The landing of no less than 90,000 NRIs in Punjab in just about a month have left the health authorities apprehensive about coronavirus takeoff in the state.
As the state's coronavirus cases spiked to 21, the Punjab government on Sunday announced a compete lockdown of non-essential services as a preventing step against coronavirus till March 31, becoming another state to enforce a shutdown.
With one more death reported from Punjab , India's death toll due to novel coronavirus had reached four. The earlier three deaths were reported from Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Karnal Superintendent of Police Surinder Bhoria said the main accused Meghraj was arrested and was produced in court. He was remanded to judicial custody.
With three gunshot wounds to the head and one on her face, a 42-year-old woman drove seven kilometres to a police station in Punjab to register a complaint against her brother and nephew in a land grab case, police said on Friday.
A man, who has killed two women over infidelity over the last 10 years was arrested from a news channel studio here when he confessed to these crimes during a live programme, police said.
Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Haryana where the BJP formed a government, state's first non-Congress government at the helm for the second consecutive term.
BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar and Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala will take oath as the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister, respectively, of Haryana on Sunday.
The rival Congress won 31 seats, while the less than year old Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), which broke away from the state's once major regional Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) owing to family disputes, won 10 seats.
But given the fluid nature in Haryana, the BJP may explore out the third option. But that seems to be little difficult for the saffron party, given the situation it is in and faced with a Congress that has actively reached out to the JJP.
Haryana on Thursday looked set for a hung Assembly as the latest trends showed the ruling BJP and the Congress leading in 37 and 34 seats, respectively, in the 90-member House.
'Pakistan uses the Congress to strengthen its case globally on issues against India,' he said as he slammed the grand old party for not supporting its decision taken in the national interest.
Khattar claimed the manifesto of the Congress with focus on loan waiver to farmers and job reservations to women was unrealistic as it needed Rs 1,26,000 crore to fulfill the poll promise.
He said a few days ago Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan told his country that India was planning to take an action bigger than Balakot. "So Pakistan PM does acknowledge what India did in Balakot," he said.
Vikramjeet Singh Kapoor shot himself with his service revolver in the bedroom around 5.45 a.m. A police officer said he put the barrel in his mouth and pressed the trigger. The bullet exited from the other side.
However, Sidhu, who had been at loggerheads with the Chief Minister ever since his wife Navjot Kaur was denied a ticket for the Lok Sabha polls, refused to take charge of his new portfolios.
On June 6, Sidhu was divested of the charge of Local Government and Tourism and Cultural Affairs portfolios and given Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources in a Cabinet reshuffle, the first after the Lok Sabha election results.
Establishing it grip on state politics just ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, Haryana's ruling BJP won the Jind Assembly seat in a multi-cornered contest on Thursday by 12,935 votes.
State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Border Security Force (BSF), from its nearby base camp has reached the spot. Fire Department, police and distric administration with JCBs have started the rescue.
A special CBI court in Panchkula on Thursday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to life imprisonment in the murder case of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.
However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued its attack on Sidhu for his gesture towards Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and for "seeking equivalence" of his visit with that of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"I'm resigning as a president of AAP Punjab... But my fight against drug mafia and all kind of corruption in Punjab will continue as an 'Aam Aadmi' (common man) of Punjab," Mann tweeted.
Daler's arrest was quite controversial at a police station in Patiala in 2003 as he was asked to strip by a few junior police officers during interrogation. He spent a few days behind lock-up before being released on bail.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials took the accused, whose name is being withheld, to the Sohna Market where he is said to have purchased the knife used in the murder of seven-year-old Pradhuman Thakur.