PATIALA – Anandpur Sahib member of Parliament (MP) and senior Akali leader Prem Singh Chandumajra on Monday claimed that there was no dynastic politics in the party, even as he held a show of strength in areas falling under the Sanaur assembly segment to boost the poll prospectus of his son Harinder Pal Chandumajra, who [...]
JALANDHAR – On the call given by Shiromani Akali Dal (A) president Simranjit Singh Mann, party activists on Tuesday performed gatka at Guru Nanak Mission Chowk to counter the International Yoga Day. Around 50 young Nihangs participated in the event. The party workers said gatka was meant for self-defence and should be promoted.
CHANDIGARH – The Punjab Agro Export Corporation, which sent Punjabi kinnow’s first-ever consignment to Russia and Ukraine early this year, has decided to increase three-fold the quantum of export of this citrus fruit to these countries.
Russian-Turkish business ties took a hit, especially in the fruit and vegetable sector, after Turkey shot down a Russian Sukhoi [...]
CHANDIGARH – For Pakistani smugglers, pushing drugs into Punjab through the international border is a new form of jihad (holy war). According to Punjab police, this has been revealed by Ramzaan (32), a Pakistani drug smuggler who was arrested from the Sowana border outpost in Fazilka district on June 13.
He allegedly told the Punjab Police [...]
ABOHAR – Hundreds of protesting farmers from villages of Abohar, Balluana and Fazilka constituencies performed ‘virodh asana’ on the grounds of the canal colony on Tuesday.
They followed their ‘teacher’, Abohar MLA Sunil Jakhar, as he gave commands for ‘ardh virodh asana’ and ‘puran virodh asana’, followed by slogans like ‘Punjab sarkar Murdabad’, ‘Badal sarkar murdabad’ [...]
FATEHGARH SAHIB – Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) chief Simranjit Singh Mann asked Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to form a people’s commission to probe the cases of the 1984 massacre of Sikhs.
Commenting on Kejriwal’s open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the ‘inefficiency’ of the Centre’s Special Investigation Team [...]
JALANDHAR – A man arrested by the Delhi Police earlier this month for his involvement in a kidney racket busted at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in the national capital was also an accused in a similar racket unearthed at the city’s National Kidney Hospital last year.
Accused Satya Prakash, alias Ashu, had donated his kidney to one [...]
TARN TARN – A shootout by a gang of over 20 persons in Goindwal Sahib, 25 km from here, spread panic in the area. The shopkeepers hurriedly downed their shutters and ran to save themselves.
The Goindwal Sahib police have registered a case under Sections 307, 379, 427, 506, 148, 149 of the IPC, and 25, [...]
AMRITSAR – Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley released a commemorative silver coin to mark the 300th anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur’s martyrdom.
Releasing the coin manufactured in association with the Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation (MMTC), Jaitley said there was a need to educate people about the rich history and tradition of Punjab.
He also [...]
PATIALA – Finding it tough to counter the flak over drug abuse and also apprehending an adverse verdict from the Supreme Court, Punajb’s SAD-BJP government is looking to reignite the issue of interstate river-water sharing right from the village level, ahead of assembly elections due early next year. Gram panchayats, in apparent orchestration from the [...]