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Navjeevan Gopal


Assault on BJP’s Abohar MLA: 20 lawyers offer free legal aid to accused
Wed, Mar 31, 2021

The lawyers who have offered legal support to the accused blame the incumbent government’s functioning in the incident and police inability to take pre-emptive measures.

In poll year, Captain Amarinder Singh govt in Punjab notifies Brahmin Welfare Board
Sun, Mar 28, 2021

Calling it a totally political decision and taking a jibe at the ruling Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema said, "People first serve the Brahmins during a 'bhoj'. This government, in its fifth year, however, is feeding the leftover to Brahmins."

Explained: Why Punjab and UP fought a legal battle over a gangster-turned-MLA’s custody
Sat, Mar 27, 2021

Supreme Court has ordered the transfer of custody of gangster-turned-MLA Mukhtar Ansari from Punjab’s Ropar jail to Banda jail in Uttar Pradesh within two weeks. How is the issue playing out politically?

For failing to push industrial growth, creating jobs in Punjab, PSIEC blames ‘era of terrorism’
Fri, Mar 26, 2021

The CAG, in its latest audit report, however, did not buy this. “The reply is not convincing as the risks associated with the project are always factored into while proposing a project,” it said.

For ongoing stir, farm leader lists 3 options: status quo, direct clash, non-cooperation
Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Rail and road transport services are likely to remain affected and markets closed in Punjab and Haryana as part of the nationwide shutdown called by the Samkyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of protesting unions.

SKM says will give stage to Lakha Sidhana wanted by Delhi Police for Jan 26 violence
Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Sidhana, who heads Malwa Youth Federation which claims to do social welfare works in villages, has more than 25 criminal cases, including that of murder and attempt to murder, registered against him in Punjab.

Shifted to solitary confinement, three gangsters move HC
Thu, Mar 25, 2021

The three, who have approached court are Ramandeep Singh aka Rammi Machana, Gurpreet Singh Sekhon and Kulpreet Singh Neeta Deol.

Experts question Punjab’s one-hour silence for Covid victims
Tue, Mar 23, 2021

‘Mark of respect is fine, but government should focus its efforts on health infrastructure, recruit more staff’

As Covid cases rise in Punjab, stats show police went soft on violators
Sun, Mar 21, 2021

The official statistics compiled by Punjab Police underline that more than 10 lakh persons were fined and a penalty of Rs 39.50 crore collected from them between May 17, 2020 and March 18 this year for various Covid norm violations.

9 irrigation projects caused loss of Rs 390-cr for Punjab govt
Thu, Mar 18, 2021

"The state government may compile working results of major irrigation projects to assess benefits of persistently heavy outlays in irrigation sector. These working results should guide future investments in the sector," read the CAG report.

PWD rest house in Patiala, a British era property, soon to be a heritage hotel
Wed, Mar 17, 2021

The Punjab Infrastructure Regulatory Authority (PIRA) would hold a public hearing on March 24 in connection with the proposed project, Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) managing director Vijay Zade told The Indian Express.

Eye on adjoining Assembly seat, SAD Batala MLA goes for show of strength violating Covid norms
Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Hundreds of people attended the thanksgiving prayer at Othian gurdwara and barring a few none had masks on even as they flouted the social distancing norms.

Punjab sets ball rolling for 2 world class eco tourism projects around Thein dam inspired by Italian lakes
Fri, Mar 12, 2021

The "renewed" project, as part of which the state government has planned to set up two eco tourism sites around the Ranjit Sagar lake, is worth around Rs Rs 550 crore and is proposed to be set up in public private partnership (PPP) mode. 

ED raids on Khaira: Punjab House resolution condemns ‘unwarranted interference by central agencies’
Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Rebel Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira who was present in the House, termed the raid as a "well-planned vilification and character assassination campaign" against him by the Centre and also denied doing anything wrong.

Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway: MLAs unite to seek higher compensation for land being acquired
Wed, Mar 10, 2021

The issue was raised during question hour by Lok Insaf Party (LIP) MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains who sought a revision in collector rates of the land.

Navjot Sidhu, AAP members bat for polls with ballot paper
Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Calling EVM mode of counting as “biggest flaw in democracy”, Sidhu referred to an election result in Punjab where difference of votes was similar in “16 rounds” and said that it was "not humanly possible".

Raids echo in Punjab House, MLAs condemn ED action
Wed, Mar 10, 2021

MLA Parminder Singh Dhindsa first raised the issue during zero hour saying that the ED raids were “not due to any violation of law, but were due to political intimidation”.

Punjab economy heading for stabilization despite Covid disruption: Manpreet
Tue, Mar 09, 2021

Addressing media after presenting the Budget, Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said power was costly in Punjab as a major chunk of money was spent transporting coal to the plants from far off places.

House committee to probe ‘torture’ of Sikh youths in Tihar, labour right activists in Haryana jail
Sat, Mar 06, 2021

Kaur, who was granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High court last month in a case registered under several charges, including attempt to murder, had alleged that she was beaten up by the Haryana Police after her arrest on January 12.

Punjab: BJP MLA forced to end speech abruptly in Assembly, faces protest on farm laws
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

As Akali legislators started the protest, members of Congress also joined in opposing the Abohar MLA as Narang tried to continue with the speech.

Akalis’ march to gherao Assembly runs into police water cannons
Tue, Mar 02, 2021

SAD had announced to gherao Punjab Vidhan Sabha on the first day of the Budget Session on Monday over Captain Amarinder Singh government’s “failure to fulfil the promises made to voters" ahead of 2017 elections in the state.

Punjab: Opposition MLAs protest during Governor’s 19-min speech, SAD leaders detained during march to gherao Assembly
Tue, Mar 02, 2021

The protest was paused as the National Anthem played, but resumed the moment Governor started reading his address, listing an array of activities carried out by the ruling Congress government in the state.

Punjab: Shiromani Akali Dal march to gherao Assembly runs into police water cannons
Tue, Mar 02, 2021

SAD had announced to gherao Punjab Vidhan Sabha on the first day of the Budget Session on Monday over Captain Amarinder Singh government’s “failure to fulfil the promises made to voters" ahead of 2017 elections in the state.

As Captain Amarinder Singh doles out mini bus permits today, beneficiaries flag rising fuel prices
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

While the beneficiaries are all praise for the initiative, they are equally concerned about rising prices of fuel, particularly diesel, on which the buses will run.

Animal welfare board, US outfit flag ‘illegal greyhound races’ in Punjab, demand action
Sun, Feb 21, 2021

Citing a complaint it received, the AWBI while referring to "illegal conduct of greyhound dog races held in Faridkot on February 13" requested to ensure that "such illegal events are not allowed to take place anywhere or at any time in future."