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Punjab Election Official Seeks Inquiry Report Into “Badal Bicycle” Giveaways

Punjab Election Official Seeks Inquiry Report Into “Badal Bicycle” Giveaways

CHANDIGARH – Punjab Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) VK Singh has sought an inquiry report against Sangrur Deputy Commissioner (DC) Indu Malhotra for her alleged role in getting bicycles with Chief Minister’s pictures to be distributed among students under the Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme. The CEO has forwarded a complaint to Chief Secretary Rakesh Singh in [...]

March 17th, 2014 | Posted in News, Punjab Link | Read More »

SAD Workers Accused Their Own MLA Of Corruption

SAD Workers Accused Their Own MLA  Of Corruption

AMRITSAR – A group of SAD workers have come out in the open against party MLA from Baba Bakala Manjeet Singh Manna, alleging corruption in disbursal of panchayat funds and registration of false cases against party workers.
The workers warned that if their grievances were not redressed within a week they would not campaign for the [...]

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Prof. Bhullar Gets Relief As SC Reaffirms Life Term For 15 On India’s Death Row

Prof. Bhullar Gets Relief As SC Reaffirms Life Term For 15 On India’s Death Row

NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court on Wednesday re-affirmed its January 21 verdict, granting life to 15 death-row convicts on account of their mental illness or the undue and unexplained delay in rejection of their mercy petitions.
Among the 15 beneficiaries were slain sandalwood smuggler Veerappan’s four gang members who killed 22 policemen in 1993. Based [...]

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Sand Mafia Goons!

Sand Mafia Goons!

The police removed illegal barricades set up by the sand mafia at various places in the district. The Tribune had yesterday highlighted that how the musclemen of sand mafia was extorting money from truck drivers, carrying sand and gravel from rivers and crushers near Bhanuha, Algran and Saidpur villages. Policemen remove belongings of those manning [...]

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Failed PPP Man Manpreet Badal Joins Congress

Failed PPP Man Manpreet Badal Joins Congress

PPP-Congress candidate Manpreet Badal with Congress leaders at an election meeting at Ajit Singh Bhatti’s residence in Bathinda on Wednesday.
BATHINDA – After a breakfast meeting with former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in Patiala, Manpreet Singh Badal, Congress-PPP candidate for the Bathinda seat, today launched his campaign.
He met Congress leaders from Budhlada, Mansa and Bathinda [...]

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Actress Gul Panag Running For AAP In Chandigarh

Actress Gul Panag Running For AAP In Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH – Former Miss India and actor Gul Panag on Thursday joined Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and will be its candidate for Lok Sabha polls from Chandigarh, a place where she was born and describes as her “family’s home”.
Panag said that the country is at the threshold of transformational change which is being led by [...]

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Court Upholds Fixed Fees For NRI Students

Court Upholds Fixed Fees For NRI Students

CHANDIGARH – Putting to rest the controversy over admission of foreign Indian students to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today upheld fixation of the fee for NRI candidates.
The development is significant as a bunch of five petitions were filed by Sukhmani Kaur Brar and other petitioners alleging that [...]

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Punjab Cabinet Approves Backward Class Quota For Jats

Punjab Cabinet Approves Backward Class Quota For Jats

CHANDIGARH – The Punjab Cabinetdecided to include Jats in the BackwardClasses category Wednesday night. Withthis, Jats will be the 69th community tobe included in the category.Former Punjab Chief Minister CaptAmarinder Singh had attacked the Badalgovernment for not taking up the Jatquota issue with the Centre.Consequently, Jats from Punjab werenot included in the recently declaredCentral OBC [...]

March 9th, 2014 | Posted in News, Punjab Link | Read More »

Badals’ Fuel Bill For 21 Months Shocking Rs 14 Crore

Badals’ Fuel Bill For 21 Months Shocking Rs 14 Crore

CHANDIGARH – Punjab chief ministerParkash Singh Badal and his son anddeputy, Sukhbir Singh Badal, have spentRs 14 crore from the state government’scoffers since their Akali Dal governmentcame to power in March 2012. Roparbasedadvocate Dinesh Chadha’s RTIquery has revealed this.The total fuel bill of all ministers in theAkali Dal-BJP combine and chief parliamentarysecretaries is Rs 30 [...]

March 9th, 2014 | Posted in News, Punjab Link | Read More »

Seeing Double!

Seeing Double!

There are 13 pairs of twins at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School inKapurthala. The school has a strength of 1,000 pupils. To avoid confusion,schoolteachers have tried out various ways to distinguish the twins by puttingthem in different sections or asking the parents to ensure they sport differenthairstyles. A group of twins with principal Jasbir Wadhwa [...]

March 9th, 2014 | Posted in News, Punjab Link | Read More »