Punjab Assembly

  • 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...
  • Punjab govt misusing central funds: Tewari November 24, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Congress on Saturday accused the Parkash Singh Badal government in Punjab with misusing central funds. "I will give the example of my own constituency (Ludhiana) where three years back Rs 50 crore was released for cleaning of the Buddah Nullah. Where that money has vanished, no one knows,"...
  • Assembly polls fallout: Feud in Punjab Congress April 4, 2012

    Chandigarh: Factional feud in Congress in Punjab in the wake of party's debacle in assembly poll came to the fore on Wednesday as some senior leaders walked out of a meeting presided over by PCC President Amarinder Singh. Seventy one candidates who lost the state Assembly elections held recently in Punjab...
  • Punjab polls: Cong yet to announce candidates' name December 25, 2011

    Chandigarh: The Congress is yet to announce its candidates for the January 30 Punjab Assembly polls, even as ruling Shiromani Akali Dal has already announced its first list of candidates. "We will announce the candidates' name in the next 3-4 days," Congress in-charge for Punjab, Gulchain Singh Charak said in Chandigarh...
  • Single-phase polling in Punjab on January 30 December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday announced that the elections for 117 seats in Punjab assembly will be held on January 30. The battle for Punjab is a straight fight with the alliance of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) contesting elections against the Congress. It...
  • Punjab Assembly Speaker named in multi-crore job scam December 11, 2009

    Chandigarh/New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday said it was waiting for the Punjab government's approval to prosecute state Assembly Speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon in a corruption case. The investigating agency had accused Kahlon of misusing his political position to illegally appoint over 900 panchayat secretaries during his...
  • MLAs break law and order inside Punjab Assembly December 8, 2009

    Chandigarh: Legislators of Punjab's ruling Akali Dal and Opposition Congress on Tuesday got into a scuffle inside the Assembly over the issue of the deteriorating law and order situation in the state. The free-for-all started when Congress legislators moved towards Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal while...
  • Sukhbir Badal quits as Punjab Deputy Chief Minister July 1, 2009

    Chandigarh: Sukhbir Singh Badal resigned as Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Wednesday, less than six months after being sworn in as second in command to his father Parkash Singh Badal. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal confirmed that his son had put in his papers. Badal junior resigned within six months of being sworn...
  • Taliban claim responsibility for Lahore blast, 50 held May 28, 2009

    Islamabad: The Taliban have claimed responsibility for Wednesday's car bomb blast that left 24 people dead and over 200 injured as over 50 suspects were arrested for the terror attack. More than 50 people have been arrested in connection with the suicide blast at Rescue-15 building in Lahore's Civil Lines area,...
  • Hospitals barred from discharging Lahore blast injured May 27, 2009

    Lahore: The police have barred hospitals in Lahore from discharging those injured in a car bomb blast on Wednesday that killed an estimated 40 people and wounded over 100. The wounded people would be released after investigations, police sources told Geo TV. The car, which was packed with about 100 kg of...
  • Chronology: Recent major attacks in Pakistan May 27, 2009

    A look at some recent major attacks in Pakistan or blamed on Pakistan-based militants: May 27, 2009: A suicide car bomber targets buildings housing police and intelligence offices in the eastern city of Lahore, killing about 30 and injuring more than 100. March 30, 2009: Gunmen armed with rifles and hand grenades...
  • 26 killed in Lahore bombing May 28, 2009

    LATEST REPORT Islamabad, Karachi, Rawalpindi on high alert post Lahore attack Interior Minister Rehman Malik says militants are turning to cities after defeat in Swat Reports suggest ISI office was the target Three people have been arrested in connection with the blast Reports say four attackers are holed up in Capital City Police Office...
  • Apex court stays Amarinder's plea over his expulsion September 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today issued a notice to the Punjab government on a petition filed by former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh challenging his expulsion from the state assembly. The apex court also issued a notice to Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal in his personal capacity. A bench headed by Justice S...
  • Post expulsion, former Punjab CM leaves for London September 13, 2008

    Chandigarh: A day after his expulsion from the Punjab Assembly, former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh left for London on Thursday night. A Ludhiana court gave him permission to do so on medical grounds. Amarinder Singh faces trial on corruption charges at the Ludhiana court. Fearing arrest,...
  • Amarinder Singh vows to fight against Badal September 10, 2008

    Chandigarh: Former Punjab chief minister and senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh has been disqualified from the Punjab Assembly for a period of three and a half years but the leader don’t seem to have given up. Singh was held guilty in a land scam and the Congress is calling the...
  • Amarinder Singh expelled from Punjab Assembly September 10, 2008

    Chandigarh: Congress leader and former chief minister Amarinder Singh was on Wednesday expelled from the Punjab Assembly after being indicted by a House committee in a graft case and his seat declared vacant. The resolution was moved by ruling Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Harish...
  • Terror attacks mark Pak polls; candidate killed February 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistan witnessed a violent start to the general elections on Monday as a PML-N candidate was shot dead in Lahore while a blast hit a polling booth in Swat Valley, even before the voting began. Polling has not been smooth. Four people dead so far and more than 40...
  • Amarinder Singh's amorous affair rocks Punjab Assembly December 26, 2007

    Chandigarh: What's blossoming between Pakistani journalist Aroosa Alam and former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh? The ruling Akalis and even sections of Singh's Congress are asking this question. The murmurs began as the two were spotted together on a number of occasions. On Monday, the question was posed even in...