Taking a dig at Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief and former chief minister of Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Tuesday asked if the state wanted to elect a chief minister who would call the shots from Tihar Jail. I BJP promises interest-free loans to farmers
Even as the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is apparently being cold-shouldered by the BJP-led government at the Centre over a special financial package for Punjab, Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues respected chief minister Parkash Singh Badal more than anybody else.
The alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra was not broken by Rahul Gandhi, said Congress president Sonia Gandhi, while responding to allegations by NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
Preliminary investigations into the Ludhiana shooting case have shown that it was SAD leader Gurjit Singh who had shot at brothers Harinder Singh and Jatinder Singh from close range.
Punjab higher education minister Surjit Singh Rakhra on Tuesday gave stern message to officers/officials of the department to implement all pro student schemes well in time otherwise they will have to face the flak. He also directed immediate release of grant in aid to private aided colleges.
Taking a serious note of"executive machinery of the state" (Haryana), including chief secretary holding meetings with the field staff to review election preparedness, the Election Commission on Tuesday reiterated the ban of 2008 on holding of such meetings.
Chairman of the Congress publicity committee for the assembly polls, Naveen Jindal has said he will cooperate with anyone who works for the development of Hisar town, since it is his birthplace.
Punjab government has constituted organising committee of 5th Kabaddi World Cup for smooth conduct of mega sports event. The 5th Kabaddi World Cup that is set to be played from December 6 to December 20, 2014.
Bringing much relief to the passengers, train services on the Baramulla-Banihal railway track resumed after remaining closed for many days due to floods in Jammu and Kashmir.
Director general of police (DGP), Home Guards, GD Pandey on Tuesday ordered a departmental investigation into the brawl between two Home Guards commandants near the mini secretariat here on the night of September 24.
After much dilly-dallying, the Punjab government on Tuesday allowed traders from outside to lift basmati, which has already started arriving in the mandis.
The Union government has given a two month extension to Haryana chief secretary, Shakuntala Jakhu enabling her to continue at the top post till November 30. Clearance from the Election Commission (EC) was also sought in this regard. Jakhu, a 1978-batch IAS officer took over as chief secretary on August 1 and would have retired on September 30 but for the extension in service.
Punjab Government education department has notified the new time in all government, private aided and recognized schools in the state that would be applicable from 1st October, 2014.
The Jammu and Kashmir governmenthas constituted 12 rapid reaction teams to counter the outbreak of any epidemic in the flood-hit state.
Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi on tuesday visited a drug de-addiction centre at local government medical college here