Punjab

Punjab CM to change portfolio of Navjot Sidhu after poor performance of Congress in urban areas
CHANDIGARH: Hours after blaming Navjot Singh Sidhu’s inept handling of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the poor performance of the Congress in the urban areas, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday evening said he intended to change the minister’s portfolio.
Chhina Congratulates Modi, BJP Top Brass, for Clean Sweep
AMRITSAR: Bhartiya Janata Party senior leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina today extended heartiest congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP top brass including party Chief Amit Shah for the historic and emphatic win in Lok Sabha elections.
Capt Amarinder blames Navjot Sidhu for failed Mission 13 in Punjab, hints at action

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today blamed local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for harming the Congress party with his statement given in Bathinda on last day of campaigning.

Punjab CM to celebrate Aroosa Alam's birthday today in Hotel Hayat Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh is today hosting a birthday party for his Pakistani friend Aroosa Alam in famous hitel Hayat in Chandigarh.

Punjab all prepared for counting of votes: Dr.Karuna Raju
CHANDIGARH: The Office of Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab made all arrangements for counting of votes in the state.
Punjab police takes pledge to eradicate all forms of terrorism, violence
CHANDIGARH: In a bid to aware the people about terrorism and violence, Director General of Police, Dinkar Gupta today administered oath to the Punjab Police officials here at Punjab Police Headquarters to observe the ‘anti-terrorism day’.
Cut electricity rates in Punjab like Kejriwal govt did in Delhi: Cheema to govt
CHANDIGARH: Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema has severely criticized the move of Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) to jack up electricity rate in the state, stating that Captain Amrinder Singh govt should take a cue from Delhi model so that people could heave a sigh of relief from the scare of high electricity rates in the state.
Need to safeguard constitutional institutions in the country: Harpal Singh Cheema
CHANDIGARH:Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly and Aam Aadmi Party Dirba MLA Harpal Singh Cheema has accused the chief election commission (ECI) for granting a clean chit to Narendra Modi in the alleged serious model code of conduct violations, stating the act had earned widespread ignominy.
CEO thanks people of Punjab for ensuring peaceful poll

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab today witnessed overall peaceful single phased poll to elect 13 representatives for Parliament.

Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats go to polls
CHANDIGARH: All the 13 Lok Sabha seats of Punjab and the lone seat of its capital Chandigarh went to the polls amid tight security on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of general elections.
Red carpet welcome to voters in 45 model polling booths in Jalandhar
JALANDHAR:As many as 45 Model Polling Stations would be set up in the Jalandhar Parliamentary Constituency during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls on May 19 to accord a ‘Red Carpet Welcome’ to the electors on the polling day.
Modi govt fostering tensions with Pak to divert public attention
NABHA: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday hit out at the Modi government for fostering tensions with Pakistan and China, leading to serious problems for the border state of Punjab and posting a grave threat to India’s safety and security.
No sacrilege in Malerkotla, investigations reveal accidental fire
MALERKOTLA: Acting with speed and agility, the Punjab Police on Monday cracked the Malerkotla sacrilege case, finding it the result of an accidental fire which the Granthi had reportedly tried to cover up with a concocted story of a break-in for fear of being blamed of negligence and losing his job.
Raja Warring provoking Hindus against Sikhs: Khaira

BATHIDNA: Sukhpal Singh Khaira President of Punjab Ekta Party (PEP) and Lok Sabha candidate of Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA) from Bathinda today blamed Congress party candidate Amarinder Singh Raja Warring for disturbing the communal harmony in state by creating wedge between Hindus and Sikhs.

12 companies of BSF, CRPF, ITBP to be deployed for Lok Sabha poll in Jalandhar
JALANDHAR: Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar today said that 12 companies of Central Para Military Force (CPMF) which includes Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) would be deployed for free, fair, transparent and peaceful Lok Sabha polls in the district

Divulging the details, the Commissioner of Police said that a detailed police and security arrangement has been chalked out for deployment of a total of 12 companies of CPMF which includes BSF, CRPF, ITBP and RPF comprising 768 CPMF personnel would be deployed along with 1,810 Punjab police personnel for conduct of polling on May 12.
Announcement of the Bhangra World Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LAS VEGAS: Early this month, The Punjab Cultural Society announced that the Bhangra World Cup will be organized and take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Capt Amarinder hits back at Modi for 1984, reminds him of Godhra massacre of Muslims
PATIALA: Taking strong exception to the Prime Minister’s offensive attempt to link Rajiv Gandhi with the 1984 riots, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday threw the Lok Sabha battle hat back into Narendra Modi’s ring by drawing a comparison with the Godhra massacre, which took place under the latter’s chief ministership in Gujarat.
Shameful thinking of Badal when he says people have forgotten Bargari sacrilege
BATALA: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday trashed as mere wishful thinking Prakash Singh Badal’s shameful statement that the people of Punjab had forgotten the Bargari sacrilege incident.
‘Punjab Kidney Foundation’ meet held ay Mohali

MOHALI: Punjab Kidney Foundation’ a kidney support group and a dedicated kidney helpline organized its first workshop cum support group meeting on awareness of ABO incompatible transplants at Ivy Hospital, Mohali on Saturday.

10 pilgrims killed, 13 injured in road mishap in Punjab

HOSHIARPUR: As many as 10 pigrims were killed and 13 injured whn the Mahindra pickup van in which they were travelling hit a road side tree here.

