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BJP To Flex More Muscle In Punjab After Haryana, Maharashtra Assembly Wins

BJP To Flex More Muscle In Punjab After Haryana, Maharashtra Assembly Wins

CHANDIGARH – It seems, the BJP, buoyed by its successive wins at the hustings, will be demanding redistribution of power in Punjab though it is unlikely to demand more ministerial berths.
It certainly wants its ministers be given charge of important portfolios. Sources say the party is eyeing Investment Promotion, Housing, Excise and Taxation and Home. [...]

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Cotton Prices Plummet 20% On Low Demand

Cotton Prices Plummet 20% On Low Demand

FARIDKOT – With low demand for cotton from China, the world’s largest consumer of cotton and yarn, the cotton prices have touched an all-time low in the local markets.
At present, cotton is selling at Rs 3,950-Rs 4,100 per quintal against Rs 5,000-5,300 in the corresponding period last year.
Over 20 per cent fall is visible in [...]

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Enforcement Directorate Grills Phillaur, NRI Sabha Ex-Chief

Enforcement Directorate Grills Phillaur, NRI Sabha Ex-Chief

JALANDHAR – Akali Dal MLA from Kartarpur Sarwan Singh Phillaur and NRI Sabha (Punjab) former president and hotelier Kamaljit Singh Hayer appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for investigation into the allegations of receiving money from Goraya-based businessman Chuni Lal Gaba.
The businessman is under scanner for his alleged involvement in the Rs 6,000 crore synthetic [...]

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Badal Unveils Golden Temple Plaza

Badal Unveils Golden Temple Plaza

AMRITSAR – Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal dedicated the first phase of the Golden Temple entrance plaza to the people here this evening. This will pave the way for easy movement of the pilgrims at the main entrance of the holy shrine.
Dedicating the plaza, the CM termed it as an [...]

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Heroin Worth Rs 20 Crore Seized At Border

Heroin Worth Rs 20 Crore Seized At Border

AMRITSAR – In a joint operation, the BSF and the police today seized 4 kg heroin at the India-Pakistan border in the Amritsar sector today. The contraband was reportedly smuggled from the Pakistan side.
MF Farooqui, DIG BSF, Amritsar, said four packets of the contraband (suspected to be heroin) were found near the Rania border outpost. [...]

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Punjab Opens New Bureau Of Investigations

Punjab Opens New Bureau Of Investigations

- Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini the Bureau of Investigation had been formed and it would start functioning in two weeks.
Saini was here to attend the Police Commemoration Day function at Punjab Armed Police (PAP) complex. He said the bureau would ensure time-bound investigations into criminal cases.
Talking to the media after [...]

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

High Court Says State Must Provide Safeguards To Runaway Couple Even If They Are Not Married

High Court Says State Must Provide Safeguards To Runaway Couple Even If They Are Not Married

CHANDIGARH – In a judgment that would change the way protection is provided to runaway couples, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that the State was duty-bound to safeguard their life and liberty even without solemnisation of a valid marriage.
The judgment is significant as the Single Judge, [...]

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Act Against Dishonest Travel Agents, NGO Tells NRI Panel

Act Against Dishonest Travel Agents, NGO Tells NRI Panel

HOSHIARPUR – The Centre for Human Rights Initiative, Training and Research Association (CHITRA) filed a petition with the Punjab NRI Commission, seeking action against unscrupulous travel agents. Rights activist Kulwant Singh Nagra from CHITRA brought to the notice of the commission the news item “100 youths duped of Rs 90 lakh” published in The Tribune [...]

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Punjab Enforcement Director Claims To Uncover ‘Hawala’ Deals Worth Rs 15 Crore

Punjab Enforcement Director Claims To Uncover  ‘Hawala’ Deals Worth Rs 15 Crore

Ludhiana-based cycle parts exporter in trouble!
CHANDIGARH – A Ludhiana-based cycle parts exporter is in trouble with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) detecting Rs 15 crore ‘hawala’ transactions and an export duty drawback scam.
About 40-50 export houses and firms in Punjab, particularly those in Ludhiana and Jalandhar, are under the ED lens for claiming “bogus” duty incentive [...]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Black Diwali For 20 Lakh Elderly, Widows

Black Diwali For 20 Lakh Elderly, Widows

CHANDIGARH – It’s going to be a black Diwali for nearly 20 lakh persons surviving on dole from the government. Despite tall claims of no financial crunch, the state has not cleared dues of old-age pensioners, widows, physically disabled persons and dependent children. The last amount disbursed to them was in April while the state [...]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »