Two days after Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal suspended Inspector General of Police (IGP) Satish Kumar Asthana for keeping 31 gunmen as personal servants,the Punjab Police has launched a major cleaning up drive.
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and NCP leader Ajit Pawar shared dais for the first time on Wednesday after the latter resigned as Deputy Chief Minister last month following reports of large-scale irregularities in irrigation projects when he was the water resources minister.
Even as state Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh denied any such election survey,Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday claimed that Amarinders admission that Congress is set to lose 11 out of the 13 Lok Sabha seats is a meek surrender even before entering the electoral battle.
Terming the Delhi governments move to amend Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act-1971 as undemocratic,contrary to the basic spirit of the Constitution,and a direct interference in the religious affairs of the Sikhs,the SAD on Thursday demanded that the move be immediately stalled.
Piunjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh,on Friday,said Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal was day-dreaming by taking refuge in imaginary surveys about prospects of Congress Lok Sabha candidates in Punjab.
New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Commenting on the 1984 riots missing file, Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Sambit Patra on Friday said the 1984 riots file, which is missing from past 10 months, clearly shows that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is not at all "serious" about the issue and is not taking the Delhi administration seriously. Sharing the same sentiments, Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjeet Singh GK said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is not at all concerned about the Sikh community. He added that he was only doing "vote politics", as the Punjab assembly elections are near. Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said he has no information regarding the issue and will comment once he has complete information.
New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): The national capital on Friday observed fourth 'Car-Free Day' on the stretch between Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station and Chhatrasal Stadium. The aim of the event is to curb pollution and encourage people to use public transport. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was part of the cycle rally, which was organised as part of the event. When asked about the Odd-Even formula, Sisodia said that it would be implemented again. The exercise, which is organised on 22nd of every month, comes after the recently concluded 15-day Odd-Even formula.
Jammu, Jan 13 (ANI): Following the demise of chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Wednesday said the BJP will first hold talks with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before any final decision are made regarding the formation of the state government. Singh further emphasised that PDP would soon take a call on the matter and expressed faith that the outcome would be positive.
Hyderabad, Jan 11 (ANI): Deputy chief minister Mahmood Ali on Monday said the students deported from the United States were held at the Hyderabad airport for eight hours due to some paperwork. Ali said the immigration officials informed him that the students had sought admissions to alleged blacklisted universities and hence were deported. He further stated that he instructed the airport authorities to free the students, saying they had already faced a lot of humiliation in the US.
Srinagar 11 Jan (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Monday rubbished rumours of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) setting tough conditions for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) if they want to continue the alliance in the state. Singh also added that the BJP had no information on a possible coalition between the Congress and PDP.