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Sukhpal Khaira refuses to quit, says ‘won’t be put under pressure by SAD, Congress’
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

When asked if he had spoken to the AAP leadership, he claimed the leadership was entirely “with him” and that he has “told them all the facts.” “I have done nothing wrong. When my party leadership and the MLAs of the party ask me to resign, I will not take a minute to leave my post. But I will not resign when tainted leaders of other parties ask me to,”

Fight local body polls in Punjab on party symbol, Arvind Kejriwal tells AAP leaders
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Arvind Kejriwal told party leaders that all big and small elections in the state must be contested, and this includes the forthcoming municipal corporation polls slated to be held in the month of December.

Targeted killings in Punjab: Kanwar Sandhu casts doubt over UK national’s involvement
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

“I don’t know Jaggi Johal or his family personally, but on the face of it and having covered Punjab as a journalist for the past 35 years, I don’t find it convincing that a person from UK who comes here to get married would involved in the such matters here,” he said.

CIC directs Army to disclose information about Army Polo and Riding Club
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Consequent to an appeal filed against the denial of information, the appellate authority of the Army HQs had directed the Chief Public Information Officer to provide all information to the applicant.

For Delhi, AAP wants crop burning to stop, in Punjab its leader helps set fields on fire
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Sukhpal Khaira, Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, led a farmers’ protest in Samrala in Ludhiana on October 15 and burnt paddy stubble.

Is AAP losing grip on Punjab as drug charges take their toll?
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

AAP’s national leaders had openly declared in the run-up to the Punjab assembly polls in February this year that they would throw SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia in jail on drug smuggling charges. But now the shoe is on the other foot.

Will take up backstabbing by AAP leaders with Kejriwal: Sukhpal Khaira
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

After getting partial relief from the Punjab and Haryana HC, a combative Khaira said that the HC order was a slap on the face of his detractors within the party as well those in Congress, SAD and BJP.

His plea against warrant to be heard today, Sukhpal Khaira lies low
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

Khaira stopped taking phone calls on his mobile phone and the same was the case with his PA, Manish, who too has been summoned by the court in a drugs smuggling case.

Former Army Chief General V P Malik at book launch: Interference of senior commanders hampered conduct in Battle of Chhamb
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Praising the GOC of 10 Infantry Division on the Indian side, General Malik said Maj Gen Jaswant Singh was hampered in his functioning because of constant interference of senior commanders who could not make up their mind on the kind of role that they wanted the division to play

AAP leadership silent on court summons to Sukhpal Khaira
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Sukhpal Khaira has been left to fend against the summons on his own as it is only he who is issuing statements in his defence and lashing out against the Congress government.

Court summons Sukhpal Singh Khaira in drug smuggling case
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Khaira was described as the “kingpin” of the drugs smuggling case in the application moved before the court by the Additional Public Prosecutor (APP) of Fazilka seeking summons to the Aam Aadmi Party leader to face trial.

Arvind Kejriwal meets Punjab leaders, discusses Gurdaspur by-election debacle
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

The party’s state unit president and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann, Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Khaira and state co-president Aman Arora were present in the stormy meeting with Kejriwal in New Delhi on Saturday.

Centre willing to re-think amendments to tribunal rules
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The Ministry of Finance, had, in June, notified new rules affecting the selection process and functioning of all tribunals which placed the quasi-judicial bodies under the control of the government and had greatly reduced their independence.

Ensure 100% metering of agriculture power connections: PSERC to PSPCL
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

The issue of installing meters on AP connections has met with widespread opposition from farmers in the state who fear that this move will be a precursor to the withdrawal of the free power being provided to AP connections.

Second firm set up by Punjab Minister Rana Gurjit Singh also invested in mine auction
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Rana Gurjit Singh also showed financial transaction with these companies in his election affidavit prior to the Punjab assembly polls.

After Gurdaspur bypoll debacle, AAP says it will introspect
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Gurdaspur bypoll: The near total rout of the party in the Majha region has sounded alarm bells in AAP and even before the results were announced, the party leadership announced the dissolution of the Gurdaspur and Pathankot district units.

Punjab Minister set up firm that helped fund sand mine auction
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

The Memorandum of Understanding of the company has the name and signature of Rana Gurjit Singh and his nephew Rana Hardeep Singh. In 2003, the name of the firm was changed to RGS Traders Pvt Ltd.

Punjab Minister Rana Gurjit Singh took loans from firms that funded mine auction
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

As per Rana Gurjit’s affidavit submitted before Election Commission prior to the Punjab Assembly elections earlier this year, he has taken a loan of Rs 407 lakh from RGS Traders Pvt Ltd, Rs 546 lakh from RJ Texfab Ltd and Rs 464 lakh from Jay Aar Builders Pvt Ltd.

