• Drug abuse2
    Jan 09, 2015 18:09 IST

    'Dope test be made mandatory for govt job'

    Punjab health and family welfare minister Surjit Kumar Jyani has pitched for making dope test mandatory for candidates applying for government jobs or any other service as part of government's efforts to curb drug menace in the state.

  • Jan 08, 2015 17:26 IST

    Punjab govt offers incentives to curb stubble burning

    To curb the practice of stubble burning, which not only causes pollution but also affects the fertility of soil, the Punjab government on Thursday announced Rs one crore for the district and Rs one lakh for the village which abstains from the straw burning.

  • Farmer
    Jan 06, 2015 21:39 IST

    Punjab forms panel on post-harvest losses

    The Punjab government on Tuesday constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the financial commissioner, development, Suresh Kumar to coordinate efforts in development and the adoption of techniques and technologies to reduce post-harvest losses of crops and encourage value addition both at the farm and industrial levels.

  • animal market
    Jan 06, 2015 21:36 IST

    Punjab: Livestock expo in Muktsar from Wed

    With the aim of promoting allied farming activity in the state, the Punjab government would organise the Livestock Expo-2015 at Muktsar from January 8 to 12.

  • Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand CM contenders
    Oct 25, 2014 15:38 IST

    5-phase polls in Jharkhand, J-K from Nov 25-Dec 20

    Elections in J-K and Jharkhand will be held in five phases between November 25 and December 20, the EC announced on Saturday. Counting of votes will be on December 23.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Oct 12, 2014 14:42 IST

    Rahul takes on Modi over ceasefire violations

    Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the ceasefire violations, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that onslaught from Pakistan restarted a day after the Prime Minister assured the country that things were back to normalcy.

  • Drugs
    Aug 13, 2014 23:35 ISTHT Special

    Four out of 10 men addicted to drugs in Punjab

    A steady supply from across Punjab’s borders is making it next to impossible to cure the state of its deadly addiction to illicit drugs, a Narcotics Control Bureau survey of eight cities including Amritsar and Patiala has shown. Addicts overcrowd Punjab drug rehab centres

  • Aug 13, 2014 23:28 IST

    Addicts overcrowd Punjab drug rehab centres

    Farm owners in Punjab once used opium as steroid for migrant labourers to work harder. The daily dose has snowballed into a major crisis — their wards and other locals are now addicted to heroin and other narcotic substances.

  • Golden Temple, Operation Blue Star Anniversary
    Jun 06, 2014 11:15 IST

    Clash at Golden Temple on Op Blue Star anniversary

    Two groups of Sikhs clashed with swords and sticks inside the Golden Temple on Friday, turning the faith’s holiest shrine into a virtual battlefield during a ceremony to mark 30 years of a controversial army operation on the premises. In pics: Clash at Golden Temple

  • Bansal
    Mar 28, 2014 23:21 IST

    Kirron, Gul spare Bansal over corruption, Railgate controversy

    Coming face-to-face for a debate for the first time at Candidatetalk @ HT programme on Friday, Kirron Kher of the BJP and Gul Panag of AAP confronted the Congress MP over various issues concerning Chandigarh but steered clear of directly attacking Bansal over corruption or Railgate.

  • Angry Sidhu accused Punjab government for diverting
    Mar 29, 2014 22:06 IST

    Sidhu takes guard, says 'I am just fulfilling Badal Saab's wish'

    Breaking his silence, sitting Amritsar MP and party’s star campaigner Navjot Singh Sidhu himself took guard on Saturday while confirming that he will not campaign in Punjab and he was just ‘fulfilling’ the wish of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal by doing that.

  • Arun Jaitley
    Apr 23, 2014 13:57 IST

    Arun Jaitley agrees with Priyanka Gandhi, says personal attacks should be avoided in politics

    A day after Priyanka Gandhi said she strongly feels about attacks on her husband Robert Vadra, BJP on Wednesday said that while she wants people to refrain from personal attacks, Congress has been targeting Narendra Modi.

  • Ashutosh Maharaj
    Mar 13, 2014 11:38 IST

    Dead guru kept in deep freezer by devotees who say he is meditating

    Devotees had placed Ashutosh Maharaj, whom authorities declare was clinically dead on January 29, in the freezer and have been watching over his body in the sprawling ashram in a small town in northern Punjab.

  •  The Golden Temple in Amritsar bedecked in light on the occasion ofd Baisakhi festival on Friday
    Feb 04, 2014 18:39 IST

    Our advice on Op Bluestar had 'limited' impact: UK

    The United Kingdom did advise India ahead of the 1984 Operation Bluestar to flush out militants from the Golden Temple but it had a “limited impact”, foreign secretary William Hague told the British parliament on Tuesday.

  •  A passenger plane waits to take off as fog begins to clear at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
    Jan 25, 2014 13:20 IST

    Fog disrupts normal life in Punjab, Haryana

    A dense fog today disrupted normal life in most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, throwing air, rail and road traffic out of gear even as the minimum temperature settled three degrees Celsius above normal.