Home » March 25th, 2017 Entries posted on “March, 2017”

Sikh Women Hold Anand Karaj And Act As Priests

Sikh Women Hold Anand Karaj And Act As Priests

LUDHIANA – In a step towards gender equality in religious matters, women acted as priests and conducted the Anand Karaj to solemnise the marriage of two Namdhari couples. The ceremony in Sirsa was performed in the presence of Thakur Dalip Singh, the elder brother of Namdhari sect head Satguru Uday Singh. Arvinder Singh of the […]

March 25th, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Says No VIP Culture, Bans Red Beacons On Govt Cars

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Says No VIP Culture, Bans Red Beacons On Govt Cars

CHANDIGARH – The Punjab cabinet on Saturday decided to provide 33% reservation for women in all government jobs, including contractual appointments of the state government as chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh attempted to strike a balance between populism and reforms. Women’s reservation was part of the Congress election manifesto in Punjab. The meeting which lasted […]

March 25th, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Punjab Cabinet Reduces Number Of Liquor Vends

Punjab Cabinet Reduces Number Of Liquor Vends

CHANDIGARH – The Punjab cabinet on Saturday banned operation of all liquor vends within 500 metres from national and state highways under the excise policy approved on Saturday. This is in accordance with a Supreme Court decision. In the excise policy for the year 2017-18 approved today, the number of liquor vends have been brought […]

March 25th, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Jaitley Assures Capt Of All Arrangements For Wheat Procurement

Jaitley Assures Capt Of All Arrangements For Wheat Procurement

CHANDIGARH – Finance Minister Arun Jaitely on Wednesday assured Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh that he would direct the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to ensure that all arrangements for wheat procurement in the state are in place by March 25. After a meeting between Jaitley and Amarinder at Delhi, the office of the […]

March 25th, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Khalistani Militant Jagtar Tara Pleads For Mercy Death, Cites Backache

Khalistani Militant Jagtar Tara Pleads For Mercy Death, Cites Backache

CHANDIGARH – Jagtar Singh Tara, accused in the Beant Singh assassination case, has moved an application in the ongoing trial stating that he was physically unfit due to severe backache and sought permission for euthanasia, or mercy killing. In a letter submitted before the trial court during the hearing of the case, Tara said he […]

March 25th, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Istri Manch Accuses Landlords Of Molesting Dalit Women

Istri Manch Accuses Landlords Of Molesting Dalit Women

SANGRUR – Accusing landlords of molesting Dalit women during protest to get their share of village common land and alleging registration of false cases against them, the Istri Jagriti Manch today formed a special committee to prepare a detailed report of all such cases, where the police refused to register FIR of molestation after receiving […]

March 25th, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Capt. Amarinder Gives Govt house To Badal At Free Of Cost As ‘Goodwill Gesture’

Capt. Amarinder Gives Govt house To Badal At Free Of Cost As ‘Goodwill Gesture’

CHANDIGARH – Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has allowed his predecessor Parkash Singh Badal free-of-cost government accommodation of his choice “as a goodwill gesture.” The existing policy, which would now be tweaked, does not provide for official residence to former chief ministers in the state. This comes two days after HT reported that the Shiromani […]

March 25th, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Punjab Govt To Videotape Drug Seizure Operations

Punjab Govt To Videotape Drug Seizure Operations

CHANDIGAR – Inspector general of police (IGP) and state narcotics control bureau chief Ishwar Singh, who was present before a bench on court orders, said that the government was considering taping operations launched on tip-offs and at checkpoints (nakas) .(HT Representative Image) The Punjab government has told the Punjab and Haryana high court that it […]

March 25th, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Captain’s Men Made Top Advisers

Captain’s Men Made Top Advisers

CHANDIGARH – The Punjab Government made eight political appointments in the Chief Minister’s office (CMO) that will cost the state exchequer lakhs of rupees every month. At its maiden meeting on Saturday,  the Punjab Cabinet, chaired by Capt Amarinder Singh, had decided on several austerity measures. Capt Amarinder has reposed faith in his old team, […]

March 25th, 2017 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Urban Indians Are Heading To Buy Weekend Homes

Urban Indians Are Heading To Buy Weekend Homes

NEW DELHI – Elegant farmhouses, koi ponds, equestrian facilities, themed event venues, beachfront gardens, and private golf courses – India’s uber-rich have always splurged on their lavish vacation homes. Now, people of more modest means are getting on to the leisure-property ladder, buying weekend retreats to escape the madding city crowds. Urban India’s increasing quest […]

March 25th, 2017 | Posted in Link News | Read More »