Brigadier pleads guilty of affair with colonel’s wife, faces 4-year seniority loss
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

The GCM had started in Binaguri in West Bengal in May this year and was presided upon by the General Officer Commanding of a mountain division in the rank of Major General.

Rape allegations take centrestage in Gurdaspur bypoll to Vinod Khanna seat
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

In what has been described to be an acid test for the Congress government’s first six months in Punjab, the SAD-BJP has raised the issue of a “half-hearted” farm loan waiver by the Capt Amarinder Singh government.

Gurdaspur bypoll: Co-president’s absence from poll campaign causes bitterness in AAP
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

The party's organisational re-vamp in May had seen Arora being appointed the co-convenor as he was heading the traders cell of the party and it was felt by the senior leadership that he was the right candidate to be a Hindu face of the party.

Punjab Minister called up mines chief before auction: Probe report
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

According to the report, Rana Gurjit told the commission that he had called up Dhaka to understand the procedure being adopted for holding of e-auction “as some of his persons had inquired from him”.

Tribunal quashes Army’s order demoting Major General to Brigadier’s rank
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

The AFT bench has also laid down certain guidelines regarding medical fitness of officers of high ranks such as Major Generals

‘Spike in heroin smuggling bid on Indo-Pak border in Abohar sector’
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Data accessed by The Indian Express showed maximum smuggling activity was now being noticed in the Border Out Posts (BOPs) of the BSF in Abohar as well as Ferozepur sectors and this was reflected by the seizure of Heroin made in these areas.

Gurdaspur bypoll: BJP battles fallout of Sucha Singh Langah’s rape controversy
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

While SAD was quick to do damage control by announcing removal of Langah from all party posts, the scandal has still taken centre stage and the Congress as well as the AAP have been quick to capitalise on it

Gurdaspur Lok Sabha byelection: With limited resources, AAP’s Maj Gen Suresh Khajuria battles on
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Addressing a small rally at the house of a supporter in a village near Batala, Maj Gen Suresh Khajuria (retd) promises he will be the real voice of the people if elected.

Come what may, I will win this election: Swaran Salaria
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Swaran Salaria is interacting with BJP Yuva Morcha workers, the 63-year-old party candidate for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll is a bundle of energy as he talks to them.

Sunil Jakhar banks on divisions within BJP and SAD-BJP rift for a victory
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Sunil Jakha contesting from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat is campaigning by the theme - how the Badals allegedly left behind empty coffers after their 10-year rule and how he will be the voice of the farmers in Parliament because he too is a fellow farmer.

Gurdaspur bypoll: Battling funds crunch, AAP to skip big rallies
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

In the Assembly polls held earlier this year, AAP received considerable financial support from NRIs. “However, now the cash flow is less because the Gurdaspur bypoll is not really expected to be a winnable election,” said a senior leader.

Punjab: Businessman Swaran Singh Salaria is BJP pick for Gurdaspur bypoll
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Salaria had hit the headlines repeatedly in the past several years when the Chintpuri Medical College and Hospital, of which he was the chairman at the time, was refused approval by Medical Council of India for various anomalies in the functioning of the college.

Army gives out instructions to units to carry out litter removal drive in high altitude areas
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Among the locations identified by Central Command for carrying out this drive are Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Hemkund, Mount Kamet Base and the road stretch between Dharchula to Lipulekh which falls on the Indo-Tibet border.

Rohingya refugees in Dera Bassi, Lalru areas come under security scanner
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

According to highly placed sources in the Punjab Police Intelligence Wing, the presence of these Rohingya families on the outskirts of Chandigarh has been under watch of state as well as central intelligence agencies.

Army lodges complaint against restaurant located close to Indo-Pak border
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, SSP Amritsar (Rural), Parampal Singh, confirmed that the police had received a complaint against the restaurant from the Army. Sarhad, the restaurant, withdrew the release after the complaint was lodged

BJP frets as Salaria, Kavita Khanna battle over ticket
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

With the election committee of the state unit of the party having recommended the names of both, Salaria and Kavita, both of them have mounted an aggressive campaign within the party in order to get the ticket.

‘He was not a vindictive senior officer, unlike many others in IAF at that time’
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Both of us were part of the first flypast over Red Fort on August 15, 1947. I was Flight Commander of No. 3 Squadron and he was posted in Air Headquarters as Wing Commander

PMO asks Ministry of Defence to clear tourist litter in high-altitude areas
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

The Defence Minister was in Kasauli, a hill town in Himachal Pradesh, to award Open Defecation-Free (ODF) certificates to eight cantonments under the Army’s Western Command