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Punjab Congress Leaders Back Jagmeet Brar In Tussle With Party

Punjab Congress Leaders Back Jagmeet Brar In Tussle With Party

MUKTSAR – Seven days after the suspension of former Congress Working Committee (CWC) member Jagmeet Singh Brar from the party for his alleged “irresponsible and highly undesirable utterances”, two former Congress MLAs and a former district Congress president came out in his support today.
Jagmeet’s younger brother Ripjit Singh Brar (an ex-MLA from Kotkapura), Vijay Sathi [...]

August 27th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Badal Shoe-Thrower’s Wife Fears For His Life

Badal Shoe-Thrower’s Wife Fears For His Life

KHANNA – Nisha, wife of Bikram, who had hurled a shoe at the Chief Minister at Issru village near Khanna, expressed the fear that her husband, who is in police custody, may be killed.
Addressing mediapersons here, she said: “I will meet Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and demand justice. Poor people, it seems, have no [...]

August 27th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

AAP, Congress Allege Misuse Of Govt Machinery In Bypolls

AAP, Congress Allege Misuse Of Govt Machinery In Bypolls

BATHINDA – The complaint cell of the Election Commission started receiving complaints as early as 6.30 this morning. The phones of the complaint cell kept ringing till late in the evening.
“We got a number of complaints from Congress and AAP supporters who alleged presence of vehicles having no registration plates carrying ruling party leaders,” said [...]

August 27th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Punjabi Tribune Newspaper Apologizes To John Singh Gill, Jaswinder Singh Shokar And Major Singh Natt For Linking Their Names In NRIs Wanted In Punjab Drug Racket News

Punjabi Tribune Newspaper Apologizes To John Singh Gill, Jaswinder Singh Shokar And Major Singh Natt For Linking Their Names In NRIs Wanted In Punjab Drug Racket News

NRI BUSINESSMEN GET APOLOGY AND CORRECTION FOR FALSE NEWS!
“On November 27 and 28, 2013, Punjabi Tribune reporter Aman Sood ran a story which mentioned John Singh Gill, Jaswinder Singh Shokar and Major Singh Natt in news related to drug racket. We acknowledge that this news was not factually correct or in any way true as [...]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Breaking News, International, Lead Story, News, Punjab Link, Top News | Read More »

Scheme By Punjab Govt Officers To Amass Wealth Abroad Unocovered

Scheme By Punjab Govt Officers To Amass Wealth Abroad Unocovered

CHANDIGARH – The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has uncovered an ingenious ploy by several senior state government officers who have subverted service and immigration rules to invest their undisclosed wealth in properties abroad and funnel the funds back to India via the NRI route.
Vigilance Bureau sources said they have registered six FIRs against some Class-I officers. [...]

August 16th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

BJP, SAD Not Seeing Eye To Eye On Scope Of New Panel

BJP, SAD Not Seeing Eye To Eye On Scope Of New Panel

CHANDIGARH – The state BJP has expressed disagreement with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal over the mandate and scope of the state coordination committee and district-level committees.
The Chief Minister had constituted a six-member panel on Tuesday to “further streamline day-to-day functioning and strengthen cooperation between the alliance partners.” The BJP today said that a coordination [...]

August 16th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Two Minor Girls Gang-Raped In Moga

Two Minor Girls Gang-Raped In Moga

MOGA – An 11-year-old differently-abled Dalit girl was allegedly kidnapped from her house and gang-raped by two youths at Jhandewala village in the district on the intervening night of August 11 and August 12, the police said.
The victim’s father alleged two unidentified youths abducted his daughter from their house last night, when the family was [...]

August 16th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Female Indian Commonwealth Player Accuses Coach, IWF Top Official Of Sexual Harassment

Female Indian Commonwealth Player Accuses Coach, IWF Top Official Of Sexual Harassment

“While attending the selection camp at Patiala, both of them repeatedly made sexual advances towards me. When I refused to give in, they started passing casteist remarks. Fearing a threat to my dignity and even to my life, I faxed a written complaint to the ADGP’s office on June 4,” weightlifter Meena Kumari said.
JALANDHAR – [...]

August 16th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Gold, Cash Missing From Panchkula Gurdwara, Says HSGMC

Gold, Cash Missing From Panchkula Gurdwara, Says HSGMC

CHANDIGARH – The Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) on Wednesday claimed that a huge amount of gold and cash was missing from Nada Sahib Gurdwara in Panchkula.
“We have information that cash and gold was lying there till some days back. But now it’s missing,” said HSGMC president Jagdish Jhinda while addressing the media.
“The real [...]

August 16th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Farmers To Be Exempted From Mortgage Fee For Bank Loans

Farmers To Be Exempted From Mortgage Fee For Bank Loans

CHANDIGARH – The state has finally got the presidential assent to amend the Punjab Agricultural Credit Operations and Miscellaneous Provisions (Banks) Act, which will allow farmers to mortgage their land with banks without paying the mortgage fee.
The move will help farmers to procure loans in a hassle-free manner. The amendment will also lessen the work [...]

August 16th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »