Aug 09

Sukhbir kickstarts ‘Youth for Punjab’ campaign

Chandigarh:Thousands of youth congregated here on Monday to support the “Youth for Punjab” campaign launched by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal and vowed to start a “hak sach di ladai” against the “khooni panja” and “ outsider topiwala” and help get the SAD-BJP combine re-elected in the 2017 assembly elections. Virtually sounding

Present law, order situation is SAD strategy, says Channi

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress Legislature Party chief Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday asked the people of Punjab to understand the nefarious designs of the SAD-BJP to break its alliance on the issue of worst-ever law and order situation in the state to polarize this sensitive state. Both these parties were working mutually on the common design

Govt misleading nation on missing youths in Iraq

New Delhi: Congress members in Rajya Sabha on Monday accused the government of misleading Parliament on the issue of 39 Indian missing youths in Iraq two years ago, with an Akali Dal member also seeking an update on the matter. Raising the issue of the missing Indians during the zero hour, Pratap Singh Bajwa (Cong)

Law & Order situation has stooped to new low in Punjab: MP Chaudhary

Jalandhar: Expressing concern over the steep increase in the rate of crime in Punjab, Jalandhar MP Choudhary Santokh Singh on Monday  said that the law & order situation has stooped new low in the state and people have lost faith in the state government. Citing the recent cases of murders including of Mata Chand Kaur of

Suspended SAD MLA Pargat Singh joins Noble’s protest

Jalandhar: After sitting in front of District Administrative Complex (DAC) for over a month, the girl student of St Soldier Divine Public School Jalandhar on Monday sat on dharna in front of SAD’s suspended Jalandhar Cantonment MLA Pargat Singh. Noble, the student who has been protesting against schools and book sellers nexus fleecing parents with

Panel discussion on GST-its implications organised at Kamla Lohtia S.D. College

A panel discussion on GST-its implications was organised on Monday at Kamla Lohtia S.D. College, Ludhiana by PG Department of Economics. Students from various streams participated in this discussion and express their views on Goods and Service Tax (GST) and its possible implications on various segments of India’s Economy. The general outcome of discussion was

SCD Government College to get free wi-fi facility, SOI takes up matter with government

Ludhiana: Following the demands of students of Satish Chander Dhawan (SCD) Government College, the Student Organisation of India (SOI) has decided to take up the matter with Punjab Government. Director Youth Development Board and SOI zonal president Meetpal Singh Dugri said that college students and principal has submitted us request letter in the name of

PAU’s faculty of extension education honours Dr V.K. Rampal

Ludhiana: The Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organised a programme in the honour of Dr Vipan Kumar Rampal, who was working as Assistant Professor in the department and has now been selected as Deputy Director (Training), Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Fatehgarh Sahib. Dr J.S. Bhalla, Head of the Department, threw light on the

MCL to ensure electricity connections for close circuit cameras

Ludhiana: The Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (MCL) would ensure the electricity connections for the close circuit cameras which would be installed at various 159 locations under safe city project for Ludhiana. Also a steering committee has been constituted for the implementation of this project and MCL is part of this committee. Notably, it is under safe

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Study Centre to celebrate Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary

Ludhiana: With the motive of involving and making the public aware about the revolutionaries, their backgrounds and most importantly their intellect, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Study Centre is going to celebrate Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary with great zest and zeal. The centre is all set with the preparations and focusing more on re-introduction of Shaheed Bhagat

Dr. Kewal Dheer gets national award of Hindi literature

Ludhiana: Central Hindi Directorate, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has selected Dr. Kewal Dheer for its National Award of Hindi Literature for the Year 2015. The award is being given to Dr. Dheer on his Hindi Book of Memoirs entitled ‘Dastak Yadon Ki’. The award carries Rs.1 lakh and a citation. It

Awareness on“Importance of exercising Right to Vote”

Nawanshahr: The district education department today organized an awareness seminar on the “Importance of exercising Right to Vote” in GSSS Langroya. District Assistant Guidance Officer Chhotu Ram while urging the students to exercise their right to franchise during the ensuing assembly polls  threw light on the importance of each and every single vote in a democratic

Youth carrying heroin and catridges nabbed by police

Nawanshahr: The Pojewal police nabbed two youth with 260 gm of heroin and a revolver along with two live cartridges. Police nabbed duo at Singhpur T-point at a check point on a motorbike. The accused have been identified as Ajay of viallage Makhu and Manpreet Singh of Rakkaran Dhahan. Cases under the Arms Act and the

Punjab: Gau Raksha Dal chief booked, lashes out at PM

Patiala:  Punjab police has booked Gau Raksha Dal Chief Satish Kumar for allegedly assaulting some persons on pretext of cow protection, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the states to act against “fake” cow protectors. The FIR was lodged on the basis of a video clip which appeared on social media, showing Gau

Teenager held for attempt to murder

Nawanshahr: A case of “attempt to rape” under Section 376 of IPC has been registered against a teenager hailing from ballowal village by the Mukandpur police. Accused  has been identified as Manpreet singh(16) of ballowal village, who studies in class XI  in Mukandpur school got arrested after the complaint registered by the father of victim,

Halke Vich Captain: Capt Amarinder visits police station

Bathinda: During the event of ‘Halke Vich Captain’at Bhatinda Rural, more than 60% of the grievances were on Fake cases registered against common people by the system. Captain Amarinder Singh, after carefully listening to a few of them got outraged and decided to take up the issue with local police. Amarinder said that enough is

Deputy CM reaches DMC to see RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja

Ludhiana: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal reached at DMC Ludhiana today to see RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja. RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja, who was severely injured after being shot at by some bike-borne assailants, continued to be critical today, doctor said. G S Wander, director, Hero DMC Heart Institute, said the RSS leader was

Film on Indira Gandhi’s assassination cleared by censor board

New Delhi: “31st October”, a movie based on the assassination of the country’s former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and its aftermath, has been cleared by the Revising Committee of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) after a four-month wait and nine major cuts, the makers have said. The film, written and produced by Harry Sachdeva,

“Harjot Bains Go Back”, AAP volunteers show resentment against party candidate from Sahnewal

Ludhiana: With the announcement of 19 candidates of Aam Aadmi Party, the voices of resentment become more louder. In Sahnewal constituency of Ludhiana district the large number of AAP volunteers and founder members raised slogans “Harjot Bains Go Back”. The party volunteers feels that Bains is an outsider and the founder members and volunteers working

Welfare schemes not reaching Dalits: AAP

Fatehgarh Sahib: Acute shortage of affordable houses, inconvenience in issuance of SC certificates and improper implementation of welfare schemes for Dalits emerged as key issues during the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s dialogue with Dalits at Bassi Pathana to finalise the Dalit specific poll manifesto. Head of the Punjab Dialogue, Kanwar Sandhu accompanied by Senior AAP