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Punjab orders probe after Akali leaders pocket Rs 100 crore compensation

Chandigarh, June 24

The Punjab government on Friday ordered a vigilance probe into an alleged scam in which leaders of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, their family members and associates pocketed Rs 100 crore in compensation for land acquired for road construction projects.

Supreme Court okays 'Udta Punjab' release

New Delhi, June 16

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere with a Bombay High Court order allowing the release of Bollywood film "Udta Punjab", set to hit the screens on Friday.

We never opposed 'Udta Punjab': Punjab

Kolkata, June 14

The Punjab government on Tuesday said it has never opposed the film "Udta Punjab" and that the controversy relating to it was between the Central Board of Film Certification and the film's makers.

Own up AAP's role in 'Udta Punjab': Akali Dal

Chandigarh, June 11

Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday asked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to accept his party's role in the making of the controversial film 'Udta Punjab'.

Censoring films can hurt government as much as press consorship

New Delhi

The "Udta Punjab" controversy shows some of the worst manifestations of governance in the country. First, it highlights the failure of the Punjab government led by the Akali Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to check the drug menace.

AAP seeks financial emergency in Punjab

Chandigarh, June 10

Claiming that Punjab was reeling under a whopping debt of Rs 2.25 lakh crore, the AAP on Friday demanded financial emergency in the state ahead of the 2017 assembly elections.

Akalis, BJP distance themselves from 'Udta Punjab' row

Chandigarh, June 9

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday asked the opposition to stop spreading canards about a ban on the release of "Udta Punjab" movie.

Punjab to conduct drugs test for police recruitment

Chandigarh, June 1

While being in a denial mode over the prevalence of drug addition in the state, the Punjab government on Wednesday said that it will conduct drugs test on candidates applying for jobs in the Punjab Police.

With elections in mind, Akali Dal becomes religious

Chandigarh, May 29

Having been in power for nearly 10 years at a stretch may have given a lot of political and administrative experience to Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, but the outfit seems to be becoming 'religious minded' as the state's assembly polls draw closer.

World's biggest rooftop solar plant inaugurated in Punjab

New Delhi

Beas (Punjab), May 17 *IANS) Touted to be the biggest one of its kind in the world, the 11.5 MW rooftop solar energy plant was inaugurated on Tuesday by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at the Radha Soami sect headquarters here.

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