Govt committed to welfare of all sections: Badal
Nanaksar Kaleran (Ludhiana): Terming socialism as an integral part of Sikhism,Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that in line with the philosophy of great gurus,saints and seers,the state government was committed to the overall welfare of all sections of society. Addressing a religious congregation during the 70th death anniversary of Sant Baba Nand Singh,the founder of the Nanaksar sect,the chief minister said that great Sikh gurus had always preached the path of communal harmony adding that the four doors of Sri Harmandir Sahib personified that it was open for all the religions.
Youth Cong leader caught with narcotics
KAPURTHALA: Kapurthala police booked two youths,one of whom was allegedly a Youth Congress leader,for carrying 204 bottles of whisky and half a kilo of narcotics while travelling in a Zen car on Wednesday. Police said that Bharat Bhushan and his associate Sonu Chauhan,the Youth Congress leader,managed to flee the the spot after their vehicle overturned near the Sadar Police Station in Kapurthala. The illegal consignment was seized from the car.
Govt discriminating against Hindus: Cong
JALANDHAR: Accusing the Punjab government of adopting a discriminatory attitude towards Hindus in the state,Punjab Congress spokesperson Nimisha Mehta said that the state government has turned a blind eye towards Janmashtmi celebrations in the state. The state government spends lakhs on full page advertisements in newspapers for even the smallest of foundation stone laying ceremonies involving the Badal family. But the government did not bother to congratulate the Hindu community on the auspicious occasion by getting even a single advertisement published, Mehta said.
CHANDIGARH: The SAD on Wednesday demanded the immediate resignation of the Congress-led UPA government to revive investor confidence in the country even as it said only the NDA could arrest the alarming decline in the Indian economy. Senior SAD leaders including Punjab cabinet minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon and the Chief Ministers advisor Maheshinder Singh Grewal said the UPA government must pave the way for fresh elections before the Indian rupee attains junk status.
Himachal Congs Vikas Rally on hold
SHIMLA: Facing disagreement within the party and the government over holding of the Vikas Rally to showcase the Himachals eight-month-old governments achievements,the state Congress has decided to put on hold the meeting proposed to be held in Shimla on August 30. A party spokesman claimed,The rally has been cancelled because the block units wanted it to be postponed as many people are busy with the apple season.
Punjab launches farm tourism scheme
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government has launched a farm tourism scheme,where a tourist can enjoy rural tourism,the local community life and Punjabi cuisine. It will also try to woo back NRI tourists,especially the youths to Punjab rural life.