Captain Amarinder Singh
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
09 Jun 2019
Punjab: After refusing new ministry, Sidhu kept out of advisory-panels
Amid rift with Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been kept out of eight consultative groups of the state government formed to expedite implementation of schemes.
24 May 2019
After Congress' wipe-out, Raj Babbar sends resignation to Rahul Gandhi
Raj Babbar, who heads Congress in Uttar Pradesh, sent resignation to his boss Rahul Gandhi on Friday, a day after the party was wiped out of the most populous state in Lok Sabha elections.
19 May 2019
In seventh phase of elections, PM Modi tests his fate
The final phase of 2019 general elections started on Sunday. Voters in 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across eight states namely Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Chandigarh, got inked.
21 Apr 2019
Sunny Deol BJP candidate from Amritsar? Speculations rife
On Friday, BJP President Amit Shah met Bollywood actor Sunny Deol in Pune and sparked off speculations that the latter may be fielded from Amritsar, Punjab.
14 Apr 2019
Modi holds rally in Kathua, slams Amarinder Singh, dynasty politics
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua on Sunday and criticized tall leaders like Captain Amarinder Singh (Congress), Mehbooba Mufti (PDP) and Omar Abdullah (National Conference).
30 Mar 2019
Punjab: Drug officer shot by chemist, whose license she canceled
Neha Shoree, an officer of the Punjab government's Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) wing, was shot dead on Friday at her office near Mohali by a chemist whose license she had canceled a decade ago.
28 Jan 2019
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh favors open jails for female prisoners
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has favoured the setting up of open jails for the female prisoners in the state to ease their rehabilitation after release, an official said yesterday.
26 Nov 2018
Chief Minister Amarinder flays Pakistan over terror attacks in Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh today hit out at Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, blaming him for terror activities in the state and killings of Indian soldiers at the border.
20 Aug 2018
Sidhu slapped with sedition charges for hugging Pakistan Army Chief
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu had already courted controversy when he hugged Pakistan's army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, during newly-elected Pakistan PM Imran Khan's oath taking ceremony.
16 Aug 2018
Amarinder seeks help of Facebook, Google to make Punjab drug-free
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought technical support from Facebook and Google to combat the drug menace prevalent among the youth of the state.
29 Apr 2018
'BJP spreading hatred, fear': RaGa launches scathing attack on Modi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi said today that his party, unlike BJP, "respects differences of opinion and will protect any dissenters."
09 Feb 2017
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
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
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.
04 Feb 2017
Goa witnesses its highest voter turnout at 83%
EC officials announced final voter turnout for polling in Punjab and Goa in their media brief.
04 Feb 2017
So far, Goa voter turnout - 67%, Punjab - 48%
As of 3pm, Goa has recorded an overall voter turnout of 67%. In Punjab, the overall voter turnout is 48% (as of 2:30 pm).
04 Feb 2017
Goa and Punjab go to polls to decide next CM
Goa and Punjab go to polls on February 4 as assembly elections begin in five states.
11 Jan 2017
Punjab CM will be from Punjab: Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal sought to put an end to speculation of him being AAP's chief ministerial candidate in Punjab; he said, "the people of Delhi have given me a responsibility, therefore I cannot be Punjab CM."
11 Jan 2017
Sisodia pegs Kejriwal as the CM candidate in Punjab
Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia asked the people in Punjab to choose AAP keeping in mind that they will be voting for Arvind Kejriwal as the chief ministerial candidate in the state.