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Tale of two quarantines: In Italy & Punjab, 2 villages separated by distance, connected by the outbreak

March 28, 2020 3:38 pm

With loved ones on both sides in quarantine, these families now live with the fear of the worst, praying for each other’s wellbeing.

Punjab: Captain Amarinder Singh asks village heads to help in tracking NRIs

March 28, 2020 3:26 pm

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday asked the Rural Development and Panchayats Department to involve village Sarpanches in reporting to the authorities about any failing on this front.

Man who ‘committed suicide’ at Delhi hospital: ‘Couldn’t even see his face one last time’, says mother after reports come back negative

March 28, 2020 2:53 pm

The man, who was originally from Siana village of Nawanshahr district, had allegedly jumped from the hospital building on March 18.

24 days, see-saw recovery: How Punjab’s first COVID-19 patient defeated the virus

March 28, 2020 9:39 am

The 44 -year-old, a native of Hoshiarpur's Khanoor village, reached his village Friday along with his wife and 14-year-old son after being discharged from the hospital.

Punjab lockdown: CM Amarinder Singh issues fresh sets of directives

March 26, 2020 12:08 pm

While continuing with its earlier curfew orders, the state government will take all possible steps to avoid any undue inconvenience to the providers of essential services and the general public, the Chief Minister assured the people.

500 doctors volunteer to help Punjab fight COVID-19

March 25, 2020 11:19 pm

From testing only those with symptoms, the Punjab government has now started testing all those having come in contact with positive cases.

In times of coronavirus, posters show up in Punjab: Safety above Punjabi hospitality

March 25, 2020 11:05 pm

Amid national lockdown and curfew being imposed in Punjab as a preventive measure against COVID-19, unique and creative handwritten posters have cropped up on the main gates of homes in villages, telling visitors that they are not welcome at least till March 31.

Ludhiana woman who tested positive for COVID-19 did not travel abroad, health dept clarifies

March 25, 2020 11:51 pm

Although the health authorities had stated in the morning that she had a travel history of Spain, it was mentioned in the government's evening bulletin that she had no travel history and source of her infection was being studied.

Coronavirus lockdown: On second day of curfew in Punjab, 228 FIRs, 111 arrests

March 25, 2020 10:25 am

Videos of policemen were circulated on social media where violators were being lathicharged, made to do sit ups, were being slapped and verbally humiliated for coming out.

Coronavirus: How NRIs' irresponsible behaviour puts Punjab at risk

March 24, 2020 4:32 pm

Most NRIs who have come back are not following the madatory home quarantine. The district authorities are finding it difficult to trace them.

PUNJAB PHOTOS

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

November 06, 2018 8:50 am

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.

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'.