Apr 07

SAD demands immediate dismissal of Navjot Sidhu
SAD demands immediate dismissal of Navjot Sidhu

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday demanded the immediate dismissal of Local Bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from the Punjab Cabinet after emergence of new evidence in which he has openly admitted to beating a man to death in 1988. In a statement here, former minister and SAD spokesman Maheshinder Singh Grewal

Sukhbir asks Captain not to destroy trucking industry
Sukhbir asks Captain not to destroy trucking industry

Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday asked the Congress government not to destroy the trucking industry in Punjab by using heavy handed means to force truck unions to make draconian reductions in tender rates in rate contracts for wheat transportation, even as he said Congress leaders were making merry

Captain distributes debt relief certificates of Rs. 156 cr in 6 dists
Captain distributes debt relief certificates of Rs. 156 cr in 6 dists

Gurdaspur – Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday distributed farm debt relief certificates worth Rs 156.12 crore to 26,998 farmers of six districts as part of the debt waiver scheme. On this occasion, the CM also announced a slew of projects for the border areas, including a government medical college in Gurdaspur and a new

Congress insulting farmers in name of loan waiver: Majithia
Congress insulting farmers in name of loan waiver: Majithia

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday said it was a shame that the Congress government was insulting farmers in the name of a loan waiver when nothing was being done for them or farm labourers even as farm suicides were on the rise with 400 farmers committing suicide in the last one

Director Sukhwinder's new 3D animation film Bhai Taru Singh Ji
Director Sukhwinder’s new 3D animation film Bhai Taru Singh Ji

Director Sukhwinder Singh’s tryst with animation dates back to 2004 when he started working on his first 2D animation film Sahibzadey. Encouraged by response received by the film, he went on to direct four more animated films under the banner Vismaad to educate the young generation about Sikhism and connect them to Punjabi virsa. Taking another

CBI books 5 men for trafficking 11 boys to US on Tuesday
CBI books 5 men for trafficking 11 boys to US

CBI books 5 men for trafficking 11 boys to US. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday registered a case against five persons for allegedly taking 11 teenage boys from Punjab to United States of America on pretext of an educational trip. It was alleged that the accused persons submitted false and fabricated documents

PM announces ex-gratia to the kin of those killed in Iraq
PM announces ex-gratia to the kin of those killed in Iraq

PM announces ex-gratia to the kin of those killed in Iraq . Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 10 lakh each to the next of the kin of 39 Indians who were killed in Iraq, official sources said. The mortal remains of 38 of the 39 Indians killed in war-torn

Mosul death: Navjot Sidhu announces ex-gratia for kin of victims

Mosul death: Navjot Sidhu announces ex-gratia for kin of victims. Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday announced ex-gratia of Rs five lakh for the next kin of the 27 Indians belonging from Punjab, who was killed in Iraq’s Mosul.Apart from this, he assured job for a person from the family of victims and said

Punjab: Don't equate Cultural Commission with stifling creativity
Punjab: Don’t equate Cultural Commission with stifling creativity

Over the last couple of decades, lyricists in Punjab have seemingly run out of ideas on how to pen new songs and it seems that there is an unsaid race between them regarding who can come up with the most vulgarity laden or violence-laden songs.Songs like ‘Chak lo revolver, riflaan ki kabza lena hai,” “Koi banda

Despite ‘No-Drug’, Punjab govt sells traditional drugs to Rajasthan and MP

Despite ‘No-Drug’, Punjab Govt. sells traditional drugs to Rajasthan and MP Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The allegations of drug addiction and its trafficking led to war of words between ruling and opposition parties in the recent Punjab Assembly Session. Moreover the Punjab Government has appointed more than 4.25 lacs Drug Abuse Prevention Officers (DAPOs) in the state,

Punjab govt orders state's security clampdown in view of tomorrow Bandh
Punjab govt orders state’s security clampdown in view of tomorrow Bandh

Punjab govt orders state’s security clampdown in view of tomorrow Bandh   Chandigarh, April 1: The Punjab Government has ordered a security clampdown across the state as a precautionary measure in view of Monday’s bandh, with the Army and Paramilitary forces asked to be on alert, and all educational institutions and banks to remain closed. While

Punjab Government suspends public transport, mobile internet services due to bandh

Punjab Government suspends public transport, mobile internet services due to bandh . Punjab Government suspends services of public transport tomorrow (April 2) due to bandh called by several Dalit organisations against the amendment under the SC/ST Act. All educational institutions to remain closed and mobile Internet services to be suspended in the state tomorrow. Punjab

4 killed as car rams into tree on Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road
4 killed as car rams into tree on Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road

4 killed as car rams into tree on Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road. Four persons were killed, while another was injured after a car rammed into a tree on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road, near Mahilpur in Punjab, the police said today.“The accident took place past midnight. The victims had stopped their vehicle at a dhaba near Chabbewal, close to

VK Singh to leave for Iraq to bring back bodies of 39 Indians
VK Singh to leave for Iraq to bring back bodies of 39 Indians

VK Singh to leave for Iraq to bring back bodies of 39 Indians. Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh (retd) will leave for Mosul to bring back the mortal remains of the 39 Indians who were killed in the war-torn country. The minister is expected to bring back the bodies by

Sidhu forms Cultural Commission, Chief Minister office unaware
Sidhu forms Cultural Commission, Chief Minister office unaware

Chandigarh – Like the Censor Board, the Punjab government on Saturday announced the setting up Punjab Cultural Commission, which will decide about the future of the Punjabi song, either it is fit or not according to Punjabi culture. The Commission will have power to register FIR against anyone, who will violate the rules, set up

Plea in SC against CBSE move to conduct re-examinations
Plea in SC against CBSE move to conduct re-examinations

NEW DELHI: A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court against the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to cancel and re-conduct the economics exam of Class XII held on March 26 and the mathematics paper of Class X on March 28 over suspicion of alleged question paper leak. The petition, filed by

Punjab govt appeals to SC brethren to maintain peace during bandh call on April 2
Punjab govt appeals to SC brethren to maintain peace during bandh call on April 2

Chandigarh – In view of the Bandh Call on April 2, against the dilution of SC/ST Atrocities Act, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh appealed the people of the state especially the members of SC community to keep restraint and maintain law and order in the larger public interest. In a statement issued here on Saturday, Captain

Protest march taken out against film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir' in Jalandhar
Protest march taken out against film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ in Jalandhar

Protest march taken out against film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ in Jalandhar Jalandhar – Many roads in the city were jammed on Saturday as there was a protest over the film “Nanak Shah Fakir’. The satkar committee held the protest holding pictures of the film crew. The movie produced in 2015 has run into trouble with the SGPC, which

Sushma swaraj meets families of 39 Indians missing in Iraq
Waiting for Iraq’s nod to bring back mortal remains: MoS V.K. Singh

Waiting for Iraq’s nod to bring back mortal remains: MoS V.K. Singh.  Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs General (Retd) V.K. Singh said that the legal procedures of obtaining the mortal remains of the 39 Indians killed in Iraq has been completed and New Delhi was waiting for Baghdad to give the green signal.

Hoshiarpur Congress worker among 15 booked for thrashing man, son
Hoshiarpur Congress worker among 15 booked for thrashing man, son

Hoshiarpur – Local police have booked a Congressman from Mukerian, namely Sham Singh Shama, and 14 others for thrashing a Jalandhar resident and his son mercilessly, police sources said on Friday. Shama is said to be a close aide of Mukerian MLA Rajneesh Kumar Babbi.The incident, which took place on Tuesday, was caught in a