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Awaaz-e-Punjab Not Anybody’s B-Team, Says Pargat Singh Bringing On Aboard Ex-BJP MP Navjot Sidhu

Awaaz-e-Punjab Not Anybody’s B-Team, Says Pargat Singh Bringing On Aboard Ex-BJP MP Navjot Sidhu

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 [...]

September 17th, 2016 | Posted in Link News, Punjab Link | Read More »

Election promises fuel money worries

Election promises fuel money worries

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 [...]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

AAP to drop (not-so-)Sucha

AAP to drop (not-so-)Sucha

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.
A [...]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Sena leader a suspect in Gagneja attack

Sena leader a suspect in Gagneja attack

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 [...]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Centre asked to probe Gagneja attack

Centre asked to probe Gagneja attack

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 [...]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

New Governor wants ‘people power’

New Governor wants ‘people power’

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 [...]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Defence academy sought for Anandpur Sahib

Defence academy sought for Anandpur Sahib

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 [...]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Refinery fingered for health issues

Refinery fingered for health issues

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 [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Quran desecration case ’solved’, cops say

Quran desecration case ’solved’, cops say

Sangrur: The police claimed to have solved a Quran desecration case with the arrest of Israr Mohammad, brother-in-law of Mohammad Mustafa, the moulvi of the mosque at Mehlan village, near here.
The moulvi’s daughter yesterday spotted torn pages of the holy book in a bathroom on the premises of the mosque. The book was found on [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Badals to blame for crime: Captain

Badals to blame for crime: Captain

Khanna: Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh blamed the Badals for recent incidents of crime in the state, including the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and attack on RSS leader Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd), besides the drug menace.
He said Sukhbir Badal and Bikram Majithia would be put behind bars if the Congress came to power [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »