Delhi court to pronounce sentence to OP Chautala tomorrow in DA case, reserves order

New Delhi, May 26 The Rouse Avenue Court of Delhi will pronounce its order on the sentence on Friday tomorrow against former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala in a…

Assistant General Manager of PUNSUP suspended

Chandigarh, May 26 Punjab Government has suspended Assistant General Manager (IT) PUNSUP Head office with immediate effect.

Vigilance Bureau registers case against 2 ex-sarpanches, 2 JEs in Fatehgarh Sahib

Chandigarh, May 26 The Vigilance Bureau have registered a case against two former sarpanches and two Junior Engineers in Fatehgarh Sahib, for siphoning off Rs 21 lakh. Details are awaited.

Japanese man spends Rs 12 lakh to ‘become a dog’

Chandigarh, May 26 It was his dream to look like an animal. The Japanese man went all the way to transform himself into a “collie”, a breed of dog, which…

Pakistan national to visit ancestral village in Bathinda after 75 years

Amritsar, May 26 Pakistan national Sadiq Khan could not ask for more, for he will be visiting his ancestral village Phulewal in Bathinda district for the first time since the…

Former IAS, IPS, PCS & Army officers’ body appreciate CM for decisive action against corruption

Chandigarh, May 26 A special meeting of the ‘Kirti Kisan Forum’ of former IAS, IPS, Provincial Services and Army officers was held for expert and serious discussions on the challenges…

Delhi court likely to deliver quantum of sentence for OP Chautala in DA case today

New Delhi, May 26 The Rouse Avenue Court of Delhi on Thursday is likely to pronounce sentencing against former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala in a disproportionate assets (DA)…

Chandigarh DC Vinay Partap chairs meeting ahead of 8th International Yoga Day

Chandigarh, May 26 A meeting was held on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Chandigarh DC Vinay Partap Singh to discuss details of the 8th International Yoga Day which will be…

Chandigarh MC Commissioner and DC inspect Vegetable Market at Sector 26

Chandigarh, May 26 Anindita Mitra, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation and Vinay Partap Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh on Wednesday jointly inspected the Vegetable Market, Sector 26 to check the sanitation condition over…

Aravali Safari Park to be set up in area of 10,000 acres in Haryana

New Delhi, May 26 World-class design and standards will be set for the Aravali Safari Park to be set up in an area of 10 thousand acres in Haryana. In…

27-year-old HP woman becomes first Indian to scale four 8k metre peaks in 25 days

Chandigarh, May 26 Baljeet Kaur, a resident of Solan in Himachal Pradesh, has become the first Indian mountaineer to scale four 8,000 metre peaks in less than a month after…

TV Artist shot dead by terrorists in Budgam, her nephew also injured in attack

Budgam, May 26 A woman was shot dead by terrorists in the Chadoora area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said on Wednesday adding that her minor nephew, was…

EC announces schedule for Bye-election in Parliamentary/Assembly Constituencies of various states

New Delhi, May 26 Election Commission of India has announced schedule for bye-election to fill vacancies in the following Parliamentary/Assembly Constituencies of various States: – Sl. No. Name of State…

In a first, Punjab Govt to present paperless budget

Chandigarh, May 25 For the first time in Punjab, the ruling AAP government will present a paperless budget. “A gospel in the name of Punjabis .., My government has decided…

SGPC serious on Gurbani Kirtan with string instrument at Golden Temple

Amritsar, May 25  Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has initiated the efforts following the directions from Sri Akal Takht Sahib to revive Gurbani Kirtan singing at Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib,…

Beware! WhatsApp fraudsters on prowl, cautions Punjab Police

Chandigarh, May 25 The State Cyber Crime Cell of Punjab Police on Wednesday issued an advisory for the people of Punjab suggesting to be vigilant about messages demanding financial/administrative favours…

Complete rectification work of all black spots to reduce mortality rate in road accidents, directs Laljit Bhullar

Chandigarh, May 25 Punjab Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar, on Wednesday, directed all the road owning departments and agencies to complete the rectification work of all accidental black spots on…

Mann Govt issues advisory on open borewells in state

Chandigarh, May 25 The Bhagwant Mann goverment on Wednesday issued advisory on the open borewells in Punjab. CM has ordered strict action on open borewells. As per advisory, criminal action…

DC orders to constitute flying squads to keep watch over mining activities and movement of minerals

  P S Walia Kapurthala, May 25 Deputy commissioner kapurthala Vishesh Sarangal cum chairman of District Task force on Mining today asked the mining , police, drainage officials to constituted…

