The court sought a response on a petition filed by Congress MLA Karan Singh Dalal for “adequate security arrangements” for him and his family in the wake of INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala’s recent statement against him in and outside the assembly.
Congress said it was a common saying that terrorism destroyed Punjab but during a decade of SAD-BJP rule, our youth fell prey to the vicious circle of drugs, besides the Badal family looting every business in the state.
Sukhbir Badal said that SAD will hold a massive rally on October 7 at Patiala, the hometown of CM Captain Amarinder Singh, to ‘expose’ him and remind him of the promises that he made to the people of Punjab before elections.
Till Monday morning, rain recorded in Punjab was 503.6 mm against the normal of 475.7 mm. Punjab had recorded 391 mm on September 21 morning against required 464 mm when the rainy season was left with just another one week in the state.
As per data released by the Meteorological Centre in Chandigarh, Ludhiana has already received rainfall of 25 mm against the normal of 7.6 mm in past 24-hours. The seasonal rainfall in Ludhiana has been 626 mm against the normal 518 mm.
The officials say that 2.16 lakh cusecs of water was following from the Hatnikund Barrage in Yamunanagar district at 8 pm on Monday. The water is likely to reach to Delhi in next 72 hours (Thursday).
Five persons died while a dozen people sustained serious injuries in six separate incidents of roof collapse in Kapurthala and Nawahshar due to heavy rainfall.
The maximum capacity of the Pong Dam, which is located in Talwara in Hoshiarpur district, is 1390 ft and the water had already touched the level of 1386.15 ft by 7 pm on Monday.
Former minister Sikander Singh Maluka said it was shocking that no relief measures had been announced by the Congress government to aid the beleaguered peasantry that was facing an unimaginable crisis with cotton and paddy crops damaged due to rains.
Procurement of paddy and wheat, by state for central pool, worth about Rs 60,000 crore, is a huge political issue in Punjab.
While sounding a red alert to control any exigency arising out of rains, the Chief Minister asked the Army to remain on standby to help the state deal with any eventuality arising out of the situation.
Sources informed that Army units located in areas where flooding is expected in Punjab along the rivers Beas, Ravi and Sutlej have been asked to keep their flood relief columns ready in case the civil administration requisitions their deployment.
Agriculture department officials said that the damage would be more because the final assessment of damage can be done only after the rain stops.
Villagers say ‘good riddance’ for Kedar Singh Jindan, who encouraged Kolis to marry upper-caste women and was run over by a vehicle on September 7.
Hemlata has been demanding an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh, a government job for her on compassionate grounds, accommodation and free education for her daughters.
Punjab Chief Minister said that the former CM Parkash Singh Badal "...had been trying to spread a disinformation campaign..."
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said, " The state government will provide government job to a member of the family of the martyr, an ex-gratia amount of Rs 50 lakh has been transferred to their account."
BSP has won more than double the number of seats won by main opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab.
The Akali Dal alleged that the poll process was completely vitiated by the Congress “goons” under the leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
The humiliating defeat for AAP in these polls, ahead of Lok Sabha polls next year, has come at a time when infighting is going on in the party with two camps led by former leader of opposition Sukhpal Khaira and current LOP Harpal Cheema.