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Punjab Akal Takht SGPC

Punjab: Akal Takht Jathedar asks SGPC to relieve him

After serving the highest Sikh institution for 10 years, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Friday urged the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to relieve him from the responsibility with immediate effect. Jathedar, who is in the soup for past some time, has cited his poor health condition as the reason for taking the decision to quit the position. Notably, Daily Post had indicated the same on October

Punjab govt decides to amend industrial policy in state

Punjab govt decides to amend industrial policy in state. In a bid to boost industrial development in Punjab, the state government has decided to amend the Industrial and Business Development Policy 2017 to give investment incentive by way of Net State Goods And Services Tax (SGST) on intrastate sale, and has also given its nod

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

BADAL DHINDSA Rajya Sabha MP

BADAL meets DHINDSA: Rajya Sabha MP ‘declines’ withdrawal of resignation

TIME FOR BONHOMIE RAJAY DEEP Chandigarh Former chief minister of Punjab and chief patron of Shiromani Akali Dal Parkash Singh Badal on Friday met the party’s senior leader and Rajya Sabha member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa at his Chandigarh residence. The meeting lasted for half an hour. Badal tried to persuade him to withdraw his resignations

Kos Minars Mile Pillars Ludhiana

Lost & Neglected Glory of Ludhiana: ‘Kos Minars’ or ‘Mile Pillars’

Nidhi Bhanot Ludhiana The main heritage structures that have been neglected are ‘Kos Minars’ or ‘Mile Pillars’, were erected by the Mughal rulers on the main highways across the empire to delineate the route and mark the distance. They played a significant role in the system of governance during the Mughal period. But over years

MHA to reimburse migrant rehabilitation package amount to Punjab

MHA to reimburse migrant rehabilitation package amount to Punjab

MHA to reimburse migrant rehabilitation package amount to Punjab. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved the proposal for one-time extension of the stipulated cut-off date from November 8, 2016 to August 4, 2017 for the disbursement of Rs. 2.08 Cr by the Punjab Government to the migrant families in the State following anti

No need of alliance in Punjab: CM Captain Amarinder Singh

No need of alliance in Punjab: CM Captain Amarinder Singh

No need of alliance in Punjab: CM Captain Amarinder Singh . Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said the Congress Party does not need an alliance in the state and can win the upcoming Lok Sabha polls alone. Speaking to ANI, Amarinder said he has conveyed to the party top brass that Congress

Paris Motor Show 2018: Cars We’re Looking Forward To

Paris Motor Show 2018: Cars We’re Looking Forward To. Okay, maybe not everything you see in Paris you’ll see strolling in Punjab in a few years. But there are quite a lot of cars that make their first official appearance at Paris, and can be expected to be launched in India. Here’s our list of cars

Punjab, Himachal agree to Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi ropeway Read

Punjab, Himachal agree to Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi ropeway Read . The northern states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a ropeway project between two religious sites- Anandpur Sahib and Naina Devi. The signing, which coincided with the 111th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh,

Rape case filed against Punjab Assistant Inspector General

Rape case filed against Punjab Assistant Inspector General

Rape case filed against Punjab Assistant Inspector General. A case has been registered against Punjab Assistant Inspector General (crime) Randhir Singh Uppal for allegedly raping a law student, police said on Friday. Uppal, who is currently posted in Chandigarh, has been booked under Sections 376 (rape), 376C (sexual intercourse by person in authority), 354 (assault

Prime Minister Modi assures support to flood-hit Punjab

Punjab: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh of all support from the Centre in tackling the flood situation arising in the state due to incessant rains. Prime Minister spoke with Singh on phone and enquired about the flood situation in the state, and assured him of all possible

North states agree to uniform rate of fuel and liquor

North states agree to uniform rate of fuel and liquor

Narinder Jagga North states agree to uniform rate of fuel and liquor. The five states of North region Punjab, Haryana, UP, Himachal , Delhi and UT Chandigarh have agreed to bring the similarity on rates of VAT on Petrol, diesel , liquor and other items. It was decided to constitute a committee of officers of

Phoolka reiterates to resign on September 17, Party endorses it

Narinder Jagga Phoolka reiterates to resign on September 17, Party endorses it. Aam Aadmi Party is ready to play Sikh religious card in the Punjab. MLA and former leader of Opposition HS Phoolka has reiterated to resign on September 16 before the Sri Harimandir Sahib and later before the Speaker of Assembly on September 17.

Punjab: For quality improvement in education, Officers to learn lesson

Punjab: For quality improvement in education, Officers to learn lesson

Narinder Jagga Punjab: For quality improvement in education, Officers to learn lesson.To update classes, the Block Primary Education Officers (BPEO) will now attend the training classes, starting from September 4. The step has been taken for quality education in primary classes. In the training cum workshop, they will be taught, how to change circumstances of

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

For water issue, a delegation to proceed to Pakistan from Atari-Wagha on August 28

For water issue, a delegation to proceed to Pakistan from Atari-Wagha on August 28

Narinder Jagga Water issue: Process is likely to be initiated to end the water scarcity in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, J & K and Himachal in the meeting of Permanent Indus Commission (PIC), which is scheduled for August 28 to 31 in Lahore (Pakistan). A nine member’s delegation, led by PK Sexsena, Commissioner from Ministry of External

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

Punjab Cabinet approves life imprisonment for sacrilege of religious text

Punjab Cabinet approves life imprisonment for sacrilege of religious text

Punjab Cabinet approves life imprisonment for sacrilege of religious text. Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday decided to bring an amendment to Indian Penal Code (IPC) to make sacrilege of all religious text punishable with life imprisonment. Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh took to Twitter to inform about the cabinet decision, “The Cabinet  decided on amendments to IPC to make

Punjab Roadways Transport to destroy its 295 salvage buses

Punjab Roadways Transport to destroy its 295 salvage buses. Punjab Roadways Transport is going to give new look to erase old proverbs ‘roadways di lari, na koyee sheesha na koyee bari ‘(Roadways bus, having no glass, no gates). It is going to destroy its 299 salvage buses in the first phase, which have crossed their

Jalandhar: Seven people questioned in Kerala Orthodox church case

Jalandhar: Seven people questioned in Kerala Orthodox church case

Jalandhar: Seven people questioned in Kerala Orthodox church case. Seven people were questioned in Punjab’s Jalandhar city in connection with the Kerala church sex scandal case. Kottayam’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), K Subhash said, “More people will be questioned regarding the case. We will also go to Amritsar for investigation purposes while Bishop Franco Mulakkal will not be questioned today.”On August 6,