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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Raakhi Jagga


Behbal Kalan firing: Key witness dies, family says he was being ‘harassed’
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Surjit’s son Lakhwinder said his father was a former sarpanch of the village. “My father had appeared before the Justice Jora Singh Commission set up by the SAD-BJP government, and later the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission as well. He was the main witness of the Behbal Kalan firing.”

Punjab: SAD plans rallies against Congress, picks Dhindsa turf for first show of strength
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

In December, Dhindsa had revolted against the way the party is being run by the Badal family and questioned the leadership of SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Punjab: In solidarity with Shaheen Bagh, a protest in Malerkotla
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Over 70 organisations have joined hands for the pakka morcha at Sirhindi Gate, said Nadim Anwar Khan, convenor of the joint action committee of the morcha.

This Kashmiri restaurant has not changed its menu in 100 years
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

A 101-year-old restaurant has been serving authentic Kashmiri cuisine for a century.

Taksalis have a question for Sukhbir: What’s your contribution to Akali Dal
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Party rebels on Wednesday questioned Sukhbir’s contribution that made him rise to the post of Punjab’s deputy CM and Akali Dal chief

On Maghi Mela Day-I, political slugfest over power tariff hike
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

While SAD blamed Congress of burdening the masses due to its poor handling of the matter, the ruling party blamed MoUs signed by the previous Akali government for the problem.

Badals are not dictators… have panth’s blessings, says Sukhbir
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

SAD chief Sukhbir Badal came out all guns blazing at party rebels and targeting the Dhindsas in particular.

Harsimrat hits back: Congress should check Captain Amarinder Singh’s attendance
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Taking a dig at Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, she accused him of hardly attending office.

Maghi mela: SAD firm on hosting political conference, but shifts venue due to rain
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Maghi Mela is observed in the memory of the 40 ‘Muktas’ (the redeemed ones) who sacrificed their lives while fighting the Mughals in the last battle of the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh in 1705.

Punjab: Maghi Mela with SAD set to hold political conference, Cong calls it ‘beadbi’, AAP says ‘sacrilege’
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

The Akali Dal will be organising its conference at SGPC’s site on Malaut road and aims to gather over 40,000 people from Muktsar, Ferozepur, Fazilka and Faridkot districts.

Bathinda: Locals show bills of Rs 2.13 lakh, Rs 2.32 lakh in Kothe Natheana village
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

When contacted Baldev Sran, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited(PSPCL), told Indian Express: “As per my knowledge, many villagers have not paid bills for years together. There may be errors in one or two bills."

Ludhiana: Heralding gender equality, a mela for girls’ Lohri enters 26th year
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

"This year, Lohri of 31 newly-born girls will be celebrated. Each girl will be given Rs 3100 cash, sweet box, a woolen suit and toys," siad Krishan Kumar Bawa, chairman of Malwa Sabhacharak Manch Punjab.

Punjab: CAA will be implemented without any change, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

Chouhan was in Ludhiana as part of BJP’s outreach programme on CAA and also to discuss the election of the new state BJP chief.

Help on way soon for jobless printing press workers in Srinagar
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

Faraz Ahmed (48) and Imtiaz Ahmed (40) both worked as binders at book binding units, but now are jobless as the units have no work.

Tracking Change: At a class for slum dwellers in Ludhiana, D is for democracy, C for Constitution
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

Hari Om Jindal, a 53-year-old lawyer who is living his own dream — providing basic education for free to at least 150 children dwelling in slums through “jhuggi classrooms”.

CPI’s first rally against CAA in Punjab: ‘British followed divide and rule, NDA follows divert and rule’
Fri, Dec 27, 2019

The rally was largely attended by youth, traders and farmers.

PGI Satellite Centre for Ferozepur: Union Health Minister credits Sukhbir Singh Badal, Congress says UPA govt approved project
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

Congress, meanwhile, was quick to refute the claim by saying that the project was approved by PM Manmohan Singh’s government in 2012-13.

Punjab: An app that is reforming govt, transforming agri markets
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

Punjab has a total of 154 market committee offices which have regular mandis while 1,834 seasonal mandis ( which operate under Mandi board office) are set up during wheat and paddy seasons.

Former SGPC president Jathedar Avtar Singh Makkar cremated in Ludhiana
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

The funeral was attended by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, former MP and SAD (Amritsar) chief Simranjit Singh Mann and rebel Akali leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.