Nov 18

Defamation by Majihtia: Charges framed against Kejriwal, Sanjay, Khetan

Amritsar: In a major development in the case Punjab revenue minister Bikram Majithia defamation, the local court framed charges against Arvind Kejriwal AAP national convener, Sanjay Singh and Ashish Khetan in connection with defamation case filed by Punjab revenue minister Bikram Majihtia. The case would come up on January 4 for next date of

Punjab Govt cancel transfers of two DSPs

Chandigarh: The Punjab government today cancelled the transfer of Balbir Singh, ACP, special branch, Amritsar as DSP, 4 IRB, Kapurthala and Surinder Pal DSP C&R from special branch Jalandhar to DSP Attari

Both houses of parliament adjourned after demonetisation protests

New Delhi: Both houses of Parliament were adjourned till noon on Friday minutes after members assembled amid loud protests over the government’s demonetisation move. Opposition members created ruckus in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to protest the spiking of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that has led to currency crunch in the country.

Lok Sabha adjourned after opposition protests demonetisation

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned within minutes of convening on Friday as opposition members protested loudly and demanded a debate on the government’s demonitisation move under rules than entail voting. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said the poor were suffering due to the spiking of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth

Now, get Rs 2,000 cash from petrol pumps

  New Delhi:  With long queues continuing at banks and ATMs, now petrol pumps will also dispense Rs 2,000 cash per person per day, state-run Doordarshan announced in a tweet on Thursday. “Cash to be dispensed at 2,500 petrol pumps; Cash to be given by swiping of debit/credit card via POS (Point of Sale) machine,”

Punjab Government transfers 4 IAS, 3 PCS officers (List available)
One IPS, 6 PPS officers transferred in Punjab (List available)

Chandigarh: The punjab government has transferred One IPS and 6 PPS officers in

AAP cries foul over sops
AAP announces fifth list of 12 candidates for Punjab polls (List available)

Chandigarh: The Aam Adami Party has released their fifth list on Thursday of 12 candidates for Punjab polls 2017. 5th CANDIDATE LIST Sr. No Assembly Name Candidate Name Contact Number Candidate Details 1.Jalandhar (Central) Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Khemkaran Capt. Bikramajit Singh Pahuwindia Pathankot Rajkumar Mahajan Amritsar (West) Balwinder Singh Sahota Ferozepur (City) Narinder Singh

Cash Exchange allegations against SGPC: Badungar refuted the allegations of Capt

Amritsar: SGPC president Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar refuted the allegations levelled by the Punjab congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh over cash exchange against Sikh bodies. While trashing the allegations Badungar said that the Congress leader should have looked within before hurling baseless accusations. In a press release issued here, Badungar said that in a recent

Former Jail minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur resigns from SAD

Chandigarh: Former jail minister and currently SAD MLA Sarwan Singh Phillaur has filed his resignation from SAD, on Thursday. Sources revealed that the Phillaur had taken this extreme step as the party denied his ticket from Kartarpur constituency. It was pertinent to mention that Phillaur and his son Daman Phillaur was was summoned by Enforcement

Kejriwal should first pay teh cost of water used by Delhi: Majithia

Chandigarh: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal should first make the complete cost to Punjab for the water his state had been receiving for all these years before coming to Punjab to solicit support for his party Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In a statement issued here today, Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia said that in

Jagjiwan Khirnian appointed as MARKFED chairman

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal appointed Jagjiwan Singh Khirnian as Chairman of The Punjab State Co-Operative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (MARKFED), on Thursday. Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of CMO said that the file related to the appointment of Khirnian as Chairman has been cleared by the Chief Minister last

SYL row: Haryana govt to meet President, PM

Chandigarh: A day after the Punjab Vidhan Sabha directed Punjab government to de-notify the SYL canal land, the Haryana government in their core committee meeting on Thursday decided to put up the issue with President and Prime Minister. While confirming the development, Haryana CM ML Khattar said that since the Punjab government has refused the

Punjab Congress delegation, led by Capt Amarinder, meets CEC

New Delhi: Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday led a delegation of party MPs and MLAs to meet the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Naseem Zaidi with the demand for the imposition of President’s Rule in Punjab to ensure free and fair elections. With elections to the state assembly due early next year, Captain

Santa Singh Umedpuri resigns as chairman PSSSB

Chandigarh: A day after the SAD declared Santa Singh Umedpuri as candidate from Samrala, Umedpuri has resigned as chairman of Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board (PSSSB). Meanwhile, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has accepted the resignation of Umedpuri. Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the CMO said that Mr. Santa Singh Umedpuri submitted

SYL row: SC turned down Haryana’s plea seeking stay on de-notification

New Delhi: A day after the Punjab government has de-notified the land acquired for SYL canal, Supreme Court turned down the plea of Haryana seeking stay on de-notified of acquired land. The case will come up on Nov 21 for the next date of hearing. Former union law minister and senior advocate Ram Jethmalani opposed

ETT TET pass teachers climb atop mobile tower in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: The protest against the Punjab government has been continued for last couple of days, the protesters has been increased as another three including two women, ETT TET pass teachers climb atop mobile tower at Sector 3, on Thursday. The tower is at a private property belonging to Harbans Kaur Sangha. Meanwhile, the owner has

Govt tightens notes exchange norms, lowers limit to Rs 2,000

New Delhi: Government on Thursday lowered the exchange limit for now-defunct 500 and 1,000 rupee notes to Rs 2,000 from the existing cap of Rs 4,500, effective tomorrow Among other measures, it has allowed up to Rs 2.5 lakh cash withdrawal from bank account of a bride or groom or their parents for a marriage during

Lok Sabha adjourned after uproar

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha witnessed ruckus on Thursday as the opposition demanded a debate on demonetisation under a parliamentary provision that was not accepted to the government. Soon after the house met, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge urged Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to accept their notice for an adjournment motion. Under the adjournment motion, all other

Rajya Sabha adjourned

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for a second time on Thursday till 12.00 p.m. following uproar over the government’s demonetisation move. The second adjournment came when many DMK and Congress members gathered near the Chairman’s podium and raised slogans against the government. The MPs demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence in the house.

Tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

Chandigarh: Tremors were felt in parts of Haryana adjoining national capital New Delhi early on Thursday. The slight intensity earthquake that hit the region had its epicentre along the Haryana-Rajasthan border, Met department officials said. The tremors were recorded around 4.29 a.m. The intensity of the quake was measured at 4.4 on the Richter scale.