Punjab
Punjab introduces 'Connect With Your Roots' scheme for Punjabi youth living abroad

The Punjab Cabinet has approved the Captain Amarinder Singh government’s "Connect with Your Roots” (CYR) programme to reach out to youngsters of Punjabi origin settled in other countries.

Punjab govt seeks from center the names of blacklisted Sikhs abroad and in Indian jails

The Punjab government has decided to amend its Premature Release Policy to allow early release of mentally incapacitated or terminally ill life convicts, in line with the directives of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Bengal restrict Punjab to 147, score 76-0 in Ist innings

After restricting hosts Punjab to 147 in their first innings, Bengal made a smart start by posting 76 for no loss on day one of their Ranji Trophy match at the Gandhi Ground in Amritsar today.
At close of play, Abhishek Kumar Raman  and Abhimanu Eswaran were batting on 42 and 33 runs, respectively.

Sukhbir Badal demands Khaira's arrest

 Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today while demanding the immediate arrest of leader of opposition Sukhpal Khaira following his indictment in a trans-border drug and arms smuggling case, asked AAP and its Convener Arvind Kejriwal to come clean and tell Punjabis how long they would shield a drug accused. 

SAD describes Kejriwal's Chandigarh meeting, a media stunt to deceive people of Punjab

 The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today termed AAP Convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s visit to Chandigarh as a sinister media stunt staged with the sole purpose of befooling the people of Delhi, Punjab as well as the country. It said the visit itself was a flop show as it did not yield anything.

Khattar, Kejriwal pledge to fight smog in 2018

Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana and Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi on Wednesday met for nearly 90 minutes here and agreed to take steps to prevent a repeat of smog in the National Capital Region (NCR) next year.

Sukhbir Badal announces new party structure of SAD

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president S. Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced new party structure while making a few changes into the SAD office-bearers in order to infuse a new energy in the party’s rank and file.

Punjab signs MoU for paddy straw conversion

To curb the tendency among farmers to burn paddy stubble, which is causing large-scale air pollution, the Punjab government on Wednesday said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chennai-based company to set up 400 processing plants for converting paddy straw into bio-energy in the state.

Sugar Millers raise voice against MP Bajwa and MLA Khaira

The sugar mill lobby, led by Rana Inderpartap Singh son of Minister Rana Gurjit Singh  has taken a stand against Congress leader and MP Partap Singh Bajwa, who has raised the demand of price hike of sugarcane crop. The demand of Bajwa has put the Government in crises. Talking to Reporters, Rana said, Bajwa did not know how to run Sugar mills. He told that MP Bajwa is presenting wrong facts and to counter him, they had to raise the issue. A delegation of Association, while submitting a memorandum to Financial Commissioner (Revenue) has demanded not to hike the price of sugarcane.

Farmers protest postpone after High Court’s decision

Farmers protest postpone after High Court’s decision. Farmers to gather at grain market Phagwara. The decision to be taken on next action. Farmers demanding to increase the price of sugarcane.

Akali, Congress workers show black flags to Kejriwal

Akali Dal and Congress members today showed black flags to the cavalcade of the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who came here to meet his Haryana counterpart, Manohar Lal Khattar, to discuss air pollution. Protesters, outside the Chandigarh international airport, raised slogans against Kejriwal demanding the resignation of the leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira.

Gangster who killed Amritsar Hindu leader challenges Punjab Police

 A Facebook post by a gangster, involved in the killing of a Hindu leader in Amritsar, admitting to his crime, has left the Punjab Police embarrassed.

Navjot Singh Sidhu releases Gurleen Khaira’s book for Occupational English Test

"It is very heartening to note that a book has come out which would be of immense assistance to the nurses wanting to move to the foreign shores by taking OET (Occupational English Test) and make a career for themselves."

Ludhiana MC Elections on January 7

Ludhiana MC Elections on January 7, notification of ward delimitation in next week. Amid the controversy of ward delimitation, the Municipal Corporation (MC) elections in Ludhiana were delayed and will be held on June 7. However the MC elections in Amritsar, Patiala and Jalandhar will be held in December. The delay in elections has left SAD-BJP and AAP- LIP worried and Congress leaders and aspirants for councilor ticket were in jubilant mood. The Congress leader believe that AAP will lose ground in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala and in January the graph of AAP-LIP alliance will also come down. In Ludhiana, AAP-LIP alliance was giving tough fight to ruling party and SAD-BJP. Moreover the Senior Congress leaders will camp in Ludhiana only in January.

14 Aam Aadmi Party lawmakers want action against dissenters

 Rift within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira’s suspected links with a convicted drug smuggler grew wider on Tuesday, with 14 of the party’s 20 lawmakers asking for action against dissenters. 

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