Channi meets Rahul after Amarinder’s announcement on floating his own political party

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi met former Congress president Rahul Gandhi here on Thursday and the two leaders are learnt to have discussed the political situation in the state and the party’s prospects in next year’s Assembly polls. Channi is also learnt to have apprised Gandhi of the pro-people measures taken by his government … Read more

Extension of BSF’s jurisdiction attempt to interfere with federal structure: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday criticised the Centre’s move to extend the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force, alleging that it is an attempt to interfere with the federal structure of the country. The BJP-led central government had amended the BSF Act to authorise the force to undertake search, seizure and arrest … Read more

MHA letter: Amarinder slams Centre for spreading ‘misinformation’ about Punjab farmers

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday slammed the Centre for allegedly spreading “misinformation” about the state’s farmers with its recent letter on the plight of “bonded labourers“. He said it was “yet another conspiracy to defame Punjab’s farmers”, whom the central government and the BJP have been “persistently trying to malign by dubbing them … Read more

Tunnel under international border was constructed with knowledge, ‘hand’ of Pakistan: BSF IG

JAMMU: A top BSF official said on Saturday that a major underground tunnel that was found in Samba, originating from Pakistan, was constructed with the knowledge and “hand” of the neighbouring nation. The remarks of BSF Inspector General (Jammu frontier) N S Jamwal came after the Border Security Force (BSF) detected a tunnel just beneath … Read more

Centre orders immediate withdrawal of 10,000 troops from Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: The Centre has ordered “immediate” withdrawal of about 10,000 paramilitary forces personnel from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday. They said the decision was taken after the Ministry of Home Affairs reviewed the deployment of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in the union territory (UT). A senior … Read more