Sep 06

Vienna riot victims waiting for cancellation of fake FIRs

Two months after the Claim Commission Punjab summoned them, the victims of Vienna riots are still awaiting justice, even as Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal directed a high level committee to probe into the fake FIR cases.The Deputy Chief Minister had constituted a three-member committee comprising Punjab DGP, Chief Secretary and state Attorney General

Army, Police figure among property encroachers in Punjab

Of a total 34,237 properties belonging to the ‘toothless’ Punjab Wakf Board in the state, over 15,000 are under the illegal possession of either private persons or the different wings of the Centre and state governments, including Army, Air Force, Post Office and Power Generation.More to concern, rather than performing its duty to curb the

Sukhna Lake: HC pulls up UT Admn, asks to remove weed within 2 weeks

Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday pulled up the Chandigarh Administration and directed it to clear entire weed from Sukhna Lake within two weeks. The court said that it seemed that the officials of the UT Administration were not serious to save the Sukhna Lake. The court ordered the UT Chief Engineer to ensure

AAP not a force in Punjab, Congress main rival: BJP vice-prez Prabhat Jha

New Delhi: The ‘misdeeds’ of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi have ‘exposed its real character’ and it is not a force in Punjab politics anymore, BJP vice-president Prabhat Jha has said, adding that the Congress is the main rival of the state’s Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance.Jha, who is BJP’s Punjab in-charge, also claimed

Amarinder assures 33 pc chairmanships to Dalits

Asserting that the Congress alone has watched and safeguarded the interests of the Dalits, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday assured that 33 per cent chairmanships will be provided to the Dalits. He also said that all communities will get due representation in ticket distribution. Addressing a ‘Dalit Outreach’ programme organised

Farmers hold protest in Punjab

Chandigarh: Several farmers’ unions todayheld protests at various places in Punjab in support of their demands including debt waiver and compensation to families of farmers who committed suicides. A large number of farmers assembled at district headquarters at 16 locations and staged protests and blocked road traffic against the SAD-BJP led government in the state

SAD asks Kejriwal to come clean on “sexual exploitation” charges

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal today asked Aam Aadmi Party Convenor Arvind Kejriwal to come clean on the charges of “sexual exploitation of Punjabi women by AAP leaders” and demanded immediate dismissal of both Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak from all party posts in Punjab. Stating that Kejriwal could not simply tweet away his worries, senior

AAP leaders to sue its own MLAs for defamatory remarks

New Delhi: The AAP today rubbished theallegations of “exploitation of women” by a few party men in return for tickets levelled by its own MLA Devinder Sehrawat and said the leaders against whom the lawmaker has made the accusations will sue him over his remarks. Launching a scathing attack on Sehrawat, party’s Punjab in-charge Sanjay

Sidhu won’t like image of helping SAD-BJP: AAP

Chandigarh: AAP today said former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu will not like to become a “ladder” for the victory of SAD-BJP combine in upcoming Punjab assembly elections by setting up a fourth front. The cricketer-turned-politician had recently formed a new front ‘Awaaz-e-Punjab’. Describing ‘Awaaz-e-Punjab’ as “a forum, not a political party”, Aam Aadmi Party’s new

Congress to launch mass contact programme

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress today announced that it will launch a mass contact programme from September 19 to reach out to at least 20 lakh people across the state. The 40-day programme will cover all 117 assembly segments at least three times and five programmes will be held in the constituency. This was decided at a

Youth Congress leader Birender Dhillon sacked as In-charge of Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha

Chandigarh: Indian national congress (INC) has sacked the Youth Congress leader Birender Dhillon from the post of Ananpur Sahib In-charge due to the anti party activities in Panjab University student elections, on Monday. Birender Dhillon, who was former president of SOPU and later joined NSUI, has sliced the NSUI into two pieces for contesting the

Badal felicitates teachers

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today honoured two eminent educationists with the state government’s maiden ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ on Teacher’s Day. In his congratulatory message, he said both Sister Mirabell from Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana and founder Principal Swaran Singh from Baba Aaya Singh Riarki College, Tugalwala in Gurdaspur district would

AAP leaders to sue MLA Devinder Sehrawat over his remarks

New Delhi: A day after AAP MLA Devinder Sehrawat shot off a letter to Arvind Kejriwal over alleged “exploitation of women” by a few party- men in return for tickets, the party today said the leaders against whom the lawmaker has made the accusations will sue him over his remarks. Senior AAP leader and party’s

Punjab Government transfers 4 IAS, 3 PCS officers (List available)
6 Tehsildar, 2 Naib Tehsildar transferred in Punjab

CHANDIGARH : Punjab government has transferred Six Tehsildar and Two Naib Tehsildar, on Monday. Tehsildars Ram Krishan has been transferred from Dhoori to Samana Siraj Ahmad posted to Dhoori from Samana Sandhura Singh moved to Khanna from Khanna Mandeep Kaur transferred to Raikot from Khanna Sukhpinder Kaur transferred from Lahiragara to Fatehgarh Sahib Harbans Singh

4 ETT union members climb water tank in Badal village

Muktsar: Unemployed ETT teachers staged the protest seeking job and climbed a water tank located near Punjab CM residence in village Badal, on Monday. Four members of ETT TET-Pass Unemployed Teachers’ Union including a woman, climbed a water tank. The union is holding a protest for over 100 days at Jai Singh Wala village in

Police head constable beaten up by 12 persons

Gurdaspur: Batala police constable Harpal Singh was beaten up by 12 persons while working in the counter-intelligence wing today. He was admitted to civil hospital with broken

Sukhpal Khaira hits out at ‘fake’ sadhus; praises Teresa’s cannonisation

Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party leader Sukhpal Khaira said on Monday that recently cannoised ‘Mother’ Teresa truly deserved the sainthood bestowed upon her “unlike our fake sadhus and sants”. “I salute Mother Teresa for her contribution to humanity n poor. She truly deserved ‘sainthood’ unlike our fake sadhus and sants,” he said in a tweet. In

Clash between congress leaders during party meet in Nayagaon

Chandigarh: During the Punjab congress meeting of Capt Amarinder Singh with the party workers, a clash reported between Charanjit Singh Channi and Hans Raj Hans at the stage, on Monday at Nayagaon. Duo leaders entered into the verbal spat after Channi mentioned Valmiki samaj in his speech. Charanjit Singh Channi delivered the speech regarding the

NHAI awards Rs 2,000 cr proj in Punjab to Ashoka Concessions

New Delhi: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) today said it has awarded a Rs 2,070-crore highway project in Punjab to Ashoka Concessions. The 76 km project under National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-V pertains to 4/6 laning of Kharar- Ludhiana Section of NH-95 (new NH-5) in the state of Punjab. “Development of 76 km

No ‘Ghuggi’, sparrow can harm congress party: Lal Singh

Chandigarh: Senior congress leader Lal Singh came down to the new appointment of AAP Punjab convener and said that any bird including ‘ghuggi’ of sparrow cannot harm congress party during the assembly