New Delhi, June 18 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the settlement of Rs 31,000 crore of Food Account on the procurement of wheat and paddy, which was wrongly taken over by the erstwhile state government instead of being adjusted between state and central governments. The Chief Minister raised the issue with the Prime Minister during a meeting here. The Rs 31,000 crore included Rs 12000 crore principal and Rs 19000 crore interest, said the Chief Minister, pointing out that the sum was on account of non-adjustment of accounts for procurement done by state agencies forRead More →

Chandigarh, June 17: Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has urged the Center to review the revised guidelines for the Post Matric Scholarship scheme for Scheduled Castes, saying these amounted to the Government of India indirectly absolving itself of contributing any money towards the scheme in Punjab, as the current annual expenditure in the state was expected to be much less than Rs 700 crore.  In a letter written to Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Dr Thaawarchand Gehlot, the Chief Minister cited the revised guidelines, dated May 3, 2018, received by his government to note that the move was highly detrimental to furtheringRead More →

Gurkirat Singh Kotli, who was allegedly involved in the abduction, molestation, illegal confinement of French national Katia Darnand in 1994 and later acquitted, today appointed as AICC Secretary for Himachal Pradesh by the Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Kotli who is a grandson of the former Punjab CM Beant Singh and also MLA from Khanna along with other six accused was acquitted in the case lack of evidence in 1999. Katia after the incident had left India and never returned to give evidence against the accused in the case. While Gurkirat Singh Kotli on his social media platforms thanks Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi for hisRead More →

After Delhi, Punjab and Chandigarh, dust storm today hit parts of HImachal Pradesh. These photos capture in Hamirpur district of HImachal Pradesh near Jahu. The dust storm said to be originated from Rajasthan. Meanwhile Punjab Pollution Control Board has issued a special advisory for people to take precautions.Here are photographs and special advisory issues by Punjab Pollution.  Read More →

Keeping in view the serious conditions of a senior reporter of Punjab Kesari Munish Nagar who met with an accident, the advocate and RTI activist H C Arora urges the Punjab government and  Chandigarh Administration to fame proper policy to provide financial assistance to journalists in case of medical emergency.   In a letter sent to the Chief Secretary Punjab and UT Home Secretary, HC Arora said that  Munish Nagar, a senior reporter of Punjab Kesari, who met with a serious accident yesterday, is admitted in PGI, Chandigarh as he had suffered a serious spinal injury. He is in serious, but his condition said to stable.”Read More →

In his death, India has lost a fearless journalist who risked his life, every day, every hour and every minute. How truly Hemingway had said that “Cowards die a thousand deaths, but the brave only die once.” I salute you, Shujaat Bukhari, for your fearless journalism and may you be an eternal source of inspiration for the warriors of truth
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The Editors Guild of India has condemned the dastardly attack on Srinagar-based senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari on Thursday evening that later led to his death. “Mr Bukhari was a voice of moderation and a courageous, big-hearted editor who mentored a large cadre of young journalists from Kashmir. The Guild calls upon the government of Jammu and Kashmir to take urgent steps to bring to book the culprits and ensure safety and security for the media in the state. An attack on a journalist challenges the very foundations of a free press and vibrant democracy and more so in a state like Jammu and Kashmir that isRead More →

Shahkot(Jalandhar), June 14 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced development projects to the tune of Rs 2140 crore for Jalandhar and Shahkot, as a gesture of gratitude to the people for ensuring the Congress candidate’s landslide victory in the Shahkot bypoll, which he said had laid the foundation for an anti-Modi wave across the country. While addressing a thanksgiving rally at the local grain market here, the CM said the Congress was indebted to the voters of the Shahkot assembly segment, who had ensured a sweeping victory for the party’s candidate, Hardev Singh Laddi, to secure 2/3rd  majority for Congress Party inRead More →

Birds, trees, mountains, and rivers are a very good companion of those who love to travel unconventionally in different areas. Himachal is such place where you can listen to melodious songs of different species of birds throughout the day. While listening to different species of birds, I seriously realize the absence of house sparrows. With the passage of the time, house sparrows are almost disappeared from many villages in the state. This is really shocking as unlike much damage was done to the environment in urban areas; villages in the rural areas still have much to feed the birds. The situated has deteriorated to theRead More →