Bhagwant Mann launches portal for benefiting farmers

Chandigarh, Mat 25 Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday launched a portal where farmers can avail benefits from government schemes. “We are happy that our campaign to save water of…

Kapurthala bags top position in ease of doing business across the state

   P S Walia Kapurthala , May 25   Secures 67.28 % marks to beat Jalandhar and Bathinda on second and third position CEO Investment promotion hails the efforts of…

Bhagwant Mann makes mother tongue Punjabi compulsory in aptitude test for government jobs

Chandigarh, May 25 Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced that mother tongue Punjab has been made mandatory in the aptitude test for government jobs . “Punjabi has been made compulsory. At least…

Canada PM Justin Trudeau lends a hand at Surrey’s Guru Nanak Food Bank; extends gratitude to volunteers

Chandigarh, May 25 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday took time out to lend a hand at the Guru Nanak Food Bank, Surrey, to pack some boxes. He extended…

Bharat Bandh today over caste-based census demand

New Delhi, May 25 The All India Backward and Minority Communities Employees Federation (BAMCEF) has called for a Bharat Bandh today demanding a caste-based census. The strike has been called…

Dangling wire, 55-yr-old man electrocuted in Faridabad

Faridabad, May 25 A 55-year-old man got electrocuted in Shiv Durga Vihar of the Lakkadpur area of the city this morning. The police have registered a case in this regard.…

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar lays stones of 4 development works

Karnal, May 25 Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of four development projects costing Rs 88.29 crore from Panchayat Bhawan today. He inaugurated Shri Ghantakarna…

Immigration consultant in Chandigarh dupes 14 of Rs 2.20 crore

Chandigarh, May 25 The police have booked Arvinder, owner of AS Immigration Consultant, Sector 34, for allegedly duping 14 people of Rs 2.20 crore on the pretext of sending them…

Chandigarh witnesses 13 fresh Covid cases

Chandigarh, May 25 The city witnessed 13 new cases of Covid on Tuesday, taking the active caseload to 70. While there was no fresh fatality, eight patients recovered from the…

Chandigarh sees coldest day of season with maximum temperature 8.5°C below normal

Chandigarh, May 25 The city today saw the coldest day of this summer so far. The maximum temperature further dropped to 29.6°C, 8.5°C below normal. Yesterday, the city had recorded…

Mark Zuckerberg sued over data breach

Washington, May 25 The District of Columbia (DC) on Monday sued Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg, seeking to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a privacy breach of…

Snow, rain revive cold wave in higher hills, tribal areas in Himachal

Shimla, May 25 Widespread rain, thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds with speed ranging from 30 to 40 kmph lashed most parts of Himachal while snowfall occurred at isolated places in…

Court accepts diet plan for Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu

Patiala, May 25 Accepting the recommendations of the board of doctors for former PCC president Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is currently lodged in the Patiala Central Jail, the Court of…

UK nursing lecturer makes fun of Sikh colleague’s ‘turban’, gets fired from country’s medical register

London, May 25 A qualified nurse and senior lecturer at a UK university has been struck off the country’s medical register over misconduct, which involved the harassment of a Sikh…

Mann govt has zero-tolerance policy towards corruption, says AAP spokesperson

Chandigarh, May 25 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday lauded Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann for his prompt decision to sack and take legal action against state cabinet minister Vijay…

Bhagwant Mann interacts with delegation of Tata Memorial Centre

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, May 25 Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann interacting with visiting delegation of Tata Memorial Centre led by its Director Dr. Rajendra Badwe at his official…

US: Eighteen children, one teacher among 21 killed in Texas school shooting

Texas, May 25 An 18-year-old gunman killed 18 children and 1 teacher among 21 in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The shooter also died. Texas Governor Greg…

“ Mission khaki “ to prepare youths for police recruitment in Kapurthala

P S Walia Kapurthala, May 24 In an applaudable move , the district administration with the initiative of Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal and SSP Rajbachan Singh Sandhu has launched the…

PTC MD Rabindra Narayan released from Patiala Jail

Patiala, May 24 PTC MD Rabindra Narayan was released from the Patiala Jail on Tuesday. He was welcomed by PTC team. Following his release, Rabindra Narayan went to pay obeisance at…

Simranjit Singh Mann to content from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat

Sangrur, May 24 Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) President Simranjit Singh Mann will contest a bypoll from the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency. According to Punjabi News, the decision was taken at…

Explainer: Is the 4-nation Quad an ‘Asian NATO’?

