Dhindsa, wife own assets
worth over Rs 1.4 cr
Navjot file papers
It was an endless wait for the five-time Congress MP from Gurdaspur, Ms Sukhbans Kaur Bhinder, as the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, failed to turn up to accompany her for filing nomination papers.
add weight to Preneet campaign
Ms Preneet Kaur files her nomination papers in the DC office in Patiala on Thursday. Also seen in the picture are Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Cabinet Minister Lal Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar
The absence of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh at the time of filing of nomination papers by Mrs Sukhbans Kaur Bhinder (Gurdaspur) and Mrs Santosh Chaudhary (Phillaur) and the decision of former Khalistan Commando chief Wassan Singh Zaffarwal to contest as an Independent from Gurdaspur has baffled Congressmen, especially those in the dissident camp.
Badal seeks CBI
probe into ‘hawala’ scam
Former Chief Minister and SAD president Parkash Singh Badal, while accusing Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh of committing a fraud with the people of Punjab by allegedly scuttling the oil refinery project, today expressed apprehension that Mr Raninder Singh, son of Capt Amarinder Singh, could be given a clean chit in the Internet ‘hawala’ scam.
SAD manifesto replay of long-pending issues
Chandigarh, April 22
In the election manifesto released by the SAD President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, at Ludhiana on Wednesday, the party’s basic postulates remain the same and so do demands.
Controversy over the auction of liquor vends in three districts of Punjab continues. In less than three days after the Supreme Court stayed the proceedings in liquor vend auction cases before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, an advocate today alleged that the state of Punjab “intentionally and knowingly misguided” the apex court.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Punjab Government to take appropriate action by June 30 on the representations made to it to post Indian Police Service officers of the Punjab cadre on cadre posts alone.
NRI Sikhs from various countries may set up their religious embassies here on the pattern of Bodh Gaya. A call has been made to presidents of Sikh shrines all over the world .
A jatha of 534 Sikh and Sehajdhari Sikhs from Pakistan was received by officials of the district administration today at Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib.
Bhai Balwant Singh Nandgarh, Jathedar, Takht Damdama Sahib, in a press note issued here today urged the Central Government and Mr Tarlochan Singh, Chairman, National Commission for Minorities, to use its influence to stop the insult meted out to baptised Sikhs in embassies of foreign countries during their visa interviews.
The district unit of Brahman Sabha today celebrated Bhagwan Parshuram Jyanti at Sirhind town. A shobha yatra was taken out by Brahmin Sabha Sirhind in which hundreds of Brahmin families participated.
A five-member group of Dalits of Hasanpur village (Dhuri) today began an indefinite fast at Triveni Chowk, near the office of the DSP to protest against the non-presentation of challan against zimidaars in the court even after five months of registration of a criminal case against 18 zimidaars of the village.
Chandigarh, April 22
Mr Justice K.S. Garewal of the High Court on Thursday disposed of an application filed by Mr Harbans Lal, a close aide of former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, requesting that he be provided copies of the challan and the other material was turned down.
The ongoing tussle between the managing committee of SMDRSD College and the teachers union here on the functioning of the college yesterday took a new turn when Mr Rajeshwar Singh, life president of the college, filed a criminal complaint against two lecturers of the college.