Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu who has been sentenced with one-year of rigourous imprisonment, has been taken to Rajindra hospital in Patiala, for medical checkup, on May 22. Sidhu has been imprisoned for "voluntarily causing hurt" in a 1988 road rage case, by Supreme Court. In the aforementioned case, Sidhu was acquitted in connection with the culpable homicide charges, and was slapped with a fine of Rs 1000.
Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao is in Delhi for his North India Tour, which started on May 21. Rao started the tour, to attend national-level programs, distribute compensation money to farmers, who died during farm-laws agitation and hold national-level political meetings. On May 22, CM KCR will visit Chandigarh and meet farmers' families. Later, Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Bhagwant Maan will visit Punjab. After Punjab, KCR will visit… read-more
Tota Singh, a senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) politician and former Punjab minister, died on May 21 at the age of 81 after a protracted illness at a private hospital in Mohali. In the Akali administration, Singh was the agriculture and education minister. SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal expressed sorrow at Singh's demise. Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, the leader of the Punjab Congress, also expressed his condolences.
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Navjot Singh Sidhu who surrendered before a Patiala court in a case of 1988 road rage, reportedly skipped his dinner on May 20. A jail authority stated that Sidhu said he "had food", however, he took his medicines. Furthermore, Sidhu will reportedly not receive any special meal in prison. He can however buy from jail canteen or cook. Furthermore, Sidhu will reportedly earn Rs 40 to 60 every day.
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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot spoke to Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and requested him to make arrangements for the repair of the damaged portion of Sirhind canal. He stated that water was scheduled to be distributed from the Indira Gandhi canal from May 21. However, water from the Sirhind feeder could not be released into the Indira Gandhi canal due to the damaged portion. Reportedly, Manna assured to take immediate measures.
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For the academic year 2022-23, Punjab Education Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said that his department will provide free uniforms to 15,49,192 government school pupils from Grades 1 to 8. The education department has issued a grant of Rs 92.95 crore for students. The school management committees (SMCs) will distribute the free uniforms. Education authorities were told by the minister not to buy uniforms from any specific store.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on May 17, asked the farm unions to stop 'mere sloganeering' and join hands with the state government for checking the depleting water table. Mann categorically said that his doors are open for talks with the farmers but hollow slogans can't break his firm resolution to check the further depletion of water table. Notably, he announced the purchasing of Basmati and Moongi Crop on MSP.
Indian badminton player Shreya Singla from Punjab's Bathinda won gold medal in the 24th Deaflympics in Brazil. Shreya defeated Japan in the finals and has made India proud. Sports Minister Anurag Thakur organised a lunch for the athletes as a token of encouragement and appreciation, said Shreya's father. With this, India has now bagged nine to ten medals at the event. Reportedly, Shreya is training for the upcoming Asian Games.
Senior leader Sunil Jakhar resigned from Congress on May 14 days after receiving a show-cause notice for reportedly anti-party practices. The former Punjab Congress leader announced his resignation and expressed his "Dil ki Baat." In the run-up to the Punjab assembly elections, he was critical of the party leadership. The grand old party suffered a blow on the second day of the current 3-day Chintan Shivir in Udaipur.
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The Punjab Police refused the suspect of "terror attack" or terror angle in the minor explosion, that happened outside the intelligence office of the Punjab Police on May 9. Mohali SP Ravinder Pal Singh said, "No casualty or loss happened. Our senior officers and FSL team are investigating it". Notably, the explosion was said to be due to sky rocket-type fire and can't be ignored, but police refused terrorist-attack angle.