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No proposal from Centre on atomic energy units: Punjab CM

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he was yet to receive any proposal from the Central government for establishment of atomic energy units at the Bathinda and Ropar power plants.At the same time, the Chief Minister said he had never had any problems working with the Centre. Cordial relations between the Central and state

If Sidhu doesn’t want to work, there’s nothing I can do: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said if his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing that he could do about it.The minister should have accepted his new portfolio instead of shunning work in the middle of the crucial paddy season, said the Chief Minister, reiterating

Pakistan agrees for visa-free year-long travel to Kartarpur Sahib

Pakistan on Sunday agreed in-principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel for Indian passport holders and OCI card holders to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara. Everyday, 5,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the Gurdwara on foot, both as individuals or in groups, Home Ministry’s Joint Secretary (Internal Security) S.C.L. Das told reporters here after the second

Punjab CM’s wife Parneet Kaur faints at cleanup drive

Patiala MP and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s wife, Parneet Kaur, fainted at a plastic cleanup campaign in her constituency on Saturday, officials said. Kaur, 75, collapsed as she arrived at the event to flag off the Swachhta Shramdan drive to clean up plastic.She got her blood pressure checked and that was fine, a doctor

India to take up with Pakistan pro-Khalistan leader’s presence on Kartarpur panel

India is going “with high expectations” for the Kartarpur corridor meeting on Sunday and is expected to raise with the Pakistani side several issues, including the presence of pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla on a panel associated with the project. The first round of talks was held on March 14 on the Indian side of

Punjab, Haryana CMs agree on Inter-State meeting on drugs

Chandigarh July 12 The Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana met here on Friday to discuss greater coordination in the battle against drugs, and agreed to hold an inter-state meeting of all the northern states on July 25.The meeting will be hosted by Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said after meeting his Haryana counterpart

Extradite Sikhs for Justice legal adviser: Punjab Minister

A day after India declared US-based pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) an unlawful association for supporting militancy and secessionism in Punjab, a state Minister on Thursday demanded the extradition of its legal adviser Gurpatwant Singh Pannun from the US.Pannun is wanted in several first information reports (FIRs) registered in the state and he must

MBD Group celebrates 9th Founder’s Day

Founder’s Day is the most awaited annual celebration for every member of MBD family. This year it marks the 74th birth anniversary of our Founder, Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra–an exemplar for business and society. Every year on 10 July MBDians renew their pledge to pursue his vision and values. The theme of MBD Group’s 9th

Mystery of Punjab vanishing players in foreign shores

It’s a game of sportspersons from Punjab being sent abroad illegally for economic reasons by dubious sports bodies.These sports federations are, in fact, selling dollar dreams to Punjabis, say experts. Police officials admit it is a multi-million-dollar ingenious migration racket being run as there is no mechanism to keep a close tab on the modus

Gurinder Singh Khalsa, who won a turban battle in America,won the award

In the US, the award for a turban warring film written by Gurinder Singh Khalsa, and a short film made by Punjabi Sikh Gurinder Singh, who fought the turban battle in the US, got the honor. It is worth mentioning that the story of this movie is based on the incident when in May 2007

Amarinder congratulates Punjab-born Dave Chauhan for new job

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday congratulated state born Canadian Police Superintendent Dave Chauhan on his appointment as chief of Canada’s largest homicide investigation team. “A great feat which has made all of us here in Punjab proud. The contributions of Punjabis the world over are indeed exemplary,” Amarinder Singh tweeted. Chauhan will head

In all-time high, over 500 kg heroin seized at Attari

In the biggest seizure of narcotics being smuggled from Pakistan in recent years, the Customs seized over 500 kg heroin, valued at around Rs 2,700 crore, concealed in a consignment of salt, officials said on Sunday. The seizure of 532 kg heroin at the Integrated Check Post at the Attari border, some 30 km from

Sordid tale of Punjab’s Jails

Are jails in Punjab dens of gangsters? With two incidents last week — clashes in the Central Jail Ludhiana and the killing of a prime suspect in the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in a high-security jail of Nabha town — it would appear things are not normal. The 2016 Nabha jailbreak in which gangsters

Punjab CM demands early clearance of ring roads in cities

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Minister to clear the ring road projects in the state’s major cities.He also sought early release of the third instalment of the Rs 3.72 crore grant for the Mohali Hitech Metal Cluster and implementation of SFURTI in Hoshiarpur, an

10 jail inmates injured in clash in Punjab

At least 10 inmates of a jail in Punjab’s Ludhiana city sustained injuries on Thursday in a clash between two groups, police said. Security has been heightened in the Central Jail after the clash, a police officer told, further adding the cause of provocation is yet to be ascertained. The incident in the jail occurred

Woman driver attacks man with iron rod in Chandigarh

A 25-year-old woman driver who attacked a man with an iron rod in a road rage incident here has been arrested, police said on Wednesday. The incident on Tuesday led to traffic snarls and her crime video went viral on social media. Sheetal Sharma, a resident of Mohali, was driving a Maruti SX4 and was

China’s Fushida Group to ally with Hero Cycles in Punjab

China’s Fushida Group, world’s largest and most integrated bicycle manufacturer, on Wednesday announced to collaborate with Hero Cycles in the latter’s Rs 210 crore cycle manufacturing project in Ludhiana’s hi-tech cycle valley. The Chinese Group will collaborate with Hero Cycles in Punjab for manufacturing premium bicycles and electric bikes.This was conveyed by Fushida Chairman Jian

Punjab CM lambasts Canada for support to Khalistan

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday lambasted Canada for its “overt and covert” support to the Khalistan movement, warning that its failure to check anti-India activities being carried out from its soil would be detrimental to its own security. Citing findings of the John Major Commission into the 1985 Kanishka bombing as a clear

Dera adamant not to cremate murdered accused in Punjab

Dera Sacha Sauda sect followers remained adamant on Monday that they will not cremate their member Mohinder Pal Bittu, the murdered prime suspect in a case relating to the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab Bargari in 2015, until the sacrilege cases were dropped against him and other sect followers. Bittu was beaten to

Congress minister favours promoting yoga in Punjab

The Congress government in Punjab did not celebrate International Yoga Day on Friday, but it’s minister advocated promoting yoga as “it is the easiest way for one to get rid of mental and physical health problems”.”It is quite disheartening to see that everyone in the modern world is in tension and anxiety and the easiest