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Elections on mind: The politics behind 'Capt for 2022' gambit

Chandigarh, Feb. 24 -- Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Sunil Jakhar is not known for making off-the-cuff remarks.When Jakhar announced on Monday that incumbent CM Capt Amarinder Singh w... Read More


The politics behind 'Capt for 2022' gambit

India, Feb. 24 -- Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Sunil Jakhar is not known for making off-the-cuff remarks. When Jakhar announced on Monday that incumbent chief minister Capt Amar... Read More


Another setback: Party wins only 3% seats; Cheema sees silver lining

Chandigarh, Feb. 18 -- The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) went all-out to make an impression in the civic polls, but it put up a weak show. The principal opposition party failed to win any of the 116 urban lo... Read More


Winning run shows its solid grip on state

Chandigarh, Feb. 18 -- The Congress continued its winning run in Punjab with a near clean sweep in the local body elections across the state, benefitting from the farmers' protests. The ruling party'... Read More


Rs.350-crore grant for state's crop diversification plans

CHANDIGARH, Feb. 16 -- The Finance Commission has recommended a grant of Rs 350 crore to Punjab for crop diversification in the state with a view to reducing pollution caused by stubble burning and sa... Read More


Montek panel to submit final report next month, but doubts still remain

CHANDIGARH, Feb. 10 -- A group of experts headed by former deputy chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, whose initial recommendations on agriculture reforms have been rejected by the... Read More


Five years on, sixth pay panel report still not final

Chandigarh, Feb. 5 -- The Punjab government recently decided to give salary to all new recruits as per the central pay scales, but the pay revision of 7 lakh-odd existing state employees and pensioner... Read More


Rs.25,968-crore revenue deficit grant recommended for Punjab

Chandigarh, Feb. 2 -- The 15th Finance Commission headed by former bureaucrat NK Singh has recommended a revenue deficit grant of Rs.25,968 crore for Punjab from 2021-22 to 2025-26. The revenue defic... Read More


'Covid, change of in-charge behind delay in state party unit restructuring'

India, Jan. 21 -- Amid murmurs of discontent in a section, Congress president Sonia Gandhi had dissolved the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) and all district committees on January 21 last yea... Read More


AAP tries to put its act together in Punjab, but long road ahead

CHANDIGARH, Jan. 15 -- On this day exactly five years ago, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was on a roll. Its political show at the historic Maghi Mela in Muktsar had eclipsed the parallel rallies of establ... Read More