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SC holds Sidhu guilty in road rage case, spares him jail term

SC holds Sidhu guilty in road rage case, spares him jail term. The Supreme Court today convicted Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for voluntarily causing hurt to a 65-year-old man but spared him a jail term in the 1988 road rage case. A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul said Sidhu

1988 road rage case: SC to give verdict in Sidhu's case today

1988 road rage case: SC to give verdict in Sidhu’s case today

1988 road rage case:  The Supreme Court will announce its verdict in cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s road rage case, on Tuesday. Last month Sidhu’s advocate argued in the court that it was not his client’s fault behind the death of the victim in a road rage case. After the Punjab government sought his conviction in

CM seeks industry's contribution to Social Security Fund

CM seeks industry’s contribution to Social Security Fund

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has exhorted the industry to partner with the state government in implementing its social welfare agenda by contributing a part of their CSR budget to the recently launched Social Security Fund (SSF). He was interacting informally with some of the state’s leading industrialists here on Saturday evening to

Punjab govt signs MoU with UK for setting up bio-gas, CNG plants

Punjab govt signs MoU with UK for setting up bio-gas, CNG plants

CHANDIGARH: Punjab government on Friday signed a pact with the UK for setting up of bio-gas and bio-CNG plants in the state. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and Andrew Ayre, deputy high commissioner, British High Commission, as part of the state’s efforts to

Cabinet sub-committee on sand mining to prepare its own report except Sidhu

Cabinet sub-committee on sand mining to prepare its own report except Sidhu

Cabinet sub-committee on sand mining to prepare its own report except Sidhu Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The controversy seems to be increasing on the issue of sand mining sub-committee’s Report,. Sources in the Government told that three members out of four have decided to prepare their own report on sand-mining. A Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa told

My appointment is part of agreement with Rahul, Priyanka: Navjot to sulking MLAs

My appointment is part of agreement with Rahul, Priyanka: Navjot to sulking MLAs

Chandigarh – Newly appointed director chairperson of Punjab Warehousing Corporation Navjot Kaur Sidhu has revealed that her elevation was a part of Sidhu couple’s agreement with AICC president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadhera for joining the Congress party. “I and my husband had joined the Congress party only after being persuaded by Rahul Gandhi

Captain appoints Sidhu's wife as Warehousing Corp chairperson

Captain appoints Sidhu’s wife as Warehousing Corp chairperson

Chandigarh – At a time when the Congress MLAs in Punjab are tendering their resignations from party positions as their claims for ministerial berths have been rejected with impunity, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday appointed Local Bodies’ Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu as director-chairperson of Punjab Warehousing Corporation.The Chief Minister handed over the appointment

Now race for portfolios begin among the 'old' and 'new' minister

Now race for portfolios begin among the ‘old’ and ‘new’ minister

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): After the declaration of Punjab Cabinet expansion, now race has been started to get good portfolio as the reshuffle is likely to take place after the oath taking ceremony, which is scheduled for tomorrow, on Saturday evening in Chandigarh. In the expansion, CM Captain Amrinder Singh has emerged a strong man as his eight members have

SC reserves verdict on Navjot Singh Sidhu's plea in 1988 road rage case

SC reserves verdict on Navjot Singh Sidhu’s plea in 1988 road rage case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgment on the appeal filed by cricketer turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu challenging the Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict convicting and sentencing him to three years in jail in a 1988 road rage case.A bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul reserved the verdict

Navjot Sidhu court case likely to disturb the move of Cabinet expansion

Navjot Sidhu court case likely to disturb the move of Cabinet expansion

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Road rage case of Minister Navjot Sidhu may disturb the Punjab Cabinet expansion move. The Apex Court has reserved its verdict convicting and sentencing him to three year jail in road rage case, till 24 April. Sources told that meeting regarding the Cabinet expansion is likely to hold between Rahul Gandhi, Captain Amrinder Singh

