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Amarinder resolves to empower girls
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) On the National Girl Child Day, former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday resolved to empower the girls by giving them education, freedom and equal space.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
From Sidhu's turf to Patiala's 'royal' bastion to Mann's challenge, all in Punjab polls
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Unlike the 2017 Assembly polls, the father-son duo of the prominent regional party Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), elderly Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Badal, were facing tough battle in their respective seats, this time all eyes are on other constituencies in Punjab that will go to the polls on February 20.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sidhu's credentials in fighting mining mafia dubious: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday ridiculed Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's tall claims of fighting the sand mafia when he had himself led the September rebellion of MLAs who were involved in illegal mining, thus clearly exposing his own interest in sheltering them.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Budget in Punjab will be based on public opinion: Kejriwal
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal said when his party forms government in Punjab in 2022, the annual financial budget of the state will be prepared with the suggestions of the public.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
HC dismisses anticipatory bail plea of Akali leader Majithia in drugs case
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) In the run-up to the Punjab polls, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday dismissed anticipatory bail plea in the alleged drugs case of Akali leader and former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is in fray from Majitha, near Amritsar.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab Governor honours ice hockey champs from Ladakh
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) After winning the 9th IHAI National Womens Ice Hockey Championship in Himachal Pradesh, the winning team from Ladakh on their way back home was felicitated by Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit, here on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports,Politics
Sacrilege attempt in historic temple in Patiala
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) An alleged sacrilege attempt was made at the historic temple in Patiala on Monday and the perpetrator has been arrested, police said.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Rival groups jockey for Congress CM's face in Punjab
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Everything is in a name when it comes to announcing the chief ministers face, it seems!
2022-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Mining allegations by Akali Dal leader frivolous: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Reacting strongly to the "baseless and frivolous" allegations levelled against him by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Majithia, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi dared him to present even a single proof that indicates his involvement in sand mining across the state.
2022-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
R-Day violence accused is Sanyukt Samaj Morcha candidate in Punjab
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana, who is accused in the 2021 Republic Day violence case, is the candidate of Sanyukt Samaj Morcha, a political front of farmer unions, from Punjab's Maur constituency in Bathinda district for the February 20 Assembly polls.
2022-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
Former Punjab DGP booked for 'hate speech'
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Director General of Police (DGP) Mohammad Mustafa, an advisor to state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, whose wife Razia Sultana is a party's candidate, was booked on Sunday for his 'hate speech' during canvassing in Malerkotla, the Muslim-dominated town.
2022-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Haryana CM unveils Subhas Chandra Bose's statue
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday unveiled the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at a park named after him here to mark as 'Parakram Diwas' (day of valour) on his 125th birth anniversary.
2022-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Amarinder to contest from Patiala, releases list of 22 candidates
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced the Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) candidates from 22 constituencies for the February 20 polls, with clear focus on winnability while ensuring due representation across regions and various sections of society.
2022-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
1,000 youth will be imparted training in adventure sports: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said 1,000 youth would be imparted training in adventure sports every year by the state government to enable them to get employment.
2022-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Badal asks Kejriwal not to allow bias on Bhullar's release
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Five-time Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday called for the immediate release of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar "in the larger interest of consolidating peace and communal harmony in Punjab".
2022-01-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Channi had share in mining mafia, alleges Amarinder
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Dismissing Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's denial of involvement in illegal sand mining as a 'lie, Punjab Lok Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that as a chief minister, he had received specific inputs that Channi had a share in the mafia, along with several other Congress leaders and MLAs in the state.
2022-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Akali Dal seeks CBI probe into illegal mining in CM's constituency
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday, while exposing a multi-hundred crore sand mining racket being allegedly run by Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi through a sting operation, demanded a CBI probe into into illegal mining in his home constituency Chamkaur Sahib.
2022-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
AAP's Mann challenges Channi to contest against him
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Punjab president and chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann on Saturday challenged Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to contest against him from Dhuri.
2022-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Entrepreneurship is the future of Punjab, says Sidhu
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Unveiling distinct features of the Punjab Model, Pradesh Congress Committee chief Navjot Sidhu on Saturday announced the "Youth, Skilling and Entrepreneurship" program under the new Punjab.
