Nov 04

Manmeet Alisher laid to rest with full state honours in his hometown

Sangrur:  Manmeet Alisher who was set on fire while driving a bus recently, was today cremated at his native village Alisher. Thousands of people who were present including Akali Dal Secretary general and Rajya Sabha member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann, PRTC vice-chairman V S Goldy and civil and police officials. Also read: Sangrur

Highway robber gang busted, four nabbed with firearms

Jalandhar: Jalandhar police had a major success when they busted a gang of highway robbers on Thursday. Four members of the gang have been arrested and firearms were recovered from them while two of them managed to escape. ACP Investigation Sandeep Sharma gave the details of the arrest made in a press conference held on

SAD gears support General J J among Patiala
SAD, AAP suffer setback, senior leaders join Cong

Chandigarh : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) suffered a setback with senior Akali leaders and former MP Rajya Sabha Varinder Singh Bajwa joining the Congress party along with his supporters on Thursday. Besides this, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP’s) Shri Hargobindpur convenor, Harvinder Pal Singh also joined the Congress in the presence of Captain Amarinder Singh,

HC sets aside allotment of liquor vends in Bathinda district

Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday set aside the auction held to make allotment for liquor vends in Bathinda district and allowed two petitions in which the auction was challenged. The court also ordered to make auction for allotment of liquor vends again during this month. The court imposed Rs 50,000 cost in

Cong to stage state-wide protests today

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced statewide protests in all the districts on Friday over ex-serviceman Subedar Ram Kishen Grewal’s suicide and the “shabby and inhumane” treatment meted out to the deceased jawan’s family members. Lashing out at the Narendra Modi-led central government in general and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in

Colourful extravaganza opens to keep all busy for fortnight

Rupnagar: Alike the previous five seasons, this World Cup Kabaddi tournament also began on a magnificent note, where the crowd was all cheered up to see the famous Bollywood and Pollywood stars performing live on the stage. The glimpse of the trophy amid the pumping beats and laser show made the stadium echo with the

Captain Amarinder Singh
SAD, AAP leaders join Cong

Chandigarh: Former Shiromani Akali Dal MP Varinder Singh Bajwa and Aam Aadmi Party leader Harvinder Pal Singh were among those who joined the Punjab unit of Congress here on Thursday. Former Rajya Sabha member Bajwa, who resigned as the member of SAD political affairs committee, and AAP’s convener from Shri Hargobindur joined Congress in the

SAD activists burn effigies of Sonia, Cong leaders

Phagwara (Pb): Activists of Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on thursday held a protest march here and burnt effigies of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other leaders for the party’s alleged “role” in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Effigies of Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar for their alleged “involvement” in the riots in Delhi, were also

Rajoana on hunger strike for decision on mercy plea

Patiala: Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict on death row for the murder former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, has announced an indefinite hunger strike in jail here to protest the alleged failure of the Centre to take a final decision on his mercy plea. He has also accused the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and

Captain Amarinder Singh
Ex-serviceman’s suicide: Pb Cong announces protests tomorrow

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief AmarinderSingh today announced statewide protests in all the districts tomorrow over ex-serviceman Subedar Ram Kishen Grewal’s suicide and the “shabby and inhumane” treatment meted out to the deceased jawan’s family members. Lashing out at the Narendra Modi-led central government in general and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in particular, he said both

SAD protests against Raja Warring for promoting Indira Gandhi

Giddarbaha:  Controversial T-shirt with photo of Indira Gandhi wore by MLA from Giddarbaha and all India Youth Congress President- Amrinder Singh Raja Warring sparks the protest across the state. Political parties staged protest against the controversial quote printed with photograph of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi with ” Maa Tujhe Salam”. Activists of Akali Dal in

Railways agree to widen Ludhiana’s Jagraon Bridge

Ludhiana: Having provided desired relief, the Railways has finally agreed to increase the width of the Jagraon Bridge when it would be reconstructed. In a meeting with MC officials on Wednesday, the Railways officials gave their consent and assured their MC counterparts the tenders would be floated within a month. It is pertinent to mention

ADC (D) to investigate gambling allegations

Ludhiana: Deputy Commissioner Ravi Bhagat, who is also the president of Ludhiana’s elite Sutlej Club, has entrusted the enquiry into the allegations of gambling inside the club premises to ADC (D) Apneet Riyait. The enquiry has been marked on the basis of a complaint against the club’s joint secretary J S Kairon who has allegedly

Safai Sewaks blame ‘Dalit leaders’ for their woes

Jalandhar: Lashing out at the Dalit leaders of the SAD-BJP combine, the Safai Sewaks on Wednesday said that had theleaders raised their demands with the Punjab government, they would not have hold yet another strike. The ongoing strike of Safai Sewaks on Wednesday entered its second day. While the safai sewaks remained on strike, dumps

IYC chief lands in controversy for his gesture

Gidderbaha: At a time when Sikhs across the world are observing 32nd anniversary of the anti-Sikh riots which took place in 1984 with strong demand of punishment to the culprits, Indian Youth Congress (IYC) president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring has stirred a hornet’s nest for wearing a t-shirt with slain Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s photograph

Plan mooted to rehabilitate seven dams in Kandi belt

Chandigarh: To meet the water requirement for irrigation purpose in Kandi belt, the most backward area from the irrigation point of view, the Punjab Irrigation Department has mooted a plan for the rehabilitation and capacity building of seven dams. Constructed long ago on different seasonal rivulets and choes, a majority of the dams have lost

Punjab petrol pumps not to buy oil today

Chandigarh”: Petrol pumps in Punjab will not purchase oil on Thursday as part of nation wide protest against the oil marketing companies for not revising dealers’ margin. “More than 3,000 fuel pumps in Punjab will observe no purchase of oil tomorrow,” Punjab Petroleum Pump Dealers Association President Sandeep Sehgal said on Wednesday. Petroleum products dealers

Like Cong, Modi saving anti-Sikh riots accused’

Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government, in which Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is alliance partner, is trying to save the key accused in 1984 anti-Sikhs riots, Jagdish Tytler and company. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, AAP leaders H S Phoolka, Kanwar Sandhu, Himmat Singh

Khushdeep, Mandeep to lead Indian teams

Bathinda: Punjab Kabaddi Association on Wednesday announced the men and women team to represent India in the 6th World Kabaddi Cup scheduled to start from Thursday with the opening match being played at Rupnagar.Khushdeep Singh Khushi of Sangrur will lead Indian men team and the women team will be led by Mandeep Kaur Chhina of

BJP announces poll committee for Punjab

Chandigarh: BJP announced a 16-member poll committee for Punjab which is going to polls early next year on Wednesday. The names were announced by Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla. The committee includes, besides Sampla, state organisation general secretary Dinesh Kumar, national vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna, national secretary Tarun Chugh, national executive member and former state