AMRITSAR: Taking on the Punjab government on the issue of advance tax being imposed on stocks belonging to traders, local bodies minister Anil Joshi on Thursday gave an ultimatum to the state government saying he would lead an agitation with traders in case the government failed to withdraw the tax by Monday.
JALANDHAR: Punjab Congress spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Thursday submitted a complaint against revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia to the enforcement directorate (ED) here, alleging that the latter received hawala money to the tune of ₹ 70 lakh from money launderer Gurmeet Manchanda.
CHANDIGARH: Raising concerns over the functioning of the state police, Leader of the Opposition in the Vidhan Sabha Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday said the police were supposed to safeguard interests of the common man but it had become a weapon in the hands of party in power.
Muktsar : Congress activists today lodged a protest demonstration against the state government for “falsely” implicating Gidderbaha MLA Amarinder Singh ‘Raja Warring’ in a drug smuggling case. They also burnt an effigy of the government and raised slogans against the Mansa SSP.
Chandigarh : The main Opposition Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout of the Vidhan Sabha to protest against the continuation of levying property tax in the state.
Mohali : Akali Dal leader Harjinder Singh, a resident of Balongi, was today arrested for allegedly making an attempt to grab a plot belonging to Brigadier Nawab Singh Heer (retd), now a Canada-based NRI. Harjinder Singh has been arrested on charges of cheating and criminal conspiracy. At least five accused had tried to grab Brigadier Heer’s one-kanal plot (number 75) in Sector 71 by preparing fake documents, including a driving licence, a voter card and a PAN card.
NEW DELHI: When minister DV Sadananda Gowda stood up in the Lok Sabha to present his maiden railway budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stamp was hard to miss.
London : A 50-year-old Sikh ringleader of a gang, who kidnapped a woman in Britain and fled to India, has been sentenced by a UK court to five years in jail after he was extradited.