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Everything you need to know about Hoshiarpur: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Hoshiarpur: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

India, Pak should have flexible visa rules for Sufi shrine visitors: Ex- lawmaker

October 28, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Hoshiarpur, Oct 28 (ANI): Former Pakistani senator Choudhary Muhammad Anwar Bhinder has said that both India and Pakistan must find ways to reduce paperwork related to the granting of visas to citizens of the two counties, especially those wanting to visit religious spots and shrine.

AISECT launches its common service centre project in Punjab

January 7, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Chandigarh, Jan.7 (ANI): AISECT, which is India's largest Education and Training Services network, has launched its Common Service Centre (CSC) project in Punjab.

Illicit liquor consumption claims a dozen lives near Punjab town of Dasuya

October 29, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Dasuya (Punjab), Oct. 29 (ANI): At least twelve persons succumbed and over 15 fell ill after consuming country liquor near Dasuya town in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district.


Babbar Khalsa International militant escapes from Police custody in Hoshiarpur

October 18, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Oct.18 (ANI): A militant of the banned outfit Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) managed to escape from detention on Monday in Punjab's Hoshiarpur District.

Heavy rain continues to lash parts of Haryana

August 22, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Chandigarh, Aug. 22 (ANI): Moderate to heavy rains continued to lash different parts of Haryana on Sunday with the water level of the swollen Yamuna river further increasing.

Commonwealth Games: Queen's baton arrives in India

June 25, 2010 at 11:23 AM

Amritsar, June 25 (ANI): The Queen's Baton Relay for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) arrived in India from Pakistan via the Wagah Border on Friday.

Pakistani boy, who strayed into India in a cross-border train, returns

March 13, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Amritsar, Mar 13 (ANI): Thirteen-year-old Atiq Ahmad was reunited with his family on Friday after he was deported back to Pakistan through Wagah Border, within hours of his release from Hoshiarpur.

Power projects based on biomass to generate employment in rural areas: Dr. Abdullah

February 19, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Chandigarh, Feb 19(ANI): Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday laid the foundation stone for two power projects based on biomass in Punjab.

A dream house to promote Punjabi culture and values

January 13, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Amritsar, Jan 13(ANI): In an age of technology and automation, life has become perfunctory, but Manpreet Singh of Amritsar has set a different example by deciding to live in a mud house and be in tune with nature.

Kinnow farming attracting Punjab farmers

December 21, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Ferozepur, Dec 21(ANI): Kinnow farming is proving to be a major attraction for farmers in Punjab.

Deployment of women constables cheers farmers in Punjab's border villages

September 11, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Rorawala (India-Pakistan Border), Sep.11 (ANI): As women constables of the Border Security Force (BSF) were deployed at the India-Pakistan International Border on Friday, a wave of cheer overwhelmed the villagers here.

BSF deploys women guards on Pakistan border in Punjab

September 11, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Ferozepur (Punjab), Sep 11 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) deployed the first batch of women guards on Pakistan border in Punjab.

Dr. Satinder Sartaj takes Sufism to music lovers across the world

August 30, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Ludhiana, Aug.30 (ANI): Satinder Sartaj is today known as a poet and sufi singer not just in Punjab all over the country, even abroad among ethnic Indians.

Political parties are not covered under RTI, says CIC

July 31, 2009 at 5:06 PM

New Delhi, July 31(ANI): The Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that political parties are not covered under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Punjab farmers bring revolution with cooperative society

June 22, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), June 22 (ANI): Farmers in Hoshiarpur district, who set up Farmers' Produce Promotional Society (FAPRO) in 2001, have proved how an alert farming community can help bring about a revolution in farming.

Huge cache of arms seized in Panchkula

June 7, 2009 at 11:25 AM

Panchkula (Haryana) June 7 (ANI): Haryana police on Saturday seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition and arrested three persons in Panchkula.

Punjab to pay millions for riot damages

May 31, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) A week after rioters brought the state to a standstill and caused extensive damage to public and private properties, the Punjab government Sunday announced that it will pay compensation to all those who suffered losses.

Curfew lifted in trouble-torn areas of Punjab

May 28, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Chandigarh, May 28 (ANI): Following improvement in the situation in areas hit by violence, day curfew was lifted in Jalandhar, Phagwara, Hoshiarpur, Malout and Ludhiana in Punjab.

As Badals pray, Punjab returns to normalcy

May 27, 2009 at 9:23 PM

Jalandhar, May 27 (IANS) Punjab, reeling under violence since Sunday, returned to normalcy Wednesday, on a day Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son, Deputy Chief Minister and Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal prayed at the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines.

