Citing IB inputs regarding probable violence in Faridkot, Govt bans SAD rally

DW Bureau / Chandigarh In view of the intelligence inputs regarding possible violence and threat to the life of top Akali leaders, The Punjab Government has banned the Shiromani Akali Dal’s Pol Khol Rally which was scheduled to be held in Faridkot on Sunday. This decision was probably conveyed to the SAD supremo Parkash Singh […]

The Captain’s tryst with blame game, ‘vendetta’ politics

Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh The politics of blame game has just begun in Punjab. The Aam Aadmi Party is training its guns on the Congress and the Akali Dal for allegedly hatching a conspiracy against the Leader of Opposition, Sukhpal Singh Khaira; SAD President Sukhbir Badal sees a larger design on the part of the […]

Punjab Assembly: Oppn lays trap; fights for relevance, political space

The Chief Minister has so far tried to exercise sobriety and restraint and focus on his agenda of ÔÇ£good governanceÔÇØ, but the Opposition ÔÇö AAP and SAD-BJP combine ÔÇö will make every attempt to draw him into a confrontation. By Manish Tiwari: It was probably for the first time in the history of Punjab Assembly […]

Poll pundits, intelligence may fail, not the voter

Manish Tiwari / Chandigarh : In 2012, I was rather amused by the confidence of a Cong MLA who told me just before the polls that Capt Amarinder had shared with her that the Congress was winning the elections. And when I asked who told Capt Amarinder Singh? ÔÇ£The state IntelligenceÔÇØ, she quipped. As Punjab […]

Badal urges partymen to go with development agenda in polls

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)patron Parkash Singh Badal on Friday asked the partymen to contest the forthcoming assembly elections on the development plank. He asked the party rank and file not to get distracted by opposition parties who were ÔÇ£hell bent upon making false promises with the sole purpose of deceiving […]

Punjab now needs push in farm and industrial sector

Populist measures like waiving off of farmersÔÇÖ loans, free power supply to the farm sector and subsidies on farm inputs have not helped much By Yogindra Mohan:┬áPunjab, the cradle of rich culture and the world known Punjabi spirit, has come to be known across the globe with the hard working Punjabis getting settled in different […]