Play no jokes on farmers by promising to them a subsidy ‘lolipop’ worth Rs 4.60: Mann to Captain
CHANDIGARH: Punjab unit chief of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Member of Parliament, Bhagwant Mann has accused Captain Amarinder Singh of making a code violation by offering a paltry subsidy ‘lollipop’ worth Rs 4.
Aam Aadmi Party release its 11-point election manifesto
CHANDIGARH: “Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is aware of the issues and concerns people of the state were wrestling with, be it the distress of farmers and farm hands, the travails of the industrials and traders, the never-ending menace of drugs, unemployment, and so on.
Punjab Education minister felicitates meritorious
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Education Minister Mr.
Bhagwant Mann has xero value, wont take him in Congress even if begged: Capt Amarinder
BATHINDA: Rejecting as total trash the allegations of horse trading levied by Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said the AAP leader was an out and out liar, with zero value for any party.
Thieves took away ICICI bank ATM at Rupnagar
RUPNAGAR: The thieves uprooted a ATM with the help of a crane and drove away after loading the ATM in diggy of the car last night here at old bus stand despite police patrolling in the area.
Punjab govt advances paddy sowing date by a week, to start from June 13

KHATKAR KALAN: Empathising with the problems of the state’s distressed farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced his government’s decision to allow sowing of paddy a week ahead of the scheduled June 20.

Punjab police recovers another Rs.2.13 Cr in priest's missing money case
CHANDIGARH: Further investigations into the Jalandhar priest's missing money case has led the Punjab Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) to recover another Rs.
Major jolt to AAP, Ropar MLA Amarjit Sandoa joins Congress

CHANDIGARH: In less than a week, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab suffered another major jolt on Saturday as its sitting MLA from Roopnagar, Amarjit Singh Sandoya, joined the Congress in the presence of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here.

Chandigarh man arrested for wife's murder in Goa
PANAJI: A 28-year-old Chandigarh-based part-time travel agent Sukhvinder Singh has been arrested by the Goa Police for allegedly murdering his wife while on a holiday in North Goa's Arpora village on April 27, a police officer said on Friday.
Total 278 candidates are in fray in Punjab from 13 Lok Sabha seats
CHANDIGARH: A total of 278 candidates are in a fray for 13 parliamentary constituency of state of Punjab, 12 candidates withdrew their nomination papers on last day (May 2, 2019) of withdrawal.
Without right to self-determination, elections are meaningless : Dal Khalsa
AMRITSAR: Asserting that the Indian democratic system was not conducive to attaining a sovereign Punjab through the current electoral processes, the Dal Khalsa resolved to stay away from the upcoming elections to be held on May 19 in Punjab.
Punjab Police recovers Rs.2.38 crores of priests missing Rs.6.65 crores
CHANDIGARH: Acting swiftly in the Jalandhar priest’s missing money case, the special investigation team of the Punjab Police, in coordinated operations on Thursday, successfully recovered Rs.
Punjab Police ASIs absconding with Rs.6.65 crores, nabbed in Kochi, Kerala
CHANDIGARH: In a major breakthrough in the Jalandhar priest’s missing money case, the special investigation team of the Punjab Police has been able to track down the two absconding ASIs, Joginder Singh and Rajpreet Singh, to Kochi, where they were arrested by the local police on Tuesday.
Scrutiny of nomination papers for Anandpur Sahib seat adjourned till May 2
ROPAR: The scrutiny of nomination papers for Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha seat was today adjourned till May 2, 2019 by the returning officer following a High Court notice of motion to ECI and others on the petition of AAP candidate Narinder Singh Shergill.
Government should desist from appointing non-govt officials on poll duty: AAP
CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has raised its serious objection over the Punjab Government’s decision to appoint employees of the non-government schools, colleges and other institutions on poll duty.
State government responsibly for rising incidents of crop fires: Kultar Sandhwan
CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has expressed its serious concern over the rising incidents of crop fires that had wreaked havoc in the state.
Punjab CM reviews wheat procurement operations
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday reviewed the wheat procurement operations and directed the Food & Civil Supplies Department to facilitate the farmers and ensure that every single grain is procured within 24 hours of arrival in the mandis so that no farmer faces any discomfort.
Punjab CM denies clean chit by SIT to Akalis in Behbal kalan case
FEROZEPUR: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday rejected reports of the SIT giving clean chit to the Akali leadership in the Behbal Kalan firing case, saying a single challan submitted so far in the court was being erroneously interpreted to mean that the Akalis were innocent in the matter.
Capt Amarinder Singh cheated Sikhs, SIT gives clean chit to Badals in Behbal Kalan firing case: Khaira
BATHINDA: Sukhpal Singh Khaira President of Punjab Ekta Party(PEP) and candidate of Punjab Democratic Alliance(PDA) from Bathinda today blamed Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for cheating the Sikhs by giving clean chit to former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son former Dy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal in the Behbal Kalan firing on Sikhs protesting against sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib.
No clean chit given to anyone in Kotkapura / Behbal Kalan police firing case- SIT
CHANDIGARH: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Behbal Kalan firing case has categorically rejected the media reports, claiming clean chit to some persons, pointing out that only a single challan filed by it against one accused had been selectively taken into consideration to come to erroneous conclusions.
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