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

Punjab prisons chief rejects Bibi Jagir Kaur's plea for TV in jail

April 5, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Chandigarh, Apr.5 (ANI): Punjab Director General of Police (Prisons) Shashi Kant has rejected a request from former state minister Bibi Jagir Kaur to install a television in her cell at the Kapurthala Jail.

Amarinder Singh justifies preferential treatment given to Bibi Jagir Kaur in jail

April 5, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Chandigarh, Apr 5 (ANI): Causing a major embarrassment to the Congress state unit, President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Captain Amarinder Singh, has justified the preferential treatment given to former minister Bibi Jagir Kaur in the Kapurthala prison.

Probe ordered into Kaur's VIP treatment in jail

April 3, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Chandigarh, Apr 3 (ANI): A detailed inquiry has been ordered into the VIP treatment being provided to former Punjab Minister Bibi Jagir Kaur, currently lodged in Theh Kanjla Jail in Kapurthala in connection with the abduction case of her daughter.

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Congress hopes appropriate action will be taken over Kaur's VIP treatment

April 3, 2012 at 8:56 PM

New Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): Reacting to reports that VIP facilities were being provided to former Punjab Minister Bibi Jagir Kaur, currently lodged in Theh Kanjla Jail in Kapurthala in connection with the abduction case of her daughter, Congress Party on Tuesday expressed hope that the judiciary would take cognizance of these reports and initiate appropriate action under the laws.

Special treatment to Bibi Jagir Kaur in jail, a dangerous trend, says Congress

April 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM

New Delhi/Kapurthala, Apr 3 (ANI): Congress party on Tuesday criticized the special treatment provided to the tainted state minister Bibi Jagir Kaur in prison, where she is serving a five year sentence.

Punjab top cop (prison) orders to probe VVIP treatment allegation to Bibi Jagir Kaur in Jail

April 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Amid the news of treating prisoner Bibi Jagir Kaur as VVIP in Kapurthala Central Jail, Punjab's Director General of Police (Prisons) Shashi Kant on.......

Probe ordered into Jagir Kaur's VIP treatment in jail

April 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) After treating her as a VIP inmate instead of as a convicted criminal, prison authorities in Punjab Tuesday ordered a probe into the preferential treatment being extended to former Punjab cabinet minister Jagir Kaur.

Jagir Kaur's resignation accepted

March 31, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) A day after she was convicted and sentenced to five years' rigorous imprisonment for criminal conspiracy and other charges in the mysterious death of her daughter, the Punjab governor Saturday evening accepted the resignation of cabinet minister Jagir Kaur.

Convicted Jagir Kaur remains a VIP in prison

March 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Hardly a few hours after her conviction and arrest Friday evening, former Punjab cabinet minister Jagir Kaur continued to wield political influence even as a prisoner of law.

Minister jailed for conspiracy in daughter's death

March 30, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Patiala (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) Senior Punjab minister Jagir Kaur was Friday arrested and sent to jail after being held guilty by a court here of conspiracy in the mysterious death of her daughter in April 2000. However, the court dropped murder charges against her.

Akali Dal confident of second term government in Punjab

January 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Kapurthala/Ludhiana, Jan 30 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said on Monday that it was confident of winning a second consecutive term.

Akali Dal confident of second term government in Punjab

January 30, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Kapurthala/Ludhiana, Jan 30 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said on Monday that it was confident of winning a second consecutive term.

100-year-old "Punjab Mail" theme of Indian Railways Republic Day tableau

January 24, 2012 at 8:55 PM

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Indian Railways brings the past and the present together on its tableau to be showcased in Republic Day Parade 2012.

'SAD-BJP alliance is biggest obstacle in Punjab's development': Sonia Gandhi

January 19, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Kapurthala, Jan 19 (ANI): Stating that the Shiromani Akali Dal- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance has become the biggest obstacle in the development of Punjab,

Kapurthala prison firing leaves about four dead, 15 injured

November 21, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Kapurthala (Punjab), Nov.21 (ANI): At least four prison staff or inmates have died and 15 others injured following a heated confrontation between prison officials and inmates at Kapurthala's Modern Jail on Sunday.

