Jun 29

SC students’ fee matter to be heard today

Chandigarh: A case pertaining to fee of Scheduled Caste (SC) students will come up for hearing in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday. The petition in this matter was filed by the Association of Private ITIs of Punjab. The Punjab Government has to pay the remaining fee of the SC students by Wednesday.

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Magnitude of drug problem more in other states, says CM

Lopoke (Amritsar): Slamming the entire opposition for defaming the hard-working Punjabis by labeling them as drug addicts, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said that magnitude of drug problem was much less than that in many other states of the country. Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of Sangat Darshan programme

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Assembly elections on mind, Punjab government expedites ‘Shagun’ scheme disbursements

Election bound year witnessing fast release of Shagun scheme grants by Punjab government Jalandhar: With the state heading for assembly elections, Punjab government was in ‘fast mode’ to disburse grants and funds for various welfare schemes, particularly those meant for Scheduled Castes (SC), Backward Castes (BC) and the Economically Weaker Section of the society. Among a

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SAD councillor Sham Lal Gupta arrested

Chandigarh: The Vigilance Bureau arrested SAD councillor from Malout Sham Lal Gupta (Daddi), for his alleged involvement in the recruitment scam, on Monday. The bureau’s Assistant Inspector General, Surjit Singh while confirming the arrest said that Gupta had been arrested and would be produced in the local court on Tuesday. “With this arrest, the total

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‘After forming govt, AAP to ‘analyse’ subsidies to farmers’

Jalandhar: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state convener Sucha Singh Chottepur on Monday said that after coming to power, the party would analyse the subsidies given to farmers in the state. Chottepur said that AAP would decide ‘subsidies’ to farmers on the basis of their economic status but refrained from making a clear statement that whether

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Reliance’s marketing manager sent to 5-day police remand

Bathinda: Bathinda court on Monday sent the Mumbai based pharmaceutical firm Reliance Life Sciences’ marketing manager Zahir Vohra in five-day police custody. The Counter Intelligence (CI) wing of Punjab police had arrested Vohra in connection with recovery of huge quantity of fake blood plasma here on June 13. Vohra had reportedly come to join the

Congress asks Badal govt about 1.13 lakh promised jobs

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress on Monday accused SAD-BJP government of ‘not fulfilling’ its promise of giving 1.13 lakh jobs to the youths ahead of 2017 Assembly polls. “Punjab government had promised to offer 1.13 lakh jobs in November last year within six months. But till now, the Akali government has failed to deliver on its promise,”

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Presenting ‘pro-farmer’ face, SAD puts up hoardings for welfare schemes

Jalandhar: In the wake of farmer suicides, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has come forward to present its ‘pro-farmer’ face, and put up billboards with none other than Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, as the ‘star campaigner’ of farmers in the state. Presenting the message ‘Kisan Hitaishi, CM Badal’, the SAD has literally left no

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Majithia flags off 50 hi-tech LED vans

Mohali: In the first of its kind innovative project in Punjab which is aimed at bringing the government closer to the people. The State Information and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Monday flagged off 50 hi-tech LED vans at Sports Stadium in 78 Sector, Mohali which will fan out across the State to

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Illegal mining on Sutlej: DC conducts surprise check

Anandpur Sahib: The district administration took a tough stand against the illegal mining and gave a clear signal that illegal mining will never be tolerated. Deputy Commissioner Rupnagar Karnesh Sharma conducted a surprise check on the banks of the Sutlej to take stock of the situation. Recently, it was reported by the Daily Post that

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Horrible accident in Pathankot, 3 family members killed

Pathankot: A big news from Pathankot. Three Family members  killed in a road accident near Pathankot -Jalandhar road on Monday morning.The  I20 car tier bust, collided with

CRPF Jawan Jagatar Singh killed in Pampore attack, body cremated at Vill Burjwala

Roopnagar: Jagtar Singh,the CRPF personnel who was killed in the militant attack convoy at Pampore on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway Yesterday Shaheed was cremated in his native Village Burjwala this morning.Education Minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, Opposition leader Charanjit Singh Channy and entire village pay final tribute to the

Congress in-charge of Punjab meets Sonia

New Delhi: Congress leader Asha Kumari, appointed in-charge in Punjab replacing Kamal Nath, met party president Sonia Gandi on Monday. An MLA from Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh, Asha Kumari was convicted in a land grab case in February and was sentenced to one year imprisonment. She is currently out on bail. Both the Bharatiya Janata

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Asha Kumari has been facing rough weather in HP

Shimla: All India Congress Committee secretary and former Himachal minister Asha Kumari, who was appointed party in charge for Punjab on Sunday, has been facing rough weather in Himachal politics. The five-time MLA from Dalhousie assembly segment (earlier named Banikhet) in Chamba district, Asha Kumari (60) was convicted in a land grab case by a

Uneasy calm in Malerkotla

Malerkotla: A day after the incident of desecration of Quran near Baba Bodle Shah Dargah at Jarg Chowk here, an uneasy calm prevailed over the townon Sunday. The Muslim groups postponed their protest following the instructions of Mufti-e-Punjab Irtka-ul-Hassan. He had urged the Muslims not to protest in this holy month of Ramzan as it

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Follow Banda Bahadur’s teachings, says Badal

Fatehgarh Sahib: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday called upon the people to follow the teachings the legendary Sikh warrior Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in the right earnest to give a befitting reply to tyranny, oppression and injustice unleashed by the brutal forces, which would be a real tribute to the iconic hero

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Rajnath points fingers at Pak over attack on CRPF convoy

Fatehgarh Sahib:  Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in a clear reference to Pakistan, on Sunday said the neighbouring country was trying to destabilise India even as he announced that a committee will be sent to Pampore to look into any lapses in the handling of the terror attack that left eight CRPF personnel dead.Showering praise on

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Halke Vich Captain: 4,132 complaints received

Fatehgarh Sahib: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday visited Bassi Pathana reserve constituency under ‘Halke Vich Captain’ programme and met people at Gill Palace, Bassi Pathana and addresed their grievances during ‘Lokan Da Durbar’ event. The residents shared their problems, plaguing not just their lives but also their area, and told

Unabated mining poses threat to the bridge

Anandpur Sahib: The large-scale of illegal mining in the sub-division is going on unabated; however, every now and then the administration speaks of taking strict action against those who are in the business of illegal mining. Now the bridge situated near Sangatpur village that connects Anandpur Sahib with the entire Doaba region is facing a

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With `60,000 pension, ex-BSP MLA ‘adamant’ to stay in tent

(Garhshankar) Hoshiarpur: With Rs 60,000 pension per month in his pocket, two time ex-BSP MLA Shingara Ram Shahunggra, who was gathering ‘public sympathy’ for staying in a ‘tent’, instead of finding a rented accommodation was ‘adamant’ to sit on protest. His official bungalow was evicted last week. Ironically, Shahunggra admitted that though he was getting