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HSGPC row: Akali Dal calls for mega Sikh conference July 27

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 19:05

Punjab`s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday announced it would hold a mega panthic conference (Vishal Panthic Ikath) of Sikhs from all over the world July 27 at Amritsar`s Golden Temple complex against the Haryana government`s move to set up a separate panel to manage gurdwaras (Sikh shrines) in the state.

Haryana Govt interfering in matters of Sikh community: Parkash Singh Badal

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 19:24

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said that the Haryana government is interfering into matters of the Sikh community over the bifurcation of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC).

Congress MLAs stage walkout seeking white paper on drug issue

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 00:31

Congress MLAs on Friday staged a walkout in the Punjab Assembly in protest against the state government`s failure to come up with a white paper on cases lodged against drug peddlers and the number of police officers involved in smuggling.

Sukhbir Singh Badal promises action on issue of missing children

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 00:09

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday assured the state Assembly that the government is examining every single case pertaining to children who went missing under mysterious circumstances in Faridkot district recently.

HSGPC row: Badal meets Modi as Haryana remains defiant

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 00:04

Upset at the controversy over setting up of a separate board to oversee Sikh gurdwaras in Harayana, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday to seek the central government`s intervention.

It`s Haryana vs Punjab-Centre on row over separate SGPC

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 23:58

The row over a separate SGPC in Congress-ruled Haryana on Friday grew into a full-blown battle between the state on one hand and Akali Dal-BJP ruled Punjab and the Centre on the other as Haryana refused to accept Union Home Ministry`s directive to have a Bill in this regard withdrawn.

Amarinder "dismayed" over Modi`s insincerity in tackling drug menace

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 17:24

Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday expressed dismay over the Narendra Modi government`s "lack of sincerity" in tackling the "serious issue" of drug abuse in the country.

First monsoon showers pound Haryana and Punjab

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 14:21

First monsoon rains of the season lashed vast swathes of Haryana and Punjab bringing the much-needed relief to people especially peasants of the two agrarian states.

Punjab Assembly passes resolution against HSGPC

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 21:05

Punjab Assembly on Thursday passed by voice vote a resolution against setting up of a separate body in Haryana for managing the gurdwaras there amid dissent from the main Opposition Congress.

Punjab Budget 2014-15: Rehabilitation centres, skill development for youth

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:54

Focussing on youth, Punjab Budget 2014-15 has earmarked Rs 500 crore for skill development and Rs 100 crore for setting up rehabilitation centres for drug addicts in each district, while refraining from imposing fresh taxes.