HC grants bail to former Punjab AIG Ashish Kapoor, ASI Harjinder Singh

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday granted bail to former Vigilance Bureau Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Ashish Kapoor and assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Harjinder Singh in connection with a bribery case registered in October 2022. As per the Vigilance Bureau case, Kapoor allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs 1 crore from the family members … Read more

Punjab, Haryana record surplus rainfall in March-May period: IMD

With Punjab and Haryana witnessing moderate to heavy rain in the last two days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the two states saw a surplus in cumulative rainfall in the March-May period this year. From March 1 to May 31, there was a 136 per cent surplus in cumulative rainfall in Punjab while … Read more

Balkar Singh, Gurmeet Singh Khuddian sworn in as ministers in Punjab

Kartarpur MLA Balkar Singh and Lambi MLA Gurmeet Singh Khuddian were sworn in as ministers in Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s Cabinet on Wednesday. Mann is yet to allot portfolios to the ministers as a rejig is on the cards. Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath of office and secrecy to both ministers. Apart … Read more

Punjab woman who went to Dubai for work trafficked to Oman, held captive, returns sans passport; three booked

A 24-year-old woman from Ludhiana who had gone to Dubai to work was allegedly trafficked to Oman and forced to work as a domestic help. After she refused and demanded her passport back, she was asked to pay Rs 2.15 lakh by the agents. However, even after her family sent Rs 1 lakh, the agents … Read more

Govt teacher booked for ‘showing obscene videos to minor students’

Panchkula police have booked a government school teacher for allegedly showing obscene videos to minor students on his mobile phone on the school premises. The district education office has also ordered an investigation. According to officers, the accused Bant Singh, a resident of Naraingarh in Ambala, teaches Punjabi language at the school located near Raipur … Read more

Punjab and Haryana High Court stays order banning Uber in Chandigarh

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday stayed the order of the State Transport Authority (STA), Chandigarh which banned taxis registered in the Punjab and Haryana to ply in Chandigarh. In its petition against the STA, Uber India told the high court that the transport authority had demanded an entry fee of approximately Rs … Read more

Dairy firm highlights cattle health issues in summers

Ahead of World Milk Day on June 1, dairy farmers firm MoooFarm highlighted the issue of cattle health and nutrition during the months of intense heat. With temperatures soaring, it is imperative to address the challenges faced by dairy farmers in ensuring the well-being of their livestock, Inderjeet Singh, former dairy development director and consultant, … Read more

‘Bribe for jobs’: Punjab CM Mann’s ultimatum to predecessor Channi to end at 2 pm today

A week after Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann gave an ultimatum to his predecessor Charanjit Singh Channi to make public the information about his nephew allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 2 crore for a job from a player, the deadline will come to an end Wednesday. Mann had tweeted, “Honorable Charanjit Channi ji… I … Read more

Youths recount the struggle to reach US: ‘Stayed in container for 11 days, survived on boiled wheat and leaves in Turkey…’

Navjot Singh, a resident of Bhawanipur village in Kapurthala had only one aim after completing his class 12 – to live his American dream. The 26-year-old, who has an uncle staying in the US, had been through all from borrowing money from family and friends and paying around Rs 27 lakh to three agents to … Read more

Punjab to have its own pension policy as PFRDA refuses to refund its contribution

Even as Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu demanded in Niti Aayog meeting that the Centre should refund state’s Rs 10,000 crore contributed by the state under New Pension Scheme (NPS), Punjab government is mulling to formulate its own pension policy so that it is not dependent on Centre to implement Old Pension Scheme … Read more

ED asks VB to give details of FIRs against Raj Jit Singh

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has asked Punjab Vigilance Bureau to share details of FIR registered in the Disproportionate Assets (DA) case against dismissed Punjab Police AIG Raj Jit Singh Hundal. Sources inform that ED has also asked VB to share details of the three reports submitted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by former … Read more