Revenue and public relations minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Thursday said that the Punjab Congress leadership should tender an apology to the people of the state for their "proven connivance in continuous step- motherly treatment" meted out by the Congress-led UPA government during the last 10 years
The Punjab government has ordered a judicial probe into the alleged "murder" of a Punjab Police assistant sub- inspector (ASI) near Geobala village in March this year.
Nine persons owing allegiance to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) sustained injuries following a clash between two groups in Mianawala village near Khem Karan on Wednesday.
With the state government giving its go-ahead to mining on 63 sites of less than five hectares and indicating the opening of more quarries for the extraction of minor minerals, both crusher owners and local residents desirous of constructing houses are feeling relieved.
Punjab Congress' SC cell convener Joginder Singh Chhina on Wednesday expressed concern over the gang rape of a 17-year-old Dalit girl in Kaithal in Haryana and urged chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to take effective steps to ensure safety of the downtrodden living in his state.
The Sikh clergy here on Wednesday failed to resolve the controversy over militant preacher Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s name inscribed on the Operation Bluestar memorial and the signboard in the ‘parkarma’ of the Golden Temple complex.
With the promise to turn Patti assembly constituency into a 'model of development', food and civil supplies minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon is moving from village-to-village, canvassing for the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidates in the zila parishad and block samiti elections slated for May 19.
The Sikh high priests are meeting on Wednesday wherein they will discuss the references made to former Damdami Taksal head Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale on the 'Operation Bluestar' memorial in the Golden Temple complex. Indications are that the clergy will keep the issue pending for further discussions. No concrete decision is likely to be taken with the 29th anniversary of Operation Bluestar just round the corner (June 6).
The District Congress Committee (DCC) led by its president Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Tuesday staged a sit-in outside the office of the deputy commissioner-cum-district electoral officer to protest against the alleged highhandedness of the ruling party leaders and workers during the zila parishad and block samiti elections in the district.
With Lok Sabha election slated to be held in 2014, former union minister and cine star Vinod Khanna and as well as BJP national executive member Swarn Salaria are eyeing the party ticket from Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency.
The district police commissionerate on Monday appealed to those with licensed weapons to deposit their firearms with the nearest police stations or gun houses so as to ensure free and fair zila parishad and block samiti polls on May 19. In case of non-compliance, the authorities warned, the licences would be cancelled.
Activist of the Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) staged a protest in front of the office of Tarn Taran SSP on Monday to demand prompt police action regarding the murder of YC leader Sukhraj Singh in Patti recently.
In the wake of recent death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani jail, family members of other Indians languising in jails abroad have become fearful of their safety. Family members of two such prisoners appeared before the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Tribes on Monday to seek justice for their loved ones.
The hard work put in by three young scholars from the holy city has ensured their success in the Union Public Service Commission's civil service exam-2012.