Punjab Politics News
Akalis to be blamed for distress sale of paddy by farmers: Bajwa
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa has alleged that farmers were being harassed and fleeced in mandis as their paddy was being procured at least Rs 300 per quintal less than the minimum support price (MSP). Bajwa urged the Punjab Government to at least ensure that support price was paid to the farmers if it was unable to give them bonus.
Cong seeks FIR against Gabria
LUDHIANA: T he opposition Congress on Thursday demanded the registration of an FIR against former minister and Ludhiana district planning committee chair man Hira Singh Gabria, who has been indicted for misuse of discretionary funds disbursed when he was the cabinet minister (2007-12) by an inquiry conducted by the rural development department.
Rahul sizing up UPA work in key ministries
NEW DELHI: In a rare political review of the performance of the nine-year old UPA government, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has started a series of meetings on key ministries.
Tewari questions Sukhbir on industrial sops issue
LUDHIANA: Continuing the fight between the Congress and the ruling SAD-BJP in the state over the Centre’s recent move to extend industrial sops to neighbouring Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakahand and Jammu and Kashmir, union minister for information and broadcasting Manish Tewari on Tuesday questioned deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal’s silence when the latter was the industy minister at the Centre.
Union Minister promises relief to Ludhiana industry
Ludhiana : KH Muniyappa, Union Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), said he was seized of the problems afflicting the Ludhiana industry and on how SAFTA was being misused by countries like China to dump thier goods in India.
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