- Jan 09, 2015 18:09 IST
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
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.
- Jan 06, 2015 21:39 IST
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.
- Jan 06, 2015 21:36 IST
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.
- Oct 25, 2014 15:38 IST
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.
- Oct 12, 2014 14:42 IST
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.
- Aug 13, 2014 23:35 ISTHT Special
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
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.
- Jun 06, 2014 11:15 IST
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
- Mar 28, 2014 23:21 IST
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.
- Mar 29, 2014 22:06 IST
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.
- Apr 23, 2014 13:57 IST
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.
- Mar 13, 2014 11:38 IST
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.
- Feb 04, 2014 18:39 IST
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.
- Jan 25, 2014 13:20 IST
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.