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Punjabi Singers Change Their Tune After Being Branded “Paid Badal-Cronies“

Punjabi Singers Change Their Tune After Being Branded “Paid Badal-Cronies“

CHANDIGARH – Under fire from their fans, popular Punjabi singers Gippy Grewal, Diljit Dosanjh, Harbhajan Mann and Jazzy B have either given an explanation or apologised on their Facebook accounts for appearing in video-tapes to campaign for the ruling SAD.
The move was prompted by seeing prospect of their films revenue seeing huge declines, especially overseas!
Gippy [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

War Vet Honoured On 100th Birthday!

War Vet Honoured On 100th Birthday!

At 100 years of age, veteran war hero Major (retd) Kashmira Singh may not be as agile as he was during his service in the Indian Army, but he definitely is lively. In a rare gesture, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Vajra Corps along with his team went to Major Singh’s house in [...]

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SGPC Chief’s Baisakhi Message: “Shun Drugs”

SGPC Chief’s Baisakhi Message: “Shun Drugs”

BATHINDA – This time, Baisakhi at Talwandi Sabo remained devoid of any political conferences in view of the restrictions imposed by the Election Commission (EC).
Meanwhile, Takht Sri Damdama Sahib jathedar Balwant Singh Nandgarh and SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar urged people to shun drugs. The gurudwara authorities made elaborate arrangements for the stay of devotees [...]

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Kejriwal Says Punjab State Ministers Backing Drug Mafia

Kejriwal Says Punjab State Ministers Backing Drug Mafia

AAP Leader also claims credit for getting a SIT formed to investigate the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
LUDHIANA – Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal today slammed the SAD-BJP Government for “failing” to curb the drug problem in Punjab. Speaking during his roadshow in the city, he alleged some ministers were hand in glove with drug peddlers. [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Badals Give Nod To ‘Ghadar Special’ Brandy, Upsetting Ghadar Movement Members

Badals Give Nod To ‘Ghadar Special’ Brandy, Upsetting Ghadar Movement Members

BATHINDA – The Punjab Government has given its nod to ‘Ghadar Special’ brandy. But those associated with the Ghadar Movement see this as an insult to the martyrs.
In 2008, the Punjab Government had approved the sale of liquor named ‘Rang de Basanti’. It had to withdraw the brand after various associations opposed it. Before that [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Congress Candidate Amarinder Singh Promises To Deregulate Sand Mining In Punjab

Congress Candidate Amarinder Singh Promises To Deregulate Sand Mining In Punjab

GARSHANKAR – Congress candidate from Amritsar constituency and former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh said if the party came to power in the state, it would deregulate sand mining in the state so that sand is easily available to people.
Addressing a well-attended public rally in support of party candidate from Anandpur Sahib Ambika Soni, Amarinder [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Punjab Election Official Seeks Inquiry Report Into “Badal Bicycle” Giveaways

Punjab Election Official Seeks Inquiry Report Into “Badal Bicycle” Giveaways

CHANDIGARH – Punjab Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) VK Singh has sought an inquiry report against Sangrur Deputy Commissioner (DC) Indu Malhotra for her alleged role in getting bicycles with Chief Minister’s pictures to be distributed among students under the Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme. The CEO has forwarded a complaint to Chief Secretary Rakesh Singh in [...]

March 17th, 2014 | Posted in News, Punjab Link | Read More »

SAD Workers Accused Their Own MLA Of Corruption

SAD Workers Accused Their Own MLA  Of Corruption

AMRITSAR – A group of SAD workers have come out in the open against party MLA from Baba Bakala Manjeet Singh Manna, alleging corruption in disbursal of panchayat funds and registration of false cases against party workers.
The workers warned that if their grievances were not redressed within a week they would not campaign for the [...]

March 17th, 2014 | Posted in News, Punjab Link | Read More »

Prof. Bhullar Gets Relief As SC Reaffirms Life Term For 15 On India’s Death Row

Prof. Bhullar Gets Relief As SC Reaffirms Life Term For 15 On India’s Death Row

NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court on Wednesday re-affirmed its January 21 verdict, granting life to 15 death-row convicts on account of their mental illness or the undue and unexplained delay in rejection of their mercy petitions.
Among the 15 beneficiaries were slain sandalwood smuggler Veerappan’s four gang members who killed 22 policemen in 1993. Based [...]

March 17th, 2014 | Posted in News, Punjab Link | Read More »

Sand Mafia Goons!

Sand Mafia Goons!

The police removed illegal barricades set up by the sand mafia at various places in the district. The Tribune had yesterday highlighted that how the musclemen of sand mafia was extorting money from truck drivers, carrying sand and gravel from rivers and crushers near Bhanuha, Algran and Saidpur villages. Policemen remove belongings of those manning [...]

March 17th, 2014 | Posted in News, Punjab Link | Read More »