FM says cane growers’ arrears cleared; AAP contests claim
FM says cane growers' arrears cleared; AAP contests claim


Chandigarh – State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal told the state assembly here on Monday that all outstanding arrears of sugarcane growers had been cleared, a fact strongly contested by main opposition AAP’s senior leader Kanwar Sandhu. Sandhu gave a notice of privilege against the minister for allegedly committing contempt of the House.During the Zero Hour, Sandhu

Alarm bells for Navjot Singh Sidhu as Speaker assures to examine record Alarm bells for Navjot Singh Sidhu as Speaker assures to examine record

Chandigarh – Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s penchant for speaking a little too much is likely to land him into trouble as the Budget leak issue is likely to snowball into a major crisis for him. Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh has assured the House that he would be examining the records of the assembly.

Congress surrendered on state's issues, alleges Bikram Majithia Congress surrendered on state’s issues, alleges Bikram Majithia

Chandigarh – Former minister and senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Monday condemned the Congress for trying to muzzle the voice of the Opposition by imposing emergency-like situation reminiscent of the rule of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Addressing a press conference in the Vidhan Sabha gallery, Majithia said Congressmen disrupted his speech

Shahkot by-poll likely to be held in first week of May Shahkot by-poll likely to be held in first week of May

Jalandhar – The Congress would like to continue its winning streak since it came back to power in the state. The ruling party is eyeing to triumph the Akali Dal bastion Shahkot assembly constituency, which is up for byelections after the demise of sitting Akali MLA Ajit Singh Kohar. The by-poll is likely to be

Gippy says, its big responsibility to play as national hero in movie Gippy says, its big responsibility to play as national hero in movie

Actor-singer Gippy Grewal, who will be seen portraying the role of Subedar Joginder Singh for a biopic titled on the martyr’s name, says it is a big responsibility to play a national hero on screen.Asked how big it is a responsibility to portray a national hero, Gippy told IANS over phone from Mumbai: “It’s a

Punjab Police transfers: 2 IAS and PCS officers transferred
Punjab Police transfers: 2 IAS and PCS officers transferred

The Punjab Government on Monday issued transfer/ posting order of 2 IAS and PCS officers and ordered to report the administrative ground with immediate

50,000 farmers to get certificates next month
50,000 farmers to get certificates next month

Chandigarh – Punjab government would provide debt relief to the tune of Rs 200 crore to around 50,000 beneficiaries of six districts in the next phase and a state level function to be held in first week of April at Gurdaspur. The state government has also assured that all eligible farmers under this scheme would

In one month, Jalandhar MC recovers 8 cr as usage charges
In one month, Jalandhar MC recovers 8 cr as usage charges

Jalandhar – The Jalandhar Municipal Corporation’s Water Supply Branch has caught up a momentum in the recovery process. The bundles of recovery are due to the efforts of Joint Commissioner Gurinder Kaur Randhawa, who took responsibility for this branch’s recovery. The recovery has increased towards its target from 36 per cent to 79 per cent under

Pakistan to exhibit archives of Bhagat Singh case trial
Pakistan to exhibit archives of Bhagat Singh case trial

LAHORE: The Pakistan government will for the first time put on display the case file of the trial of legendary Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh among other historical documents here tomorrow. This was decided at a meeting of the Punjab government top bureaucrats, headed by chief secretary Zahid Saeed, which proclaimed the revolutionary Singh as “hero

Sukhbir condemns brutal lathicharge on protesting teachers in Ludhiana
Sukhbir condemns brutal lathicharge on protesting teachers in Ludhiana

Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday condemned the brutallathicharge on teachers who were holding a peaceful protest in support of their genuine demands at Ludhiana. In a statement here, the SAD president said the teachers were protesting because the Congress was refusing to honour its pre-election promise to regularise all

Pollywood stars shines in Filmfare awards
Pollywood stars shines in Filmfare awards

