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HC stays single bench’s judgment that quashed Suresh Kumar’s appointment, says “matter needs deeper deliberation”
RELIEF FOR AMARINDER | CHIDAMBARAM IN COURT
14.02.18 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH, February 14: In a legal twist that is likely to be seen as a boost for Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh as well as a vindication for his hand-picked senior bureaucrat Suresh Kumar, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on ...
  


Rana Gurjit resigns, but Amarinder may have little respite
KHAIRA HITS TARGET
15.01.18 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH: In an explosive development in Punjab politics, the state Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh, who was facing serious charges of a scam related to sand mine contracts, has finally resigned.

Sources, however, said this could bring little respite to the beleaguered Amarinder Singh ...
  


Mr Chief Minister, please call off January 7 function. My teacher is not alive, but you please call it off!
FARMERS’ DEBT RELIEF FUNCTION IN MANSA
06.01.18 - BYLINE BEING WITHHELD FOR PRIVACY REASONS

"Saare bachhe jehrre bahut gareeb ne, te jehrre-jehrre anusuchit jaati wale ne, apni-apni seat te kharre ho jao.”

("All those children who are very poor, stand up. Also those who are scheduled caste.”)

I was a 14 year old. The year was 1982. Class VIII. Section A. ...
  


Navjot Sidhu releases vision document of Local Govt & Tourism departments
FULLY COMMITTED TO THE RADICAL TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN AREAS
03.01.18 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Cabinet Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu today outlined his vision regarding the futuristic measures contemplated as well as the achievements of his both departments namely-Local Government and Tourism & Cultural Affairs. In his interaction with the mediapersons here today, the minister also released the ...
  


Bir Devinder slams Fatehgarh Sahib head priest, SGPC member for memo to CM in sanctum sanctorum
28.12.17 - PT Bureau

FATEHGARH SAHIB, December 28: Former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Bir Devinder Singh, who was in the forefront of a public resistance movement that forced political parties to scrap plans to hold their annual rallies at the Shaheedi Jor Mela at Fatehgarh Sahib, has ...
  


Punjab CM announces new sub-tehsil at Chanarthal
CAPT PAYS RESPECT AT FATEHGARH SAHIB
26.12.17 - Team PT

FATEHGARH SAHIB, December 26: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced the creation of a new sub-tehsil at Chanarthal to comprise 55 villages of Fatehgarh Sahib sub-division, and proposed the naming of the new National Highway from Patiala to Panyali as Mata Gujri ...
  


Amarinder Govt's defence: We used a picture that was already plagiarised, found it in public domain
24.12.17 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 24: In a rather amusing response to the row over morphing a depiction of the tenth Sikh Master, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, on a painting originally depicting Napoleon Bonaparte astride a horse, an official spokesperson offered a rather creative defence by virtually ...
  


Akali Dal demands apology from Amarinder Govt for depicting tenth Sikh Guru in Napoleon’s attire
SACRILEGE
24.12.17 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 24: Terming it an instance of sacrilege most serious (Bajjar Gunah), the Shiromani Akali Dal has demanded an unconditional apology from the Punjab Government for morphing a painting of Napoleon Bonaparte and superimposing a depiction of tenth Sikh guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ...
  


PLAYING WITH SIKH SENTIMENTS: Punjab Govt’s ad depicts Tenth Sikh Master astride Napoleon’s horse
BE-ADBI ONCE AGAIN - BLASPHEMY GALORE
23.12.17 - S Pal

HOW DID A HORSE, RIDDEN BY NAPOLEON BONAPARTE in the year 1800, reach the tenth Sikh master, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, whose 350th Birth Anniversary is being celebrated by the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in Punjab?

ONLY CHIEF MINISTER AMRINDER SINGH ...
  


Sukhbir is right – Panth Khatre Vich Hai. Even man who has been dragging the Akali Dal in courts says so
RELIGION, POLITICS & LAW
15.12.17 - S Pal

THIS TIME, THE PANTH IS REALLY IN DANGER. Shiromani Akali Dal is out of power, and by most accounts, the Congress regime is divesting it of any real chance to cling on to the minor spoils that local bodies’ elections may offer. Pushed to the ...
  


