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Granthis with the Shri Guru Granth Sahib in the inner sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple in Amritsar

Panthic Votes: Slugfest over Religion

Above: Granthis with the Shri Guru Granth Sahib in the inner sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple in Amritsar The move to make acts of...
The Punjab assembly passed the IPC (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2018

Section 295AA: Holier Than Thou

Above:  The Punjab assembly passed the IPC (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2018 By enacting a new law against blasphemy, the legislative assembly of Punjab has put...
Tussle Over Chandigarh: An Unrealistic Demand?

Tussle Over Chandigarh: An Unrealistic Demand?

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh has written to the home minister asking for Chandigarh to be restored to his state. But this is easier...
The drug menace in Punjab has claimed the lives of at least 27 young people in June, say media reports

Drug Menace in Punjab: High and Half-Baked

Above: The drug menace in Punjab has claimed the lives of at least 27 young people in June, say media reports While the drug problem...
Punjab and Haryana have been told to ask their police forces to not specify the castes of complainants or the accused/Photo: UNI

Punjab Police Rules: Crime and Caste

Above: Punjab and Haryana have been told to ask their police forces to not specify the castes of complainants or the accused/Photo: UNI The Punjab...
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh with his colleagues in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha

Punjab State Legislature Act: Rewarding Favourites

Above: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh with his colleagues in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha/Photo: diprpunjab.gov.in The Punjab government is proposing to bring amendments into Punjab...
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has finally allowed a petitioner to appear through conferencing via Whatsapp and Skype/Photo: Wikimedia

Video-Conferencing: Bridging the Distance

Above: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has finally allowed a petitioner to appear through conferencing via Whatsapp and Skype/Photo: Wikimedia In a novel move,...
Farmers burn the stubble after harvesting/Photo Courtesy: Greenpeace

Stubble Burning in Punjab and Haryana: Burning Issue

Above: Farmers burn the stubble after harvesting/Photo Courtesy: Greenpeace Since it does not cause smog, the problems caused by smouldering stubble smoke during April-May might...
CM of Punjab Capt Amrinder Singh

SHO arrest ahead of by-election in Punjab puts administration on tenterhooks

Above: CM of Punjab Capt Amrinder Singh   ~By Vipin Pubby Even as the entire nation’s focus was on the high-decibels and high-stakes Assembly elections...
Abuse in Shelter Homes: Dens of Depravity

Abuse in Shelter Homes: Dens of Depravity

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence Increasing incidents of rape and molestation of children in supposedly safe havens (shelter homes) reveal the revolting exploitation of kids...
Parking is now a messy affair in Chandigarh, sans any discipline/Photo Courtesy: hellotricity.in

Illegal Sprawl: “City Beautiful” Turns Ugly

Above: Parking is now a messy affair in Chandigarh, sans any discipline/Photo Courtesy: hellotricity.in Chandigarh is witnessing a construction spree as it is being converted...
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Road rage case: Will Sidhu Survive This Bouncer?

Above: Navjot Singh Sidhu Though the Supreme Court has reserved its judgment in a case that is 30 years old, a conviction could lead to...
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Road rage case involving Sidhu: Sidhu’s counsel raises doubts on the eyewitnesses’ testimonies

Above: Navjot Singh Sidhu   The Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 17) dealing with road rage case in which Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is...
Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab

Singing a Different Tune

Navjot Singh SidhuAbove: Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab In an effort to check obscene songs which glorify drugs, use of weapons and alcohol abuse,...
Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST issue, in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI

SC/ST Act dilution row: Supreme Court declines urgent hearing of govt’s review petition

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during  Bharat Bandh over SC/ST issue, in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI Apex court rejected the centre’s request...
Appointment of Chief Principal Secretary: Courting Controversy

Close Encounters

Above: Bureaucrat Suresh Kumar with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh A single bench of the high court has set aside the appointment of a retired IAS...
Lahoria group members, comprising mostly youngsters, posing with guns in Jalandhar/Photo: Facebook/Gounder gang

Gang Busting

Above: Lahoria group members, comprising mostly youngsters, posing with guns in Jalandhar/Photo: Facebook/Gounder gang With numerous gangs sprouting in Punjab, the Amarinder Singh government has...
Conjugal Visits: The Human Touch

Conjugal Visits in Prison: The Human Touch

In a sensitive order, a Madurai bench grants a convict two weeks' leave to enjoy procreation rights and paves the way for more such...
Punjab’s leader of opposition Sukhpal Khaira addressing a press conference in Chandigarh. Photo: UNI

