Sep 08

BJP’s Legal Cell holds key meet on Punjab polls

Punjab BJP Legal Cell has prepared a strategy for the role of jurists in the 2017 assembly elections. A meeting in this regard was held on Wednesday at the party headquarters in Sector 37 in Chandigarh.While addressing the meet, the state BJP General Secretary Dinesh Kumar stated that lawyers and jurists have played an important

MEA should simplify rules on bringing bodies back: Mann

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday sought simplification of the procedure of bringing back bodies of Indians who die in foreign countries.“The MEA must simplify the procedure to bring back the bodies of dead as the families and relatives in such cases are facing a lot of harassment in view of

BSF seizes 25 packets of heroin

Amritsar: The Border Security Force (BSF) has recovered 25 packets of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab’s Amritsar sector, officials said on Thursday. The heroin seizure was made in the Border out Post (BoP) Shahpur area of Amritsar, nearly 300 km from here, BSF officials said. Alert BSF troopers noticed suspicious movement of smugglers

AAP leaders sold tickets for `2 crore to candidates: Chhotepur

Former AAP Punjab Convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Wednesday lashed out at AAP National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and asked him to bring in public the details of accounts in which Punjab leaders deposited cash for Delhi assembly election rallies.Chhotepur who was here at Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall for Parivartan Yatra said

Capt assures workers about right candidate getting party ticket

State Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday assured the party workers that only the right and deserving candidates will get the party tickets.Interacting with the party workers during the ‘Halke Vich Captain’ programme here on Wednesday, he said, it will be the duty of each and every Congress worker to ensure the

2nd ‘Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh Punjab Games’ from Oct 25

Punjab will organise a sporting extravaganza in the form of second edition of ‘Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh Punjab Games’ (U-25) from October 25 to October 29 as part of the vision envisaged by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to make the state a powerhouse in the arena of sports at both national and international level.Disclosing

Over 500 coins seized at Attari border of antique value: ASI

Amritsar: The customs department today said that as per an Archeology Survey of India (ASI) report, over 500 coins which were recovered near Indo-Pak international border in Amritsar last year, are of antique nature and some of these could be as much as 2000 years old. Addressing the media here, Amritsar customs commissioner Sanjay Gahlot

AAP appoints 6 new in-charge in Majha zone

Chandigarh: After the in-charge of AAP from Majha zone resigned in protest of Chhotepur, AAP appointed 6 new Zone in-charges in Punjab, on Wednesday. GS Shampura (Gurdaspur), Jasiwinder Singh Jahangir (Amritsar), Sukhdeep Singh Apra (Jalandhar), Darshan Singh Dhaliwal (Shri Anandpur Sahib), Deepak Bansal (Bathinda) and Jagdeep Singh Sandhu Fattanwala (Ferozpur) are among the new appointed

Capt Amarinder condemns lathicharge on journalists

AMRITSAR : Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh today condemned the brutal police lathicharge on journalists here today. In a statement issued here today, Capt Amarinder said, this government is totally frustrated and was trying to vent its frustration on everyone including the journalists. The former Chief Minister demanded an inquiry into the

Journalist Surinder Singh acquitted in 27-year-old TADA case

Chandigarh: Punjab journalist Surinder Singh was acquitted on Wednesday from 27-year-old TADA case registered by Haryana police. He will be released in the next few hours once all formalities and paperwork are completed. It was on 17th October 2015 that the 27-year-old TADA case registered by Haryana’s Ghula Chika police, was lodged against Surinder Singh.

Mann wants MEA to simplify rules on bringing bodies back

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann sought simplification of the procedure of bringing back bodies of Indians who die in foreign countries. “The MEA must simplify the procedure to bring back the bodies of dead as the families and relatives in such cases are facing a lot of harassment in view of ignorance

Kashmiri man arrest at Attari with Hizbul Mujahideen badge

Amritsar,  Intelligence agencies have detained a Kashmiri man at the Attari border for carrying a badge of Pakistan-based terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen, security officials said on Wednesday. The man, Hilal Ahmed, about 24 years old, was being questioned by intelligence agencies after officials of the customs department found the badge from his luggage during checking

Not contacted by Awaaz-e-Punjab: Suspended AAP MP Gandhi

Chandigarh: Suspended AAP MP Dharamvira Gandhi today said he has not been contacted by representatives of newly-formed Awaaz-e-Punjab, floated recently by cricketer- turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and others. Sidhu is slated to speak to the media on his and Awaaz-e-Punjab’s future course of action tomorrow. “We have not been called (by representative of Awaaz-e- Punjab)

Only Punjab Government Undertook Measures Benefitting Journalists: Majithia

Chandigarh: The Punjab Information and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia has assured the Chandigarh-Punjab Journalists Association that Punjab government would consider all of their reasonable demands sympathetically. Meanwhile, Prof Sarchand Singh Media Advisor to Majithia today received the memorandum from Chandigarh-Punjab Journalists Association regarding their demands. Majithia said that the Punjab Government is providing various

Sidhu to formally launch new political front on Thursday

Chandigarh: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu will formally announce a new political front ‘Awaaz-e-Punjab’ here on Thursday. The former Rajya Sabha member had on September 2 floated the new political front online. It will contest the Punjab assembly elections, slated for early next year. Other members of the new front include former Indian hockey team captain

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Kejriwal to visit Punjab on 8 Sept

Chandigarh: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal have been travelling to Punjab during his four day visit. Kejriwal would be travelling by Shtabadi train and stepped down at Ludhiana on Sept 8 around 12 noon. While providing the information on his Punjab tour, spokesperson said that on the first day he will hold the meeting with AAP candidates

Rape allegations against AAP observer: Police initiated investigation

Sangrur: Following the rape allegations against AAP observer Vijay Chauhan by AAP volunteers, the local police initiated the investigations in rape allegations. While talking to the media, SSP Sangrur Pritpal Singh Thind said that the police are trying to trace the rape victim and investigate the case thoroughly. He added that on the bases of

Jagmeet Brar lashes out a captain choice of friends and advices him to save sympathy for later

Chandigarh: Responding to Capt Amarinder Singh’s direct attack on his sincerity and integrity Jagmeet Singh Brar lashed out at Capt’s definition of friends and enemies and said “Amarinder has never been a good judge of character and his latest statement reflects the same bankruptcy of thought & maturity” In a scathing comment on Capt’s choice

SAD and BJP will be swept out from Punjab: Captain Amarinder Singh

Zira: President of PPCC Capt Amarinder Singh while addressing the rally at Zira said that congress will get absolute majority. He added that people of Punjab will allow outsiders to rule the state. Raising the issue of the farmers in Punjab, he said that farmers are the owners of sand that is lying in their fields

Kejriwal to start Punjab tour tomorrow

Chandigarh: Arvind Kejriwal will undertake afour-day visit to poll-bound Punjab beginning tomorrow and hear out the grievances of party workers in the state, a visit which at a time when AAP is facing “crisis” over several issues including sacking of Sucha Singh Chhotepur as Punjab Convenor. During his tour, the national convener will meet party