Opening batsmen Lendl Simmons (71 in 56 balls) and Parthiv Patel (59 in 36 balls) helped Mumbai Indians (MI) register their third consecutive victory, beating Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 23 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter in Mohali on Sunday.
Even as the Moga case continues to reverbate across the state, a similar case of molestation of a woman aboard a moving private bus surfaced in Khanna on Sunday. What makes the case even worse is that the bus did not stop after being signaled to stop by the police at a check-point and could finally only be apprehended after a chase.
Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday demanded that chief minister Parkash Singh Badal should either resign from his post or shut down his family's transport and other businesses, including the controversial Orbit Aviation, as it was a clear case of conflict of interest.
The BJP's nationwide 'Maha Sampark Abhiyan', which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 1, also got off the ground in Punjab.
Exactly a year ago, Mumbai Indians (MI) halted Kings XI Punjab's (KXIP) hot streak last season with an unlikely win. KXIP had conquered all in the deserts of UAE. That win gave MI, struggling till then, the momentum, as they made it to the playoffs.
Two security personnel accompanying BJP chief Amit Shah entered the Golden Temple complex with weapons in their hip holsters, which is against the ‘maryada’ (tenets) of the shrine.
Moga molestation case: Sukhbir Badal orders Orbit buses off the road
Concerned over the increasing trend of protests on rail tracks, Ferozepur divisional railway manager (DRM) Anuj Prakash has written to Punjab chief secretary Sarvesh Kaushal to stop agitators from blocking the rail traffic in public interest.
A Punjab minister caused a fresh controversy on Saturday by describing as “God’s will” the death of a 13-year-old girl who was molested and thrown out of a moving bus in Moga district.
Moga bus incident: Family accepts compensation offered by Punjab government
Accusing the state transport department of favouring private bus operators, Punjab Roadways' employees say route and timings of buses are changed at will to suit a few private players owing allegiance to the ruling party.
Punjab Congress led by its chief Partap Singh Bajwa gave a call for 'Rail Roko' agitation for an hour starting at noon to protest against the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state and to draw attention to the farmers' problems on Saturday.
Friends and teachers of the girl, who died after being molested and thrown off a moving bus in Punjab's Moga on Wednesday, said the 13-year-old was a bright student who dreamt of joining the police force and was fond of dressing up.
Union rural development minister Birender Singh on Friday said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi could not match the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by travelling two days in a train.
A Sikh rights group has commended a US Congress-established panel for recognising "violations against Sikhs" in its annual report on religious freedom.