AAP’s Tainted Leader

Above: Punjab’s leader of opposition Sukhpal Khaira addressing a press conference in Chandigarh. Photo: UNI The leader of the opposition in the state assembly, Sukhpal...
Lead picture: UNI

SC dismisses petition for use of VVPAT in two by-elections

The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking the use of VVPAT with EVMs in the by-elections in Gurdaspur in Punjab and Vengara in...
Ram Rahim

Ram Rahim guilty of rape, sentencing on Monday

Above: Self-declared spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Photo: UNI The verdict that all—especially his thousands of followers —have been waiting for is finally out....
Ashutosh Maharaj Case: A Matter of Faith

Ashutosh Maharaj Case: A Matter of Faith

Above: (Left) Ashutosh Maharaj, who is supposed to be in samadhi; (right) the Dera which he heads claims to have 15 lakh followers across...
Vipin Pubby

Nepotism Rules the Roost

Above: Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh is being accused of doling out favours while appointing state law officers. Photo: UNI Generosity knows no bounds among...
SC rebukes Punjab govt for prolonging SYL canal issue

SC rebukes Punjab govt for prolonging SYL canal issue

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (July 11) ordered that the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal must be built by both Punjab and Haryana together and while the case...
Punjab Liquor Vends: What an Act!

Punjab Liquor Vends: What an Act!

Above :Punjab has become the first state to take the legislative route to dodge the Supreme Court verdict allowing hotels, restaurants and clubs situated...
Highway liquor ban: Punjab amends excise bill to sidestep SC order

Highway liquor ban: Punjab amends excise bill to sidestep SC order

Punjab has found a way around the Supreme Court’s directive that liquor cannot be sold within 500 metres of a state or national highway....
ASG presents shockingly low number for homeless in UP; when probed by SC, says drop the report

Centre calls a meeting on April 20 to settle Sutlej-Yamuna link issue

Supreme Court refuses to add politics, will hear the matter again on April 27 The Sutlej-Yamuna water link canal case drags on at the Supreme...
Photo Credit: Anil Shakya

States argue against ban on liquor shops within 500m of highways

The issue of the banning of liquor vends in the proximity of highways (500m) came up for hearing again on March 29, before the...
Verdict 2017

BJP crosses 300 in UP; Congress grabs Punjab

The BJP wave grew into a tsunami and threw all calculations awry. Once considered a small challenger, the saffron party emerged the biggest victor...
The Modi Mirage has worked

The Modi Mirage has worked

~By Sujit Bhar Was the media disoriented in reporting about the BJP wave in UP, or while reporting about the Congress appeal in Punjab? Were...
Sometimes, misinformation works better than facts: Akhilesh

Misinformation works better than facts: Akhilesh Yadav

A despondent UP chief minister Akhilesh Singh Yadav held a press conference around 5pm on March 11. Yadav seemed to have been hit hard...
Celebrations at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

BJP virtually sure of 300 in UP; Congress sure of Punjab

Even as the BJP tsunami swept over Uttar Pradesh and leading in Manipur even, with Goa still in the balance as the clock struck 2:10pm on...
Verdict 2017

BJP sweeps UP assembly polls 2017

Uttar Pradesh The wave was not expected. Or maybe it was. Uttar Pradesh has been saffronised. In the latest update, as of six minutes to...
Senior advocate KTS Tulsi. Photo: indianbarassociation.org

How Can We Say the Constitution Has Been Successful?: KTS Tulsi

iewKTS Tulsi, an Indian politician and senior advocate of the Supreme Court, is noted for representing Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, who was accused...
Sutlej-Yamuna link canal must be built, says SC

Sutlej-Yamuna link canal must be built, says SC

The Supreme Court bench of Justices PC Ghose and Amitava Roy on February 22 directed that the court’s order on the Sutlej-Yamuna water link...
Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. Photo; UNI

EC puts brakes on FM’s Budget Speech

The commission has instructed the centre that there should be no mention of plans or work done in states going to polls this year...
(L-R) PM Modi has gained personally as the demonetisation move has projected him as a decisive and strong leader; the people, despite all odds, are not yet ready to criticise Modi. Photos: UNI

Modi riding demonetisation tiger

People are going through the pain of Modi’s demonetisation move in the belief that black money will be curbed. The acid test will be...
Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. Photo; UNI

Jan 10 deadline for govt on EC query

Election Commission seeks centre's response on Budget postponement demanded by opposition parties By Sujit Bhar The Election Commission (EC) has now acted on the appeal by...
People queuing up at a polling booth in Moradabad, UP. Photo: UNI

EC sounds poll bugle in five states

Seven phases in UP polls, two in Manipur, and a single phase for Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand The Election Commission has announced the polling dates...
Parliamentarians and leaders from various political parties march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan against the government’s demonetization move. Photo: UNI

Is Demonetization Godsend for the Opposition?

