NEW DELHI – A day after allies complained of “lack of coordination” in the NDA coalition, BJP president Amit Shah today held separate meetings with Akali Dal and TDP leaders to discuss individual issues. With Akalis in particular, Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also discussed the strategy for the 2017 Assembly polls in Punjab, [...]
CHANDIGARH – After days of speculation, satirist Gurpreet Ghuggi finally joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, he said his conscious forced him to take this path after seeing the plight of the farmers and the common man in the state.
Ghuggi said: “The reports of farmers committing suicide sadden me every day. [...]
Court Gives Notice Given For CBI Probe Into High Profile Dalit Killing Involving Akali Leader Shiv Lal Doda
Around two months after the sensational Abohar killing, the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued a notice of motion to the State of Punjab on a petition seeking a CBI probe into the incident on the grounds that the investigating officers, senior police officials and politicians were allegedly involved in the crime.
CHANDIGARH – Around two [...]
PATIALA – The Punjab government is set to place orders for two statues of legendary Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh — one to be installed in a French tourist town associated with his army general and another at his own ‘birthplace’ in Sangrur. A statue of Banda Singh Bahadur is to be installed in Delhi [...]
NEW DELHI – Buoyed by the public participation at its events, the Aam Aadmi Party will soon launch a Punjab Dialogue to comprehend the depth of problems before drawing a roadmap to address these, party convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said.
“Just as in Delhi we spoke to the people in the mohallas, [...]
AMRITSAR – The issue of sacking Takht Jathedars has again emerged with the SGPC’s decision to schedule an executive meeting on February 15 in Amritsar.
Refusing to divulge more details, SGPC’s additional secretary and spokesperson DS Bedi said only routine items had been listed on agenda.
However, an insider said a granthi (priest) of the Golden Temple, [...]
CHANDIGARH – For a research scholar pursuing Ph.D. in physiology from Punjabi University, it was turning out to be a case of marriage delayed is married denied. Just about four months after her engagement with a law graduate from Panjab University, her father died resulting in the postponement of nuptials till after his first “barsi” [...]
Navjot Sidhu’s Wife Says She And Star Cricketer Won’t Contest Elections If BJP-Akali Alliance Continues
AMRITSAR – With the SAD-BJP alliance putting an end to speculations of a breakup in the ties, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu today said they (she and her husband Navjot Singh Sidhu) would not campaign nor contest the upcoming elections under the alliance.
She said before reaching any conclusion, the central leadership should have [...]
NAYA NANGAL – While the truck operators continue to block urea supply from the National Fertiliser Limited unit (NFL) for the third day, NFL General Manager Aman has accused local MLA and Industries Minister Madan Mohan Mittal of pressuring him to accept the protesters’ demands.
In a press conference, Aman alleged Mittal, who was present at [...]
PATIALA – Punjab is officially generating excess power but is unable to reduce the tariff for its consumers.
The irony is that it is bound by agreements to buy power from private thermal plants while its own plants are lying idle or operating at just a fraction of its capacity.
Punjab plans to sell roughly 500 MW [...]