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  • PM Modi says contact-tracing, surveillance most effective weapons against coronavirus pandemic Aug 11, 2020 03:28 PM IST

    PM Modi says contact-tracing, surveillance most effective weapons against coronavirus pandemic

    The Centre and states have been able to work as a team in the fight against COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

  • Free smartphones to be distributed on August 12 in Punjab Aug 11, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    Free smartphones to be distributed on August 12 in Punjab

    "Not more than 15 students studying in that town/district will be invited at each location for handing over the smartphones,” said a government statement.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh congratulates people on foundation laying of Ram temple Aug 05, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh congratulates people on foundation laying of Ram temple

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the bhoomi pujan for the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya earlier on Wednesday.

  • Won't spare any politician or public servant found complicit in hooch tragedy: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Aug 04, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Won't spare any politician or public servant found complicit in hooch tragedy: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    The entire Punjab Police force has been tasked to crack down on the mafia, Singh said in a statement.

  • Punjab hooch tragedy: Death toll in spurious liquor case rises to 105 Aug 03, 2020 06:58 PM IST

    Punjab hooch tragedy: Death toll in spurious liquor case rises to 105

    The Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had earlier suspended seven excise officials and six policemen.

  • Amazon India launches new fulfilment center in Ludhiana Aug 03, 2020 02:53 PM IST

    Amazon India launches new fulfilment center in Ludhiana

    The new warehouse has a storage capacity of nearly 3 lakh cubic feet and is located in Doraha, Ludhiana, the company said in a statement.

  • Punjab hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 98 in spurious liquor case Aug 02, 2020 04:16 PM IST

    Punjab hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 98 in spurious liquor case

    The death toll in the Punjab hooch tragedy rose to 98 on Sunday with 12 more people reported dead in Tarn Taran district after drinking spurious liquor.

  • 21 die after drinking spurious liquor in Punjab, CM Amarinder Singh orders magisterial probe Jul 31, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    21 die after drinking spurious liquor in Punjab, CM Amarinder Singh orders magisterial probe

    The deaths took place in Punjab's Amritsar, Batala and Tarn Taran districts since Wednesday night, an official statement said.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh tests negative for COVID-19 Jul 15, 2020 06:23 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh tests negative for COVID-19

    Singh urged all ministers, department secretaries and legislators to get themselves tested for COVID-19. He himself got tested and the result was negative, a spokesperson said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | All Punjab ministers to undergo COVID-19 test Jul 15, 2020 03:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | All Punjab ministers to undergo COVID-19 test

    “All the cabinet ministers will give their samples for testing (coronavirus) today. Their results will come by today evening or tomorrow,” Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu told reporters on Wednesday.

  • Locust control operations done in 132,777 hectare in many states since April 11: Govt Jul 03, 2020 10:16 PM IST

    Locust control operations done in 132,777 hectare in many states since April 11: Govt

    The locust control operations were carried out in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana by locust circle offices (LCOs) starting from April 11 till July 2, the ministry said.

  • Punjab to prepare inventory of properties within its villages' 'Lal Dora' area Jul 03, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Punjab to prepare inventory of properties within its villages' 'Lal Dora' area

    'Lal Dora' refers to land that is part of the village 'abadi' (habitation) and is used for non-agriculture purposes only.

  • Monsoon advances into northern parts of Punjab Jun 24, 2020 07:39 PM IST

    Monsoon advances into northern parts of Punjab

    Heavy rains also lashed Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, in the afternoon. The maximum temperature in the city settled at 33.3 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Punjab to fix charges for treatment of COVID-19 patients in private hospitals Jun 14, 2020 08:30 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Punjab to fix charges for treatment of COVID-19 patients in private hospitals

    The minister has called a meeting on June 15 to decide the fee structure for treatment of COVID-19 patients

  • Mercury hovers around 40 degree in Haryana, Punjab Jun 11, 2020 07:33 PM IST

    Mercury hovers around 40 degree in Haryana, Punjab

    In Haryana, Ambala recorded a maximum of 39.7 degrees, up one notch against the normal, while Hisar registered a high of 40.5 degrees, one notch below the normal.

  • Punjab to prepare list of students without smartphones, laptop, internet Jun 11, 2020 10:56 AM IST

    Punjab to prepare list of students without smartphones, laptop, internet

    The order comes days after a Class 11 student allegedly committed suicide as she did not have a smartphone to attend online classes.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: Shortage of labour leads to 8-fold increase in direct sowing of rice in Punjab Jun 10, 2020 09:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Shortage of labour leads to 8-fold increase in direct sowing of rice in Punjab

    Punjab requires at least 6 lakh labourers to transplant paddy on 27-28 lakh hectares of farm land.

  • Maximum temperatures increase in Haryana, Punjab but remain below normal Jun 09, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    Maximum temperatures increase in Haryana, Punjab but remain below normal

    Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, recorded a high of 37.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal, according to the Meteorological Department.

  • Pro-Khalistan slogans raised at Golden Temple on the 36th Operation Blue Star anniversary Jun 06, 2020 02:25 PM IST

    Pro-Khalistan slogans raised at Golden Temple on the 36th Operation Blue Star anniversary

    Due to entry restrictions in view of the coronavirus pandemic, not more than 1,000 people gathered at the shrine. Usually more than one lakh people visit the shrine on this day every year.

  • Lockdown 5.0: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh extends lockdown till June 30 May 30, 2020 08:56 PM IST

    Lockdown 5.0: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh extends lockdown till June 30

    Though experts have advised against opening of the hospitality industry and malls, the Chief Minister said the state would take into account the central government guidelines for Lockdown 5.0.

  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal writes to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, seeks probe into 'seed scam' May 29, 2020 09:50 PM IST

    Harsimrat Kaur Badal writes to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, seeks probe into 'seed scam'

    In a letter written to Union Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, she also urged him to forward the case to the CBI for a thorough probe into it.

  • Coronavirus impact: Punjab seeks Rs 51,102 crore fiscal stimulus from Centre May 27, 2020 08:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: Punjab seeks Rs 51,102 crore fiscal stimulus from Centre

    A draft memorandum to this effect was approved on Wednesday by the Council of Ministers at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, an official statement said.

  • Heatwave sweeps several Indian states, may subside from May 28, says expert May 25, 2020 01:35 PM IST

    Heatwave sweeps several Indian states, may subside from May 28, says expert

    With temperatures surpassing the 45 degrees Celsius-mark across several parts in north India, the IMD has issued a "red" warning for Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan for the next two days.

  • Punjab writes to embassies of countries looking to shift business out of China May 24, 2020 07:00 AM IST

    Punjab writes to embassies of countries looking to shift business out of China

    “We have written to Japan, Korean and Taiwanese embassies in India and we are in talks with them and offering them all possible support, in terms of land, infrastructure and other facilities,” Amarinder Singh said in his Facebook Live programme '#AskCaptain' on Saturday.

  • Next 25-30 days will be crucial for containing COVID-19: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh May 19, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Next 25-30 days will be crucial for containing COVID-19: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    Singh directed the police to ensure strict compliance of COVID-19 safety protocols, including social distancing and wearing masks.

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