• Parkash singh badal.HT/photo
    May 23, 2015 17:06 IST

    Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal blames Congress for financial burden in state

    Squarely blaming the Congress party for putting financial burden on the state, the Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said the Congress has no moral right to demand a ‘white paper’ on this matter.

  • Ranjit Singh Power
    May 23, 2015 09:52 IST

    Missing UK hotelier: On kidnapper’s trail, Punjab police to seek Interpol help

    Punjab Police are planning to seek the assistance of Interpol to locate the man who has been booked for kidnapping UK hotelier Ranjit Singh Power.

  • BJP members during BJP Active Members Conference in Amritsar on Saturday. Sameer Sehgal/HT
    May 23, 2015 09:27 IST

    BJP SC Morcha meet ends with no special strategy for Punjab

    The national executive meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Scheduled Caste (SC) Morcha fell short of the hype generated due to the meeting venue being the Dalit-dominated Doaba region.

  • PTU
    May 22, 2015 21:00 IST

    PTU PhD entrance test: Students, parents allege discrepancies

    Students who appeared in the recently held PhD entrance examination of Punjab Technical University (PTU) along with their parents have raised questions over the way test was conducted, pointing to gross mismanagement.

  • Child abuse
    May 21, 2015 21:45 IST

    Man arrested for sodomising, murdering 10-year-old nephew

    Police on Thursday claimed to have solved the murder of a 10-year-old boy with the arrest of his uncle. The victim, a native of Bihar, was sodomised before being strangled to death here on Monday. His body was found in his room. A first information report (FIR) had been registered on the basis of the statement of the victim's father.

  • Venkaiah Naidu
    May 21, 2015 21:31 IST

    BJP has expansion plan in Punjab, says Venkiah Naidu

    The reports that BJP is eyeing to expand its political base in Punjab be with our without alliance partner SAD, got more strength on Thursday with now Union Minister Venkiah Naidu publicly telling to its cadres to get ready as the party has some special plans for Punjab.

  • Venkaiah Naidu
    May 21, 2015 20:34 IST

    Congress nurtured Adanis, Ambanis, says Naidu

    Launching a blistering attack on the Congress for calling the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a party of "a few big corporates", Union minister for urban development and parliamentary affairs Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said it was the Congress that had nurtured the corporates in a big way.

  • Crimes against children
    May 20, 2015 23:59 IST

    Punjab: NHRC asks state human rights body to take notice of missing children

    National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Punjab State Human Rights commission (PSHRC) to take action into the case of 35 missing children - 24 girls and 11 boys - who were missing under mysterious circumstances, some from as long as January 2013.

  • Dushyant Gautam
    May 20, 2015 21:27 IST

    BJP's national SC cell chief admits diversion of funds in Punjab

    Claiming that there is diversion of funds allocated for the welfare of Dalits in Punjab too like in many other states, BJP's national president for Scheduled Castes (SC) Morcha Dushyant Kumar Gautam on Wednesday said the NDA government is soon developing a mechanism to stop such diversion of funds from the SC welfare schemes by the states.

  • Dead body
    May 19, 2015 22:07 IST

    10-yr-old boy sodomised, strangled to death in Kapurthala

    A 10-year-old boy was sodomised before being strangulated to death at Laxmi Nagar locality of the city on Monday, police said.

  • Drugs-n
    May 19, 2015 20:25 IST

    Heroin, cash seizure : Now, cops eyeing to bust inter-state drug syndicate

    With the arrest of seven persons, including a Nigerian national and two Delhi-based property dealers with heroin and drug money on Saturday, the district rural police are eyeing to bust a drug syndicate operating in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and the national capital.

  • Property tax-N
    May 19, 2015 19:45 IST

    Jalandhar: Property tax defaulters to pay more with every passing month

    The Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) is all set to come heavily against property tax defaulters, while making it clear that an interest rate of 1.5% will add up every month in addition to the fixed 20% penalty on the total amount.

  • Murder
    May 18, 2015 19:34 IST

    Hoshiarpur: Two injured as man opens fire in dhaba

    A man opened fire at a dhaba in Hambra village late on Sunday injuring two persons. In his complaint to the police, dhaba owner Sarwan said Kamaljit Bhola, a resident of Nainowal Vaid, had come to the eatery around 10.15pm and made some unsavoury comments. When he and his brother Raj Kishore objected to it, Bhola opened fire with his pistol, alleged Sarwan.

  • Blocked National Highway 1 outside Lovely Professional University.
    May 18, 2015 09:49 IST

    Parents question choice of LPU as sole centre

    Notwithstanding the claim by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur that the PMET was conducted in a free and fair manner on the LPU campus, parents claim that the conduct of such an important exam at a private university with a large stake in education, made them uneasy.

  • girl child
    May 17, 2015 19:53 IST

    Punjab: Now, girl students of Class 9, 10 to get bicycles too

    With a view to improving the girl education scenario in the state and decreasing the dropout rate of girl students in schools, the Punjab government has added Class 9 and 10 to the Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme which was launched in 2011.