Apr 16

India repatriates Pakistani boy

Amritsar: A minor boy from Pakistan who crossed over into Indian territory along International Border (IB) in Punjab’s Abohar sector was on Friday handed over to Pakistani Rangers by Border Security Force (BSF). “M D Waqas Akram, a resident of Pakistan’s Bhawalnagar had crossed over to India inadvertently through International Boundary on April 14,” BSF

Sericulture industry of Dhar area in doldrums

Pathankot Dhar area of Pathakot district which is known for sericulture industry is in doldrums, courtesy non-availability of grant for the last five years. It is being alleged that the state government was not caring of this industry and farmers are facing difficulties to continue silk farming. Farmers allege that they have not received any

No ‘disappearance’ of food grain stocks in state: Dhillon

Chandigarh: The Punjab government today asserted there was no disappearance of stocks as slated in a section of the media and that all food-grains procured over the years have been duly accounted for and handed over to the FCI, through well-documented audited transactions. According to the Director Food and Civil Supplies – Shivdular Singh Dhillon

Kejriwal lacks ‘long term vision’: Amarinder

Patiala: Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh today accused Arvind Kejriwal of lacking “long term vision” and alleged AAP national convener had become chief minister only after making “non-implementable” promises to the people of Delhi. “Kejriwal has no long term vision and he makes promises that are short sighted and non-implementable. People in Punjab cannot have

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Pb to set up research, treatment centre for autism in Mohali

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today gave in-principle approval to the setting up of a state-of-the-art Advanced Research and Treatment Centre at Mohali for people suffering from autism. He took the decision while presiding over a meeting with medical experts, doctors and NGOs dealing with such patients and underscored the need to draw

One killed, five injured in accident

Jalandhar: One person was killed while five injured in a fatal accident of a car and a speeding truck on the highly busy Lamma Pind flyover in Jalandhar on Friday morning. The accident took place at around 10.30 am, when an Indica car bearing number PB08-BG 0032 ferrying seven persons to Golden Temple was hit from

Captain Amarinder is ‘Saada Captain’ says Bhattal

Jalandhar: Presenting a united face with her ‘arch rival’, senior congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Friday termed Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Capt Amarinder Singh as ‘Saada Captain’ and said that he should be declared the Chief Ministerial candidate of the party. Bhattal went a step ahead in her adulation and said that Capt

SAD-BJP doles out crores to private power plants: Jakhar

Jalandhar: Senior Congress leader Sunil Jhakar on Friday alleged that the ruling SAD-BJP combine was involved in a major power sector scam, where it doled out crores of rupees to private power plants namely Rajpura, Talwandi Sabo and Goindwal Sahib. Jakhat said that if voted to power, congress would investigate the scam and recover the massive

Punjabi Sahit Academy to get new president, team on April 17, candidates in top gear for elections

Ludhiana: The campaigning for the elections of Punjabi Sahit Academy, one of the prestigious institutions, is in top gear and the Academy will get the new president and team on April 17. The elections for the post of President, Senior Vice President, Vice President and Board of members will be held on April 17 at

Nawanshahr; Departmental grievances committee meetings rescheduled to April 19

Nawanshahr: The Assistant Commissioner (General), Geetika Singh has informed that the district level meetings of the Grievances Committee as well as those of the Advisory Committees of the different departments, earlier scheduled for April 18, would now be held at Suvidha Centre Meeting Hall here on April 19. Daljit Singh Cheema, Education Minister, Punjab, would

Namdhari Sangat carried out Peace march in city, demands arrest of killers of Mata chand kaur

Ludhiana: Demanding the arrest of killers of wife of former head of Namdhari sect Mata Chand kaur and the mastermind behind the conspiracy, the large number of members of Vishav Namdhari Sangat carried out peace and protest march in the city. The delegation of Namdhari Sangat also submitted memorandum to Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of

Project ‘Ankhen’: Police installs 20 CCTV cameras in Model Town

Jalandhar: Ensuring public security, the Jalandhar Commissionerate Police on Friday launched its ambitious initiative of 24X7 project ‘Ankhen’ and installed 20 CCTV cameras at sensitive locations in the local Model town market. The maiden wireless CCTV cameras with zero power supply requirement was first in the series to be installed at Model Town market. The Jalandhar

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Five of gang arrested for issuing fake certificates

Jalandhar: With the arrest of five persons including a woman, the Jalandhar police on Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of fraudsters engaged in issuing all kinds of fake documents including fake certificates of different departments, bogus driving licences and registration certificates of vehicles, fake voter cards, and fake insurance covers of vehicles etc.According to

DyCM tells DCs to conduct surprise checks at schools, govt offices

Ludhiana: If you are a government employee and skip the duty, then beware as the administrative officials will conduct surprise checking at schools, dispensaries, anganwaris and other government institutions from next week.The directions were issued by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh to Deputy Commissioners, Additional Deputy Commissioners (ADCs), and Sub Divisional Officers (SDMs) to conduct

Family of murdered boy questions police functioning

Kapurthala: Within no time political parties came forward to sympathise with the bereaved family of Jaskirat Singh and accusing the police not only of gross negligence but they also stated that abductor was demanding ransom in the name of a minister for upcoming elections. On the one hand, the SAD blamed the police functioning on the

Sukhbir Badal promises constant development, unabated prosperity

Bathinda: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday promised that the pace of development would not be allowed to slacken and the success journey of Punjab on road to prosperity would continue unabated.While laying foundation stones for CC Flooring in all streets and 100 per cent water supply in the villages of Jalalabad constituency, Sukhbir

‘Dr Ambedkar was torch-bearer for whole society’

Phagwara: Dr B R Ambedkar was a torch-bearer for not only one community but for the entire humanity and society and all of us should learn from his life and contribute for taking the society into the right direction. This was said by Chunni Lal Bhagat, Cabinet Minister while speaking during the state level function organised

Badal mourns Punjab Lokpal Justice J S Sekhon’s demise

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Lokpal of Punjab, Justice (retd) J S Sekhon (84), the elder brother of Cabinet Minister Janmeja Singh Sekhon. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister described Justice Sekhon as a legal luminary and eminent jurist besides an

CM, DyCM greet people on Ram Navmi

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday extended his warm greetings to the people of Punjab on the auspicious occasion of Ram Navmi, the birthday of Lord Rama. In his message, the Chief Minister said that this sacred day symbolises the unity of mankind and brotherhood besides moral and spiritual values preached by Lord Rama

Marathwada water crisis warning signal for state

Chandigarh: Reiterating his appeal to the judges of the Supreme Court of India to take into account the ground realities before deciding the SYL issue, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that the Marathwada water crisis must come as a warning signal for Punjab.“It won’t be that long that barren lands