May 18

SAD asks govt to act against Khaira if a ‘member of drug cartel’

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal today asked the Punjab government to act against Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira if it considers him a member of international drug cartel.’ In a statement issued here, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, national spokesman of the SAD, said: “It is strange to see that Punjab government has filed an

Govt. calls explanation from Govt. Schools with Zero percent result
Govt. calls explanation from Govt. Schools with Zero percent result

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Even the figure of poor result of class 10th is a little, but the Education Department is going to seek explanation call from such schools. List has been prepared of these Schools.  60 Government Schools have zero percent result and 104 Schools have result up to 10 percent marks. More than 50 percent Schools have

Captain govt doubled commission of Depot holders
Captain govt doubled commission of Depot holders

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga):  The Punjab Government has fulfilled promised to double commission to the Depot holders working under Public Distribution System from Rs 25 to Rs 50 per quintal on wheat distribution to the beneficiaries . This promise had been made by the previous Badal Government. The Food and Supply Minister Bharat Bhushan Aashu has taken initiative

Suicides of farmers exposes Cong's fraudulent loan waiver scheme: Majithia
Suicides of farmers exposes Cong’s fraudulent loan waiver scheme: Majithia

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday said the suicide of five distressed farmers in a single day had exposed the fraudulent farm loan waiver scheme of the Congress government and also revealed how ‘kurki’ or recovery proceedings against marginal farmers were forcing farmers to take this extreme step. In a statement here,

Shahkot Bye-poll: Malik asks BJP supporters to ensure SAD's victory
Shahkot Bye-poll: Malik asks BJP supporters to ensure SAD’s victory

Jalandhar – Punjab unit Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief and Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik on Wednesday, while addressing a public meeting at Shahkot, aske the party workers to start campaigning vigorously in favour of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Naib Singh Kohar. “Former SAD Minister Ajit Singh Kohar did tremendous works in this constituency.

Punjab's other departments to give up 887 crore for education
Punjab’s other departments to give up 887 crore for education

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday mooted a proposal to cut down the budget of all other departments by 5 per cent each, in order to mop up additional revenue for education, which he described as critical for the state’s development and progress. “Education is the most vital engine of the state’s

Ludhiana STF nabs two drug smugglers, recovers heroine worth 60 crores
Ludhiana STF nabs two drug smugglers, recovers heroine worth 60 crores

Ludhiana(DP Correspondent) – In a major crackdown, the Special task Force (STF) Ludhiana Zone has arrested two drug smugglers and recovered 11.5 KG heroine, Pakistani Sim Card, mobile phone and motorcycle. The price of recovered heroine is approximately sixty crores in international market.The accused have kept the heroine near Indo- Pakistan border in Ferozepur and were

Rebel Congress MLAs to meet after bye-poll for final war

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The spark of rebellion has started to burn inside the Congress Government of Punjab. Highly placed sources in the party, told that immediately after the Shahkot bye-poll onward May 29 , the rebel Congress MLAs will meet Party President Rahul Gandhi, in Delhi to put their single point demand. Annoyed with ignoring seniority, now their

Punjab decreases demand for crop residue management Rs 2000 crore to 665 crore
Punjab decreases demand for crop residue management Rs 2000 crore to 665 crore

Punjab decreases demand for crop residue management Rs 2000 crore to 665 crore Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government has decreased its demand of fund for not burning of stubble. The CM had demanded Rs 2000 crore from the Centre, but later it has decreased to Rs 665 crore for two years. Now the Centre has

Gender bias girl death India
Gender bias leads to extra 239,000 girl deaths per year in India

  Gender discrimination results in “excess” deaths of girls under the age of five per year in India, according to a recent study. The study conducted by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis found that there was an average of 239,000 excess deaths per year of girls under the age of five in India

1 Army jawan killed, 5 injured in blast in Punjab

1 Army jawan killed and five others were injured in a blast at the Field Ammunition Depot in Dasuya on Tuesday evening, police said. The explosion took place during an inspection of defective ammunition, Hoshairpur SSP J Elanchezhian said. However, he said that he was waiting for the exact details to be shared by the

Petrol, Diesel prices hiked nationwide
Petrol, Diesel prices hiked nationwide

Petrol, Diesel prices hiked nationwide. Petrol and diesel prices across the country received a substantial hike, with the former set to cost Rs 75 per litre in the national capital with effect from 6:00 am on Wednesday.The hike is all set to burn a bigger hole in commuters’ pockets across the nation, as petrol will

SC holds Sidhu guilty in road rage case, spares him jail term

SC holds Sidhu guilty in road rage case, spares him jail term. The Supreme Court today convicted Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for voluntarily causing hurt to a 65-year-old man but spared him a jail term in the 1988 road rage case. A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul said Sidhu

1988 road rage case: SC to give verdict in Sidhu's case today
1988 road rage case: SC to give verdict in Sidhu’s case today

1988 road rage case:  The Supreme Court will announce its verdict in cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s road rage case, on Tuesday. Last month Sidhu’s advocate argued in the court that it was not his client’s fault behind the death of the victim in a road rage case. After the Punjab government sought his conviction in

Captain shares Khattar's concern on flow of river waters into Pakistan
Captain shares Khattar’s concern on flow of river waters into Pakistan

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday shared the concern of his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar on wasteful flow of river waters into Pakistan but urged careful assessment of the matter, while calling for similar efforts to prevent wastage of Yamuna river water too. Captain Amarinder ruled out the need for any separate

Sukhbir thanks Gadkari for projects given to Punjab
Sukhbir thanks Gadkari for projects given to Punjab

Bathinda – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday thanked Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari for a slew of projects given to Punjab by the NDA government two of which including the Zirakpur-Bathinda and Amritsar-Bathinda highways, were inaugurated on Monday.Addressing a huge public gathering at Goniana as a thanksgiving gesture to

Girls outperform boys yet again in ICSE, ISC results
Girls outperform boys yet again in ICSE, ISC results

NEW DELHI: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Monday declared the results for Classes X and XII with girls once again outshining boys. Class X results recorded a pass percentage of 98.5 per cent. “As much as 96.21 per cent of the students passed Class XII examinations,” said Gerry Arathoon, CEO of the

Arms Act case: Ludhiana court acquits Jagtar Hawara
Arms Act case: Ludhiana court acquits Jagtar Hawara

Ludhiana(DP Correspondent) – The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Suresh Kumar Goyal on Monday acquitted Jagtar Singh Hawara, one of the key conspirators in the assassination of former chief minister of Punjab, Beant Singh, in the case of recovery of the weapon AK 56. Earlier trial court of Judicial Magistrate Ist Class Varinder Kumar has convicted Hawara in same case.

Govt. offers upgraded posts for officers as no taker for jobs in Jail
Govt. offers upgraded posts for officers as no taker for jobs in Jail

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): It seems there is less interest of jobs for Jails. Despite of efforts, the Punjab Government could not able to fill the vacant posts in Jails. Talking to Daily Post, the minister of Jail, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa told that out of 24 Deputy Superintendents of Jails, 15 have left the jobs till now.

SHO’s son found dead in car, father alleges murder
SHO’s son died due to overdose, drug companion police constable arrested

Ludhiana(Amarpreet Singh Makkar) – Two days after the mysterious death of son of Ludhiana SHO, the Ludhiana Rural police revealed that the deceased died due to drug overdose. The Police have arrested Police constable who was accompanying deceased and consumed drugs together.The arrested Police constable revealed that they both had consumed heroine and Jivanjot, son of