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Woman IAS officer Channi

Woman IAS officer has exonerated me: Channi

Technical Education Minister, Charanjit Singh Channi, who is in soup for sending ‘objectionable’ messages to a woman IAS officer, on Tuesday said that the officer concerned had forgiven him for his deed. “It was a message which I received on WhatsApp and unknowingly I forwarded the same to the IAS officer, which she objected to. I was not aware of the matter, till the Chief Minister asked

Stubble burning: Punjab CM meets PM to press for compensation

Stubble burning: Punjab CM meets PM to press for compensation

Stubble burning: Punjab CM meets PM to press for compensation. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press for compensation to farmers in lieu of stubble burning. Captain Amarinder apprised Prime Minister Modi that the problem of stubble burning could get aggravated and needed to be urgently addressed. The

Punjab Cabinet approves increase in stamp duty rates

Punjab cabinet approves hike in stamp duty rates to mobilise resources

Punjab cabinet approves hike in stamp duty rates to mobilise resources. In a move to mobilise additional resources for the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved an Ordinance to amend Schedule 1-A of Indian Stamp Act, 1899, to enable increase in the stamp duty rates. Stamp duty rates for 17 items stand to double

Debt waiver scheme: 1.5 lacs farmers have double bank accounts

Narinder Jagga Debt waiver scheme: 1.5 lacs farmers have double bank accounts. More than 1.5 lacs indebted farmers have double bank accounts in Cooperative as well as commercial banks, simultaneously. Such facts have been appeared after the compiling of data of farmers, who are to be taken under the debt waiving scheme for next phase.

UP Yogi luxurious cruise varanasi

Uttar Pradesh: Yogi inaugurates luxurious cruise in Varanasi

In a bid to boost tourism in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday inaugurated Alaknanda, a luxury tourist cruise at Khidkiya Ghat here, during his two-day visit to the town. The ride on this cruise will cost around Rs 750 per person, excluding the Goods and Service Tax. The double-storeyed cruise will give the

Punjab: 42 people rescued from rehabilitation centre

Punjab: 42 people rescued from rehabilitation centre

Punjab: 42 people rescued from rehabilitation centre. The Punjab Police on Thursday rescued 42 people – suffering from drug addiction – from Disha Rehabilitation Centre in Ludhiana after receiving complaints that they were apparently being ill-treated at the institution. The rehabilitation centre is unregistered. Soon after the rescue, the patients were brought to the civil hospital in the city.“The

Punjab CM's morphed video goes viral, case lodged

Punjab CM calls upon Swaraj for access to Pak gurudwara

Punjab CM calls upon Swaraj for access to Pak gurudwara . Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday sought the intervention of External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj to enable Indian devotees to visit the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartapur on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.In a letter, Singh called upon the EAM to hold discussions with her Pakistani counterpart to get a special corridor for

Fingers pointed at women will be chopped off: Haryana CM

Fingers pointed at women will be chopped off: Haryana CM

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that if anyone dares to point fingers at women, their fingers will be chopped off. Khattar further said that people accused of rape and molestation in Haryana will not be allowed to avail benefits from state schemes. “Hamare yaha ek bhi behen beti ki taraf agar koi ungli

Capt. Amarinder Singh announces free treatment for poor drug addicts

Capt. Amarinder Singh announces free treatment for poor drug addicts. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced free treatment for poor drug addicts at all state-run de-addiction centres.Following a meeting with civil surgeons, medical superintendents and principals of the government medical colleges, the Chief Minister ordered the police not to harass addicts or their

Punjab police issues look-out notice for former SSP

Punjab police issues look-out notice for former SSP. In view of media reports that former Senior Superintendent of Police Raj Jit Singh is likely to flee the country, the Vigilance Bureau of Punjab Police issued a look-out for him. Singh is required for questioning in connection with an FIR that claimed some alleged drug smugglers

Punjab CM orders mandatory dope test of all govt. employees

Punjab CM orders mandatory dope test of all govt. employees

Punjab CM orders mandatory dope test of all govt. employees. Further tightening the noose around drug abuse, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered a mandatory dope test of all government employees, including police personnel, from the time of their recruitment through every stage of their service. Singh has directed the chief secretary to

Centre's MSP hike doesn't address core concerns of farmers: Punjab CM

Centre’s MSP hike doesn’t address core concerns of farmers: Punjab CM

Centre’s MSP hike doesn’t address core concerns of farmers. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday dismissed the Minimum Support Hike (MSP) hike announced by the Centre “as nothing more than a cosmetic measure,” which does not address the core concerns of the farming community. In a statement, Singh said the increase did not

Former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav vacates official residence

Akhilesh Yadav vacates official residence: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday vacated his official residence, in lieu of the Supreme Court’s order on the matter. Akhilesh will now reside in the Ansal API township situated in Sultanpur road along the Shaheed Path. The two-storeyed villa, which will also be used for official

Yeddyurappa resigns as Karnataka CM before trust vote

Yeddyurappa resigns as Karnataka CM before trust vote. Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before facing a crucial trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly with numbers stacked against the BJP in the newly elected House. The resignation came two days after he took oath as the 15th Chief Minister of the state.

Yeddyurappa sworn-in as Karnataka’s 23rd CM

B.S. Yeddyurappa sworn-in as Karnataka’s 23rd CM . The Bharatiya Janata Party’s B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday for the third time will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka at the Raj Bhavan. Yeddyurappa will take oath as the 23rd chief minister of Karnataka after the Supreme Court early today morning decided not to put

PM Modi surgical strike congress soldiers

PM Modi rakes up surgical strike, says ‘Cong disrespected soldiers’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, lashed out at the Congress for disrespecting the sacrifices of the country’s soldiers and questioning them during the surgical strikes against Pakistan.  Addressing an election rally in Kalabugari district of poll-bound Karnataka, the Prime Minister said “Congress has no respect for the sacrifices of our soldiers. When our soldiers

Phagwara Mayor Arun Khosla claims threat to life

Phagwara Mayor Arun Khosla said today he has received death threats on social media for stating that the authority to rename the city’s Gol Chowk was with the municipal corporation, not the chief minister. Khosla, a BJP leader, told reporters that he received threatening messages on social media, including on Facebook. He said he has

Giaspura cylinder blast: Toll mounts to three, CM orders inquiry

Giaspura cylinder blast: Toll mounts to three, CM orders inquiry. The toll in the gas cylinder explosion in Giaspura locality here went up to three after two more persons succumbed to their injuries, the police said today. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered an inquiry into the incident. The gas cylinder exploded in Samrat Colony

Kathua case: JK CM lauds people for dismissing communal forces

Kathua case: JK CM lauds people for dismissing communal forces. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today lauded the people of Jammu for dismissing communal forces and their unwavering support for justice to an eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Kathua. “I commend the manner in which the people of Jammu dismissed communal forces and

UP CM probe Khora liquor death

Uttar Pradesh CM orders probe into Khora’s spurious liquor deaths

 Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath has ordered an inquiry into incident where consumption of spurious liquor claimed three lives. At least three people died and two are under treatment after they allegedly consumed spurious liquor in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad. The incident that took place in the Khora area of Ghaziabad came to light on Tuesday morning. Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government had passed a