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Beating Retreat At Wagah!
BSF Performs 'Beating Retreat' At Wagah-Attari Border In Punjab With Limited Visitors

On Friday (Sept 17), the Border Security Force (BSF) allowed limited number of visitors to witness the Beating Retreat ceremony at Wagah-Attari border in Punjab which was closed for visitors due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Massive fire
Watch: Fire Breaks Out In A Plastic Godown In Field Ganj Area In Ludhiana

Massive fire broke out at a plastic godown in Field Ganj area of Ludhiana, Punjab. As per report, at least five fire engines were pressed into action.

Gurjot Singh
Red Fort Violence Case: Gurjot Singh Arrested From Punjab

In a major breakthrough in the January 26 Red Fort violence and flag hoisting case, the Delhi Police Special Cell on Monday said that it has arrested absconding accused Gurjot Singh, who carried a reward of Rs one lakh oh his head.

COVID Horror: Odisha Man Carries 11-YO Daughter’s Body On Shoulders In Punjab After Denial Of Help
COVID Horror: Odisha Man Carries 11-YO Daughter’s Body On Shoulders In Punjab After Denial Of Help

Dilip can be seen carrying the body of his daughter Sonu on his shoulders to the cremation ground for her last rites. His son was also with him.

Punjab Promotes Students Of Classes 5, 8, 10 To Next Class

Chandigarh: With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing unabated across Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced promotion of students of classes 5, 8 and 10 to the next class. He…

Five States Account For Over 70 Per Cent Of New COVID-19 Infections

New Delhi: Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue to report a high number of daily COVID-19 cases, accounting for 71.10 per cent of the 28,903 new infections, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. It said 83.91 per cent of the new cases are from Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu and […]

procurement in odisha
48% Farmers Fail To Avail Minimum Support Price In Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: When it comes to Minimum Support Price (MSP) in Odisha, the ruling BJD goes with guns blazing at the Centre (be it UPA or NDA), but turns coy when it comes to biting the bullet. For which, nearly 48 per cent of the farmers in State are deprived of MSP benefit in the State. […]

Happy Lohri
Fest of New Beginning - Lohri - Marks a 'New Beginning' This Year!

Bhubaneswar: With the auspicious Lohri Fest being traditionally known as the harbinger of a new beginning, this Lohri has literally heralded a ‘new beginning’ – the home-grown vaccines against the contagious coronavirus are just a needle distance away and the staying of the three new Farm laws by the Supreme Court of India only yesterday. […]

Farmers' March: Security Beefed Up At Delhi Borders, Traffic Diverted

New Delhi: With protesting farmers from Punjab assembling at the Delhi-Haryana borders on Thursday morning, the police in the national capital stepped up security and put barricades at several places. The police said they have denied the requests from the farmers’ groups to hold protests in Delhi. Delhi Police in coordination with the Haryana Police […]

40% Of Delhi Pollution Caused By Stubble Burning

New Delhi: Mentioning that stubble burning in neighbouring states is behind the 40 per cent pollution in the national capital, the Delhi government on Monday appealed to the Central government to handle the issue suggesting it to analyse bio-decomposer as an alternative to the issue. Stressing on “collective action on ground” to counter the effects […]

Imprisonment Of 3-Years On Sale-Purchase Of Wheat/Paddy Below MSP In Punjab
Imprisonment Of 3-Years On Sale-Purchase Of Wheat/Paddy Below MSP In Punjab

Chandigarh: In a first in the country, the legislative Assembly in Punjab led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday unanimously passed three legislations and formally rejected the Centre’s ‘black’ agricultural laws brought by the BJP-led Union government. The Bills provide for imprisonment of not less than three years and a fine for sale or […]

Punjab Youth Cong Workers Set Tractor Ablaze Near India Gate, 5 Detained

New Delhi: A day after President Ram Nath Kovind signed the Agriculture Bill’s and made them laws, the Punjab Youth Congress workers on Monday set ablaze a tractor in the high security India Gate area to protest against the contentious legislation. About 10-15 Punjab Youth Congress activists arrived in the national capital in a truck […]

NEET JEE 2020: 6 States Move SC Seeking Postponement Of Exams

New Delhi: Six ministers of opposition ruled states — West Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand — have jointly filed a review petition in the Supreme Court challenging its August 17 order declining to entertain pleas seeking postponement of NEET-JEE exams slated in September in the backdrop of Covid-19 pandemic. The petition has been […]

