Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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27 Mar 2017

Rana KP Singh elected Speaker amid protests by AAP MLAs

27 Mar 2017 | 4:06 PM

CHANDIGARH: Congress MLA Rana Kanwar Pal Singh was on Monday elected unopposed as Speaker of the Punjab Assembly amid a walkout by the members of main opposition Aam Aadmi Party and its ally Lok Insaaf Party.

Punjab nod to draft law officers’ bill for transparency in AG functioning

27 Mar 2017 | 3:39 PM

CHANDIGARH: As part of the Capt Amarinder Singh government’s administrative reforms agenda, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved the introduction of a draft bill to streamline appointments and bring transparency in the functioning of the office of the Advocate General.

Badal, Sukhbir take oath; to oppose proposed CPS bill

27 Mar 2017 | 1:09 PM

CHANDIGARH: Former CM Parkash Singh Badal and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday took oath as MLAs in the Speaker’s chamber.

Cong MLA asks depts about ‘favours’ sought by Akali leader

27 Mar 2017 | 1:47 AM

GURDASPUR: Barinder Singh Pahra, Congress MLA from Gurdaspur, has asked government departments to prepare a list of works done by former SAD legislator from GS Babbehali without following a procedure.

Ministers take houses meant for Speaker, Leader of Oppn

27 Mar 2017 | 1:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as the Congress government opened its inning by taking steps to shun the VIP culture, some of his ministers have taken fancy to particular government accommodation.

Sampla: Cong indulging in vendetta

27 Mar 2017 | 1:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: Union Minister and Punjab BJP president Vijay Sampla today accused the Congress government of unleashing a political vendetta against SAD-BJP leaders.

Every village will have access to drinking water

27 Mar 2017 | 1:47 AM

Making the provision of safe drinking water for the rural population is a priority for Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Minister for Water Supply, Sanitation, Rural Development and Panchayats.

26 Mar 2017

Govt running away from debate: AAP

26 Mar 2017 | 2:19 AM

CHANDIGARH: Accusing the government of denying the Opposition the opportunity to speak in the first session of the newly formed Vidhan Sabha, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today demanded that the motion of thanks on Governor’s Address and debate on it be held on Tuesday.

AAP writes to EC demanding verification of paper trail

26 Mar 2017 | 2:19 AM

New Delhi: AAP national secretary Pankaj Gupta made a representation to the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday stating that there was a "clear and irrefutable evidence of manipulation of results" at polling booths in the Punjab Assembly elections.

25 Mar 2017

AAP writes to EC over ‘EVM tampering’ in Punjab

25 Mar 2017 | 9:24 PM

NEW DELHI:The AAP on Saturday wrote to the Election Commission, alleging large-scale rigging and tampering of EVMs in Punjab and demanding verification of paper trail.

Govt running away from debate by cancelling motion of thanks: AAP

25 Mar 2017 | 5:10 PM

CHANDIGARH: Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, HS Phoolka on Saturday said the government has run away from debate in the House by cancelling the motion of thanks and discussion on the Governor''s address in the revised schedule of March 28.

BJP sacks media convener

25 Mar 2017 | 1:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: Commencing a course correction following the electoral debacle in the Vidhan Sabha elections, state BJP chief Vijay Sampla today sacked Janardan Sharma, convener of their media cell.

24 Mar 2017

Parliamentary secys next on Capt agenda

24 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

CHANDIGARH: Barely a week after taking oath as Chief Minister and inducting nine ministers, Capt Amarinder Singh today not only announced the expansion of his ministry “before the Budget session in June”, but also said he would introduce a Bill in the Punjab Assembly to appoint MLAs as parliamentary secretaries.

MCD: Cong banks on Capt

24 Mar 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI: The Congress is banking on CM Capt Amarinder Singh to put up a strong show in the upcoming Assembly bypoll and the April 23 Municipal Corporation (MCD) elections.

23 Mar 2017

Capt Amarinder picks five as OSDs

23 Mar 2017 | 12:49 AM

Chandigarh: The Congress-led government on Wednesday announced five more political appointments as Officers on Special Duty (OSD) with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

Union leader wants lal batti

23 Mar 2017 | 12:49 AM

MUKTSAR: In a telling satire on bureaucrats bending the rules for the coveted red beacon, a union leader here has sought permission from the DC for doing so.

22 Mar 2017

Will change Sidhu's portfolio if needed: Capt Amarinder

22 Mar 2017 | 4:41 PM

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday defended his cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu''s decision to continue with his television show saying Sidhu was an intelligent man and was earning his own keep.

Capt Amarinder to meet President, PM in Delhi today

22 Mar 2017 | 12:04 PM

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will hold a series of meetings with the government’s top brass here on Wednesday.

Captain’s men made advisers, no surprises

22 Mar 2017 | 1:17 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government today made eight political appointments in the Chief Minister’s office (CMO) that will cost the state exchequer lakhs of rupees every month.

21 Mar 2017

Rana KP Singh is pro tem Speaker

21 Mar 2017 | 1:42 AM

CHANDIGARH: Governor VP Singh Badnore on Monday appointed Anandpur Sahib MLA Rana Kanwarpal Singh as pro tem Speaker after administering him oath of office as a member of the Vidhan Sabha.

Former Congress MLA ‘retains’ official vehicle

21 Mar 2017 | 1:42 AM

BATALA: Former Congress MLA Ashwani Sekhri today allegedly refused to return his official vehicle when an official of the State Transport Commission (STC) went to his residence to take the car back to Chandigarh.