Dec 16

Girl raped in South Delhi, brings grim memories of Dec 16 case

New Delhi: A 20-year-old girl, who was on ajob-hunt, was allegedly raped in a car in South Delhi’s Moti Bagh area, a grim throwback to the horrific gang-rape and torture of a para-medic student in a moving bus on December 16 four years ago which had shaken the country. The girl, a resident of Noida

Junior Hockey World Cup: India beat Australia to enter final

India beat Australia with 4-2 score via penalty shootout to enter final of Junior Hockey World Cup, on

Punjab Government transfers 4 IAS, 3 PCS officers (List available)
Five PPS officers transferred in Punjab (list available)

Chandigarh: Punjab government has transferred five PPS officers in Punjab, on

Special session of Punjab Assembly convened on Monday December 19

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet today decided to convene a one-day session of Vidhan Sabha at 2.00 PM on December 19, 2016 (Monday) to carry out important legislative business. A decision to this effect was taken during the meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal here at CMO, this evening.

India’s first ‘fully-AC’ busopolis inaugurated in Punjab

Chandigarh: The country’s first fully air-conditioned bus terminus, the Mohali busopolis, was inaugurated in Mohali town in Punjab on Friday. Resembling an airport terminal, the unique bus terminus will be operational 24×7 and cater to nearly 1,900 buses. The terminus would have facilities to shop, eat, sleep and entertainment. The inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) is

Jaitley lays foundation stone of domestic airport near Jalandhar

Chandigarh: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley laid the foundation stone of a new domestic airport at Adampur near Jalandhar in Punjab on Friday. Spread over 40 acres, the airport terminal will cater to the air connectivity needs of Punjab’s Doaba belt, the area between Beas and Sutlej rivers comprising the districts of Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala

Lok Sabha passes disability bill

New Delhi:  The Lok Sabha on Friday passed by voice vote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which makes accessibility a mandatory requirement. The bill, which replaces the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, has been brought in to comply with the UN Convention on Rights

Two student groups clashed outside Capt Amarinder’s residence

Patiala: Panic gripped among the city residents, when two college student groups clashed outside PPCC President Capt Amarinder Singh’s residence in Patiala, on Friday. According to the information it has been learnt that following the rivalry of two groups of Modi college student clashed. Meanwhile, the miscreants pelted stones at each other. Following the incident

Hike in petrol, diesel rates deferred

New Delhi: PSU oil companies have deferred a planned Rs 2.26 a litre hike in petrol and Rs 1.78 increase in diesel. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) revise rates, particularly when a price cut is necessitated, on 1st and 16th of every month based on average international

Rahul meets Modi seeking loan waiver for farmers

New Delhi:  Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday led a party delegation that met Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking waiver of loans to farmers. Gandhi along with senior party leaders, including Punjab unit chief Captain Amarinder Singh and Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, raised the issue of farmers and their

Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die

New Delhi:  The Rajya Sabha on Friday concluded its winter session after an emotional speech by the Chairman as the house was adjourned sine die. “Regular and continuous disruptions signify this session… The rules about displaying placards and shouting slogans were ignored by all sections of the house,” Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari said in

Congress undecidedcity assembly segments, manipulations Delhi
Cong list not much surprising

Party tries to make balance among youth, new faces and experienced lot The first list of Congress did not come with a surprise for many as most of the candidates among the list of 61 are well known and quite expected faces for either being winners or losers in the past. As analysed, the party

Dy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal to inaugurate Mohali ISBT today

Mohali:Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will inaugurate newly built air conditioned “Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ISBT” today. From now onwards buses will start operating from ISBT and old bus stand of Phase-8 will be no more functional. Deputy Commissioner Mohali DS Mangat has notified newly built “Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ISBT” as Bus Stand

England elect to bat in fifth Test

Chennai:  England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat in the fifth and final cricket Test against India here today. Hosts India enjoy an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. While India have brought in Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and last-game centurion Jayant Yadav, Liam

Congress releases first list of 61 candidates (List available)

Chandigarh: Indian national congress released their first list of 61 candidates, on Thursday.

Two IPS officers transferred in Punjab

Chandigarh: Punjab government has transferred two IPS officers in Punjab, on Thursday. IPS Jasminder Singh has been appointed as ADGP Railways MK Tiwari, who was suspended after the infamous Nabha jail break case in Patiala, has been posted as ADGP traffic of

Ex-Transport Minister joins SAD

Chandigarh: Former Transport minister Rahgbir Singh on Thursday joined SAD in the presense of Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal at

BSP announces final list, candidates
BSP announces third list of candidates for Punjab polls (List available)

Jalandhar: BSP released their third list of candidates on Thursday for Punjab assembly polls

Badals settle, traditional constituencies among Punjab polls
Preparatory schools a right step to empower Pb girls: Badal

Mohali (Pb): Underscoring the need for making the youth, especially girls more skillful, competent and employable, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said a variety of training institutes opened in the state is a right step in this direction. Presiding over the first governing body meeting of ‘Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute’ here,

SAD Ludhiana councillor joins Congress

Ludhiana: In a surprising move, Shiromanai Akali Dal leader and Councillor kamaljit Singh Karwal joined Congress party on Thursday. The leader held close door meeting with Captain Amarinder Singh at New Delhi on Wednesday and the announcement of joining was made today. Councilor Karwal who was right hand man of MLA Simarjit Singh Bains had