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Plea before HC to exclude Haryana constituencies from SGPC elections | Chandigarh News – Times of India

Chandigarh: A petition has been filed before the Punjab and Haryana high court seeking directions to exclude the constituencies falling within Haryana for the purpose of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) polls. The petition is expected to come up for hearing on Wednesday, Baldev Singh Sirsa (75), a resident of Khanwal village in Punjab’s Amritsar […]

Punjab Saw 385% Surge In Fake Mgnregs Job Cards | Chandigarh News – Times of India

Chandigarh: Punjab has witnessed a 385% surge in identification and cancellation of fake job cards under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in the last two fiscal years.The state contributes to over 71% of such identified fraudulent cards in the region under the demand-driven wage employment scheme aimed at enhancing the livelihood security […]

Haryana’s Accidental Death Rate Among Highest: NCRB Report | Chandigarh News – Times of India

Chandigarh: Contrary to the road and rail safety claims, the National Crime Records Bureau’s report has exposed Haryana to have the fourth maximum death rate in these and other accidents.Haryana (53.5) is placed after Ladakh(78.7), Puducherry (65.7), and Chhattisgarh (56.4) on this chart, followed by Maharashtra (53), Andaman and Nicobar Islands (51.8), and Madhya Pradesh […]

Punjab Government Salaries Delayed | Strike by PSMSU | – Times of India

Chandigarh: With the Punjab government employees yet to receive their November salary due to the ongoing strike by the Punjab State Ministerial Services Union (PSMSU), the cabinet sub-committee headed by finance minister Harpal Singh Cheema finally called the union for a meeting on Tuesday.The employees of over 50 departments have been on a pen-down strike […]

Punjab Records Highest Drug Overdose Deaths in India: NCRB Data | Chandigarh News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Punjab recorded the highest number of 144 drug overdose deaths in the country last year, followed by 117 in Rajasthan and 74 in Madhya Pradesh, according to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report released on Monday.Overall, as many as 681 persons, including 116 women, lost their lives due to drug overdose in the […]

SGPC not to withdraw mercy plea for Rajoana | Chandigarh News – Times of India

Amritsar: Panthic representatives have decided not to withdraw the mercy petition filed by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for death row convict Balwant Singh Rajoana. They have also appealed to Rajoana, convicted for the 1995 assassination of former CM Beant Singh, to withdraw his proposed hunger strike in jail.Talking to media after a meeting of […]

Faction-Ridden Haryana Congress: Lessons from Election Results | Chandigarh News – Times of India

Chandigarh: Election results of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan have given the faction-ridden Haryana Congress a serious reason for introspection.Be it state Congress legislature party (CLP) leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda or his detractors — party’s general secretary Selja, Rajya Sabha MP Randeep Surjewala, and former minister Kiran Choudhary — no one can now overlook the […]

No Criminal Proceedings Without Dishonest Intent: Punjab and Haryana High Court | Chandigarh News – Times of India

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana high court has held that a mere breach of contract or agreement, in absence of a dishonest intention from the beginning of the transaction, cannot give rise to criminal proceedings.“Unless and until the dishonest intention is present right at the beginning for the performance or entrustment in terms of any […]