27.7% People In Punjab Containment Zones Test Positive For Antibodies

Chandigarh: A total of 27.7 percent people in Punjab’s containment zones have been found positive for Covid-19 antibodies, indicating that they have already been infected and have recovered from the virus. The survey findings, submitted to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh during a Covid-19 review meeting on Thursday, showed the SARS-CoV-2 antibodies’ prevalence in the containment […]

Amrinder Singh
COVID-19: Punjab Bans All Gatherings Except Weddings & Funerals

Chandigarh: Amid rising coronavirus cases, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday ordered a series of emergency measures, including a total ban on all gatherings except weddings and funerals across the state till August 31 Besides, the CM also ordered extension of weekend lockdown, with daily night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am in […]

Punjab Govt Sets Up Two SITs To Probe Hooch Tragedy

Chandigarh: Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta on Wednesday ordered the constitution of two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) to fast-track investigations into all five FIRs registered with regard to the hooch tragedy that claimed over 100 lives in the state last week. While DIG (Ferozepur Range) Hardial Singh Mann will head the SIT for investigating FIRs registered […]

Spurious Liquor Tragedy Toll In Punjab Reaches 38, CM Orders Probe

Chandigarh: Even as at least 38 persons died due to alleged consumption of spurious liquor in Amritsar, Batala and Tarn Taran districts of Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered a magisterial inquiry led by the Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner into the matter. Five more deaths were reported on Friday in Batala. One person was […]

Cop Dragged On Car Bonnet In Jalandhar, Driver Held

Chandigarh: An assistant sub-inspector of the Punjab Police was dragged on the bonnet of a car after he tried to stop the driver at a checkpoint in Jalandhar on Saturday amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. ASI Mulkh Raj was dragged for some distance but escaped unhurt while the car driver, Anmol Mehmi (20) was nabbed […]

Govt allows conditional inter-state movement of stranded people

New Delhi: Migrant workers, tourists, students and other people stranded in different parts of the country were on Wednesday allowed to move to their respective destinations with certain conditions, giving a big relief to the distressed people. In an order, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said buses shall be used for transport of such groups […]

COVID-19 Scare: Punjab, Rajasthan to enforce lockdown till March 31

Chandigarh/Jaipur: Amid COVID-19 outbreak threat, Punjab and Rajasthan government have ordered complete lockdown in the states in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Punjab government on Sunday decided to enforce lockdown in the entire state till March 31 in the wake of the threat of coronavirus. Punjab has so far reported 14 cases […]

COVID-19 Death Toll In India Reaches 4, While Global Toll Exceeds 9,000

New Delhi: With one more death reported from Punjab , India’s death toll due to novel coronavirus had reached four. The earlier three deaths were reported from Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The death reported from Punjab was of an elderly man who had travel history of Germany and Italy. The 79-year-old man died at a […]

Discarded School Van Catches Fire In Punjab; 4 Kids Dead

Chandigarh: Four children were killed on Saturday after an LPG-fuelled modified but discarded van being run illegally by a private school with 12 students on board caught fire at Longowal town in Sangrur district in Punjab, officials said. School authorities purchased the discarded van a day earlier and were running illegally. The dead included two […]

16 Suspected Coronavirus Cases In Punjab, 2 In Haryana

Chandigarh: Sixteen patients in Punjab and two in Haryana have been quarantined on suspicion of having coronavirus, ministers in both the states said on Tuesday. However, one death in Punjab’s Amritsar was due swine flu. A 28-year-old man from Mohali in Punjab who had recently returned from China was admitted to the PGI here after […]

Punjab Launches Free Police Help To Drop Women Safely Home

Chandigarh: Amid growing concern over women’s safety, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced free police help to drop women safely home if they are stranded outside between 9 PM and 6 AM. The statewide facility will be available on dialling 100, 112 and 181, through which the woman caller will be connected immediately […]

Maharashtra Tops In Justice Delivery: Report

New Delhi: Maharashtra has topped the list of states in delivering justice to people followed by Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, and Haryana, according to a report by Tata Trusts. Among the small states (where the population is less than one crore each), Goa has topped the list followed by Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh, it said. […]