Chandigarh, August 16 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the state home department to take further necessary action on the full and final report on sacrilege cases, which was submitted to him today by Justice (Retd) Ranjit Singh. The Justice (retd) Ranjit Singh Commission had earlier, on June 30, submitted Part-I of his report to the CM  related to the incidents of sacrilege at Village Burj Jawahar Singh Wala, Bargari, Gurusar and Mallke, as well as the firing incident of Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura. Incidentally, report was already leaked to media. Even the Punjab APP leaders headed by Sukhpal Singh Khaira have demanded seriousRead More →

Chandigarh, August 16 The Punjab Cabinet has decided to summon the next session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha from August 24 to August 28, 2018.A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Punjab Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here at today. With the Cabinet decision, the Punjab Governor has been authorized to convene the 5th Session of 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha, as per clause (1) of Article 174 of the Constitution of India. Giving details, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the session would commence on August 24 in the afternoon with obituary references. Legislative BusinessRead More →

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee(93) dies today. Here are some key points about the great leader Vajpayee. 1 Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born 25 December 1924 and he was among the founding members of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh 2 He served the country thrice as the Prime Minister of the country including a term of 13 days in 1996, for a period of 11 months from 1998 to 1999, and then from 1998 to 2004 3 Significant things done during his tenure include Nuclear tests- Pokhran-II, Kargil War and Lahore summit  4 He was a member of the Indian Parliament for over four decades and was also the Minister of External Affairs inRead More →

The Prime Minster, Narendra Modi, today addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 72nd Independence Day. 15 points from  PM Independence Day speech: India has resolved to send manned spacecraft to the space by 2022 1 India has resolved to send manned spacecraft to the space by 2022.  India will be the fourth country to do this. Now we are focussed on bringing modernisation and advancement in the field of agriculture. We have dreamt of doubling farmer’s income by 75th year of Independence. 2 Due to the efforts of security forces and endeavours made by State Governments, and also due toRead More →

Chandigarh, August 15 Calling for ‘Nashe Ton Azadi’ (Freedom from Drugs), Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday launched ‘Tu Mera Buddy’ programme to take the war against drugs to schools and colleges to mark the 72nd Independence Day. The Chief Minister, who unfurled the tricolour here’, also launched the second phase of Loan Waiver Scheme for farmers against loans taken from commercial banks, besides rolling out the Bhai Ghanayia Sehat Sewa Yojana. In his speech after inspecting the parade and taking salute from the march past, the Chief Minister called upon the people of Punjab to take a pledge on this momentous occasionRead More →

Rape of Mountains Heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh has exposed the state government preparedness to deal with the serious situation like heavy rainfall in last 48 hours.  The disaster management seems to be an alien concept during the crisis here. The unplanned construction all along the roads on the national,  state highways and  internal roads in the state is one of the main reason for the much damages in the state. The construction, carpeting and widening of the roads are very important for the development of the people of the state, but the way it’s happening is beyond repairs. We all have to work seriously toRead More →

The Bhakra Beas Management Board(BBMB) today informed that it has successfully carried out the flushing operation of sediments deposited in reservoir of Pandoh Dam. This flushing operation would restore water storage capacity of reservoir and in turn would also reduce the silt entering into the balancing reservoir at Sundernagar. The BBMB  the Chairman, D.K. Sharma,  supervised the whole operation with his team on 13th and 14th August. The sediments get accumulated at the bottom of the reservoir due to the inflow of rainwater into the reservoir dam and reduce its storage capacity. The warning was issued for people living in the downstream of the dam before carrying outRead More →