- Jan 25, 2015 22:43 IST
As the BJP-led Union government announced the names of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and BJP patriarch LK Advani for the Padma Vibhushan, the message went beyond mere honour of veteran politicians.
- Jan 25, 2015 22:36 IST
Two Indian Police Service cadre officers of Punjab Police-additional director general of police and Bureau of Investigation director Viresh Kumar Bhawra and Amritsar border range inspector general Ishwar Chander-have won President's Police Medal for distinguished service on Republic Day.
- Jan 25, 2015 21:56 IST
Punjab governor Kaptan Singh Solanki has requested people to cooperate with the state government in the fight against drug trade and addiction.
- Jan 25, 2015 21:21 IST
A study has revealed that 62% of Gujjars, mostly nomads in the state, favour two marriages, while 18% want to have about six wives. The study also reveals 42% favour abducting a girl or even a woman for marriage, which is considered a sign of heroism.
- Jan 25, 2015 16:39 IST
Security has been tightened across Punjab, Haryana and their joint capital Chandigarh in view of Republic day functions tomorrow. Security arrangements have been strengthened at vulnerable places and key installations, including parade grounds were functions will be held, apart from important bus stands,railway stations and government buildings, by putting up additional forces in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, officials said here on Sunday.
- Jan 25, 2015 14:34 IST
Films and books on Sikh religion may soon have to pass the test of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC), which is planning to set up a 'censor board' for "moral policing" of the scripts.
- Jan 25, 2015 20:32 IST
Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday thanked and congratulated the party rank and file across the state for the "great show" of solidarity and unity during the Congress rally here.
- Jan 25, 2015 20:26 IST
Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari on Sunday said that "overwhelming" response to Congress rally at Amritsar was indicative of a desire for political "change" in Punjab.
- Jan 25, 2015 13:44 IST
Lack of professionalism and the failure to learn from mistakes have made Punjab Police sitting ducks, as prisoners escape one after the other or be killed while being taken to court. The drills to train the escort parties are rare.
- Jan 25, 2015 09:36 IST
It was in January last year that the multi-crore drug racket hijacked all political discourse in Punjab following sensational claims made by arrested druglord Jagdish Bhola.
- Jan 25, 2015 19:29 IST
Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra expressed hope that the state will soon have a democratically-elected representative to lead the government.
- Jan 25, 2015 09:22 IST
If you look at the blackened water of the Ghaggar at several spots, it is hard to believe that this was once known as a ‘darya’, a grand river. It is even harder to believe that people still fish in these waters, though they catch little more than disappointment and disease.
- Jan 25, 2015 19:01 IST
Despite stringent laws and stepped-up policing, crimes against women have seen a significant increase in Kullu district. Contrary to common perceptions about the state, women do not appear to be safe here as is evident by the rising number of murders, rapes, abduction, assault and other heinous crimes, raising serious concerns.
- Jan 24, 2015 18:43 IST
Himachal Pradesh plans to ask the Nepalese government to deport the main accused in the idol-theft case. The accused, Nar Prashad Jaisi, a resident of Kalika in Humla district of Nepal, was arrested by the Special Nepal Police following a tip-off by the three-member team of Himachal Police sent to the country.
- Jan 24, 2015 12:46 IST
A tearful Harbhajan Kaur Binning sits in the office of the opposition NDP MP from Surrey Newton Jinny Sims with a hope to get his son in India a visa so that he could attend the funeral of his brother.