Normalcy returning to Punjab, railway traffic resumes

May 27, 2009 at 1:15 PM

Chandigarh, May 27 (ANI): Punjab is slowly returning to normal, as railway traffic has resumed in the state.

Trucks, trains start plying in Punjab again

May 27, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Jalandhar, May 27 (IANS) Road and rail traffic in Punjab was back to normal Wednesday with no violence being reported in the state overnight. But security forces continued to keep a close watch on the central region, which was most affected by the violence triggered by the killing of a Sikh religious leader in a clash in a gurdwara in Vienna.

Centre provides 2,500 paramilitary personnel of central forces to Punjab

May 26, 2009 at 8:07 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): The Centre has provided 2500 personnel of para military forces to Punjab in order to bring the strife-torn situation to normalcy. It has also assured the State of more assistance if required.

Violence leaves Punjab poorer by Rs.7,000 crore: Assocham

May 26, 2009 at 7:52 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Punjab has incurred property losses of up to Rs.7,000 crore on account of the violence by followers of the Dera Sachh Khand sect, according to conservative estimates arrived at by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).

Full compensation for losses in unrest: Badal

May 26, 2009 at 5:39 PM

Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday said his government was willing to pay full compensation for the losses people have suffered in violence in the state following the killing of a Dera Sachh Khand leader in a gurdwara in Austria's capital Vienna Sunday.

Punjab assembly by-poll postponed to June 12

May 26, 2009 at 5:39 PM

Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) The by-election for Punjab's Nurmahal assembly seat, which was to be held Thursday, has now been postponed to June 12 following widespread violence in the state, the Election Commission announced Tuesday.

Curfew relaxed briefly in violence-hit Punjab, Badal calls for all-party meet

May 26, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Chandigarh, May 26 (ANI): Curfew was relaxed for a brief while in some parts of Punjab on Tuesday, though there were reports of sporadic violence.

Punjab situation not quite normal: Chidambaram

May 25, 2009 at 6:25 PM

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The situation in Punjab 'is not quite normal' and the government hopes peace will return soon, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Monday as mobs were on the rampage in the state to protest the death of a Sikh sect leader in a clash in a gurdwara in Austrian capital Vienna.

Delhi-Lahore bus stopped, curfew imposed in Ludhiana

May 25, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Ludhiana, May 25 (IANS) The Delhi-Lahore bus service 'Sada-e-Sarhad' was stopped by authorities in Punjab's industrial city of Ludhiana Monday following large-scale violent protests by Dera Sachh Khand sect followers in the state, opposing the attack on sect leaders in the Austrian capital Vienna.

Army provides 13 columns for Punjab unrest

May 25, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) The Western Command of the Indian Army has provided 13 columns of personnel to the civil authorities in Punjab to help control the unrest owing to the clash among Sikhs in a Vienna gurudwara, an Army spokesperson said here Monday.

Punjab tense after night of violence, army called in

May 25, 2009 at 8:37 AM

Jalandhar (Punjab), May 25 (IANS) Towns in Punjab remained tense Monday morning after a night of violence Sunday by protestors belonging to a Dalit Sikh sect protesting a clash in a gurudwara in Austria's capital Vienna.

Curfew in Jalandhar after Vienna Gurudwara clash

May 25, 2009 at 12:29 AM

Jalandhar, May 24 (IANS) A clash between two groups in a gurudwara in Austrian capital Vienna in which 11 people were injured Sunday triggered tension in Punjab, with curfew being imposed in this city and several vehicles being torched here and elsewhere in the state.

With a 289 margin, Punjab EVM develops snag

May 16, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), May 16 (IANS) Counting for the Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat went through several tense hours Saturday afternoon when an electronic voting machine (EVM) developed a snag at a time when one candidate was leading over another by just 289 votes.

Radical Sikh leaders use 'no vote' provision

May 14, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Radical Sikh leaders from the Dal Khalsa Wednesday exercised their franchise but rejected all candidates and parties under provision 49-O of the election code.

Rahul says, Congress will always stand for ordinary person

May 11, 2009 at 9:37 PM

Amritsar, May 11 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that his party would always stand for the ordinary man unlike the National Democratic Alliance, which ignored various sections of society, including the poor, the farmers and the Dalits during its tenure.

Afzal to be hanged when his turn comes: Rahul Gandhi

May 9, 2009 at 10:34 PM

Mohali/Hoshiarpur (Punjab), May 9 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Saturday said Afzal Guru, who is on death row after being convicted for the 2001 parliament attack, will be hanged when his 'turn comes'.