Tokyo, May 24 Leaders of the US, Japan, Australia and India gathered in Tokyo on Tuesday for a summit of the “Quad.” What is the group, where did it come…

8 ex-MLAs join Congress in Haryana

Chandigarh, May 24 The Congress today got a shot in the arm, with eight former MLAs joining the party in the presence of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) chief…

Haryana civic polls on June 19

Chandigarh, May 24 The election to 46 municipalities, including 28 municipal committees and 18 municipal councils, will be held on June 19, State Election Commissioner Dhanpat Singh said here today.…

Lawrence Bishnoi gang member gets 1-yr jail in Arms Act case

Chandigarh, May 24 A local court has sentenced Inderpreet Singh, alias Parry, an alleged member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, to undergo simple imprisonment for a period of one year…

Consider Panjab University’s conversion into Central varsity: HC

Chandigarh, May 24 The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Central Government, through the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Education, to consider the issue of…

Mohali areas go without power

Mohali, May 24 Strong winds and rain last night led to power outages in most parts of Mohali. Residents complained that power was disrupted for long hours in Kharar, Zirakpur,…

6th Punjab Pay Commission: Chandigarh staff to get over 5-yr arrears

Chandigarh, May 24 UT employees have something to cheer about. The Administration has decided to pay arrears of more than five and a half years to 24,858 employees. According to…

Haryanvi singer, missing since May 11, found buried near roadside in Meham

New Delhi, May 24 The Delhi Police have arrested two persons for killing a Haryana singer, who went missing on May 11, an official said on Tuesday. The mutilated body…

Raja Warring demands removal of Giani Harpreet Singh from Akal Takht

Chandigarh, May 24 Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring demanded the removal of Giani Harpreet Singh from the post of Akal Takht Jathedar after his remarks about keeping weapons.…

NASA accuses China of stealing space technology

Beijing [China], May 24 America’s space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has accused China of stealing unclassified American technology, ranging from military secrets to medical research. During…

Comedian Bharti Singh’s joke on Beard: Minorities Commission seeks report from Punjab and Maharashtra

New Delhi, May 24 National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has sought reports from the governments of Punjab and Maharashtra on the matter of comedian Bharti Singh’s remarks on beard and moustaches.…

I’m not running your Twitter account’ Elon Musk tells Indian ‘Twitter friend’

San Francisco [USA], May 24 Tesla CEO Elon Musk is highly active on Twitter these days, also it seems that he is fond of replying regularly to a Pune-based Indian…

Arvind Kejriwal assures new Delhi LG full cooperation from his govt

New Delhi, May 24 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday extended a “warm welcome” to the newly appointed new Lieutenant-Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena and assured him “full cooperation” from…

Construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is in full swing: Temple Trust

Ayodhya, May 24 Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra (SRJBTK) on Monday informed that the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is in full swing. The construction work of the…

Quad Summit begins in Tokyo

Tokyo [Japan], May 24 With a firm eye on the Indo-Pacific region, the meeting of Quadrilateral Dialogue (QUAD) kicked off in Tokyo on Tuesday to review the progress made by…

PTC MD Rabindra Narayan granted bail & 4 others given anticipatory bail

Chandigarh, May 23 The Punjab and Haryana High Court has granted bail to PTC Network MD Rabindra Narayan in the alleged ‘Miss PTC Punjabi’ illegal detention and sexual harassment case.…

Orange alert issued for Punjab

  The Fact News Service Ludhiana, May 23 The Punjab Meteorological Department has issued Orange Alert in Punjab warning that strong winds and hailstorms will prevail on Monday and Tuesday.…

Working on plan to take Punjab forward in Horticulture, says Bhagwant Mann

Chandigarh, May 23 Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday held a meeting with the officers of State Horticulture Department. “We are working on a plan to take Punjab forward…

Direct Seeding of Rice: A perspective on crucial issues

  The looming “water-crisis” is going to present the single biggest threat to agro-economic and socio-economic stability in Punjab. In fact, water-scarcity is worsening because of the continued over-exploitation of…

Mobile phones seized from gangster and terrorist during checking of jail barracks

Ferozepur, May 23 During the two different search operations carried out, mobiles were seized from two terrorist and gangster jail inmates. While around 175 mobiles have been recovered during the…

“The Best Is Yet To Come”: PM Modi’s Op-ed On India-Japan Relations

New Delhi, May 23 The India-Japan relationship has new responsibilities and goals including amid the Covid pandemic as global tensions and disruptive challenges to stability and security in the Indo-Pacific…

Woman employee of Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib, Patiala, killed

Patiala, May 23 A 48-year-old woman was found murdered in a residential quarter of Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib last night. The deceased has been identified as Satwinder Kaur, a regular employee…