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Modi govt runs away from electoral committment on OROP

New Delhi: For the first time, the Union Government offered its own perspective on the contentious ‘one rank, one pension’ for the retired soldiers with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying the pension could not be revised annually. The Centre could not give “unreasonable concessions” merely on emotions, the minister said. Apparently laying down rules for implementing the scheme, a pre-poll... 

Terrorist from Pak, killer of 2 BSF cops, held

Jammu: A militant captured on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir after an ambush on a BSF convoy is a Pakistani, police sources said. The young militant, identified as Kasim Khan, is from the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist group and hails from Gujranwala in Pakistan, the sources said. He was part of a militant gang that attacked the Border Security Force convoy killing two troopers and injuring 11 on... 

Capt Amarinder praises BSF, condemns Akalis

AMRITSAR: Condemning the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal for its attempts to malign the image of the Border Security Force, Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha and local MP Capt Amarinder today expressed his solidarity with the BSF personnel saying the Akali protests against the force could not have come at a wrong time as it (the BSF) was currently fighting the Pakistani rangers and army in Jammu and... 

BJP–SAD lock horns over drugs issue

The winter chill sweeping Punjab these days is also making the political relations between ruling alliance partners, the Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP frosty. The growing threat from narcotics, and its political and social implications, has become the latest standoff point between both sides. The BJP, which is the junior partner in the alliance government that has been running Punjab since 2007,... 
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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... 

SAD vows to make Punjab completely drug-free

Amritsar: On the eve of New Year, the Shiromani Akali Dal today took ‘complete elimination’ of drugs from Punjab as a Mission with Party President and Deputy Cheif Minister Punjab S. Sukhbir Singh Badal advocated the need to seal the international borders completely like US-Mexico borders. Presiding over a meeting of party office bearers from Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur, Pathankot,... 

Congress demands President’s rule in Punjab

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress today alleged SAD’s proposed protests on border against what it claimed to “pressurise the BSF” to stop entry of drugs from Pakistan will be “highly demoralising” for the force and sought slapping of sedition charge against party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal. State Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa also demanded imposition of the President’s rule in the state claiming... 
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Plan for online registration for Wagha retreat

Amritsar: Following the terror strike at Wagah Border in Pakistan earlier this month, the BSF is now making concerted efforts to introduce the online registration system for the famous Retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post that draws thousands of tourists from across the country daily. Talking to mediapersons in Attari, BSF (Punjab Frontier) Inspector General Ashok Kumar said, “Firstly,... 

Kairon stands exposed for ties with drug Smugglers: Congress

Amritsar: Senior Congress leader from Tarn Taran Harminder Singh Gill today accused Cabinet Minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon of links with drug smuggler Sahib Singh. The latter was arrested from Patti in Tarn Taran yesterday. Sahib Singh, a former BSF jawan and a resident of Patti, was nabbed by the state’s special operations cell (SSOC) with 14 kg of heroin worth Rs 70 crore in the international... 

Pakistan to pay heavy price for Kashmir firing: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Accusing Pakistan of carrying out ‘unprovoked attacks’, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said, “If Pakistan persists with this adventurism, our forces will make the cost of this adventurism unaffordable.”  Jaitley said. “Our forces have been doing a commendable job in the face of these unprovoked acts of aggression by Pakistan. Pakistan in these attacks... 

No exchange of sweets on Eid at Wagah-Attari border

AMRITSAR: With tension prevailing on the border, the traditional exchange of sweets between the troops of India and Pakistan along the Wagah border in Punjab on Eid has been called off.  Official sources said during a late evening flag meeting between the sector commanders of the Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers yesterday, the other side refused to fix a proper time for the ceremony to be... 

Tanker exploded at Indo-Pak border

Attari (Amritsar): An Indian tanker exploded soon after hydrogen peroxide, an inflammable chemical, was transferred from a Pakistani tanker at integrated check post on the Indo-Pak border here on Wednesday, sparking panic in the high-security area. No one was injured, though BSF personnel and Pakistani Rangers went into a tizzy after the powerful explosion which saw the debris scattered “in... 

Youth focus of Rs 4253 cr revenue deficit Punjab budget

Chandigarh: Focusing on youth, Punjab Budget 2014-15 has earmarked Rs 500 crore for skill development and Rs 100 crore for setting up rehabilitation centres for drug addicts in each district, while refraining from imposing fresh taxes. Presenting the SAD-BJP led state government’s third state budget, Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa today tabled in state Assembly the budget with total size...