BJP blames Arvind Kejriwal for Sidhu Moosewala murder; accuses him of remote controlling Punjab

The BJP on Sunday blamed AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal and his party colleague Raghav Chaddha for the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, saying “anti-national and subversive elements are having free play” in Punjab under the AAP govt. Moosewala was shot dead Sunday by unidentified assailants in Punjab’s Mansa district, a day after the state … Read more

Former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar joins BJP in presence of party chief J P Nadda

Former Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar joined BJP on Thursday, days after he quit the grand old party. Jakhar had quit the Congress last week after lashing out at former Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Twitter, saying that he was “not an asset” as portrayed by the party leadership. A former Lok Sabha … Read more

Punjab govt will soon end VIP culture in jail: CM Bhagwant Mann

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday said his government will soon end the “VIP culture” in state jails by converting “VIP cells” there into administrative blocks. Mann made the announcement in a video message emphasising that jails would be converted into ‘Sudhar ghar’ (correctional facilities) in the true sense. The chief minister expressed his … Read more

AAP launches village-level recruitment drive in Haryana

Buoyed by the decisive victory in the Punjab assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has initiated a village-level recruitment drive in neighbouring Haryana and is gearing up for a massive rally of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal next month. The electoral win in Punjab has had a ripple effect in Haryana as AAP is … Read more

RBI extends cash credit limit for wheat procurement from Punjab

The Punjab government on Thursday said the RBI extended the cash credit limit (CCL) for the ongoing wheat procurement from the state. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended the CCL of Rs 3,378.15 crore till the end of May. With this, the sanctioned limit of Rs 24,773.11 crore for April-end has been enhanced to … Read more

Sunil Jakhar takes jibe at Cong leadership, says those with conscience will be punished

Ahead of the Congress disciplinary committee meet to decide on action to be taken against him, former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday said those who still have a conscience will be punished. The Congress disciplinary committee had on April 11 given a show-cause notice to Jakhar for alleged anti-party activities and sought a … Read more

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to visit Delhi to study AAP initiatives

After studying the free electricity model in Delhi, the newly-elected Aam Aadmi Party government in Punjab will now examine the national capital’s initiatives in education and healthcare sectors to introduce similar reforms in the border state. Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann will be on a two-day visit to Delhi with health minister Vijay Singla and … Read more

Sidhu says Congress needs to reinvent itself, backs ‘honest man’ Mann in fighting mafia

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday said the party lost the Punjab elections because of the “mafia raj” that prevailed in the state and it now needed to reinvent itself, while praising Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann as a younger brother and an “honest man“. He said he will support Mann, whose Aam Aadmi Party … Read more

Arvind Kejriwal meets Punjab officials without CM Bhagwant Mann

The newly-elected Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab is courting its first political controversy over Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal convening a meeting of the state’s officers in the absence of Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday. The Opposition parties alleged that the Punjab government was being ‘remote controlled’ by the AAP chief … Read more

Govt’s paddy procurement reaches 741.62 lac tons so far in 2021-22 season

The Centre has procured 741.62 lakh tonne of paddy in the ongoing 2021-22 marketing year so far at the minimum support price (MSP), Union Food Ministry said on Monday. “Till now about 105.14 lakh farmers have been benefitted with MSP value of Rs 1,45,358.13 crore,” the ministry said in a statement. A quantity of 741.62 … Read more