SAD seeks dismissal of Sidhu from Cabinet

SAD seeks dismissal of Sidhu from Punjab Cabinet

Chandigarh – The SAD on Friday demanded the immediate dismissal of Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from the Punjab Council of Ministers following the state government’s endorsement of his conviction in a murder case. Accusing the Congress government of playing a fixed match with Sidhu, the SAD demanded that the government must stop shielding the

1988 road rage case: Punjab govt's hypocrisy exposed, says Harsimrat

1988 road rage case: Punjab govt’s hypocrisy exposed, says Harsimrat

1988 road rage case: Punjab govt’s hypocrisy exposed, says Harsimrat. Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur said on Friday that Punjab government’s hypocrisy has been exposed in regard to 1988 road rage case, wherein Punjab Congress leader and minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is prime accused. Family of the victim has appealed to the Supreme Court that earlier

Road rage case: Punjab favours HC verdict convicting Navjot Sidhu

Road rage case: Punjab favours HC verdict convicting Navjot Sidhu

NEW DELHI: Amarinder Singh led Punjab government on Thursday favoured the Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict convicting and awarding a three-year jail term to its minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in a 1988 road rage case. The cricketer-turned politician, who deserted the BJP and joined the Congress days before the Punjab assembly election last year, holds the

Congress deliberately fielding junior counsel for Sidhu: SAD

Congress deliberately fielding junior counsel for Sidhu: SAD

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday asserted the Congress government had deliberately fielded a junior advocate to contest the state’s case against Local Bodies Minister Navjot Sidhu to subvert the cause of justice and help Sidhu walk free in a homicide case. In a statement here, former minister Bikram Singh Majithia said the Congress government’s

US state Oregon declares April as Vaisakhi month

US state Oregon declares April as Vaisakhi month

US state Oregon declares April as Vaisakhi month WASHINGTON: The US state of Oregon on Wednesday declared April as the ‘Sikh American Community’s Celebration of Vaisakhi month’ in recognition of the contributions of the minority community. Vaisakhi, celebrated on April 14, is commemorated by million of Sikhs annually. Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a proclamation

SAD demands immediate dismissal of Navjot Sidhu

SAD demands immediate dismissal of Navjot Sidhu

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday demanded the immediate dismissal of Local Bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from the Punjab Cabinet after emergence of new evidence in which he has openly admitted to beating a man to death in 1988. In a statement here, former minister and SAD spokesman Maheshinder Singh Grewal

Sidhu admitted guilt in TV interview, claim road rage victim's family

Sidhu admitted guilt in TV interview, claim road rage victim’s family

NEW DELHI: An interview given to a TV channel eight years ago appears to be creating fresh troublefor minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. In a new twist in 1988 road rage case against Sidhu, the legal heirs of the complainant in the case have filed a fresh plea in the Supreme Court accusing the cricketer-turned-politician of

Mosul death: Navjot Sidhu announces ex-gratia for kin of victims

Mosul death: Navjot Sidhu announces ex-gratia for kin of victims. Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday announced ex-gratia of Rs five lakh for the next kin of the 27 Indians belonging from Punjab, who was killed in Iraq’s Mosul.Apart from this, he assured job for a person from the family of victims and said

Sidhu forms Cultural Commission, Chief Minister office unaware

Sidhu forms Cultural Commission, Chief Minister office unaware

Chandigarh – Like the Censor Board, the Punjab government on Saturday announced the setting up Punjab Cultural Commission, which will decide about the future of the Punjabi song, either it is fit or not according to Punjabi culture. The Commission will have power to register FIR against anyone, who will violate the rules, set up

Navjot Singh Sidhu’s bank accounts seized for nonpayment of taxes

Navjot Singh Sidhu’s bank accounts seized for nonpayment of taxes. The Income Tax (IT) department on Thursday seized two bank accounts of Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for non-payment of taxes. While the former cricketer’s tax dues stand at Rs 52 lakh, payments to be made were towards dress expenses (Rs. 28,38,405), tour and traveling

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