Muskmelon crop hit by viral disease in Punjab

April 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Amritsar, Apr 28 (ANI): A viral disease, which has hit the growing crop of Muskmelon all over Punjab, has left many farmers worried for they are witnessing that hundreds of acres of crop is dying its slow death.

India's first air-conditioned double-decker rail coach developed in Kapurthala

February 26, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Kapurthala (Punjab), Feb 26(ANI): The Rail Coach Factory (RCF) of Kapurthala boasts of developing a prototype of the country's first air-conditioned double-decker coach.

Self-immolation bid claims life of one in Kapurthala

February 8, 2010 at 11:55 PM

Kapurthala (Punjab), Feb 8 (ANI): A lady teacher died due to burns after she attempted to immolate herself to protest the state government's alleged apathy towards teachers.

Livestock business gaining popularity among Punjab farmers

November 18, 2009 at 3:20 PM

Tarn Taran Nov.18 (ANI): An increasing number of farmers are being motivated to undertake crop diversification and livestock farming in Punjab.

Horticulture witnesses a profitable season in Punjab

June 2, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Abohar, June 2 (ANI): With the weather remaining favourable, farmers in Punjab are anticipating a bumper crop of muskmelon, grapes and pears this year.

Punjab to send plane to get sect leader's body from Austria (To go with: Murdered sect leader's re

June 1, 2009 at 12:20 AM

Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Punjab government Sunday announced it would send a chartered flight from New Delhi Tuesday to bring back the body of Dera Sachh Khand sect leader Sant Rama Nand Dass from Austria's capital Vienna.

Kapurthala Science city has close encounters

May 19, 2009 at 6:32 PM

Kapurthala, May 19 (ANI): The Pushpa Gujral Science city in Kapurthala is a unique example where effort has been made to popularise science by making it simple and enjoyable for the people.

Bhullar bags third professional golf title

May 9, 2009 at 11:35 PM

Aamby Valley (Maharashtra), May 9 (IANS) Gaganjeet Bhullar recorded his third professional win Saturday when he fired a bogey-free four under 68 on the final day of the PGTI Players Championship presented by the Aamby Valley Golf Club.

Ganapathy leads after first round in Haryana Open golf

November 26, 2008 at 10:58 PM

Panchkula, Nov 26 (IANS) Mysore golfer Rahul Ganapathy shot a solid four under 68 to establish a one-stroke lead after round one of the HUDA-GTPL-Unitech Haryana Open at the Panchkula Golf Club here Wednesday.

Cherie Blair gets caught in Punjab politics

November 19, 2008 at 8:43 PM

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Former British prime minister Tony Blair's wife Cherie Blair has tripped herself up with her off-the-cuff comments at a school function in a Punjab village and landed in a political controversy.

Cherie Blair inaugurates school in Punjab village

November 18, 2008 at 9:50 PM

Dhilwan (Punjab), Nov 18 (IANS) Cherie Blair, wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair, Tuesday inaugurated the renovated building of a government school in Dhilwan village of Punjab's Kapurthala district.

Late-starter Punjab now wants to ride IT bandwagon (Lead, superseding earlier story)

November 13, 2008 at 1:22 PM

Chandigarh, Nov 13 (IANS) Punjab, the harbinger of the green revolution in agriculture, has realised it is better late than never as it seeks to make a mark now in the information technology (IT) sector.

Late-starter Punjab wants to ride IT bandwagon

November 13, 2008 at 11:53 AM

Chandigarh, Nov 13 (IANS) Having satisfied the appetite of the country by contributing the maximum foodgrains to the central pool, green revolution state Punjab now wants to get into something brainier - the state has set itself a deadline to attract investment in the information technology (IT) sector.

Bombardier's railway production unit in India goes on stream

November 12, 2008 at 7:20 PM

Savli (Vadodara), Nov 12 (IANS) US transportation and aviation major Bombardier Inc.'s Indian arm inaugurated here Wednesday India's first fully foreign-owned railway coach manufacturing plant.

