Punjab

Fastway cable network evaded tax to the tune of Rs.640 crores: Navjot Sidhu

Punjab News Express/Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: Navjot Singh Sidhu local bodies and tourism minister today said that Punjab government has initiated action against Fastway Cable network which has stake of Badal family. The Fastway has evaded tax to the tune of Rs.640 crores by fudging figures of connections and not paying entertainment and various other taxes.

Punjab Governor refers matter of taking action against Sukhbir Badal to Privilege committee

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Rana K.P.Singh today forwarded to privilege committee the resolution adopted by Vidhan Sabha to taken punitive action against SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal for his act of denigrating the seat of Speaker and using derogratory language against the chair.

Ruling Congress Responsible for Ruckus in State Assembly: Chhina

Punjab News Express
AMRITSAR : Bhartiya Janata Party former vice president and state executive member Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina today squarely blamed ruling Congress leaders for creating unhealthy environment on the floor of the state assembly that led to the injuries and disgrace to men and women MLAs belonging to opposition Aam Adami Party. He said it was unprecedented that the MLAs including women would be so much humiliated and this speaks volumes of the egoistic attitudes of the Congress leaders.

AAP, Akali Dal legislators walk out of Punjab assembly

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Upset over the treatment meted out to legislators by assembly staff on Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Shiromani Akali Dal members on Friday walked out of the Punjab assembly on the last day of the budget session.

Jakhar reminds Badal of the Akali assault on then Speaker Minhas in 1986

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar has hit out at Akali supremo Parkash Singh Badal for taking a high moral stand on the unfortunate incidents that occurred today in the state assembly, conveniently forgetting his party’s obnoxious behavior in the House in the past, in which he himself had actively participated.

Punjab Government orders probe into alleged bungling of crores of rupees by Jheurheri Panchayat in Mohali

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered an inquiry into the alleged scam related to purchase of land in district Fatehgarh Sahib by Gram Panchayat, Jheurheri, in which amount of Crores of Rupees was embezzled.

Congress lashes out at ‘competitive hooliganism’ of AAP-Akalis in Vidhan Sabha

Punjab News Express 
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress legislators today lashed out at the Aam Aadmi Party and the Shiromani Akali Dal for indulging into ‘competitive hooliganism’ inside the Punjab Vidhan Sabha where they, by turns, tried to jump the security cordon in an aborted attempt to assault the Speaker and misbehaved with the watch and ward staff, particularly the female members.

Former Punjab CM Badal Visits AAP Legislators in Hospital

Punjab News Express 
CHANDIGARH: Former Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Parkash Sigh Badal today against the authorities in the Sector 16 for the utterly inhuman treatment being meted out to two AAP legislators who had been admitted following serious injuries inflciuted on them by the watch and ward staff of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha and members of the Punjab Police

Rana KP has insulted Sikhs and Sikhism by ordering tossing and trampling of turbans – SAD

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP had insulted the “Sikh quom” by ordering bouncers to toss and trample upon turbans of Sikh legislators in the assembly solely to please his Congress masters.

Capt Amarinder flays rowdy behaviour of SAD,AAP in Assembly

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Amid continuing ruckus and disruptions by both, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), in the Vidhan Sabha, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday lashed out at the opposition for their atrocious behaviour which smacked of hooliganism.

Removal of turban triggers ruckus in Punjab assembly

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Pandemonium prevailed inside the Punjab assembly on Thursday after a Sikh legislator from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged that his turban was taken off as marshalls pushed his party legislators out of the house.

Punjab CM sets up five member house committee to cover landless farm labourers under debt waiver scheme

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH :  Punjab Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh today said that state government has no record of landless farm labourers who could not be covered under farmers debt waiver scheme.    

Capt Amarinder lashes out at opposition for twisting farm debt waiver issue

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Lashing out at the opposition for twisting the issue, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh intervened in the House on Thursday to make it clear that the Rs. 1500 crore proposed by the Finance Minister in this regard was an initial sum provided in the budget to leverage more money to provide for the debt waiver scheme in installments. 

All AAP MLAs forcibly thrown Out of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, suspended from house

Punjab News Express/Satinder Bains                                       
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vidhan Sabha today witnessed uproar when speaker Rana KP Singh ordered to throw all AAP MLAs out of house twice. The SAD MLAs also raised slogans against speaker and walked out. 

Sukhbir Badal castigates Manpreet Badal for comparing farmers with beggars

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today castigated finance minister Manpreet Badal for comparing families of farmers who had committed suicide with beggars and announced the SAD-BJP combine would move a privilege motion against him.

Family members of Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker involved in illegal mining, alleges Khaira and Bains brothers

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira and Lok Insaf Party leaders, Bains brothers today challenged Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for releasing the list of SAD leaders involved in sand mining scam which he(CM) claimed in the Vidhan Sabha.

Ahrtiya system to continue in Punjab, Manpreet Badal terms it farmer friendly

Punjab News Express/Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: While questions are being raised on the Punjab government scheme of debt waiver of farmers, the Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal has defended the 'Ahrtiya system' and gave no road map in the budget to waive off loans taken by farmers from the ahrtiyas (Commission agents).

Punjab govt to enforce strict compliance to Raavi font in all e-governance transactions

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Punjab government will enforce strict implementation of the Unicode compliant Raavi font in all official matters in order to ensure smooth e-governance transactions.

Those found guilty in Amritsar food scam will not be spared : Punjab govt

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Punjab government today said it will not spare anyone found "guilty" in the Amritsar food-grain distribution scam in which disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against 22 officials.

PSTCL’s 500 MVA power transformer damaged

Punjab News Express/Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH : 500 MVA power transformer has been damaged last week at Punjab State Transmission Company Ltd. (PSTCL) 400 KV sub-station Rajpura .

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