State makes its debut at World Economic Forum
World Economic Forum Manpreet Badal


DP CORRESPONDENT Chandigarh/Davos A high-level delegation from Punjab led by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal participated in the World Economic Forum, DAVOS to showcase Punjab as the most preferred investment destination due to its investor-friendly policies coupled with lucrative incentives. The finance minister was accompanied by the Additional Chief Secretary Industries and Commerce, Vini Mahajan

Govt Takht Sahib Management Act ‘Govt will not ask to amend Takht Sahib Management Act’

SHE SAID FADNAVIS HAD RESPONDED POSITIVELY TO THE REQUEST AND ASSURED HER THAT AFTER WIDER CONSULTATION IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT PUSH FOR AMENDMENT OF THE TAKTH SAHIB MANAGEMENT ACT Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal thanked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for responding to her request and announcing that

Harsimrat kaur Badal train stoppages Harsimrat kaur Badal thanks Goyal for two train stoppages

HIGHLIGHTS Harsimrat Badal said she had informed the Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal earlier that the public from Rampura Phul had met her and represented that the Delhi-Bikaner express train stop at Rampura Phul “People said besides helping businessmen of the area, it could also cater to those visiting Bikaner for cancer treatment,” the minister

Punjabi singer-actor Ammy Virk all set for Bollywood

Punjabi singer-actor Ammy Virk is happy to make his debut in the Hindi film industry with the upcoming film “83” starring Ranveer Singh — on India’s debut World Cup win in cricket. Ammy, who will be essaying the role of fast bowler Balvinder Singh Sandhu in Kabir Khan’s directorial, took to Twitter to express his

Farmers suicides Punjab Farmers’ suicides go for a song in the state of Punjab

Known for his music genius and knack of connecting with the masses, famous musician Rabbi Shergill has come up with his new song ‘Kuj gallan kaudian, kuj gallan fikiyan’ dedicated to the burning issue of farmers’ suicides in Punjab. A major crisis across the country, and Punjab in particular, Rabbi Shergill has not only sung

Punjab smartphones
Punjab and the smartphones

l A RECENT STUDY UNFOLDED THAT INDIANS WILL BUY OVER 300 MILLION SMARTPHONES IN THE YEAR 2019. AND, ANOTHER DATA REVEALED THAT 59 PER CENT OF THESE SMARTPHONES ARE CONSUMED BY PUNJAB GURMILAN KAUR Gone are the days when there was just one landline phone in the entire society and that phone number was distributed

EVMs are tamper-proof, says Punjab CEO Karuna Raju

Bindu Singh Chandigarh EVMs are tamper-proof, says Punjab CEO Karuna Raju. “No possibility of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) hacking as it is a stand-alone machine like a calculator,” said Punjab Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Dr S Karuna Raju, here on Wednesday. He said the EVM is fully tamper-proof as eight-layered security system is in place.Sharing

Finally, India kickstarts corridor work

Harkirat Singh Dera Baba Nanak Finally, India kickstarts corridor work. A high-powered team from the Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) visited this border town of Gurdaspur district to work out modalities for the construction of an Integrated Check Post (ICP) which will come up along the Dera Baba Nanak-Kartarpur Sahib corridor.This ICP will be

Punjab farmers carry a heavy yoke

Kusum Arora Jalandhar Punjab farmers carry a heavy yoke. At a time when agriculture was witnessing technological advancements, a farmer in a small village of Hoshiarpur was still dependent on his two oxen for farming on 2.5 acre land. From the early 1980s, when he first bought oxen to the current age of agri-business, farmer

Court production Sajjan Kumar
1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: Court production warrant against Sajjan Kumar

A Delhi court on Tuesday issued production warrant for January 28 against former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. District Judge Poonam A Bamba issued production warrant against Kumar after Tihar Jail authorities, where he is lodged after conviction in another case related to the riots, could not produce him today.

