No proposal from Centre on atomic energy units: Punjab CM


Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he was yet to receive any proposal from the Central government for establishment of atomic energy units at the Bathinda and Ropar power plants.At the same time, the Chief Minister said he had never had any problems working with the Centre. Cordial relations between the Central and state

Why did Guru Gobind Singh ji choose Hawk…..?

Guru Gobind Singh became the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, son of Mata Gujri ji, and Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. Guru ji in 1699 AD on the occasion of Baisakhi, created the Khalsa Panth at Anandpur Sahib. There is a question which is raised by a lot of people that Why did Guru Gobind Singh

If Sidhu doesn’t want to work, there’s nothing I can do: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said if his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing that he could do about it.The minister should have accepted his new portfolio instead of shunning work in the middle of the crucial paddy season, said the Chief Minister, reiterating

Pakistan agrees for visa-free year-long travel to Kartarpur Sahib

Pakistan on Sunday agreed in-principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel for Indian passport holders and OCI card holders to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara. Everyday, 5,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the Gurdwara on foot, both as individuals or in groups, Home Ministry’s Joint Secretary (Internal Security) S.C.L. Das told reporters here after the second

DC in Punjab can now clear investment projects up to Rs 10 cr

In a bid to boost ease of doing business in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday issued directives empowering all the DC Punjab to independently clear investment projects up to Rs 10 crore. He was chairing a high-level meeting with the Deputy Commissioners to review programmes and projects, and draw out a roadmap to

Punjab CM’s wife Parneet Kaur faints at cleanup drive

Patiala MP and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s wife, Parneet Kaur, fainted at a plastic cleanup campaign in her constituency on Saturday, officials said. Kaur, 75, collapsed as she arrived at the event to flag off the Swachhta Shramdan drive to clean up plastic.She got her blood pressure checked and that was fine, a doctor

India to take up with Pakistan pro-Khalistan leader’s presence on Kartarpur panel

India is going “with high expectations” for the Kartarpur corridor meeting on Sunday and is expected to raise with the Pakistani side several issues, including the presence of pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla on a panel associated with the project. The first round of talks was held on March 14 on the Indian side of

Punjab, Haryana CMs agree on Inter-State meeting on drugs

Chandigarh July 12 The Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana met here on Friday to discuss greater coordination in the battle against drugs, and agreed to hold an inter-state meeting of all the northern states on July 25.The meeting will be hosted by Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said after meeting his Haryana counterpart

Mystery of Punjab vanishing players in foreign shores

It’s a game of sportspersons from Punjab being sent abroad illegally for economic reasons by dubious sports bodies.These sports federations are, in fact, selling dollar dreams to Punjabis, say experts. Police officials admit it is a multi-million-dollar ingenious migration racket being run as there is no mechanism to keep a close tab on the modus

Gurinder Singh Khalsa, who won a turban battle in America,won the award

In the US, the award for a turban warring film written by Gurinder Singh Khalsa, and a short film made by Punjabi Sikh Gurinder Singh, who fought the turban battle in the US, got the honor. It is worth mentioning that the story of this movie is based on the incident when in May 2007

Jai Kisan! Big farm push expected in first Budget of Modi 2.0

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who will present her maiden Budget, is likely to fulfil many of the promises made by the Prime Minister during his toiling poll campaign culminating in the historic mandate. Taking forward the setting up of a separate ministry for fisheries (one of the promises made by Modi), the Budget will have

Amarinder congratulates Punjab-born Dave Chauhan for new job

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday congratulated state born Canadian Police Superintendent Dave Chauhan on his appointment as chief of Canada’s largest homicide investigation team. “A great feat which has made all of us here in Punjab proud. The contributions of Punjabis the world over are indeed exemplary,” Amarinder Singh tweeted. Chauhan will head

In all-time high, over 500 kg heroin seized at Attari

In the biggest seizure of narcotics being smuggled from Pakistan in recent years, the Customs seized over 500 kg heroin, valued at around Rs 2,700 crore, concealed in a consignment of salt, officials said on Sunday. The seizure of 532 kg heroin at the Integrated Check Post at the Attari border, some 30 km from

10 jail inmates injured in clash in Punjab

At least 10 inmates of a jail in Punjab’s Ludhiana city sustained injuries on Thursday in a clash between two groups, police said. Security has been heightened in the Central Jail after the clash, a police officer told, further adding the cause of provocation is yet to be ascertained. The incident in the jail occurred

Punjab CM lambasts Canada for support to Khalistan

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday lambasted Canada for its “overt and covert” support to the Khalistan movement, warning that its failure to check anti-India activities being carried out from its soil would be detrimental to its own security. Citing findings of the John Major Commission into the 1985 Kanishka bombing as a clear

Education minister bans sale of uniforms, books in private schools

DP correspondent Chandigarh Taking strict note of the reports of economic exploitation of parents by the managements of certain private schools, Vijay Inder Singla Education Minister Punjab has issued directions that all the private schools affiliated to CBSE/ICSE and Punjab School Education Board across the State shall not direct or compel parents to buy school

Supneet Singh’s upcoming song Bhangra’s poster release

Supneet Singh came into words after doing a commendable job in motion picture ‘Aashke’. He’s standard for his distinctive sort of Bhangra and now he is turning out with a brand new twist in the singing field. DIG ludhiana Raghbir S. Khattar releases Supneet Singh’s upcoming song Bhangra’s poster. Soon, his new song Bhangra will be

Punjab to ban online food without hygiene rating

Punjab is going to ban online delivery of food without hygiene rating, Health Minister Brahm Mohindra announced on Thursday.The decision was taken under the ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’. Mohindra has issued directions to all online food order and supply companies to display the hygiene rating of the food business operators registered with them. Giving three months

Sikh memorial among projects to come up in Punjab

To set up more sikh memorial’s in punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced development projects of Rs 11.10 crore for Bet area of Machhiwara, besides a memorial of Guru Gobind Singh’s disciplines — Nabi Khan and Ghani Khan.He recalled that Nabi Khan and Ghani Khan had risked their lives to host the Dasmesh

Fire breaks out in cycle factory, no causality reported

DP Correspondent Ludhiana Major fire erupted in cycle factory at Daba road on Monday. However no causality was reported but the material worth several lakhs was emerged into ashes. On being informed, the fire emergency services were pressed in to tackle with the situation. The firemen break the shed and some portion of wall and