Mar 27

Mission to remove blot of drugs from the face of Punjab

Drugs is a word that has defamed this agricultural state of Punjab so much that people across the world, forgetting its rich legacy, have started expressing concern over its ‘sorrowful’ condition. Whether the menace has seriously ruined the state so badly or it’s all a political hype for vested interest is being debated for past

Police foil jailbreak bid in Gurdaspur

Chandigarh: Prison inmates in Punjab’s Gurdaspur central jail fought pitched battles with security forces till early Saturday morning. However, the violent protesters were thwarted in their attempted jailbreak as heavy police reinforcements were rushed. Punjab Police’s elite SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) commandos, armed police as well as police personnel from Amritsar, Pathankot, Tarn Taran

Assembly elections-2017 & Himachal

Assembly elections 2017 in five states of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttrakhand and Uttar Pradesh (UP) concluded recently have given opportunities to the political pundits to make political, social and economic analysis. May these analysis be independent or aligned to a particular thinking of the Left, Right, Socialistic or Centrist. Each party has a team of

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Well begun is half done, but let’s wait for the delivery

Aristotle had said: Well begun is half done. The proverb deems fit in the case of newly-formed government in Punjab, if we go through the 125 decisions Captain Amarinder Singh’s Cabinet took on Saturday. Just two days after taking over Punjab’s reins, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh played a masterstroke to win the hearts of

Second Capital Status to D’shala!

A town in the vicinity of Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalaya’s Shiwaliks which experiences the chilly winds of the climate the year round has been burning with the hot-windy storms since the present government took reigns of the state in 2012. The recent storm hovering over this hilly town is its status as the ‘Second

Paving the Way to Corridors of Power

The most significant fight will be witnessed in between the ruling and the opposition in this election year indoors as well as outdoors in the state. The main political parties, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party, are vying at all the opportunities to woo electorate in the state, which have marginally bulged by 0.89

Wake up Punjab Police, at least now

Earlier they had a simple excuse: “We are under too much pressure of VIP duties” but now the scene is totally different. The state cops are now almost free from “VIP duties” as the model code of conduct is in force. The results of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha polls, held on February 4, are yet

It was miraculous escape, says victim financer

Chandigarh: “It was the last fire by the miscreants that missed, else I had been dead,” said 40-year-old financer Karan Singh, who was allegedly shot at and injured by three miscreants at Burail, Sector 45, here on Wednesday night. Recalling the incident with Daily Post, Singh said, “I was just heading to the market when

MHA pulls up UT Admn for underutilisation of budget

Chandigarh: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sought the reasons from UT Administration of underutilisation of the budget. The UT Administrative officers held a series of meetings with Administrator V P Singh Bandore on Thursday to chalk out the plans and reasons to be put forth the parliamentary committee in Delhi on February 28. Union

Division in Haryana BJP comes to fore

Chandigarh: Division in the Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to the fore on the SYL Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal digging issue with a party MLA from Ambala organising a ‘dudh-jalebi’ langar for Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leaders and workers adjacent to their agitation site while the other leaders criticised the INLD leadership, on

Time seems to be running fast in H P

For the leaders of the political parties in Himachal Pradesh year 2017 seems to be running fast as this being the year of two prestigious elections for this Hilly state. How is this that time runs faster? Scientifically it’s not possible but as regards socio-economic and political tasks, it seems that time left to accomplish

SYL canal: Tension not over yet

After political parties in Punjab tried their best to exploit the controversial issue of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal in the recently-held state Vidhan Sabha elections, now it’s Haryana’s turn. Notwithstanding the fact that the matter is sub-judice in the Supreme Court, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Chautala has threatened to march

Good move if implemented

Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections are round the corner. The state government is coming out with varied announcements to attract the attention of the public with its report card which has nothing exceptional but a routine rehash of the development since the inception of the statehood. The Chief Minister is anxious knowing that much time is

Gurdas Mann does a disservice to Punjab, self

Attempting to depict the present socio-political milieu of Punjab, famous singer Gurdas Mann has stirred a hornet’s nest. Igniting a hot debate, some are criticising the lyrics of a fresh controversial song and some are praising the same. The song talks about the pangs of pain through which Punjab is passing; a rose flower is

People wait for HP govt’s report card

After the completion of elections process to five states, the next turn is of Himachal Pradesh waiting in the wings for which the state government is getting ready and going the whole hog either through inaugurating or stone-laying ceremonies in the run-up to the state assembly elections which are due in a year’s time. In

Be patient, result is set to be out on March 11

As the canvas is blurred, it is better not to get driven by the poll surveys of different agencies and channels, which have already lost their credibility in the past Against the expectations of record-breaking polling this time, there is no change in the poll percentage compared with 2012 Vidhan Sabha polls (78.6 per cent).

HP continues to elude development

Interestingly, Himachal Pradesh continues to suffer because of the apathetic and myopic approach of the state and Central governments since its inception. The major share of blame for the lapses in the development goes to Congress. Because of its monolithic and despotic approach, the overall growth of the state has remained ignored. If objective analytical

2017 assembly polls: Ushering into new era of avenues, resources

I have no option but to talk about politics as elections to Punjab Vidhan Sabha take place on February 4, this year. So be it.The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal is confident of repeating the election results for the third time. Congress too is confident of returning to power. And Aam Aadmi Party is also sure

Drug tirade: Why should Akalis be on backfoot?

As the elections to the assembly approach, politics over use of lethal narcotic drugs is getting charged-up. The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are firing political missiles at the ruling SAD-BJP alliance for its failure to curb the menace. Not only this, the Opposition is naming certain senior Akali ministers of having connived

Mixing politics with religion cooks up deadly broth

Chandigarh:Mixing of politics with religion means a death knell to the true practices of democracy. Almost all political parties except the leftists were seen wooing the heads of various sects in Punjab before every Parliamentary and Assembly elections. The recent entrant to the bandwagon of religion for politics was Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which on