Apr 12

Search of alliance has exposed nervousness of Congress: SAD
Search of alliance has exposed nervousness of Congress: SAD

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal tn Wednesday said that the search of alliance partners by the Congress for the coming Lok Sabha polls has been exposed its nervousness after it has realised the ground reality in the state. In a statement issued from the party head office here on Wednesday, the SAD senior vice president

Manmohan flags concern over increasing atrocities against Dalits and minorities
Manmohan flags concern over increasing atrocities against Dalits and minorities

Chandigarh – Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said atrocities against minorities and Dalits were increasing in the country and such incidents, if unchecked, could harm democracy and called for rejection of divisive policies and politics.’ Delivering the first S B Rangnekar Memorial lecture at the Panjab University, his alma mater, here, Singh also

Annoyed against misbehave, Congress Chief Jakhar boycotts meeting with CM

Annoyed against misbehave, Congress Chief Jakhar boycotts meeting with CM Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): It seems the rules made by military minded CM Captain Amrinder Singh is now proved to be costly for him. The rule of not having permission of mobile in the Chief Minister’s office has made the Punjab Congress Chief Sunil Jakhar annoyed. After

Congress deliberately fielding junior counsel for Sidhu: SAD
Congress deliberately fielding junior counsel for Sidhu: SAD

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday asserted the Congress government had deliberately fielded a junior advocate to contest the state’s case against Local Bodies Minister Navjot Sidhu to subvert the cause of justice and help Sidhu walk free in a homicide case. In a statement here, former minister Bikram Singh Majithia said the Congress government’s

Govt converts bad loan into SC/BC debt relief scheme
Govt converts bad loan into SC/BC debt relief scheme

Chandigarh –  The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to convert bad loans into SC/BC debt relief scheme, which seems to be a smart game. The government has also decided to waive off Rs 52 crore loan of around 15,890 beneficiaries, who belong to Schedule Castes and Backward Classes.Interestingly, out of such beneficiaries, 90 per cent are

US state Oregon declares April as Vaisakhi month
US state Oregon declares April as Vaisakhi month

US state Oregon declares April as Vaisakhi month WASHINGTON: The US state of Oregon on Wednesday declared April as the ‘Sikh American Community’s Celebration of Vaisakhi month’ in recognition of the contributions of the minority community. Vaisakhi, celebrated on April 14, is commemorated by million of Sikhs annually. Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a proclamation

A Pilgrimage to Derthu Can Give You Wordshworhian Bliss
A Pilgrimage to ‘Derthu’ is a Wordshworhian Bliss in Woods

Jagdish Bali Nestled in the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh that signifies the province laden with snow is rich in nature’s beauty and bounty. Here nature showcases itself in different aspects and phenomena. Impossible for the lovers of nature to ignore the fascinating invitation of the snow-capped hills, vast valleys, inviting grounds, dense forests, exhilarating glades, charming

Conflict deepens as the Centre refuse to release scholarship fund to Punjab

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh:  Amid the claim of ‘Dalit-Prem’, the signs of conflict between Centre and Punjab have been increased over the issue of Scholarship fund for SC students. The Punjab claims Rs 1700 crore from the Centre against the Centre Government sponsored Scholarship scheme for three financial year for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18. But the

Govt. likely to start tea leaf and sugar at subsidise rate

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh, April 9: To fulfil the need of Punjabi kitchen, the Punjab Government is likely to start subsidise tea leaf and sugar. A proposal in this regard has been sent to the finance department for financial approval. Interestingly, the Government has not arranged any fund for this cause in the current Budget, but

Bharat Bandh: Section 144 imposed in various parts of country

Bharat Bandh: Section 144 imposed in various parts of country. Prohibitory orders have been imposed in various parts of the country in view of another Bharat Bandh, which has been called by some groups to protest against caste-based reservation. The section 144 of the Indian Penal Code, which prohibits assembly of five or more people

