Kanchan Vasdev


Attack on AAP MLA: Jury still out on mine of contention
Sat, Jun 23, 2018

Anandpur Sahib SDM says in report it’s legal, officials discover a High Court case

Punjab sand crisis: Construction industry takes a hit, suppliers from Haryana, HP hit gold
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

But with scores of projects in areas like New Chandigarh, Mullanpur, Kharar, Kurali and Zirakpur also rushing to be completed, the crushers located in Baddi and in Haryana make a fortune by supplying sand and gravel.

Punjab sand crisis: 107 mines auctioned in four rounds, only 23 are operational
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

The yield of the 23 functioning mines would be less than 50 lakh tonnes, or less than one eighth the demand, according to estimates by the department.

Punjab sand crisis: As prices hit sky high, dealers blame shortage, progressive bidding
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

While fine sand is used for plastering the walls, the washed crusher is used for RCC roofs and for raising walls. The washed crusher is more expensive as it is considered of higher quality.

Resentment in party ranks against Sidhu’s actions reaches Rahul
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

After a spot inspection, Sidhu had suspended several officials of Jalandhar Municipal Corporation. Earlier, Sidhu had raided the house of Patiala Mayor Sanjeev Bittu following a media report that he had allotted tenders for works already done at his official residence.

Punjab: Water crisis looms as Bhakra dam level hits a record low
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Officials at BBMB say if it does not rain properly this monsoon, a huge water crisis is looming over the region. In Pong dam reservoir, the level recorded on Thursday was 1,286 feet, at least four feet lower than the last year.

Punjab’s jails minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa alleges threats, says police no help
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said he had received over 20 threatening calls and videos from Khalistani radicals and had forwarded those to the top police officers, but to no avail.

Focus now on house occupied by former CM Beant Singh’s kin
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

The house was allotted in 2002, during Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s earlier tenure as CM. Amarinder had announced life-time Cabinet status to Beant Singh’s wife Jaswant Kaur.

Chandigarh UT writes to Punjab: Take call on bungalow allotted to ex-CM Barnala
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

The UT Administration is learnt to have written to Punjab government that since the house was allotted to a former CM of Punjab, the decision on getting it vacated was under the purview of the state government.

Case of missing CMO file: Forest officer under lens regularised services of 33 daily wagers on day Amarinder Singh took oath as CM
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

The Act, which was passed to regularise services of 30,000 daily wagers and contractual employees, however, notified by the government on December 24 itself. 

Missing file from Punjab CMO: Inquiry indicts IFS officer
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

The file had gone missing on April 12 from the office of Amrit Kaur Gill, Deputy Principal Secretary to CM.

Punjab CM seeks increase in IAS cadre strength
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

With a number of Punjab’s IAS officers heading more than one department, the state has sought from Union government an enhancement of cadre strength from existing 221 to 232.

Punjab Cabinet: Minister flags ‘VIP’ passage to Majithia
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

Sources said Chief Minister Amarinder Singh took the internal communication of police from Randhawa and ensured he would look into the matter.

Shahkot Assembly bypoll: SAD loses a bastion, AAP its deposit in Congress’s clean sweep
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

While SAD is humbled, AAP is down in the dumps. Starting from candidate’s choice to lack of cohesiveness in the state unit for its campaign, all the factors contributed to its nemesis.

Supreme Court deadline ends today, Punjab government in a bind over evicting ex-CM Bhattal
Thu, May 31, 2018

Bhattal has been a known baiter of Amarinder. During his previous regime, she had led around 30 MLAs to sound a bugle of revolt against him. However, during this government, she has been keeping quiet.

Public Services Act stuck as Punjab Governor says get assent from President
Tue, May 29, 2018

The Commission has also been entrusted with the task of making recommendations to government departments to undertake structural reforms in various areas of governance.

Shahkot bypoll: Congress stars yet to hit campaign trail
Wed, May 23, 2018

Soon after he was named the Congress candidate, Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia had landed in a controversy when the then Mehatpur SHO, Parminder Singh Bajwa, booked him in a case of illegal sand mining.

Punjab: Probe indicts sugar mill for being ill-equipped to tackle Beas crisis
Wed, May 23, 2018

A chemical reaction took place inside the tank, the report says, adding that the leakage was not deliberate as the owner has a distillery unit for which the stored molasses were to be used as raw material.

Molasses spillage: Punjab considers making sugar mill foot bill for water released to neutralise leak
Tue, May 22, 2018

Sources said the government was dealing with a huge political pressure on the issue, but it would not spare anyone if found guilty.

Loan waiver delay piling up NPAs of farmers: Bankers’ panel to Punjab govt
Sat, May 19, 2018

The bankers said while cooperative banks were handed over the debt waiver the commercial banks were still waiting for that although they had completed the Aadhaar seeding of the loanees on April 30, a deadline set by Punjab government.