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Politically marginalised Manpreet holds Congress’s hand

New Delhi: Manpreet Badal, the estranged nephew of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, on Friday merged his political outfit Punjab Peoples Party PPP into Congress after meeting party vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Hectic parleys were held between the former Akali leader and Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh and other senior party leaders before the decision was taken to merge Badal’s... 

Drugs issue: One ‘stupid statement’ puts Congress on back foot

Tarn-Taran: Through one ‘stupid statement’ that he made in his home district Tarn Taran in the presence of former CM Capt Amarinder Singh, district Congress Sukhpal Singh Bhullar not only put his party on the back foot, but, also deprived his party off a significant poll issue of drugs. Bhullar is in trouble after he promised to open poppy husk outlets and permission to brew hooch for personal... 

WHY BIKRAM DUMPED BUDDY BOLARIA?

JPJI BUREAU: Amritsar: Having enjoyed close intimacy for couple of years two young prominent Akali leaders – Bikram Singh Majithia and Inderbir Singh Bolaria, have now become poles apart – to the extent that they do not want to see each other eye-to-eye. While, Bolaria is on warpath and consistently agitating against his own party government against the move to put up waste management plant in... 

Capt to Bajwa: Own up the responsibility of Dhuri defeat

Chandigarh: Maintaining that there was nothing for the Akalis to boast about in the Dhuri by-election result, Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today said a leader should have moral courage to own the responsibility for the consequences. Reacting to PCC president Bajwa blaming him for the defeat, the former Chief Minister asked, “What is he (Bajwa) there for if I am to... 

How would Amit Shah face the challenge thrown by Capt Amarinder?

JPJI BUREAU: Amritsar: Immediately after the Delhi poll BJP chief Amit Shah would be faced with another major challenge – how to make his proposed anti-drugs Amritsar rally more successful than that of the sitting MP and senior Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh? During his ‘Lalkaar’ rally in Amritsar on Saturday, Capt Amarinder Singh declared that he would be holding similar rally on the day... 

Centre says ‘no’ to Sukhbir on Sikh detainees release

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reportedly turned down the Sikh delegation’s request of releasing Sikh militants, who have completed their jail term. A Sikh delegation led by SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal had on Thursday formally approached the Centre to seek the release of militants from the state “who have served their jail terms”. Rajnath Singh merely told the delegation that... 

Politics behind Amit Shah’s anti-drugs campaign: Cong

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa today termed the anti-drug campaign to be launched by the Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah from Amritsar later this month as totally “politically motivated”  to pave the way for parting company with the Akali Dal immediately after the Delhi Assembly elections. He said it was the timing of the campaign that was strategic as the... 

SAD alluring people with drugs: Jakhar

Amritsar: Congress Legislature Party (CLP) Leader Sunil Jakhar today said the Akali Dal should stop blaming Pakistan and neighbouring Rajasthan for the supply of drugs as Punjab was not the only state sharing border with the two. “Many other states share border with Pakistan while Haryana does so with Rajasthan. Why is no other state as infamous as Punjab for drugs?” said Jakhar while addressing... 

SAD to hold peaceful demonstrations: Majithia

Majitha: On the side lines of the inauguration of the Office of Market Committee Majitha, Revenue Minister Punjab Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia in an interaction with media here today categorically stated that Akali Dal is not against BSF or any other Security Agency. He made it clear that the demonstration on January 5 at Grain Market, Attari is going to be an absolutely peaceful demonstration aimed against... 

No proof Majithia is a Drug Lord: Sukhbir

New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Badal has claimed that there is no proof of his brother-in-law and Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia’s involvement in the drug racket. Majithia has been described as the big drug lord of Punjab by many after he was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for his alleged involvement in the drug racket. Supporting Majithia, Sukhbir Badal... 

Sikhs told to boycott Republic Day ceremonies to constitutionally earn distinct identity

Amritsar: Raising the pitch in the wake of an appeal made by Jathedar of the Akal Takht to sign online petition seeking amendment to Article 25 (b) (2) of the Indian constitution, the Dal Khalsa has come out with more radical step to address the long-pending demand what it termed as “constitutional wrong”. The hardliner organization has asked the Sikhs if they want to remove the “Sikhs are... 

Akali Dal spent crores on film stars, not a penny on martyrs: BJP

Jalandhar: BJP today hit out at the Punjab government led by its ally SAD, alleging that while the state ignored the martyrdom of soldiers, it “wasted precious money” on performances by film actors. Senior BJP leader and former cabinet minister in the Punjab government Laxmi Kanta Chawla said three jawans belonging to Punjab were killed in militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. “They were cremated... 

Sikh clergy can’t summon Sidhu, say scholars

Perneet Singh: Amritsar: Even as the demand that Akal Takht should initiate action against former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu for alleged distortion of “gurbani” is gaining ground, most of the Sikh intellectuals say a “patit” (apostate) Sikh could not even be summoned by Akal Takht as it was against Sikh “rehat maryada” (code of conduct). Former Akal Takht Jathedar... 

Drug racket: Congress, PPP gun for Majithia

Chandigarh: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa today alleged that the Badal family held meetings with home Minister Rajnath Singh for protecting Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia from the investigation being carried out by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which reports to the Home Minister. The PPCC chief has also questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra... 
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Frustrated Sidhu harming SAD-BJP coalition: Majithia

Amritsar: Punjab’s information and public relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia has dubbed former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu’s comment against the Shriomani Akali Dal Badal (SAD) as uncalled for and extremely unfortunate. “A person who a few years ago credited his success to the sincerity and hard work of Akali workers is now making bizarre statements. People are smart; they... 

SAD saddened as RSS spreads wings in Punjab

Ruchika M Khanna: Chandigarh: The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) is spreading its wings far and wide in Punjab. With the help of its 20-odd front organizations (that owe its origins to the RSS), the right wing organization is aggressively using social welfare as a medium to reach out to people in the state. Much to the chagrin of the ruling SAD and the Congress, which is sitting in Opposition for... 

Akali Dal leadership dare not face the NRIs: Manpreet

Chandigarh: People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) chief Manpreet Singh Badal on Tuesday said the decision of Punjab government to do away with the annual NRI sammellans betrayed the moral bankruptcy of the ruling Akali Dal leadership to face the global Punjabis in the wake of the utter failure to keep up any of the promises made during these earlier functions.   In a statement, Manpreet said it was for... 

Militants’ memorial fine, their victims’ memorial too to come up in Amritsar

AMRITSAR: People who fell victim to bullets of militants in Punjab will soon have a befitting memorial. The memorial, a concrete structure, will come up inside the Durgiana Mandir complex. The construction is set to begin soon with the Shri Durgiana Committee having given its go-ahead to the project. The proposal was cleared by the general house of the committee last year and by the executive a month... 

BJP violates Coalition-Dharma to induct SAD leader into party fold

MOGA: What can be construed as alarming signal for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal SAD, its alliance partner BJP has done a major ‘coalition-Dharma-violation’ by inducting SAD senior leader and Punjab ex-DGP Paramdip Singh Gill into party fold. The development indicates that BJP high command was caring a little about the SAD in taking decisions and that it could go to the extent of contesting Punjab...