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Punjab CM Orders Probe Into Amritsar Train Mishap [Read Full Statement Issued by CMO]

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered an inquiry into the tragic train accident in which dozens were feared dead and injured in Amritsar on Friday evening.

Punjab Police Arrest German Singh; UP Police Gets 10 Days More Remand of Three

In an case related to alleged 'conspiracy to attack' SAD (B) patron Parkash Singh Badal the Patiala police has recorded arrest of German Singh.

List of 17 Items on Which Punjab Government has Doubled the Stamp Duty

There are 65 items in the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 on which stamp duty is levied in the state of Punjab. Out of these 65 items the Punjab cabinet has approved a hike on 17 items. The Punjab cabinet has doubled the stamp duty on these 17 items.

Bail Denied to Activists who Hurled Shoe on Sukhbir Badal’s Convoy in Sangrur

A Sangrur court has denied bail to arrested Sikh activists who had hurled shoes on Sukhbir Singh Badal's convoy.

Congress Government Faces Serious Charges of Patronising Party ‘Goons’ in Tarn Taran

The Congress government led by Capt. Amarinder Singh had formed a commission led by Justice Mehtab Singh Gill to look into cases of alleged political vendetta that were registered against its party workers by the SAD-BJP government.

Punjab Cabinet Approves Increase on Stamp Duty; Hike to Double the Duty on 17 Items

The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday (Oct. 17) approved an ordinance to amend Schedule 1-A of Indian Stamp Act, 1899, to enable increase in the stamp duty rates.

Centre Suspends Controversial Chandigarh Notification; Tells UT to Fill Posts in 60:40 Arrangement

Under fire for its controversial notification regarding Chandigarh cadre, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today put the September 25 notification under abeyance.

Life of Parkash Singh Badal Under Threat: Claims UP Police

The Uttar Pradesh police has come out with a that the life of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) patron and former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal is under threat.

AAP Forms 5 Member Co-ordination Committee After Rebels Declare Organisational Plans

The Aam Aadmi Party this evening announced to form a five member co-ordination committee to sort out differences with rebel MPs, MLAs.

Sukhbir Badal, Bikram Majithia Face Massive Protest and Boycott by Sikh Sangat at Nikke Ghumman

The protest gains significance as it was spontaneous response of the Sikh Sangat against SAD (B) top leader. Notably, after the release of Justice Ranjit Singh Commission's findings, ill-deeds of SAD (B) stand exposed before the Sikh masses of Punjab and protest against Badals is gaining momentum.

Punjab Govt. Playing Games for Impunity to Police and Political Camaraderie: Sikh body

Dal khalsa today blamed the Punjab government for affording an escape route for the high-ranking accused police officials as well as the then political leadership. The Sikh group said that the state government is playing games for impunity to police and political camaraderie.

AAP MLA H S Phoolka to Quit Today to Protest Against Govt. Inaction in Beadbi Cases

Aam Aadmi Party MLA H S Phoolka has announced that he will submit his resignation to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker on Friday (Oct. 12) in protest against the failure of the Congress government to arrest former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini and former CM Parkash Singh Badal in sacrilege and Behbal Kalan police firing case.

After Charanjit Sharma, Now Sumedh Saini Moves High Court Against Justice Ranjit Singh Commission’s Report

Punjab’s former Director-General of Police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini has reportedly moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against Justice Ranjit Singh Commission's report.

Will Congress be Able to Take a Grip on Sikh Political Space in Punjab?

Two months back the Congress party leaders, particularly the Sikh faces were presenting themselves as claimers of the Sikh political ground by presenting Justice Ranjit Singh Commission’s report in the state assembly.

Simranjit Singh Mann Responds to The Tribune Editorial About Bargari Event (Read Full Letter)

Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) editor Simranjit Singh Mann has responded to an editorial by The Tribune.

Mohan Bhagwat on 3 Day Visit in Punjab to Meet RSS Leaders

Hindutva fountainhead head leader Mohan Bhagwat arrived in Punjab yesterday on a three day visit. Media reports have quoted RSS Punjab chief Brij Bhushan Singh Bedi saying that it was a routine visit and 'detailed itinerary hasn’t been chalked out as yet'.

SAD Represents A Section of Sikh Electorate But Not the Panth: says Dal Khalsa

Countering the claims of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) president Sukhbir Singh Badal that his party represents the Panth, the Dal Khalsa said the Akali Dal represents only a section of voters of Punjab and certainly not the Panth. The days of SAD being synonymous with Panth are long over.

March to Bargari Overshadows SAD (B) and Congress Political Rallies

The last Sunday (October 7) was a day of political rallies in Punjab with two major political rivals holding rallies in the home constituencies of leaders of the opponent party.

Bargari Morcha: Youth Urged to Form 21 Member Local Committees; Appeal to Attend 14 Oct. Shaheedi Samagam

Tens of thousand of Sikhs today attended a gathering at Bargari village as part of ongoing 'Bargari Morcha' seeking action in Beadbi cases, Saka Behbal Kalan case and release of Sikh political prisoners who have completed minimum mandatory terms of their sentences.

SAD (Badal) Want CBI Investigation of Shoe Hurling Incident

Terming he shoe hurling incident in which shoes were hurled on Sukhbir Badal's security cavalcade as a serious attack, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has demanded CBI investigation in this regard.

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