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Ludhiana Factory Collapse; Death toll crosses 12

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | PNS | Ludhiana | in Chandigarh

With more people still feared to be trapped under the debris, the death toll in Ludhiana’s plastic factory’s building collapse has touched risen to 12. Shocked at the tragic incident, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered a detailed inquiry by Patiala Divisional Commissioner into the incident besides announcing...

Badals express condolences with victims, demands speedy probe

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Badal on Tuesday expressed their condolences with the families of those who lost their lives in the incident. Expressing their heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved families, the Badals said that it was a real tragedy that...

Dera chief's aide, Pawan Insan sent to five-day police remand

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

A court in Panchkula on Tuesday sent Pawan Insan, a close aide of rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, to five days police remand. Pawan is accused of hatching a conspiracy and masterminding Panchkula violence along with Aditya Insan and Honeypreet Insan on August...

After roadways employees call for agitation, Transport Min issue clarification

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Transport Minister Krishan Lal Panwar on Tuesday clarified that the State Government has not withdrawn any long-route buses and a review process is ongoing to check whether plying these inter-state buses are profitable or not. A day after state roadways employees union announced to hold an agitation against Haryana Government’s...

Punjab to remove encroachments over forest land with iron hand

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

With about 30,000 acres of Punjab’s land illegally encroached upon, the State Government on Tuesday declared to deal with the elements of land mafia, who have encroached the forest land, with an iron hand. As a part of the same, the government has initiated a major encroachment removal drive in...

Two-day orientation programme for Punjab MLAs concludes

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Rana KP Singh on Tuesday called upon the legislators of the state to rise above the party politics and work collectively to ensure the welfare of Punjab. In his address on the concluding day of Special Orientation Program for Members of Punjab Vidhan Sabha here at...

Haryana Govt to create transfer cell

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Government has decided to constitute a transfer cell to resolve the grievances related to transfers of teachers made under its teacher transfer policy. The transfer cell will be comprised of Additional Director, Superintendent and a programmer of IT cell related with transfer matters. This transfer cell would put up proposal...

SAD women activists stage protest against Khaira

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Activists of the SAD's women wing on Tuesday staged a demonstration here demanding immediate resignation of AAP legislator Sukhpal Singh Khaira following the issuance of summons to him by a Fazilka court in a drug case. The protesters, led by their president Jagir Kaur, made attempts to reach the AAP leaders...

BJP seeks explanation from Suraj Pal Amu

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The Bharatiya Janta Party has served a show cause notice to Haryana State party’s chief media coordinator Suraj Pal Amu seeking explanation over his reported controversial remarks offering Rs 10 crore reward for beheading Padmavati’s director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actor Deepika Padukone. With the Padmavati controversy growing bigger each passing...

Capt Amarinder says distortion of history not acceptable

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Backing the protests by the Rajput community against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie ‘Padmavati’, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday said that distortion of history was not acceptable by anyone. Being among the first Congress leaders to oppose the release of Padmavati, Capt Amarinder also declared banning the epic...

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