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Orientation session for Punjab law makers

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | Monika Malik | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

In an apparent attempt to avoid looking petite compared to the tall claims it made some seven months back when it came to power in Punjab, the Congress party led State Government has convened the shortest-ever assembly session in the recent past. And interestingly, for virtually two-day sittings, the government has...

Badal demands Khaira’s resignation

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

Punjab’s five-time Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said that the Leader of Opposition in Vidhan Sabha Sukhpal Khaira should tender his resignation immediately on moral and ethical grounds while maintaining that this had been his consistent stand on this issue. “The fact of...

Capt reviews arrangements for Dec 13 Ind-SL ODI

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

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday reviewed arrangements for the second one-day international (ODI) cricket match to be played between India and Sri Lanka at IS Bindra Stadium, PCA, Mohali, on December 13. Capt Amarinder, chairing a high-level review meeting, directed the state DGP Suresh Arora to ensure foolproof...

Haryana leaders hits out at Tharoor on remarks on Manushi Chillar

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

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor continued to face the ire of Haryana politicians for taking a dig at Miss World Manushi Chhillar's surname. Haryana Women and Child Development Minister Kavita Jain on Monday slammed Tharoor, saying he has indulged in callous and reckless wordplay on new Miss World Manushi Chhillar". Asking him to...

Capt welcomes move to elevate Rahul as Cong prez

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

Welcoming the proposed elevation of Rahul Gandhi as the Congress national president, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday described it as a step in the right direction to revive the party’s fortunes ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The party elections announced today and Rahul’s elevation were long...

Haryana Govt. employees all set to launch agitation

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | Nishu Mahajan | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Peeved over the Manohar Lal Khattar Government’s lackadaisical attitude towards their demands, the disgruntled employees unions have announced to launch an agitation in the state. Upping the ante against the ruling BJP to press for their demands, various employees unions have accused the State Government of betraying them and also, threatened...

SAD delegation to sumbit memorandum demanding Khaira's resignation

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

A SAD- BJP delegation led by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal will call on Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore on November 22 and press upon him to sack leader of opposition Sukhpal Khaira immediately. Senior party leader Daljit Singh Cheema said the SAD- BIP delegation would present a memorandum...

Sangrur school principal sacked for sexual harassment

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

Punjab Government on Monday sacked the principal of Sangrur’s Government Meritorious School at Ghabdan after being indicted of charges of sexual harassment in a report submitted to the Chief Minister’s Office. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had directed Sangrur Deputy Commissioner to investigate the charges against Wing Commander C Deepak...

Can Haryana's women achievers help wash off ‘girl killer' tag?

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

Success as in the movies, international sporting medals, scaling Mt. Everest and now bagging the coveted Miss World title. Women achievers from Haryana -- which has lived with the tag of being a "girl killer" with the worst sex-ratio among Indian states -- are re-writing the script of the state's...

Haryana to execute pilot project of solar powered micro irrigation

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

In a bid to achieve aim of ‘Har Khet Ko Pani’, Haryana Government’s constituted Command Area Development Authority would execute a pilot project for installation of solar grid powered micro irrigation infrastructure. This would be installed on three Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) of Ladwa, Shahabad and Pehowa in district Kurukshetra...

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