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Sukhbir Badal's move to revamp SAD lost its purpose, old guard rule the roost

CHANDIGARH: The much hyped move by Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal to revamp the party in wake of humiliating defeat in the last assembly elections has failed to bring any change in the party's top leadership. The hopes of young leaders in the party are dashed since no credible face from among the youth was given place in the party's top herarichy.There is hardly any repersentation to women.

SAD shifts focus from real issues to Khalistan, BJP and Congress fumes

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD), the ruling partner of BJP in Punjab for ten years and now in the center after losing its base among the majority Sikh population in state has now shited its focus from real issues to old tacticts of raising Panthic issues when out of power. This time SAD has picked up issue of Khalistan to revive its panthic credentials.

Demonetisation may cost at least this vote in Himachal

Demonetisation may cost the BJP at least this one vote in Himachal Pradesh.

Demonetization, a surgical strike on black money, failed due to poor implementation

Objections were made, and rightly too, when higher demonization rupees 500-note was introduced for the first time in the year 1987, followed by re-introduction of rupees-1000 note in the year 2000 after being demonetized in the year 1978. No other advanced or sensible country has currency in units of more than 100 thereby elimination chances of parallel economy of black money through increased currency-circulation because of higher-denomination notes.

"Do Not Forget The Anti- Sikh Pogrom of 1984"

NEW DELHI: Thirty three years have passed since the anti-Sikh pogrom carried out in Delhi between 31st October and 4th November 1984, following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh body guards.  The official figure of those massacred in the violence stands at 2700, while according to unofficial estimates it is closer to 4000 in Delhi alone.

'The Tribune' absolved Bikram Majithia in drug case, apologized for naming him kingpin

CHANDIGARH: The leading English newspaper The Tribune which had carried reports of alleged involvement of former SAD minister Bikram Singh Majithia in synthetic drug racket has apologized from the latter for falsly blaming him. The Tribue said there is no evidence of involvement of Bikram Singh Majithia in drug racket.

Capt Amarinder Singh expressing inability to act against Bikram Majithia stirred political storm in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The statement by Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh showing his inability to act agaisnt former SAD minister Bikram Singh Majithia for his alleged involvement in drug racket has led to political storm in the state and also dismayed the Congress Ministers and MLA's demanding to put Majithia in Jail.

Khalsa College Charitable Society on the Path of Development and Progress

The mega Religious Procession on November 3
AMRITSAR: The historic Khalsa College Charitable Society has opened 11 Colleges and Schools in the last 10 years and most of these are professional institutions. The Society is committed to fulfil the dream of its founding fathers to provide scientific knowledge and dissemination of education to every strata of society. It has emerged as one of the most prestigious bodies, managing educational institutions in the country.

Gurdaspur victory gives Congress another chance to improve its sagging image in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The victory of Sunil Jakhar Congress party candidate in Gurdaspur bye-elelction is for sure a big gain for Congress party and a setback for SAD-BJP alliance and AAP but it is not an absolute decision of electorate in favour of Congress which is struggling to meet the expectations of people of state.

Saubhagya scheme of PM - A distant dream

The Prime Minister launched “Saubhagya” scheme   on September 25  to provide electricity  to every  household in the country  by the end of 2018 at a cost of Rs 16000 crore. 

Why Capt Amarinder Singh didn't hail victory of Jagmeet Singh leader of NDP in Canada?

CHANDIGARH: On October 2, 2017 when Jagmeet Singh was declared first Sikh leader to head New Democratic Party (NDP), a federal political party of Canada, the Sikhs world over burst into jubiliations. The Sikh leaders from across the globe messaged first non-white leader of NDP except Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

How the Pintos outwitted the Haryana cops with wrong address

In mid-September, a team of Haryana Police investigating the sensation murder of a minor boy studying in Ryan International School in Gurugram, had rushed to Mumbai as part of the larger probe into the case.

More circumspection needed in commenting on rape cases

CHANDIGARH: Two recent high court judgements and observations, pertaining to rape cases, have brought the focus on consensual aspect of such incidents. The judges, in separate cases, have brought in the angle of promiscuity and 'feeble' resistance as indicators that the victim could have been a willing partner.

Capt Amarinder Singh showing soft corner for rape accused SAD leader Langah surprises many

CHANDIGARH: What could be the compulsions of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to go soft on rape accused former minister and SAD leader Sucha Singh Langah who is roaming free in Chandigarh and also visited the house of party president Sukhbir Singh Badal in sector 9 here accompanied by Punjab Police security personnel.

Rape case against SAD leader Langah creates embarrassment for SAD-BJP alliance in Gurdaspur bye-election

GURDASPUR: The registration of rape case against former minister and senior SAD leader Sucha Singh Langah has created political embarrassment for the SAD-BJP alliance in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bye-election being held on October 11 particularly when the alliance candidate Swarn Salaria faced similar allegations and later absolved in rape case.

Kullu Dussehra: Where 'policing' is virtually left to a deity!

In the weeklong Kullu Dussehra festivities in this Himachal Pradesh town, which began on Saturday, where a grand congregation of over 210 gods and goddesses are currently assembled, the 'policing' is virtually left to a deity.

Climate change impacting estimated 40% of US growth: Report

NEW DELHI: Climate change is annually impacting the US economy by an average of $240 billion, equal to an estimated 40 per cent of its current economic growth, scientists warn, saying burning fossil fuels "comes at a giant price tag which the US economy cannot afford and cannot sustain".

Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh: India's oldest serving warrior (Obituary)

NEW DELHI: India's oldest serving soldier Marshal Arjan Singh, who died in hospital after a massive heart attack on Saturday, was hardly 44 when he took over as the chief of a young Indian Air Force (IAF) in 1964, a year before leading the fledgling Indian air power in the 1965 war with Pakistan.

Honeymoon over, it's delivery time for Amarinder in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Returning to power after a long gap of 10 years and bearing the political burden of the populist promises made in the run-up to assembly polls in Punjab earlier this year, the Congress, and particularly Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, must be feeling the pressure from within and outside.

Indians can live four extra years if air-quality standards are met

NEW DELHI: India being one of the most polluted countries globally, just meeting the international air-quality standards can add "four years" to the average life of people here, while meeting the national standards can add one year, says a study.