Avg Rs 15.34 lakh spent by Punjab MLAs in state polls: ADR

‘Minister Rana Gurjit Singh spent the lowest of Rs 8 lakh while Aruna Choudhary incurred Rs 12 lakh for the poll expenditure DW BUREAU / Chandigarh The average poll expenditure ofthe 117 MLAs in Punjab in the recent state Assembly polls is Rs 15.34 lakh, i.e. 55 per cent of the expense limit, poll watch […]

Action will be taken on Dhingra commission’s findings: Khattar

‘Details” of the Commission’s findings were published by a daily today which cited people familiar with the report DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Action will be taken on the findings of Justice S N Dhingra commission that probed alleged irregularities in grant of land licences to a firm owned by Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief […]

Fix meeting with UP to resolve inter-state issues: CM to officers

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday asked officials to fix a meeting with the Uttar Pradesh government to resolve all kinds of inter- state issues, especially those concerning canal water and irrigation. Khattar issued the directions in a meeting that reviewed the progress of the ‘Chief Minister’s Announcements in […]

In the death of Vinod Khanna, Indian polity has been deprived of a fine politician and a great human being, as well as a powerful actor

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Several Punjab leaders including Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, former CM Parkash Singh Badal, state BJP chief Vijay Sampla, on Thursday expressed grief over the demise of actor-politician Vinod Khanna. Khanna, the veteran Bollywood star and Gurdaspur BJP MP, died of cancer at a Mumbai hospital this morning. In his condolence message, […]

It was decided at the meeting to go for e-tendering on lucrative routes to make the business more viable and profitable while providing a level-playing field to all players

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has mooted an open-door policy for bus permits, except on national highway routes, while directing the state transport department to allocate certain bus routes for youths in order to facilitate employment generation. The move is aimed at breaking the existing monopoly in the transport system […]

Badal requests Rajnath to allow border farmers easier access

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday sought Union minister Rajnath Singh’s intervention for allowing farmers in Punjab more hours to tend to their fields beyond the wire fence along the international border with Pakistan. He said that farmers were facing hardships in harvesting wheat because of the restrictions on […]