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AAP Punjab Convener Ghuggi Says State Party Leaders To Be In Command In Future Elections

AAP Punjab Convener Ghuggi Says State Party Leaders To Be In Command In Future Elections

ROPAR – State AAP convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich, aka Ghuggi, said here that the party’s Punjab leadership would be in command during all future elections in the state.
Waraich, who was here to meet party volunteers, said the Delhi-based Political Affairs Committee would frame guidelines, which would be implemented by state leaders. However, he denied that [...]

April 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Sikh Library To Get New Home

Sikh Library To Get New Home

AMRITSAR – The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (or SGPC) has decided to spruce up the Sikh Reference Library that was destroyed during Operation Bluestar in the Golden Temple complex.
Now, it has been decided to shift it to a vacant school building near Bhai Gurdas Hall.
A repository of over 1,500 rare manuscripts including copies of the [...]

April 1st, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

SGPC’s Rs1,106-Crore Budget Focuses On Youth, Sikh Education

SGPC’s Rs1,106-Crore Budget Focuses On Youth, Sikh Education

AMRITSAR – With focus on promoting education and Sikh religion and its values, the SGPC today passed Rs 1,106.59-crore budget for 2017-18 fiscal year at its general house here today.
It witnessed a raise of 8.65 per cent (Rs 88.1 crore) as compared to last year despite demonetisation denting gurdwaras’ donation.
During 2016-2017, the proposed budget was [...]

April 1st, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Punjab Power Corp Chairman Resigns After Government Amends Rules

Punjab Power Corp Chairman Resigns After Government Amends Rules

PATIALA – Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) KD Chaudhri today resigned from the post, a day after the state government amended rules “to ensure that a technocrat is replaced with a bureaucrat” to head the Rs 26,000-crore company.
The government is yet to appoint a replacement but the new [...]

April 1st, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Manpreet Blames SAD ‘Misgovernance’ For Punjab’s Poor Fiscal Health

Manpreet Blames SAD ‘Misgovernance’ For Punjab’s Poor Fiscal Health

CHANDIGARH -  “Dekhte hi dekhte kafila lut ta chala gaya;
Hai sad afsos lutne walon ko bhi khabar nahi hui.”
This poetic rendition was given by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal as he described the poor fiscal health of the state while presenting the vote-on-account. He sought the permission of the House to okay the supplementary grants [...]

April 1st, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Punjab Farmers Take Out Protest March To Parliament

Punjab Farmers Take Out Protest March To Parliament

NEW DELHI – Thousands of farmers from Punjab on Thursday took out a protest march to Parliament here, demanding to stop the import of food crops, especially wheat, which are being sufficiently produced by farmers.
The protest is being held under the aegis of Bharti Kisan Union Ekta (Dakaunda), Azad Kisan Sangharash Committee and Krantikari Kisan [...]

April 1st, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Punjab Will Go After Big Fish, Says CM

Punjab Will Go After Big Fish, Says CM

CHANDIGARH – Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said his government would go after the bigwigs in the drug trade, irrespective of their political affiliations, and not  small users. “Children will not be picked up by the Special Task Force (STF).” He denied reports that he was posting officials in the STF headed by [...]

April 1st, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Capt. Amarinder Singh Says Phone, job, Debt Waiver In First Year

Capt. Amarinder Singh Says Phone, job, Debt Waiver In First Year

CHANDIGARH – The Punjab Chief Minister today said that despite the constraints faced by his government, which has inherited empty coffers, the three promises made to the people of Punjab, entailing major financial implications, would be met in the first year of the government — the youth would be given smartphones, one person in each [...]

April 1st, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Security For Badals’ Owned Indo-Canadian Bus Company Continues Unabated

Security For Badals’ Owned Indo-Canadian Bus Company Continues Unabated

JALANDHAR – Even as security cover of almost all politicians in the state has been pruned over the past few weeks, police officials continue with the provision of 24×7 protection to the Badals-owned Indo Canadian Transport Company office here.
Four policemen remain deployed bang in front of the office of the company in a vehicle that [...]

April 1st, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Akali-BJP Government Leaves Punjab With Rs1 lakh Crore Debt, Says CAG

Akali-BJP Government Leaves Punjab With Rs1 lakh Crore Debt, Says CAG

CHANDIGARH – The last five years of the SAD-BJP government saw public debt increase by almost Rs10,000 crore every year. This was the time when then Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal made claims about ‘Progressive Punjab’.
The outcome of the financial mess is that Punjab is now under debt of more than Rs1 lakh crore. [...]

April 1st, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »