Sep 29

Financial aid of Rs.833.76 crore provided to 5,55,286 families under Shagun Scheme : Ranike

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has successfully implemented the Shagun Scheme in the State under which financial aid Rs. 833.76 crore have been provided to 5,55,286 families of economically weaker sections irrespective of their castes. Disclosing this here today, Minister for SC/BC Welfare Punjab, Mr. Gulzar Singh Ranike said that the SAD-BJP Government also considered the

Rajnath speaks to 4 CMs, opp political leaders on army strike

New Delhi: As part of government’s efforts to take all political parties on board, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today informed Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab and Bihar and several opposition political leaders about the Army’s surgical strike across the Line of Control. Soon after the announcement of the surgical strike on the terror launch

Surgical Strikes: Evacuate 10Km radius area Indian Border in Punjab, says govt

Chandigarh: With six districts of Punjab sharing boundaries with Pakistan, the Centre has asked the state to evacuate people residing in villages within 10 kms of IB in the wake of the “surgical strikes” carried out by India on terror launch pads across the LoC last night. The ceremonial beating retreat ceremony at Attari border

AAP cries foul over sops
AAP appoints 9 Vice Pres, 5 Joint Sec

Chandigarh: Aam Adami Party has announced a fresh list of their office bearers for the upcoming state assembly elections, on Thursday at Chandigarh. While making the announcement AAP appointed 9 vice presidents and 5 Joint secretaries. Newly appointed Vice Presidents are- Mehar Singh Malli, Mohan Singh Phalianwala, Dalbir Singh Dhillon, Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjer, Boota

Mann flays Badals, appeals to people to defeat SAD-BJP

Fatehgarh Sahib: AAP MP Bhagwant Mann today lashed out at the Badal family over “deteriorating law and order situation, unemployment, drugs and corruption” in Punjab and claimed that people would “wipe them out” in the 2017 Assembly polls. Addressing a gathering in Amloh constituency here, Mann said the people have made up their mind to

Awaaz-e-Punjab to meet in day or two to decide on alliance

Chandigarh:  ‘Awaaz-e- Punjab’, a forum launched by former BJP Rajya Sabha MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, will hold a meeting in a day or two to clear the air about forging of an alliance for the state polls. “We shall have a meeting in a day or two to take a call on alliance,” Independent MLA

Arrangements being made to make Punjab sports powerhouse: Dy CM

Faridkot: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said “world class arrangements” have been put in place at Punjab Institute of Sports (PIS) in order to train budding players with a view to make Punjab the “sports powerhouse of the country”. Speaking on the occasion of Baba Fakar Dass memorial Kabaddi cup in Dhimawali

Kashmiri students ‘harassed’ at Desh Bhagat Univ

Fatehgarh Sahib: A few Kashmiri students studying at Desh Bhagat University Amloh campus in district Fatehgarh Sahib alleged that some unidentified persons harassed them on the intervening night of September 25 and 26. However, Amloh police and the university authorities denied the charges. It may be mentioned here that around 100 students from Jammu and

Appointment letters to 6,050 master cadre, 2,005 ETT teachers to be handed over by Oct 15: Cheema

CHANDIGARH: Education Minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema on Wednesday said that Punjab would soon hand over appointment letters to 6,050 master cadre teachers and 2,005 ETT Teachers by accomplishing the recruitment process before October 15. While presiding over the ongoing review meeting, Dr Cheema issued directions to authorities concerned for completing the recruitment process as

Badals trying to downplay AAP effect: Bhagwant Mann

Fatehgarh Sahib: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Member of Parliament from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday addressed an impressive gathering of people of Amloh constituency of district Fatehgarh Sahib. In his address, he mostly target Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia and PPCC president Capt Amarinder Singh.

Sukhbir dismisses Navjot as just a ‘commodity’

Bathinda: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday termed former cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu ‘a commodity,’ which is available with a price tag. “Sidhu has made himself a commodity, which can be purchased paying the demanded price. He is bargaining in the politics just like the TV shows. The way he is behaving, it is

Dashmesh Regiment owns up killing of RSS leader Gagneja

Jalandhar: A mysterious press note issued by ‘Dashmesh Regiment’ with its letter head titled ‘Shri Akal Takhat Sahib Amritsar (Khalistan)’ claiming responsibility of killing RSS Punjab leader Brigadier Jagdish Gagneja (retd) went viral among the media fraternity on Wednesday creating ripples. The press note issued by one Rajinder Singh Jinda dated August 2, 2016 with Resolution

Sukhbir inaugurates dairy feed plant

Bathinda(Pb):  Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today inaugurated a Rs 100-crore dairy feed plant here, which he said would help in creating employment and benefit the farmers. “A major portion of maize needed to manufacture the dairy feeds would be procured from farmers of the state,” he said, adding, it will help create

AAP cries foul over sops
AAP expands organisational structure in poll-bound Punjab

Chandigarh: The Punjab unit of Aam Aadmi Party today expanded its organisational structure in the poll-bound state with appointment of 14 new office-bearers. Punjab AAP Convener Gurpreet Singh Warring said the party has appointed nine new vice presidents and five joint secretaries. The new vice presidents are: C D Singh Kamboj, Balbir Singh Saini, Baldev

Punjab Election Commission targets 4 lakh first time voters

Chandigarh: The state Election Commission iseying to enroll around four lakh first time voters in Punjab for the upcoming Assembly polls. A special campaign has been launched by the state election commission in almost all the colleges including private ones in the state to encourage youth to enroll themselves as voters. “We are targeting to

Punjab to appoint 6050 masters and 2005 ETT teachers before Oct 15: Cheema

Chandigarh: Education Minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema today said that Punjab would soon hand over appointment letters to 6050 master cadre teachers and 2005 ETT Teachers by accomplishing the recruitment process before 15 October. While presiding over the ongoing review meeting, Dr Cheema issued directions to authorities concerned for completing the recruitment process as early

SAD leader from Majha region Wazir Singh Lally joins AAP

Chandigarh: Giving a big political jolt to Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), renowned Akali leader and Chairman of Market Committee of Dhaliwal, Wazir Singh Lally today joined Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Senior AAP leaders including In-Charge of AAP’s affairs in Punjab, Sanjay Singh, Co-Incharge Jarnail Singh, State Convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich (Ghuggi), State Secretary Gulshan Chhabra,

BSP’s base growing in Punjab: Raju

Phagwara (Pb): Newly appointed BSP Punjab President Rashpal Raju today said the party’s base was growing in the state. He said the people of different sections were getting attracted towards the party and its ideology. “My topmost target and priority at present is to get the party enthroned in 2017 assembly polls. We are making

Congress to create special skill centers for the youth of Punjab in every district: Channi

Ludhiana: The Congress Legislature Party chief and the Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi today promised the youth of Punjab that the congress party will start job oriented skill centres in every district of Punjab for the youth. There is dearth of skilled centres which can give on hand training to youth

Punjab to emerge as a major player in dairy industry: Sukhbir Badal

Bathinda: Punjab today added another feather to its cap of dairy industry when the Deputy Chief Minister of the Sukhbir Singh Badal inaugurated a dairy feed plant here and said that Punjab would emerge as a major player in the dairy industry with this plant becoming operational. The Deputy Chief Minister further said that this