Bathinda: After his defeat within the latest Meeting elections, former Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal has stayed away from lively politics and chosen to go overseas. Even his workplace within the metropolis seldom sees guests. To make issues worse, his core group of leaders that loved good positions throughout his tenure has jumped ship, becoming a member of his bête noire Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, who was elevated because the PCC president lately. Through the polls, Warring had brazenly appealed to individuals to defeat all Badals, together with Manpreet.

At cross functions

Ludhiana: Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann lately launched an anti-corruption helpline, urging individuals to share complaints by importing video/audio recordings of such incidents to help their declare. Nonetheless, a poster lately got here up on the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, “warning” guests towards indulging in videography or clicking of images on the premises. This not solely goes towards the CM’s coverage of constructing Punjab corruption-free, but in addition makes issues more durable for residents to lodge anti-graft complaints.

Aiming for the sky

Gurdaspur: Brimming with youthful exuberance, Arjun Partap Singh, son of ex-MLA Fateh Jung Bajwa, is certainly chasing a Himalayan dream. Earlier this month, he teamed up with Nepalese mountaineer Nimsdai Purja, the protagonist of film ‘14 Peaks: Nothing Is Not possible’ and began chasing his dream of scaling Mount Everest. Ten days later, he climbed to an altitude of twenty-two,000 toes. The summit is at 28,000 toes. Past 22,000 toes, Arjun was not allowed to go as he didn’t have the permissions from native authorities. He has now chalked out an elaborate coaching schedule below supervision of main mountaineers. He plans to scale the summit someday subsequent 12 months.

Cong’s predicament

Gurdaspur: Navjot Singh Sidhu continues to befuddle the political class. All people is guessing his subsequent transfer. His social gathering colleagues declare he’s making a scenario the place the AICC expels him. He can then play the ‘sufferer card’. Others say he’s confused and groping in the dead of night. That he has the required resilience and toughness to bounce again from any scenario is past doubt. His resolution to skip Amrinder Singh Raja Warring’s set up ceremony as PCC chief and subsequently assembly CM Bhagwant Mann are solely including to the confusion. Cricket author Harsha Bhogle as soon as wrote: “Sidhu has the thoughts of a poet and the hardness of a rock.” Allow us to see if he lives as much as Bhogle’s phrases.

On the receiving finish

Amritsar: A pair of doves had a ‘style’ of VIP tradition on a sizzling Might night through the inauguration of an artwork set up at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama, amid the sprawling Rambagh backyard, right here. Mayor Karamjeet Rintu was speculated to unveil a Mom’s Day artwork set up and launch a pair of doves on the event, which bought delayed by over an hour with all the VIP cavalcade coming in late. After a wait of over an hour, the birds lastly bought their second of freedom and the VIP photo-op! 

Contributed by Sukhmeet Bhasin, Manav Mander, Ravi Dhaliwal & Neha Saini

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