Young Indian job seekers fume over shortened military contracts

Arrah, India, July 6 (Reuters): Prem Prakash has been trying for five years to get a job in India’s armed forces, which used to provide employment for 17 years to the lucky few who passed the exams and physical tests. But since the government announced a new recruitment system for the military aimed at making… Continue reading Young Indian job seekers fume over shortened military contracts

Will fight tooth and nail if Sidhu is made CM, says Captain Amarinder

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], September 22 (ANI): Ahead of Assembly polls, former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that if Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu is elevated to the post of Chief Minister, he would fight tooth and nail. “I will fight the elevation of Sidhu to Punjab chief ministership tooth and… Continue reading Will fight tooth and nail if Sidhu is made CM, says Captain Amarinder

Charanjit Singh Channi to be next Punjab CM, to take oath on Sep 20

Chandigarh, September 19 (PTI): The Congress picked Charanjit Singh Channi as the next chief minister of Punjab on Sunday, a day after Amarinder Singh resigned following a bitter power tussle in the party. Channi will be the first Dalit to hold the chief minister’s post in the state. He will take oath at 11 am… Continue reading Charanjit Singh Channi to be next Punjab CM, to take oath on Sep 20

Punjab CM-designate Charanjit Singh Channi reaches Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh

Chandigarh [India], September 19 (ANI): Charanjit Singh Channi, who has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab, reached the Governor’s house here on Sunday to meet Governor Banwarilal Purohit to stake a claim to form the government, a day after the resignation of Amarinder Singh. Earlier today, Congress’ in… Continue reading Punjab CM-designate Charanjit Singh Channi reaches Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh

Charanjeet Singh Channi elected as Punjab Congress Legislature Party leader, set to take over as CM

Chandigarh [India], September 19 (ANI): Charanjit Singh Channi has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab and is set to take over as next chief minister following Captain Amarinder Singh’s resignation. “It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Sh. Charanjit Singh Channi has been unanimously elected as the… Continue reading Charanjeet Singh Channi elected as Punjab Congress Legislature Party leader, set to take over as CM

Sukhjinder Randhawa seeks time to meet Punjab Governor: Sources

Chandigarh [India], September 19 (ANI): Congress leader Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, who is likely to become the next Chief Minister after the resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh, has sought time for a meeting with Governor Banwarilal Purohit, said sources on Sunday. “Congress leader Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has sought time for a meeting with Governor Banwarilal Purohit… Continue reading Sukhjinder Randhawa seeks time to meet Punjab Governor: Sources

Amarinder wrote to Sonia before quitting as CM, expressed anguish at political events

New Delhi, September 19 (PTI): Hours before resigning as the Punjab chief minister, Amarinder Singh wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, expressing anguish over recent developments and concern that they may cause instability in the state. Singh had on Saturday written to Gandhi, apprising her of his decision. He said the political events of the… Continue reading Amarinder wrote to Sonia before quitting as CM, expressed anguish at political events

Punjab: Congress Legislative Party requests Sonia Gandhi to choose next CM

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], September 18 (ANI): The Congress Legislative Party (CLP) unanimously passed a resolution to give party president Sonia Gandhi power to nominate the new Chief Minister of Punjab after Captain Amarinder Singh stepped down, said Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat on Saturday. Addressing media after the CLP meeting in Punjab, Rawat said the… Continue reading Punjab: Congress Legislative Party requests Sonia Gandhi to choose next CM

After Punjab CM Amarinder Singh’s resignation, AAP calls Congress ‘sinking Titanic’

New Delhi [India], September 18 (ANI): As Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh stepped down from his post on Saturday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) co-incharge for Assembly Elections 2022 Raghav Chadha called Congress the “sinking Titanic” and said that the governance of Punjab has come to a grinding halt. “In the Game of Thrones that… Continue reading After Punjab CM Amarinder Singh’s resignation, AAP calls Congress ‘sinking Titanic’

Amarinder Singh: The man who put Congress back on saddle in Punjab

New Delhi, September 18 (PTI): One of the strongest regional satraps of the Congress, Amarinder Singh was the leader who put the party back in the saddle in Punjab after an intensely fought poll battle that decimated the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and crushed the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) dream of expanding its footprint beyond… Continue reading Amarinder Singh: The man who put Congress back on saddle in Punjab