May 09

Sampla should explain delay in post-matric SC scholarship scheme grant: Jakhar

Senior congress leader Sunil Jakhar said that Rs 774.53 crore grant was not given to the SC students Jalandhar: Former CLP leader Sunil Jakhar on Monday cornered BJP Punjab President and Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla over the delay in issuing Rs 774.53 crore grant of Post Matric SC Scholarship

Congress demands High court monitored probe into Punjab turning gangland: Channi

Sultanpur Lodhi/ Jalandhar: Punjab Congress Legislature Party leader Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday demanded Punjab and Haryana High Court monitored probe into the state having turned into gangland and apprehended that the ruling SAD-BJP combine would use such gangs to create fear psychosis among people in the ensuing assembly elections.  Addressing a gathering at the

Popular Punjabi singer K Deep of ‘Posti’ fame honored

Watch Videos Below Ludhiana: Renowned Punjabi singer K Deep was felicitated here today by Punjabi Sabhayachar Akademi, Ludhiana, on Monday. The felicitation ceremony was held in view of first Shiv Kumar Batalvi Award conferred on him at Batala for his contribution to Punjabi music and for singing Batalvi’s poems. It may be mentioned here that

Pb Cong activists detained ahead of march against drug trafficking

Phagwara: Around 30 Congress activists were detained today ahead of their march to gherao the residence of Chief Parliamentary Secretary Som Parkash for his alleged links with a drug racketeer, police said. The activists, who were protesting against Parkash for allegedly patronising a BJP drug racketeer, were stopped at Hargobindnar road and National highway 1,

Rocky’s sister to contest assembly elections

Chandigarh: Sister of gangster turned politician Jaswinder Singh alias Rocky, who was shot dead at Parwanoo, will contest the assembly elections. Rajdeep Kaur made this announcement at the ‘bhog’ ceremony of Rocky at Fazilka, where the other politicians were also present. Rocky contested the last assembly election against the Punjab health minister Surjit Singh Jyani and

No adverse report about Punjabis held hostage by ISIS: Singh

Kottayam (Ker): There is no “adverse” report about the 40 people from Punjab held hostage in Iraq by ISIS militants and a Catholic priest from Kerala abducted by the same group in Yemen, the Centre said on Sunday. “There is no confirmation whether he is dead or he is alive….Anything adverse is not there,” Minister of

Duty Day should be observed in Bhai Ghanaiya’s memory: Khanna

Anandpur Sahib: Even as World Red Cross Day is observed every year on May 8 in the memory of Sir Henri Dunant, but 159 years ago before Sir Henry Dunant, a devotee Sikh Bhai Ghanaiya initiated the selfless service to the humanity from the holy land of Anandpur Sahib. He was the man who did

Notorious sharpshooter dares police, rivals on Facebook

Ludhiana: Facing 28 criminal cases, including 18 murder cases, notorious sharpshooter and the main accused in Sarpanch Ravi Khawajke’s murder, Davinder Bambhia has again surfaced on the social networking site Facebook and openly challenged the Punjab Police. Davinder updated his Facebook status a few hours after the Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora revealed the

Faridkot-based gangster Deva murdered in broad daylight

Bathinda: A Faridkot-based gangster Devinder Kumar Deva was shot dead near Gandhi School in Faridkot city on Sunday morning. Two unidentified motorcyclists pumped four bullets in his chest, which led to his killing. The incident has been captured in the CCTV cameras installed nearby, as learnt. Deva was reportedly facing 10 criminal cases, which included his alleged

Inspired by ‘Crime Patrol’, cousin, friends killed Jaskirat, claim police

Kapurthala: Local police claimed to have cracked 14-year-old Jaskirat Singh’s kidnapping and murder case with the arrest of the deceased’s cousin and two of his friends, who are all Class XII students. The three accused have been identified as Jaskaran’s cousin Parvinderjeet Singh Shelly, a resident of Model Town, Kapurthala; Rajwinder Singh Raja, resident of Harnam Nagar,

Off the cuff

Credibility of poll surveys! It has become a regular practice when the elections are around to publicise the exit poll surveys, needless to mention that only those which are in one’s favour. Though Punjab is to see the elections early next year, these surveys have created a buzz in the market. And ironically, every survey

Never defended or gave clean chit to Tytler: Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh said he had not “defended or given a clean chit” to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler over the latter’s alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi. “It is wrong to say that I had ever defended or given clean chit to Jagdish Tytler. It is for the investigating agencies

Kejriwal should come clean on state’s territorial issues if he can, says Badal

Nawanshahar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday dared the AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal make his stand clear on Punjab’s territorial issues before the Punjabis. Addressing the people during the conclusion of his three-day long Sangat Darshan programme Nawanshahar Assembly constituency, the Chief Minister said that Kejriwal should desist from befooling the innocent people of

Menace of drugs, illegal mining common to Goa, Punjab: Mann

Panaji: The issue of drug menace and illegal mining for natural resources is common to both Punjab and Goa, said AAP MP Bhagwant Mann on Sunday. He also said that Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s public meeting on May 22 would change the manner in which Goan voters look at the

6 arrested for embezzlement

Chandigarh: Police arrested six persons for allegedly hacking the official login and password of local Division Accounts and embezzling over Rs four crore. After a complaint was lodged, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted which found Rs 1,98,99,897 was transferred in the bank account of State Bank of Hyderabad in Mohali by the name

Sports should be promoted among youth: Charanjit Singh Channi

Chamkaur Sahib/Rupnagar: The youth of Punjab should be made to play different games compulsory so as to get his concentration towards the sports rather than drugs. Inaugurating the Sri Chamkaur Sahib sports tournament on Sunday. Leader of the Opposition in the Vidhan Sabha Charanjit Singh Channi said that we have to take the youth of Punjab from

Over 65 phones, drugs, cash recovered from Punjab jails

Chandigarh: The recovery of at least 65 mobile phones along with a huge number of sim cards, currency notes, psychotropic drugs and various other objectionable materials from Punjab jails on Sunday has exposed the tall claims of the Prison Department about the kind of vigilance being maintained in jails in the state. The recovery has

Patiala girl kidnapping: police arrest two youth, claims no ransom paid

Chandigarh: Four days after the kidnapping of 8-year-old girl the police solved the case with the arrest of two persons and claiming that no ransom was paid to the accused for the release of the victim, on Sunday at Patiala. The accused have been identified as Deepak Kumar alias Deepa and Ajay Verma residents of

Name 5 seats from where Cong expects its victory: Mann

Chandigarh: A day after state Congress chief and ‘Maharaja’ Captain Amarinder Singh’s challenge to national convenor of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to name any five assembly segments of Punjab, Sangrur MP Bhagwant Singh dared him (Maharaja) to name any five seats in Punjab, from where he expects Congress victory. Congress is all set to meet

Farmer Suicides in Punjab: Counting Goes on. . .

A crowd has gathered at Baljit Singh’s small house in Jodhpur village in Barnala district as policemen bring down his body from the terrace. This 38-year-old man with half grey beard has consumed poison in front of the cops, private money lenders and also the general public from his village. His 60-year-old mother has already