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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 »

Badals, BJP Busy Out Of State Elections While Punjab Faces Rs 400 Crore Overdraft

Badals, BJP Busy Out Of State Elections While Punjab Faces Rs 400 Crore Overdraft

CHANDIGARH – With the political leadership in Punjab busy in realpolitik unfolding in neighbouring Haryana, the state’s financial health has been hit yet again. Known for spending much more than it earns, Punjab has exhausted its advance limit of Rs 540 crore and gone into overdraft of over Rs 400 crore.
Bills worth hundreds of crores [...]

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

RSS Activities Highly Provocative, Says Congress

RSS Activities Highly Provocative, Says Congress

CHANDIGARH – Punjab Congress leaders have taken exception to the brandishing of firearms by RSS activists during a “street march” in Jaito. Former Finance Minister Laal Singh and MLAs Parminder Singh Pinki, Brahm Mahindra and Gurkirat Singh Kotli described the RSS activities as “highly provocative.”
They pointed out that Punjab had witnessed violence for more than [...]

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Celebrating Guru’s Birthday

Celebrating Guru’s Birthday

A view of the ‘Jalau’ (show of splendour) inside the sanctum sanctorum at the Golden Temple in Amritsar organised to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das on Thursday.

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

MP Bhagwant Mann Flays Punjabi Film Producers For Part In ATM Theft To Finance Movie

MP Bhagwant Mann Flays Punjabi Film Producers For Part In ATM Theft To Finance Movie

ABOHAR – Aam Aadmi Party MP from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann said film producers, who were found using unfair means, should be “sued” suitably.
Speaking in Abohar Thursday, he said ATM thefts by staff of a private security company to help in the production of Punjabi movie was an unfortunate incident that brought bad name to the [...]

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Rahul Gandhi Blames SAD-BJP For Punjab Drug Mess

Rahul Gandhi Blames SAD-BJP For Punjab Drug Mess

CHANDIGARH – An aggressive Congress today took on the BJP in poll-bound Haryana, accusing the BJP-SAD government in Punjab of promoting drug culture leading the youth astray.
“The youth in Punjab has failed to make a mark in sports and education. Instead of building stadia, the youth has taken to drugs,” Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said [...]

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Two Girls Kidnapped, Gang-Raped In Moga

Two Girls Kidnapped, Gang-Raped In Moga

MOGA – Two minor girls, who were cousins, were allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by five youths at Talwandi Mallian village in Moga district on Tuesday.
Inspector Gurvinder Singh, Station House Officer of Mehna police station, said an FIR under Sections 363, 366-A, 376 and 506 of the IPC had been registered against Ajay Grewal, a resident [...]

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Power Crisis Looms In Punjab As Coal Stocks Reach Critical Limit

Power Crisis Looms In Punjab As Coal Stocks Reach Critical Limit

PATIALA – Consumers in almost all parts of Punjab, barring Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal’s home town Bathinda, have complained of power cuts in the past few days.
Bothered by repeated power cuts, farmers have threatened to stage a dharna in front of the office of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL). They need to water [...]

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Five Punjab Cops Booked For Extortion

Five Punjab Cops Booked For Extortion

BATALA – The Batala police have booked one head constable and four constables on the charges of extorting Rs 25,000 from a villager. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against them. The accused have been suspended.
They have been identified as head constable Joga Singh and constables Sukhdeep Singh, Saranjeet Singh, [...]

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »