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  • Pakistan Army to 'forcefully' respond to cross-border firing October 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military said that while it wants peace on the eastern border with India, it will "forcefully" retaliate to every incident of firing by the Indian army, amid reports of fresh clashes on the border. Military spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa told media that the armed forces were fully...
  • Punjab: Congress demands transparency in wards delimitation September 15, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Congress on Monday demanded transparency in the delimitation process of wards by making it online as the party gears up for the upcoming local bodies elections in the state. It submitted a memorandum to this effect to Governor Shivraj Patil and the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The situation...
  • Asain Games: Govt clears 6 more managers including Olympian Jude Felix September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday added six managers, including Olympian Jude Felix who will also act as hockey coach, in the Indian contingent for Asian Games even though Indian Olympic Association had demanded for 23. While clearing a 679strong Indian contingent in 28 disciplines for the September 19 to October...
  • Amarinder condemns notice to MLAs, seeks Bajwa's resignation May 23, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Friday condemned the issue of disciplinary notices to two party MLAs for seeking resignation of state unit chief Partap Singh Bajwa, terming the action as "desperate" attempts to "silence the popular sentiment" in the party. Supporting the demand of the MLAs, the former Chief Minister...
  • Congress demands President's rule in Punjab May 14, 2014

    Amritsar: Congress on Wednesday demanded President's rule in Punjab, saying there is a "lawlessness" in the state. "There is no law and order prevailing in Punjab...need of the hour is to impose the President rule. Punjab police are supporting the criminals to beat up the innocent people," state PCC president...
  • Punjabi audiences prefer comedy: 'RSVP' producer October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Brinder Sran, who is ready to make her debut as a producer with 'RSVP Ronde Saare Vyah Picho', says the majority of Punjabi audiences prefer comedy and they have yet to evolve to appreciate other serious subjects. Coproduced by Aparna Sud, 'RSVP' is based on how nonresident Indians...
  • Bajwa alleges misappropriation of funds for Sikh migrants September 21, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa Saturday demanded a CBI inquiry into what he alleged misappropriation of funds meant for Sikh migrants of the 1984 riots by some ruling Shiromani Akali Dal leaders. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he said the Ludhiana Sikh Migrants Welfare Board had...
  • Stop day-dreaming on a NDA govt at the Centre: Congess to Badals September 19, 2013

    Ludhiana: Congress on Thursday said the Shiromani Akali Dal leadership should do a reality check on their "poor performance" in the state instead of "day-dreaming" about forming a NDA government at the Centre. Blaming Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for "pathetic condition" of the...
  • PHF secretary Asif Bajwa resigns after team's failure September 11, 2013

    Karachi: The under-fire secretary of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), Asif Bajwa resigned from his post on Wednesday after the national team failed to qualify for the FIH World Cup for the first time since 1971. Bajwa, a former Olympian, submitted his resignation to the Executive Board of the federation which...
  • Pakistan unlikely to send players for 2014 HIL September 2, 2013

    Ipoh: Pakistan did not play in the inaugural Hockey India League and it is extremely unlikely that they will also feature in the next year's event as Pakistan Hockey Federation is reluctant to send its players to India because of the current tension prevailing between the two nations. PHF secretary Asif...
  • Punjab opposition demands white paper on industry scenario August 19, 2013

    Congress on Monday demanded a white paper explaining the scenario of Punjab's industrial sector in the past six years. "No industry is ready to come to Punjab out of fear of the Akalis. Let Punjab government come out in black and white on both new industrial houses that have come to...
  • SAD warns Congress to desist from playing divisive politics July 29, 2013

    Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday warned Congress to desist from playing divisive politics and said it would not achieve its desired results. SAD secretary and spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema in a statement said, after failing to carry along senior party leaders with him in the muchtouted mass contact programme,...
  • BJP seeks reply on Cong leader having alleged terror links July 1, 2013

    Jalandhar: The Punjab unit of BJP on Sunday sought a clarification from Congress on media reports which claimed that former PCC chief Amarinder Singh wrote a letter to party president Sonia Gandhi alleging Pratap Singh Bajwa of having terrorist links. BJP state president Kamal Sharma termed it a matter of serious...
  • Punjab Congress chief objects to rally venue, flays Modi June 24, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Sunday flayed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly fanning communal hatred across the country and working against interest of minority communities. Choosing Madhopur as venue for the rally was "deliberate and was (aimed at sending) a message against the minority communities,"...
  • Punjab: Bajwa demands sacking of Education Minister June 1, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday demanded the sacking of Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka in the wake of alleged purchase of books and other study material at exorbitant prices. Bajwa said in a statement in Chandigarh on Friday that the book scam in Education Department had...
  • Sukhbir behind 'political murders', must resign: Bajwa May 18, 2013

