Mar 23

Credit war on tax exemption on langar leads to chaos

Chandigarh – Punjab assembly House on Thursday witnessed uproarious scenes when the credit war began on GST exemption on langer issue, which led to the adjournment of the House for half-an-hour. The ruling Congress as well as Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP and Aam Aadmi Party claimed to be the reason behind the waiving off of GST. The atmosphere

SAD, AAP MPs call on LS Speaker, want martyrs’ day to be holiday

New Delhi – A joint delegation of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and AAP MPs on Thursday met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and urged to declare Martyrs’ Day as national holiday in memory of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. The delegation comprised Prem Singh Chandumajra, SS Dhindsa, Naresh Gujral, Ranjit Singh Brahampura and Harinder Singh

Langar GST
Punjab waives its share in GST on Golden Temple ‘langar’; asks Centre to follow suit

Langar GST: Punjab government has decided to waive its share of the GST imposed on purchases made for ‘langar’ (community kitchen) at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh told the state Assembly here today. Following the announcement, the state government moved a resolution urging the Centre and the GST Council to completely

Capt. Amarinder Singh speaks to MEA on bringing back remains of Indian hostages killed in Iraq

Capt. Amarinder Singh speaks to MEA on bringing back remains of Indian hostages killed in Iraq . Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has spoken to Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh to follow up on the issue of bringing back the mortal remains of the Indian hostages killed in ISIS captivity in

'Manmarziyaan': Check out Abhishek's 'turban look'
‘Manmarziyaan’: Check out Abhishek’s ‘turban look’

‘Manmarziyaan’: The first look of the star cast of Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Manmarziyaan’ – Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal – has been released. The ‘Housefull 3’ star, who is back on silver screen after two years with this film, can be seen sporting a turban and beard. Taapsee and Vicky, on the other hand, look

Punjab school board cancels mathematics paper
Punjab school board cancels mathematics paper

AMRITSAR: Students of Class XII scheduled to take the mathematics paper of the Punjab state board on Tuesday were in for a shock after being told that the paper was leaked and hence, stood cancelled. The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) today directed the district education officers to not open the sealed question papers of

Rahul condoles Indians Iraq Islamic State death
Rahul condoles deaths of 39 Indians in Iraq by Islamic State

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed his deepest condolence to the families of 39 Indians, killed in Iraq by the Islamic State (IS). Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and said, “I’m shocked to hear that 39 Indians who were in captivity since 2014, in Iraq, are now confirmed dead. My deepest condolences to the

Congress says ‘go outside Parl’ as SAD plans gherao of state assembly today
Congress says ‘go outside Parl’ as SAD plans gherao of state assembly today

Chandigarh – Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday assailed Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal for his call to gherao the assembly on the first day of the budget session on Tuesday over farm debt-waiver issue, and challenged him to protest outside Parliament. SAD president Sukhbir has planned to protest outside the

Punjab Cabinet
Punjab Cabinet clears decks for CM, ministers to pay own Income Tax

Chandigarh – Punjab Cabinet has cleared amendments to two legislations to allow Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and his ministerial colleagues to pay income tax on their salaries themselves, beginning March 2018. At present, payment of income tax of the chief minister and his ministerial colleagues is done from the state exchequer.The draft amendment bills

Ex-Akali minister Langah gets bail
Ex-Akali minister Langah gets bail

Chandigarh The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday granted bail to former Akali Dal minister Sucha Singh Langah in a rape case, days after the complainant turned hostile. The bail was granted to Langah by the court of Justice Lisa Gill. “Langah has been granted bail by the HC as the alleged victim turned hostile

Majithia demands FIR against Sidhu, his wife for releasing sealed STF report
Majithia demands FIR against Sidhu, his wife for releasing sealed STF report

Chandigarh – Former Cabinet minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) general secretary Bikram Majithia on Monday demanded registration of a criminal case against Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu as well as their accomplices for releasing the report of the STF which was sealed by the Punjab and Haryana High

Kejriwal scores an own -goal against AAP in Punjab
Kejriwal scores an own -goal against AAP in Punjab

The recent backlash from the Punjab unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over Arvind Kejriwal’s apology letter to former state Cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia shows that the damage inflicted to the party could be irreparable in Punjab. AAP had managed to win as many as 20 MLAs in the Punjab assembly elections held in 2017. A

Kejriwal should apologise to youth of Punjab for defaming them: Majithia
Kejriwal should apologise to youth of Punjab for defaming them: Majithia

Kejriwal should apologise to youth of Punjab for defaming them: Majithia Jalandhar(Puneet Pal Singh) – Addressing the BJP’s first protest rally against state Congress government at Jalandhar today, former Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia lashed out on Aam Aadmi Party’s Supremo Arvind Kejriwal. “Do not apologise to me, apologise to the youth of Punjab whom you

Rift within Punjab AAP MLAs after apology of supremo

  Puneet Pal Singh Jalandhar The apology of Aam Aadmi Party’s national convenor formed rift within AAP MLAs of Punjab. Now it will be interesting to see whether AAP Punjab leadership will rise on their own or it will surrender in front of Delhi high command. The Aam Aadmi Party’s whole poll campaign was based

I stand by my allegations against Majithia: AAP MP

Mohit Dubey Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) AAP MP Sanjay Singh on Saturday said he would contest the defamation case filed by former Punjab minister Vikram Singh Majithia against him even as his boss and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has apologised for alleging that the Akali Dal leader was involved in the drug trade. Refusing

Former Punjab CM Beant Singh Murder case: Life imprisonment for Jagtar Singh

Former Punjab CM Beant Singh Murder case: Jagtar Singh Tara convicted for killing former CM Beant Singh. The court has passed the order for life imprisonment for Jagtar Singh Tara said lawyer of Jagtar Singh

Phoolka favours autonomy for AAP Punjab unit, not a split

Phoolka favours autonomy for AAP Punjab unit, not a split. Senior AAP leader H S Phoolka today asked party legislators in Punjab to seek “autonomy” for the state unit rather than forming a separate party “in the best interest” of the state, a day after majority of AAP MLAs contemplated a split. Giving his views

SGPC to ban plastic bags starting April at Darbar Sahib
SGPC to ban plastic bags starting April at Darbar Sahib

SGPC to ban plastic bags starting April at Darbar Sahib. The apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee on March 15 announced to impose ban on the use of plastic bags for carrying Karah Prasad inside the holiest Sikh shrine Sri Harmandir Sahib from April 1. As per an estimate, plastic bags weighing to 26.5

Mann, Khaira should quit party, seats: SAD
Apology shows Kejriwal weak: Khaira

Chandigarh – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) unit of Punjab on Friday accused said party convener Arvind Kejriwal of becoming ‘weak,’ a day after the latter apologised for his drug trade allegations against former minister Bikram Singh Majithia.At a press conference that saw the several leaders of AAP’s state unit come together to condemn Kejriwal’s apology, leader

Kejriwal’s apology fallout: LIP to break alliance?

Kejriwal’s apology fallout: LIP to break alliance?. Criticizing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head Arvind Kejriwal for issuing an apology to former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia for his “drug trade” remarks, Lok Insaf Party (LIP) member and MLA Simarjit Singh Bains said his party will now reckon over snapping alliance with AAP in Punjab. “He