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