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Dry fruits from Afghanistan hit in CII Chandigarh fair

Chandigarh |Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Stalls put up by traders from Afghanistan selling items like 'mamras', a premium quality almond, and other dry fruits were a big hit with the people visiting the 24th edition of the four-day CII Chandigarh Fair that opened here on Friday.... read..
 

Punjab CM urges Pak to withdraw $20 as Kartarpur visit fee

Chandigarh |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday appealed to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to withdraw the $20 fee imposed by his government on pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.... read..
 

Sunny Deol campaigns for BJP candidate in Haryana

Chandigarh |Friday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Actor-politician Sunny Deol of the BJP on Thursday campaigned for the October 21 Assembly polls in Haryana and sought votes for his party's candidate.... read..
 

Do not blame us for air pollution: Punjab Farmers

Amritsar (Punjab) | October 18, 2019 1:41:36 PM IST
Despite a ban by the Punjab government, incidents of stubble burning have not abated in the nearby areas of Amritsar. Scores of farmers here have been burning crop residue, causing air pollution in the nearby states, while claiming that they lack alternat... read..
 

Pakistani man unleashes pet lion on electrician seeking wages

Punjab | October 18, 2019 1:11:42 AM IST
In a bizarre incident, a Pakistani man unleashed his pet lion on an electrician who had come to pick up payment for his work, local police said.... read..
 

In Haryana, BJP candidates invoke Donald Trump, Modi's success in foreign affairs to seek votes

By Pragya Kaushika

Chandigarh (Haryana) | October 18, 2019 7:11:49 PM IST
Not everything is local or national in Haryana polls. America is the flavour of this election season courtesy Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Houston that saw US President Donald Trump in attendance.... read..
 

Floating light show to mark 550th Parkash Purab

Chandigarh |Friday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
A floating light and sound show was organised at Ropar town of Punjab in the Satluj river to commemorate the 550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev.... read..
 

'Pak seems reluctant to complete bridge to Kartarpur Sahib'

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab) |Friday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
A bridge that would play a major role in connecting India and Pakistan's sides of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor is yet to be constructed as the neighbouring country has been showing reluctance over the issue.... read..
 

After Haryana, Airtel now shuts Punjab 3G network

Chandigarh |Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
After Haryana, Airtel on Friday announced that it has shut down its 3G network in Punjab too.... read..
 

Highway from Pakistan border renamed after Guru Nanak Dev

Chandigarh |Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday said the national highway from the Indo-Pak border through the Kartarpur corridor to the holy city of Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab had been renamed as Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji Marg.... read..
 

Punjab CM urges Pakistan PM to withdraw the USD 20 fee imposed on pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Sahib

Chandigarh (Punjab) | October 18, 2019 9:41:36 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday urged Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to withdraw the USD 20 fee proposed to be levied by the neighbouring country on pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.... read..
 

Kochhar sets the bar on home turf on day 1 of golf meet

Chandigarh |Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Chandigarh's Karandeep Kochhar set the bar at his home turf, the Chandigarh Golf Club, on the opening day of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2019, a Rs. 1.5 crore event.... read..
 

Union Minister Badal thanks PM, Gadkari for renaming highway after Guru Nanak Dev

Chandigarh (Punjab) | October 18, 2019 6:41:34 PM IST
Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for accepting her request to rename the national highway from the Indo-Pak border to Sultanpur Lodhi as Sri Gur... read..
 

Sukhbir's arrogance will bring shame to SAD: Amarinder

Jalalabad (Punjab) |Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday took the Jalalabad Assembly constituency of Sukhbir Badal by storm, declaring that the Akali leader's arrogance will plunge his party into ignominy once again in these by-elections.... read..
 

Kartarpur Corridor to be ready Oct 31, registration from Oct 20 (Lead)

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab) |Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
The work on the much-anticipated Kartarpur Corridor for Indian pilgrims to visit the revered Sikh shrine across the border in Pakistan is expected to be completed by the end of this month and online registration for the pilgrimage will begin from Sunday.... read..
 

Punjab HC upholds life sentence to hotelier's murderers

Chandigarh |Thursday, 2019 10:20:53 AM IST
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction and life sentence slapped on four people, including a close relative of an Akali Dal leader, for the sensational murderer of a hotelier in Jalandhar in 2011.... read..
 

Freyr Energy to scale up solar operations

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Punjab and Haryana have a huge potential for solar power generation where the company aims to scale up its operations, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Hyderabad-based rooftop solar company Freyr Energy Service Saurabh Marda said on Wednesday.... read..
 

Drone from Pak side sighted in Punjab's Firozepur

Firozepur (Punjab) | October 16, 2019 6:11:32 PM IST
A drone from Pakistan's side was spotted in Punjab's Firozepur district, according to Border Security Forces (BSF) sources.... read..
 

