If you push hard, you only go backwards in Congress

Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh Cricketer-turned-politician and now Punjab’s Power Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu may like to “put on a brave face” after the Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, but he has actually been “put in his place” by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. The rejig of Punjab’s Council of Ministers was in the offing ever since […]

Punjab to commemorate Jallianwala massacre centenary

Chandigarh, Aug 21 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed the Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department to draw up a comprehensive proposal to commemorate the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre next year in a befitting manner. He also approved the constitution of a state-level implementation committee to coordinate with the Cultural Affairs […]

Sidhu defends it, but his hug to Pak Army chief earns him Capt’s rebuke

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today ticked off his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu for hugging Pakistan army chief, even as the cricketer-turned-politician defended his action. Himself a former officer of the Indian Army’s Sikh Regiment, Amarinder Singh disapproved of Sidhu’s act at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony, terming it as “wrong” and […]

Daily World Special on Irrigation Scam: Punjab Vigilance unearths large-scale irregularities in project allotments; top Govt officers, contractors on agency’s radar

Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh The annual turnover of one of the contractors who was allotted tenders worth Rs 1,000 crore in Drainage and Kandi wings, went up by almost 60 times ÔÇö from Rs 4.5 crore in 2007 to Rs 300 crore in 2017 Investigations by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) into the multi-crore irrigation […]

ItÔÇÖs not ÔÇ£business as usualÔÇØ, the change is visible in Punjab

The pitfall of institutionalising the process of governance is being highlighted by critics as Capt Amarinder GovtÔÇÖs failure as if the politicised form of governance was a better alternative. By Manish Tiwari: ┬áIt has only been two and half months since the Congress Government was formed in Punjab and the people, especially opinion makers, have […]