While Modi claims that demonetization has helped the common man, his opponents are seeing this as a golden chance to attack him and increase...
The dilapidated SYL Canal at Ropar, Punjab. Photo: The Indian Express

SYL’s Choppy Waters

While the apex court has ruled in favor of Haryana and not Punjab in the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal dispute, it is sure to...

Brand of Shame

Twenty-four years after four women from Punjab were branded on their foreheads as pickpockets, the guilty policemen have got away with a mild punishment...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (left) and Lt-Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung (right). Photo: UNI

Kejriwal’s Dented Image: Will It Affect Forthcoming Polls? 

The Delhi CM’s ding-dong battle with Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung and others have often seen him vanquished. Will this have an impact on the forthcoming...
Men load a cow onto a truck in the Jantar Mantar area of New Delhi

Milking the Cow

Way back in the fifties, the Supreme Court ruled that a ban on cattle slaughter would seriously affect some occupations. But today, we are...
Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore (photo: UNI); The Capitol Complex in Chandigarh showcases the architecture designed by Le Corbusier

Chandigarh: Back to Governor’s Rule

The center’s decision to appoint an independent administrator for Chandigarh saw political parties up in arms as they demanded control be restored with Raj...

Stay continues on Jat quota

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has refused to vacate its May 26 stay order on quotas granted by the Haryana government in jobs...

Punjab and Haryana High Court pulls up Centre and NCRB over CNG Pipeline

Punjab and Haryana High Court has slammed the centre and the National Gas Regulatory Board (NCRB) for going slow on the construction of CNG...

Bailable warrants against Punjab officers for not appearing before NGT

Taking strict note of repeated absence of authorities from Punjab in the case regarding groundwater pollution in the state, the National Green Tribunal has...

'Punjab' - 48 News Results

Granthis with the Shri Guru Granth Sahib in the inner sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple in Amritsar

Panthic Votes: Slugfest over Religion

Above: Granthis with the Shri Guru Granth Sahib in the inner sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple in Amritsar The move to make acts of...
The Punjab assembly passed the IPC (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2018

Section 295AA: Holier Than Thou

Above:  The Punjab assembly passed the IPC (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2018 By enacting a new law against blasphemy, the legislative assembly of Punjab has put...
Tussle Over Chandigarh: An Unrealistic Demand?

Tussle Over Chandigarh: An Unrealistic Demand?

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh has written to the home minister asking for Chandigarh to be restored to his state. But this is easier...
The drug menace in Punjab has claimed the lives of at least 27 young people in June, say media reports

Drug Menace in Punjab: High and Half-Baked

Above: The drug menace in Punjab has claimed the lives of at least 27 young people in June, say media reports While the drug problem...
Punjab and Haryana have been told to ask their police forces to not specify the castes of complainants or the accused/Photo: UNI

Punjab Police Rules: Crime and Caste

Above: Punjab and Haryana have been told to ask their police forces to not specify the castes of complainants or the accused/Photo: UNI The Punjab...
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh with his colleagues in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha

Punjab State Legislature Act: Rewarding Favourites

Above: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh with his colleagues in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha/Photo: diprpunjab.gov.in The Punjab government is proposing to bring amendments into Punjab...
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has finally allowed a petitioner to appear through conferencing via Whatsapp and Skype/Photo: Wikimedia

Video-Conferencing: Bridging the Distance

Above: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has finally allowed a petitioner to appear through conferencing via Whatsapp and Skype/Photo: Wikimedia In a novel move,...
Farmers burn the stubble after harvesting/Photo Courtesy: Greenpeace

Stubble Burning in Punjab and Haryana: Burning Issue

Above: Farmers burn the stubble after harvesting/Photo Courtesy: Greenpeace Since it does not cause smog, the problems caused by smouldering stubble smoke during April-May might...
CM of Punjab Capt Amrinder Singh

