Inside the Assembly, Agriculture Minister O P Dhankar hit back at Sharma and claimed that the opposition leader was trying to create a non-existent issue

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh The Haryana Assembly on Wednesday witnessed sharp exchanges between Congress leader Kuldeep Sharma and Agriculture Minister O P Dhankar on farmers’ issues, with the opposition leader alleging that the BJP government had taken the peasants for a ride. Taking part in the debate on the Governor’s Address in the state assembly […]

Punjab cabinet gives nod to renaming Welfare of SCs, BCs & Minorities dept

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to renaming the Department of Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and Minorities, as Department of Social Justice and Empowerment and Minorities. The decision to rename the department was taken as the existing name neither carried a positive connotation, nor truly reflected the […]

SAD asks Cong govt to immediately regularise services of contractual teachers

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday asked the Punjab government to regularize the services of contractual teachers as per the Congress party’s election eve promises. In a statement here, former education minister and SAD spokesman Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said it was shocking that the Congress government was now running […]

The members of the two opposition parties also staged a symbolic walkout from the House on two occasions over these issues

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Heated exchanges were witnessed in the Haryana Assembly on Tuesday as the INLD and Congress legislators sparred with the ruling BJP benches over the issues of Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal construction and stir launched by Anganwadi workers. The members of the two opposition parties also staged a symbolic walkout from the House […]

Rural Pharmacist Union meets Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa in Chandigarh on Tuesday

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh To bring a permanent solution to the issues related to the rural dispensary pharmacists, Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa assured that he would take up the issues with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. Bajwa met a delegation of Rural Dispensary Pharmacists Union here on Tuesday and […]

Sandhu along with Shubham Singh and one Dharminder Singh, were booked for their alleged involvement in the case

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh A dreaded criminal, Saraj Singh Sandhu, wanted in the gruesome murder of a Hindu outfit leader in Amritsar last year and other cases, was arrested today in Jalandhar district, the Punjab Police claimed. A joint team of the Organised Crime Control Unit (OCCU) of Punjab Police and Jalandhar (Rural) Police arrested […]