Rajya Sabha MP and a former Haryana minister, Birender Singh (67) will be inducted into the Union cabinet on Monday. Singh will be the second MP from Haryana to be inducted into the UPA –II cabinet II. Lok Sabha MP from Ambala, Kumari Selja is the Union minister for Social Justice and Empowerment.
Former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has been elevated to the highest decision-making body of the Congress. He has been inducted as a permanent invitee to the Congress Working Committee (CWC), having a bigger role and say in the party's core group at the national level. AICC president Sonia Gandhi issued the orders on Sunday.
Former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday expressed his gratitude to the Congress president Sonia Gandhi for inducting him into the Congress Working Committee, the highest decision-making body of the party at the national level.
Arriving almost a fortnight inadvance than its usual date, the southwest monsoon today covered entire Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, with rains lashing many parts in the region, leading to a dip in mercury.
The body of CPI leader and former Punjab minister, Satya Pal Dang, was consigned to the flames, with state honours, at the Chheratta cremation ground on Sunday. As mandated in his will, no prayers were offered and no mantras were recited.
Gujarat chief minister and newly appointed BJP election campaign committee chairman Narendra Modi will pay tributes to Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee at Madhopur on Punjab-Jammu and Kashmir border on June 23.
A migrant labourer from Bihar, working in a local plywood company, was crushed to death on Sunday when a speeding car hit him while he was crossing the road.
High expectations are riding on Prime minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Jammu and Kashmir later this month, with mainstream political parties hoping that he will initiate steps to address the internal and external dimensions of the Kashmir issue.
The city police on Saturday arrested 19 African students of Lovely Professional University (LPU) for indulging into rioting and theft at a public place here on Saturday. Jasdeep Singh Malhotra reports
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would provide agriculture loans to farmers at one per cent rate of interest, if voted to power in the upcoming parliamentary elections, BJP national president Rajnath Singh said here on Saturday.
Veteran CPI leader and ex-MLA from Amritsar Satpal Dang passed away at a private hospital in Amritsar after prolonged illness. He was 92.
In a swift action, the Jalandhar rural police on Saturday arrested constable Sanjeev Kumar, posted at city's police station division no 4, on the charges of sodomising an eight-years-old boy while the city police "summarily" dismissed him from the government service for indulging in the crime.
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today suggested that any change in the situation in Jammu and Kashmir was not dependent on change of government in Pakistan.
Get ready to pay more for petrol from Sunday. Following the steep fall in the rupee against the US dollar, state-owned oil companies — Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum and Bharat Petroleum — on Saturday announced a sharp increase in petrol prices by up to Rs. 2.50 a litre (including taxes) across various cities in India.
Legendary marathoner Fauja Singh, 102, recently sat down to chronicle his running tales with Dylan Sidoo, an upcoming Vancouver filmmaker. Sidoo filmed an exclusive 98-minute interview with the world's oldest marathon runner in Orange County, California at the Sikh Arts & Film Festival (SAFF) held at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.