SHO arrest ahead of by-election in Punjab puts administration on tenterhooks

Above: CM of Punjab Capt Amrinder Singh   ~By Vipin Pubby Even as the entire nation’s focus was on the high-decibels and high-stakes Assembly elections...
Abuse in Shelter Homes: Dens of Depravity

Abuse in Shelter Homes: Dens of Depravity

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence Increasing incidents of rape and molestation of children in supposedly safe havens (shelter homes) reveal the revolting exploitation of kids...
Parking is now a messy affair in Chandigarh, sans any discipline/Photo Courtesy: hellotricity.in

Illegal Sprawl: “City Beautiful” Turns Ugly

Above: Parking is now a messy affair in Chandigarh, sans any discipline/Photo Courtesy: hellotricity.in Chandigarh is witnessing a construction spree as it is being converted...
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Road rage case: Will Sidhu Survive This Bouncer?

Above: Navjot Singh Sidhu Though the Supreme Court has reserved its judgment in a case that is 30 years old, a conviction could lead to...
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Road rage case involving Sidhu: Sidhu’s counsel raises doubts on the eyewitnesses’ testimonies

Above: Navjot Singh Sidhu   The Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 17) dealing with road rage case in which Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is...
Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab

Singing a Different Tune

Navjot Singh SidhuAbove: Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab In an effort to check obscene songs which glorify drugs, use of weapons and alcohol abuse,...
Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST issue, in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI

SC/ST Act dilution row: Supreme Court declines urgent hearing of govt’s review petition

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during  Bharat Bandh over SC/ST issue, in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI Apex court rejected the centre’s request...
Appointment of Chief Principal Secretary: Courting Controversy

Close Encounters

Above: Bureaucrat Suresh Kumar with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh A single bench of the high court has set aside the appointment of a retired IAS...
Lahoria group members, comprising mostly youngsters, posing with guns in Jalandhar/Photo: Facebook/Gounder gang

Gang Busting

Above: Lahoria group members, comprising mostly youngsters, posing with guns in Jalandhar/Photo: Facebook/Gounder gang With numerous gangs sprouting in Punjab, the Amarinder Singh government has...
Conjugal Visits: The Human Touch

Conjugal Visits in Prison: The Human Touch

In a sensitive order, a Madurai bench grants a convict two weeks' leave to enjoy procreation rights and paves the way for more such...
Punjab’s leader of opposition Sukhpal Khaira addressing a press conference in Chandigarh. Photo: UNI

AAP’s Tainted Leader

Above: Punjab’s leader of opposition Sukhpal Khaira addressing a press conference in Chandigarh. Photo: UNI The leader of the opposition in the state assembly, Sukhpal...
Lead picture: UNI

SC dismisses petition for use of VVPAT in two by-elections

The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking the use of VVPAT with EVMs in the by-elections in Gurdaspur in Punjab and Vengara in...
Ram Rahim

Ram Rahim guilty of rape, sentencing on Monday

Above: Self-declared spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Photo: UNI The verdict that all—especially his thousands of followers —have been waiting for is finally out....
Ashutosh Maharaj Case: A Matter of Faith

Ashutosh Maharaj Case: A Matter of Faith

Above: (Left) Ashutosh Maharaj, who is supposed to be in samadhi; (right) the Dera which he heads claims to have 15 lakh followers across...
Vipin Pubby

Nepotism Rules the Roost

Above: Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh is being accused of doling out favours while appointing state law officers. Photo: UNI Generosity knows no bounds among...
SC rebukes Punjab govt for prolonging SYL canal issue

SC rebukes Punjab govt for prolonging SYL canal issue

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (July 11) ordered that the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal must be built by both Punjab and Haryana together and while the case...
Punjab Liquor Vends: What an Act!

Punjab Liquor Vends: What an Act!

Above :Punjab has become the first state to take the legislative route to dodge the Supreme Court verdict allowing hotels, restaurants and clubs situated...
Highway liquor ban: Punjab amends excise bill to sidestep SC order

Highway liquor ban: Punjab amends excise bill to sidestep SC order

Punjab has found a way around the Supreme Court’s directive that liquor cannot be sold within 500 metres of a state or national highway....
ASG presents shockingly low number for homeless in UP; when probed by SC, says drop the report

Centre calls a meeting on April 20 to settle Sutlej-Yamuna link issue

Supreme Court refuses to add politics, will hear the matter again on April 27 The Sutlej-Yamuna water link canal case drags on at the Supreme...
Photo Credit: Anil Shakya

