Editorial
100 days of Baldev Singh Sran CMD PSPCL-Change is visible in power management

CHANDIGARH: Baldev Singh Sran who took over as CMD Punjab State power Corporation Limited (PSPCL)  on June 6 this year has shown leadership which has been missing in power sector and the results are astonishing.

Navjot Sidhu stumped Capt Amarinder and Sukhbir Badal on Kartarpur Sahib corridor issue

CHANDIGARH: When Punjab Local bodies minister Navjot Sibgh Sidhu who visited Pakistan on August 18 last and returned home with a promise from Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa to open the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib corridor for Sikh pilgrims, he little realised he will be hounded by by his bête noire SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badfal and his own boss Capt Amarinder Singh. Sidhu was virtualy mocked for compromising the national security. Even Capt Amarinder Singh had disapproved Sidhu's action of hugging Bajwa.

SAD leaders question Sukhbir Badal over his 'political blunders', party in turmoil

CHANDIGARH: Sukhbir Singh Badal President of Shiromani Akali Dal, the son of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who ruled the state by proxy during last term of his father in office, is facing a credibility crisis and also serious challenge to his authority in the party after traditional Akali leaders questioned the 'political blunders' of scion of Badal family.

Strong sentiment of hatred against Badal family building up in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Over hundereds of incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs, and subsequent incidents of police firing on the protesting Sikhs which led to killing of two youth during last two years of Parkash Singh Badal government in Punjab had flared up the Sikh sentiments. Now with new evidence of involvement of Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal in sacrilege episode has come to the fore, the Badal family is facing the hatred of Sikh comunity world wide.

Badal family in soup over sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, Bargari killings of Sikhs

CHANDIGARH: The Badal family-Parkash Singh Badal and his sn Sukhbir Singh Badal-are caught on wrong foot 0n the issue of series of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab and police action on protesting Sikhs in Kotkapura and Bargari where two Sikhs were killed in police firing. The Justice Ranjit Singh commission report has nailed Badal family members on their involvement in ghasty incidents.

Privitisation no solution for power reforms

The  reform in power sector remains a pipe dream and benefits of surplus power generation capacity are negated by power distribution companies facing cash crunch. Now elections are round the corner and every political party is planning to promise  more subsidies to all sections of consumers.

Privitisation no solution for power reforms

The reform in power sector remains a pipe dream and benefits of surplus power generation capacity are negated by power distribution companies facing cash crunch. Now elections are round the corner and every political party is planning to promise more subsidies to all sections of consumers.

Mediocre performance of east Punjab TV news

East Punjab is passing through a very bad phase in Punjabi language news. Ever since TV news have been opened to private sector, the standard of news has gone worse in the country in general and Punjab in particular. Objectivity is a big casualty in Punjab. Even the spoken language is not standardized. Some Urdu vocabulary is pronounced incorrectly. Some American names are distorted too.

Existence of civil society is under threat

By Dr Ian Hodgson
The increasing repression of civil society was a major theme that emerged during the recently concluded 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam. A range of presentations and discussions confirmed that, in many countries, like Hungary, Russia, Venezuela, and the Philippines, the civil society space for HIV prevention is diminishing with the introduction of new laws and policies that are aimed at minimising access to human rights and jeopardising the health and well-being of key populations.

As Khaira remains defiant, is Punjab AAP heading for a split?

With ousted Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira remaining defiant over holding a meet of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders and workers in Bathinda on Thursday, the Punjab unit of the AAP could well be headed for a split.

Of 18 states ruled by BJP, only one is in top five best-governed ones: Study

MUMBAI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), or a political alliance it is a part of, governs 18 of 29 states in India, home to nearly 63% of the countrys population. But only one BJP-ruled state, Himachal Pradesh, made it to the list of five best-governed states in India, according to a new study.

Knowing working style of former PM Dr.Manmohan Singh-an unique experience

I cannot become a biographer of Dr. Manmohan Singh. My knowledge about him is quite recent. Mainly pertaining to his period as the PM. I knew his wife Gursharan Kaur a little bit. However, I tried to study the functioning of this extraordinary financial expert, bureaucratic style prime minister. My only contact with him was regarding Punjab’s well being. He knows Punjab very well and his solutions to Punjab’s problems are right on target. He became prime minister in May of 2004. His elevation to the prime minister’s title was totally unexpected.

Punjab Tourism policy needs a new look with focus on Amritsar

Tourism is the biggest economy of the world. The mainstay of the economies of cities of New York, Paris, London, Saint Petersburg, Los Angeles, Geneva, San Francisco, Washington D.C. Cairo and Rome is tourism. Other economies like industrial economy and trade can boom and bust, depending on the situation prevailing in the world. Punjab is passing through a bad period of economy. The solutions are hard and financial belt tightening is essential.

Democracy under attack in India: Actor and filmmaker Nandita Das

NEW DELHI: Democracy is under threat in India with "artists, writers and rationalists" being attacked in some form or the other, says acclaimed actress and filmmaker Nandita Das, who feels conservatives and right-wing groups are increasingly becoming the country's moral police.

Sukhpal Khaira attacks Rana Gurjit for polluting river water, Punjab CM defends him

CHANDIGARH: Former Punjab minister Rana Gurjit Singh who was shunted out of cabinet after his name figured in the sand scam is again in the thick of controversy. This time for allegedly discharging toxins from his Batala sugar mill into river Beas.

Modi's burden has become heavier after Karnataka setback

The hopes of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) adding Karnataka to the list of 19 states where it is in power has been dashed although it came close to fulfilling it. However, the eight seats which the BJP needed to cross the finishing line in the legislature eluded the party.

British Columbia bullish on Indian tech firms: Indian-origin minister

From Canada, that boasts of a first Indian-origin Defence Minister in Harjit Singh Sajjan, here is the story of another Indian-origin woman migrant who has risen to become a minister in the government of the British Columbia -- the Western-most province of the country known for its tech prowess globally.

25,000 illegal structures in Himachal cry out for comprehensive solution

Illegal multi-storied structures, both commercial and residential, rose in earthquake-sensitive Himachal Pradesh with what was alleged to be political connivance.

Congress, BJP lock horns in Karnataka's triangular poll contest (Curtain Raiser)

The ruling Congress and the opposition BJP have locked horns to outsmart each other in the Karnataka assembly election on Saturday, with the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) making the contest triangular.

'Indian TV shows have ruined concept of family'

Many stories revolving around families, especially daughter-in-law and mother-in-law, have been told on the small screen. But director Apurv Singh Karki says Indian TV shows have ruined the concept of family for him.

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