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Cong seeks amendments in paver block policy for city

Chandigarh: Another session of heated arguments was witnessed during MC house meet here on Wednesday when senior Congress leader Subhash Chawal was at logger head with Mayor over the agenda point number eight of providing paver blocks in Milk Colony Dhanas. Chawla contested that if the agenda is out of policy then another agenda passed in

Amarinder will take a call on Sidhu’s entry into Cong

New Delhi: As former BJP MP Navjot SinghSidhu’s induction into AAP looked uncertain, Congress today said the party’s Punjab unit chief Amarinder Singh will take a call on the matter of the cricketer-turned-politician’s entry into the party. “As regards such issues, we have authorised Amarinder Singh to deal with,” AICC chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala said

Cong, AAP suffer from ‘anti-Punjab syndrome’: Badal

Phullu Khera (Muktsar) : Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today slammed Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying they are empty vessels suffering from “anti-Punjab” syndrome and were “unsympathetic” to the interests of people of the state. The Chief Minister said leadership of the two parties were raising hollow slogans and making false promises with the

Cong considers ‘road patchwork’ an achievement

Fatehgarh Sahib: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said Congress only considers ‘patchwork on roads’ as its greatest achievement whereas the SAD-BJP government has done wonders in all the sectors. Sukhbir, who was on Tuesday in Amloh to hold a two-day Sangat Darshan programme after announcing Gurpreet

Goa fight is between AAP & BJP, Cong has no chance: Kejriwal

Panaji: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal today asserted that the real fight in the upcoming Goa Assembly polls would be between AAP and the ruling BJP, claiming Congress would not be able to win even a single seat in the 40-member House. He alleged that BJP wants to win Goa just “to

Cong leader opens front against Avtar Henry

Former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) secretary Anil Dutta on Thursday opened front against former cabinet minister and senior Congress leader Avtar Singh Henry and demanded a Hindu face instead. Dutta, who had himself applied for ticket from Jalandhar north constituency seat said that Henry was unfit for the Jalandhar north constituency and a Hindu

Cong declares war on drugs, SAD

Punjab Congress leaders on Thursday declared a war on drugs and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and unanimously resolved to throw out the SAD-BJP government in the state as it had damaged and devastated Punjab beyond redemption. The sentiment was summed up best by the PCC president Capt Amarinder, saying, “I want to see the sparkling

PM should start dialogue to ensure peace in Kashmir: Cong

New Delhi: Making a strong pitch for dialogue to contain the ongoing violence in Kashmir, Congress today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should ensure that the situation in the Valley is brought under control before “talking about other things” like Balochistan. The Prime Minister is talking about something else when “the house is on fire”,

‘Cong MLA Sidhu misleading voters of Mohali’

District president of Shiromani Akali Dal (Urban) and MC of ward no.18 Parmjit Singh Kahlon blamed on MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu for misleading the people of Mohali over the issue of development works completed by coalition by Azaad group and Congress party. Kahlon while talking to Daily Post said that Congress MLA Sidhu giving false

Vote for Cong, end Badals’ rule: Manpreet Badal

Ferozepur: Giving a clarion call to the people of Punjab, Manpreet Badal on Friday asked the people to vote for Congress in the 2017 assembly polls to put an end to the dynasty rule of Badals so that a new era could emerge. Manpreet, adviser for Congress election manifesto, while speaking at the massive gathering

Cong will win two-third majority in Punjab polls: Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh today claimed Congress will get two-third majority in 2017 assembly polls as the party was getting “overwhelming” response from people across the state.”The level of involvement by the workers in our programmes leaves hardly any doubt that the party is headed for a landslide victory”, Amarinder claimed, expressing confidence


Punjab Diary: Religious controversies of AAP, united SAD, Cong

It was a niggling week for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab for landing in one controversy after another. At first, the party MLA from Delhi’s Mehrauli constituency Naresh Yadav got booked in the Quran Sharif sacrilege episode, which took place in Malerkotla after the prime accused in the case, Vijay Kumar, named him.

DyCM compares Cong, AAP with East India Company

Ajitwal (Moga): Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday compared the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress with the East India Company, with an accusation that the two parties could go to any extent for robbing Punjab of its prosperity. He cautioned the people of Punjab of the “destructive agenda” of the two “power

Cong targets Modi over NSG issue

New Delhi: Terming the developments at theNSG meet in Seoul as an “embarrassment” to India, Congress today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to realise that diplomacy needs “depth and seriousness and not public tamasha”. “We do not know why India showed its desperation and allowed the country to be equated with Pakistan on the

NC, Cong protest in J-K Assembly over price rise

Srinagar: Opposition National Conference andCongress legislators today protested in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly over the issue of price rise and staged a walkout. As soon as the House met this morning, Congress MLAs raised the issue of rise in prices of essential commodities in the state and were joined by the NC legislators

‘Cong will decide on RS poll strategy shortly’

Chandigarh: Haryana Congress Chief Ashok Tanwar said the party will soon take a decision on whether to vote or abstain in the June 11 polls for two Rajya Sabha seats from the state as Congress has not fielded any candidate and two Independent candidates are in fray for the second seat. INLD-supported lawyer RK Anand

Refrain from defaming state, Harsimrat warns AAP, Cong

Bathinda: Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday cautioned the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to refrain from defaming Punjab in the name of drug abuse. She said that whosoever will try to tarnish the image of state on issue of drugs, without any evidence, would face strict action and would be brought

Cong releases jumbo list of office-bearers in Punjab

Chandigarh: With elections in Punjab just months away, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Saturday announced a jumbo list of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) consisting of 36 vice presidents, 95 general secretaries and a 68-member executive committee. Besides, six spokesmen, 28 DCC presidents, 35 permanent invitees, 24 special invitees are also on aboard