2022-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana, Himachal sign pact to revive Saraswati river
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) A memorandum of understanding was signed on Friday between the Himachal Pradesh and Haryana governments for construction of the Adi Badri dam bordering both the states with an outlay of Rs 215.35 crore for the rejuvenation of the Saraswati river, which is mentioned in Hindu mythology.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Haryana police helpline instilling confidence in women
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) The efforts of the Haryana police to make women aware of the need for reporting crime have shown results as 1,872 out of over 77,000 calls received on the women helpline 1091 were converted into first information reports (FIRs) in 2021, Director General of Police P.K. Agrawal said on Friday.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Under-barrel grenade launcher, RDX seized in Punjab
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) Thwarting a possible terror attack ahead of the Republic Day, Punjab Police have recovered a 40mm under-barrel grenade launcher (UBGL) with two 40mm compatible grenades, 3.79 kg RDX, nine electrical detonators and two sets of timer devices for IEDs from Gurdaspur, said Inspector General of Police (Border Range) Mohinish Chawla on Friday.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Will file defamation case against Kejriwal: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Friday said he would file a defamation case against his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal for dubbing him as "a dishonest man" in the wake of the Enforcement Directorate raids on the former's nephew regarding illegal mining.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
PM's blockade in Punjab was stage-managed, says Amarinder
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) chief Amarinder Singh on Friday launched a scathing attack on Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, whose government, he said, had clearly 'stage-managed' the blockade that led to a serious security lapse on Prime Minister Narendra Modis route in the state earlier this month.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Unaccounted Rs 1.74 Cr cash, 11 kg opium seized in poll-bound Punjab
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) To ensure drug-free and other inducement-free Assembly elections in Punjab, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S. Karuna Raju said enforcement agencies have recovered unaccounted Rs 1.74 crore cash, besides 1,088 kg poppy husk, 11 kg opium and 3,370 grams heroin.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP's Punjab CM face to contest from Dhuri
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) Two-time Member of Parliament and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann will be contesting from Dhuri in the February 20 polls in Punjab.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Deputy Civil Surgeon penalised in Haryana for lapses
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) In a judgement to protect rights of individuals, the Haryana Right to Service Commission has imposed a penalty of Rs 20,000 on Deputy Civil Surgeon K.L. Malik, who is posted in a government hospital in Rohtak town, for delay in release of a death certificate relating to 1994 on flimsy grounds.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Ex-HC judge puts Badal in dock over 2015 sacrilege incident
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) In what could snowball into a major political controversy before the assembly polls in Punjab, Justice Ranjit Singh (retd), who headed the commission into the alleged incidents of sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and the subsequent police firing on protesters in 2015, on Wednesday placed then Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, 94, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch, and then DGP Sumedh Singh Saini in dock.
2022-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ED raids due to political rivalry: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) In the run-up to polls, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Wednesday said the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raids in a sand mining case were happening due to political rivalry.
2022-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Parkash Singh Badal tests Covid-19 positive
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Just ahead of the assembly polls, the grand old man of Punjab politics and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch, Parkash Singh Badal, 94, on Wednesday tested positive for the Covid-19.
2022-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
ED now confirms raids in Punjab
Punjab, Jan 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED), on Wednesday finally confirmed that they carried out search operations at the business and residential premises of Kudratdeep Singh, Pinjore Royalty Company, Providers Overseas Consultants Pvt. Ltd. and others at Mohali, Ludhiana, Rupnagar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Pathankot in the illegal sand mining case.
