SAD, BJP sweep Punjab civic polls
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the BJP on Thursday won five of the six municipal corporation elections in Punjab. The coalition got a majority at Bathinda, Moga, Pathankot and Hoshiarpur.
An impressive number of Independent candidates won and are likely to play crucial role in the balance of power at Phagwara and at S.A.S. Nagar, where the the alliance fell two short of the half-way mark.
27.02.15Read More >
Budget 2015 good for industry, people; nothing for farmers: SAD
NEW DELHI: BJP ally Shriomani Akali Dal today hailed the Union Budget as being good for industry, growth and investment in the country but lamented there is "nothing special" for farmers in it.
Welcoming the budget, Union Minister and SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal gave it "10 on a scale of 10" and credited Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for presenting an "amazing" budget that takes care of all sections in society and said it will see the common man progress.
28.02.15Read More >
Don’t flout traffic rules, new regional Youth Akali Dal chief tells workers
Youth Akali Dal workers should not be found jumping red lights or violating other traffic rules.This was stated by Tarsem Bhinder, YAD’s Malwa zone 3 president, during his first meeting with the city YAD workers at Dugri on Thursday afternoon.
Scenes of YAD workers arguing with police personnel after violating traffic norms are quite common. In what raised serious doubts about their intention to obey traffic rules, the Akali outfit even on Thursday flouted norms by displaying illegal hoardings for this meeting across the city.
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Parminder Brar appointed SAD (IT wing) head
The Shiromani Akali Dal President and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today appointed Mr. Parminder Singh Brar as head of the IT (information technology) wing of the party.
Mr. Brar is also Secretary General and office Secretary of the Youth wing of the party. Now he would head the IT wing of the party. This was disclosed by the party Secretary and Spokesman and Punjab Education Minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema in a statement released from the party head office here today.
Akali Dal launches 'nasha mukt Bharat' campaign
Through three well-attended dharnas along the Indo-Pakistan border, Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal not only launched its “nasha mukt Bharat” (drugs free India) campaign, but also sought to send out a warning against tarnishing the image of the State as being inhabited by drug addicts and peddlers. The events passed off peacefully, with no untoward incident being reported, while people braved severe cold wave conditions.
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Amritsar - Tarn Taran road to be four laned soon : Inderbir Singh Bolaria
The state government plans to four-lane the Amritsar-Tarn Taran road, including construction of an overbridge, to deal with increasing traffic and resultant jams on the route.
Chief parliamentary secretary Inderbir Singh Bolaria attributed the traffic jams on the route to a closed railway crossing.
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Akali Dal Badal appoints five Youth Akali Dal (YAD) presidents: Bikram Majithia’s men get main posts
Shiromani Akali Dal Badal (SAD B) has appointed five new regional presidents of Youth Akali Dal (YAD) while controversial Shiromani Akali Dal leader and Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia may no longer be the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) president, but Bikram Majithia’s men has got main posts in Youth Akali Dal proving his stamp on the newly constituted youth wing.
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Bolaria, SAD (Urban) thank Badal for Rs. 34 crore grant for Amritsar
Chief Parliamentary Secretary and MLA Inderbir Singh Bolaria today thanked Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for releasing a grant of Rs. 34 crore for the development of the holy city. The grant money will be spent for the laying of roads, repair of the roads in the walled city and others parts and strengthening of the basic amenities including water supply and sewerage system.
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Innaguration of Pakistan show at Amritsar
HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR PAKISTAN INAUGURATES PAKISTAN SHOW IN AMRITSAR “We are confident that the next Indian government will respond to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif´s region first vision and his ‘policy of peace for development’.
Contingent of Chief Parliamentary Secretary’s administered oath in Punjab
Chappar Chiri (Punjab): Creating a history of sorts, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today administered the oath of office to the largest contingent of Chief Parliamentary Secretaries in India till date.
Brushing aside criticism of adding further financial and administrative burden on the debt-ridden Punjab government, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday went ahead with the swearing-in of 21 new Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPS) in his government.
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