May 01

Kandi area’s biggest hospital ruined at Akali MLA’s behest: Nimisha Mehta

Garhshankar: Condemning the SAD-BJP government over shifting of hospital staff from government hospital situated at village batthal, Punjab Congress spokesperson Nimisha Mehta on Sunday cornered Akali MLA Surinder Singh Bhullewal Ratthan for bringing the hospital to close. Mehta visited the local hospital along with the area people and maintained that the lone government hospital in

Aman Skoda booked in another case of cheating

Bathinda: In a period of less than a week, infamous swindler Amandeep Kamboj (Aman Skoda) of Punnawala village in Fazilka district has been booked in a yet another case of duping in the name of his ‘high-connections’ with Punjab Police officials. In the latest case, Chamkaur Singh of Khosa Dal Singh Wala village at Mallanwala

Pargat Singh’s polite ‘no’ to CPS post leaves SAD red-faced

Chandigarh: In what comes as a big embarrasment to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the party’s Jalandhar Cantonment MLA and former Indian hockey captain Pargat Singh has refused to take oath as Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS), scheduled to be administered by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh on Thursday. A close associate of

The softer side of policing: Punjab DGP awards constable for valuable suggestion

Jalandhar: In a rare gesture, not much heard of in Punjab Police, DGP Suresh Arora has conferred an award of Rs 5000 on constable Aruna Rani here today. Rani got the award after she gave a suggestion on the implementation of ‘shift’ system for police duty.  The DGP found the suggestion as relevant, and lo and

Badal slams Cong, AAP on SYL canal issue

Muktsar (Pb): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday alleged that the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were hatching a conspiracy to turn the state into “desert” by snatching its river waters. Addressing gatherings during ‘Sangat Darshan’ programme in various wards of Sri Muktsar Sahib assembly segment here today, the Chief Minister said

No survey on farmers suicide undertaken in the state after 2011: RTI activist

Nawanshahr: Though the Union government said in the Parliament on Tuesday that Punjab along with Maharashtra and Telangana states was topping the country in the matter of farmers’ suicides, the state government here has no credible data regarding these suicides. As per RTI activist, Parvinder Singh Kittna, no survey with regard to such cases was

4 car-borne persons rob youth, aunt of gold earrings, mobile

Samrala: Four unidentified persons in a car allegedly robbed a youth and his aunt of gold earrings and a mobile phone on gun-point on the Samrala-Bija Road in a broad daylight. One Darshan Singh, a resident of Manjali Kalan complained to the police that he was going on a motorcycle along with his aunt towards

Execution of Bhagat Singh was illegal: Imtiaz Kureshi

Ropar: The Chairman of Bhagat Singh Foundation in Pakistan Imtiaz Kureshi told that the names of the people would be made public, who gave witness against Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. He said that he is putting all efforts for the reopening of the case of Bhagat Singh’s execution in Pakistan. He also expressed that

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

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