PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put the final stamp on the PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir.
The civic elections usually go in favour of the ruling party, but the verdict in the municipal corporations and councils has worrying signs for the opposition Congress not just in the numbers tally but in its very relevance as the main alternative.
Punjab director of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini said on Thursday that the demand by agitating activist Surat Singh Khalsa for the release of 82 Sikh prisoners “is neither logical nor legally tenable”.
A moderate intensity earthquake shook Kashmir Valley in the wee hours on Friday but there were no reports of any casualty or damage due to the tremor. The earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale was felt around 3:29 am throughout the Valley, including Srinagar, MeT department officials said.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday to put a final stamp on a PDP-BJP alliance as a two-month-long deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir ended after hectic last-minute negotiations.
A day after a virtual sweep of the smaller civic bodies across Punjab, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) combine barely managed to maintain the streak, gaining a thin majority in four of the six municipal corporations (MCs), results of which were declared on Thursday.
After nine months of detection of a well-oiled old-age pension scam in Karnal district, the local police have booked criminal cases against eleven officials of the social justice and empowerment department.
Former chief minister of Haryana Master Hukam Singh passed away after battling a brief illness at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Thursday.The government has declared February 27, Friday, as public holiday in all state government offices and educational institutions as mark of respect.
The meeting between PM Modi and Sayeed will take place around 9am in New Delhi, which will be followed by a media appearance, putting a final stamp on the alliance between the PDP and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state.
Punjab chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday thanked the people of the state for the heavy electoral mandate to the SAD-BJP coalition in the municipal corporation elections, saying this was a referendum on the state government's "progressive and result-oriented policies".
The Punjab and Haryana high court has asked the chief electoral office, Punjab, to produce the record pertaining to the voter card of Punjab cabinet minister Anil Joshi.
Punjab and Haryana chief ministers have welcomed the Rail Budget presented on Thursday by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu, describing it as "people-friendly" and "development-oriented".
The ruling SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab on Thursday swept the civic polls held last week by clinching four of the six Municipal Corporation seats.
There would be faster rail network growth in Jammu and Kashmir and connectivity provided to all the Northeastern states, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday.
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday softened its stand on the transfer of key Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer Niranjan Singh, who is probing the Rs 6,000-crore Jagdish Bhola drug racket, from Jalandhar to Kolkata.