Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has said he will not oblige his coalition partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), or the Opposition Congress and seek the resignation of revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia following the summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to the minister in the Rs.
6,000-crore drug racket case.
“Khuda da khauf khao. Ae kabaddi karvaun dahe ho......Unjh hi sadi team nu bahar kadh deo...” (Have fear of God. Do you call this kabaddi? It is better you declare us losers without waiting for the results).
The winter session of Punjab assembly, commencing here tomorrow, is set to be fiery with main opposition Congress prepared to take on ruling SAD-BJP combine on several issues, including drug abuse, in the state.
Controversial Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has again landed in a controversy after different Sikh organisations have demanded a ban on his film, which releases early next year.
Minister of state in Prime Minister's office, Jitendra Singh on Sunday said successive governments had discriminated against the migrant Pandit community by denying the government employees among them the privileges which other workers got.
Putting alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in a tight spot over the issue of resignation of revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia after Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons, the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought his immediate resignation from the council of ministers.
The head of the pro-Independence Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik has gone on an indefinite hunger strike to protest the "continuous detention" of separatist leaders and their supporters.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the purpose of education should not be only to deliver education as knowledge sans a sense of right direction often gives birth of Naxalites and Maoists.
The elected members of the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) got a stay on the orders of the Punjab government that had declared the PMC elections held in 2011 null and void.
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday announced to roll out tatkal registration of land deeds in Haryana.
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh Sunday announced a joint consultative committee of the pensioners would be set up within 10 days to look into their financial demands.
The Punjab government plans to develop the Mattewara forest as a nature reserve with an aim to conserve natural resources around Ludhiana for the benefit of people and develop the industrial town as a green city.
The Punjab cabinet, on Sunday, approved that the strictures dictating payment of only basic salary to the new employees recruited by the state would not be applicable to specialist doctors to be recruited in view of the shortage of such doctors in government hospitals.
Though it remains to be seen if revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia appears before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on December 26 after summons by the agency, the ED is ready to bombard the minister with a volley of more than 100 questions, with prime focus on his alleged links with the three NRIs accused in the case.