Mar 31

Disclose beneficiaries of anti-Sikh riots compensation, says CIC
Disclose beneficiaries of anti-Sikh riots compensation, says CIC

NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission has directed the Home Ministry to disclose the list of victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots who have received the compensation. On a complaint filed by one Navdeep Gupta, Information Commissioner Yashovardhan Azad issued the orders to disclose details sought by him.Gupta had sought to know from the Ministry complete

CBSE Leaks: Class XII Economics re-exam on April 25
CBSE Leaks: Class XII Economics re-exam on April 25

NEW DELHI: The re-examination of CBSE’s Class XII Economics paper will be held on April 25, while the re-test for Class X Mathematics is likely to be conducted in July, Education Secretary Anil Swarup said on Friday. He said a preliminary enquiry has revealed that the leak for Class X Mathematics paper is restricted to

General categories to inspire voters for use of NOTA in polling
General categories to inspire voters for use of NOTA in polling

General categories to inspire voters for use of NOTA in polling Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Distressed by reservation, the General category will now inspire the people to use NOTA in the elections across the country. The general category has alleged that in the name of Dalit votes, the political parties across the country have been ignoring the general

Iraq deaths: Application in HC seeking investigation into Centre's action
Mosul deaths: MoS V.K. Singh to visit Iraq on April 1

Mosul deaths: MoS V.K. Singh to visit Iraq on April 1. Minister of State (MoS) of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) General V.K. Singh will visit Iraq on April 1 to bring back the mortal remains of the 39 Indians killed in Mosul. On March 20, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj informed the

SGPC annual budget today at Teja Singh Samundri Hall
SGPC annual budget today

SGPC annual budget today. The SGPC is all set to present its annual budget for 2018-2019 on Friday. Besides, “dharma prachar” (propagation of Sikh religion), health and education, the GST could be the topic of discussion during the meeting scheduled to be held at Teja Singh Samundri Hall. With focus on promoting education and Sikh

Navjot Singh Sidhu’s bank accounts seized for nonpayment of taxes

Navjot Singh Sidhu’s bank accounts seized for nonpayment of taxes. The Income Tax (IT) department on Thursday seized two bank accounts of Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for non-payment of taxes. While the former cricketer’s tax dues stand at Rs 52 lakh, payments to be made were towards dress expenses (Rs. 28,38,405), tour and traveling

CBSE to conduct re-exam of Class X Maths, Class XII Eco
CBSE to conduct re-exam of Class X Maths, Class XII Eco

In the wake of reports claiming paper leaks, the CBSE on Wednesday announced reexamination in Class X mathematics and Class XII economics subjects. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued a circular on Wednesday informing about the reexamination and said dates and other details for it would be posted on the board’s website.“The board has

Sukhbir Badal’s dig at Manpreet: ‘You’re more poet, less finance minister’

Sukhbir Badal’s dig at Manpreet: ‘You’re more poet, less finance minister’. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday took potshots at finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal in the Punjab assembly and termed him “incompetent” and “more poet and less finance minister”. Participating in the debate over the

Illegal sand mining
Illegal sand mining, soaring gravel prices rock House

Illegal sand mining, soaring gravel prices rock House. The delay in tabling of the Action Taken Report (ATR) on the Narang Commission, fixing accountability of certain ruling party MLAs in illegal sand mining trade and soaring prices of sand and gravel rocked the zero hour proceedings of the Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday. Amid walkout by

Congress surrendered on state's issues, alleges Bikram Majithia
Congress surrendered on state’s issues, alleges Bikram Majithia

Chandigarh – Former minister and senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Monday condemned the Congress for trying to muzzle the voice of the Opposition by imposing emergency-like situation reminiscent of the rule of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Addressing a press conference in the Vidhan Sabha gallery, Majithia said Congressmen disrupted his speech

Chandigarh: Aaganwari workers and helpers protests at Vidhan Sabha chowk

Chandigarh: Aaganwari workers and helpers protesting at Vidhan Sabha chowk. They reached chowk by putting dust in the eyes of Punjab and Chd police.   Intelligence agencies also remained surprised how anganwari workers reached Vidhan Sabha Chowk. The workers also burnt effigy of Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and damage copies of budget 2018.As per

