The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has accused the state government of working against the provisions of the Companies Act, by making book adjustment of Rs.
405.73-crore subsidy to the agricultural sector. It has asked the government to roll back the move.
Making a complete U-turn, the Haryana government on Tuesday decided to continue with the earlier mechanism of calculating non-practising allowance (NPA) for government doctors. Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday said there would be no change in the system and the quantum of NPA admissible to doctors.
A delegation of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLAs gave a representation to Haryana governor Jagannath Pahadia on Tuesday, demanding investigation by a sitting judge in alleged irregularities of JBT teachers' recruitment held in 2009.
In a statement opposed to the point of view of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Punjab BJP president Kamal Sharma on Tuesday advocated a memorial for the innocent people who died for maintaining peace in the state during the period of militancy.
Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday informed Shakeel Ahmed, the newly-appointed in-charge of party affairs for Punjab (besides Haryana, Delhi and Chandigarh) about the textbook and science kit scam in which the alleged role of Punjab education minister Sikander Singh Maluka is being scrutinised by the fact-finding team of the union human resource development (HRD) ministry.
The Punjab unit of the BJP is gearing up for the maiden visit by BJP's campaign committee chairman Narendra Modi to Pathankot on June 23. Modi is expected to begin the election campaign from here and further announce the election programme.
Following the recent green signal by the Punjab cabinet to impose property tax in the state, the state government has reduced the rates of property tax announced earlier and has also disclosed the formula, enabling people to assess the tax.
In a big relief for the Sikh community in Canada, the Quebec Soccer Federation (QSF) has been forced to withdraw its turban ban on Sikh footballers. The QSF has apologised for hurting Sikh sentiments. During a press conference on Sunday, it announced the reversal of its ban on players wearing turbans or related religious headwear on the pitch.
In an anti-climax, the Congress high command on Monday overturned at the eleventh hour its earlier decision to induct senior Congressman and Rajya Sabha MP Birender Singh in the union cabinet. Hitender Rao
Cricketer Harbhajan Singh is one amongst the many pilgrims and tourists who have been stranded in the upper reaches of Uttarakhand due to landslides and heavy rains.
The 'surprise' induction of local MP Santosh Chaudhary into the UPA cabinet as minister of state for health and family welfare is being seen as the Congress' attempt to woo back the Dalit community into its fold before the next general elections, besides showing Punjab as an important state in its political scheme of things.
Incessant rain in the upper reaches of the Himalayas has led to the Bhakra dam receiving most water in a single day in the past 10 years. Sources in the Bhakra Beas Management Board have said that Bhakra dam received more than 1-lakh cusec water on Saturday.
Co-accused in three murders -- of her husband, mother-in-law and a police inspector -- Sarita Rani, 23, shows little remorse but only regrets that she will have to wait longer before she can live with her lover, dismissed UT police constable Basant Kumar alias Bunty, 26, the man alleged to have turned a killer just to be with her after regressive societal norms of Haryana forced them apart.
Scores of Kashmiri Pandits on Monday kept their tryst with the deity at the north Kashmir Khir Bhawani Temple, arriving in large numbers from different parts of the country to pay obeisance. Keeping up the tradition that goes back centuries, dozens of local Muslims greeted their Pandit brethren as they arrived at the Khir Bhawani Temple.
With Sharad Yadav resigning from the top post as convener of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) following the JD(U)'s split with the BJP on Sunday, one name that has automatically come into reckoning for the post is that of Punjab chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal.