Punjab
 Capt Amarinder meets CRPF martyr's parents announces monthly pension besides school village and link road to be named after deceased   Capt Amarinder meets CRPF martyr's parents announces monthly pension besides school village and link road to be named after deceased

Anandpur Sahib

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday met the bereaved parents of CRPF martyr Constable Kulwinder Singh at their village here, and announced that the local school and the link road connecting the village to Anandpur Sahib would be named after the young man who had lost his life in the Pulwama terror carnage.

Extending his sympathies to Darshan Singh and his wife in village Rauli in Tehsil Anandpur Sahib, Captain Amarinder also announced a special monthly pension of Rs. 10,000 per month to them (either or surviving parents) since they had no other children and the deceased was unmarried. The pension will be given in lieu of the job to the next of kin of the martyr, and will be in addition to the Rs. 7 Lakh Ex-Gratia and Rs. 5 Lakh Cash in lieu of Land which the family is entitled to.

 Capt Amarinder meets CRPF martyr's parents announces monthly pension besides school village and link road to be named after deceased   Capt Amarinder meets CRPF martyr's parents announces monthly pension besides school village and link road to be named after deceased

Anandpur Sahib

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday met the bereaved parents of CRPF martyr Constable Kulwinder Singh at their village here, and announced that the local school and the link road connecting the village to Anandpur Sahib would be named after the young man who had lost his life in the Pulwama terror carnage.

Extending his sympathies to Darshan Singh and his wife in village Rauli in Tehsil Anandpur Sahib, Captain Amarinder also announced a special monthly pension of Rs. 10,000 per month to them (either or surviving parents) since they had no other children and the deceased was unmarried. The pension will be given in lieu of the job to the next of kin of the martyr, and will be in addition to the Rs. 7 Lakh Ex-Gratia and Rs. 5 Lakh Cash in lieu of Land which the family is entitled to.

Substituting Punjabi with Sanskrit as 2nd language in HP schools: denial of rights to people Substituting Punjabi with Sanskrit as 2nd language in HP schools: denial of rights to people

 

Chandigarh,

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has expressed its displeasure over substituting Punjabi as second language with Sanskrit language in the state-run school there, saying it would deny the Punjabi-speaking people their legitimate rights.

Leader of opposition (LoP) in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Harpal Singh Cheema has written to chief minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh urging him to broach the issue with his Himachal Pradesh counterpart to roll back and re-introduce Punjabi as second language instead of Sanskrit language there. Cheema said that he has yet to hear from him in this regard.

Last rites of 4 CRPF troopers from Punjab done with state honours Last rites of 4 CRPF troopers from Punjab done with state honours


Chandigarh, The last rites of four CRPF troopers from Punjab, who were killed in Thursday's terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, were performed on Saturday as their remains were consigned to flames in their villages.

All four were given state funeral and hundreds of people turned up for the last rites. They raised slogans in favour of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and against Pakistan.

 Punjab vidhan sabha adjourned after unanimously passing resolution condemning barbaric attack Punjab vidhan sabha adjourned after unanimously passing resolution condemning barbaric attack

 Chandigarh, 

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh called for a befitting response to the enemy and warned the Pakistan Army and ISI against indulging in any such games in Punjab, even as the Vidhan Sabha on Friday passed a unanimous resolution strongly condemning the barbaric attack by Jaish terrorists on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama.

The Chief Minister, while moving the resolution seeking an adjournment, said time to talk peace with Pakistan was over, and sought retaliation from the central government against the neighbouring country, which had been blatantly supporting terror in Jammu & Kashmir, as well as Punjab.

Vigilance nabs 15 employees in bribery cases during January Vigilance nabs 15 employees in bribery cases during January


Chandigarh, State Vigilance Bureau, during its ongoing crusade against corruption, has been able to nab 15 employees red handed while accepting bribes in 11 different trap cases during the month of January, which includes 5 police personnel and 3 employees of revenue department.

Youth Congress burns the effigy of Terrorism and Pakistan army against the cowardly terrorist attack in the Pulwana Youth Congress burns the effigy of Terrorism and Pakistan army against the cowardly terrorist attack in the Pulwana

Jalandhar  Angad Dutta, President Youth Congress Jalandhar Cantt along with all the party workers of Jalandhar Cantt assembly burns the effigy of Terrorism and Pakistan army against the cowardly terrorist attack in the Pulwana. They also raised the slogans against Pakistan and Terrorism.

During the protest Angad Dutta conveyed a condolence to the bereaved family members of the deceased and wished speed recovery of the injured. He also pays tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in the Pulwama attack.

Sidhu talks of dialogue with Pakistan even after Pulwama attack Sidhu talks of dialogue with Pakistan even after Pulwama attack


Chandigarh, While a suicide attack which killed 45 CRPF troopers evoked widespread condemnation and calls for action against Pakistan, Punjab cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu sounded a discordant note on Friday saying the dialogue with Islamabad should continue.

Sidhu, who takes every opportunity to harp on his friendship with Pakistan Prime Minister and former cricketer Imran Khan, said: "Whereever wars are fought and such things (Pulwama type attack) happen, dialogue also continues simultaneously. There is a need to find a permanent solution to (issues between India and Pakistan).

Akalis put up dummy smartphones stall outside Punjab Assembly Akalis put up dummy smartphones stall outside Punjab Assembly



Chandigarh, To remind the Congress government in Punjab led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh about its pre-poll promise of giving smartphones to youth in the state, the Shiromani Akali Dal legislators on Thursday put up a stall of dummy smartphones outside the Punjab Assembly.

Led by senior SAD leaders Bikram Singh Majithia and Parminder Singh Dhindsa, the Akali Dal legislators offered the dummy smartphones, which had the photograph of the Chief Minister, to legislators of all parties who were entering the Assembly complex on the third day of the ongoing budget session here.

Punjab Assembly passes resolution seeking SGPC polls Punjab Assembly passes resolution seeking SGPC polls

 

Chandigarh, Despite opposition from the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the Punjab Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution seeking to expedite elections to the cash-rich Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).

The Assembly has asked Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to meet union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in this regard.

The SGPC, the highest religious body of the Sikh community, controls gurdwaras in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh and has an annual budget of over Rs 1,200 crore.

Wrestler-turned-police officer Bhola gets 12 years jail in drugs case Wrestler-turned-police officer Bhola gets 12 years jail in drugs case

 

Mohali Former international wrestler and Arjuna awardee Jagdish Bhola was on Wednesday convicted and sentenced by a special CBI court here in a multi-crore drugs racket, termed as Punjab's biggest, busted in 2013.

Bhola was sentenced to imprisonment for 12, 10 and two years in the three cases in which he was convicted earlier on Wednesday by the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Mohali, adjoining Chandigarh.

Govt. ran away from adjournment motion on the issue of teachers and govt. employees- Harpal Cheema Govt. ran away from adjournment motion on the issue of teachers and govt. employees- Harpal Cheema

 

Chandigarh,

Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday moved an adjournment motion in Punjab Vidhan Sabha on the isaue of police atrocity on agitating teachers and other demands of employees of the state but the speaker denied it. The AAP MLAs under the leadership of Lop Harpal Singh Cheema then raised slogan against the speaker and walked out of the house.

Ex-wrestler Jagdish Bhola convicted in drugs case Ex-wrestler Jagdish Bhola convicted in drugs case


Mohali Former international wrestler and Arjuna awardee Jagdish Bhola was on Wednesday convicted by a CBI court here in a multi-crore drugs racket, busted by the Punjab Police in 2013.

Bhola had served as Punjab's Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) but was dismissed from service in 2012 after his links with the drugs racket were revealed.

Amarinder to approach HC to fast-track rape cases Amarinder to approach HC to fast-track rape cases


Chandigarh, Taking serious note of the Ludhiana gang-rape case, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that he would approach the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court to ensure speedy justice in rape cases.

Responding to an issue raised by Lok Insaf Party MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains and AAP MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan over the recent Ludhiana gang rape case, the Chief Minister assured the Punjab Assembly that he would also request the Chief Justice to try all such cases in a fast-track court on day-to-day basis.

Akalis put up dummy smartphones stall outside Punjab Assembly Punjab Assembly passes resolution seeking SGPC polls Wrestler-turned-police officer Bhola gets 12 years jail in drugs case Govt. ran away from adjournment motion on the issue of teachers and govt. employees- Harpal Cheema Ex-wrestler Jagdish Bhola convicted in drugs case Amarinder to approach HC to fast-track rape cases Ludhiana gang-rape: 3 arrested, sent to police remand Punjab Assembly session begins amid opposition protests Akali Dal protest for farmers a political stunt: Amarinder Punjab Government committed to pursue sacrilege cases: Governor RMS Chhina Condemns Canon Charge and Lathicharge on Teachers at Patiala SAD asks Speaker to extend budget session to 21 working days 'Political obituary' of Rahul Gandhi written today: Akali Dal leader Woman gang-raped by 12 near Ludhiana, police conduct raids ‘Bijli andolan’ set to turn out a mass movement in the state: AAP Punjab signs MoU to check stubble burning ED must investigate source of Money Majithia used for political mileage- Randhawa Sukhbir Badal condemns Cong govt for befooling employees by approving release of one instalment of DA Journalists in Punjab to get pension Punjab gives 6% DA to employees, pensioners State of Art Sikh History Research Centre Building Inaugurated at KCA Sukhbir Badal appoints 58 senior leaders as vice presidents of SAD To strengthen the structure in state, AAP appoints new office bearers Dinkar Gupta named DGP of Punjab Punjab enhances funds for farm debt waiver scheme Devising a mechanism for curbing road fatalities to be focused upon: Aruna Chaudhary Ex-Army chief J.J. Singh joins SAD (Taksali) Capt Amarinder constitutes 5-member committee to promote dairy farming to boost farmers,s income Capt Amrinder okays merger of 1st commando battalion into sog to boost preparedness to tackle non-conventional terror BSF seizes 4.7 kg of heroin in Punjab