Punjab

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  • Nine students killed as truck crushes them in Punjab

    Nine students killed as truck crushes them in Punjab

    At least nine students were crushed by a speeding truck when they were standing on a flyover in Punjab's Bathinda district on Wednesday amid dense fog in the area, police said. Seven others were injured in the horrific accident which......

    November 8, 2017
  • AAP's Sukhpal Khaira says will quit politics if proven guilty in drug case

    AAP's Sukhpal Khaira says will quit politics if proven guilty in drug case

    A day after Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) stayed the execution of non-bailable warrants (NBW) issued against Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, Sukhpal Singh Khaira in a drugs case, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader on Tuesday said......

    November 7, 2017
  • Delhi smog: Govt mulling 'closing' schools; Kejriwal says capital ‘gas chamber’

    Delhi smog: Govt mulling 'closing' schools; Kejriwal says capital ‘gas chamber’

    After New Delhi woke up to a thick blanket of smog with air pollution at ‘severe level’ on Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s government is considering ‘closing’ schools for a few days. Kejriwal shared a message on social media,......

    November 7, 2017
  • Punjab visions for medical tourism

    Punjab visions for medical tourism

    With the medical tourism registering a global growth rate of 27 per cent, the Punjab government is also looking at the possibilities to boost medical tourism in the state which accounts for the one-third of the non-resident Indians (NRIs). "We......

    November 5, 2017
  • Modi’s termite remark reflects his despair over anti-BJP wave: Capt Amarinder

    Modi’s termite remark reflects his despair over anti-BJP wave: Capt Amarinder

    Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘termite’ remark on Congress and said it reveals his despair as the party was losing ground in Himachal Pradesh. Addressing a rally in Fatehpur in......

    November 5, 2017
  • Delhi air quality 12 times polluted in the morning hours

    Delhi air quality 12 times polluted in the morning hours

    Reeling under 'very poor' air quality with toxins since past month, the Delhi on Sunday saw pollution levels 12 to 19 times the permissible limit during morning hours. According to the data from Delhi Pollution Control Committee, the major pollutant......

    November 5, 2017
  • Thousands throng gurdwaras in Punjab, Haryana to mark Gurpurab

    Thousands throng gurdwaras in Punjab, Haryana to mark Gurpurab

    Braving the early morning chill of the onset of winter, thousands of devotees thronged gurdwaras across Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh on Saturday to offer prayers on the occasion of 'Gurpurab' - the birth anniversary of the first Sikh......

    November 4, 2017
  • Four killed as car falls into Punjab canal

    Four killed as car falls into Punjab canal

    Morning fog and smog from stubble burning took its toll in Punjab on Friday when four people died after their car fell into a minor irrigation canal near Abohar town, around 310 km from here, police said. The victims included......

    November 3, 2017
  • Punjab CM constitutes committee for sports university in Patiala

    Punjab CM constitutes committee for sports university in Patiala

    Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday constituted a steering committee, headed by Olympian Randhir Singh, to set in motion the process of setting up a sports university in Patiala. The committee has been set up under the aegis of......

    October 30, 2017
  • Missing Indians: VK Singh meets Iraqi Foreign Minister

    Missing Indians: VK Singh meets Iraqi Foreign Minister

    India's Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Sunday met Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Eshaiker al-Jaafari in Baghdad, amid lack of any concrete information about fate of 39 Indians who went missing in Iraq three years ago. "MoS......

    October 29, 2017
  • Fertiliser dealer shot dead in Punjab

    Fertiliser dealer shot dead in Punjab

    A 42-year-old fertiliser dealer was shot dead by an unidentified man at his shop in Nabha Tehsil of the district, police said on Thursday. Monik Jindal, the owner of Pal Khaad Store in New Grain Market, was in his shop......

    October 26, 2017
  • Delhi-NCR air quality worsens as stubble burning peaks

    Delhi-NCR air quality worsens as stubble burning peaks

    Despite warnings from a green court and environmental authorities, stubble-burning in Punjab and Haryana reached unprecedented levels to further deteriorate the air quality in the Delhi-National Capital Region on Wednesday. Dry and cold north-westerly winds blowing from Punjab and Haryana......

    October 25, 2017
  • Punjab finds over 2.75 lakh social security pensioners fake, absent or dead

    Punjab finds over 2.75 lakh social security pensioners fake, absent or dead

    Over eighty-two thousand ineligible persons were enjoying benefits of the Punjab government's  social security pension scheme. Even more, 1.93 lakh beneficiaries were found to be dead, absent or have given a wrong address. The verification of all 18.62 lakh beneficiaries......

    October 25, 2017