Apr 26

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Appointing army of CPS unconstitutional: Channi

Chandigarh: The appointment of seven more Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPS) by Shiromani Akali Dal government is just a “joke” with the democratic system and is unconstitutional, Leader of opposition Charanjit Singh Channi alleged on Tuesday. The total tally goes to 25 CPSs, which is totally unconstitutional, he claimed. Channi said the army of 25 CPS

No breakthrough in Sena leader’s murder

Khanna: Though over 72 hours have passed since a Shiv Sena leader was shot dead in a broad daylight in Khanna, the local police have not been able to make any breakthrough in the case. Though police claim to have got some vital clues in this case, they are tight-lipped to reveal anything so far. Durga

Sri Ram Tirath Temple should be built by Sept 15: Badal

Chandigarh: Construction of Sri Ram TirathTemple and Panorama Complex, where Valmiki is believed to have written Ramayana, should be completed by September 15, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Tuesday. Presiding over a review meeting to monitor the ongoing construction work of the temple in Amritsar, Badal underscored the need for expediting it

Hans a disgrace to Dalit Samaj: Thandal

Chandigarh: Cabinet Minister and SAD leader Sohan Singh Thandal said here on Monday that turncoat Congress leader Hans Raj Hans was a disgrace to the Dalit samaj as his conduct had painted an extremely poor picture of the brave and honest Dalit masses in Punjab. “Dalit Samaj never really owned him, despite his getting the

Sunil Jakhar seeks ‘physical verification’ of food grains

Jalandhar: Former CLP leader Sunil Jakhar on Monday said that a delegation of Congress leaders would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a ‘physical verification’ of food grains scam in Punjab and demanded a probe by a sitting judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court. Jakhar while referring to the Rs 12,000 crore food grain

SMO Phagwara suspended due to negligence in duty

Chandigarh: Giving a stern message to all the government doctors prescribing medicines to the patients from outside the govt hospitals, Surjit Kumar Jyani, Health and Family Welfare Minister here on Monday suspended the Senior Medical Officer of Sub-divisional Hospital, Phagwara Dr Narinder Singh on account of negligence. The action was followed after the surprise visit

‘Vacancies in Public Relations Department to be filled soon’

Chandigarh: The Punjab Public Relations Department should ensure percolation of information pertaining to government projects and policies at grass root level so that maximum people should avail the benefit of the schemes, said Dr Senu Duggal, Director Public Relations Department Punjab during a high-level meeting held on Monday at the Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh. Reviewing the

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Badal alleges Cong, AAP ganging up to dilute, destroy Sikh institutions

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here on Monday that the Congress and the party of Arvind Kejriwal had ganged up to fulfill the age-old dream of the anti-Sikh forces to gain control over the religious affairs of the Sikh community against mandate of the Sikh masses. “Everyone can now see the desperate

Online transactions over `4,200 crore made so far for wheat procurement

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has made online transactions of over Rs 4,200 crore for the procured wheat in the state till date. Earlier, on Friday transactions over Rs 2,612 crore were made to the commission agents. Stating this here on Monday, an official spokesman of the government said that total 80.26 lakh metric tone of

Manpreet supports demand to declassify Op Bluestar files

Bathinda: Congress leader Manpreet Singh Badal on Monday supported the national leaders of SAD-BJP alliance demanding the Operation Blue Star files to “expose the truth behind the episode”. Manpreet was here to take the stock of food grains’ procurement process in the grain markets. He was reacting to Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s desire to see the

Now, BSP to reach out to ‘Upper Castes’ voters: Karimpuri

Shunning the traditional tag of being a ‘Dalit’s’ party, BSP was now planning to reach out to the upper castes people in Punjab Jalandhar: BSP Punjab President Avtar Singh Karimpuri on Monday said that contrary to the projection of BSP being a ‘Dalit’s party’, the state leadership was all set to reach out to the ‘Upper

Former CLP leader to meet PM Modi, seek ‘physical verification’ of food grains

Former CLP leader Sunil Jhakar demanded a probe by a sitting judge in the Rs 12,000 food grain scam Jalandhar: Former CLP leader Sunil Jhakar on Monday said that a delegation of congress leaders would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a ‘physical verification’ of food grains scam in Punjab and demanded a probe by

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First Sena leader’s murder, now firing in air during his cremation shames Khanna police

Khanna (Punjab): While the murder of Shiv Sena leader Durga Prasad Gupta in a broad daylight on Saturday put a serious question on functioning of Khanna police, open firing in air in Gupta’s honour by Shiv Sainiks during his cremation here on Monday further highlighted the police inefficiency. A heavy police force, that had been

Navdeep Gill elected as new president of Punjab Public Relations Officers Association

Ludhiana: The members of the Punjab Public Relations Officers Associations, Punjab on Monday elected Navdeep Gill as the new president of the body in elections which held at Chandigarh. The office bearers who were elected for the other executives posts includes Senu Duggal as chairperson, Prabhdeep Singh Nathowal as senior vice president and Iqbal Singh

First Sena leader’s murder, now firing in air during his cremation shames Khanna police

Khanna: While the murder of Shiv Sena leader Durga Prasad Gupta in a broad daylight on Saturday put a serious question on the functioning of Khanna police, open firing in air in Gupta’s honour by Shiv Sainiks during his cremation here on Monday further highlighted the police inefficiency. A heavy police force that had been deployed to prevent any untoward incident

‘Captain Amarinder insulting NRIs by praising himself’

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday said Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh was insulting the intelligence of NRIs by giving himself good governance certificates even though he had presided over a government more known for its scams than anything else. “Let me refresh your memory in case you have forgotten the scams

Bittu flays Swamy for calling Jarnail Singh Bindranwala a preacher

Ludhiana: Lashing out at Bhartiya Janata Party Leader and newly nominated Rajya Sabha member Subramanium Swamy for calling Jarnail Singh Bindranwala a preacher, who promoted Sikhism and motivated youth to stay away from drugs, Member of Parliament Ravneet Singh Bittu said that those from outside the state should desist from misguiding the innocent people of

Harsimrat wants Op Blue Star files be made public 

Deon (Bathinda): Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday reiterated her claim of Congress being responsible for 1984 anti-Sikh riots and demanded that the files related to attack on Sri Darbar Sahib during the Op Blue Star should be made public so that the truth is brought before people. Speaking to

Pargat opposes Salman Khan’s name as Goodwill Ambassador

Jalandhar: Supporting international wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, SAD leader and former Indian Hockey team skipper Pargat Singh on Sunday opposed the move of nominating Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as the ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ of India in the Rio Olympics 2016. Yogeshwar Dutt, the 2012 London Olympics bronze medalist was opposing Salman’s name as the Goodwill Ambassador on

Hindu leader arrested for murder of Sikh politician

Peshawar: A district-level Hindu leader of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was arrested on Sunday in connection with the killing of a prominent Sikh politician in the country’s restive northwest region, a day after Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Baldev Kumar, a Swat district councilor and minority leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was arrested