Friday, September 24, 2021Congress govts underplayed Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's contribution, legacy: Jitendra Singh

Jammu, September 24: Union Minister Jitendra Singh Friday accused past Congress governments of underplaying Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's contribution and legacy for political and dynastic considerations.

He was speaking after inaugurating a digital exhibition on the life and contribution of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at the North Block here.

The minister said the event was an occasion to


Friday, September 24, 2021Paddy residue not liability anymore: Kejriwal

Jammu, September 24: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said paddy straw is not a liability anymore and urged neighbouring states to make the Pusa bio-decomposer available to their farmers for on site management of crop residue.

He also said the microbial solution, which can turn stubble into manure, will be sprayed over 4,300 acres belonging to 844 farmers in Delhi. Last year, 310


Thursday, September 23, 2021Varinderjeet discussed Gandhi Jayanti programmes with R S Pura BJP team

Jammu, September 23: Jammu & Kashmir BJP Vice-President S. Varinderjeet Singh, who has also been assigned the responsibility to oversee the forthcoming Gandhi Jayanti programmes, held meeting at R.S. Pura BJP District Office. It was convened by District President H.S. Pummy.
The District Incharge for Gandhi Jayanti programme namely Bharat Bhushan and Gurdeep Pakaya held discussions in the meetin


Thursday, September 23, 2021J-K must prepare for 2047 when India would emerge as 'Vishwa Guru' on its 100th independence day: Dr. Jitendra Singh

JAMMU: Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said that the people of Jammu must remain steadfast and prepare themselves for the important historical moment in the year 2047 when India would emerge as 'Vishwa Guru' on its 100 years of independence.
Addressing the participants during the inauguration of 'Jammu Haat' on the occasion of Vanijya Saptah, Dr Jitendra Singh said that when India


Thursday, September 23, 2021Hurriyat leader released from Tihar jail on parole for six hours fortnight after mother's death

Jammu, September 23: Hurriyat leader Mehrajd-ud-din Kalwal, who is serving detention since 2017 in a Delhi prison, was Thursday allowed to visit home for six hours on parole in the wake of death of his mother a fortnight ago.
Quoting an official, news agency KNO reported that the Hurriyat leader, a resident of Hamzah Colony BK Pora in Srinagar, presently under NIA detention at a Delhi jail since


Thursday, September 23, 2021PDP nominates Adv Anil Sethi as spokesperson

Srinagar, Sep 23: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday nominated Advocate Anil Sethi as the spokesperson of the party.

In a statement issued on Thursday a party spokesman said that PDP President Mehbooba Mufti has nominated advocate and senior party leader Anil Sethi as the spokesperson of the party.

Advocate Sethi hails from an illustrious family of secularists who have rendered exce


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Women’s entry into NDA can’t be deferred by a year, says Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down the Centre's request to postpone till May next year the entry of women into the National Defence Academy (NDA) - hitherto open to men alone.

"No, it has to be from this session only. We find it difficult to postpone everything by a year. After we have given a hope (to women aspirants) we don't want to deny the hope," a Bench led by Justice


Wednesday, September 22, 2021Will ensure justice in sacrilege case: Punjab CM Channi

Amritsar, Sep 22: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here, and said he will ensure justice in the 2015 sacrilege case.

It was his first visit to the holy city after becoming chief minister.

Channi, who was accompanied by his two deputies, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and OP Soni, and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, also visite


Monday, September 20, 2021‘Vaccination is on…let govt take a call’: SC rejects plea seeking reopening of schools

Jammu, September 20: The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a petition seeking reopening of schools, which were shut down across the country due to the Covid-19 crisis, saying it is a complex issue that should be better left to be handled by the government.

“These issues are fraught with grave complexity. We don’t think we should enter here by judicial mandates,” said a bench of Justices D Y


Monday, September 20, 2021Retro tax to bad bank to telecom: Political call to bite economic bullet

Jammu, September 20: For a government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi sensitive to charges of corporate favouritism, acquiring substantive shareholding in a private company is a leap of faith. Buried in the fine print of the telecom package was this provision that lets the government do exactly that.

Even in the United States, in the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008, emergency legisl


Monday, September 20, 2021Hindu family in Pak tortured, held hostage for fetching drinking water from mosque

Islamabad: Fetching drinking water from a mosque in Pakistan’s Punjab province landed a family of poor farmers from the minority Hindu community in trouble as some people tortured and held them hostage for violating the sanctity of their place of worship, a media report said on Monday.
Alam Ram Bheel, a resident of Punjab’s Rahimyar Khan city, was picking raw cotton along with his other family m


Monday, September 20, 2021India is becoming destination country for healthy food items: Narendra Singh Tomar

Jammu: Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar says government has emphasized on re-introducing traditional food items including millet, other nutritious cereals, fruits and vegetables, fish, dairy and organic products in the diet of the people. He said, their production has been phenomenal in India in recent years and India is becoming a destination country for healthy food


Monday, September 20, 2021Will continue to work with Punjab government for betterment of state’s people: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Charanjit Singh Channi on being sworn-in as Punjab chief minister, and said the Centre will continue to work with his government for the betterment of the people of the state.

Congress leader Channi was sworn in as chief minister of Punjab, making him the first Dalit to hold the top post in the state.

Modi tweeted, “Congratulat


Monday, September 20, 2021Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab Chief Minister, two deputies sworn in

Jammu, September 20: Three-time Congress MLA from Chamkaur Sahib, Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday was sworn in as 27th Chief Minister of Punjab in the presence of AICC leader Rahul Gandhi at Punjab Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh. Along with Channi, two MLAs — Sukhjinder Randhawa from Dera Baba Nanak and OP Soni from Amritsar Central — also took oath as Deputy CMs.

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit


Sunday, September 19, 2021Sonia Gandhi to announce name of new CM

PUNJAB: The meeting of Congress Legislature Party which was to be held this morning at Chandigarh, has been cancelled. The incharge of party Affairs in Punjab Harish Rawat said, Congress National President Sonia Gandhi will announce the name of the new Chief Minister for Punjab.

The names taking rounds for the post of CM are AICC general secretary and Rajyasabha MP Ambika Soni, former State Co