Nov 01

In-a-first, turbaned Sikh gets nominated to Canadian Senate

Ottawa: Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has picked another turbaned Sikh for an important position in Canada. He has recommended the name of one prominent Sikh banker for the appointment as an Independent Senate member of Canada from the province of Ontario. Sarabjit Marwah, who retired as vice chairman and chief operating officer at

Capt extends support to agitating Suwidha employees

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress on Monday flayed the continuing deterioration of the law and order situation in the state following a shocking gangrape incident in Ludhiana and the killing of a youth in Mansa, allegedly by Youth Akali Dal (YAD) workers. “That a girl could be subjected to such a horrendous crime on Diwali night in

Child kidnapped for ransom rescued, three arrested

Jalandhar: Goraya police claimed to have rescued the five-year-old child, who was kidnapped for ransom on October 29 and also arrested the three kidnappers on Monday. Revealing this on Monday, SP Rural Jalandhar Kulwant Singh Heer, in a press conference at Goraya police station, said that the child was kidnapped for ransom but the kidnappers

Punjab to observe No Tabacco Day on Nov 1

Chandigarh: Surjit Kumar Jyani, Health Minister Punjab disclosed that, in its endeavour to get rid of tobacco 1st November will be observed as No tobacco day all over Punjab. He said that Chief Minister, Punjab has already issued direction to all the Deputy Commissioners of Punjab in this regard. He said that Punjab Government is

Constable commits suicide, accused 5 persons in suicide note

Sangrur: Punjab Police constable Gurwinder Singh (45) committed suicide in Sangrur on the occasion of Diwali on Sunday. As per reports,Gurwinder Singh has left a written suicide note in which he has blamed 5 persons for his death. The names are still unidentified as police haven’t disclosed the names among their investigation. The police has

No exchange of sweets at India-Pakistan border on Diwali

Attari (Punjab): The Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday refused to exchange sweets and greetings with Pakistani Rangers along the international boundary on the occasion of Diwali. The BSF move in the wake of the recent heightened tension between the two countries. India has accused Pakistan of supporting terrorists from its soil who carried out

23 year old girl thrown out of moving car in Ludhiana, rape suspected

Ludhiana: A 23-year-old girl was abducted by some unidentified persons at Ludhiana and thrown out of the car on the intervention night of Diwali, on Monday. The victim has been identified as the native of Faridabad. During the preliminary investigation the police have learnt that the victim was allegedly sexually exploited and meanwhile she was

Congress objects to politicisation of ‘Punjab 1984’ movie

Jalandhar: Congress workers on Saturday objected to the politicisation of the movie, ‘Punjab 1984’ by the Akalis. The party workers also stopped a bus that was being used by the Akalis to screen the movie, in village Dubarji in Kapurthala assembly segment. The protestors led by the village Sarpanch, Jyoti Dubarji stopped the bus and

First FIR registered against burning stubble

Patiala: Bakshiwala Police have registered first case (FIR No 102) against one such erring farmer, Chajju Ram under section 188 of IPC for burning paddy stubble. A police party headed by Sub Inspector, Surinder Kumar caught the farmer from the fields when he torched stubble. Despite the ban imposed by State government on burning Paddy

Kejriwal invites Brar for ‘Chai Pe Charcha’on Diwali

Jalandhar: Former MP and ex congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar met Aam Admi Party (AAP) Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence in Delhi on Saturday. Brar was accompanied by senior members of his political outfit ‘Lok Hit Abhiyan’ from all districts of Punjab including former ministers and MLAs and all core

‘Punjab has developed despite step-motherly treatment’

Amritsar: Revenue and Information and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Saturday said despite the fact that Congress governments at centre meted step motherly treatment towards Punjab during last 50 years, Punjab still developed a lot. He said that Punjabis have not only reached new heights on their motherland, but have also made Punjab

Badal condemns killing of Indian-origin bus driver in Australia

Chandigarh:  Punjab Chief Minster ParkashSingh Badal today strongly condemned the killing of Indian-origin bus driver Manmeet Alisher in Australia’s Brisbane city. Describing the attack as “inhuman, brutal and extremely worrying”, he asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of safety and security of minorities, especially of Punjabi diaspora, with his Australian counterpart.

Congress constitutes screening committee for Punjab polls

  New Delhi:  Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday constituted a screening committee for the upcoming Punjab assembly elections with Ashok Gehlot as its chairman. “Congress President Sonia Gandhi has constituted the screening committee for the forthcoming Punjab assembly election,” said the statement released by Congress General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi. The members of the screening

Akali Dal to focus on positive campaign for Punjab polls:Badal

Chandigarh: With leaders of various parties indulging in verbal barbs in Punjab in recent months, ruling Shiromani Akali Dal’s patron Parkash Singh Badal has told party leaders and workers to focus on the development plank and a positive poll campaign.”The Akali Dal rank and file should be ready to contest the forthcoming elections on the

Punjabi Police fully prepared for 2017 Assembly elections: DGP Arora

Phillaur: Punjab Police DGP Suresh Arora on Friday said that police has made all preparations for upcoming assembly elections. DGP Arora was at Phillaur Police Training Academy as he attend Advance Training Programme along with British High Commissioner David Leliotte. This programme was for Punjab police officers to increase their knowledge about the latest scientific

Sampla lashes out at Sidhu

Jalandhar: Three months after Navjot Singh Sidhu quit BJP, MoS Vijay Sampla for the first time lashed out at the Sidhu couple by quoting a Punjabi adage- ‘Majh (Buffalo) bech ke Ghodi (Mare) lai andi, dudh peeno gaye, lidh chakni payi’. Sampla stated in his Facebook post that sometimes, when a child is loved and

AAP to meet similar fate as PPP: Sukhbir

Bathinda: Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will ‘surely’ go the People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) way in the forthcoming Punjab Vidhan Sabha polls. Sukhbir said the AAP was undergoing a severe credibility crisis, where the party workers were openly coming out to

Capt Amarinder demands removal of Defence Minister

  Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Friday said Defence minister Manohar Parrikar should be removed immediately for “not withdrawing” his ministry’s circular which purportedly downgraded the status of armed forces vis-a-vis their civilian counterparts. “Equating a civilian principal director with a major general (in place of the earlier brigadier rank officer), a director-ranked

Parminder Singh Sekhon appointed advisor to Punjab CM, gets cabinet rank

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has appointed Parminder Singh Sekhon as Advisor to Punjab CM Chief Minister, on Friday. Meanwhile, Sekhon also batched with the cabinet rank by Punjab government An official spokesman here said Sekhon is a management expert who has a vast experience working with corporate entities both in India and abroad. He has

Badal urged party rank and file to lead positive campaign on development agenda

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Patron Parkash Singh Badal today told the senior Akali rank and file to be ready to contest the forthcoming elections on the development plank and asked them to lead a positive campaign focussing on the work done by the SAD-BJP government during the last about ten years. Addressing senior leaders