CM Bhagwant Singh Mann leads India’s largest cycle rally to combat drug menace

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann orchestrated a historic event in Ludhiana on November 16, hosting India's largest cycle rally organised by the Punjab Police.

Gurinder Dhillon hurts Hindu sentiments, says women shouldn’t keep Karva Chauth

NEW DELHI: Gurinder Singh Dhillon, the spiritual head of Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB), has been caught up in controversy recently for his hurtful remarks on a Hindu festival ‘Karva Chauth’. He went on to call the festival, widely celebrated by married Hindu women, as ‘hypocrisy’. In a video, Gurinder, also known as Baba Ji to […]

SC demands immediate end to stubble burning in North India as air quality plummets

NEW DELHI: As the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the National Capital deteriorates to hazardous levels, the Supreme Court has issued a directive to states to halt stubble burning immediately, identifying Punjab, Haryana, and Western Uttar Pradesh as the primary contributors to air pollution. In its order, a bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sudhanshu […]

AAP pins Delhi’s pollution crisis on Haryana, says ‘Punjab 500 km away’

NEW DELHI: On Monday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) attempted to attribute the pollution crisis in Delhi-NCR to Haryana, emphasising the state’s close proximity to the national capital. Priyanka Kakkar, AAP’s national spokesperson, called for a review of the pollution control efforts implemented by the government led by Manohar Lal Khattar since 2014. “The stubble burning […]

Punjab: Drug smuggler arrested with Rs 4.9- Cr cash, 38 fake number plates

SRINAGAR: A drug smuggler linked to the recent recovery of 30 kilogrammes of heroin from Jammu has been arrested in Ludhiana in a joint operation by the Punjab Police and their Jammu and Kashmir counterparts. The accused, Gurjit Singh from Ludhiana’s Mullanpur Dakha, was also apprehended with Rs 4.94 crore in cash, a revolver and […]

Punjab free to inquire you or anyone in drugs: Fazilka court told Khaira in April

NEW DELHI: Punjab Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira was arrested during the wee hours of Thursday in a 2015 case related to the NDPS act and the recovery of drugs and expensive jewelry worth crores in Fazilka district. The opposition Congress was quick to term it a political vendetta. However, a close look at his […]

After Cong MLA’s arrest, Kejriwal says won’t leave INDIA at ‘any cost’

New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Friday sought to de-couple the arrest of Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira by the AAP government in Punjab from the party’s future in the opposition INDI alliance. Speaking to reporters, Kejriwal said that the AAP government in Punjab is fully committed to eradicating drugs, and that no one […]

NIA releases photos of 10 Khalistanis wanted for attack on Indian Consulate in US

NEW DELHI: India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has released pictures of 10 suspects wanted for the attack on the Indian Consulate in San Francisco in March 2023. The NIA has appealed to the public for information on the whereabouts of the suspects. Three separate “Request for Identification & Information” notices have been issued, with two […]

Amid Trudeau’s blame game, India’s Bookmyshow cancels singer Shubh’s tour

New Delhi: Bookmyshow has announced the cancellation of the India ‘Still Rolling Tour’ of Canada-based Punjabi singer Shubhneet Singh amid allegations of him supporting Khalistani elements. Ahead of his coming to Mumbai for his show, BJYM, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, protested vehemently against the singer coming to the city in relation to his connection with […]

Kejriwal’s vision: Punjab’s industrial growth to outpace China

NEW DELHI: At a time when India and China are engaged in a tense face-off along the LoC, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal has laid out a vision for Punjab, which includes an ambitious target of the state overtaking China in industrial growth. ‘This spirit if utilized properly can be duly used for taking […]