Railways to manufacture low-cost stainless steel coaches

October 17, 2008 at 10:48 AM

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian Railways will soon introduce a low-cost variant of German-designed stainless steel coaches with superior aesthetic features and enhanced passenger capacity.

Punjab Congress legislator arrested after protest

October 12, 2008 at 7:13 PM

Kapurthala (Punjab), Oct 12 (IANS) Sukhpal Singh Khaira, Congress legislator from the Bholath assembly constituency in Punjab, was arrested in this district Sunday along with nearly 100 of his supporters after they peacefully protested against the re-laying of the foundation stone of a water supply scheme in a village.

Bhullar lone Indian set to make cut at Kolon Hana bank

October 6, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Seoul, Oct 3 (IANS) Gaganjeet Bhullar alone looks set to make the halfway cut at the Kolon-Hana Bank Korea Open Friday. The Kapurthala youngster added an even par 71 to his first round 73 to be two-over 144. He is currently in tied 51st place, and 45 players were yet to complete their second round.

Railways, Punjab government to launch luxury train

October 6, 2008 at 8:29 PM

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The railways ministry and the Punjab government have signed an agreement to launch a luxury train on the lines of the famed 'Palace on Wheels', a top railway official said here Wednesday.

Three Pak hockey clubs to play in India

October 6, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jalandhar, Oct 4 (ANI): Three Pakistani club will be the main attraction of the Surjit Silver Jubilee hockey tournament to be played under floodlights at the Surjit Astro-turf hockey stadium here from October 18 to 25.

Three Pak hockey clubs to play in India

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jalandhar, Oct 4 (ANI): Three Pakistani club will be the main attraction of the Surjit Silver Jubilee hockey tournament to be played under floodlights at the Surjit Astro-turf hockey stadium here from October 18 to 25.

Bhullar lone Indian set to make cut at Kolon Hana bank

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Seoul, Oct 3 (IANS) Gaganjeet Bhullar alone looks set to make the halfway cut at the Kolon-Hana Bank Korea Open Friday. The Kapurthala youngster added an even par 71 to his first round 73 to be two-over 144. He is currently in tied 51st place, and 45 players were yet to complete their second round.

Railways, Punjab government to launch luxury train

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The railways ministry and the Punjab government have signed an agreement to launch a luxury train on the lines of the famed 'Palace on Wheels', a top railway official said here Wednesday.

Health clubs for rural youth in Punjab villages

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Ramgarh (Kapurthala), Sep.11 (ANI): Several non-resident Indians, in cooperation with local residents are promoting health facilities in villages of Doaba region to motivate youth against drug addiction and encourage them to join health clubs and sport activities.

Ludhiana authorities dispatch relief material for Punjab flood victims

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Ludhiana/Varanasi, Aug 21 (ANI): Authorities in Ludhiana have dispatched relief material for flood victims in numerous villages in the state.

Punjab heritage edifices being restored to boost tourism

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Patiala, Aug.13 (ANI): The land of five rivers Punjab is also known for its grand history existing in its centuries-old forts, fortresses and Serais or, traditional lodgings created by the erstwhile rulers of Punjab. It's been always felt that these historical buildings hold a huge tourist potential, provided they are properly maintained.

Kalam to visit Kapurthala in Punjab

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Kapurthala, July 27 (ANI): Former president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will visit Kali Bein in Punjab's Kapurthala District today, to participate in the concluding function to mark the eighth anniversary of 'kar sewa' of the holy river.

Mukesh Kumar edges out Bhullar to clinch Punjab Open

March 31, 2008 at 1:01 AM

Veteran golfer Mukesh Kumar held his nerve at the crucial juncture to seal the inaugural Centurion Bank of Punjab Open

The 'LALA' of Indian Cricket

January 6, 2008 at 1:01 AM

India recorded their first Test victory against Pakistan under the captaincy of Lala Amarnath who also scored India‚??s first Test century. This historic Test was held at Feroz Shah Kotla ground, Delhi on October 16, 1952. India

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