Zira is miffed at the posting of Sukhwinder Singh, principal of a government school in Mallanwala, as the District Education Officer, Ferozepore, after an education department reshuffle on Tuesday.
Indications are that the government would be able to make only about Rs 400 crore in this auction and will have to re-auction the rest of the mines
A look into the bids recorded by the mining department during e-auction revealed that in at least seven mines, a tipper would cost more than Rs 5 lakh.
The government is anticipating that many unrealistic bidders may not actually turn up.
THE GURDASPUR Lok Sabha by-election, necessitated following the death of Bollywood actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna, has posed a challenge to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to either please a loyalist or get a baiter on his side. While a long-time loyalist and Rural Development Minister Tripat Singh Bajwa’s son Ravi Bajwa, seeking the ticket for the […]
Surprisingly, the files had gone missing from the Department of Personnel housed in the Civil Secretariat, Sector 1, here.
Sharma was booked for misplacing 35 files, of which six were located while the case was still in the district court.
A few MLAs, mostly first-timers, who resisted the removal of the red beacon, say the timing of the decision has been particularly harsh on them.
The meeting holds significance ahead of by-election for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat which fell vacant after the death of BJP MP Vinod Khanna.
The Chief Minister asserted that his government would not allow anything to come in the way of the implementation of its promise to waive farm loans and bring the kurki system to an end.
Sources in the government said another retired IAS officer Kusumjit Kaur Sidhu, a close aide of the CM, is tipped to be the next chairperson of the regulator.
Finance, sources said, has written back saying that the cooperative department “should be self-sufficient and not look towards the finance department to come to their rescue”.
Newly appointed Punjab Congress president Sunil Kumar Jakhar speaks to The Indian Express on the challenges he is set to face, promises made by his party, deliverance, his predecessor and Rahul Gandhi.
Jakhar warned the police to shed “Akali thinking” and toe the party line otherwise “ungli tedhi karni humein bhi ati hai (we also know how to set the things straight.)”
The decision will be tabled in the cabinet meeting scheduled on May 17 and would be notified thereafter. If cleared, the victims will get a financial assistance of Rs 8,000 per month.
Officials should be prepared even to work on Sundays as the “engine propellers of the department”, said Sidhu
Captain had quit the post on April 12 during a meeting with Rahul in Delhi. Jakhar has been raising issues of farmers in Punjab as the CLP leader and even after he was removed from the post.
The city is incidentally the hometown of not only the incumbent CM, a four-time MLA from Patiala, but also Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra and Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.
The tension between bureaucrats and Congress leaders have reached such a pass that a few MLAs are learnt to have complained to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who has held special sessions to hear their grievances.
Dr Haque was chosen to head the core group of experts by Punjab owing to his closeness to PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.
“I have reports that the land is usurped in many cases under the patronage of politicians. I have sought a report about the income in the next 10 days,” Bajwa
Amarinder’s loyalists, including Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, top the list of probables. They were ignored during the first induction
Panchayats falling in districts represented by Badal’s extended family received maximum grants.
Mann insisted he was with the party in its hour of crisis as he had “nurtured it with his sweat and blood”.
Sources said a complaint was made to Sidhu that he had given a clean chit to many in Local Bodies Department and was very close to the ex-minister.
Seen as remnants of the previous SAD-BJP government, 2,100 sewa kendras, painted in the Akali colours of blue and orange, may be presented in a new avatar by the government.
The department of personnel recommended that the IAS officer should be sent back to his parent cadre as his stay was "unauthorised" as the Centre had disallowed his deputation with Punjab.
The HC was moved by a local lawyer, HC Arora, who has again threatened to challenge the appointment of PSes by the Amarinder government. Sources also said that the Advocate-General of Punjab, Atul Nanda, tasked with preparing the bill would be doing so before the next session of the Assembly.
Nirmal Singh Bhangu, owner of the Pearls Group of Companies, owes more than Rs 46,000 crore to at least 5.85 crore investors across the country
Sources said according to rough estimates, about Rs 25 lakh was required for the house allotted to Nanda and less than Rs 15 lakh for the CM’s house.
The Congress is organising the Baisakhi mela conference as a major show for Amarinder’s first public appearance after he took over as the CM.
Johal, a retired IAS officer, was an appointee of previous food minister and continued without sanction removed
Bajwa proposes that on the lines of a similar amendment by neighbouring Haryana, Punjab should make it mandatory for a panchayat election candidate, belonging to general category, to be a matriculate.
Justice Jora Singh had taken seven months to inquire into the desecration and firing. The then government had not made the commission report public.
None of the ministers who took oath on March 16, officials, and about four lakh employees of the state government have been paid salaries
A Congress leader, preferring anonymity, said since they had not given party ticket to Phillaur, they were saved of the embarrassment.