Rulda Singh, state chief of the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, an RSS affiliate, was murdered in 2009, while RSS leader Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd) was attacked on August 6 this year. Both were shot by unidentified men who escaped on motorcycles and both incidents took place late in the evening. Further in both cases, the target [...]
JALANDHAR – Former India hockey captain Pargat Singh has refuted suggestions that the Awaaz-e-Punjab forum he has launched with Navjot Sidhu was a BJP-Akali prop to split the anti-incumbency vote to diminish the prospects of the Congress and the Aam Adami Party.
In an interview to Hindustan Times, Pargat said he was in politics to serve [...]
State struggling with lower tax revenues
Chandigarh: The social security liabilities have doubled this fiscal, thanks to the poll sops being offered by the SAD-BJP government to appease various sections of voters. But what is worrying Finance Department officials is the slow growth of revenue to fund these “poll-time welfare measures”.
While the social security pension [...]
Chhotepur filmed accepting cash
Chandigarh: After surfacing of a video clip showing Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab unit convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur allegedly accepting cash, the party has decided to remove Chhotepur from the post, it is learnt.
AAP’s legal cell in charge and candidate from Mohali Himmat Singh Shergill is likely to be the new state convener.
Jalandhar: A day after the Punjab Government decided to hand over investigation into the attack on RSS leader Brig Jagdish Gagneja (red) to the CBI, the Jalandhar Commissionerate today brought four Ludhiana jail inmates on production warrant on a suspicion of their involvement in the attack.
The inmates were Shiv Sena leader Amit Arora, his domestic [...]
Local investigation at dead end, sources say
Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has decided to hand over the investigations into the attack on senior RSS leader Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd) to the CBI in view of the fact that the alleged attackers “have links with anti- national forces residing in foreign countries”.
Director General of Police Suresh Arora [...]
Badnore promises to be accessible to Chandigarh residents
Chandigarh: New Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has invited people of the city to be a part of the Administration. In his first interaction with mediapersons after an introductory meeting with officers at the UT Secretariat today, Badnore stressed the need for a participatory Administration with ideas [...]
New Delhi: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today demanded that the Centre set up a defence academy at Sri Anandpur Sahib on the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.
A delegation of Akali Dal leaders, led by Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, put forth the demand before Home Minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting [...]
Bathinda: Residents of Kanakwal village in the district are blaming pollution from the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery for not only damaging their paddy crop due to acid rain but also turning their buffaloes and cows infertile.
The villagers have also complained of respiratory problems and skin and eye allergies caused by the toxic fumes emitted by [...]