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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

Both of us were part of first flypast over Red Fort on August 15, 1947: Air Marshal Randhir Singh reminisces about Arjan Singh
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Air Marshal Randhir Singh (retd), Vir Chakra is the seniormost IAF officer of the vintage of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh. Commissioned in 1942 in the Royal Indian Air Force, here is how the 95-year-old veteran recalls Arjan Singh, as told to the Indian Express.

Punjab govt may buy maize from two districts in 2018, says Manpreet Badal
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Manpreet Singh Badal said that with the ground water levels going down rapidly in Punjab, it was being forecast that the state would run dry in nine years if the state did not move away from paddy.

‘Up against might of Amarinder Singh’s government in Gurdaspur,’ says BJP
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Although businessman-turned-politician, Swaran Salaria, has also thrown his hat in the ring yet another time for the party ticket, insiders claim that the name of Kavita Khanna, wife of the former MP,  Vinod Khanna, is being actively considered to encash sympathy votes.

Opposition parties slam Amarinder Singh for UK visit to promote book
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Capt Amarinder has been on a tour to the UK since September 7 where he has been taking part in discussions over his book on the Battle of Saragarhi as well as a biography written on him.

Gurdaspur bypoll: BJP steps up campaign, AAP gets seven ticket requests
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Although there is no clarity on the candidate who will fight from Gurdaspur, reports emanating from the party suggest that Kavita Khanna, wife of late Vinod Khanna, who represented the seat till he passed away, is the front-runner.

Havildar’s widow gets liberalised pension 15 years after his death
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

Harvinder Kaur’s husband, Havilder Narinder Singh of the Army Air Defence, was deployed in Operation Prakaram when he was brutally battered by another soldier in 2002.

AFT restrains MoD from filling up post of DGMS (Army), finds irregularities in promotion board for Lt General
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

Maj Gen Ganguly had moved the AFT after he found that rules had been flouted in the proceedings of the board and consequently he had not been approved for the higher rank despite being eligible.

Army floats RFI for procuring elbow and knee pads for infantry soldiers
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

F-INSAS envisages multi-calibre and multi-mode equipment for the infantry soldiers

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh conviction: Will Dera lose political influence in Punjab and Haryana? Parties divided
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

There is a viewpoint that the followers may treat the conviction of the Dera chief as a conspiracy against him and may still retain their fervour, albeit in a less demonstrative way.

AFT appointments to remain subject to outcome of challenge in High Court
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

The writ petition has challenged the notification of the rules which it claims undermines the independence of tribunals and place them under the the government control.

Colonel’s wife to follow in his footsteps, set to be commissioned
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Swati Mahadik had joined Chennai’s Officers Training Academy (OTA) after her husband laid down his life. “The manner in which she... adjusted to the military regimen reflected the deep resolve she harboured to wear the uniform.’’

Wife of colonel, who died fighting terrorists, set to be commissioned as Lieutenant
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Colonel Santosh Mahadik had died battling terrorists in Kupwara in November 2015. He was commanding 41 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion at the time and was awarded the Shaurya Chakra posthumously for his brave actions.

After Ram Rahim’s conviction, speculation rife about Dera chief’s successor
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

While some supporters insist that there cannot be a bloodline successor to the 'seat' of the Dera, but, unconfirmed reports have started emanating from the headquarters in Sirsa that his son, Jasmeet Insaan, will be appointed as successor.

Ram Rahim verdict: ‘Message should be no lawless activity will be tolerated else you will be hammered,’ says ex-UP DGP Prakash Singh
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Meanwhile, fearing a repeat of the situation which developed during the Jat agitation in February 2016, senior police officials in Punjab and Chandigarh have expressed their surprise on Haryana Police having allowed a large influx of supporters of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in Panchkula.

Two Brigadiers to inquire into death of IMA cadets in exercise
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

Senior officers point out that fatalities due to pre-existing medical conditions do happen but these are few and far between because of the age bracket of these young cadets.

Death of IMA cadets brings into focus lesser compensation for officer trainees
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Gentleman Cadet Deepak Sharma died in the afternoon of Aug 19 while Gentleman Cadet Nabin Kumar Chhetri died the same night in Dehradun. Both cadets were taking part in an exercise for first term cadets and as per the Army they were suffering from exhaustion and dehydration.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh spends I-Day eve with troops of Sikh Regiment in Gurdaspur
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

A former Indian Army Officer in the Sikh Regiment, Amarinder maintains close relations with the regiment in which he once served. He was commissioned in the 2nd Battalion of the Sikh Regiment.

Amendment to AFT rules challenged, High Court issues notice
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

The petition, filed by former President of AFT Bar Association avers that the rules are in contravention of law laid down by the SC in the cases of Madras Bar Association and R Gandhi and of the High Court in Navdeep Singh versus Union of India.

AAP, BJP seek probe into Congress MLA’s charge, question crackdown on drugs
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

Leader of Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, said that the Congress government in the state was making “bogus claims” about breaking the drug trade chain in the state

Annual Confidential Reports: AFT finds Vice Admiral guilty of favouring son-in-law
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

The bench said that although Luthra had taken premature retirement after being passed over for promotion, he must be considered for the rank of Commander.

Auction of sand mines: AAP MLAs meet Justice J S Narang to seek fair probe
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

Meanwhile, Vikas Chatrath, advocate for the successful bidders and the independent investors concerned with the auction of sand mines, said there was no truth in the allegation that there was any link with Rana Gurjit.

Congress writes to Army Chief for inquiry into jawan’s death
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

The Congress general secretary has alleged that the jawan was shown to be on leave in a bid to cover up the fact that he was being used as a driver of a private vehicle.

Army orders high level inquiry by Major General into allegations against woman Military Intelligence officer
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

The inquiry had been ordered after the lady complained to the Chief of Army Staff and the Defence Minister in May this year levelling the allegations as well as producing photographs and video clips in support of her complaint.

AAP puts up united face after Khaira takes over as LoP, Phoolka stays away
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

Referring to the absence of Phoolka from the meeting, Khaira told reporters that he could not come due to a delayed flight. He thanked Phoolka for having led the AAP in the Assembly in an exemplary manner.

CAG pulls up Western Command for setting up mobile towers without MoD nod
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

The MoD, in April 2012, clarified it had not issued any order for delegation of these powers and the authority to grant leases of land to communication operators was with MoD only.

Navjot Singh Sidhu appears wearing Army badges in fashion show, draws ire
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Lt Col Chanan said that the Missile Badge which Sidhu was wearing on the dress was earned by the few Army personnel who actually fire missiles.

Second Word War veteran wins battle to get war injury pension
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

The concept of war injury pension to disabilities incurred in ‘international wars’ was introduced only in January 1996 vide a letter issued in 2001 but since the soldier was a pre-1996 retiree, the said benefit could not be granted to him.

Sedition action in Punjab throws sudden spotlight on little-known New York outfit
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Before the sedition charge, the SFJ made news last year when it filed a defamation case against Amarinder Singh and offered $10,000 to anyone who could serve the notice. Its posters carry the photograph of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and announce ‘Referendum 2020’ for a separate Sikh state.