May 10

Shahkot Bye-poll: SAD seeks arrest of Congress candidate Laddi
Shahkot Bye-poll: SAD seeks arrest of Congress candidate Laddi

Shahkot – Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday alleged that the Congress was earning huge profits from illegal mining business, which was halting the party leaders from acting against Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia even after the registration of an FIR against him. SAD on Wednesday organised a massive rally to demonstrate strength in

Aide of congress leader "orders" Panchayat secretaries to attend meeting
Aide of congress leader “orders” Panchayat secretaries to attend meeting

Power Misuse: Aide of congress leader “orders” Panchayat secretaries to attend meeting at his office Ludhiana(Amarpreet Singh Makkar) – Despite the Congress led government claimed to have abolished the halqa incharge system, the political leaders claiming themselves as halqa incharges interfere in administration functioning. In a recent example, Rajinder Singh, officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Congress

Shahkot Bye-Poll: SAD accuses CM of violating Model Code of Conduct
Shahkot Bye-Poll: SAD accuses CM of violating Model Code of Conduct

Chandigarh – A delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday told the Election Commission that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had violated the Model Code of Conduct by conducting a press conference on Shahkot bye-poll along with senior government officials and urged the commission to inquire into this violation besides asking it to depute

Punjab Cabinet makes it easier for 'babus' to clear examination
Punjab Cabinet makes it easier for ‘babus’ to clear examination

Chandigarh – The Cabinet on Tuesday approved lowering of the pass percentage from 66.66 per cent to 50 per cent in Criminal Law and Revenue Law papers for vesting powers of Executive Magistrate and Assistant Collector or Collector to IAS/PCS (EB) officers. The Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, approved an amendment in

Withdraw security cover from Hindu leaders, SC Commission directs Police
Withdraw security cover from Hindu leaders, SC Commission directs Police

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Schedule Caste Commission has directed to Kapurthala Police to withdraw security cover, given to the leaders of Shiv Sena and Hindu outfit as they used security cover to spread violence. Such directions have been issued in the Phagwara violence case, which occurred on April 13, in which a dalit youth had

Result of 10th class: PSEB topper aims to become techy
Result of 10th class: PSEB topper aims to become techy

Jalandhar(Puneet Pal Singh) – With the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) declaration for results of the 10th class on Tuesday, Metla village girl Jasmine Kaur topped the result with the score of 97.85 percent. She was just a mark away to become overall topper among the state. She secured 2nd position in overall result of matriculation

Khaira writes to ECI to appoint ‘pro tem’ Chief Minister till Shahkot by-poll
Khaira writes to ECI to appoint ‘pro tem’ Chief Minister till Shahkot by-poll

Jalandhar(Puneet Pal Singh) – Stroking allegations on Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh for blatant violations of the poll code, Vidhan Sabha Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira wrote to Election Commission of India to appoint pro tem (temporary) chief minister in the state till Shahkot by-election concludes following five more demands.Khaira accused Capt. Amarinder Singh

3-member SIT formed to probe Phagwara communal clash
3-member SIT formed to probe Phagwara communal clash

Phagwara(Puneet Pal Singh) – A 3-member Special Investigating Team(SIT) has been formed to probe the April 13 clash between two communal groups over the renaming of the Gol chowk at Phagwara which left a Dalit youth dead. SIT will investigate the cases registered against both groups and submit its report.Divulging details SSP Kapurthala, Sandeep Sharma said

3-member SIT formed to probe Phagwara communal clash
Amid controversy, CM defers to place sand mining report in Cabinet

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Has the Local Body Minster minister misled the Chief Minister and Punjab cabinet on the sand mining report, which has been submitted a day before to the CM in a press Conference? If look at the statement of another minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, who is also member of Cabinet sub-committee on sand

Cong has chopped off history of Punjab's saints from book: Sukhbir Badal
Cong has chopped off history of Punjab’s saints from book: Sukhbir Badal