Scribes hold protest in Pakistan against police brutality on journalist

Punjab | October 16, 2019 4:41:40 PM IST
Pakistani journalists on Wednesday held a country-wide protest against police brutality on a local reporter in Lahore.... read..
 

Sant Ravidas Temple demolition finds resonance in Haryana, Oppn scrambles to corner Dalit votes

Chandigarh (Haryana) | October 16, 2019 2:41:33 PM IST
The demolition of Sant Ravidas temple in Delhi's Tughlaqabad in August, seems to have struck a chord in the upcoming Haryana assembly polls with almost every political party in the state attempting to capture the sizeable chunk of Dalit votes.... read..
 

Photo voter slips printed in Braille for Haryana polls

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Anurag Agarwal on Tuesday said that for the convenience of the visually-impaired, electors photo identity cards (EPICs) and photo voter slips have been printed in Braille script.... read..
 

ASSOCHAM to launch platform for entrepreneurs

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Carrying on with its 'Startup Elevator Pitch Series', the ASSOCHAM Launchpad, an initiative and platform for budding entrepreneurs, will be flagged off here on Friday.... read..
 

Dushyant Chautala gets threat call from Abu Dhabi

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) President Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday said he received a threat to life on his phone from Abu Dhabi.... read..
 

Kartarpur corridor will be completed on time: Home Secretary Mohan

Gurdaspur (Punjab) | October 16, 2019 6:41:48 PM IST
The work on the Kartarpur corridor will be completed on time, i.e. October 31 said the Ministry of Home Affairs Additional Secretary Govind Mohan who visited the site here on Wednesday.... read..
 

Kartarpur Corridor to be ready Oct 31, registration from Oct 20

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab) |Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The much-anticipated Kartarpur Corridor project for Indian pilgrims to visit the revered Sikh shrine across the border in Pakistan is expected to be completed by the end of this month and online registration for the pilgrimage will begin from Sunday.... read..
 

Amarinder hails decision to release 5 Punjab policemen

Chandigarh |Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday welcomed the Centre's decision to release, on humanitarian grounds, five police personnel languishing in various prisons of the state for human rights violations allegedly committed during the militancy peri... read..
 

Modi to open Kartarpur Sahib corridor in November

Chandigarh |Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kartarpur Sahib corridor linking India with historical Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, where Guru Nanak Dev breathed his last, in Pakistan in November and its construction work would be completed by October 31.... read..
 

BJP, Congress eye non-Jat in agrarian Haryana polls

Chandigarh |Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Riding against social engineering trends, both prominent parties in agrarian Haryana -- the ruling BJP and the Congress -- in the October 21 Assembly polls have set eyes on non-Jat votes despite land-owning class, the Jats, comprising 28 per cent of the s... read..
 

Acid test for BJP's 'Ram Rajya' in Haryana

Chandigarh |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
It's a litmus test for BJP's first Chief Minister in Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, who believes on the principles of 'Ram Rajya' to run state affairs.... read..
 

Talks of making India a 'Hindu Rashtra' not right: Akal Takht Chief

Amritsar (Punjab) | October 15, 2019 1:11:32 PM IST
Akal Takht Chief Giani Harpreet Singh on Tuesday hit out at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for its talks of making India a 'Hindu Rashtra' and said that people of all religions and faiths live in the country which is the beauty of India.... read..
 

Punjab CM seeks support to shun stubble burning

Chandigarh |Tuesday, 2019 4:20:53 PM IST
Hailing the progressive farmers who have refrained from burning paddy stubble, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday called upon them to join the state in launching a massive campaign to persuade the farming community to give up this practice.... read..
 

SAD leaders obstructing coordination with SGPC for Parkash Purb celebrations: Amarinder

Dakha (Punjab) | October 15, 2019 11:11:31 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday accused Shiromani Akali Dal leaders Harsimrat Badal and Sukhbir Badal of obstructing coordination between the state government and Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) for Parkash Purb celeb... read..
 

Devotees throng Golden Temple to celebrate Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Ram Das

Amritsar (Punjab) | October 15, 2019 1:11:34 PM IST
Scores of devotees thronged Amritsar's Golden Temple on Tuesday to take a dip in the holy sarovar (pool) on the occasion of Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Ram Das.... read..
 

Punjab govt offers to organise 550th Prakash Purb events at Sultanpur Lodhi under Akal Takht patronage

Chandigarh (Punjab) | October 15, 2019 10:11:32 PM IST
Taking an initiative to break the "deadlock" over the main events to celebrate the 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, Captain Amarinder Singh-led government on Tuesday offered to hold the Sultanpur Lodhi functions on November 11-12 under the patronage ... read..
 