2022-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
ED raids house of Punjab CM's nephew in sand mining case
Punjab, Jan 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday morning, just weeks before assembly elections, carried out raids at ten different locations belonging to Punjab Chief Minster Charanjit Singh Channi's nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey, in connection with a Prevention of Money Laundering case pertaining to illegal sand mining in Punjab.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
A 2-yr old FIR behind ED raid at Punjab CM's nephew
Punjab, Jan 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday morning carried out raids at ten different locations belonging to Punjab Chief Minster Charanjit Singh Channi's nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey. And behind the raids is a two-year old FIR.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
AAP names Bhagwant Mann as Punjab CM candidate
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal has announced the name of Bhagwant Mann as Chief Ministerial candidate for Punjab.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
AAP fallen back on compromised CM candidate: Sukhbir Badal
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had fallen back on compromised candidate Bhagwant Mann as no one was ready to lead the party in Punjab.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National
Resolved to give up drinking, Mann to 'steer' AAP to victory in Punjab
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) The politician whose resolve to give up drinking was applauded by AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal is now the party's chief ministerial face for the Congress-ruled 117-member legislative Assembly of Punjab that will go to the polls on February 20.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
New startups, IT firms exempted from Haryana local employment law
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday said new startups and Information Technology companies would be given exemption for two years under the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Bhagwant Mann's mother gets emotional on son's elevation
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) The mother of AAP's two-time Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann, who got emotional on hearing that his son was announced as the chief ministerial candidate by the party in Punjab, on Tuesday urged the people to support his son like they've done for 30 years in his every endeavour for the February 20 Assembly polls.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab Polls: It's Majithia versus Majithia versus Majithia, literally!
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) A high-profile Majitha Assembly constituency in Punjab's Majha region has gained prominence for the February 14 poll owing to Majithia versus Majithia versus Majithia -- three namesakes in the fray -- and one among them is facing serious allegations of involvement in drug nexus.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
AAP's Punjab candidate resigns saying 'it's like a pvt company'
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Punjab's Ferozepur (rural) constituency, Ashu Bangar, has resigned from the party, saying it is being run like a private company by leaders from Delhi.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Two-time Cong MLA joins Punjab Lok Congress
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and two-time MLA from Garhshankar in Punjab, Luv Kumar Goldy on Monday joined the Punjab Lok Congress along with hundreds of his supporters, including sarpanches, members of municipal council and block samitis.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana Governor dispatches 4,000 kits to fight Covid-19
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatraya on Monday flagged off two trucks containing 4,000 hygiene kits prepared by the Indian Red Cross Society for 22 districts to check the spread of Coronavirus.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
AAP candidate from Ferozepur resigns, joins Congress
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Hours after quitting as the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Ferozepur (Rural) constituency in Punjab on Monday, Ashu Bangar was inducted into the Congress by party Chief Minister Charanjit Channi.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Now, 75% reservation must in private jobs in Haryana
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Fulfilling one of the key poll promise made by Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), a coalition partner of the BJP in Haryana, a law that provides 75 per cent reservation in the private sector to job seekers from the state has come into effect.
2022-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sidhu invites Musk to set up Tesla's unit in Ludhiana
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) In the run-up to the state assembly polls, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday invited industry tycoon Elon Musk to set up Tesla's unit in state's industrial hub Ludhiana.
2022-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
Denied ticket, Punjab CM's brother to contest as Independent
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Differences between Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu seem to be growing as Manohar Singh, the younger brother of the former, was denied nomination by the party for the February 14 assembly polls.
2022-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab: Cong leader Joginder Singh Mann joins AAP
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Just ahead of the Punjab elections, the Congress on Saturday suffered a setback with its senior Dalit leader and three-time legislator Joginder Singh Mann, 72, joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the presence of its national convener, Arvind Kejriwal.
2022-01-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Facing money-laundering case Khaira is Cong candidate in Punjab
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Facing allegations in connection with drugs money laundering and fake passport racket case, Sukhpal Singh Khaira is the Congress candidate from Bholath in the February 14 assembly polls in Punjab.
2022-01-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Famed but controversial rapper Moosewala is Cong candidate in Punjab
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Famed, but controversial gun donning, the 28-year-old Punjabi rapper Sidhu Moosewala is the Congress' novice candidate from Mansa for the February 14 assembly polls.
2022-01-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Unvaccinated students not to be allowed in Haryana schools
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Unvaccinated students would not be allowed to attend the schools in the state when they reopen, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said on Saturday.
2022-01-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society