After age-long ties with SAD, Brahmpura shook hands with Capt Amarinder: Sukhbir
After age-long ties with SAD, Brahmpura shook hands with Capt Amarinder: Sukhbir

After age-long ties with SAD, Brahmpura shook hands with Capt Amarinder: Sukhbir. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday alleged that the Khadoor Sahib MP Ranjit Singh Brahmpura had unleashed a conspiracy to split the SAD after a meeting with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and that now all doors of the

India shares coordinates of Kartarpur Corridor with Pakistan
India shares coordinates of Kartarpur Corridor with Pakistan

India shares coordinates of Kartarpur Corridor with Pakistan . In its bid to expedite the long-pending proposal to establish Kartarpur corridor, India on Tuesday shared the coordinates of the Zero point (crossing point) of the corridor along the International border with Pakistan. India has also proposed two sets of dates i.e. February 26 and March

India shares coordinates of Kartarpur Corridor with Pakistan
Pakistan invites India to discuss Kartarpur corridor

Pakistan invites India to discuss Kartarpur corridor. Weeks after ground breaking ceremony amid fanfare by Prime Minister Imran Khan on November 28, 2018, Pakistan has now shared a draft agreement with India on the Kartarpur corridor issue.Shared through the Indian High Commisison in Islamabad, the draft lists out proposals to facilitate the travel of Indian

Army orders probe in Punjab

Kusum Arora Jalandhar Army orders probe in Punjab. Alarmed over yet another fake document scam unearthed in Ropar, the army was in the process of obtaining information and verifying the particulars of 26 such Haryana candidates, who reportedly joined Army after presenting themselves as domiciles of Punjab.Though fool proof measures were in place, this was

prominent personalities Ludhiana ceremony
25 prominent personalities of Ludhiana honoured during leaders ceremony

Former Army Chief General JJ Singh was chief Guest Working on a mission to impart leadership via Academics in the children of Ludhiana, Presidium school Organized a Grand award Ceremony to honour 25 Non Political Personalities of Ludhiana who have been Leading the city and society towards betterment. Former Chief of Army Staff India and

Punjab Diary Zira Congress
Punjab Diary: Zira episode puts Congress in catch-22

CM AND HIS CONGRESS TEAM ARE FINDING TOUGH TO COUNTER THE ALLEGATIONS ABOUT DRUGS IN PUNJAB WHICH HAVE BEEN LEVELED BY NONE OTHER THAN THE RULING PARTY MLA Punjab Congress seems to be in a dilemma from which there is tough escape because of some conflicting conditions which arose when party MLA from Zira constituency

2019 Lok Sabha Polls AAP Chandigarh
2019 Lok Sabha Polls: Harmohan Dhawan is AAP’s candidate in Chandigarh

“IF ELECTED, I WILL ENSURE THAT FULFILLING ALL THE UNFULFILLED PROMISES WILL BE MY TOP PRIORITY. THE COMMON MAN WILL GET MY SPECIAL ATTENTION AND I WILL MAKE SURE HE IS BENEFITED AND IS NOT LEFT HARASSED WITH FAKE PROMISES,” SAID DHAWAN. HIMANI BAHUGUNA Chandigarh In the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, former BJP leader and

Jessica Murder Case
Jessica Murder Case: Manu Sharma moves HC for early release

A month after the Delhi High Court ordered the forthwith release of former Youth Congress leader Sushil Kumar Sharma, who had served over 23 years in prison for the murder of his wife Naina Sahni in 1995, the convict in the Jessica Lal murder case has moved the court, seeking the same relief. The high

Kejriwal in Punjab: AAP rules out alliance in Punjab for LS polls
Kejriwal in Punjab: AAP rules out alliance in Punjab for LS polls

To contest all 13 seats Highlights AAP to appoint new president of Punjab unit soon, says Kejriwal  Bhagwant Mann takes pledge not to touch liquor SUSHIL GOYAL Sangrur Without forming an alliance with any political party in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest all 13 Lok Sabha seats

Punjab: Man mauled to death by lions in Chhatbir Zoo

Punjab: Man mauled to death by lions in Chhatbir Zoo. A man was mauled to death by lions at the Chhatbir Zoo in Zirakpur area of Punjab on Sunday afternoon. “It was an unfortunate incident. Around 2:20 pm, our patrolling team got information that a person jumped the wall and entered inside the compound,” the