Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today said he is ready to quit the post of Shiromani Akali Dal youth wing chief as he did not want to hold too many positions. "The post of the youth wing president of Shiromani Akali Dal is a huge responsibility. I am representing the government in the Council of Ministers, besides being the president of the Punjab Rifle Association. I do not want to occupy too many posts," he told reporters at Jalandhar on the sidelines of Punjab State Shooting Championship.
Terming the "much-hyped" investment summits organised by the Punjab government as "big hoax", Congress today alleged that the events had failed to facilitate any investment for the state. Quoting information received through Right to Information (RTI), Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa said Punjab Investors Summit of December 2013 and Agriculture Summit of February 2014 have proved to be "big hoax" as no MoU had finally materialised.
A local court on Friday sentenced a former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and four others to life imprisonment till death for killing a policeman who protested against eve-teasing of his daughter by them in a busy market place in 2012.
Alleging that Amritsar-based SGPC and SAD supporters are "occupying" Sikh shrines in the state, Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee leaders today said they will meet Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda tomorrow seeking control of the Gurudwaras and eviction of their Punjab counterparts.
The ruling SAD-BJP government in Punjab has "discriminated" against Patiala during its last eight years of rule as people of the constituency have always voted and supported Congress, former Union minister Preneet Kaur said on Sunday.
Damaging public or private property in Punjab during strike, road or rail blockade will now attract imprisonment of up to one year in jail and fine with the state Assembly today passing a bill in this regard.
Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal today announced Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, who had joined the party after switching over from Congress, as its candidate for the Talwandi Sabo Assembly bypoll to be held on August 21.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal today said SAD-BJP government has never indulged in political vendetta after the name of Congress MLA Amarinder Singh Raja Warring cropped up in an alleged drug racket.