HP: 27 school kids among 30 killed in accident.
HP: 27 school kids among 30 killed in accident

Shimla/Dharamshala – As many as 30 persons, including 27 students, were killed on Monday when a private school bus fell into a gorge in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Superintendent of Police Santosh Patyal confirmed the deaths. All the dead students were below the age of 10. The bus driver and two teachers were among the

Against dilution of SC/ST Act, Cong observes 12-hour-long fast
Against dilution of SC/ST Act, Cong observes 12-hour-long fast

Sangrur – In protest against alleged dilution of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and killing of some Dalits during nationwide “Bharat Bandh” on April 2, some members of Congress party, led by a member of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Poonam Kangra, observed twelve hour long fast outside district administrative complex here on Monday. Other persons, who

Rains lash many places in Punjab; farmers worried
Rains lash many places in Punjab; farmers worried

Rains lash many places in Punjab; farmers worried Chandigarh – Rains lashed many places in Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh on Monday, increasing the woes of farmers who fear damage to wheat crop. According to the MeT office here, rains lashed Amritsar, Kharar, Muktsar, Kapurthala, Sangrur, Adampur, Pathankot, Talwandi Sabo, Anandpur Sahib, Dhuri, Faridkot and Nangal

CBSE yet to announce postponed Classes X, XII exam dates in Punjab
CBSE yet to announce postponed Classes X, XII exam dates in Punjab

CBSE yet to announce postponed Classes X, XII exam dates in Punjab Chandigarh – The CBSE is yet to announce new dates for the Class 10 and Class 12 examinations that were postponed in Punjab in view of the ‘Bharat Bandh’ on April 2, leaving the students and parents anxious. At the request of the state

CM orders energy audit of all govt buildings and institutions
CM orders energy audit of all govt buildings and institutions

Chandigarh – The Punjab State Council of Science and Technology (PSCST) was on Monday asked to undertake an energy audit of all government buildings and educational institutions in the state to cut down on ‘reckless’ energy consumption and ‘hefty’ expenditure. Orders in this regard were issued by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday while chairing the

Punjab govt likely to start tea leaf and sugar at subsidise rate
Punjab govt likely to start tea leaf and sugar at subsidise rate

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): To fulfil the need of Punjabi kitchen, the Punjab Government is likely to start subsidise tea leaf and sugar. A proposal in this regard has been sent to the finance department for financial approval. Interestingly, the Government has not arranged any fund for this cause in the current Budget, but the Director Food

Underworld again active in India to spread its roots through cricket betting

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh, April 8: Amid uncertainty over the recommendations on Cricket betting by both Lodha Committee and Mudgal Committee, which have given their advises to legalisation of betting, the Underwood has started to be active in India by spreading its roots through cricket betting. Series of IPL matches has been started today from Mohali

Govt blames GST, previous regime for 75,000 cr it owes to PSPCL for free power
Govt blames GST, previous regime for 75,000 cr it owes to PSPCL for free power

CHANDIGARH: The state government has passed on the buck for its failure to pay Rs 5,000 crore that it owes to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) as subsidy payment, on account of free power supplied to agriculture, to the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). In an affidavit filed before the sector

Singer can't survive without being consistent, says Navraj Hans
Singer can’t survive without being consistent, says Navraj Hans

Singer Navraj Hans, son of iconic singer Hans Raj Hans, says coming from an influential family background makes it easy to get the first opportunity, but without consistency in performance and hard work, nobody can survive in competitive times. Navraj has grown up listening to and learning from his father, and has rubbed shoulders with many celebrated

Malik takes charge as BJP chief asks Capt to perform or quit
Malik takes charge as BJP chief asks Capt to perform or quit

Chandigarh – The BJP’s Punjab unit chief Shwait Malik on Sunday accused the Amarinder Singh government of failing to keep its poll promises despite being in power for over a year and asked it to either perform or quit.’ Rajya Sabha member Malik lashed at the Congress government while taking over as his party’s state unit