States argue against ban on liquor shops within 500m of highways

The issue of the banning of liquor vends in the proximity of highways (500m) came up for hearing again on March 29, before the...
Verdict 2017

BJP crosses 300 in UP; Congress grabs Punjab

The BJP wave grew into a tsunami and threw all calculations awry. Once considered a small challenger, the saffron party emerged the biggest victor...
The Modi Mirage has worked

The Modi Mirage has worked

~By Sujit Bhar Was the media disoriented in reporting about the BJP wave in UP, or while reporting about the Congress appeal in Punjab? Were...
Sometimes, misinformation works better than facts: Akhilesh

Misinformation works better than facts: Akhilesh Yadav

A despondent UP chief minister Akhilesh Singh Yadav held a press conference around 5pm on March 11. Yadav seemed to have been hit hard...
Celebrations at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

BJP virtually sure of 300 in UP; Congress sure of Punjab

Even as the BJP tsunami swept over Uttar Pradesh and leading in Manipur even, with Goa still in the balance as the clock struck 2:10pm on...
Verdict 2017

BJP sweeps UP assembly polls 2017

Uttar Pradesh The wave was not expected. Or maybe it was. Uttar Pradesh has been saffronised. In the latest update, as of six minutes to...
Senior advocate KTS Tulsi. Photo: indianbarassociation.org

How Can We Say the Constitution Has Been Successful?: KTS Tulsi

iewKTS Tulsi, an Indian politician and senior advocate of the Supreme Court, is noted for representing Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, who was accused...
Sutlej-Yamuna link canal must be built, says SC

Sutlej-Yamuna link canal must be built, says SC

The Supreme Court bench of Justices PC Ghose and Amitava Roy on February 22 directed that the court’s order on the Sutlej-Yamuna water link...
Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. Photo; UNI

EC puts brakes on FM’s Budget Speech

The commission has instructed the centre that there should be no mention of plans or work done in states going to polls this year...
(L-R) PM Modi has gained personally as the demonetisation move has projected him as a decisive and strong leader; the people, despite all odds, are not yet ready to criticise Modi. Photos: UNI

Modi riding demonetisation tiger

People are going through the pain of Modi’s demonetisation move in the belief that black money will be curbed. The acid test will be...
Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. Photo; UNI

Jan 10 deadline for govt on EC query

Election Commission seeks centre's response on Budget postponement demanded by opposition parties By Sujit Bhar The Election Commission (EC) has now acted on the appeal by...
People queuing up at a polling booth in Moradabad, UP. Photo: UNI

EC sounds poll bugle in five states

Seven phases in UP polls, two in Manipur, and a single phase for Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand The Election Commission has announced the polling dates...
Parliamentarians and leaders from various political parties march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan against the government’s demonetization move. Photo: UNI

Is Demonetization Godsend for the Opposition?

While Modi claims that demonetization has helped the common man, his opponents are seeing this as a golden chance to attack him and increase...
The dilapidated SYL Canal at Ropar, Punjab. Photo: The Indian Express

SYL’s Choppy Waters

While the apex court has ruled in favor of Haryana and not Punjab in the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal dispute, it is sure to...

Brand of Shame

Twenty-four years after four women from Punjab were branded on their foreheads as pickpockets, the guilty policemen have got away with a mild punishment...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (left) and Lt-Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung (right). Photo: UNI

Kejriwal’s Dented Image: Will It Affect Forthcoming Polls? 

The Delhi CM’s ding-dong battle with Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung and others have often seen him vanquished. Will this have an impact on the forthcoming...
Men load a cow onto a truck in the Jantar Mantar area of New Delhi

Milking the Cow

Way back in the fifties, the Supreme Court ruled that a ban on cattle slaughter would seriously affect some occupations. But today, we are...
Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore (photo: UNI); The Capitol Complex in Chandigarh showcases the architecture designed by Le Corbusier

Chandigarh: Back to Governor’s Rule

The center’s decision to appoint an independent administrator for Chandigarh saw political parties up in arms as they demanded control be restored with Raj...

Stay continues on Jat quota

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has refused to vacate its May 26 stay order on quotas granted by the Haryana government in jobs...

Punjab and Haryana High Court pulls up Centre and NCRB over CNG Pipeline

Punjab and Haryana High Court has slammed the centre and the National Gas Regulatory Board (NCRB) for going slow on the construction of CNG...

Bailable warrants against Punjab officers for not appearing before NGT

Taking strict note of repeated absence of authorities from Punjab in the case regarding groundwater pollution in the state, the National Green Tribunal has...

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