Pollywood stars shines in Filmfare awards. The biggest Punjabi gala of the year aka Jio Filmfare Awards (Punjabi) 2018 finally happened and it sure was one hell of a night. The second edition of the celebration was a great blend of some power-packed performances by superstars like Neeru Bajwa, Ninja, Gugu Gill, Ranjeet Bawa, Ammy

Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana and MBD Neopolis mall observed Earth hour
Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana and MBD Neopolis mall observed Earth hour

Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana and MBD Neopolis mall observed Earth hour It is time to Give Up to Give Back! RadissonBluHotelMBD Ludhiana and MBD Neopolis mall Ludhiana switched off lights on Saturday 24th March 2018 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm to be part of the world’s largest voluntary action for the environment! While

Punjab Cabinet clears new building rules to boost construction industry
Punjab Cabinet clears new building rules to boost construction industry

Punjab Cabinet clears new building rules to boost construction industry Chandigarh – The state Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Saturday paved the way for easing of building rules to give a further boost to the construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and development in the state. The Cabinet stamped its approval

Manu Bhaker shoots gold in junior World Сup
Manu Bhaker shoots gold in junior World Сup

SYDNEY: Indian shooting sensation Manu Bhaker continued her terrific run of form, claiming the gold medal after prevailing over Thailand’s Kanyakorn Hirunphoem in a thrilling final of the women’s 10m air pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Cup here on Saturday. Coming off a double gold in her maiden senior World Cup in Mexico recently,

GST cast large shadow over grants, developmental works: Manpreet
Rs 4,250 crore for debt waiver, 36,666 crore for agriculture allied welfare

Chandigarh – Punjab government has allocated Rs 4,250 crore for debt waiver scheme in the proposed Budget for 2018-19. Earlier, the state government had kept a reserve of Rs 1,500 crore for this scheme. While talking to reporters, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said that only Rs 370 crore could be disbursed to 71,166 farmers in

Budget anti-farmer, anti-Dalit, anti-youth: Sukhbir
Budget anti-farmer, anti-Dalit, anti-youth: Sukhbir

Budget anti-farmer, anti-Dalit, anti-youth: Sukhbir Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday described the Budget presented in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha as “anti-farmer, anti-Dalit, anti-youth and anti-employees.’ The resource mobilization figures of Rs 9,000 crore show that the government will break the back of Punjabis

Punjab govt to provide debt relief to six districts
Punjab govt to provide debt relief to six districts

Chandigarh –  The Punjab government would provide debt relief to the tune of Rs 200 crore to around 50,000 beneficiaries in six districts in the next phase, a spokesman said today. The state government has also assured that eligible farmers under this scheme would get debt relief and no eligible farmer to be left out, he said. The

Captain launches anti-drugs drive on martyrdom day
Captain launches anti-drugs drive on martyrdom day

Nawanshahr – Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday paid rich tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on Martyrs Day, with a vow to empower the youth and a clarion call to the citizens to join his government’s efforts to wipe out the menace of drugs from the state. Dedicating the historic occasion to youth

Bhagat Singh's Museum dedicated to nation by Capt, was started by SAD
Bhagat Singh’s Museum dedicated to nation by Capt, was started by SAD

Nawanshahr – In what was certainly a better show filled with enthusiastic SAD workers as compared to somewhat sombre official function held here almost simultaneously to mark the Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on Friday, SAD senior leadership including SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, MP Prem Singh Chandumajra, party secretary general Dr Daljeet Singh

Chaudhary asks youths to shun drugs, pay 'real tribute' to martyrs
Chaudhary asks youths to shun drugs, pay ‘real tribute’ to martyrs

Fatehgarh Sahib – The district-level programme in connection with ‘Youth Empowerment Day’ was held at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College auditorium. During the programme, the Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary while addressing a huge gathering said that the youth must become a part of the people’s movement for translating the dreams of martyrs into reality