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

Hema Malini’s debut Punjabi production gets release date

Veteran actress and BJP MP Hema Malini‘s first Punjabi production, “Mitti – Virasat Babbaran Di”, is set to hit the screens on August 23.The film, directed by Hriday Shetty, tells the story of five youngsters and is set in present day Punjab against that backdrop of terrorism and drug menace. The movie also draws inspiration

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

Extradite Sikhs for Justice legal adviser: Punjab Minister

A day after India declared US-based pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) an unlawful association for supporting militancy and secessionism in Punjab, a state Minister on Thursday demanded the extradition of its legal adviser Gurpatwant Singh Pannun from the US.Pannun is wanted in several first information reports (FIRs) registered in the state and he must

MBD Group celebrates 9th Founder’s Day

Founder’s Day is the most awaited annual celebration for every member of MBD family. This year it marks the 74th birth anniversary of our Founder, Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra–an exemplar for business and society. Every year on 10 July MBDians renew their pledge to pursue his vision and values. The theme of MBD Group’s 9th

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

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

Sordid tale of Punjab’s Jails

Are jails in Punjab dens of gangsters? With two incidents last week — clashes in the Central Jail Ludhiana and the killing of a prime suspect in the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in a high-security jail of Nabha town — it would appear things are not normal. The 2016 Nabha jailbreak in which gangsters

Punjab CM demands early clearance of ring roads in cities

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Minister to clear the ring road projects in the state’s major cities.He also sought early release of the third instalment of the Rs 3.72 crore grant for the Mohali Hitech Metal Cluster and implementation of SFURTI in Hoshiarpur, an

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

Woman driver attacks man with iron rod in Chandigarh

A 25-year-old woman driver who attacked a man with an iron rod in a road rage incident here has been arrested, police said on Wednesday. The incident on Tuesday led to traffic snarls and her crime video went viral on social media. Sheetal Sharma, a resident of Mohali, was driving a Maruti SX4 and was

China’s Fushida Group to ally with Hero Cycles in Punjab

China’s Fushida Group, world’s largest and most integrated bicycle manufacturer, on Wednesday announced to collaborate with Hero Cycles in the latter’s Rs 210 crore cycle manufacturing project in Ludhiana’s hi-tech cycle valley. The Chinese Group will collaborate with Hero Cycles in Punjab for manufacturing premium bicycles and electric bikes.This was conveyed by Fushida Chairman Jian

Every person has right to request parole: Haryana CM on Ram Rahim

The ruling BJP in Haryana seems to be favouring jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who was convicted in August 2017 for raping two of his disciples and is now seeking parole, saying it is his right owing to his “good conduct” in jail. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday