Sidhu threatens indefinite fast, asks government to make public STF report on drug menace

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday threatened to go on an indefinite fast if his party’s state government does not make public the SIT report on the drug menace. Sidhu once again questioned the steps taken by the state government to ensure justice in sacrilege cases. Addressing a gathering in Moga’s Baghapuran, he … Read more

Those who want excellent education system in Punjab should vote for AAP: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said those who want a brilliant education system in Punjab like the national capital, should vote for AAP in the 2022 state assembly elections. He made this remark in response to a tweet by Punjab Education Minister Pargat Singh, who said that there is a revolution in the … Read more

Akali Dal has firm alliance with BSP, will not join hands with former ally BJP: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said his party has a firm alliance with the BSP and will not join hands with former ally BJP. The future of SAD lies with the BSP, he told reporters at Chhabbewal, about 36 km from Hoshiarpur. Responding to a question, he said, “We have … Read more

Repeal of agricultural laws could slow labor reforms further

Bureaucrats and economists said the government’s decision to repeal three agriculture laws may delay the already slow-moving labor reforms, but may not see much impact on privatization, asset monetization and macroeconomic reforms. There are concerns that backtracking on agricultural laws could encourage the opposition to call for reforms or bolster the demand for populist gifts. … Read more

CM Channi reached out to the Left leaders to make an electoral pact

Sources said Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has approached leaders of CPI and CPM to explore the possibility of an alliance of Congress and Left parties to contest the upcoming assembly elections in the state. With former CM Amarinder Singh’s plan to launch a regional party to split the Congress in Punjab, Channi’s reach … Read more

BJP leaders should refrain from making provocative statements on agriculture laws: Mayawati

BSP president Mayawati on Monday alleged that some BJP leaders were creating havoc with their provocative statements on the issue of abrogation of agricultural laws, and sought to rein in them to instil confidence among farmers. He also demanded that apart from repeal of agricultural laws, other demands of the protesting farmers should also be … Read more

Punjab Assembly Elections: Former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to contest from Patiala in 2022

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced that he will contest from the Patiala seat in the 2022 assembly elections. “I will contest from Patiala only,” he posted on his ‘Punjab Da Captain’ Facebook page on Saturday. “Patiala has been with us for the last 400 years and I will not leave it for (Navjot) … Read more

Central government planning to end MSP, government procurement, food security for poor: Sidhu

Reiterating that the issues related to Minimum Support Price (MSP) are bigger than agricultural laws, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday alleged that the Center is trying to reduce MSP, Public Distribution System (PDS), government procurement and food security for the poor. planning to end. , The PCC chief further claimed that the … Read more

Kejriwal will go to Uttarakhand today, tomorrow to Punjab; Many big announcements will be made before the assembly elections

Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal will visit Haridwar in Uttarakhand on November 21 and Punjab on November 22 before the assembly elections. Before the assembly elections, he is going to make some big announcements in both the states. Retired Army Colonel Ajay Kothiyal is the AAP’s chief ministerial candidate in the Uttarakhand assembly elections, … Read more

Labor law in focus amid threats of protest

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing that three controversial agriculture laws will be repealed, the focus has shifted to the government’s other major reform agenda – reforms in labor laws passed by Parliament in 2019 and 2020 that are yet to come into force And now faced with the prospect of intense opposition. On 11 … Read more