Navjot Singh Sidhu has not drawn his salary after resignation as Minister: Govt Official
'PM anti-national, sold interest of nation', alleges Sidhu


Punjab Vidhan Sabha  Secretary Lakhanpal Mishra said that Congress leader and MLA from Amritsar East constituency,  Navjot Singh Sidhu has never asked for his salary and allowances after he resigned as Cabinet Minister in the Punjab government in July.However, concerned officials in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha said that Sidhu would now draw his salary as

“Will not implement CAB in Punjab,” declares Captain Amarinder Singh “Will not implement CAB in Punjab,” declares Captain Amarinder Singh

Terming the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) as a direct assault on India’s secular character, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said his government would not allow the legislation to be implemented in his state.Asserting his commitment to the protection of the Constitutional ethos of the country, Captain Amarinder said the Congress, which has

Minimum temperatures rise in Punjab and Haryana Minimum temperatures rise in Punjab and Haryana

The minimum temperatures, which had been hovering below normal at most places during the past few days, rose by a few notches across Punjab and Haryana on Thursday, the meteorological department said.Many parts in the two states including their common capital Chandigarh received light to moderate rain, an official of the Met department said.Amritsar, Ludhiana,

Punjab, Haryana record below normal minimum temperatures Punjab, Haryana record below normal minimum temperatures

Parts of Haryana and Punjab recorded below normal minimum temperatures on Friday with Hisar registering the coldest at 4 degrees Celsius. Hisar’s minimum temperature was five degrees below normal.Narnaul reeled at a low of 5.5 degrees Celsius while Ambala’s minimum temperature settled at 8.6 degrees Celsius. Karnal recorded a minimum temperature of 7.8 degrees Celsius.

Punjab CM seeks investment by Japanese companies Punjab CM seeks investment by Japanese companies

 Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has urged the Japanese Ambassador to India, Satoshi Suzuki, to impress upon companies in his country to set up ventures in the upcoming mega industrial parks at Rajpura and Bathinda.The Japanese envoy called on Amarinder Singh after attending the Progressive Punjab Investors’ Summit 2019 here which began on Thursday.  The

Punjab ‘misleading’ on Sutlej-Yamuna link canal issue: Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here on Thursday accused Punjab of “misleading” on the Sutlej-Yamuna link canal despite the apex court ruling in their favour. He said this during a review meeting on the canal issue.  “Even though the Supreme Court has given its decision on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal in Haryana’s favour,

Ludhiana: Two killed in firing at marriage function
Ludhiana: Two killed in firing at marriage function

Two persons were killed on Wednesday in an indiscriminate firing by an unidentified persons during a marriage function at Doraha, about 20 km here, police said. A guest identified as Balwant Singh died on the spot while his nephew Gurpreet Singh succumbed to injuries in a local hospital, they further said.Some unidentified persons engaged into

Train operations affected by farmers' protest in Punjab
Train operations affected by farmers’ protest in Punjab

The functioning of more than 25 trains under the Ferozepur division was adversely affected as several farmers’ unions squatted on railway tracks in Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Ferozepur districts on Tuesday making various demands including payment of outstanding dues of sugarcane.The protest hit the operations of 10 to 15 express trains and a dozen passenger

Free smartphones to youth from Republic Day: Punjab CM
Free smartphones to youth from Republic Day: Punjab CM

 The Congress-led Punjab government will start distributing free smartphones to the youth in the state, one of the key poll promises of the ruling party, from January 26. Mobile phones would be distributed among girl students in class 11 and 12 of government schools in Punjab who do not own a smartphone.“This 26th Jan, when

Kingpin of fake job racket arrested in Punjab's Phagwara
Kingpin of fake job racket arrested in Punjab’s Phagwara

The main accused in a fake job racket, in which 26 youths of Punjab were allegedly duped with 24 of them still stuck in Russia, was arrested here, an official said on Sunday. Based on a tip-off, police laid a trap and arrested Surinder Singh, a resident of Kotbhai village in Muktsar, Phagwara Assistant Sub

Kartarpur corridor Army chief Bajwa's brainchild will hurt India: Pak minister
Kartarpur corridor Army chief Bajwa’s brainchild will hurt India: Pak minister

The opening of the historic Kartarpur corridor was the brainchild of Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and it will hurt India for ever, a top pakistani minister claimed on Saturday, contradicted his government’s assertion that the idea behind the initiative was of Prime Minister Imran Khan.On November 9, Prime Minister Khan inaugurated the Kartarpur

Punjab CM asks Centre not to reduce firearms per license
Punjab CM asks Centre not to reduce firearms per license

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has urged the Centre not to reduce the number of firearms permissible on a licence from three to one in Punjab in view of the sensitive location and troubled history of the state. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the chief minister sought a review of the proposal of

Punjab and Haryana High Court gets six judges
Punjab and Haryana High Court gets six judges

Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha on Thursday administered the oath of office to six additional judges of the High Court, comprising a couple.They are Ashok Kumar Verma, Sant Parkash, Meenakshi I. Mehta, Karamjit Singh, Vivek Puri and Archana Puri.Among them, the Puris — Vivek and Archana — are a married

Ludhiana court discharges CM Amarinder in City Centre case

 A court here on Wednesday discharged Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and all other accused in the alleged Rs 1,140 crore Ludhiana City Centre scam. Sessions judge Gurbir Singh accepted the closure report presented by the state vigilance bureau and discharged all the 31 accused.The charges against us have been rejected, Amarinder Singh told reporters

Gobind Singh Longowal re-elected SGPC chief

 Gobind Singh Longowal on Wednesday was re-elected as president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) during its annual general house meeting here on Wednesday.He will head the apex gurdwara body for the third time in a row after being elected as its chief for the first time in November 2017. Longowal’s name was proposed

Sikh man donates 900 sq ft plot for mosque in UP
Sikh man donates 900 sq ft plot for mosque in UP

 A Sikh man has donated a piece of land for a mosque in Purkazi in Muzaffarnagar district to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. Sukhpal Singh Bedi (70), is a social activist. He handed over the documents for the 900 sq ft plot to Nagar Panchayat Chairman Zahir Farooqui.Bedi said he wanted

21-year-old Jalandhar girl killed in Canada
21-year-old Jalandhar girl killed in Canada

 A 21-year-old woman, hailing from Punjab’s Jalandhar district, was allegedly killed in Canada, her family members said on Monday.Prabhleen Kaur, who was living in Surrey in the UK, had gone to Canada three years ago on a study visa, her family in Jalandhar said.Kaur’s father Gurdial Singh said he received a call from the Canadian

Punjab: 17-yr-old youth burnt to death in Mansa

A 17-year-old youth burnt to death in Punjab’s Mansa district, police said on Sunday. Jasprit Singh was allegedly taken to a closed rice mill on Saturday night, where his legs were tied and he was set on fire by pouring some inflammable material, police said.Accused Jashan Singh, Gurjit Singh and their another accomplice had been

Punjab Police takes wanted gangster Budda into custody

The Punjab Police took wanted gangster Sukhpreet Singh Dhaliwal alias Budda into custody as he arrived at the Delhi airport in the early hours of Saturday after being deported from Armenia, an official said.Amid tight security, he was later produced before a court in Mohali, which remanded him into police custody till November 29, he

Defence Minister to inaugurate 3-day Military Literature Festival-2019

The stage is all set for the three-day Military Literature Festival-2019 with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh slated to inaugurate it on December 13 at the Lake Club here. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will preside over the closing ceremony and honour the descendants and units of Victoria Cross winners of the Burma Campaign of the