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Deadly Collision!

Deadly Collision!

Five members of a family from Valtoha village in Tarn Taran and three of a family from Zira in Ferozepur were killed in a car-truck collision on the Barnala-Moga road at Ramgarh village, 25 km from here. The ill-fated car that collided with a truck on the Barnala-Moga road near Ramgarh village on Tuesday.

November 16th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Akali-BJP Rift Widens As SAD Accuses BJP Minister Joshi Of Amassing Illegal Wealth

Akali-BJP Rift Widens As SAD Accuses BJP Minister Joshi Of Amassing Illegal Wealth

Akalis Demand Joshi’s Resignation!
AMRITSAR – The rift between the ruling alliance partners — the SAD and the BJP — widened today. The SAD accused Local Bodies Minister Anil Joshi of corruption and sought his resignation, while the BJP charged the SAD with patronising sand, land, liquor and cable mafia in the state.
The tussle between the [...]

November 16th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Politicians Hijacking Sports!

Politicians Hijacking Sports!

The Punjab Government’s function to reward the medal winners of the Commonwealth and the Asian Games ran for almost two hours in Chandigarh on Tuesday. For almost one-and-a-half hours, the politicians hogged the limelight and the stage, talking up the efforts being made by the government, especially Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, for the betterment [...]

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Congress Launches ‘Save Punjab’ Drive Against Drugs

Congress Launches ‘Save Punjab’ Drive Against Drugs

AMRITSAR – Aiming to curb the rampant drug addiction in the state, the Punjab Congress kicked off its ‘Save Punjab’ campaign from Majitha Assembly constituency, the home turf of Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.
Talking to mediapersons during the launch ceremony organised by Congress leader Sukhjinder Singh Lalli Majithia, AICC secretary Harish Chaudhary and PPCC vice-president [...]

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Rising Crime In Patiala Puts Residents On Edge

Rising Crime In Patiala Puts Residents On Edge

PATIALA – The law and order in the city is rapidly deteriorating with over 400 theft cases having been registered in the past almost 10 months. It seems the police is not keen on cracking down on criminals. Sources confirmed the police was not regularly patrolling in the night even though Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir [...]

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Punjab Govt Against Tax On NRI Remittances Fee

Punjab Govt Against Tax On NRI Remittances Fee

CHANDIGARH -  The Punjab Government has opposed the decision of the Centre to charge service tax on foreign remittances fee from NRIs and sought its withdrawal.
NRI Affairs Minister Tota Singh said the decision will make it difficult for the NRIs to send money back home. He also said the NRI Sangat Darshan would be held [...]

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Rs 8 Crore Paddy Scams Detected

Rs 8 Crore Paddy Scams Detected

MOGA – Embezzlement of paddy worth Rs 8 crore has come to light in three rice mills in the district. After inquiries by food procurement agencies and the economic offences wing of the police, separate criminal cases under IPC Sections 406 and 420 have been registered against the owners of these mills.
Nishan Singh, Markfed district [...]

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NRIs Feel Alienated, British MP Tells Punjab

NRIs Feel Alienated, British MP Tells Punjab

JALANDHAR – Virendra Sharma, a Labour Party MP in the UK, said Punjab could not attract any NRI investment in the last few years owing to “poor” law and order situation in the state.
He alleged the NRIs were insecure about their life and property in Punjab. Talking to the media here, Sharma said the state [...]

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Preparing Women Prisoners For Life After Jail

Preparing Women Prisoners For Life After Jail

PATIALA – That all women want to look beautiful is no secret and murder convict 42-year-old Ranjeet Kaur (name changed) is no exception. She rushes to the newly opened beauty parlour behind the high-security walls of the Central Jail here on special occasions and whenever her relatives come to meet her.
Twenty-eight-year-oldSunita (name changed) gets regular [...]

November 8th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Centre Ready To Pay Punjab Rs 10,451 Crore For Paddy Purchase

Centre Ready To Pay Punjab Rs 10,451 Crore For Paddy Purchase

CHANDIGARH – The Punjab Government today heaved a sigh of relief after the Centre approved the release of second installment worth Rs 10,451 crore of cash credit limit (CCL) to pay farmers in lieu of their paddy procured for the Central pool.
Official sources said Union Finance Ministry officials concerned handed over the sanction letter to [...]

November 8th, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »