Punjab

Amarinder to take up Sidhu issues with Rahul this week

CHANDIGARH: The ongoing spat between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his "outspoken" cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to be taken up by the former with party President Rahul Gandhi in their meeting this week in New Delhi, it was learnt on Sunday.

Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrests absconding DFSC in 40 crores paddy scam in Veerumal Rice Mill

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vigilance Bureau today arrested District Food and Civil Supplies Controller (DFSC) Amritsar AP Singh who had duped the state exchequer of Rs.40 crore in connivance with other officials and Veeru Mal Mulakh Raj Rice mill owner.

Punjab DGP sets priorities to control terrorist crimes, gangsters, drugs

CHANDIGARH:  Aiming at control of crimes and elimination of drug menace,Punjab Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta today set the priorities for the Punjab police and stressed upon to put effective control on terrorist crimes, gangster activities, drive against drugs and heinous crimes in the states. In addition to this, he also directed the field officers to prevent and control the crimes against women and redress the public grievances on priority.

Wheat arrival and procurement in Punjab over and above last two decades

CHANDIGARH: During the ongoing wheat procurement season which started officially from April 1, 2019, there has been a bumper crop of wheat in the State of Punjab. The total wheat arrivals/procurement till date during the current season have surpassed the total wheat arriving/procured in the State during the last 20 years although there are still 1 more day to go with procurement as the season officially ends on May 25,2019, informed an official spokesman of Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Department.

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.

Amarinder Singh proved he is real captain of Punjab : Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: The Cabinet Minister, Punjab, S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today credited Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for the big success attained by the Punjab Congress in the Lok Sabha polls the results of which were declared today. He also said that Captain Amarinder Singh has proved himself to be the real captain of Punjab by winning 8 out of 13 seats which halted the PM Narendra Modi juggernaut.

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. He said Modi’s vision of `powerful, asserting India’ has been vindicated by the extra-ordinary mandate of the people in favour of his policies.

Punjab cop Gurjot Kaler scales Hurro Mountain of Machaadhar Range

CHANDIGARH: Deputy Superintendent of Police, Gurjot Singh Kaler scaled the Hurro Mountain of Machaadhar range of the Himalayas situated at a height of 14500 feet (4370 metres). Meanwhile Punjab Police has congratulated him for his remarkable achievement.

Punita Sharma of Jalandhar will represent Cadet for Mountaineering Expedition 2019

JALANDHAR: PCM S.D. College for Women student Punita Sharma of B.Com Semester-IV has been selected as an NCC Cadet for Mountaineering Expedition 2019 to be held at Sikkim. Only twenty NCC Cadets from all over India were selected for the same. It is such prodigious honour that Punita Sharma is going to represent Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh Directorate. She will represent 2nd Punjab Girls Battalion of Jalandhar NCC Group. This expedition will last for about 48 days. The cadets are supposed to scale Mount Thinchenkhong, Sikkim situated at the height of 6010m. Commanding Officer of 2nd Punjab Girls Battalion, Colonel Jasbir Singh and reverent Principal Dr.(Mrs.) Kiran Arora felicitated the student and wished her luck for this assiduous undertaking.

Counting of 1.37 crore ballots for 13 Punjab seats begin

CHANDIGARH: The counting of 1.37 crore ballots for the 13 parliamentary seats of Punjab began on Thursday morning amidst tight security, electoral officials said.

Punjab: Congress leads in 8 seats, BJP 2

CHANDIGARH: Punjab ruling Congress was leading on eight seats, while the BJP and its alliance partner Akali Dal on two seats each. Bhagwant Mann, AAP's only hope, was leading, as per initial trends in the first two hours of counting of ballots.

Genocide Remembrance March on 5, call for Amritsar bandh on June 6 : Dal Khalsa

HOSHIARPUR: Dal Khalsa on Wednesday announced to organise Genocide Remembrance Parade in the holy city Amritsar on June 5 to mark the 35th anniversary of army attack against Sikh faith codenamed Operation Bluestar.

India to set up Guru Nanak chair in UK university

PUNJAB: India is in the process of setting up a chair in a British university as part of Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary celebrations, India’s high commissioner announced at an event in Cardiff attended by local dignitaries and others.

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. Disclosing here today Dr. S. Karuna Raju Chief electoral Officer Punjab said that counting of votes will be held at 21 different locations of state of Punjab for 13 Parliamentary Constituencies. He said that counting of votes will begin on May 23 at 8:00 am.

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

CHANDIGARH: Amid the political tussle with  Navjot Sidhu, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh is today hosting a birthday party for his Pakistani friend Aroosa Alam in famous hitel Hayat in Chandigarh. The senior police and civil officers of Punjab and select cabinet colleagues of Capt Amarinder Singh have been invited for the party.

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.

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’.

56th Colloquium and 4th Shenmar Memorial Lecture.

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University Colloquium Committee successfully organized the 56th PU Colloquium and 4th K C Shenmar Memorial Oration,instituted in the memory of Sh.K.C. Shenmar, former IGP, Punjab and fellow Panjab University, Chandigarh, at 9.30 a.m. on May 21, 2019 at Golden Jubilee Panjab University, Chandigarh.

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.

Sidhu’s out of turn outbursts amount to sabotage: Brahm Mohindra

CHANDIGARH:  Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra today criticized the Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for his out of turn and untimely outbursts against the party leadership, the Chief Minister and the government, saying it amounted to sabotage.

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