11 Aug 2020
COVID testing needs to improve in ten states: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for an increase in COVID testing in ten most affected states of the country, stating that these states account for more than 80% of active cases in India.
02 Aug 2020
86 dead from spurious liquor in Punjab; 25 arrested
The death toll in the Punjab spurious liquor tragedy has risen to 86 with the maximum number of deaths reported from the Tarn Taran district.
05 Jun 2020
Sidhu jumping ships again? AAP's Kejriwal says he is welcome
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said Navjot Singh Sidhu, who left BJP for Congress in 2017, is welcome to join the Aam Aadmi Party, amid raging speculations that the cricketer-turned-politician is looking to switch sides again.
18 May 2020
Lockdown 4.0: Travel curbs relaxed, Delhi ready to ferry passengers
The Union Government, late on Sunday, gave major relaxations related to inter and intra-state travel after announcing that the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown has been extended till May 31.
15 May 2020
Lockdown 4.0: Relaxations or restrictions, what's on states' minds?
A third extension of the nationwide lockdown, that started on March 25 to contain the spread of coronavirus, is all but certain.
28 Apr 2020
Gurdas Maan, Honey Singh pay tribute to SI Harjeet Singh
The Punjab Police have launched a nationwide campaign #MainBhiHarjeetSingh to highlight the services of policemen and other front-line workers fighting the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
27 Apr 2020
Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today
Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states on the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown which is supposed to end on May 3.
23 Apr 2020
Arnab Goswami attacked, two arrested: Know what happened here
Journalist Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief and founder of Republic TV channel, alleged that he was attacked in Mumbai past midnight yesterday when he was returning home from his workplace with his wife, Samia.
10 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: After Odisha, Punjab extends lockdown till May 1
The Punjab government on Friday announced that the lockdown in the state will be extended till May 1.
24 Mar 2020
Coronavirus crisis: On day 1 of India's lockdown, hundreds booked
In a clear sign that the government will not go easy on those violating the lockdown rules, authorities on Monday booked hundreds for stepping out of their homes, unnecessarily, and issued warnings of a jail term to them.
23 Mar 2020
People aren't listening: After Punjab, curfew imposed in Maharashtra
Taking a lesson from his Punjab counterpart Captain Amarinder Singh, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray imposed curfew in his state to deal with the coronavirus menace.
11 Feb 2020
Delhi Elections: Sheila Dixit's son isn't surprised with Congress' performance
Congress made late Chief Minister Sheila Dixit its star-campaigner for Delhi Assembly Elections, reminding how she governed the National Capital.
02 Feb 2020
As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency
As swarms of desert locusts continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan, the nation has declared a national emergency to eliminate the pest infestation.
22 Jan 2020
'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi
After a rather publicized fallout with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sort of vanished from the news.
17 Jan 2020
Following Kerala's footsteps, Punjab Assembly moves resolution against CAA
Another non-BJP governed state has come on-board to take constitutional action against the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
14 Jan 2020
Meet Chandigarh's Harbhajan Kaur who launched her startup at 90
It's never too late to follow your dreams, and Chandigarh's 94-year-old Harbhajan Kaur proves just that.
14 Dec 2019
Implementing Citizenship Act not a choice: MHA tells 'revolting' states
In stern words, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has told states that implementing the Citizenship Act is not a choice, and they will have to follow the law of the land.
24 Nov 2019
#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: OnePlus breach, Facebook's facial recognition, WhatsApp's bug, and more
The fourth week of November was pretty much quiet but we did get some concerning news from different corners of the tech sphere.
21 Nov 2019
Google just took down an 'anti-national' app from Play Store
Google has a knack for removing bad apps, particularly those carrying dangerous malware or adware capable of disrupting your experience of an Android phone.
09 Nov 2019
Ayodhya: Centre told to form trust for construction of temple
A five-judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, gave a unanimous decision in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute on Saturday.
07 Nov 2019
Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan takes U-turn, says Sikhs will need passports
Days after Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sikh pilgrims will not require passports for visiting Kartarpur Gurudwara, the "top brass" of the country "undid" his order.
