Apr 18

Take responsibility for Financial mess in State, says Channi

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress Legislature Party (CLP) chief Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday called upon the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to own up responsibility for leading the state towards bankruptcy and resign as has been proved from the candid confession of the Food and Supplies Minister Adaish Partap Singh Kairon that even the cash credit limit

Chief Minister allots `3.70 crore for new roads in Mohali

Chandigarh: Reiterating the firm commitment of state government to give further fillip to overall development of the state, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday sanctioned a sum of Rs 3.70 crore for the construction of new roads in Mohali. Presiding over a meeting to review the development works of Mohali with Lok Sabha MP

Sukhdev Sirsa elected as President of Punjabi Sahit Academy

Ludhiana: Sukhdev Singh Sirsa was again elected as president of Punjabi Sahit Academy, one of the prominent institution of Punjab on Sunday.  In a clean sweep, Sirsa got 559 votes while his opponent Kashmiri Lal Chawla got only 104 votes. As many as six votes were canceled. It is for the second time that Sukhdev Singh

DC takes stock of wheat procurement

Nawanshahr: Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujwal on Saturday visited Nawanshahr and Banga grain markets to take stock of the ongoing wheat procurement process in the district. An official release later said that the DC informed that out of a total of 24924 MT of wheat that had arrived in the district mandis, 20438 had been purchased

Involvement of relatives not ruled out, says SSP

Kapurthala: Kapurthala Police, during the last twenty hours have rounded up some near and dear ones of Jaskirat Singh, alias, Jassi to trace his kidnappers and murderers and on Saturday, some police sources pointed out the involvement of one of them and a few of them have a criminal backround . During the first day

Kirpal Singh’s family to get relief from govt

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has promised to extend all help and relief to Kirpal Singh’s family that had been given to another Indian Sarabjit Singh, who died in most tragic circumstances in Pakistan jail. Kirpal Singh, an ex-serviceman, had been lodged in Lahore jail since 1992 where he died on April 12. Disclosing this here,

Priest arrested for misbehaving with women

Phagwara: A priest has been arrested on the charge of misbehaving with female members of a ‘bhajan mandali’ (group of religious singers), hurting their religious sentiments and criminal intimidation, police said on Saturday. Following a complaint by a 65-year-old member of the religious singers’ group, Dinesh Sharma of Hadiabad sub-town, was arrested yesterday, Assistant Sub-Inspector

Skill centre inaugurated

Mansa: Union Minister Najma Heptulla on Saturday said under the Make In India and Stand Up projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the youngsters are imparted skills and given loans so that they can expand the newly acquired skills into commercial ventures and make a living out of it. Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma

Shiromani Akali Dal Longowal Merges into Congress Party

Delhi: The Shiromani Akali Dal Longowal headed by Surjit Singh Barnala’s wife merges into Congress party with a formal announcement made by Congress during a Press Conference in Delhi.SAD (Longowal) president Surjit Kaur Barnala, her son and outfit general secretary Gaganjit Singh Barnala and Gaganjit’s son Simar Partap Barnala met Congress President Sonia Gandhi at

NY mayor lauds Sikhs resilience against hate crimes

New York: Against the backdrop of growing incidents of hate crime against the Sikhs here, a New York City Mayor has lauded the community’s resilience in overcoming challenges of discrimination and making the US ‘vibrant’. “I have admired all of the South Asian communities in the city for the crucial role in making New York

25 acres standing wheat crop gutted in Ferozepur

Ferozpur: Standing wheat crop, spread over 25 acres of land, was gutted in fire in Gillan Wala village near Ferozepur on Saturday. According to Kulwinder Singh and Aman, about 25 acres of standing wheat crop was totally damaged due to fire breakout in the fields. Immediately on noticing of fire, the residents of the village

BJP challenges Rahul to project himself as Punjab CM candidate

Chandigarh: BJP National Secretary Tarun Chugh on Saturday challenged Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to project himself as the chief ministerial candidate in Punjab Assembly polls and test his political strength and popularity. He claimed that the “bubble of artificial charisma” of Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh has burst much before the Punjab elections, slated

Traders to get smart cards on April 19

Ludhiana: As many as 30,000 smart cards will be issued to the traders of Ludhiana district under Bhagat Puran Singh Health Insurance Scheme, for which the registration process is on in full swing. The distribution of these smart cards would be done by Deputy Chief Minsiter Sukhbir Singh Badal at Mullanpur Dakha on April 19.

Heat wave to prevail in isolated places in Punjab

New Delhi: Northwest India is likely to get some respite from the torrid heat over the next two-three days due to a fresh western disturbance but mercury will continue to soar in central India and other parts of the country. India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Laxman Singh Rathore said the fresh western disturbance is

24 year girl Kidnapped by relatives

Ludhiana: A 24 year old girl was allegedly kidnapped by her relatives in Sports utility Vehicle (SUV) in Koomkalan area. The Police have registered case in this context. The victim was kidnapped from shrine. The complainant in the case, Paramjit Kaur head of Shrine stated to Police that 24 years old Ramanpreet Kaur has come

Ahead of Monsoon season, MC starts cleaning of Buddha nullah

Ludhiana: Ahead of monsoon season, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has started cleaning Buddah Nullah crossing from the areas of Jail road, near Gurudwara Gaughat, near Chand Cinema railway line and backside pulley (Ram Sharman). Areas are divided into four parts where four drag lines machines were deployed for cleaning. Municipal Corporation Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said

Bhagat Puran Singh Health Insurance Scheme: Deputy CM to distribute smart cards to traders on April 19

Ludhiana: More than 30,000 smart cards would be issued to the traders of Ludhiana district under Bhagat Puran Singh Health Insurance Scheme, for which the registration process is going on in full swing. The distribution of these smart cards would be done by Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal at Mullanpur Dakha on April 19. While

AAP to announce CM candidate before elections: Chottepur

Jalandhar: Aam Admi Party (AAP) state convener Sucha Singh Chottepur on Saturday said that the party would contest the assembly elections 2017 with the official announcement of its Chief Ministerial candidate before the polls. Chottepur also said that the CM candidate would be a Punjabi face from amongst the party rank and file, who would be

Rahul to discuss poll strategy with Congress leaders today

Chandigarh: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will meet party workers and leaders in Punjab on Saturday and will discuss issues related to Assembly polls next year and the party’s preparedness.The meeting, organised by poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s organisation Indian Political Action Committee, assumes significance as the state Congress, which faced ‘factionalism’, wants to “put up a

Skill development programme setto be launched

Chandigarh: The Centre’s skill development programme for members of Sikh and Muslim communities will be launched in Punjab on Saturday. Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla will launch the scheme simultaneously for six centres in as many villages through video conferencing from Girls’ College in Mansa town. Heron Kalan, Kulrian, Ablu, Warring Khera, Nag Kalan and