Nov 03

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

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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

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AAP, SAD, BJP exploiting 1984 riots issue for poll gains: Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh today accused AAP and SAD of exploiting Sikh sentiments by raking up the 1984 riots with an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. “The Akalis have been ruling Punjab for nearly 10 years, and AAP has now been in power in Delhi for two years. But

IYC chief lands in controversy for his gesture

Huge boards installed in Gidderbaha showing Warring as traitor of Sikh community for wearing T-shirt carrying Indira Gandhi’s photograph and ‘Maa Tujhe Salam’ slogan on it   Gidderbaha(Muktsar): At a time when Sikhs across the world are observing 32nd anniversary of the anti-Sikh riots took place in 1984 with strong demand of punishment to the culprits,

Sampla defends Punjab’s claim over river waters

Phagwara:  Union Minister Vijay Sampla today defended Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s remarks on the SYL Canal issue, saying Punjab should get its rightful share of the river waters. Addressing mediapersons here, he said Punjab was the grain basket of the country and had contributed immensely to the economy as well. “Hence, it is justified

32 yrs of anti-Sikh riots: Experts, Sikh forum cry for justice

New Delhi: Government officials who neglect their duties and shut their eyes on rioters should be declared an accessory to violence, former Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Justice Anil Dev Singh said on the 32nd anniversary of the 1984 Anti-Sikh pogroms. Speaking at a panel discussion on ‘The legal aftermath of 1984 and the

Cong ex-MLA in soup over `1.55 cr bungling

An inquiry ordered by the Punjab government on April 12, this year, has landed a former Congress MLA Raman Bhalla in a soup with the report exposing a bungling of Rs 1.55 crore. This bungling was done in the Post Matric Scheduled Caste (SC) Students Scholarship Scheme (PMSCSS) for the period 2013-14 and 2014-15. The

Bookmarks, mobile covers on Bhagat Singh, Bob Marley and Che Guveara

Jalandhar: Keeping in sync with the changing times, ‘Inquilabi Naujawan Sabha,’ a Chandigarh-based Left ideology based youth group has been reaching out to the youth through social media campaign on the thoughts of revolutionaries like Dr B R Ambedkar, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Che Guveara, Bob Marley and even Rohith Vemula. From Dalit ideology of Dr

Kejriwal appears in court in defamation case, skips mediapersons’ questions

Amritsar: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday appeared in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate cum civil judge (senior division) Ravi Inder Kaur. He is embroiled in a defamation case under Section 499 of the IPC, filed against him by state Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.

AAP writes letter to PM on 1984 Sikh genocide

Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to re-open all the cases related to 1984 genocide and be investigated by the SIT set up by Centre on February 12, last year. Addressing the media at Chandigarh, AAP leader Jarnail Singh asked Modi to reinvestigate the cases in

Sukhbir speaks about development, sensitive issues

Amritsar: On the occasion of 50th year of Punjabi Suba celebrations, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal announced that if voted to power again the state especially the rural areas would witness unparalleled development that would bring the state in league with advanced nations. He also announced that the state government would soon set up

Punjab Government transfers 4 IAS, 3 PCS officers (List available)
Punjab Police transfers 10 officials (With image)

Chandigarh: Punjab Police transfers 9 DSP and 1 ACP official in Chandigarh on

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Amarinder flays Akalis for celebrating Punjabi suba golden jubilee

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh on Tuesday questioned the state government’s action of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Punjabi suba. “The creation of the Punjabi suba (state) was the second Partition for Punjabis after 1947. The Akalis (Shiromani Akali Dal) have worked to shrink Punjab to fulfil their own sectarian