ELECTION IN PUNJAB: Here’s How Congress, SAD, AAP have framed issues
VOTE, PAR ZARA DEKH KE
13.12.17 - S PAL

And also, how you should frame issues in these local body polls, and be ready to click a selfie
 
CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 13: Punjab is in the throes of an election campaign again, this time for urban civic bodies. Municipal affairs affect our lives every day. Of ...
  


Trust on a talent hunt to broaden editorial decision making structure
TWISTS IN THE TRIBUNE
15.11.17 - S Pal

The crisis in The Tribune, triggered by an abject, almost self-abasing apology made to former minister Bikram Singh Majithia, is nowhere near ending. Following the removal of The Tribune Trust’s president SS Sodhi, and with J-K Governor N N Vohra being named as his replacement, ...
  


TRIBUNE TRUST REMOVES JUSTICE SODHI AS PRESIDENT, VOHRA IS THE NEW MAN IN, EDITOR GIVES PEP TALK TO STAFF, RADIO SILENCE ON SODHI
APOLOGY FALLOUT – THE FIGHT BACK
08.11.17 - S Pal

Tribune, Harish Khare mull the next step to undo the damage

WILL APOLOGY PROVE RATHER DAMAGING FOR BIKRAM MAJITHIA?
 
In an explosive development triggered by The Tribune’s abject apology to Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia, The Tribune Trust has removed Justice SS Sodhi (retd) as its ...
  


TRIBUNE TRUST REMOVES JUSTICE SODHI AS CHAIRMAN, EDITOR TELLS STAFF WE WILL FIGHT IT ALL THE WAY
APOLOGY FALLOUT – THE FIGHT BACK
07.11.17 - S Pal

Tribune, Harish Khare mull the next step to undo the damage

WILL APOLOGY PROVE RATHER DAMAGING FOR BIKRAM MAJITHIA?
 
In an explosive development triggered by The Tribune’s abject apology to Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia, The Tribune Trust has removed Justice SS Sodhi (retd) as its ...
  


HONESTY CERTIFICATE TO MAJITHIA TRIGGERS CRISIS IN TRIBUNE
Trouble brewing inside amid talk of Trust-Editor rift
30.10.17 - S PAL

Employee union protests; Tribune Trust to meet on Nov 3
 
AS THE TRIBUNE remained deafeningly silent about what prompted its decision to publish what can only be described as an abject apology to senior Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia in its Sunday edition ...
  


THE FINAL HONESTY CERTIFICATE: ISSUED BY THE TRIBUNE
28.10.17 - S Pal

Newspaper says it has verified, Majithia not involved in any drug trade

Tribune apologises for damaging reports against Majithia; Not a single other politician has such a strong clean chit issued by any newspaper in any context 

In a rather abject apology, displayed on its front page ...
  


From Gurdaspur to Chikmagalur, via mis-interpretation
FROM 1.93 LAKH STATISTIC TO REAL POLITICS
16.10.17 - Kamjaat Singh*

Trust the winner Congress and the loser BJP to read the wrong lessons in the Gurdaspur verdict. And never lose faith that the Akali Dal will not learn the right lessons till kingdom come.

 

If statistics could prove anything in politics, then politicians could ...

  


Baldev Singh Sarraknama hits back, says he is shelving several projects on Sikh warriors
Surjit Patar Advises 'Suraj Di Akh' Author: Depict Flaws Of Historical Persona Carefully
06.08.17 - BY PT ARTS & CULTURE BUREAU

IN A HARD-HITTING attack on "Facebook scholars," Baldev Singh Sarraknama, the author of novel 'Suraj Di Akh', which triggered a massive controversy for its depiction of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, has now said he was shelving all his future projects including those about Akali Phoola Singh, ...
  


Punjab's Fastway Cowboy: Sidhu is challenging Maharaja for a duel
Date, time, weapon declared.
03.08.17 - Agyakrit Singh

LESS THAN FIVE months after being sworn in, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and high-profile, motor-mouth, shooting-from-the-hip Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu are in an eyeball to eyeball situation. Excuse the hyperbole, but it is no less than Donald Trump versus Robert Mueller.

One is resisting investigating ...
  


The Tribune editor suggests separate GST golak
24.07.17 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH: IN a comment that can only be interpreted as rather brazen and casual, Harish Khare, Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune group of newspapers, has suggested that the Sikh community, currently seeking exemption from GST, may place "separate GST golaks" in gurdwaras instead of asking for ...
  



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