    Chandigarh: In the wake of alleged political violence in the state, Punjab Congress on Friday demanded the resignation of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal saying, he was the main architect behind "political murders and growth of mafias". "Sukhbir is a total failure as state's home minister and he has no...
  • Pakistan Army to deploy 70,000 troops for polls security May 3, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army will deploy 70,000 troops and 50 helicopters for aerial surveillance across the country to ensure security and maintain law and order during the landmark May 11 polls, marking the first democratic transition in the nation's history. Details about the deployment of troops and the army's role in...
  • Pak prisoners safe in India: MoS External Affairs May 2, 2013

    Amritsar: Pakistani prisoners lodged in Indian jails were safe, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Thursday said. Answering reporters' questions here this evening on ensuring the safety of Indian and Pakistan prisoners in each other's territories, Kaur said "Pakistani prisoners are safe in Indian jails. We are...
  • Punjab Assembly passes 16 Bills in absence of Congress MLAs March 26, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab Assembly on Monday passed 16 bills, including Punjab Motor Vehicles Taxation (Amendment) Bill 2013 and Punjab Contract Farming Bill 2013 before the House was adjourned sine die. Meanwhile, the opposition party Congress on Monday continued to boycott the assembly proceedings of the Budget session in protest against the...
  • Bajwa advises Badal not to play politics in name of martyrs March 25, 2013

    Chandigarh: Strongly rebutting Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's statement that the Congress party did not observe martyr's day, Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa on Sunday advised him to desist from playing cheap politics in the name of martyrs. Badal had ridiculed the Congress on Saturday for not paying tribute to...
  • Bajwa gears up for swearing in as Punjab Congress chief March 19, 2013

    Chandigarh: Seeking to present a united picture of the party, new Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday appointed as many as 25 coordinators, including some loyalists of former PCC chief Amarinder Singh, who will take stock of his swearing-in ceremony preparations. Among the observers appointed on Monday include some...
  • Pakistan threaten to pull out of FIH Junior World Cup March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A miffed Pakistan has threatened to pull out of the FIH Junior World Cup to be held in India later this year, a day after the Indian government has cancelled the proposed bilateral series between the two nations. "We may pull out of the Junior WC to be held...
  • Punjab: Amarinder's aide resigns as PCC secretary March 6, 2013

    Chandigarh: A day after Congress leader Amarinder Singh was divested of the charge of party's Punjab unit chief, his close aide Major(retd) Amardeep Singh on Wednesday resigned as Pradesh Congress Committee secretary. Amardeep said, it was his "moral" duty to resign so that the new PCC president can constitute his...
  • Bajwa replaces Amarinder as Congress' Punjab chief March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday appointed Pratap Singh Bajwa as the new chief of its Punjab unit, replacing Amarinder Singh. Bajwa, Congress MP from Gurdaspur, has replaced Amarinder Singh, Congress general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi said in New Delhi. The exit of Amarinder Singh, a former chief minister and scion of the...
  • India to host Pakistan for hockey series in April March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan hockey team will step into India for a five-match series beginning April 5, which will end the seven-year hiatus of bilateral series between the two archrivals. The tour will see Pakistan take on India in five matches in Ranchi, Lucknow, Delhi, Mohali and Jalandhar from April...
  • Fund crunch may force Pakistan to skip Azlan Shah February 19, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan will not be able to send their national team for Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia next month and the junior team to Singapore unless the government released the promised funds, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has said. PHF secretary, Asif Bajwa said that the financial position of the body was...
  • Video: Malayalam film 'Manthrikan' teaser October 29, 2012

    'Manthrikan' is a Malayalam horror flick directed by Anil and starring Jayaram, Poonam Bajwa and Bhanu. ...
  • PHF claims HI wants to finalise bilateral series August 27, 2012

    Lahore: Under tremendous pressure following Pakistan hockey team's seventhplace finish at the London Olympics, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Monday tried to deflect the criticism by claiming that Hockey India (HI) had invited them to formalise a regular bilateral hockey series between the two countries. "Yes, Hockey India wants us...
  • Randeep Hooda is Kareena Kapoor's new fan and more August 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Randeep Hooda thinks that Kareena Kapoor has the lethal mix of looks and talent. The actor who will be seen with Kareena in Madhur Bhandarkars forthcoming film feels an actress should not only ooze sex appeal, but also score in the acting department. He might as well heap praises...