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SAD chief accuses Congress of ignoring plight of muskmelon growers

SAD chief accuses Congress of ignoring plight of muskmelon growers

Mehatpur – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday took on the Congress government for ignoring the plight of thousands of musk melon farmers whose crop was damaged due to hail. He asked the government to explain why the girdwari was not done to assess the damage nor any compensation provided to them.

Majithia takes dig at govt for ignoring basic facilities in govt. schools

Majithia takes dig at govt for ignoring basic facilities in govt. schools

Amritsar – Taking a dig at the Congress government in the state for ignoring the basic facilities in the schools, former Cabinet Minister and MLA Bikram Singh Majithia on Sunday gave money from his own pockets to restore electricity at Government Primary School, Kathunangal near Amritsar. The power supply to the school was snapped by Punjab

Two AAP leaders join SAD ahead of Shahkot bye-poll

Two AAP leaders join SAD ahead of Shahkot bye-poll

Jalandhar – In a jolt to the AAP, its two leaders HS Walia and CD Singh Kamboj on Sunday joined the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) along with their supporters ahead of the Shahkot Assembly bye-poll scheduled to be held on May 28. Both of them joined the SAD the presence of party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Another setback for AAP as its leader Walia to join SAD, today

Another setback for AAP as its leader Walia to join SAD, today

Another setback for AAP as its leader Walia to join SAD, today Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): It seems difficult to keep the party unite AAP in Punjab. Although the state unit is going under revamp process, but its leaders have been leaving the party. Party is likely to suffer another jolt, tomorrow as its leader and candidate of Assembly

Harsimrat takes on Capt for turning down Central-funded health insurance

Harsimrat takes on Capt for turning down Central-funded health insurance

Chandigarh – Union Food Processing Industry Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday rebuked Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh led Congress government in the state for turning down the central government’s pro-poor health insurance scheme, saying it had been proved time and again that the welfare of people was not on the Congress government’s agenda. In a

Shahkot to witness a tough fight between Congress, SAD

Shahkot to witness a tough fight between Congress, SAD

Shahkot – Shahkot is all set to witness a tough fight between the ruling Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Both the parties are eyeing to win the bye-election and build a momentum for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in their own favour. Shiromani Akali Dal aims to halt the winning chariot of the Congress

SAD asks govt to act against Khaira if a ‘member of drug cartel’

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal today asked the Punjab government to act against Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira if it considers him a member of international drug cartel.’ In a statement issued here, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, national spokesman of the SAD, said: “It is strange to see that Punjab government has filed an

Suicides of farmers exposes Cong's fraudulent loan waiver scheme: Majithia

Suicides of farmers exposes Cong’s fraudulent loan waiver scheme: Majithia

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday said the suicide of five distressed farmers in a single day had exposed the fraudulent farm loan waiver scheme of the Congress government and also revealed how ‘kurki’ or recovery proceedings against marginal farmers were forcing farmers to take this extreme step. In a statement here,

Sukhbir thanks Gadkari for projects given to Punjab

Sukhbir thanks Gadkari for projects given to Punjab

Bathinda – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday thanked Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari for a slew of projects given to Punjab by the NDA government two of which including the Zirakpur-Bathinda and Amritsar-Bathinda highways, were inaugurated on Monday.Addressing a huge public gathering at Goniana as a thanksgiving gesture to

Harsimrat inaugurates skill centre, lashes out at AAP leaders

Harsimrat inaugurates skill centre, lashes out at AAP leaders

Sangrur – Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday inaugurated a ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra’ in Sunam, about 15-km from here. This is the fourth ‘Kaushal Kendra’ in Punjab. These training centres are being established to skill the unskilled population of the country. Inaugurating the centre, Harsimrat said: “These centres will opened

