appointments and new Cabinet Ministers in poll-bound Punjab.

28 Sep 2021


Punjab CM Channi allocates ministerial portfolios: Here's who gets what

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi allocated portfolios to his ministers on Tuesday.

28 Sep 2021


Navjot Singh Sidhu quits as Punjab Congress chief

Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday resigned as the chief of Punjab Congress, merely two months after taking charge of the top job.

27 Sep 2021


Punjab CM surprises newly-married couple, stops vehicle to wish them

A newly-married couple was in for a pleasant surprise when Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday stopped his vehicle to wish them.

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.

13 Sep 2021

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

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.

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.

03 Jul 2019

Punjab Police

Honey Singh in legal trouble for vulgar lyrics in 'Makhna'

Rapper Honey Singh, who recently made his comeback after a hiatus, landed in legal trouble for his song Makhna, which was released last December.

18 Nov 2018


Punjab: Hookah bars permanently banned as President Kovind okays Bill

Hookah bars have been permanently banned in Punjab as President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to a Bill from the state to check use of tobacco.

29 Oct 2018


Kejriwal blames Center, Haryana, Punjab governments for Delhi's pollution

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal blamed the Center, and the Governments of Haryana and Punjab today for the severe air pollution in Delhi, alleging that they were not ready to do anything despite the all-out efforts by the Aam Aadmi Party government.

20 Oct 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

No permission granted for Dussehra event at Amritsar accident-site: Officials

The Amritsar Municipal Corporation said no permission was granted to hold Dussehra celebrations at 'Dhobi ghat' ground in Amritsar a day after the train tragedy,

29 Sep 2018


BJP to start agitation against Punjab government from Oct 2

The BJP unit in Punjab yesterday announced a state-wide agitation from October 2 against the Amarinder Singh government accusing it of failing on all fronts.

15 Sep 2018


Punjab HC allows SAD to hold 'Pol Khol' rally tomorrow

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted permission to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to hold a rally at Faridkot tomorrow.

15 Aug 2018


Punjab CM announces Rs. 3,600cr-worth development projects for Ludhiana

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced a slew of development projects worth over Rs. 3,600cr for Ludhiana district, ranging from infrastructure to water supply and industries to education.

Punjab-govt delaying AIIMS-Bhatinda over 'petty politics': Union Minister Harsimrat Badal

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today alleged that the Punjab government was deliberately delaying the commissioning of Rs. 925cr AIIMS Bathinda project due to "petty politics".

05 Jul 2018


Punjab's drug-test rule should begin with Rahul Gandhi: Harsimrat Kaur

A controversy has broken out in the political circles of Punjab after a fresh decision by the government mandating drug tests for all employees.

02 Jul 2018


Punjab to recommend death penalty for drug smugglers, peddlers

On Monday, the Punjab government recommended the death penalty for people convicted in drug smuggling and peddling cases.

09 Apr 2018


Punjab: CBSE yet to announce postponed board exam dates

The CBSE is yet to announce new dates for the Class 10 and Class 12 examinations that were postponed in Punjab in view of the "Bharat Bandh" on April 2, leaving the students and parents anxious.

13 Feb 2018


In Congress's Punjab, coin toss decides teachers' postings

In a shocking incident, Punjab's technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi took to tossing a coin to decide on the right candidate, when two teachers were vying for the same post in a polytechnic institute.

08 Aug 2017


Ludhiana government website publishes details of 20,000 Aadhaar holders

On one hand, activists are fighting the Centre over its mandatory Aadhaar rules citing privacy concerns; on the other, ironically, government authorities just keep making their case stronger.

08 Aug 2016

Punjab Police

RSS Vice-President shot at in Punjab

Vice-President of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Jagdish Gagneja, was shot on 6th August, 2016 in Jalandhar.