Aug 12

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

Congress withdraw support to mayor Kulwant Singh in MC: MLA Balbir Sidhu

Chandigarh: Congress withdraw support to mayor kulwant singh in MC,said MLA Balbir Sidhu today. MC mayor and MD of JLPL group, Kulwant Singh returned to SAD party on Wednesday. However, Kulwant had contested the Lok Sabha elections 2014 from Fatehgarh Sahib on SAD ticket, but later during the elections of Mohali municipal corporation, he turned

SGPC official,husband get 6-month imprisonment for possessing opium

Chandigarh: On Wednesday, Ropar district court sentenced six months imprisonment to women SGPC Education Deputy Director and principal of Anandpur based SGPC managed school, and her husband for actuating opium. There are also charged with a fine of 10,000 in which they further have to go for one month

Kulwant’s return to SAD fold will strengthen party: Sukhbir

President of the Shiromani Akali Dal and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday expressed harmonious homecoming at the return of Mohali Mayor Kulwant Singh to the SAD fold and said this step would prove to be a game changer in strengthening the party. Describing it as a moment of personal happiness, Sukhbir

Bajwa demands minority status for Valley Sikhs

Congress member of the Rajya Sabha from Punjab and former state party president Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday demanded minority status for Sikhs and special status for Punjabi language in Jammu and Kashmir. He was participating in a special discussion on Kashmir in the Rajya Sabha. He reminded the House that the Sikhs did not

‘J&K, Punjab to work together in agri sector’

Aiming to make improvements in the agricultural and horticultural sector, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir will work together. This was stated by Punjab Agriculture Minister Tota Singh after a meeting with Vice-Chairman of Farmers Advisory Board, Jammu and Kashmir, Daljit Singh Chibb. In a meeting held here on Wednesay at the Punjab Civil Secretariat, both

Law & order takes a hit in Jalandhar, CP disagrees

The law and order situation in Jalandhar has taken a hit with incidents of shootings being reported here frequently. This has made things a bit tough for Police Commissioner Arpit Shukla. Anti-social elements seem to be enjoying the “liberty” while residents, especially businessmen, feel unsafe and have asked the Punjab government to take stock of

Fate of border villages rests on Satluj’s mercy

Ferozepur: The fate of more than a dozen villages located at the Indo-Pak border hinges upon the mercy of Satluj river for over half-a-century, as no Centre or state government has been able to sort out their problem. The only remedy they suggest to the helpless villagers is to relocate elsewhere. Every year, crops are

Dhoni shares Jalandhar connection, launches biopic in Sports City

Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s special connection with Jalandhar was a known secret but not many people knew that during his initial days, Captain Cool travelled for three days by train to reach this sports city to purchase his prized possession- a Beat All Sports (BAS-Vampire) bat. Dhoni, who has been playing with

‘Expelled’ for six years in 2015, Ashok Dhiman elected BJP Sirhind Mandal president

Due to ‘anti-party’ activities, Fatehgarh Sahib district unit of BJP last year had recommended six-year expulsion of Municipal Council Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib president Ashok Dhiman (64) from the party, but on Wednesday he was appointed as BJP Sirhind unit president. The Mandal presidents of Sirhind, Mandi Gobindgarh and Khamano units were elected for three years on

Breaking-Punjab Cabinet Meeting Ended

Punjab Assembly session will run till 5th to 9th  September. VAT on spices got reduced and turmeric becomes VAT free. VAT on coriander, cumin and black pepper reduced to 4% from 6.50%.Cabinet took decision on religious ground and will provide land to Muslim’s and Christians cemetery. Cabinet also approves to provide 4.99 per unit power

Woman riding scooter without helmet dies in road accident

Ludhiana: Driving two-wheeler without helmet proved dearer for a woman as she lost her life after being hit by a truck near Arora Palace on Gill Road on Wednesday morning. After being hit by some vehicle the victim fell on the road and truck mowed over her. The part of head of victim was separated