SAD to intensify poll campaign, Sukhbir to reach Shahkot on May 16

SAD to intensify poll campaign, Sukhbir to reach Shahkot on May 16

Shahkot(Puneet Pal Singh) – In order to intensify the Shiromani Akali Dal’s strength in election campaign for the by-election of Shahkot assembly constituency, 43 zone in-charges have taken up the front and started the campaign to connect with voters in the villages and towns. The Party candidate, Naib Singh Kohar himself along with workers is in the

Sukhbir seeks judicial probe into brutal murder of kabaddi player

Sukhbir seeks judicial probe into brutal murder of kabaddi player

Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday demanded a judicial probe into the brutal murder of kabaddi sportsperson Lakshmi Devi, saying the district police was siding with goons at the instance of Congress leaders leading to barbaric acts of violence against small marginal farmers. In a statement here, the SAD

Lakshmi murder case: Family refuses to cremate body till accused arrested

Lakshmi murder case: Family refuses to cremate body till accused arrested

Lakshmi murder case: Family refuses to cremate body till accused arrested Ferozepur A 24-year-old woman was killed during a clash between two groups over a property dispute in a village here on Tuesday, prompting a protest by her family, who have refused to cremate the body till all the accused are arrested. Family of the deceased

Shahkot By-Poll: SAD demands deployment of paramilitary forces

Shahkot By-Poll: SAD demands deployment of paramilitary forces

Shahkot By-Poll: SAD demands deployment of paramilitary forces Chandigarh/New Delhi – A delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday met the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Om Prakash Rawat in New Delhi and appealed to him to provide a senior officer to overlook Shahkot bye-poll on May 28, and deploy paramilitary forces to ensure

Shahkot Bye-Poll: Captain sees no merit in Oppn's stand on history book

Shahkot Bye-Poll: Captain sees no merit in Oppn’s stand on history book

Shahkot – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday lashed out at the Akalis and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for spreading an alleged canard over the issue of Class XII History books and urged the people of Shahkot to vote for the Congress for the betterment of their area and the state.“The Akalis failed

Shahkot Bye-poll: SAD seeks arrest of Congress candidate Laddi

Shahkot Bye-poll: SAD seeks arrest of Congress candidate Laddi

Shahkot – Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday alleged that the Congress was earning huge profits from illegal mining business, which was halting the party leaders from acting against Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia even after the registration of an FIR against him. SAD on Wednesday organised a massive rally to demonstrate strength in

Shahkot Bye-Poll: SAD accuses CM of violating Model Code of Conduct

Shahkot Bye-Poll: SAD accuses CM of violating Model Code of Conduct

Chandigarh – A delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday told the Election Commission that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had violated the Model Code of Conduct by conducting a press conference on Shahkot bye-poll along with senior government officials and urged the commission to inquire into this violation besides asking it to depute

Punjab Cabinet makes it easier for 'babus' to clear examination

Punjab Cabinet makes it easier for ‘babus’ to clear examination

Chandigarh – The Cabinet on Tuesday approved lowering of the pass percentage from 66.66 per cent to 50 per cent in Criminal Law and Revenue Law papers for vesting powers of Executive Magistrate and Assistant Collector or Collector to IAS/PCS (EB) officers. The Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, approved an amendment in

Khaira writes to ECI to appoint ‘pro tem’ Chief Minister till Shahkot by-poll

Khaira writes to ECI to appoint ‘pro tem’ Chief Minister till Shahkot by-poll

Jalandhar(Puneet Pal Singh) – Stroking allegations on Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh for blatant violations of the poll code, Vidhan Sabha Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira wrote to Election Commission of India to appoint pro tem (temporary) chief minister in the state till Shahkot by-election concludes following five more demands.Khaira accused Capt. Amarinder Singh

3-member SIT formed to probe Phagwara communal clash

Amid controversy, CM defers to place sand mining report in Cabinet

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Has the Local Body Minster minister misled the Chief Minister and Punjab cabinet on the sand mining report, which has been submitted a day before to the CM in a press Conference? If look at the statement of another minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, who is also member of Cabinet sub-committee on sand

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