PM Modi to address two mega rallies in poll-bound Haryana today

Chandigarh (Haryana) | October 15, 2019 8:41:35 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to address mega rallies in Charkhi Dadri and Kurukshetra in Haryana on Tuesday.... read..
 

Centre should pay more to farmers for produces to check stubble burning: Captain Amarinder

Ludhiana (Punjab) | October 15, 2019 2:11:38 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said that if stubble burning has to be stopped in the state, then the Central government should give Rs 100 extra per quintal on the produce of farmers.... read..
 

Punjab Governor to open CII's fair in Chandigarh

Chandigarh |Tuesday, 2019 4:20:53 PM IST
Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore will open the 24th edition of Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) Chandigarh Fair 2019 here on October 18, it was announced on Monday.... read..
 

Those in power in Hry will be in Opposition soon: Sukhbir

Chandigarh |Monday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The war of words between two political allies -- the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) -- intensified on Sunday ahead of the October 21 Haryana Assembly polls with both accusing each other of betrayal.... read..
 

Punjab: Minister Ashu denies reports of stubble burning

Ludhiana (Punjab) | October 14, 2019 7:41:46 PM IST
Punjab Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Monday denied the allegation of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that stubble burning in the state was further aggravating the problem of air pollution in the national ca... read..
 

Stubble burning continues in Amritsar despite ban

Amritsar (Punjab) | October 14, 2019 3:41:34 AM IST
Though stubble burning is banned in Punjab, several farmers in Amritsar continue to burn crop residue claiming lack of alternatives.... read..
 

Home Secretary inspects Kartarpur corridor

Gurdaspur (Punjab) | October 14, 2019 1:11:34 PM IST
Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Monday visited the Kartarpur corridor here and inspected the route.... read..
 

Haryana Police arrest 483 persons, seize 1,204 kg contraband in pre-poll crackdown

Chandigarh (Haryana) | October 14, 2019 5:41:53 PM IST
The Haryana Police has seized 1,204 kg of narcotics worth crores of rupees during a month-long special anti-narcotic drive across the state in the lead up to the assembly polls, said Director-General of Police, Manoj Yadava on Monday.... read..
 

Congress always treated Akal Takht with respect: Amarinder

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
In a stinging response to Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal's latest tirade at his government, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday reminded her that it was her own Shiromani Akali Dal regime that had shamelessly heaped humiliation on the Aka... read..
 

Govt has delivered on promises made on OROP: JP Nadda

Chandigarh (Haryana) | October 13, 2019 2:11:36 PM IST
BJP National Working President JP Nadda on Sunday said that the government has delivered on its promises made with regards to One Rank One Pension (OROP).... read..
 

Punjab: Govt asks absentee land owners to stop stubble burning on their leased lands

Chandigarh (Punjab) | October 13, 2019 7:41:36 PM IST
The Punjab government on Sunday asked Deputy Commissioners to direct absentee landowners, who have leased out their agriculture land to tenants, to ensure that no paddy straw burning takes place on their lands.... read..
 

Haryana polls: Yogendra Yadav slams BJP over its manifesto

Chandigarh (Haryana) | October 13, 2019 7:11:45 PM IST
Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav on Sunday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over its manifesto for the forthcoming Haryana elections and said that people in the state don't want Manohar Lal Khattar-led government again.... read..
 

Agriculture, youth, healthcare prime focus in BJP's Haryana manifesto

Chandigarh | October 13, 2019 1:11:34 PM IST
The BJP on Sunday released its manifesto and made a host of promises to woo the electorates ahead of forthcoming Haryana Assembly elections.... read..
 

No loan waiver promise, BJP says its manifesto more realistic

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday released its manifesto for the Haryana Assembly polls with no promise to waive farm debt and job reservations, saying it is more realistic and practical than its rival Congress' populist manifesto.... read..
 

Khattar changed image, picture of Haryana: Nadda

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in the past five years has changed the image and picture of Haryana that was ridden with corruption and nepotism, BJP working President J.P. Nadda said on Sunday.... read..
 

Don't forget how Akalis humiliated Akal Takht Jathendar: Captain Amarinder to Harsimrat Kaur

Chandigarh (Punjab) | October 13, 2019 10:11:36 PM IST
In a stinging response to Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal's tirade against Congress government, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday reminded the Akali leader that it was her own Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) regime that had allegedly h... read..
 

Lifetime ban if lawmaker resigns prematurely: Mann

Dhaka (Punjab) |Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
AAP Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann on Saturday demanded a life ban on lawmakers for re-contesting polls if they resign from their seat prematurely.... read..
 
 
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