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Punjab introduces 'Connect With Your Roots' scheme for Punjabi youth living abroad

The Punjab Cabinet has approved the Captain Amarinder Singh government’s "Connect with Your Roots” (CYR) programme to reach out to youngsters of Punjabi origin settled in other countries.

Punjab govt seeks from center the names of blacklisted Sikhs abroad and in Indian jails

The Punjab government has decided to amend its Premature Release Policy to allow early release of mentally incapacitated or terminally ill life convicts, in line with the directives of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Bengal restrict Punjab to 147, score 76-0 in Ist innings

After restricting hosts Punjab to 147 in their first innings, Bengal made a smart start by posting 76 for no loss on day one of their Ranji Trophy match at the Gandhi Ground in Amritsar today.
At close of play, Abhishek Kumar Raman  and Abhimanu Eswaran were batting on 42 and 33 runs, respectively.

Nothing in 'Padmavati' that hurts Rajput pride: Rajat Sharma

There is not a single scene, dialogue or sequence in "Padmavati" that may hurt Rajput pride, senior journalist Rajat Sharma said on Friday after watching the movie.

Mukul Roy moves Delhi HC against alleged phone tapping

The on-going war of words between former TMC's minister and BJP's new West Bengal leader Mukul Roy and Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee seems to be getting nastier by the day.

Sukhbir Badal demands Khaira's arrest

 Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today while demanding the immediate arrest of leader of opposition Sukhpal Khaira following his indictment in a trans-border drug and arms smuggling case, asked AAP and its Convener Arvind Kejriwal to come clean and tell Punjabis how long they would shield a drug accused. 

SAD describes Kejriwal's Chandigarh meeting, a media stunt to deceive people of Punjab

 The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today termed AAP Convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s visit to Chandigarh as a sinister media stunt staged with the sole purpose of befooling the people of Delhi, Punjab as well as the country. It said the visit itself was a flop show as it did not yield anything.

College girl gang-raped in moving car, dumped on UP highway

A college student was gang-raped in a moving car and then thrown on the Kanpur-Lucknow highway in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, police said.

Khattar, Kejriwal pledge to fight smog in 2018

Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana and Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi on Wednesday met for nearly 90 minutes here and agreed to take steps to prevent a repeat of smog in the National Capital Region (NCR) next year.

Sukhbir Badal announces new party structure of SAD

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president S. Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced new party structure while making a few changes into the SAD office-bearers in order to infuse a new energy in the party’s rank and file.

Punjab signs MoU for paddy straw conversion

To curb the tendency among farmers to burn paddy stubble, which is causing large-scale air pollution, the Punjab government on Wednesday said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chennai-based company to set up 400 processing plants for converting paddy straw into bio-energy in the state.

Sugar Millers raise voice against MP Bajwa and MLA Khaira

The sugar mill lobby, led by Rana Inderpartap Singh son of Minister Rana Gurjit Singh  has taken a stand against Congress leader and MP Partap Singh Bajwa, who has raised the demand of price hike of sugarcane crop. The demand of Bajwa has put the Government in crises. Talking to Reporters, Rana said, Bajwa did not know how to run Sugar mills. He told that MP Bajwa is presenting wrong facts and to counter him, they had to raise the issue. A delegation of Association, while submitting a memorandum to Financial Commissioner (Revenue) has demanded not to hike the price of sugarcane.