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 […]

Daily World Follow-up: Suresh Kumar returns to CMO as Chief Principal Secy

DW Bureau | Chandigarh Putting to rest all speculations and uncertainty, the 1983-batch IAS officer, Suresh Kumar on Monday returned to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) as Chief Principal Secretary to the CM, Punjab. His decision to join back the duties came after two rounds of meetings held today with Capt Amarinder Singh who had […]

Former CPS Suresh Kumar set to return to CMO soon

  DW Bureau | Chandigarh   Former Chief Principal Secretary to the Punjab CM, Suresh Kumar is all set to return to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) even as the State Government is weighing all options, both administrative and legal, to get him back to the Civil Secretariat, it is learnt. Top Government sources told […]

Capt loses Suresh Kumar’s battle; but game is yet not over

Manish Tiwari | Editor-In-Chief At a wedding reception two months ago, an eminent personality spotted Suresh Kumar, the then Chief Principal Secretary to Punjab CM, and remarked in a lighter vein: “If Suresh Kumar is here, then who is running the Government?” Kumar’s response to the comment was equally witty: “Now, he knows that I […]

Amarinder needs to play as Captain of his dream team

Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh That the bureaucracy likes to work for Capt Amarinder Singh has been amply clear from the way it responded to his leadership and command during his previous stint as Chief Minister. In the last one and half years of his tenure, especially 2005-6, most officers in the Secretariat worked hard as […]

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 […]