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Punjab: Farmers in Mansa flout state govt directions, set their fields on fire
Mon, May 01, 2017

Led by Union leader of Bharti Kisan Union(Dakaunda) Raj Singh Aklia, villagers collectively burnt over 4,000 acres as a mark of protest against stubble burning.

Punjab anti-drugs drive: Cops booked in four cases this month so far
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Four such cases have been filed against police officers in Sangrur, Bathinda and Ludhiana with two of them are still at large

Maur bomb blast: 84 days later, cops release sketches of two suspects
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Two of those injured are still in hospital. Mukhwinder Singh Chhina, IG (Bathinda range), said, “We have released two sketches so that people can share maximum information with us.”

Punjab: Water released into canals, tail-end villagers demand adequate supply
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

They have also alleged that the canals have not been cleaned properly despite being shut for the purpose.

Giani Gurmukh Singh removed as acting jathedar by SGPC
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

The decision was taken by the executive committee at a meeting in Fatehgarh Sahib.

Paddy straw burning: Combine makers say no to attachment
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The directive to harvester combine manufacturers to install SMS was based on the Punjab Agricultural University’s (PAU) recommendation.

Punjab: Two Sangrur cops booked for seeking bribe from Rajasthan cop held with drugs
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Since his arrest, Kanhaiya Lal, who was posted with Chittorgarh police station in Rajasthan as a head constable, has been put under suspension. He is currently lodged in a jail.

Punjab: Wheat crop on 100 acres gutted in fire in Moga, Mansa
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Wheat crop on 100 acres gutted in fire in Moga, Mansa

Punjab: More private players buying wheat this year, says Mandi board
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Meanwhile, it was revealed that after change of government this year, contracts of transporters to load and unload wheat were done late and hence lifting got delayed.

Stubble burning; It’s all talk but no help from Punjab govt: Farmers
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Say subsidy applications made last year for purchasing machines to clear fields are still pending

Punjab: AAP MLA blames Delhi leaders for poor show
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Khaira, who is also AAP’s chief whip in the Punjab Assembly, was speaking at the party’s political conference at Talwandi Sabo on the occasion of Baisakhi

Sukhbir Singh Badal’s pep-talk at meet: 2019 not far
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

It was SAD’s first political conference after losing elections where former CM Parkash Singh Badal was absent.

Baisakhi political conference: Captain skips big meeting; senior Badal stays away for the first time
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Manpreet promises a farm debt waiver better than UP, a Lokpal Bill having CM under ambit

Day after death, SAD worker’s kin get Rs 10 lakh
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The police party that raided Gurdev’s house had stated they acted on information that country liquor was being manufactured in that house.

Stem cell transplant : One year later, donor and recipient meet
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

The girl, Gauri Madaan, was diagnosed with Thalassemia Major when she was just two and a half month old and needed regular blood transfusions.

Farmer ‘mysteriously’ dies after police raid; cop arrested
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Family members of the victim, Gurdev Singh, alleged that ASI Gurdeep Singh along with four cops came to search for liquor bottles in the house but found nothing.

Baisakhi mela political conferences: Cong plans show of strength at Talwandi Sabo on April 13
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

The place holds importance as it has Takht Damdama Sahib — one of the five takhts or seat of temporal authority of Sikhism where the mela is organised annually to commemorate formation of Khalsa Panth.

Ludhiana: Bains makes surprise visit to ESI hospital
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Bains interacted with another patient who was admitted due to fracture in the leg and he alleged that his treatment was not being done in time.

‘UP has waived farm loans, now it is Punjab’s turn to fulfil promise’: Parkash Singh Badal
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

It is high time that Capt Amrinder Singh govt kept this promise on the basis of which it got support from voters

Few takers for draw of lots, Punjab govt calls for tenders today for liquor vends in state
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Ludhiana, which tops in liquor revenue generation in the state, has a budget of Rs 777 crore, which has not been reduced to nearly Rs 738 crore.

Ex-CM targets Congress: Empty coffers claim lame, says Parkash Singh Badal
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Targeting Congress’s drive against drug mafia, he said,”Congress is projecting Punjabis as addicts, earlier they called them terrorists.”

‘Erasing’ remnants of British Raj: Will seek public opinion, says Manpreet Badal
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

Amarinder Singh had expressed his difference of opinion with the Finance Minister Saturday when he was in Mohali

Punjab: Cold store owner booked for blast at facility that killed 4
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

Harjinder Singh, SHO Dhuri city, said, “We have lodged an FIR against the cold store owner. We can add more charges later once we get the report of an inquiry being conducted by the SDM.”

Punjab’s Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal pays homage to martyrs at Hussainiwala
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Announces Rs 4-crore grant for the upkeep and beautification of the memorial where Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were cremated

Remembering Bhagat Singh: Punjab CM to skip March 23 event, Manpreet is chief guest
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Incidentally, Amarinder used to attend the programme, known as martyrdom day, during his previous stint as CM from 2002-2007.

Minor’s Murder case: Role of Haryana ‘tantrik’ under lens
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

The bhog ceremony of the kids was held in Gurdwara village Sunday.

Punjab elections:16 of 19 AAP candidates on first list lost
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

However, after the results, details revealed that 16 of the 19 candidates on the first list lost and a number of them ended up third as well.

Punjab elections: 16 MLAs with criminal cases, 81% crorepatis, 45 MLAs Class XII pass, says ADR
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The report was released in Ludhiana on Wednesday and the analysis also revealed that out of the newly elected MLAs, 45 have educational qualifications ranging from Class V to Class XII while 60 MLAs are graduates or above.

Punjab election: We’ll still call the shots, say Badals on eve of Captain’s swearing-in
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Badal went to villages Dhaula, Sirajwala, Lambi, Channu and few other villages to meet the villagers and SAD workers where he addressed small public meetings.

Punjab: Jarnail Singh loses security deposit
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

In Lambi, the total votes polled were 1,33,987 and Jarnail could not get one-sixth of this number, which is a must for saving security deposit.

Punjab election results 2017: In Malwa, BJP’s score the same as in 2012 — 1 seat
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

BJP contested from Abohar, Fazilka, Ferozepur, Ludhiana North, Ludhiana West and Ludhiana Central in Malwa Punjab and it is by far the party’s poorest performance in the past 10 years from this region.

Punjab: 2 Congress workers shot, police say old rivalry led to clash
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Binder, current president of the union, had planned to make Gurpreet the new president after Congress won the polls.

Punjab election results 2017: ‘Don’t like VIP culture, do your work and let me work’
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

In 2012, Manpreet had contested from two seats — Gidderbaha and Maur and had lost from both while PPP had not even been able to open its account in Punjab.

Punjab elections 2017: Maur bomb blast blame game did not affect AAP’s victory
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Angry Maur residents who were saying no to voting, had voted over 85% and the booth near blast site had voted 76.6%.

Punjab elections 2017: Will submit my resignation to Governor tomorrow morning, says Parkash Singh Badal
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

"I congratulate Congress, will ensure full co-operation in the interest of the state," said Parkash Singh Badal.

Punjab elections 2017: CM Badal enjoys sunbath, says no to visitors
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Bikram Khan, working as a gardener inside the house of Badals, however, said, “We have no idea who will win the Punjab polls.