Mohali – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday said the Congress government had not only removed the entire history of the ten Sikh Gurus from the Class XII history book of the State education board but also chopped off the history of several saints including Guru Ravi Das and Sant Namdev. He was

Measles and Rubella injection case: 13 students hospitalised in Bathinda
Measles and Rubella injection case: 13 students hospitalised in Bathinda

Bathinda – As many as 13 school going children were admitted in Civil Hospital Bathinda on Monday with a complain of ill-health after they were administered the controversial MR injections. The children belonged to different government schools located in the city. According to information, six students were discharged after few hours but seven were under observation at the

Two mobile phones recovered from inmates
Ludhiana: Two mobile phones recovered from inmates

Ludhiana(DP Correspondent) – The Jail staff has recovered two mobile phones from inmates during checking. The Jail superintendent has lodged case against inmates at Police station division number 7. During checking, one inmate was using mobile phone and following the search operation he has hidden his mobile phone under his bed.Assistant Jail Superintendent of Central Jail Ludhiana

Flesh trade racket run by eunuch busted, three women among four held
Flesh trade racket run by eunuch busted, three women among four held

Flesh trade racket run by eunuch busted, three women among four held Ludhiana(DP Correspondent) – The Sadar Police have busted flesh trade racket being run by eunuch on Monday. The police have also arrested three women and a customer from the house near octroi post on Ferozepur road. The Police have conducted raid following the tip off from

Sand mining issue: CM denies disclosing report, but Sidhu releases statement
Sand mining issue: CM denies disclosing report, but Sidhu releases statement

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): There seem differences in the Cabinet Sub-committee, which had been constituted on sand mining issue. Sub-committee comprises four members, but alone member Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today presented the report in an informal way during the Press Conference of CM Amrinder Singh. Interestingly, The CM had refused to explain about the report of

Annoyed Ministers likely to skip Cabinet meeting
Annoyed Ministers likely to skip Cabinet meeting

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): After the expansion of Punjab Cabinet, the first meeting of Council of Ministers will be held tomorrow after noon, 3 pm in Punjab Civil Secretariat. Sources told that a report on Cabinet sub-committee on sand mining will be presented in the meeting. To appoint Legislative Secretaries and Chairmen to MLAs (Without office of profit), the issue is likely

Schools in Panchukla to remain closed for two days
Schools in Panchukla to remain closed for two days

Schools in Panchkula will remain closed for students, after Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma issued a directive in view of the rain and thunderstorm warning by India Meteorological Department.The state education minister directed that all government and private schools should remain closed on May 7 and May 8. Earlier this month, the Met Department

Namaz should be read in Mosques: Haryana CM

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday backed the members of right-wing Hindu groups, who allegedly prevented people from offering namaz at open spaces in Gurugram. Addressing the media here, the Haryana Chief Minister said that there was a considerable rise in people offering namaz in open, which should be read in Mosques or Idgahs.”It

Shahkot Bye-Poll: NRI Rattan Singh is AAP candidate
Shahkot Bye-Poll: NRI Rattan Singh is AAP candidate

Chandigarh – The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday announced Rattan Singh Kakkar Kalan as the party’s nominee for Shahkot bye-poll which will be held on May 28. The name of Kakkar Kalan was announced during a meeting of the state leadership which was also attended by AAP senior leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia

Capt promises fresh panel to rewrite syllabus if errors found
Capt promises fresh panel to rewrite syllabus if errors found

Chandigarh –Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said he would relook at the committee set up by the erstwhile SAD-BJP government to revise and rewrite history books, and, if needed, constitute a fresh committee to amend the syllabus in the light of the controversy surrounding the Class XI and XII history syllabus. Speaking

Harsimrat Badal bats for skill development
Harsimrat Badal bats for skill development

BATHINDA: Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday underlined the need for skill development of youths so that they are gainfully engaged and become financially independent. Badal on Saturday inaugurated two centres under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) scheme at Bathinda and Mansa.Speaking on the occasion, Harsimrat expressed gratitude to