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DyCM tells DCs to conduct surprise checks at schools, govt offices

Ludhiana: If you are a government employee and skip the duty, then beware as the administrative officials will conduct surprise checking at schools, dispensaries, anganwaris and other government institutions from next week.The directions were issued by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh to Deputy Commissioners, Additional Deputy Commissioners (ADCs), and Sub Divisional Officers (SDMs) to conduct

Family of murdered boy questions police functioning

Kapurthala: Within no time political parties came forward to sympathise with the bereaved family of Jaskirat Singh and accusing the police not only of gross negligence but they also stated that abductor was demanding ransom in the name of a minister for upcoming elections. On the one hand, the SAD blamed the police functioning on the

5.6-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia

Jakarta: An undersea quake measuring at 5.6 magnitude on the Richter Scale jolted eastern parts of Indonesia earlier on Friday and was not potential for Tsunami, the Met and geophysics agency said here.The quake jolted at 6.15 a.m., with epicentre at 215 km northeast of Maluku Barat Daya and depth at 134 km under sea

Sukhbir Badal promises constant development, unabated prosperity

Bathinda: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday promised that the pace of development would not be allowed to slacken and the success journey of Punjab on road to prosperity would continue unabated.While laying foundation stones for CC Flooring in all streets and 100 per cent water supply in the villages of Jalalabad constituency, Sukhbir

‘Dr Ambedkar was torch-bearer for whole society’

Phagwara: Dr B R Ambedkar was a torch-bearer for not only one community but for the entire humanity and society and all of us should learn from his life and contribute for taking the society into the right direction. This was said by Chunni Lal Bhagat, Cabinet Minister while speaking during the state level function organised

Second phase of odd-even scheme starts in Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi government’s second phase of odd-even traffic scheme which aims at battling pollution in the national capital started on Friday.”Odd even starts today. Lets all join hands and resolve to make it a success,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.As per the rule, cars with odd-number registration would be allowed to ply on

Badal mourns Punjab Lokpal Justice J S Sekhon’s demise

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Lokpal of Punjab, Justice (retd) J S Sekhon (84), the elder brother of Cabinet Minister Janmeja Singh Sekhon. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister described Justice Sekhon as a legal luminary and eminent jurist besides an

CM, DyCM greet people on Ram Navmi

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday extended his warm greetings to the people of Punjab on the auspicious occasion of Ram Navmi, the birthday of Lord Rama. In his message, the Chief Minister said that this sacred day symbolises the unity of mankind and brotherhood besides moral and spiritual values preached by Lord Rama

Marathwada water crisis warning signal for state

Chandigarh: Reiterating his appeal to the judges of the Supreme Court of India to take into account the ground realities before deciding the SYL issue, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that the Marathwada water crisis must come as a warning signal for Punjab.“It won’t be that long that barren lands

Fierce fight over ‘usurping’ Ambedkar legacy

MODI SPEAKS  We believe that social harmony can be achieved only by following the path shown by Baba Saheb. I feel proud to work at the feet of Baba Saheb.  If the son of a woman, who used to fetch water in others’ houses could become the Prime Minister, the credit for it goes to

Kirpal’s sister seeks Kejri’s help in bringing his body

New Delhi: The sister of Kirpal Singh, who died recently in a Pakistani jail under mysterious circumstances, on Thursday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and sought his support in bringing back her brother’s body from the neighbouring country. “We want Kirpal’s body to be brought back here from Pakistan…his body should be brought back

Obama gives key post to Banga

Washington: President Barack Obama on Thursday appointed Indian American MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga as a member of the Commission on Enhancing National Cyber security, a key administration post tasked with working towards internet safety. Banga is one of the nine members of the Commission on Enhancing National Cyber security appointed by Obama, a White House

Valley continues to reel under clashes; 3 injured

Srinagar: Sporadic incidents of clashes between stone-pelting mobs and security forces were reported from a number of places in Kashmir on Thursday even as curfew-like restrictions continued for the second day and mobile internet services were suspended in some areas in view of tension. A policeman and two civilians were injured in violence and clashes