This House is custodian of rights of every member

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Members of the opposition SAD-BJP and AAP walked out of the Punjab Assembly on Friday to protest the “denigration of Sikh principles” the day before when some MLAs were forcibly evicted from the house. The House also condemned the conduct of SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal for allegedly casting aspersions towards […]

Punjab passes bill to enable hotels near highways serve liquor

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed a Bill to enable hotels, restaurants and other notified places near highways in the state to supply alcohol. However, restriction on opening of liquor vends within 500 metres of highways will remain as per the directions of the Supreme Court issued in December last year. […]

Punjab boy tops NEET, wants to pursue medicine in Delhi

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Punjab boy Navdeep Singh, who topped the CBSE’s National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), was confident of securing a high score but never dreamt of securing first position in the examination. The son of a government school principal in Muktsar’s Charewan village, he has scored 697 marks out of 720 in the exam […]

We propose to take over the debt of the farmers covered under the scheme and make the payments to the banks directly in instalments

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister AmarinderSingh on Thursday lashed out at the opposition for “twisting” the farm debt waiver issue and said the Rs 1,500 crore proposed in the budget was initial money provided to leverage more sum to be given for the debt waiver scheme in instalments. He made the statement while […]

In the 70 years of my public life, I have neither seen, nor experienced, nor even imagined, incidents of such horrific, shameful and repressive nature,

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Former Chief Minister Parkash Sigh Badal on Thursday dubbed as “shocking” the unsavoury happenings in the Punjab assembly on Thursday. Two Aam Aadmi Party legislators, including a woman lawmaker, were injured and the turbans of two others were allegedly tossed during the commotion when the watch and ward staff of the […]