Akali Dal seeks dismissal of Navjot Sidhu from Punjab Assembly
Akali Dal seeks dismissal of Navjot Sidhu from Punjab Assembly

Akali Dal seeks dismissal of Navjot Sidhu from Punjab Assembly. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday sought the dismissal of Punjab Cabinet Ministers Manpreet Singh Badal and Navjot Singh Sidhu from the state Assembly. The Former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister averred that presenting a part of the Budget is the

Manmohan Singh pay obeisance at Golden Temple
Manmohan Singh pay obeisance at Golden Temple

Manmohan Singh pay obeisance at Golden Temple. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Sunday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple” Golden Temple in Amritsar. Dr. Singh, accompanied by his wife Gursharan Kaur, reached the Darbar Sahib at 6 am in the morning. The doors of the Darbar Sahib were open to all pilgrims when

Health budget increased by 13 per cent, 74,015 crore for health services
Health budget increased by 13 per cent, 74,015 crore for health services

Chandigarh – Punjab government has allocated Rs 4,015 crore for health and family welfare services in the Budget proposal, which is 13 per cent more than last year. For infrastructure, Rs 776.53 crore has been earmarked which include equipment, diagnostics and free medicines for the patients. Rs 30 crore has been proposed for CM Cancer relief fund. In

PAU Kisan Mela Farmers agriculture crisis SMS
PAU Kisan Mela Concludes: Farmers alone not to be blamed for crisis

Amidst enthusiastic participation of farmers from Punjab and adjoining states, the two-day Kisan Mela concluded at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Saturday.  At the mela, farmers made a beeline to purchase improved seeds of various recommended crop varieties and farm literature, brought out by PAU. The Directorate of Extension Education had organized the mela which

Punjab budget 2018
Punjab budget 2018: Highlights

Punjab budget 2018: Highlights. Punjab finance minister Manpreet Badal presented state budget 2018 in the state Assembly on Saturday. Here are the highlights from the budget speech: * Rs 73.34 crore for upgradation of government medical colleges at Patiala and Amritsar. * Rs 230 crore for upgradation of 75 rural roads and 4 bridges with

Punjab budget 2018 today, Manpreet Singh Badal gets ready to announce
Punjab budget 2018 : Akali Legislators Stage Walkout

Finance minister Manpreet Badal present Punjab budget 2018 in the state Assembly . During his speech, Akali Dal protest against Punjab Govt. Akali Dal workers “Walkout” from Punjab Vidhan Sabha and raised voice on the point of debt. Former CM Prakash Singh Badal also shown his resentment. Lok Insaaf Party also walkout from Punjab Vidhan Sabha

Congress MPs urge PM to remove GST on langar at Golden Temple
Congress MPs urge PM to remove GST on langar at Golden Temple

New Delhi – Congress MP Pratap Singh Bajwa has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding revocation of the GST on purchases made for langar/prasad at the Golden Temple, Durgiani Mandir and Ram Tirath temple in Punjab. His appeal on Thursday, came after the Punjab government decided on Wednesday to waive its share of the GST imposed on

Farmers Kisan Mela PAU Ludhiana Rajasthan Punjab Governor
Farmers of Punjab are ahead of Rajasthan: Punjab Governor

Farmers in large number thronged the Kisan Mela which kicked off at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. The theme of PAU’s Mela is “reduce farm expenses, use water and fertilizers judiciously; adopt subsidiary occupations and enhance agri-profit largely.” The Governor of Punjab and Chancellor of PAU, VP Singh Badnore, who was the chief guest, inaugurated

Volunteers to take oath to fight drug menace in Punjab
Volunteers to take oath to fight drug menace in Punjab

Volunteers to take oath to fight drug menace in Punjab. To mark the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, about 35,000 Drug Awareness Prevention Officers (DAPO) will take an oath to eradicate drug menace from Punjab on Friday. Launched by Punjab government, under the DAPO programme, the officers will take oath at