He had in June 2021 announced that the party's chief ministerial face for the 2022 Punjab Assembly polls will be from the Sikh community, and said the entire Punjab will be proud of him.
The Punjab model will have a 10-point agenda which will include providing free power to people up to 300 units per billing cycle and controlling the drug menace, he said.
While granting Majithia the pre-arrest bail, Justice Gill also asked him to not to leave the country till the next date of hearing and share his live location with the investigating agency through WhatsApp.
Punjab's Chief Electoral Officer also requested political parties to strictly follow COVID-19 guidelines and encouraged them to opt for virtual campaigns, he stated.
Amid the sharp rise in Covid cases, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the state is braced up with adequate arrangements to contain the virus spread.
Instead of owning up the responsibility, they all are running away from it and passing it on to their juniors, which is cowardice and not true leadership, the former Punjab CM said.
According to sources, the three-member committee, constituted by the Union Home Ministry, is seeking full details about the sequence of events that unfolded during Modi's January 5 visit.
According to an official order, under the night curfew, movement of individuals for all non-essential activities will remain prohibited between 10 pm to 5 am. The new curbs come into force with effect from January 7 and will be applicable until further notice, the order said.
Sharma also reminded the PCC president that about a month and half ago he had not only opposed Kejriwal but even taunted his own Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi over freebies, claiming Punjab needed a new model.
The new Covid-restrictions were issued after Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi chaired a review meeting to take stock of the Covid situation in the state.
Remembering Kalpana Chawla, the defence minister described her as a symbol of women empowerment who “took a flight beyond imagination”.
Punjab elections: The state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu promised Rs 2000 for women home makers and eight LPG cylinders. Sidhu also promised two-wheelers to girls taking admission in colleges for further studies.
Sidhu while praising two party leaders had recently said they make a policeman "wet his pants". Later, he said his remark should not be taken literally as it's a way of saying that the Congress leaders "wield authority".
Sirsa had earlier quit the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and joined the BJP. Sirsa on Friday said he withdrew his resignation as a stopgap arrangement to address administrative issues and he will continue as the gurdwara panel chief till a new president is elected in the elections in January.
Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, on the advice of the chief minister, allocated and reallocated portfolios among the members of the Manohar Lal Khattar Council of Ministers on Wednesday consequent to the induction of two new ministers.
Vij will continue to hold the departments of Home, Health, Technical Education, Science and Technology. Notably, Vij was conspicuous by his absence at the oath-taking ceremony of the newly inducted Ministers.
Farmers under the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) had started their 'rail roko' stir on December 20 at various places, affecting the movement of several trains and causing inconvenience to passengers.
The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday announced 15 more candidates for the next year's Punjab assembly polls.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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