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Anirudh Tewari Takes Over As Punjab's Chief Secretary

Sep 23, 2021 Harish Manav

Tewari has served in various capacities in the State as well as in the Central Government. Currently, he was serving as the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Governance Reforms in Government of Punjab.

Puppy Love! Abhinav Bindra Gifts Neeraj Chopra 'Tokyo', Inspires Athletics Golden Boy For 'Paris'

Sep 23, 2021 Koushik Paul

Beijing 2008 gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra presented Tokyo Olympics javelin champion, Neeraj Chopra, a golden retriever named 'Tokyo'.


Charanjit Singh Channi Takes Oath As 16th Punjab CM, Rahul Gandhi Attends Swearing-In

Two deputy CMs Sukhjinder Randhawa and OP Soni also took oath in the ceremony. Ex-CM Capt Amrinder Singh gave the ceremony a miss.

Three-Time MLA Sukhjinder Randhawa To Be The Next CM of Punjab

Sep 19, 2021 Harish Manav

In the outgone cabinet of Captain Amarinder Singh, Minister for Prisons and Cooperation Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa (62) is a Jat Sikh face, three-time Congress MLA from Gurdaspur district in Majha region of Punjab. He became an MLA in 2002, 2007 and 2017.


In Probable List Of Punjab CM Contenders, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa Says ‘Never Hankered After Posts’

A minister in the earlier Captain Amarinder Singh led Congress government in Punjab, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said he is a ‘Congressman’.

19 September, 2021

Congress Cancels Legislature Party Meeting, High Command Likely To Announce Punjab CM Directly

Harish Manav

In the race for CM, there has been an influx of MLAs from Sunil Jakhar's house since morning, while the meeting of MLAs is also going on at Sukhjinder Randhawa's house. It is believed that Jakhar could be the Chief Minister as a Hindu face, while Randhawa could be made the Deputy Chief Minister.


19 September, 2021

Mystery Continues Over New Punjab CM; CLP Meeting Deferred

Outlook Web Desk

The Punjab Congress Legislative Party meeting was slated at 11 am on Sunday, however it has been deferred.


18 September, 2021

‘Sidhu Colluded With Pakistan, High Command Humiliated Me’: Amarinder Singh After Resigning As Punjab CM

Harish Manav

Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh said that he will not leave active politics after his resignation, but will decide his new platform after discussing with his supporters.


18 September, 2021

Punjab Congress MLAs Authorise Sonia Gandhi To Name The New CM; Decision Likely Today

Harish Manav

AICC general secretary and in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat and two party observers from Delhi-- Harish Chaudhary and Ajay Maken –also participated in the CLP meeting.


18 September, 2021

Amarinder Singh Quits As Punjab Chief Minister Amid Rift In Congress, Says 'Humiliated'

Harish Manav

The Congress high command was learnt to have asked Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to resign ahead of the crucial Punjab Assembly elections 2022.


18 September, 2021

Amarinder Singh vs Navjot Sidhu: AICC Calls Congress MLAs Meet Amid Rift In Party

Outlook Web Desk

The announcement was made by Congress general secretary Harish Rawat.


17 September, 2021

Poll SOP: Punjab Announced Free Health Insurance Cover For 15 Lakh Families Left Out Of Ayushman Scheme

Harish Manav

The Chief Minister announced his decision at the virtual cabinet meeting, where the Health Department had proposed bringing these families into the government schemes cover on co-sharing basis, which would have required the beneficiaries to pay for part of the expense.


15 September, 2021

Punjab CM Issues High Alert As Police Apprehend 4 More In Oil Tanker Blast Case

Harish Manav

Taking a serious note of the increased attempts by terror groups to disturb the state’s peace, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the police to be on high alert.


13 September, 2021

CM Amarinder Singh Urges Agitating Farmers To Not Hold Protests In Punjab

Harish Manav

In an address, Captain Amarinder Singh said that the state and its entire population stood like a rock with the farmers. He added that farmers should now desist from holding protests across the state.


11 September, 2021

Farmers Call Off Protest In Karnal As Haryana Govt Orders Probe Into Aug 28 Incident

Outlook Web Desk

The probe will be conducted by a retired judge, Haryana Additional Chief Secretary Devender Singh told the media in Karnal and it will be completed within a month while former SDM Ayush Sinha will remain on leave during the time


10 September, 2021

Farmer Bodies Urge Political Parties To Suspend Poll Campaign In Punjab

Outlook Web Desk

The farmers bodies have appealed political parties to suspend their poll campaign until the time poll schedule is out, so that focus remains on their protest.


10 September, 2021

Employees Failing To Get First COVID-19 Shot Will Be Sent On Leave In Punjab

Outlook Web Desk

The state government has announced the move against continued vaccine hesitancy.


10 September, 2021

Congress Faces Flak From Haryana Child Rights Body For Using Minor In Protest

Outlook Web Desk

Terming it as cruelty and public shaming of the child, the Commission issued notice on Thursday.


Photo Gallery

Commuters stand near the caved-in portion of a road after heavy rainfall, in Shimla.

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People carry a man who was injured in police lathi-charge during an agitation against an eviction drive, in Darrang district. The drive was carried out to evict illegal encroachers from the government land.

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President Ram Nath Kovind during the virtual presentation ceremony of National Service Scheme Awards for the year 2019-20, in New Delhi.

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An man who was injured in police firing and lathi-charge during an agitation against an eviction drive, at Dholpur in Darrang district. The drive was carried out to evict illegal encroachers from the government land.

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Police attempt to disperse the people protesting against an eviction drive in Darrang district. The drive was carried out to evict illegal encroachers from the government land.

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