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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Badal warns of ‘anti-social elements’

Badal warns of ‘anti-social elements’

Chandigarh: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal and other ministers unfurled the Tricolour in various districts on Independence Day this week.
The Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPSs) were initially scheduled to hoist the national flag at several venues, but in view of the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s recent order setting aside their appointment, [...]

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Badals belong behind bars: Mann

Badals belong behind bars: Mann

Khanna: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held its rally at a venue located 2 km away from this  village.
AAP leaders Bhagwant Mann and Sucha Singh Chhotepur spoke against the SAD-BJP government.
Mann said the Badals and Bikram Majitha would be put behind bars if AAP came to power in the state. “Badals are not bigger than [...]

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No ‘external’ head for Chandigarh

No ‘external’ head for Chandigarh

Chandigarh: In a U-turn after its move to devise a new administrative setup for Chandigarh led to an uproar, the Central Government has decided not to go ahead with the appointment of an independent Administrator for the Union Territory.
The proposal to appoint Kerala’s bureaucrat-turned-politician KJ Alphons Kannanthanam as the first independent Administrator for Chandigarh had [...]

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Speeding ‘Badal bus’ kills 2

Speeding ‘Badal bus’ kills 2

Ludhiana: A speeding bus of Dabwali Transport, a company owned by the Badal family, today crushed two members of a family to death on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway near Mullanpur.
The victims, Hardev Singh (61) and his son Harmeet Singh (24), were on a motorcycle.
The bus, which was on its way to Bathinda, was torched by furious [...]

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Goldie incident reflects Akali Dal corruption

Goldie incident reflects Akali Dal corruption

Sukhbir Badal has pulled party into the mud
A clean-shaven Akali leader is still an unusual sight, hard to associate with the Shiromani Akali Dal. However, when Navdeep Goldy manhandled Amritsar’s Deputy Mayor last week and pointed a gun at him right in the presence of the Deputy Commissioner, all doubts about his being an Akali [...]

August 14th, 2016 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Captain storms police station

Captain storms police station

Farmer’s complaint instigates march
Bathinda: Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh stormed a local police station after a farmer accused Akali leaders of grabbing his land. The police reportedly gave an assurance to the farmer, Baldev Singh, to resolve the matter in 10 days.
Amarinder was holding his “Halke Vich Captain” programme at Jassi Bagwali when [...]

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Another Badal boosts Congress

Another Badal boosts Congress

Manpreet Badal . . . from Bulle Shah to Badal bashing.
Moga: “Unni-ikki” (19-21) is a popular Punjabi term for a tragedy. Rather, a tragedy which can be averted, albeit narrowly.
At the Congress’ well-attended public meeting here on Friday, this cliché is heard repeatedly. Most of the speakers warn the gathering that an electoral “unni-ikki” can [...]

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