Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said the Congress' ship was sinking in Punjab and a large number of party legislators and senior leaders were ready to join the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
Setting aside their differences, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders from Khadoor Sahib parliamentary segment on Thursday put a united face, vowing to put their best efforts to ensure the victory of their party candidate Ranjit Singh Brahmpura from the constituency.
Health services in the city, particularly at government hospitals, were severely affected on Thursday after more than 250 nurses and paramedical staff working on contractual basis went on strike, demanding regularisation according to the government policy.
Four students of Government Medical College, Amritsar, were injured in a clash with some outsiders on Wednesday evening. The injured have been identified as Maninder Singh Laban, Keshav, Dapinder Singh and Mohit. They were admitted to hospital for treatment. The incident occurred when a cricket match was going on at the medical college grounds. Some outsiders reportedly entered the venue and insisted that they wanted to practice there.
A Punjab Police sub-inspector (SI) was on Tuesday arrested on a charge of keeping a local youth in illegal custody for money. SI Baljinder Singh was taken into custody soon after the registration of the case under criminal and anti-corruption laws, while co-accused Bikramjit Singh of Amritsar and Sunil Kumar of Bhikiwind are on the run.
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) has demanded that a FIR be lodged under relevant sections of the IPC against BJP leader and local bodies minister Anil Joshi and his family members in the 'double vote' case as they had committed forgery.
While the City Bus Service has finally started here after a long wait of seven years, the city was promised a lot more in terms of a regulated system of public transport to ease congestion on busy roads, especially in the form of the ambitious Personal Rapid Transit System (PRTS), also known as the PODS project, which was announced by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal over two years ago, but the project is yet to see the light of the day.
The local Congress leaders and workers on Wednesday appreciated the efforts of state Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa for ensuring better train connectivity to the town.
The State Special Operations Cell (SSOC) of the Punjab police has apprehended two smugglers and seized 3.5-kg heroin, worth Rs 16.5 crore in the international market.
Chief minister Prakash Singh Badal on Tuesday ordered a magisterial probe into the police lathicharge on agitating farmers last Friday during a protest staged by them outside the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) office, which claimed one life.
The senate and syndicate of Guru Nanak Dev University approved the budget estimates of Rs 299.68 crore for 2014-15 with the opening surplus balance of Rs 63. 80 crore. GNDU authorities said no financial burden would be imposed on students.
Punjab chief minister and patron of the Shiromani Akali Dal (B) Parkash Singh Badal has called for the introduction of a corporate funding law for elections in the country, saying regulating politically-linked contributions is a must to ensure for free and fair polls.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said People's Party of Punjab (PPP) led by Manpreet Singh Badal posed no threat to the SAD-BJP alliance in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
More than 500 passengers had a narrow escape when a mid-air collision was averted after a Sukhoi fighter jet of the Indian Air Force veered dangerously close to two international flights in the Amritsar airpace.
Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has no say in re-nominating BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu from the Amritsar parliamentary constituency for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.