Finally Punjab Irrigation and Power Minister#RanaGurjitSingh  has resigned due to sand mining row. The Tribune was first to expose the minister by highlighting how he was involved in mining auctions through his employees. The Tribune carried a report on May 25, 2017 highlighting how four employees of Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh had bagged mining contract. To much surprise the minister cook Amit Bahadur got mining site in Nawanshahr for Rs 26.51 crore while others Kulwinder Pal Singh, a deputy general manager got Mehadipur quarry for Rs 9.21 crore, Gurinder Singh got a quarry in Mohali district for Rs 4.11 crore and Balraj Singh got aRead More →

In yet another Nirbhaya like incident, a 15-year-old girl of Jind was brutally gang raped and murdered has shocked the nation. Many people who are feeling much pain with the incident are raising question how can anyone can go to such brutality? Who is responsible for it? Why parents, teachers of the accused are miserably failed to teach them proper education to deal and respect the girls? Why the girls are only considered to be sex objects by many? Why male in many areas considered it their fundamental rights to harass, tease, rape and gang raped, Why there is no equality in male dominated societyRead More →

Chandigarh, January 15 After holding a meeting, the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today decided to introduce a system of self-declaration on land holdings by the beneficiaries of the farm debt waiver scheme to ensure that only deserving and eligible farmers get the benefit of the scheme. It has also decided to exclude government employees and retired pensioners who pay income tax from the scheme to ensure that the poorest of the poor get its benefit. A notification to this effect will be issued soon,  says the Punjab government. Such self-declaration should relate to the farmers’ land holdings in villages in Punjab as well asRead More →

Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee President, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu ,today alleged that EVM can be tampered and posing a serious threat to democracy. He also demanded that the next elections to be held with ballot papers instead of EVMs. in two page letter to the Election Commission of India today. Here is all detail in two page memorandum he sent to The Election Commission of India.  Read More →

No one including the mobile phone  company can store and use your biometrics for any other purpose except for verification with UIDAI. The biometrics are encrypted as soon as Aadhaar holder places his finger on fingerprint scanner and this encrypted data is sent to UIDAI for verification. Thereafter mobile companies have no access to your fingerprints. Here is all details explained by the UIDAI today. The News Freedom has no independent sources to confirm the claims made by the UIDAI.  Read More →

The power purchase agreements (PPAs) should be amended to give the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL)  the choice to surrender surplus power from private generators . The surplus power should be at the disposal of private generators  who should be free to sell power from that surrendered capacity to any purchaser at any rate and the fixed charges for that surrendered capacity should not be payable by the PSPCL. We have example as earlier Uttar Pradesh government has refused to draw power from a private generator with a very high tariff agreement, said Vinod Gupta the spokesperson of the All India Power Engineers Federation today. “The main reason forRead More →

“Supreme Court senior judge must investigate Judge Loya death case and four judges also raises serious issue of threat to democracy and must be seriously needs to be addressed, says Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi demanded inquiry on Loya death while addressing  press conference along with Randeep Singh Surjewala on the issues raised by four senior most judges of the Supreme Court in an unprecedented press conference. Here is complete statement of the Congress party on the issue.  Read More →

Here is how some politicians, legal luminaries and journalists include, Attorney General K K Venugopal, Mamata Banerjee,  Yashwant Sinha,  N Ram, Prashant Bhushan, Rajdeep Sardesai  reacted to four senior most judges of Supreme Court unprecedented Press Conference against the Chief Justice of India’s administrative decision “The unprecedented move by the four senior Supreme Court judges in holding a press conference “could have been avoided” and the judges would now have to act in “statesmanship” to ensure complete harmony” said Attorney General K K Venugopal.  Former Chief Justice RM Lodha says “Chief Justice Must Show statesmanship”. “There must have been compelling reasons for the senior-most judges  to have adopted thisRead More →

First time in the history of judiciary in an unprecedented move, top four Supreme Court judges comprising of Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph addressed press conference highlighting loopholes in administration work of the Supreme Court and also written a letter to the Chief Justice of India demanding transparency in allotment of judges and dealing with the cases. justify their act of airing anguish and highlighting loopholes in the system the four judges said that they were discharging their duty to the nation by saying what’s what. Here is full text of seven page letter of the four judges sent toRead More →