Apr 07

SAD demands immediate dismissal of Navjot Sidhu
SAD demands immediate dismissal of Navjot Sidhu

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday demanded the immediate dismissal of Local Bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from the Punjab Cabinet after emergence of new evidence in which he has openly admitted to beating a man to death in 1988. In a statement here, former minister and SAD spokesman Maheshinder Singh Grewal

SHO transferred on complaints of contractors
Ludhiana: SHO transferred on complaints of contractors

SHO transferred on complaints of contractors. While inviting suggestions during a meeting with the contractors by the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Mining, 2 contractors from Ludhiana complained against the SHO of Sidhwan Bet and said that the SHO harasses them and is himself embroiled in illegal mining. Taking note of the complaint, the cabinet minister Mr. Navjot

Sidhu admitted guilt in TV interview, claim road rage victim's family
Sidhu admitted guilt in TV interview, claim road rage victim’s family

NEW DELHI: An interview given to a TV channel eight years ago appears to be creating fresh troublefor minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. In a new twist in 1988 road rage case against Sidhu, the legal heirs of the complainant in the case have filed a fresh plea in the Supreme Court accusing the cricketer-turned-politician of

After 7 years, domestic flights resume from Pathankot airport
After 7 years, domestic flights resume from Pathankot airport

Pathankot – Pathankot came under the civilaviation network today with Alliance Air operating its first flight from Delhi under the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, accompanied by Punjab Congress president and Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar, was at the airport to welcome the passengers on board the first flight that arrived at the airport

Sukhbir asks Captain not to destroy trucking industry
Sukhbir asks Captain not to destroy trucking industry

Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday asked the Congress government not to destroy the trucking industry in Punjab by using heavy handed means to force truck unions to make draconian reductions in tender rates in rate contracts for wheat transportation, even as he said Congress leaders were making merry

Captain distributes debt relief certificates of Rs. 156 cr in 6 dists
Captain distributes debt relief certificates of Rs. 156 cr in 6 dists

Gurdaspur – Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday distributed farm debt relief certificates worth Rs 156.12 crore to 26,998 farmers of six districts as part of the debt waiver scheme. On this occasion, the CM also announced a slew of projects for the border areas, including a government medical college in Gurdaspur and a new

Congress insulting farmers in name of loan waiver: Majithia
Congress insulting farmers in name of loan waiver: Majithia

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday said it was a shame that the Congress government was insulting farmers in the name of a loan waiver when nothing was being done for them or farm labourers even as farm suicides were on the rise with 400 farmers committing suicide in the last one

Smethwick gurudwara in UK among 10 top faith places
Smethwick gurudwara in UK among 10 top faith places

LONDON: Europe’s largest gurdwara in the UK has featured in a new list of most important faith buildings in England, according to a media report. The Guru Nanak gurdwara, in Smethwick, features alongside iconic locations such as Stonehenge and Canterbury Cathedral, Birmingham Mail reported. The gurdwara has been chosen alongside nine other places of faith

Director Sukhwinder's new 3D animation film Bhai Taru Singh Ji
Director Sukhwinder’s new 3D animation film Bhai Taru Singh Ji

Director Sukhwinder Singh’s tryst with animation dates back to 2004 when he started working on his first 2D animation film Sahibzadey. Encouraged by response received by the film, he went on to direct four more animated films under the banner Vismaad to educate the young generation about Sikhism and connect them to Punjabi virsa. Taking another

Municipal Corporation Gurgaon serves notice to shut illegal meat shops

Municipal Corporation Gurgaon serves notice to shut illegal meat shops. Here comes a bad news for meat lovers in Gurugram, the Municipal Corporation Gurgaon has served a notice to shut down illegal meat shops in Narsinghpur, Mohammedpur Jhandsa, Khandsa, Sector 46 and Sector-39 among other areas, within two days.The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram have served

CBI books 5 men for trafficking 11 boys to US on Tuesday
CBI books 5 men for trafficking 11 boys to US

