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Punjab to distribute Rs 45 crore to 30,000 beneficiaries: Ranike

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has taken a major policy decision to release Rs 45 crore as financial assistance under shagun scheme to the 30,000 beneficiaries. Disclosing this Gulzar Singh Ranike for SC/BC welfare minister said that it has been brought to the notice of the Government that the scores of eligible beneficiaries had not received

Badal calls Sidhu opportunist, treacherous

Barnala: With the resignation of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu from the Rajya Sabha giving a new turn to politics in Punjab, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said that the state’s people would never forgive “opportunist and treacherous political leaders who ditch their mother party for the sake of short term benefits”. Responding

Sidhu has quit BJP, will not return to party: Wife

Amritsar: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Monday, has quit the BJP as well and would not return to its fold, his wife said here on Tuesday. Sidhu’s wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who is the sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from the Amritsar East assembly constituency and a chief

Talk of Sidhu becoming AAP face in Punjab premature: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today appeared to suggest that Navjot Singh Sidhu becoming the face of AAP in Punjab would be premature even as he admired the “courage” of the BJP leader for quitting from the Rajya Sabha. On the possibility of Sidhu being projected as the AAP’s Chief Ministerial candidate in

Big Breaking- 7 PPS officers transferred in Punjab (List available)

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has transferred the seven Punjab police services (PPS) officers, on Tuesday. While providing the information of the recent transfers, Punjab police spokesperson said that PPS Sarabjit Singh DSP Phillaur has been moved to DSP investigation Jalandhar. PPS Lakhbir Singh transffered to DSP special branch in Hoshiarpur.  PPS Amrik Singh DSP investigation

Sidhu files nomination among Amritsar East seat

Big Breaking- ‘Sidhu will not contest assembly elections in Punjab from AAP’: Ashish Khetan

Chandigarh: In a fresh political development after the resignation of Navjot Singh Sidhu, a senior leader of AAP party, Ashish Khetan disclosed to a national TV channel and said that Navjot Singh Sidhu will not contest Punjab assembly elections from AAP party. He scraped the information of Sidhu to be as AAP CM candidate and

Must Watch: Truth behind the controversial video of Sukhbir Singh Badal

Chandigarh: Truth of the video, Deputy CM of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal said that Baba Banda Singh Bahadur first ‘Badshah’ of Sikh community on the celebration of competition of 300 years of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur. Earlier, a video of Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal got viral quoting that he said Banda Singh

Watch: Truth behind the controversial video of Sukhbir Singh Badal

Chandigarh: Truth of the video, Deputy CM of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal said that Baba Banda Singh Bahadur first ‘Badshah’ of Sikh community on the celebration of competition of 300 years of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur. Earlier, a video of Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal got viral quoting that he said Banda Singh

Sidhu quits RS, says can’t be neutral in war of right or wrong

New Delhi: Dealing a blow to BJP in Punjab,Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from Rajya Sabha just three months after his nomination by the Modi government with the Aam Aadmi Party giving indications that he may be made the party’s face in the assembly elections next year. The resignation of 52-year-old Sidhu, who was nominated on

NSUI questions Modi govt over price hike of Food Grains

Ludhiana: Despite tall claims made by the government during elections, Modi government failed to control unprecedented price hike of the commodities especially food grains and items of daily use. This abrupt rise in prices is adversely affecting the budget of common man claimed by Iqbal Grewal, president of Punjab unit of National Student Union of

Navjot Sidhu likely to be AAP’s chief ministerial face in Punjab (News Analysis)

Chandigarh: On a day when AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal was seeking penance at the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar, a political drama was unfolding in New Delhi that could change the course of Punjab politics ahead of the state assembly elections. The resignation of popular cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu from

Sidhu’s resignation: ‘People don’t accept Sidhu as leader’, says Punjab CM

Chandigarh: Resignation of Rajya Sabha bjp MP Navjot Singh Sidhu sparks to the political scenario of Punjab. Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal reacted on the second political innings of Sidhu with AAP and said that residents of Punjab cannot accept the leaders without stand. He added that switching to AAP after BJP put the spotlight that

Sukhbir lauds Modi for policies favouring federalism

Chandigarh: A day after accusing the Centre of “usurping” states’ powers, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, the country is “poised for a genuine federal structure”. “The Prime Minister has set the ball rolling for fiscal autonomy and it is for states and political parties

Badal for strengthening religious, cultural bonds among states

Gurdaspur: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today batted for strengthening the religious, cultural and social bond amongst states in the country. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the Baba Namdev Ji college here, he said in the present scenario it is the need of the hour to promote communal harmony and brotherhood across the country. He

Rains bring mercury down across Haryana, Punjab

Chandigarh: Maximum temperatures acrossHaryana and Punjab today dropped by a few notches below normal after rains lashed some parts of the two states. The MeT department here has forecast more rains in the region over the next two days. Rains lashed places including Hisar, Ambala, Karnal, Yamunanagar, Patiala and Ludhiana. However, Chandigarh did not witness

Breaking: Teenager raped by 2 in Punjab

Moga (Pb): A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two persons here, police said today. The incident took place yesterday when the girl was walking towards Friends Colony on GT road. The accused overpowered her and dragged her to a secluded place where they took turns to rape her. The duo fled the spot after


Halke Vich Captain: Liquor ban not feasible in Punjab: Capt Amarinder

Malout: A ban on liquor was not feasible in Punjab. This was stated by Pardesh Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Friday. He also rejected comparing consumption of liquor with drugs. Stating that banning liquor in Punjab was “neither feasible nor practicable”, he claimed that the states where prohibition was imposed, the exercise had not worked

Don’t expect anything good from Cong: Badal

Hoshiarpur: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal cautioned people of the state against expecting public welfare work from Punjab Congress leaders having a “monarchial outlook”. Adressing a Sangat Darshan programme here, he launched a scathing attack on Congress, saying its leaders believed in enjoying the fruits of power and worked rarely for public welfare. During the

AAP’s Pb leadership capable of handling matters: Mann

Chandigarh: Amid speculation that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita may be roped in ahead of next year’s Punjab Assembly polls, AAP MP Bhagwant Mann today said the party’s constitution does not allow responsibility be given to two members of a family. “There is no such thing. The party’s leadership in Punjab is capable

Punjab child rights panel bans junk food in schools

Chandigarh: The Punjab Child Rights Commission has ordered a complete ban on serving junk food in schools in the state, its chief said here on Thursday. The commission has constituted various committees to monitor the ban across the state. Commission chairman Sukesh Kalia said that the ban has been imposed following concerns over deterioration in