Punjab

BIG PROMISES FROM KEJRIWAL FOR AAP IN PUNJAB POLL, Rs. 1000 FOR EVERY WOMAN, FREE ELECTRICITY

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday called Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi ‘fake Kejriwal’. The Aam Aadmi Party leader, while launching the ‘Mission Punjab’ for Punjab Polls, said the Congress leader was copying his promises and not delivering them.... Read more

MORE LEADERS COMMENT ON REPEALING OF FARM LAWS, RAKESH TIKAIT SAYS ONLY BACKING DOWN AFTER IT IS OFFICIAL

The three laws that have been decided to be repealed are the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.... Read more

KARTARPUR CORRIDOR TO RE-OPEN FOR PILGRIMS TO VISIT SHRINE IN PAKISTAN

The Central government has decided to re-open the Kartarpur Corridor in Punjab for Sikh pilgrims to visit shrine in Pakistan, the move comes ahead of Gurpurab.... Read more

SONU SOOD ANNOUNCES SISTER’S CANDIDACY IN PUNJAB, DOES NOT MENTION PARTY

Actor Sonu Sood who was praised immensely for his welfare work during the Covid-19 Pandemic, especially during the lockdown has called a press briefing announcing that his sister will be contesting for the upcoming 2022 polls. Malavika Sood, Sonu’s sister will be contesting from Punjab, and this was announced after the actor had a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.... Read more

AAP WALKS OUT OF PUNJAB ASSEMBLY, AKS CM WHAT ‘DEAL’ WAS MADE ON BSF EXTENSION

After Punjab’s assembly unanimously passed a resolution to counter the central government's move to extend BSF jurisdiction the state, AAP, the opposition in the state staged a walkout. The Aam Aadmi Party walked out during the special session in the legislative assembly called in by the Chief Minister.... Read more

PUNJAB UNANIMOUSLY PASSES RESOLUTION AGAINST CENTRE’S BSF ORDER, CALLS IT ‘INSULT’

The Punjab Assembly passed a resolution, against the centre’s notification that extended the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force. The government called it an ‘insult’ to the state’s police forces. It was in October, when the Union Government amended the BSF Act to authorise the force to undertake search operations, seizure and arrest within 50 kilometres of stretch, from the international border in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam. ... Read more

WITH SIDHU BACK IN STATE CONGRESS, PUNJAB CABINET ACCEPTS AG DEOL’S RESIGNATION

After days of Navjot Singh Sidhu’s withdrawal of his resignation as Punjab chief of the Congress party, Chief Minister of the state Charanjit Singh Channi announced that the state cabinet has decided to accept the resignation of Advocate General A P S Deol’s resignation.... Read more

IT DEPT FINDS OVER 200 CRORE IN ‘DRY FRUIT’ RAID IN J&K, PUNJAB

The Income Tax Department conducted a raid on businessmen involved in the dry fruits trade in the states of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday. The raid led to the detection of unaccounted money exceeding an alarming amount of Rs. 200 crores.... Read more

SIDHU WITHDRAWS RESIGNATION AS PUNJAB CONGRESS CHIEF

Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Friday that he has withdrawn his resignation as the Chief of Punjab Congress, after more than a month when he decided to step down.... Read more

AMARINDER SINGH TO LAUNCH NEW PARTY, SAYS OPEN TO ALLIANCE WITH BJP

Former Chief Minister of Punjab who resigned from his post out of protest, Captain Amarinder Singh has announced that he will be launching his own party ahead of the 2022 state elections. He has also said he will be joining hands with the BJP if the Center decides to succumb to the demands of the protesting farmers in relation to Farm Bills 2020. Along with the BJP, Singh has also expressed plans to join factions with the Shiromani Akali Dal.... Read more

“THIS IS A CRITICAL PERIOD FOR THE COUNTRY, 2ND WAVE NOT OVER”, SAYS UNION HEALTH MINISTRY

The Health Ministry on Thursday observed that many districts across India are in danger zone and warned that the second wave is far from over. The current relaxations in public spaces across the country and the opening of universities has brought alarm as the Covid-19 virus is still spreading around the states.... Read more

LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS: EXPLAINED

Uttar Pradesh: The violence that broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday resulted in 8 deaths and many casualties. 4 farmers were killed when a group of SUVs part of the convoy of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra ran over a crowd of farmers. The farmers, later on, went into an agitation that was toned down with the negotiations done by farmers union leader Rakesh Tikait with the officials in the Uttar Pradesh government. Below is a fairly brief timeline on how the violence occurred and the reasons observed.... Read more

PFIZER BETTER THAN ASTRA ZENECA FOR THOSE INFECTED WITH DELTA VARIANT, REVEALS NEW STUDY

Covid 19 vaccines that were launched late 2020 and early 2021 was claimed to offer protection against the viral infection. A new study reveals the effect on the transmission on the Delta Variant is lower for the Oxford Astra Zeneca compared to the Pfizer vaccine, the former being manufactured in India as Covishield.... Read more

PRIYANKA GANDHI TALKS DOWN MODI, ASKS “HAVE YOU SEEN THE LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIDEO”

Priyanka Gandhi recorded a video and was shared on social media in which she shares the triggering video of the gruesome attack on farmers that occurred in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday. The congress leader recorded the video while in detention and mocked the Prime Minister for celebrating ‘Azaadi’ when his ministers were ‘running cars over farmers’.... Read more

SUPREME COURT LASHES OUT AT FARMERS GROUPS, ASKS FOR REASONS FOR PROTESTS

The Supreme Court on Monday lashed out at the farmers’ groups, asking them the reason for continuing protests, even though the government hasn’t promised implementation. The court raged saying if an issue turns violent, “nobody takes responsibility”.... Read more

IN PUNJAB CAPTAIN AMARINDER SINGH AND AICC’S HARISH RAWAT FACE OFF

AICC General Secretary in charge of Punjab, Harish Rawat denied all claims that Congress had ‘snubbed’ Captain Amarinder Singh and said he was under some kind of ‘pressure’. Rawat said on Friday, that the former CM should ‘rethink’ his decision and ‘not help the BJP’. ... Read more

CAPT. AMARINDER SINGH OF PUNJAB LEAVING THE CONGRESS DUE TO’HUMILIATION’

Amarinder leaving the congress due to “humiliation”, but not joining BJP. Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh clarified all speculations on Thursday, by confirming that he will be leaving the Congress party, but not joining the BJP. He is leaving the party as he felt, “humiliated” by the leadership for replacing him.... Read more

CAPTAIN AMARINDER MEETS AMIT SHAH TO TALK ON FARM LAWS

Former Punjab Chief Minister who resigned from his post recently met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah. This happens amidst a turmoil in the Congress and after his infamous resignation from the post of the CM.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH GETS MIXED RESPONSE FROM STATES, ACCORDING TO SOME

The Bharat Bandh called by farmers unions was termed “successful” by leader Rakesh Tikait. The strike that started from Monday 6 am and concluded by 4 pm created traffic havoc in parts of Delhi and around. However commercial establishments and shops were operating as usual. The bandh manifested differently in different parts of the country.... Read more