'Amarinder emerged as a model for a dispassionate biography'

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Unlike a politician or a royal, both of which he is, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh does not hold back on sharing information about himself. This is reflected in his just-released authorised biography.

How Badal family's greed for money spoiled Public Transport in Punjab?

By Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: The shameless Badal family had completely destroyed the Public Transport system in Punjab to meet their greed for more money. It may take years to bring back the public transport system back on rails, if present Congress party sticks to its decision of dismanteling the cartels in various businesses including passenger transport.

Key to reviving Punjab lies in revitalising its once industrial cities

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The conversation around BJPs electoral win in UP has completely overshadowed the political scenario in the state of Punjab. Political commentators attribute this to Punjab's small electoral share compared to UP, but there is more to it than mere arithmetic.

Modi is now more presidential than before

Punjab News Express/Amulya Ganguli
NEW DELHI : Narendra Modi's emergence as the most dominant politician in today's India, as the Congress's P. Chidambaram has said, means that he is now the master of all he surveys.

Amarinder threatened to quit Congress if not made state party chief: Biography

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjabs newly-appointed Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh told Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi in 2015 that he was ready to quit and float his own outfit, if he was not appointed state party chief.

In UP, Punjab and Goa, increase in MLAs without criminal records

By Prachi Salve
There has been a decrease in the number of members of legislative assembly (MLAs) with criminal records in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Goa of the five states that elected new state governments, according to our analysis of data compiled by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an advocacy.

In UP, Punjab and Goa, increase in MLAs without criminal records

Punjab News Express/Prachi Salve 
NEW DELHI : There has been a decrease in the number of members of legislative assembly (MLAs) with criminal records in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Goa of the five states that elected new state governments, according to our analysis of data compiled by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an advocacy.

A second innings for Amarinder Singh in Punjab

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Amarinder Singh, who assumed charge of Punjab as Chief Minister on Thursday for a second time, wears many hats and has accomplished himself in most of them.

Uttarakhand: BJP busy picking cabinet, Congress in picking up threads

Punjab News Express/Mohit Dubey 
DEHRADUN : After the Holi break, that followed the landslide victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the rout of the ruling Congress in the hill state of Uttarakhand, political activity is picking up on both sides of the spectrum.

Punjab: Slow growth, high unemployment challenges for Amarinder

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The new Congress government of Captain Amarinder Singh in Punjab, which takes oath on March 16, faces multiple challenges, with slow economic growth, high youth unemployment, drug addiction and large dropouts before secondary schools.

Anxiety levels high as Punjab heads towards counting day

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab could be on the verge of turning over a new leaf in its political history on Saturday when counting of votes cast for 117 assembly seats takes place. The counting day, this time, is different from such earlier occasions as the state witnessed triangular contests for the first time.

Yamuna Expressway becomes death highway with 548 fatalties in 5 years

Punjab News Express
AGRA : With an alarming rise in fatal accidents on the Rs 13,000 crore ($2 billion), 165-km long Yamuna Expressway -- 548 in 5 years -- questions are again being raised on its flawed design and the suitability of concrete roads to Indian environmental conditions.

Equality – All one before God

By Pritpal Singh Khalsa
Equality among all people is one of the primary principles of Sikh Dharma introduced by the 1st guru, Shri Guru Nanak Dev. From his first utterance after his moment of liberation, Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji preached, as there is only One God, so we are all equal, regardless of how we worship. He was a visionary in the way he encouraged people to rise above any socially imposed limitation and work for the emancipation of mankind as one entity.

Fearing backlash of dera support, Badal family keeping off from Delhi Gurdwara elections

Punjab News Express/Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: After having lost trust of Sikh community in wake of getting support of Dera Sacha Sauda in Punjab elections, the Badal family understood to have taken conscience decision to keep off the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC). 

If Kejriwal wins Punjab, it will alter course of politics

Punjab News Express/Saeed Naqvi 
CHANDIGARH : The emerging consensus that there is a wave in favour of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab is terrible news for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, not because they will have lost the election but because the road ahead will become that much more difficult.

More wasted children, anaemic adults than before in once-robust Punjab

Punjab News Express/Oommen C. Kurian 
CHANDIGARH : The popular caricature of Punjabis is of a robust, relatively-rich people made that way by hearty eating and energetic living. The reality today: Wasting (low weight-for-height) among children has increased from 9.2 per cent in 2005 to 15.6 per cent in 2015, and one in four is still stunted (low height for age).

SAD gets support of Dera Sacha Sauda with the promise to allow its head to hold congregations in Punjab

Punjab News Express/Satinder Bains
 In a move which could pose serious threat to peace in Punjab, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) has got support of controversial dera Sacha Sauda on the promise to allow the dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to hold his congregations in Punjab. The SAD was earlier opposed to dera meetings due to pressure from radical Sikh organisations.

Will cases against Delhi AAP leaders stand judicial scrutiny?

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Do Delhi Police cases against more than a dozen Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders and legislators hold merit? Perhaps not, given the series of court observations raising questions over shoddy investigations and delays in filing charges in most of the cases.

NRIs add to poll pitch in Punjab

Punjab News Express/Jaideep Sarin
CHANDIGARH : Punjab's strong non-resident community has arrived in hordes from Canada, Britain, the US and other countries for the February 4 assembly elections in the state.

AAP 'comfortable' with new LG, will win Punjab, Goa: Manish Sisodia

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : The AAP is "comfortable" with Delhi's new Lt Governor Anil Baijal and is also confident of winning assembly elections in both Punjab and Goa, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia says.