BJP dividing the country: Rahul Gandhi

May 9, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), May 9 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Saturday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for trying to divide the country in various ways.

Third front not a viable alternative: Modi

May 8, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Pathankot (Punjab), May 8 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi Friday said the third front put up by some political parties was not a viable alternative.

For whom the Punjab highway toll?

December 13, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Chandigarh, Dec 13 (IANS) A 130-km long highway in Punjab seems to have hit potholes with many questioning why the road was handed over to a private operator who is collecting hundreds of rupees from motorists as toll fee every day.

Punjab to get two medi-cities with rural focus

December 10, 2008 at 7:30 PM

Chandigarh, Dec 10 (IANS) Punjab's Mohali and Hoshiarpur districts would by next year have two medi-cities focusing on the needs of the rural populace, the sponsoring group said here Wednesday.

Experience farm stay in Punjab, with kinnows thrown in

December 9, 2008 at 11:11 AM

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Dec 9 (IANS) The sight of hundreds of orange-coloured kinnows hanging on small trees is tempting enough for anyone to get up - close and personal. And that is exactly what a young farmer and his wife in Punjab are offering to tourists from cities as part of experiencing village life.

Handkerchief art gets legal protection in Himachal Pradesh

November 13, 2008 at 11:53 AM

Shimla, Nov 13 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has now provided legal protection to a dying art form - miniature embroidery on handkerchiefs on the lines of the globally famous Chamba school of miniature painting.

Now, women to man India-Pakistan border

November 11, 2008 at 1:08 PM

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Nov 11 (IANS) With women getting ready for patrol duty, gender barriers are falling on the international border between India and Pakistan.

Punjab to have police station to tackle cyber-crime

November 10, 2008 at 6:54 PM

Chandigarh, Nov 10 (IANS) The Punjab Police Monday announced that a state-of-the-art cyber crime police station and forensic science laboratory would be set up in the state.

Now, radical Punjab party wants migrants out

November 1, 2008 at 4:12 PM

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Nov 1 (IANS) At a time when Maharashtra is in the middle of a controversy over the migrants issue, a radical Sikh organisation in Punjab Saturday launched a campaign against migrants coming into the state.

Usha Martin Q2 profit up 17 percent

October 25, 2008 at 12:10 AM

Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) Leading producer of speciality steel and one of the largest wire rope manufacturers globally, Usha Martin Limited, has posted profit after tax of Rs.418.5 million ($8.4 million) in the second quarter of the current fiscal from Rs.358.6 million in the corresponding period last fiscal - an increase of 17 percent, a company release said here Friday.

News of Punjab boy's death came with first remittance

October 19, 2008 at 7:12 PM

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Oct 19 (IANS) News of a 22-year-old Punjab youth's mysterious death in Lebanon came on the same day as his first remittance of Rs.31,000. It was a tragic coincidence for a family that fell victim to the state's thriving illegal immigration racket.

Lok Adalats to settle 250,000 cases in Punjab, Haryana

October 12, 2008 at 4:45 PM

Chandigarh, Oct 12 (IANS) Special 'Lok Adalats' (public courts) to be held for two days in December this year across Punjab, Haryana and the union territory of Chandigarh are targeting to dispose off over 250,000 cases pending under the jurisdiction of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here, an official said.

A case of 'dead Indian walking' in Bahrain

October 11, 2008 at 2:47 PM

Dubai, Oct 11 (IANS) A company's failure to properly update its employee records has led to the wrong identification of an Indian killed in a worksite accident in Bahrain.

Girl molested, journalist assaulted at Punjab NCC camp

October 6, 2008 at 8:41 PM

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Oct 3 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC) authorities in Punjab Friday initiated action against an official after he allegedly molested a girl cadet. A local journalist who went to cover the incident was beaten up by officials at the NCC camp, the police said.

Girl molested, journalist beaten at Punjab NCC camp

October 6, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Oct 3 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC) authorities in Punjab Friday initiated action against an official after he allegedly molested a girl cadet. A local journalist who went to cover the incident was beaten up by officials at the NCC camp, the police said.

Girl molested, journalist beaten at Punjab NCC camp

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Oct 3 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC) authorities in Punjab Friday initiated action against an official after he allegedly molested a girl cadet. A local journalist who went to cover the incident was beaten up by officials at the NCC camp, the police said.

Girl molested, journalist assaulted at Punjab NCC camp

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Oct 3 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC) authorities in Punjab Friday initiated action against an official after he allegedly molested a girl cadet. A local journalist who went to cover the incident was beaten up by officials at the NCC camp, the police said.

Mahilpur the 'football village' of Punjab

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

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