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Congress-NCP logjam over Lok Sabha seat sharing continues

While the NCP has been insisting on 24-24 seat formula, the Congress is pitching for the 2014 format of 27-21 seats.

‘Tactical’ truce to help SAD, Dera Sacha Sauda

Many called the move a well-crafted strategy by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to woo nearly 70 lakh followers of the dera across the state, especially after the dera-factor helped BJP in Haryana.

SAD’s Sadbhawna rally: Party targets 7,000 people per constituency for first event

Bathinda will play host to the first of six rallies that the party has envisaged as a damage-control exercise following the widespread protests across the state since September.

Akal Takht takes back decision to pardon Dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim

The decision was taken in a sudden meeting held at Akal Takht on Friday afternoon and the reason for taking back the decision was due to strong opposition of Sikhs.

Govt has promised to form panel for better price: Basmati farmers

“Farmers feel that Modi spoiled relations with Iran and it has badly hit the prices of basmati,” said Satnam Singh Ajnala, Jamhoori Kisan Sabha leader.

Remembering artist Shiv Singh: Painting competition held for students at Panchkula school

More than 60 students from various schools of the city participated in the competition that was organised to pay tribute to noted artist late Shiv Singh.

CSIO foundation day: Over 1,500 students visit labs, interact with scientists

Over 1,500 students from various schools, colleges and other institutes visited various laboratories of the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), which were thrown open to the general public to mark the 73rd CSIR Foundation Day Saturday. The students also interacted with scientists and witnessed live demonstrations of the instruments developed at CSIO. A team of […]

Panjab University Senate to discuss key issues in meet today

The Senate will also look into the funds that have been approved for various developmental projects at PU in the last three months.

Going back to Mirchpur: Displaced Dalit victims live in tents on a farmhouse

Of the 130 families at the farm, houses of 18 were burnt down in the riots. The state government gave the 18 Rs 25.11 lakh as compensation and built homes for them under the Indira Awas Yojana.

‘Low-waist’ trousers can put Punjab cops in trouble

Tailors who specialise in police uniforms in Sector 17 in Chandigarh said the number of cops opting for low-waist trousers has seen a sharp increase in a couple of years.

MSG-2 screened at Bathinda: Akal Takht Jathedar’s effigy burnt at Ajnala

Even as Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s movie MSG-2 was screened in Bathinda on Friday, a Sikh body burnt an effigy of Akal Takht Jathedar Gaini Gurbachan Singh for forgiving the dera head. “It was for the first time when Akal Takht Jathedar’s effigy was burnt. Whenever an Akal Takht Jathedar has […]

Mecca tragedy: Some confusion, but all from Punjab are safe

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal offered condolences to the relatives of those who died in stampede and prayed for safe return of the Haj pilgrims of India.