Oct 08

Badal asks Centre to beef up security along Indo-Pak border

Tarmala (Muktsar): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked the Centre to beef up security along the Indo-Pak frontier in the state to check infiltration from across the border. “The Union government must beef up the security along the Indo-Pak border in the state. Effective steps must be taken by the government of India

US allows religious accommodation for Sikhs in armed forces

Washington: Meeting a long-pending demand ofthe Sikh community, the US has allowed career-long religious accommodation for them to serve in the armed forces while maintaining their articles of faith like the turban and beard. The directive issued by the Department of Defence, provides for career-long accommodation for Sikh Americans and others to serve while maintaining articles

CM envisions two new expressways as catalyst of development and prosperity of the State

Tarmala (Sri Muktsar Sahib): Lauding the Government of India (GoI) for allotting two fresh express highways from the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today envisioned that these expressways would act as catalyst of development and prosperity of the state besides facilitating the people to travel in hassle free manner. Interacting with the

Punjab cops get jail for tattooing ‘jeb katri’ on women

Patiala: 23 years after policemen in Amritsar tattooed the words ‘jeb katri’ (pickpocket) on the foreheads of four women, a special CBI court here has sentenced three cops in the case which had sparked widespread condemnation. Special CBI judge Baljinder Singh yesterday awarded three years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) to the then superintendent of police Sukhdev

Centre’s nod to alignment of Katra-Amritsar–Delhi NH

New Delhi: The Centre today gave its in-principle approval to the proposed alignment of Katra-Amritsar –Delhi national highway via Jind-Barnala-Moga and Amritsar, a Punjab government statement claimed. The decision was taken by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in a meeting here which was attended among others by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal and Punjab Deputy Chief

Sandhu, Khaira, Channi to contest on AAP tickets

Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday released its third list of candidates, comprising 29 candidates, for the forthcoming Punjab assembly polls. With this, the AAP has so far announced 61 candidates for the 117-member assembly. Prominent among the names figured in the latest list included journalist-turned-politician Kanwar Sandhu (Kharar), former Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh

Over 700 un-aided colleges observe Punjab Bandh

Chandigarh : Around 700 un-aided colleges falling under 22 Districts of Punjab on Friday observed complete Bandh. Black Flags were also hosted at college premises throughout the state. Protesters from districts submitted memorandum to their respective Deputy Commissioners and appealed for immediate action plan on the release of SC BC payment from Punjab Government. Ironically,

Tense atmosphere affects visitors count at Hussainiwala border

Ferozepur: Following surgical strikes carried out by Indian Army on terrorist’s camps across Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (Pok), and directions of Home Ministry to evacuate people within 10 km of international border, atmosphere at border has got bit tense. Hectic announcements made by administration created panic among the people and aftermaths

Gadkari clears Katra-Amritsar-Delhi Expressway

Delhi/Chandigarh: Punjab Government on Friday, added another big achievement to its credit when Union Minister Road Transport and National Highway Nitin Gadkari cleared in principle proposed alignment of Katra – Amritsar – Delhi via Jind- Barnala- Moga and Amritsar. The decision was taken in a meeting held at Delhi. The meeting was attended by Punjab

Paddy procurement: Amarinder to camp in border areas to help farmers

New Delhi:  Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today said he would camp in border areas from October 10 to ensure that the farmers, who had been evacuated amid growing Indo-Pak tension, were able to sell their produce without any hassle. “I will personally camp near Amritsar-Tarn Taran border from October 10 and ensure farmers, who

Badal targets Amarinder,Kejriwal on surgical strikes remarks

Chandigarh: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today criticised his Delhi counter-part Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh for their statements on the recent surgical strikes. “Amarinder and Kejriwal should realise that it is not for politicos to adjudicate on strategic security matters,” Badal said in a statement here today. “Amarinder and Arvind Kejriwal

BJP won’t make surgical strikes a poll issue, says Shah

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Friday said that his party will not make the India Army’s surgical strikes across the Line of Control an election issue during the upcoming Uttar Pradesh and Punjab polls. “It should not be made an election issue. But we’ll take this issue to the public, because it

Rajnath’s border sealing proposal ‘sheer rhetoric’: Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress Chief AmarinderSingh today termed as “sheer rhetoric” Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s proposal to “seal” the India-Pakistan border by December 2018 and his statement reflected his ignorance about matters of national security. He also said that the International Border in Punjab was already well protected. “Rajnath’s statement is nothing more than sheer rhetoric

AAP release party’s third list of candidates for Punjab elections (List available)

Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday released its third list of candidates, comprising 29 candidates, for the forthcoming Punjab assembly polls. Prominent among the names announced on Friday included journalist-turned-politician Kanwar Sandhu (Kharar seat), former Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira (Bholath) and wrestler Kartar Singh (Tarn Taran). The list was announced by AAP Punjab

CM announces to set up coaching centre for Civil Service Aspirants

Bathinda: In a bid to ensure proper representation to weaker sections in the civil services, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today announced to set up a world class Centre for imparting coaching to the aspirants from weaker sections at Bathinda in the name of Bharat Ratna Dr. BR Ambedkar. Addressing the gathering

Decision on mass evacuation in Punjab reversed

Chandigarh: The Union government on Friday revoked its decision that led to the mass evacuation of villages in a 10-km belt along Punjab’s border with Pakistan. Following this, the Punjab government has issued directions to allow the return of the people to their homes in the border villages in all six districts. The villagers will be

Badal justifies border evacuation; blasts Congress, AAP

Chandigarh:  Justifying the evacuation of villages along Punjab’s international border with Pakistan, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday blasted the Congress and the AAP leaders for criticising the move. Asserting that his government “fully implemented the directive of the Government of India on the security-driven issue of pre-emptive civilian evacuation and relocation in

Like-minded forces should overthrow ‘power-drunk’ SAD: Chhotepur

Chandigarh:  Former Punjab AAP convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur accused the SAD government of being “arrogant” and asked the like-minded forces to join hands and overthrow the “power drunk” Parkash Singh Badal dispensation in next year’s elections in the state. “The state has been pushed back during the rule of the Badals (Shiromani Akali Dal), who

Rape accused commits suicide in Muktsar Jail

Muktsar: A 48-year-old rape accused committed suicide in Muktsar jail, on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Jagsveer (48). The police said that the deceased was facing the charges of rape and following that landed in jail around 20 days back. The police have initiated the inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC and shifted

Punjab CM commemorates 125th Birth Anniversary of BR Ambedkar

Bathinda: Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal accompanied by vidhan sabha speaker charanjit Singh Atwal attended the event organised to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar at Bathinda on