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Oppn CMs should not attend 'political functions' of PM: Cong

Stung by the hooting of its chief minister in Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Congress on Wednesday saw a "design" behind such incidents and said no self-respecting Opposition chief minister should attend "political functions" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Shoe-hurling: Badal sees a 'political conspiracy'

Terming the incident of a shoe being hurled at him as a "deep-rooted political conspiracy", Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday said "political parties must refrain from stooping too low for countering their political rivals". Badal blamed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the incident.

Power rates to go up in Punjab

Power tariff is set to go up in Punjab as power regulator PSERC will announce its new tariff order for 2014-15 on August 22, even as the state industry demanded no hike in power tariff, saying any raise in energy rates will render it uncompetitive and block new investments.

Talwandi Sabo bypolls: AAP members clash with Akali supporters

Talwandi Sabo AAP candidate Baljinder Kaur’s driver was injured in a clash that took place between Aam Admi Party (AAP) members and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) supporters at Jaga Ram Tirath village on Wednesday morning.

Power minister announces 2,000 MW solar power project in Punjab

Union minister of state for power, coal and new and renewable energy Piyush Goyal on Tuesday announced to set up 2,000 MW solar power plant in Punjab.

Drug racket: SAD dares Kejriwal to make proof against Majithia public

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday asked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal to make public the evidence, if any, against Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia of his involvement in the drug racket.

Bishnoi meets Shah, stalemate on BJP-HJC alliance continues

The stalemate over the alliance between the BJP and Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) continued even after HJC leader Kuldeep Bishnoi held a meeting with BJP national president Amit Shah at New Delhi on Tuesday.

PM lays stone of NH four-laning project in Kaithal

PM lays stone of NH four-laning project in Kaithal

Bishnoi to decide on HJC-BJP tie-up if not invited to PM event

Still awaiting an invitation to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's function at Kaithal, Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) supremo Kuldeep Bishnoi on Tuesday said if not invited his party will take a final call on keeping the alliance with BJP on Tuesday.

'Bilateral talks cannot resolve Kashmir issue'

Senior separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday welcomed the upcoming Indo-Pak foreign secretary level talks but maintained that bilateral dialogue between the two countries would not resolve the Kashmir issue as people of the state were principal party to the dispute.

‘UPA gave Rs. 100cr for waterlogging, but state did not utilise grant’

Countering the allegations of the SAD-BJP government that the Congress-led UPA regime at the Centre had remained vindictive against Punjab, the state’s leader of opposition Sunil Jakhar on Sunday slammed the Badal regime for not using central grants that were meant to improve condition of waterlogged areas in southwest Punjab.

Violent attack by drunk husband leaves woman dead

Agitated over his wife stopping him from consuming liquor, a carpenter allegedly assaulted her with a utensil stand, leading to her death at Hallomajra on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Reeta, 32.

7 months on, SAS Nagar dog bylaws yet to be notified

It was in December last year, when the municipal corporation (MC) finalised the dog bylaws, but the civic body is still waiting for notification of the laws from the state government.

Private schools want norms on reserved funds to be eased

Unable to maintain the required reserved/emergency funds, private schools in the city have asked the UT education department to relax the rules on this provision.

MC talks of new policy, but forgets Rs. 50-lakh loss

Even as the Chandigarh municipal corporation is all set to formulate a new policy on water kiosks allotment, it seems to have conveniently forgotten the Rs. 50-lakh loss it has incurred due to its ad hoc stance on the matter over the years.
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