Oct 05

Rail traffic restored in Jalandhar-Ludhiana section

Ludhiana:  Rail traffic in Jalandhar-Ludhiana section, which was hit yesterday following derailment of 10 coaches of Jhelum Express, has been restored. “Movement of train on Jalandhar-Ludhiana section of Ferozepur division of the Northern Railway has been restored,” a railway official said today. Movement of more than 100 trains were disrupted yesterday after 10 coaches of

Majithia accuses Kejriwal acting as ‘Spokesman of Pakistan’

Mohali: The SAD supporters and along with Cabinet Minister of Punjab Bikram Singh Majithia held a roadshow in SAS Nagar, on Wednesday. While addressing the gathering Majithia target Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal as the spokesman of Pakistan. As few days back, in a short video message, Kejriwal had focused on Pakistan’s claims that no surgical

US Cong wants Obama to visit gurdwara before term ends

Washington: A bipartisan group of 20 US lawmakers has called on President Barack Obama to visit a Gurudwara before he leaves office in January next year, in an attempt to raise awareness about Sikhs in America. “We write to you on behalf of Sikh Americans across the country to visit a gurudwara, or Sikh temple,

Punjab road safety Fund gets green signal

Chandigarh: Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday, in compliance with orders of Punjab and Haryana High Court in CWP No. 7500 of 2010, approved to create Road Safety Fund. It may be recalled that in view of the increased accidents and deaths on roads in the country, Supreme Court of India constituted a Committee on Road safety, that

‘Will never use surgical strikes for political gains’

Mansa: Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and Punjab BJP president, Vijay Sampla on said that his party won’t use surgical strikes by Indian Army across Line of Control in Kashmir for political gains in election-bound states. Sampla criticised opposition parties for raising doubts about the operation. “The operation was conducted by

‘Sewa Kendras most innovative initiative of govt’

Chandigarh: “Sewa Kendras were visualised and operationalised as an initiative to provide government services to people near their doorstep and are counted on top amongst most path breaking and innovative initiatives of Punjab Government.” Disclosing this, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister,Sukhbir Singh Badal said that this novel venture will ensure that people get services concerned with government

Punjab EC partners with FB to reach new voters

Chandigarh: Punjab Election Commission has partnered with Facebook in order to reach out to potential young voters ahead of 2017 assembly polls, Chief Electoral Officer VK Singh said on Tuesday. “To reach to potential voters specially in young age group who are on Facebook, a special drive has been jointly planned by CEO office and Facebook

Schools in border belt to open as usual from Oct 5: Dr Cheema

Chandigarh: Punjab education minister Dr Daljeet Singh Cheema announced to open up the government schools on Oct 5 that were located within the 10 km from International Border (IB) in Punjab. Soon after the surgical strikes where army uprooted 7 base camps of militants in PoK, the Punjab government evacuated the villages at border belt

Punjab polls: ‘Nonsense Club’ announces special tuition for voters

Chandigarh: Taking a dig at the mushrooming political parties and leaders in Punjab ahead of the assembly elections, the late Jaspal Bhatti’s “Nonsense Club” on Tuesday announced special tuition for voters. “These classes were the need of the hour. Each day there is a new turn of events. One day a leader is in one

Punjab War Heroes Memorial to be inaugurated on Oct 23

Chandigarh: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today reviewed the preparedness for the inauguration of Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum (PSWHMM) at Amritsar, which will be dedicated to the nation on October 23. While presiding over a meeting here to monitor the arrangements for the event, Badal was apprised that a number of top

Armed man in black clothes ‘spotted’ by woman, search held

Gurdaspur: An extensive search operation was conducted by Punjab Police in the Dera Baba Nanak area here after a woman claimed to have spotted a man moving suspiciously with a weapon. “A search operation was carried out by the police near Shikar Machhian (in Dera Baba Nanak) village here,” Batala SSP Daljinder Singh Dhillon said

Punjab tourism dept bags better performing project award 2015: Thandal

Chandigarh: The Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department, Punjab achieved yet another milestone by bagging “Better Performing Project Award 2015” for the successful implementation of Infrastructure Development and Investment programs. Sohan Singh Thandal, Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab congratulated the officers and staff working on the projects for achieving the notable feat. Thandal said that with the

Punjab seeks more paramilitary forces amid heightened vigil

Chandigarh:  Punjab has sought additional paramilitary forces in the wake of high alert following inputs that terror groups from Pakistan may try to infiltrate and carry out attacks in the state. “We have made a request for additional companies of paramilitary forces to be deployed in the state,” Punjab DGP (Law and Order) H S

Bajwa wants Congress pact with Sidhu’s team, but ‘not without Captain’

Jalandhar: Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa said here on Monday that he favors an “understanding” with cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s front, Awaaz-e-Punjab; but he dismissed Sidhu’s reported idea of an alliance without state Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh on board. “I had similar views of having an understanding with the People’s Party of Punjab (PPP)

BSF seizes Pakistani boat

Amritsar:  An empty Pakistani boat, which drifted into Indian territory, was today seized by BSF troops from Ravi River in Punjab’s Amritsar district, a seizure which comes two days after Coast Guard apprehended a Pakistani boat off Gujarat coast. The boat was seized from Tota post area in the district. BSF Director General K K

Sikh man racially abused in US

San Francisco:  A Sikh man in the US state of California has claimed that he faced racial slurs from a man who threatened to kill him, prompting police to launch a probe into a possible hate incident. Balmeet Singh and his friends were out for dinner on California Avenue. The incident happened when Singh went

Punjab Govt transfers 11 DSPs (List available)

Chandigarh: The Punjab government today transferred eleven DSPs with immediate effect. The list is as

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War remains elusive, political war breaks out in Punjab over border evacuation

Chandigarh:  The apprehension of an India-Pakistan war may have receded but a full-fledged political war has broken out in Punjab over the central and state governments getting nearly 1,000 villages within 10-km of the international border evacuated following last week’s surgical strikes by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and

SC mulls ways to enforce directions to ban jokes on Sikhs

New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday expressed willingness to issue directions to curb dissemination of “insulting” jokes against Sikhs through public modes like internet and SMS, but said the key concern was enforcement of such directives. “We are not saying that there should not any guideline on the issue, but the question remains as to

Congress MLAs' status Punjab assembly 'unclear'
Groupism comes to the fore in Congress

Jalandhar: Even as Assembly elections are just couple of months away, groupism within Congress has again come to the fore at Nakodar assembly segment. Several Congress workers raised slogans against ex MLA Gurbinder Singh Atwal in a rally here on Monday. Supporters of ex MLA Amarjit Singh Samra’s supporters, raised slogans against Atwal and showed