Get ready for a power-packed birthday bash of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday. He will celebrate turning 86 by throwing a feast to more than 1-lakh people who will attend the inauguration of the first unit of the 1,400-megawatt thermal-energy plant at Rajpura, a project that will make Punjab power surplus in the coming days.
Jurors remain deadlocked in the case of a Sikh leader in New Zealand who has been charged with having forged election documents in a bid to win a local body poll three years ago.
Ruling out the possibility of contesting the parliamentary polls, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has said, "I will not contest the Lok Sabha elections, not because of any pressure but because it is my decision to stick to Punjab politics and serve the people till last," said Badal who was in the city to attend a function on Friday.
Former Pakistan foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar and her husband Feroz Khar on Friday paid obeisance at Golden Temple. Khar did not entertained media queries regarding politics as she termed her visit to the shrine as a "personal" one.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday described departed South African leader Nelson Mandela as "one of the greatest human beings ever to walk this Earth", whose struggles had been similar to his.
The US delegation at the Indo-US Police Chiefs conference in Delhi on Friday appreciated Punjab's community policing programme as "a unique effort", a Punjab police spokesman here stated.
The Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance government is all set to accord a grand welcome to Pakistan's Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif who is flying over to Amritsar along with his family on December 13.
Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday said that to serve a chargesheet on IAS officer Ashok Khemka was an administrative matter and in such matters everything was done as per the rules.