Oct 04

Captain Amarinder Singh
‘Stop forced evacuation of people from border’

Amritsar: Several Congress leaders and legislators from border areas in Punjab on Monday, lashed out at ruling SAD-BJP alliance over alleged “forcible evacuation” of the residents from border villages “against their will”. They also hit out at SAD spokesman, Daljeet Singh Cheema, for criticising Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh over his opposition to evacuation

Centre needs to support border farmers at this critical juncture, says Bikram Majithia

Muktsar: Punjab Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Monday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving a befitting reply to Pakistan and urged the centre to support border area farmers in testing times. He also lashed at Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh for politicising national security of the country through his petty statements. Presiding

‘Punjab Cong MLAs to declare assets every year’

Talwandi Sabo: Punjab Congress Legislature Party chief Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday said the party MLAs elected in February 2017 elections will declare their assets every year. Channi, who ended his 7-day ‘Jawani Sambhal Yatra’ here, said eradication of corruption, unemployment and the menace of drugs will be the three top most priorities of Congress.“The feedback,

CM Badal lambasts Opposition for ‘politicising’ Indo-Pak border crisis

Ferozepur: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday implored political parties to desist from making “provocative statements” in the wake of “impending crisis on Indo-Pak border” following recent surgical strikes by Army in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Badal said, “It is unfortunate that political leaders are continuously politicking at this critical juncture when clouds of

9 Coaches of Jhelum express derail in Punjab, 4 injured; 11 trains cancelled

Ludhiana:  At least four persons were injured when 9 coaches of the Jhelum Express passenger train derailed in Ludhiana district of Punjab, police said on Tuesday. The injured persons have been sent to Civil Hospital here, the Ministry of Railways said in a tweet. The accident took place around 3.10 a.m. between Ludhiana and Phillaur

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar trying to intimidate court, says CBI

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday accused Sajjan Kumar of trying to “intimidate” the court by “casting aspersions” on a judge hearing an appeal against his acquittal in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. In its reply to Kumar’s application to have the case transferred to another judge for possible

Cong slams ‘forced evacuation’ of people from border areas

Amritsar: Several Congress leaders and legislators from border areas in Punjab today lashed out at the ruling SAD-BJP alliance over alleged “forcible evacuation” of the residents from border villages “against their will”. They also hit out at SAD spokesman Daljeet Singh Cheema for criticising Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh over his opposition to evacuation

Punjab Cong MLAs to declare assets every year: Channi

Talwandi Sabo: Punjab Congress Legislature Party chief Charanjit Singh Channi today said the party MLAs elected in the February 2017 elections would declare their assets every year. Channi, who ended his 7-day ‘Jawani Sambhal Yatra’ here, said eradication of corruption, unemployment and the menace of drugs would be the three top most priorities of the

Punjab government suspends two officials of PR department

Chandigarh: Two Public relation officers have been placed under suspension by Punjab government, on Monday. Deputy Director Prabhjit Singh Kalra and Senior Assistant Madhu Sharma, duo were working with Information & Public Relations Department of Punjab, were suspended due to dereliction of duty. Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Punjab Government said that

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Congress MLAs from border areas slam Akalis, BJP over forcible evacuation

Chandigarh: Several Congress leaders and legislators from border areas representing various assembly segments from Ferozepur to Gurdaspur today lashed out at the ruling SAD-BJP alliance over forcible evacuation of the residents from border villages against their will. They also lashed out at the SAD spokesman Daljeet Singh Cheema for criticising the PCC president Capt Amarinder

Captain Amarinder Singh
Factionalism in Congress: Workers raised black flags against MLA Atwal

Faridkot: The factionalism inside the congress party has come to fore after the congress workers of village Uggi showed black flags to congress MLA Gurbir Singh Atwal, on Monday in Jalandhar. The fact was enlightened during the recent campaign started by the name of ‘Punjab Congress

Will declare CM candidate at correct time: Sanjay Singh

Fatehgarh Sahib: Aam Aadmi Party will declare its chief ministerial candidate for Punjab at an appropriate time, party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh said on Sunday.Sanjay, who along with AAP’s national organisational head Durgesh Pathak paid a visit to Mandi Gobindgarh, residence of senior AAP leader and industrialist Suresh Babli, said if the party is

Modi to visit Ludhiana on Oct 18

Chandigarh:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Ludhiana on October 18 to give awards to industry representatives of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, said Punjab BJP Chief Vijay Sampla here today. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will come to Ludhiana on October 18 to give awards to MSME industrialists,” Sampla told reporters this evening. He said

Sacrilege incidents a deep-rooted conspiracy to disturb peace: Ghuggi

Jala*Strongly condemning the incident of the sacrilege of “Gutka Sahib” (a copy of Guru Granth Sahib) at Jalandhar on Sunday, state Convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi said that it indicates towards the deep-rooted conspiracy to disturb the peace of Punjab. “It is highly deplorable, condemnable and unfortunate that some of the

Border dwellers caught in the crossfire

Amritsar: The village dwellers along the 10 kilometers of Indo-Pak international border in Punjab, have been left listless after the government asked them to vacate the area, in wake of the recent surgical strikes by India on terror launch pads across LoC. The villagers are hesitant to leave behind their homes and agricultural produce to

ADGP reviews security at Ranjit Sagar dam

Pathankot: An ADGP rank officer of Punjab Police on Sunday reviewed the security arrangements around Ranjit Sagar Dam here, amid a heightened vigil in the wake of the Uri attack last month. Punjab Police Additional Director General of Police (Security) B K Bawa accompanied by IG (Security) S K Singh along with Pathankot SSP Rakesh

Eyeing UP polls, NDA govt creating war hysteria: Capt

Budhlada: Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday disapproved of the evacuation of people from the border areas of the state, alleging the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre is creating “unnecessary war hysteria and tension” with an eye on Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. “Our army is staying at peace time zones and our

Former Congress MLA Sher Singh Gagowal passes away

Chandigarh: Senior Congress leader and former MLA Sher Singh Gagowal passed way at the age of 76, on Sunday in Chandigarh. According to the information, Gagowal has not keeping well for the last couple of months. Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh condoled the demise of the senior leader. “Gagowal was one of

Recruit more youth from border areas in Army: Badal

Amritsar: Highlighting the services rendered by residents of Punjab to the country, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday urged the government to start a special recruitment drive for enabling the youths of border areas to join Indian Army and para-military forces. Interacting with the media on the sidelines of his visit to border