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Farm unions to protest against Covid curbs across Punjab on May 8

May 06, 2021 9:37 am

Union leaders accused the government of creating panic in the name of second wave.

Amarinder rules out complete lockdown, cites stringent curbs

May 06, 2021 9:05 am

Virtually chairing a cabinet meeting, the Chief Minister compared the Punjab restrictions with the curbs in place in states like Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala and pointed out that it was not necessary to impose a total lockdown.

Punjab way behind Haryana, Rajasthan in jabs for 18-45

May 06, 2021 6:10 am

Private hospitals in Punjab, in contrast, have vaccinated only 1,530 people in this age group.

Punjab’s highest single-day surge: 182 deaths, 8,000 new cases in 24 hours

May 06, 2021 4:01 am

With 182 fresh deaths, the state's Covid fatality toll touched 9,825 on Wednesday, with the case fatality rate (CFR) hovering around the 2.41% mark, higher than the national CFR of 1.09%.

Punjab: Covid control room team replaced after an officer tests positive

May 05, 2021 11:28 pm

The control room has been set up in Udyog Bhawan to manage and augment oxygen supplies amid rising cases of Covid and patients often struggling to get supply of the life-saving gas.

Punjab cop kicks vegetable vendor’s baskets, suspended

May 05, 2021 10:52 pm

A departmental enquiry has also been initiated against the SHO.

Its tankers unfit for 'Oxygen Express', Punjab takes road route to transport O2

May 05, 2021 10:22 am

The Punjab-bound tankers are being forced to take the road route which is taking them 3 days to reach the state instead of 30 hours by train.

In Ludhiana, mourners shell out more money for cremations as price of LPG cylinder skyrockets

May 05, 2021 10:09 am

Before the pandemic, Ludhiana’s gas crematoriums were largely dysfunctional and were made operational only after Covid-19 cases started spiking in the city.

Doctors battle Covid at Punjab's biggest civil hospital: ‘No duty, off-duty hours'

May 05, 2021 9:56 am

The team of doctors here says that the second wave is different as it is bringing in more critical patients.

Punjab shopkeepers protest closure of non-essential shops

May 05, 2021 9:52 am

The Meena Bazar Association, Beopar Mandal Ludhiana staged protest at two different locations Tuesday saying that either Punjab should impose full lockdown or they should allow all kinds of shops to open from 10 am to 5pm.

PUNJAB PHOTOS

Farmers' 'Bharat Bandh' call gets support from all corners

December 08, 2020 7:10 pm

The call to hold a 'Bharat bandh' by protesting farmers in the national capital was met with support from all corners. A glimpse of how the agitation is playing out across the country.

Farmers hold nationwide protest, demand revocation of farm bills

October 22, 2020 10:18 am

Bharat Bandh, Farmers Protest Today: At least 31 organisations, under the banner of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), are participating in the agitation.

Farm Bills protest: Rail roko agitation starts in Punjab, train services suspended

September 24, 2020 9:09 pm

Farmers in Punjab began their "rail roko" protest against farm Bills on Thursday, as the Railways suspended several trains to avoid any untoward incident.

Happy Lohri 2020: Wish your loved ones with these greetings

January 13, 2020 1:05 pm

Happy Lohri 2020 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Wallpapers, SMS, Messages, Greetings Card, Photos, Pictures, Pics: This year, wish your family and friends, a very Happy Lohri by sharing these heart-touching greetings.

Mitti ka Sher: Tracing wrestler Jassa Patti's struggle to move from mud to mat

August 13, 2018 6:47 am

Jaskanwar was born in 1993, when insurgency was ebbing. But his teenage years were spent in a Punjab in the grip of a drug problem. The boy and the menace also crossed each other’s path.

Narco War: These figures show why Udta Punjab matters

June 09, 2016 9:04 am

An Indian Express investigation on the narcotics war in Punjab.

Baisakhi 2016: India celebrate the festival with pomp and show

April 13, 2016 11:05 am

Baisakhi is a Punjabi harvest festival for people of the Punjab region.

PUNJAB VIDEOS

The impact of stubble burning on Delhi’s air pollution: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Stubble burning is the deliberate setting fire of the straw stubble that remains after wheat is harvested. The smoke from this practice is often blamed as a major factor in Delhi’s air pollution. This is what the data says.

Nothing Usual About Gangsters Of Punjab On Facebook

June 08, 2020 11:29 am

Type ‘Nabha Jail’ in search and Punjab’s high-security prison shows up as one of the most ‘checked-in’ locations in the state. Over 150 photographs have been uploaded on the social networking site by its inmates. And it’s not just Nabha. Patiala and Faridkot jail inmates too regularly spring up on Facebook with selfies and other photographs from inside.

I’m always available for OROP veterans: Capt. Amarinder

February 25, 2016 9:53 am

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Expressing solidarity with the One Rank One Pension (OROP) veterans, Punjab Congress President Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said it is his duty to stand with them. He said he was always available for the OROP veterans. He added that this issue has been raised for a long time by the Opposition and they would continue to do so till their demands were accepted.

Chandigarh: Police water cannons protesting farmers

February 18, 2016 1:33 pm

Chandigarh, Feb 18 (ANI): Thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana marched to Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki’s residence here on Thursday demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report. The situation went out of control when agitated farmers broke barricades and burnt one tractor, forcing the police to bring the situation under control. The farmers warned to stage an indefinite protest in New Delhi on March 17 if the Centre failed to concede their demands.

Daredevils stun spectators in Punjab's Kila Raipur 'ural Olympics'

February 12, 2016 8:26 am

Ludhiana (Punjab), Feb 12: Every year Ludhiana becomes the destination for hundreds of sports enthusiasts from around the world who come to witness the Kila Raipur Sports Festival or the Rural Olympics. In the 80th edition of the rural Olympics held in Kila Raipur near Ludhiana, children, youngsters and veterans exhibited their courage and skill. The four-day sporting event from February 4-7 saw stuntmen performing daredevil acts like weight lifting with beard, pulling car with teeth, standing on a moving bike, holding ladder in mouth among others. Sportspersons displayed their agility and dexterity in a plethora of other sports like shot-put, weight lifting, paragliding and karate. The sporting event started in 1933 with only wrestling and athletics. Sports lovers from around the world flock to witness the unique sporting event. These games not only promote sportsmanship but also help develop closer people-to-people contact.

Ignore 'Pet' Salauddin's Pathankot terror attack claim: Swamy

January 21, 2016 8:38 am

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Sayeed Salahuddin's claim that his outfit was responsible for the January 1 and 2, 2016 terror strike in Pathankot, Punjab, should be dismissed and disregarded. He also said that they are here because they are being fed like their pets of the Pakistan government. He has also criticised Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's 'Kashmir policy'.

Ignore 'Pet' Salauddin's Pathankot terror attack claim: Swamy

January 21, 2016 8:38 am

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Sayeed Salahuddin's claim that his outfit was responsible for the January 1 and 2, 2016 terror strike in Pathankot, Punjab, should be dismissed and disregarded. He also said that they are here because they are being fed like their pets of the Pakistan government. He has also criticised Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's 'Kashmir policy'.