Punjab
Officer forced to collect money at behest of Sidhu’s PA seeks voluntary retirement. Officer forced to collect money at behest of Sidhu’s PA seeks voluntary retirement.


Chandigarh, An Executive Officer of local bodies department has submitted his resignation as he failed to withstand pressure from his senior, especially private assistant (PA) Bunny to the minister Local bodies, to collect money by taking bribes from people.

Punjab back on track under Congress regime: CM Punjab back on track under Congress regime: CM

Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday claimed it is the people trust in his Congress government that has helped in bringing the state back on the path of development and prosperity.

Singh 's assertion came as his government completed two years in office. The Chief Minister took to Twitter to claim fulfilment of most of the promises made to the people. He added some were still in the process of getting started though.

Khaira to contest LS polls from Bathinda seat Khaira to contest LS polls from Bathinda seat

 

Chandigarh, Punjabi Ekta Party (PEP) President and former AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Saturday said that he will contest the coming Lok Sabha election from the Bathinda seat.

Union Minister for Food Processing Industries and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal is the sitting MP from Bathinda seat. She was elected from the seat in 2009 and 2014.

Khaira's PEP is also part of the six party Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA).

Kartarpur: Amarinder sceptical of Pakistan's intent Kartarpur: Amarinder sceptical of Pakistan's intent

 

Chandigarh, Making it clear that he does not trust Pakistan's intent behind opening the Kartarpur Corridor, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that Pakistan's "agenda is nefarious and political, and aimed at exploiting the sentiments of the Sikhs".

Underlining the need to keep a close watch on the Corridor project, the Chief Minister said while he is in favour of the opening of Corridor, which is a matter of devotion for the Sikhs, there is need to exercise caution.

Congress govt cheated and betrayed trust of Pbis by reneging on each and every promise made to them. Congress govt cheated and betrayed trust of Pbis by reneging on each and every promise made to them.

 

Chandigarh, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said the Congress government had cheated and betrayed the trust of the people of Punjab by reneging on each and every promise made to farmers, khet mazdoor, youth, dalits, industry and government employees during the last two years and said the government was characterized by repression, corruption, misgovernance, hyper taxation and non-performance.

“If there is one thing the Congress government has delivered upon it is the politicization of the probe into the Kotkapura and Behbalkalan incidents by first forming the Ranjit Singh Commission and now a SIT which is controlled by the Congress party. All serious issues like forming a Lokpal, tabling assets of officers and providing legal aid to SC and BCs have been put on the backburner”.

Punjab Police bust espionage ring, one arrested Punjab Police bust espionage ring, one arrested



Chandigarh, The Punjab Police's intelligence wing has busted an espionage ring in the state with the arrest of a Military Engineering Services employee posted in the crucial Jalandhar cantonment, a police spokesman said here on Friday.

"Acting on specific inputs provided by reliable sources and sister agencies, the State Special Operations Cell (SSOC) of the intelligence wing has arrested an espionage agent," the spokesman said.

SAD to observe Vishvasghat Divas on March 16 SAD to observe Vishvasghat Divas on March 16

Chandigarh, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Working Committee today decided to observe Vishvasghat divas on March 16 across the State to protest against the manner in which the Congress party had betrayed each and every section of society by reneging on all the promises made to the people.

The Working Committee meeting also decided to authorize party president Sukhbir Singh Badal to nominate party candidates for the forthcoming parliamentary election.

Rebel MPs queer pitch for Punjab, Haryana parties Rebel MPs queer pitch for Punjab, Haryana parties

Chandigarh, Nearly one-third of the sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) in Punjab and Haryana have turned "rebels" in this general election against the parties with which they won the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Four sitting MPs in Punjab have floated new parties and are indulging in activities against parties they were elected from in May 2014.

Fragmented, fractured opposition makes Congress confident in Punjab Fragmented, fractured opposition makes Congress confident in Punjab


Chandigarh, At the national level, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) often points out that all the opposition parties, including the Congress, are targetting it politically. In Punjab, it is the reverse.

The ruling Congress in Punjab is being targetted by the main opposition parties - the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and smaller political groups that have come into existence in the last few

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh turns 77 Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh turns 77


Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh turned 77 on Monday.

Amarinder was greeted by several people here on this special occasion, including his ministerial colleagues.

"A pleasure to meet the officers and JCOs from my paltan 2 Sikh who called on me today to wish me on my birthday. Thankful to the entire Regiment for the love they have always showered on me. You will always remain a part of my family," tweeted Amarinder, who served in the army as a Captain in the 1960s.

Punjabi University clinches all India inter-varsity Gatka Championship Punjabi University clinches all India inter-varsity Gatka Championship

Punjabi University clinches all India inter-varsity Gatka Championship

Will win 13 seats - AMARINDER Will win 13 seats - AMARINDER

 

New Delhi

Exuding confidence of the Congress sweeping all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday joined other members of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Screening Committee in shortlisting the names of candidates for the party.

End politicization of armed forces: Amarinder End politicization of armed forces: Amarinder

 

Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday called for an end to politicization of the armed forces for political gains.

Welcoming the directive of the Election Commission (EC) against use of pictures relating to defence personnel for election propaganda or campaigning, Amarinder said "earning brownie points through politicization of forces was as wrong"

Captain Government should fulfill its ‘job- -to-every-household’ promise soon: Principal Budhram Captain Government should fulfill its ‘job- -to-every-household’ promise soon: Principal Budhram

 

Chandigarh,

Aam Aadmi Party MLA and Core Committee chief of the party, principal Budhram has urged the Captain Amarinder Singh government to immediately fulfill the promise to providing job in every household it made to the youth in the state ahead of the Assembly elections.

Will win 13 seats - AMARINDER End politicization of armed forces: Amarinder Captain Government should fulfill its ‘job- -to-every-household’ promise soon: Principal Budhram Amid tensions, Pakistani woman gets married in Punjab's Patiala Varun Beverages opens Rs 550 cr plant in Punjab for PepsiCo products Left on its own, AAP looks for partners in Punjab Amarinder revives dam project to curb water flow to Pakistan SAD seeks probe into funds misuse for Congress rally It's a fight of ideologies: Rahul Gandhi Sports Minister Rana Sodhi expresses gratitude to Ambika Soni for providing gym equipment Amarinder condemns grenade attack on Punjab Roadways bus at Jammu Restore historic materials removed during Operation Bluestar: Punjab CM Punjab brick kilns shifting to cleaner technology Over 5K teachers' services regularised in Punjab Punjab relaxes GST to benefit industry Amarinder gives in-principle approval to Banur industrial hub Master Plan 25 trains cancelled as farmers block tracks in Amritsar SAD MP Ghubaya joins Congress Punjab CM launches water supply, sewerage schemes worth Rs 197 crore Student’s asking CM to help in board exam, a blot on govt’s face: Principal Budh Ram Amarinder offers 'kar sewa' at Durgiana Temple Pakistan will not hesitate to go nuclear in war with India: Punjab CM Were you uprooting terrorists or trees?' Sidhu on air strikes 400 Students Get Degrees at KCE Convocation Punjab cabinet decides on constitutional amendment for 10% reservation to ews in govt jobs Majithia condemns misbehaviour with journalists at patiala Any party writing off Congress will do so at own peril: Amarinder AAP leaders meet Punjab governor, seek sacking of Cabinet Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu Payment of Rs. 284 crores made to sugarcane farmers by sugar mills: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa Punjab cm lays foundation stone of degree college for girls at boota mandi