Balloon seller declared dead in gas cylinder blast found alive in hospital

AMRITSAR:  A 55-year-old balloon seller identified as Satnam Singh Satta who was described dead by police, was found alive in the hospital.

Families, songs, social media and action: Punjab Police deals with gangsters on multiple fronts

CHANDIGARH: With a growing number of gangsters virtually having a free run of the state in the past decade or so, the Punjab Police have adopted a multi-front carrot-and-stick strategy to deal with them.

Harsimrat Badal announces establishment of an IIFPT centre at Bathinda

Union food processing technology minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today while announcing the establishment of a business incubation training centre of the Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) at Bathinda, invited farmers to participate in a training camp on February 27 at the centre to avail of food processing industry schemes.

Balloon seller dies in gas cylinder blast, six children injured in Amritsar

 A 55-year-old balloon seller identified as Satnam Singh Satta dies and eight others suffered injuries including six children age ranging 10 to 12 years after the gas cylinder used to blow balloons exploded here today.

Congress murdered democracy in Ludhiana civic poll : SAD

 The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) asserted the ruling Congress party had murdered democracy by resorting to widespread violence and intimidation accompanied with booth capturing and polling of bogus votes during elections to the Ludhiana municipal corporation today.

Historic Qila Mubarak set to host Punjab's 1st international contemporary arts forum

A landmark event, titled Punjab Panorama, awaits art and history lovers alike, with the historic Qila Mubarak all set to host the first international contemporary arts forum on March 3-4, 2018. 

Capt Amarinder condoles death of eminent journalist Neelabh Mishra

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday expressed profound grief over the sad demise of noted journalist Neelabh Mishra, who passed away after a brief illness in Chennai.

Badals are most corrupt family, Sidhu describes Sukhbir and company as plundering decoits

CHANDIGARH: Reacting strongly to Sukhbir Badal’s brazen lies and ridiculous allegations against the Captain Amarinder Singh government, the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) on Saturday lambasted the Akalis for looting the people of every single resource they could lay their hands on, during their decade-long misrule of the state.

Nawanshahr DC urges Secretary Education to rationalis teacher's posts in schools

NAWANSHAHR: Taking serious note of the imbalance in posting of teachers in government schools in the district, Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar today took up the issue with the Education Secretary, Krishan Kumar. The Education Secretary reportedly assured him that the rationalisation of the staff would be done in the district so that the surplus teachers could be deputed in the schools facing staff scarcity.

Voting begins for Ludhiana MC poll

Voting began for the biggest municipal body in Punjab, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC), on Saturday morning.

Search at Delhi CM's house: 7 CCTV cameras found not working

Four more women have come forward with accusations of sexual harassment against Mumbai-based Angel investor Mahesh Murthy, the National Commission for Women (NCW) said on Friday.

Punjab vigilance nabs Inspector, Constable red handed

CHANDIGARH: State Vigilance Bureau today nabbed Inspector, constable of Police station Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda red handed for accepting bribe of Rs. 17500/-.

Punjab Police seeking deportation of dreaded Nabha jailbreak mastering Romi from Hong Kong

Punjab Police is seeking the deportation, from Hong Kong, of dreaded criminal Ramanjit Singh @ Romi, a mastermind of the sensational Nabha Jail Break and a key conspirator in the targeted killings in the state.

SAD condemns murderous assault on its corporation election candidate in Ludhiana

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) while condemning the murderous assault on SAD candidate Jagbir Singh Sokhi and his supporters in Ludhina today, asked the State Election Commission (SEC) to take immediate action in the matter or the Ludhiana municipal corporation election would also also witness violence and booth rigging on the pattern of the Patiala corporation election.

Congress govt discriminating against region by not giving NOCs for AIIMS : Sukhbir Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the Congress government was discriminating against this region by delaying sanctions needed for start of work on the prestigious AIIMS project besides stopping work on construction of irrigation channels. 

Punjab declares paid holiday for voters of cities where elections to be held on Feb 24

To enable the workmen who are the voters of Municipal Corporation Ludhiana and Bye-Election of Municipal Councils (MC) and Nagar Panchayats (NP) in the cities and towns of 15 districts of Punjab, working in the factories, shops and commercial establishments situated therein to exercise their franchise in the elections to be held on February 24 (Saturday), Punjab Government has declared February 24 as paid holiday for the voters of the Municipal Corporation Ludhiana and the said wards.

Rotational irrigation programme for Rabi season from feb 26 to March 05

The Irrigation Department, Punjab has announced the Rotational Programme for irrigation for the Rabi Season through canal water from February 26 to March 05, 2018. The channels of Sirhind Canal System would run on the priority basis from Bathinda Branch, Bist Doab Canal, Sidhwan Branch, Abohar Branch and Patiala Feeder respectively.

RERA issues circular to clarify the category of projects for payment of registration fee

CHANDIGARH: The Real Estate Regulatory Authority, Punjab has issued a circular to clarify the promoters about the category in which projects for construction of villas or independent floors on individual plots fall, for the purpose of payment of registration fee.

Punjab Government announces holiday for Ludhiana Municipal Corporation Election and By-Elections

In the wake of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation election and By-elections of certain wards of Municipal Corporation/Municipal Councils/Nagar Panchayat, the Punjab Government has declared holiday on February 24, 2018 (Saturday) in the concerned voting precinct. This holiday will be under the Negotiable Instruments Act-1881.

B S Virk appointed as Comdt 2nd battalion

Bhupinderjit Singh Virk, AIG/Crime, Punjab Bureau of Investigation has been transferred and posted as Comdt. 2nd CDO Batalian, Bhadurgarh against the vacant post, with immediate effect.