Aug 31

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

‘Khaira has set Olympics record in fence-sitting’

Punjab Congress on Monday took a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira, saying he has set Olympics record in fence-sitting.“If the fence-sitting was an event in Olympics, India would be assured of one gold medal at least with someone like you (Khaira), who has mastered the art (of fence-sitting), representing

Pbi Univ employees injured in clash

Patiala: As many as two employees were seriously injured in Punjabi University in Patiala when they were allegedly attacked by a rival group here on Monday evening.General Secretary of Punjab SC BC Federation Jatinder Mattu, who is also the president of SC and BC Employees Union, told Daily Post late on Monday evening that the

Old bombs, rocket launcher found in Amritsar; probe on

Amritsar: The Punjab Police and other security agencies are investigating the recovery of old bombs and a rocket launcher which were found by a labourer from garbage in a locality here, police officials said on Monday. The police were alerted after the labourer opened the bag and found grenades, mortars, a rocket launcher, cartridges and

De-politicise, decriminalise Punjab Police: Dr Gandhi

Patiala: Commenting on the handing over of shooting incident of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) Punjab vice-president Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd) at Jalandhar to CBI for investigation, Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi described it as a failure of Punjab government in controlling the rising crime in the state and demanded resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir

Prabodh Kumar is new ADGP Human Rights

Chandigarh: Punjab government on Monday transferred one ADGP-level IPS officer. 1988-batch IPS officer Prabodh Kumar has been posted as ADGP/IVC, Human Rights. Kumar was returned to parental state Punjab after completion of his deputation in April this year. He was deployed as Joint Director Administration in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Headquarters. Earlier, he

Committee flags gaps, vulnerability in Indo-Pak border fencing

New Delhi: Use of scientific technology and heightened vigil on riverine frontiers while guarding the Indo-Pak border are among the suggestions given by a Home Ministry-appointed committee which also flagged gaps and vulnerability in border fencing.The committee, headed by former Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta, was set up following the terror attack on Pathankot airbase

Channi wants session to be extended by 20 days

Punjab Congress Legislature Party chief and Leader of the Opposition Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday said that the thirteenth Vidhan Sabha session which is going to start on September 8 should be extended atleast by 20 more days. “The government knows this is the last session and there are important issues to be discussed on