A day after his vehicle was pelted with stones in Jammu, former BJP member of Parliament (MP) Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday ‘advised’ Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to deal with him politically, while accusing the CM of playing political games in the garb of religion and going overboard to settle personal scores.
With politicians exploiting the garbage dump issue for petty gains, the city returns to square one. The city virtually stank on Friday as the garbage removal operations had been suspended for more than four days at Fatahpur.
Taking a strong note of recent comments posted on social media sites accusing Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia of distorting verses from the Gurbani, Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Friday said Majithia had already tendered an apology for the comments that he had made at a campaign during the Lok Sabha elections.
The district consumer disputes redressal forum has issued an interim order restraining the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) from recovering impugned bill and disconnecting the electricity connection of a consumer till further order.
Following a call by the Joint Action Committee of Principals, teachers and non-teaching staff of non-government aided and affiliated colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh held a massive rally at Ram Bagh Gardens here on Friday to protest against “anti-education” and “anti-employees” policies of the government.
“I will be meeting the Sant Samaj leaders including its chairman and Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Dhuma on December 22,” he said, adding that he would take up Dhuma’s application for reverting to the Bikrami calendar for consideration. The application was submitted in December last year and had never been discussed till date.
In yet another incident of ATM (automated teller machine) robbery, unidentified miscreants ran away with Rs. 10 lakh from a Punjab National Bank ATM machine in New Amritsar area on Thursday.
Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Thursday defended the construction of the Operation Bluestar memorial in the Golden Temple complex, saying that “Sikhs have the right to give their martyrs a place of honour in their shrines.”
While only time will tell where the proposed solid waste treatment plant actually comes up, a communiqué sent by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to the Amritsar municipal corporation seeking details of the proposed plant drove Bhagtanwala area residents out of their houses on Thursday, five days after they had put off their 42-day-long protest.
The Batala police are yet to trace any of the three accused, who reportedly opened fire at a Batala-based trader and robbed him of Rs70,000 near Shehkupura village on the busy Amritsar-Pathankot national highway on the evening of December 13.
Rolling out Christmas bonanza for the Christian community in Punjab, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday announced that the government would construct a ‘Massihi Bhavan’ in all sub divisions of the state.
Three matches were played on the third day of the ongoing 12th Maharaja Ranjeet Singh Junior Gold Cup Hockey Tournament.
Condemning the action taken by the Amritsar traffic police against illegal auto-rickshaws, the auto-rickshaw union in the city observed a strike on Wednesday.
With a section of the Sant Samaj (a group of Sikh religious leaders) unhappy with the amended Nanakshahi calendar, a fresh controversy is in the offing. The amendments to the Nanakshahi calendar carried out in 2010 at the behest of the Akal Takht jathedar have led to more discrepancies rather than offer clarity over significant dates in Sikh history.
Former Punjab minister and senior Akali leader Sucha Singh Langah on Wednesday alleged that Gurdaspur district development and panchayat officer (DDPO) Jagwinderjit Singh Sandhu, who had accused the former of threatening and abusing him on the phone, was a former terrorist.