06 Nov 2019
Did Modi commit a big mistake by green-lighting Kartarpur's inauguration?
Days before the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor, which connects two shrines in India and Pakistan, Islamabad released a video aimed at welcoming the pilgrims.
01 Nov 2019
Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur without passport, announces Imran Khan
On Friday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a gift to Sikh pilgrims from India, who are planning to pay a visit to Kartarpur Gurudwara across the border.
22 Oct 2019
Kartarpur Corridor agreement could be signed on October 24: Sources
The troubled Kartarpur Corridor agreement between feuding neighbors India and Pakistan may not take place on Wednesday as scheduled.
25 Sep 2019
Pakistani drones dropped rifles, grenades in Punjab to help terrorists
In what confirms that Pakistan is continuing with its notorious plans to hamper peace in India, some drones from across the border dropped arms and grenades in Punjab, multiple reports said.
12 Sep 2019
Fifth member of Punjab family commits suicide over debt
In Punjab's Barnala district, a family grieves the loss of yet another member, who took his life over crippling generational debt.
08 Sep 2019
Punjab: CM Amarinder Singh bans controversial TV serial, amid protests
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh issued an order on Sunday, immediately banning the telecast of controversial TV serial Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush.
04 Sep 2019
Batala firecracker factory explosion: Over 16 killed, 50 feared trapped
In a tragic incident, a massive fire erupted at a firecracker factory in Batala, Gurdaspur district of Punjab on Wednesday.
20 Aug 2019
Rain hammers North India, triggers landslides, kills at least 37
Incessant rains wreaked havoc in North India with reports suggesting that at least 37 people have died.
09 Aug 2019
Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet
In a possible conclusion to the leadership crisis of the Indian National Congress, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, scheduled to be held on Saturday, will pick a new party chief, sources said.
04 Aug 2019
Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10
Over two months after Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, the party said on Sunday that its top-decision making body will hold a meeting on August 10.
19 Jul 2019
After sedition charges, rapper Hard Kaur supports pro-Khalistan campaign
A month after she was booked for sedition, rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, professionally known as Hard Kaur, has joined the secessionist "Referendum 2020" campaign, run by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), demanding a separate homeland for Sikhs, Khalistan.
15 Jul 2019
After quitting Punjab Cabinet, Sidhu gets support from Shatrughan Sinha
Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned from Punjab Cabinet, found support from his party colleague Shatrughan Sinha with the latter saying he was "appalled" by the decision.
14 Jul 2019
Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Cabinet minister
On Sunday, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu announced he resigned as a minister from the Punjab Cabinet.
09 Jul 2019
Sidhu remains absent but draws salary: BJP writes to Governor
It's been more than a month since Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was given the responsibility of Punjab's Power and Non-renewable Energy Sources Department, but he is yet to take charge.
02 Jul 2019
To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide
The ambiguity over Congress President Rahul Gandhi's resignation isn't nearing an end. The man, for the first time in his career, took responsibility for the poll debacle and decided to quit.
02 Jul 2019
RaGa's resignation decision is right. Congress should let him go
Rahul Gandhi has committed many political blunders in his career and 2019 elections showed he just can't take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
23 Jun 2019
Punjab: Prime accused in 2015 sacrilege case murdered inside jail
Tensions have been flying high and security has been stepped up in Punjab after prime accused in the 2015 Bargari sacrilege case was killed inside the jail on Sunday.
15 Jun 2019
At NITI-Aayog meet, Modi talks about making India $5-trillion economy
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the fifth meeting of the NITI Aayog's Governing Council. This was the first meeting which PM Modi chaired after BJP got a historic mandate in Lok Sabha elections, whose results were declared on May 23.
11 Jun 2019
Punjab: 2-year-old, pulled out of borewell after 5 days, dies
A two-year-old boy from Punjab, who fell into a 150-feet deep borewell and remained stuck there for 109 hours, died on Tuesday morning.