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Amul takes dig on Pahlaj Nihalani, calls him ‘Ladta Pahlaj’

Mumbai: “Udta Punjab” censorship row hasearned CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani the monikar of “Ladta Pahlaj” in the latest ad of Amul Co-operative Ltd, which is known for its funny takes on topical issues. The recent commercial from the Indian dairy brand features caricatures based on the film’s characters — rockstar Tommy Singh (Shahid Kapoor), doctor

TI Cycles sets up new facility in Punjab

Chandigarh: Chennai-based TI Cycles of Indiahas set up a new manufacturing facility at Rajpura in Punjab, with an investment of Rs 105 crore, and will cater to growing demand for cycles in north and eastern parts of the country. The new facility, the company’s largest, will have manufacturing capacity of 2.50 lakh per month. The

Urban schemes: Centre to review progress in Punjab, Haryana

New Delhi: The Urban Development Ministrywill review the progress in implementation of its various schemes, including Smart City Mission, in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh tomorrow. Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gauba will take stock of implementation of new urban missions — Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Smart City Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission

Punjab Police Transfers: 9 PPS officers shifted- List available

Chandigarh: The state government has shifted nine Punjab Police Services (PPS) officers in Punjab with immediate

Breaking- Major reshuffle in Bathinda Police

Two city SHOs shunted, four others shifted  Bathinda: Acting upon the feedback he gathered from the city in past few weeks, Bathinda SSP Swapan Sharma finally removed Inspector Sanjeev Kumar and Inspector Harpreet Singh from the post of SHO Kotwali and SHO Canal Colony, respectively. The Two cops have been sent to Police Lines now.

Censorship makes no sense: Kay Kay Menon on ‘Udta Punjab’ row

Mumbai: Amid the controversy surroundingAnurag Kashyap’s “Udta Punjab”, actor Kay Kay Menon has said there should not be any censorship on a film. Makers of “Udta Punjab”, which deals with the issue of substance abuse in the Northern state, are said to have been asked by the Revising Committee of the Censor Board to remove

Rahul pitches for release of ‘Udta Punjab’

New Delhi: Amid a raging controversy,Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today made a strong pitch for release of film ‘Udta Punjab’, noting that the state has a “crippling drug problem” and censoring the movie would not fix it. “Punjab has a crippling drug problem. Censoring Udta Punjab will not fix it. The government must accept the

Ramky Infra bags Rs 612.88 cr order for road projects in Punjab, Chhattisgarh

New Delhi: Ramky Infrastructure today said ithas bagged orders worth Rs 612.88 crore for road projects in Chhattisgarh and Punjab. “Ramky Infrastructure Ltd has been awarded projects worth Rs 612.88 crore in the states of Chhattisgarh and Punjab,” the company said in a BSE filing. The company got Rs 263.34 crore order for rehabilitation and

Udta Punjab Episode: Kashyap snubs political speak from his battle

Chandigarh: The bollywood movie Udta Punjab triggers the debate among the political parties in Punjab as the movie was based on the Punjab’s youth. However, congress and AAP leaders accused SAD-BJP ruling government for putting the ban on movie. They said that the real reason behind the ban is completely political. Some of the news

‘Udta Punjab’ not meant to defame: ‘Proud son of Punjab’ Jeetendra

Mumbai: Veteran actor Jeetendra, who calls himself a “proud son of Punjab”, says “Udta Punjab” — a movie co-produced by his home banner Balaji Motion Pictures — is not intended at defaming the state in any way. On Monday, the makers of Bollywood film “Udta Punjab” are said to have been asked by the Revising

Maximum temperatures drop below normal in Pb, Haryana

Chandigarh: Maximum temperatures in various parts of Punjab and Haryana today fell below normal as rains lashed some places. Hisar in Haryana was the hottest place in both states as it recorded its maximum at 44.7 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, a MeT department report said. Among other places, Ambala and Karnal recorded their

Remove references to Punjab, CBFC tells ‘Udta Punjab’ makers

Mumbai/Chandigarh: The makers of Bollywood film “Udta Punjab” are said to have been asked by the Revising Committee of the censor board to remove all references to Punjab — a decision perhaps taken under pressure from the ruling dispensation in the state which is dealing with a festering problem of drugs. “Udta Punjab”, a Shahid

Capt demands President’s Rule in Punjab

Ludhiana: Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh demanded imposition of President’s Rule in Punjab saying that the law and order situation was totally out of control with anarchy prevailing all over. “Given the anarchy let loose everywhere, Punjab is a fit case for President’s Rule to restore confidence of people”, he said, while

CM candidate for Punjab not yet decided, clarifies Ashutosh

Panaji: The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday scotched speculation that its national convenor Arvind Kejriwal could be projected as chief ministerial candidate in Punjab Assembly elections due next year. “It is baseless. It’s all rumours. There is no substance in it. Kejriwal will not leave Delhi government,” AAP national spokesman Ashutosh said. He said the

Op BlueStar anniversary: Badal asks people to maintain peace

Tarmala (Muktsar): Punjab Chief MinisterParkash Singh Badal today asked the people of the state to exercise restraint while observing the 32nd anniversary of Operation Bluestar tomorrow peacefully even as police continued to crack down on radicals across the state. On the sidelines of Sangat Darshan programme in Lambi assembly segment here, the Chief Minister said

Heat wave continues in Punjab, Haryana; Chandigarh gets rain

Chandigarh: Chandigarh and its surrounding areas were lashed by rain and hailstorm on Sunday evening even as most parts of Punjab and Haryana continued to experience heat wave conditions. Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, which saw a maximum temperature of 41 degrees during the day, got some relief towards the evening with

Kejriwal won’t leave Delhi, CM candidate for Punjab not yet decided: Ashutosh

Panaji: The Aam Aadmi Party today scotchedspeculation that its national convenor Arvind Kejriwal could be projected as chief ministerial candidate in Punjab Assembly elections due next year. “It is baseless. It’s all rumours. There is no substance in it. Kejriwal will not leave Delhi government,” AAP national spokesman Ashutosh told PTI. He said the party

Badal terms Cong complaint to EC a political stunt

Begowal: Terming the Congress’complaint to Election Commission alleging irregularities in registration of voters in Punjab a ‘political stunt’, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the opposition party was trying to “score brownie points” before the media by raising such “irrelevant issues”. “The Congress party is indulging in such political tantrums to mislead the people

Jalandhar gets first skill development centre in Punjab

Jalandhar: After getting the prestigious Smart City and National Irrigation Project, yet another feather has fallen in the kitty of Jalandhar with the setting up of the first ever ‘Skill Centre’ of Punjab under the National Urban Livelihood Mission in the city. The first ever skill centre of the state was supported by the Ministry

Ex MP Charanjit Channi resigns from Congress

Jalandhar: Ex-Member of Parliament from Congress, Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday resigned from the party on the grounds that the ‘Backward Class’ was being ignored by the congress. Channi said that he has resigned from the primary membership of congress and forwarded his resignation to the party high command in New Delhi. He also accused