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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.

Army issues posting orders for four corps commanders
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Sources at the headquarters told The Indian Express that Lt Gen Jha’s posting order is routine as he has completed his year-long tenure as corps commander.

Army issues posting orders for four corps commanders
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Sources at the headquarters told The Indian Express that Lt Gen Jha’s posting order is routine as he has completed his year-long tenure as the corps commander. Troops of the Nathu La Brigade, which comes under a divisional formation of 33 corps, are involved in the standoff over the construction of a road.

Govt clips wings of Armed Forces Tribunal in new rules
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

The Union government has changed the rules governing appointment in the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT), giving more powers to the Defence Secretary who would now have a role in ordering inquiries against members of the tribunal and their removal.

Punjab AAP leader HS Phoolka to quit on Tuesday, Bains backs Khaira as next Opposition leader
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Phoolka decided to quit after Delhi Bar Council rejected his plea that he should be allowed to contest the cases of 1984 riot victims after surrendering the perks of Leader of Opposition.

Czech Republic seek close ties with Chandigarh
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

Czech Ambassador to India, Milan Hovorka, who was in the city to hold discussions with city officials, said his country wants to foster close business and cultural ties with Chandigarh and has now opened a visa centre in the city

Adventure drive in eco-sensitive zone: CM Amarinder Singh gave orders, says Sidhu
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

Captain Amarinder Singh sent me the file and also asked me to attend the rally as he would be in New Delhi on that day. I am just following orders, says the tourism minister.

Govt plans adventure drive in eco-sensitive Shivalik zone
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

The first part of the drive will take place in the Jayanti dam area while the second part is over the route from Siswan dam to Mirzapur forest rest house.

GST rollout: Fresh stocks put on hold, military canteens run dry
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

The Indian Express has accessed detailed instructions issued by the Canteen Services Department (CSD) in Quartermaster General’s Branch of Army Headquarters, yet many canteens have failed to maintain adequate stock of goods as confusion prevails about the eventual selling price of many goods

Dagshai’s ‘Mem ki qabr’ gets a fresh lease of life
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

The grave of Mary Rebecca Weston has been famous in this part of Himachal. Mary died in 1909 in Dagshai while in labour pain, along with her unborn child, and was buried here with a striking piece of work over her grave commissioned by her husband, Maj George Weston.

Badal government splurged Rs 139 crore on tirath yatra scheme, says Manpreet Badal
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Manpreet said that it was shocking that while the SAD-BJP government splurged so much on the Tirath Yatra scheme it defaulted on making payments to the education and health sectors.

Opposition turns the heat on Navjot Singh Sidhu after his spat with Dalit MLA
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

When Sidhu attempted to leave the press conference after delivering his diatribe, mediapersons objected, saying he could not leave after delivering a speech.

Some hits and some misses for AAP in unfamiliar role of Opposition in Punjab
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

During the budget session so far, AAP MLAs have made noticeable efforts to come across as a meaningful Opposition party, an unfamiliar role after ruling in Delhi.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces partial crop loan waiver
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Making the announcement during the ongoing budget session of the Assembly, Amarinder said the state government had also decided to waive off outstanding crop loans of farmers who committed suicide.

AFT finds Army’s two stream promotion policy for Generals to be discriminatory
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

The AFT has found that the present promotion policy denied Major Generals of the Staff stream a chance to be promoted as Lt Generals in the staff stream and thus creates a class within class.

SAD protest peters out after CM Amarinder Singh threatens to reveal sand mine interests
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Soon after a visibly irritated Chief Minister threatened to reveal the names, SAD-BJP MLAs who had been shouting slogans in Well of the House since morning, returned to their designated seats.

Punjab: BJP, Akali Dal differ on Gill obituary reference
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Similarly, AAP MLAs remained seated even as MLAs of its ally Lok Insaaf Party, the brother duo of Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains, walked out in protest on the same issue, shouting slogans against Gill.

Budget session begins today: SAD objects to any obit reference to KPS Gill
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal has written a letter to CM Captain Amarinder Singh and the Speaker Rana K P Singh demanding Gill’s name not be included in the obituary references on the first day of the Budget Session.

Ahead of budget session, AAP MLAs get training, research assistants
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Monday’s training session, held in the Vidhan Sabha complex, was attended by 15 MLAs, including the leader of Opposition, HS Phoolka, and co-president of the state unit of the party and Sunam MLA, Aman Arora.

Sadak ka goonda comment: Sandeep Dikshit’s remarks unsavoury, but did Gen Rawat bring it on himself?
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

The office of the Chief of Army Staff is an exalted one and that which should be kept away from the hurly burly of political oneupmanship

First six cadets from preparatory institute set up by Badal govt in 2011 commissioned as Army officers
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Perturbed by the ever reducing number of youth from Punjab being inducted into the training institutions of the Army and commissioned as officers, the then CM Parkash Singh Badal had ordered the setting up of the institute in 2011.

AAP to move resolution seeking to declare ’84 riots as genocide
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

The AAP wants that the state assembly should pass the resolution on the lines of the one passed by the Ontario provincial parliament in Canada in April this year describing the 1984 riots as ‘genocide’.

Budget session: AAP gears up to corner Congress on farmer suicides, sand mafia
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

Phoolka said the sand scam in itself was a major issue and had bigger ramifications than just the involvement of Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh’s involvement in it.

Distribution system is not robust, causing breakdowns… otherwise we are self-sufficient: Punjab Power corporation chief
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

Today, our generation capacity is 11000 MW and the consumption is only 8000 MW. So we still have surplus power in the state. The breakdowns are taking place because of faulty distribution systems

Batchmates remember of IAF’s lone Param Vir Chakra awardee recall his valour
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

Special tributes will be paid to Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon by his fellow coursemates who intend to reminisce about the time they spent together while under training.

AFT orders enhanced pension for Pre-1996 retired Majors
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

The AFT has further directed the Ministry of Defence to extend the benefit to all affected retirees without forcing them into litigation.

Sunil Jakhar attends CM Amarinder Singh’s meet with top Punjab officials, Oppn cries foul
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

AAP slams Captain Amarinder Singh for allowing the PPCC chief to attend a government meeting

If I wanted sand mine, would have bid for it: Rana Gurjit Singh
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

"Everything is on record and there is no attempt on my part to hide anything."

Sandmine Minister’s poll affidavit has ex-cook link
Wed, May 31, 2017

He said he had no links with Amit Bahadur, a cook formerly employed with Rana Sugars, who successfully bid for a Rs 26.51-crore sand mine in Nawanshahr.

Minister Rana Gurjit, known for his crores, temper — and now cook’s mine
Tue, May 30, 2017

Punjab Minister Rana Gurjit Singh had interests in distilleries, sugar mills; joined politics in 2002, been MLA thrice and MP once since.

Court of Inquiry indicts Brigadier for misusing office for personal gains
Sun, May 28, 2017

The inquiry has found Brigadier R S Vashistha to have “used his official position to do favours to local influential civil population on quid-pro-quo basis

The super cop who lived by gun, loved poetry & never knew cop-out
Sat, May 27, 2017

As a DIG in Assam Police, he was accused of killing one Khargeswar Talukdar at Bhawanipur in Barpeta district during a protest march on December 10,1979. Allegedly, Talukdar died after Gill kicked him.