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SAD And BJP Together For the 2017 Assembly Election

SAD And BJP Together For the 2017 Assembly Election

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, [...]

February 13th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

AAP Land High Profile Candidate In Satirist-Comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi

AAP Land High Profile Candidate In Satirist-Comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi

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. [...]

February 13th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Court Gives Notice Given For CBI Probe Into High Profile Dalit Killing Involving Akali Leader Shiv Lal Doda

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 [...]

February 13th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Akalis For Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bust In France, Congress Raises Questions

Akalis For Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bust In France, Congress Raises Questions

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 [...]

February 13th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

AAP To Begin Punjab Dialogue Next Month, Says Kejriwal

AAP To Begin Punjab Dialogue Next Month, Says Kejriwal

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, [...]

February 13th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Row Over Sacking Of Takht Jathedars Surfaces Again

Row Over Sacking Of Takht Jathedars Surfaces Again

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, [...]

February 13th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

High Court Says It’s Fine For Prisoner To Marry While Facing Murder Trial

High Court Says It’s Fine For Prisoner To Marry While Facing Murder Trial

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” [...]

February 13th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Navjot Sidhu’s Wife Says She And Star Cricketer Won’t Contest Elections If BJP-Akali Alliance Continues

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 [...]

February 13th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

BJP Minister Mittal Pressuring Us To Accept Truckers’ Demands, Says National Fertilizer Limited

BJP Minister Mittal Pressuring Us To Accept Truckers’ Demands, Says National Fertilizer Limited

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 [...]

February 13th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Punjab Finally Has Surplus Power But No relief On Tariff Front

Punjab Finally Has Surplus Power But No relief On Tariff Front

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 [...]

February 6th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »