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Cong may be down, but certainly not out: Captain Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that his party gracefully accepted the people’s verdict in the recently concluded assembly elections in five states. “Winning or not winning doesn’t matter and what matters is the participation and performance and the overall performance of our party has not been bad,” Capt

SAD-led govt committed to public service: Sukhbir

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday announced that the state government would distribute four lakh sewing machines for women belonging to Mai Bhago Sewa Society besides initiating the process of recruiting 2,500 women constables in the Punjab Police soon. He also announced that 200 skill centers

Breaking: Punjab MLAs to start constituency tours from today

Chandigarh: The MLAS of Punjab Government will be visiting their respective constituencies today. The elected representatives will be interacting with the people to try and get. To know their issues and demands, government sources said. The MLAS will also apprise the people of the achievements, programs and policies of the State and Central

Breaking- BJP Punjab appoints 9 District Presidents

Ludhiana: State president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Punjab, Vijay Sampla has appointed nine district presidents, on Wednesday. In the new appointments he announced Rajesh Honey as district president of Amritsar (urban), Ramsharan Prashar of district Amritsar (rural), Ravinder Arora of district Ludhiana (urban), Ashok Vaid of district Gurdaspur, Raman Ghai of district Hoshiarpur, Deepak

Experts ask growers in Punjab, Haryana to irrigate crops

Chandigarh: As the northern region is witnessing a rise in the mercury level, growers in Punjab and Haryana have been advised to irrigate their crops mainly fruits and vegetables to save them from getting burnt due to heat. Experts have also advised farmers to keep the cattle in a cool environment especially buffaloes in order

PNB reports Q4 net loss of Rs 5,367 cr

New Delhi: Public sector lender PNB todayreported a net loss of Rs 5,367.14 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, on account of higher provisioning for bad loans. Punjab National Bank (PNB) had posted a net profit of Rs 306.56 crore in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. Total income during the quarter

Acreage under cotton in Punjab, Haryana below target

Chandigarh: Despite pushing farmers for timely sowing of crop to prevent pest attack, acreage under cotton in Punjab and Haryana remained far less than the targeted area. Punjab has so far seen cotton sowing at 2.08 lakh hectares as against the target of 5 lakh hectares. The neighbouring state Haryana has seen 65 per cent

Punjab to opt for CEE for admission into meritorious schools

Patiala: Punjab government has decided to start Combined Entrance Examination (CEE) for admission into meritorious schools in the state. This was announced by Education Minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema here on Monday, while presiding over a function to honour thirty three 10+2 meritorious students belonging to Patiala district at the Government Multi-purpose Girls Senior Secondary

Sack Tota Singh from cabinet, responsible for loss of cotton crop: demands AAP

Chandigarh: Leaders of AAP party have discussed seven major issues with Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, on Monday outside his residence in Chandigarh. The issues were discussed in the public view and the queries were addressed in the presence of media. AAP demands to expel the agriculture minister Tota Singh from his cabinet rank as

Breaking- AAP rally stopped at Punjab- Chandigarh border

Chandigarh: AAP rally stopped at Punjab- Chandigarh border and three AAP leaders allowed to meet Punjab CM house. The police did not allowed the AAP party workers to cross the border of Mohali as they were halted at YPS chownk in SAS Nagar. Heavy police force were deployed at the

Off the cuff

All in family! Punjab Congress now has a jumbo list of office bearers. In the wake of the forthcoming assembly elections in the state, the AICC has made a please-all gesture by releasing this jumbo list consisting 259 members. Interestingly, while compiling the list the Congress leaders in New Delhi seem to have ensured that

Cong releases jumbo list of office-bearers in Punjab

Chandigarh: With elections in Punjab just months away, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Saturday announced a jumbo list of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) consisting of 36 vice presidents, 95 general secretaries and a 68-member executive committee. Besides, six spokesmen, 28 DCC presidents, 35 permanent invitees, 24 special invitees are also on aboard

Dr Cheema pins hope of resolving pvt schools fee hike issue soon

Ludhiana: Punjab Education Minister, Dr Daljit Singh Cheema has categorically stated that a special regulatory body has been made in connection with the issue of fee hike by the private schools and once it gets the final nod from the cabinet committee the issue will automatically get resolved soon. Replying to another question, he told

Video re-release with story: Sikh youth beaten up mercilessly in full public view in RS Pora, Jammu

Gripping Video     Chandigarh: The location of the above video, which has gone viral, showing a Sikh youth getting a merciless beating in public has been traced to RS Pora town of Jammu. The incident was earlier said to have taken place in a Punjab town.   The people beating up the Sikh youth are said to be brothers named

Clinical KXIP record seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians

Visakhapatnam: Kings XI Punjab put the brakes on their summer of discontent as they notched up a convincing seven-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here tonight. Medium pacer Marcus Stoinis led the way with four wickets as a disciplined Kings XI Punjab restricted Mumbai Indians to a modest

Breaking – No change in ministership in Punjab: BJP

Chandigarh: The Bharatiya Janata Party, Punjab unit on Friday announced that there are no plans for any change in its present ministership in the Punjab government.  BJP is the junior partner in the Akali – BJP coalition government in the state.  Earlier, it was expected that the party was likely to effect a change in the ministership

AAP promises to develop Punjab into ‘Milk State’

Ludhiana: Eyeing the Punjab dairy farmers vote-bank, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has promised them to again usher in a “White Revolution” and develop Punjab as the Milk State of the country if the party is voted to power in 2017. Head of the party’s Manifesto Team and Punjab Dialogue programme Kanwar Sandhu said that

Punjab on brink of ‘jungle raj’: Capt

Patiala: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating law and order situation and alarming rise in the ‘organised’ crime in the state, warning that the state was on the brink of ‘jungle raj.’ “The organised crime is not only getting institutionalised but glamourised as well in Punjab

Centre puts onus on Haryana, Punjab to resolve SYL dispute

New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it is maintaining its stand of 2004 taken on the sensitive Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal case and wants that both Punjab and Haryana should settle their disputes on the matter by themselves. “In 2004, the then Attorney General appearing on behalf Central government has

Breaking- Zee protest: Chd press club stepped down their support

Chandigarh: Following the ongoing episode between the Zee news channel and fastway cable network, the Chandigarh press has refused supporting anyone and denied pitching into the issue. President of the press club, Jaswinder Singh Rana said that this is the issue between owners of private channels where journalists have no concern. Further, he added that the