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Punjab schools told to get ready for PM’s live address on Sept 4
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

The letters also state that “schools located in remote areas where it is not possible to arrange for TV can use radio/transistor to listen to the PM’s address”.

Jails turn fortresses, prisoners celebrate Rakhi amid tight security
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

At the Ludhiana Central Jail, more than 1,800 visitors came to celebrate rakhi with the inmates.

Ask us value of a daughter and how it feels to lose one, says a father
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

On Raakhi, The Indian Express travels to Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab- one of the districts with critically low sex ratio to visit a family that lost a daughter - in a village that mourns their birth.

Dhudike village, Moga: Who spent lakhs for a Modi event that was never to be?
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

The district administration said they did not spend a penny on the tent.

After victory at PU, SOI eyes colleges, universities in Punjab
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

A Panjab University (PU) official confirmed that talks are on to lift the ban.

Rs 2,900 cr aid for Punjab pending with Centre: Dhillon
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Dhillon has submitted a detailed list of irrigation projects, worth Rs 2,943.46 crore, he claimed were meant for the state but were not being released by the union water ministry headed by Bharti.

Hard to believe Punjab is water deficient: Uma Bharti
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Bharti said, “It is hard to believe that water abundant Punjab is now water deficient.”

On my first visit to Kashmir: A ticket to heaven
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

If you are a professional and cannot spare more than 4-5 days for your trip, even then Kashmir can be a perfect destination for you. Here's why.

SAPNA to distribute high-yield seeds from next season
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

The Seeds and Nursery Producers Association (SAPNA) has taken it upon itself to market and strengthen PAU’s onion variety, the PB Naroya, which gives a yield of 150 quintal per acre.

SAD-A announces $25,000 cash reward in US for informers in Satinder Singh Bhola murder case
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Bhola, a known Khalistani activist, was wanted in several cases related to terrorism during Khalistan movement in Punjab. He left India and took political asylum in US.

BJP says no PM Narendra Modi visit to Moga , SAD caught unawares
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

State DIPR has sent out a mail that Modi will visit Dhudike village on Aug 28.

Unemployed linemen begin ‘water tank’ protest in Moga
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Two unemployed linemen, Navdeep Singh and Hitesh Kumar, climbed a water tank with petrol bottles and threatened to immolate themselves.

‘Never expected ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ to be such a huge hit: Anita Hassanandini
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Anita Hassanandani said: "I liked the plot and said yes for it but the kind of response and love people have given to our character was unexpected."

Gearing up for PM Modi visit, martyrs’ land to be first Wi-Fi village in state
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Narendra Modi would be third prime minister to visit Dhudike after Shastri and Chandra Shekhar.

With Udaan, girls in Mansa to ‘live their dream for a day’
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Under its ‘Udaan- Sapneya Di Duniya De Rubaru (Udaan- Live your Dream For One Day)’ scheme, the Mansa administration will invite proposals from girls in classes VI- XII.

SMO denies team vehicle, immunisation called off
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Moga civil surgeon Dr Renu Mangla, however, said she has called for an explanation from the SMO.

Radhe Maa row: Court reserves verdict till Sept 2
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Summons would be issued to Radhe Maa by the Ludhiana court and police will call her for investigation if the court orders registration of FIR against her on September 2

Radhe Maa case: Ludhiana court reserves verdict till September 2
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

"Radhe Maa dresses herself like a Hindu Goddess and claims herself to be Durga Maa which is an insult to Hindu religion," argued the prosecution.

Congress split out in the open: Bajwa missing, Khanna event a Captain show
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

PPCC chief says no invite, ex-CM says Bajwa photos on posters.

‘Godwoman’ Radhe Maa faces criminal case in Ludhiana for ‘hurting religious sentiments’ 
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

The complainants Ashwani Kumar and Dheeraj Sharma have alleged that the woman is 'hurting the religious sentiments of people' and that she cannot use the word 'Maa' in her name as it is too sacred and pious.

A year later, man who threw shoe at Badal says ‘proud of what I did’
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Bikram Dhanola now sells roasted corn in the streets of Barnala.

‘Acid Attack’ on Minor: 9 years on, police yet to make single arrest in case
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Nine years ago, the boy, along with his cousins, was watching television at his home and his mother Seema Gupta was serving him food.

260 live cartridges found, panic grips Ludhiana school
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

With rumours of militants entering the area, the police are conducting massive search operations on a daily basis in Ludhiana, Pathankot and Gurdaspur.

Illicit liquor found in Akali leader’s house
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Local residents claim that the smuggling had been going on for years.

AAP promises to open ‘mohalla clinics’ in Punjab
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

Mohalla clinics aim to provide basic medicines, immunisation for children and 50 basic lab tests under one roof. The AAP government in Delhi has planned to open 1,000 such clinics in the national capital.

Kamaldeep Karwal being shielded by someone in SAD: Avtar Singh Makkar
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

Karwal was recently welcomed in to the Akali Dal by Sukhbir Badal. He faces attempt to murder charges, along with Independent MLA Simarjit Singh Bains.

Punjab: Class II girls beaten for arriving late, head teacher suspended
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

Head teacher Sukhdarshan Singh allegedly slapped and thrashed the girls, both aged 7, till they began bleeding from the lips and forehead.

Hindu outfit leader’s death: Police reject Khalistan role
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

On Tuesday, various Hindu organisations, including Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal, raised anti-Khalistan slogans in the markets of Sirhind and forced shops to close down.

To pay ‘real tribute’ to Kalam, Kapurthala schools now volunteer to remain open this Saturday
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

With the state education department not having declared a holiday following the demise of Kalam, there was complete confusion among government schools in Punjab with a majority of them remaining closed on July 28.

Punjab: In backward district, a govt school in Rauli village stands apart
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

At a time when Punjab’s government schools, are in news for all wrong reasons, this school located in one of the state’s most backward districts has undergone a complete transformation in the past few months.

Fast acting as catalyst for Khalistan separatists: MP Bittu
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

The Congress MP Bittu showed no interest in meeting Khalsa as the group was stopped by the police at the gate.

Cherry tomatoes in all hues and shapes from PAU
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Last year, PAU had released a red cherry tomato variety by the name of ‘Punjab Red Cherry’.

After Abdul Kalam’s death, some schools remain shut on Tuesday, Punjab government asks why
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Punjab Education Minister Daljeet Singh Cheema said, “Declaring an off day was against the spirit of the teachings of Dr A P J Abdul Kalam."

Frustrated by poor state of roads, Ludhiana residents invite PM Modi to visit their colonies
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

The residents, most of them illiterate, submitted a letter to Ludhiana MC with their thumb prints demanding construction of roads that were neglected for years.

Husband stabs wife 14 times suspecting infidelity
Tue, May 26, 2015

In her complaint, Deepika told police that she was married to Kamal Kumar around ten years ago. He used to suspect her for infidelity.

PSEB issues separate merit list for sports students
Tue, May 26, 2015

The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) on Tuesday issued two separate merit lists - with sports and without sports (only academics) - for students of class 10th.