Aug 31

Two teachers to get ‘lifetime achievement’ award: Dr. Cheema

CHANDIGARH: The Education Department, Punjab, has adopted a novel approach towards honouring the teaching community. As a step in the direction of encouraging teachers to do even better, the department has decided to honour 2 teachers with the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award this time. Under the initiative, 1 teacher each from male and female categories would

NGT notice to Centre, Punjab on Ambuja Cement plant expansion

New Delhi: With a plea seeking quashing of Environmental Clearance (EC) for expansion of Ambuja Cements’ unit in Punjab’s Ropar district, the National Green Tribunal today sought the responses from the Centre and the state government. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Punjab

Two drug peddlers arrested, 200 intoxicating pills seized

Phagwara: A BJP activist and a woman were arrested on charges of drug peddling from Kotrani village, police said today. The accused have been identified as Harjit Singh alias Ladi and Sheela Rani. The duo was arrested last night after a tip-off that they were moving in a car in Kotrani village in search of

10 grams heroin seized :Man arrested

Pathankot:  A  man was arrested for allegedly carrying 10 grams of heroin Today. The accused has been identified as Manjeet

Harassed by NRI wife , husband commits suicide in Kapurthala

Kapurthala: After writing a suicide note and uploading a video, man committed suicide after being harassed and ditched by his NRI wife. The deceased  has been identified as Tarun Arora (28). His father, Harbans Lal lodged complaint that after Tarun’s marriage, his wife Rachanjeet Kaur left for Canada and she applied for Visa for Tarun. She

Newly built highway starting to collapse in Moga

Moga: Newly built 4 lane Highway have started to collapse in

Kanwar Sandhu raises questions over entry of Tohra family in AAP

Chandigarh: Here is how Kanwar Sandhu reacted on Facebook after Tohra family joins AAP.

State to focus on productivity of agriculture: Chief Secretary

Chandigarh: To improve farm productivity in Punjab, the government has given its mandate to Punjab Agriculture University, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and other educational institute to focus on research based projects, a senior officer said on Tuesday. At a State Level Sanctioning Committee meeting of Rashtrya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) Punjab Chief

Greatest-ever power scandal taking place in Punjab: Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said that the greatest ever power scandal in the country was gradually unraveling itself in Punjab, where the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal handed over power projects to private companies on a platter, resulting in a loss of hundreds of crores of rupees to

SAD votary of Scheduled Castes’ rights, says Badal

Killianwali (Lambi): Describing Scheduled Caste (SC) community as ‘backbone of the state,’ Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has always been a votary of their rights. “SAD has taken historic initiatives for SCs’ overall welfare during its past decade long regime as the community is backbone of the state,”

Power scandal unraveling in Punjab: Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh today claimed that a power scandal was gradually unraveling itself in the state and alleged that Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has handed over power projects to private companies on a “platter”. “This move of Sukhbir is resulting in a loss of hundreds of crores

More troubles for AAP in Punjab

Chandigarh: In fresh troubles for AAP, six of its zonal coordinators in Punjab passed a resolution demanding reinstatement of Sucha Singh Chhotepur, even as its disciplinary committee member Narinder Singh Walia today raised questions over ticket distribution. AAP’s Six parliamentary zonal coordinators passed a resolution yesterday in support of Chhotepur. The party has 13 zonal

Temperature hovers close to normal in Punjab and Hry

Chandigarh: The maximum temperature todayhovered close to normal levels across Punjab and Haryana, with weather remaining generally dry in both the states. Chandigarh recorded a maximum temperature of 33.7 degrees Celsius, the MeT report said. Amritsar in Punjab registered a high of 33.6 degrees Celsius while Ludhiana recorded a maximum of 33.1 degrees Celsius. Patiala’s

Govt approves Rs 7,457 crore highway projs in Punjab among 11 states

New Delhi: Government today approved 16highway projects in 11 states to be executed at a cost of Rs 7,457 crore. “The standing finance committee (SFC) today cleared 16 projects worth Rs 7,456.88 crore for 622 km,” Road Transport and Highways Secretary Sanjay Mitra told reporters. Of these, two projects will be built on hybrid annuity

Have some self respect at least: Congress advises Jagmeet Brar

Jalandhar: Punjab Congress advised expelled party leader Jagmeet Brar to have some self respect and not stoop so low and beg entry into the Aam Aadmi Party. Reacting to his desperation by saying he was ready to join the AAP unconditionally, senior party leader and PCC vice president Avatar Henry reminded Brar that he had

Punjab govt to focus on productivity of agriculture: CS

Chandigarh: To improve farm productivity in Punjab, the government has given its mandate to Punjab Agriculture University, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and other educational institute to focus on research based projects, a senior officer said today. At a State Level Sanctioning Committee meeting of Rashtrya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) Punjab Chief

Cong, AAP "enemy parties- Punjab" Badal
Badal describes scheduled caste community as backbone of Punjab

Chandigarh: Describing Scheduled Caste community as the backbone of the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that the Shiromani Akali Dal has always been a votary of their rights in accordance with the philosophy of great Sikh Gurus and thus the party has taken historic initiatives for their overall welfare during its

Tohra’s family members join AAP

Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab received a shot in the arm after family members of former SAD leader late Gurcharan Singh Tohra joined the party today. Tohra’s son-in-law Harmel Singh, his wife Kuleep Kaur and their son Harinderpal Singh along with several of their supporters, joined AAP “unconditionally” in the presence of Punjab’s

Ineligible candidates selected to contest by party senior leaders: Chhotepur front

Chandigarh: In the support of Chhotepur and against the AAP party, volunteers have registered another front on AAP Punjab to fight 2017 assembly elections in Punjab. Six district in-charge of AAP party demanded to reinstate Chhotepur as Punjab AAP convener and alerted Durgesh Pathak and Sanjay Singh to return to Delhi. While addressing the press

Blue card holders quoted as beggars by Mann

Chandigarh: Harmail Singh Tohra, son-in-law of Gurcharan Singh Tohra joined AAP, on Tuesday at Chandigarh. Removal of Suncha Singh Chhotepur from the post of AAP Punjab convener sliced the party workers. The supporters of Chhotepur come on the roads against the decision of AAP leadership and pressing their demand to reinstate the leader. Sanjay Singh on