CBI books 5 men for trafficking 11 boys to US. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday registered a case against five persons for allegedly taking 11 teenage boys from Punjab to United States of America on pretext of an educational trip. It was alleged that the accused persons submitted false and fabricated documents

Mosul death: Navjot Sidhu announces ex-gratia for kin of victims

Mosul death: Navjot Sidhu announces ex-gratia for kin of victims. Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday announced ex-gratia of Rs five lakh for the next kin of the 27 Indians belonging from Punjab, who was killed in Iraq’s Mosul.Apart from this, he assured job for a person from the family of victims and said

Punjab: Don't equate Cultural Commission with stifling creativity
Punjab: Don’t equate Cultural Commission with stifling creativity

Over the last couple of decades, lyricists in Punjab have seemingly run out of ideas on how to pen new songs and it seems that there is an unsaid race between them regarding who can come up with the most vulgarity laden or violence-laden songs.Songs like ‘Chak lo revolver, riflaan ki kabza lena hai,” “Koi banda

Arrival of bodies from Iraq: All arrangements in place: Amritsar DC
Arrival of bodies from Iraq: All arrangements in place: Amritsar DC

Chandigarh – As Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh left for Iraq to bring back the mortal remains of 39 Indians, including 27 from Punjab who were massacred by terror group ISIS, authorities in Amritsar are making the required arrangements to receive the bodies expected to arrive by a special aircraft on Monday

SAD members distribute smartphones' on behalf of CM Captain Amarinder
SAD members distribute smartphones’ on behalf of CM Captain Amarinder

SAD members distribute smartphones’ on behalf of CM Captain Amarinder AMRITSAR: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers on Sunday distributed dummy smartphones and fake notes in the name of Congress government, marking ‘April Fools Day.” During an event, SAD workers said that “We want to remind Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh that he has fooled people.”This comes

Despite ‘No-Drug’, Punjab govt sells traditional drugs to Rajasthan and MP

Despite ‘No-Drug’, Punjab Govt. sells traditional drugs to Rajasthan and MP Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The allegations of drug addiction and its trafficking led to war of words between ruling and opposition parties in the recent Punjab Assembly Session. Moreover the Punjab Government has appointed more than 4.25 lacs Drug Abuse Prevention Officers (DAPOs) in the state,

Narcotics Cell to conduct door-to-door survey to identify drug addicts
Narcotics Cell to conduct door-to-door survey to identify drug addicts

Narcotics Cell to conduct door-to-door survey to identify drug addicts Chandigarh(DP Correspondent): Constituted by CM Captain Amrinder Singh, the Anti-Narcotics Cell will conduct door-to-door survey to identify actual drug addicts across the Punjab with the help of newly appointed honorary Drug Abuse Prevention Officers (DAPOs). Talking to reporters, the Chairman of the Cell, Ranjit Singh

AAP Sanjay Singh to appear in Amritsar Court
AAP Sanjay Singh to appear in Amritsar Court

AAP Sanjay Singh to appear in Amritsar Court Chandigarh(DP Correspondent): AAP Rajya Sabha member and former in-charge of Punjab affairs Sanjay Singh to appear before the Amritsar court, tomorrow, on April 2. Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leader Ashish Khaitan had submitted their apology in a local court in the defamation case,

Punjab govt orders state's security clampdown in view of tomorrow Bandh
Punjab govt orders state’s security clampdown in view of tomorrow Bandh

Punjab govt orders state’s security clampdown in view of tomorrow Bandh   Chandigarh, April 1: The Punjab Government has ordered a security clampdown across the state as a precautionary measure in view of Monday’s bandh, with the Army and Paramilitary forces asked to be on alert, and all educational institutions and banks to remain closed. While

Lost & Neglected Glory of Ludhiana: ‘Kos Minars’ or ‘Mile Pillars’

Nidhi Bhanot Ludhiana The main heritage structures that have been neglected are ‘Kos Minars’ or ‘Mile Pillars’, were erected by the Mughal rulers on the main highways across the empire to delineate the route and mark the distance. They played a significant role in the system of governance during the Mughal period. But over years