Aug 12

HC invalidates the appointment of 18 Punjab CPSs

The case was related to the appointment of 21 CPS appointed in 2012 but during the proceedings, one died, one removed and one was taken in cabinet Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday set aside the appointments of 18 Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPSs) appointed by the SAD-BJP government. As many as 21 CPSs

City people face trouble due to exhibition on Ferozepur Road

Ludhiana: A lifestyle exhibition on consumer products, designer wear home appliances, information technology and immigration consultancy services started at Welcome Palace near Ferozepur Road caused long traffic snarls due to mismanagement of parking system. Importantly, exhibitors have also installed stalls at the emergency exit point which is very dangerous. It seems unsafe as if any untoward incident

Sudden Fire erupts Punjab National Bank, Sarabha Nagar Branch

Ludhiana: Panic grips Punjab National Bank, Sarabha Nagar Branch as sudden fire erupted in the branch on Friday. At the time of mishap, the customers and staff were present in the bank. The fire officials maintained that the reason behind the fire was short circuit. Major tragedy was averted as the connection of generator set

Four city girls get selected for Women Baseball Cup

Ludhiana: Four city girls who got selected for senior women baseball world cup matches made city proud again. Matches are going to held at Gijang city of South Korea from September 3 onwards All of them are national level players and performing fairly well at national camp which is under taken by National Institution of Sports

Have no information about anti nationals with AAP: Punjab CM

Jalandhar: Punjab chief minister, Parkash Singh Badal on Friday said that there was no direct information about foreign hand about AAP’s link with ISI. Badal released this statement during the Sangat Darshan in Jalandhar. Badal said, “We didn’t have any such information about anti national elements involvement with AAP. Such statements should not be made”,

Congress leader Channi among villagers protest for watercrises

Chamkaur Sahib: Agitated over water supply problem, Congress leader Charanjeet singh and villagers protest late night at Chamkaur Morinda Path in Lutheri village. SDM of Chamkaur reached on the spot. SP (h) and other administrative officials also reached and facilitate the

Debt-ridden RAW operative dies, cremated after govt assurance

Gurdaspur: A debt-ridden RAW operative Karamat Rahi died after a brief illness at his native Khehra village under Ghania Ke Banger police station in Gurdaspur district on Wednesday night. He was 60 and is survived by his widow Sawinder Kaur and son Ranjit Singh. His family members initially refused to cremate him till their demands,

Bhola, Aulakh and Chahal acquitted, jail for two

The court of Additional Sessions Judge Sham Lal on Thursday acquitted former Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)-cum-wrestler-turned-drug lord Jagdish Bhola, along with four others, in the seizure case of 1 kilogram heroin in 2013. Apart from Bhola, four others acquitted in the case include former SAD leader Maninder Singh, who used to look after the

State flour mills claim wheat shortage

Punjab roller flour mills on Thursday claimed they were facing shortage of wheat, accusing Food Corporation of India (FCI) of “irrational” policy in distributing crop this year to the millers under Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS) Anticipating inflationary pressures on prices of wheat based products including wheat flour etc, the millers under the banner of

MEA exploring ways for satisfactory resolution to Kohinoor issue: Govt

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of External Affairs continues to “explore ways and means” for a “satisfactory” resolution to the Kohinoor issue considering the sentiments expressed by citizens and Parliament from time to time for getting back the famed diamond from the UK, the government said on Thursday. “The Ministry of External Affairs has been

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CM inaugurates Sewa Kendar in Jalandhar

Jalandhar: Chief Minister of Punjab Prakash Singh Badal  inaugurated the Sewa Kendar near Lamba Chownk at Jalandhar. Punjab CM inaugurated the centre and  CPS and Jalandhar MLA KD Bhandari ,  Mayor of Jalandhar Sunil Jyoti and Jalandhar Punjab SAD president also presented in this ceremony.  The state will provide more service centre in Punjab.  

Amarinder blames Badal for rise in incidents of violence

Hoshiarpur: Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Amarinder Singh on Thursday blamed Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for the spate of violent incidents in the state, including the attack on state RSS vice-president, saying he (Badal) was deliberately trying to create fear and polarise people along communal lines to make political capital out of it.He said

Another case against Tytler sought

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal MP from Anandpur Sahib and the party general secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra on Thursday demanded registration of a case against senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler for money laundering and winning over a witness. Surinder Singh was a prime witness in the case of Tytler’s alleged involvement in the November 1984 anti-Sikh

Govt must ensure safety of Sikhs in Kashmir, says Channi

Chandigarh: Expressing serious concern, Congress Legislature Party chief Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday urged the Narendra Modi government to ensure safety of the Sikhs settled in Kashmir as they were under fear psychosis. In a statement, Channi said the supporters of the militants in the Valley were harassing Sikhs and forcing them to raise anti-national

Manpreet Badal stabbed us in the back, claims Sukhbir

Doda/Gidderbaha (Muktsar): Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said Manpreet Singh Badal had betrayed not only the people of Punjab by aligning with the anti-Punjab Congress but had also back-stabbed Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who had put so much trust in him. He also said that the one who couldn’t be

SP Salwinder’s bail plea rejected

Gurdaspur: Additional district and session judge Kamaljit Singh Lamba has refused the interim bail application of  controversial SP Salwinder Singh on Thursday, who was facing the charges sexual harassment and corruption case. Rajneesh Kumar, a employee of powercom Punjab had lodged a complaint with the deputy chief minister Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal in 2005 in which

AAP suspends 7 members for “anti-party” activities

Khanna: All is not well in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) after the release of first list of 19 candidates. In Khanna, the party has reportedly suspended two contenders of the party ticket for alleged “anti-party” activities. The others who have raised voice against party candidate from Sahnewal Harjot Singh Bains were also suspended from the

Only 2% applicants tested positive for drug abuse: Punjab Police

Chandigarh: Banking on the initial results of the largest-ever dope-testing exercise in the country, the Punjab Police on Thursday claimed that only around two per cent among thousands of candidates for police recruitment had tested positive for substance (drugs) abuse. The Chairman of the Central Recruitment Board of Punjab Police, Additional Director General of Police

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Court acquits drug lord Bhola, Aulakh, Chahal in NDPS case- two get 12 year jail

Jalandhar: The court of Additional Sessions Judge Sham Lal on Thursday acquitted dismissed Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) –cum-wrestler turned drug lord Jagdish Bhola among five others in the seizure of 1 kilogram heroin in 2013. Apart from Bhola, four others acquitted in the case include-former SAD leader Maninder Singh alias Bittu Aulakh who used to look after

Vigilance caught JE of PSPCL accepting Rs 10,000 bribe

Jalandhar: The vigilance bureau have caught a junior engineer (JE) of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) accepting the bribe of Rs 10,000, on Thursday, at Jalandhar. The accused has been identified as Jagtar Singh posted at Masliya Shahkund in Jalandhar. According to the information, the vigilance have arrested the accused JE red handed while accepting the