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Over 100 villages boycott Akalis

Moga: The unrest among the Sikh community is yet to die down as series of protests were held in various parts of the district today. Almost all educational institutes in the area remained closed for the seventh consecutive day. However, several business establishments were open in the city. The national/state highways and many link roads were blocked at 17 locations in the district. Public transport... 

Akalis versus BJP in the Pb assembly session

Ruchika M Khanna: Chandigarh: On a day when the Vidhan Sabha session began, inner wrangling within the SAD and BJP came to the fore during joint and separate meetings held by their legislators. While three of the four BJP ministers — Madan Mohan Mittal, Anil Joshi and Surjit Jiyani — came under fire from own party MLAs, Akali legislators targeted  Adesh Pratap Kairon over deletion of over five... 

Sukhbir priorities pvt buses than governance: Capt

BABA BAKALA (AMRITSAR), September 10: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today asked the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to spell out the measures he has planned for procurement of paddy that will start arriving in the mandis form the next month, lest it meets the same fate as the wheat that remained in the mandis for weeks together. The former Chief Minister also criticised... 

Bhattal, Capt trade charges of Akalis support

Varinder Singh with inputs from JPJI: Chandigarh: The ongoing ‘ceasefire’ between the former Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh and his arch-rival and the PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa notwithstanding, Senior Congress leader and former CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today launched a full-fledged war against veteran party leader Capt Amarinder Singh accusing him of “clinching a deal” with... 

Compare Delhi Budget with Punjab Budget: Phoolka

Ludhiana: Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and National Legal Head, Mr H.S Phoolka termed the first Delhi Budget presented in the Delhi Assembly as comprehensive, excellent and highly visionary. He labeled the budget as par excellence as compared to any Budget presented by any State Government or even the Centre. This Budget meant for welfare of all sections of the society in which not only the... 

Capt to Bajwa: Own up the responsibility of Dhuri defeat

Chandigarh: Maintaining that there was nothing for the Akalis to boast about in the Dhuri by-election result, Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today said a leader should have moral courage to own the responsibility for the consequences. Reacting to PCC president Bajwa blaming him for the defeat, the former Chief Minister asked, “What is he (Bajwa) there for if I am to... 

BJP Ministers to boycott Pb Cabinet meeting

Chandigarh: The Punjab BJP on Thursday decided to boycott the joint legislators’ meeting with the Akalis scheduled later in the evening and the cabinet meeting on Friday over the issue of police action in murder bid on Rajesh Joshi, brother of cabinet minister Anil Joshi. The decision was taken today afternoon in a meeting of the BJP state executive and the party legislators. A spokesperson of the... 

Akalis backed land acquisition bill for clean chit to Majithia: AAP

Ludhiana: H.S. Phoolka, Senior Leader of Aam Aadmi Party today condemned the passing of Land Acquisition Bill in Lok Sabha and asked people to exert pressure on the Government not to get it passed in Rajya Sabha. Phoolka said that it was surprising that the Akalis, who vehemently were opposing the bill in the past and who always claim to vouch for the interest of the farmers, were now supporting it.... 

Akalis open fire injure four including BJP Minister’s brother

Tarn Taran: Four persons were injured in a violent clash between Akali and BJP workers outside the SDM’s office here this morning where they had gone to sort out issues related to delimitation of wards. Former councillor Raja Joshi, who is brother of Local Bodies Minister Anil Joshi, was among those attacked. Gunshots were heard being fired into the air. The trouble began when a SAD delegation led... 

Through Amritsar rally Amarinder proves he being the real Capt of Punjab Congress

AMRITSAR: Through a massive show of strength wherein his loyalist leaders including 35 of the total 43 party MLAs, one after another projecting him as their “Boss & next Punjab Chief Minister” Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday sent a strong signal to the Congress high command that he was the apt choice to sail the party through in the January 2017 state assembly polls.   “This is the beginning... 

Where is PM’s crusade against drugs? Asks AAP

Chandigarh: AAP Punjab unit chief Sucha Singh Chhotepur said today that all sorts of politics was being enacted on the politico drama stage of Punjab on the issue of drugs both synthetic and natural. The recent transfer of the ED official Mr Niranjan Singh Investigating and interrogation in charge who grilled all the political leaders of Punjab summoned by ED in Jagdish Bhola Synthetic drug racket... 

Police, not Akalis, seem to be ruling Punjab: Dal Khalsa

Hoshiarpur: Dal Khalsa today asked Punjab’s Chief Minister and home minister Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Singh Badal to explain to the people as to why the police leadership was “authorized” to speak on their behalf on the issue of Sikh political prisoners. Party head H S Dhami and spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh questioned the political leadership to tell whether “Punjab is still... 

Capt Amarinder praises BSF, condemns Akalis

AMRITSAR: Condemning the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal for its attempts to malign the image of the Border Security Force, Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha and local MP Capt Amarinder today expressed his solidarity with the BSF personnel saying the Akali protests against the force could not have come at a wrong time as it (the BSF) was currently fighting the Pakistani rangers and army in Jammu and... 

Punjab BJP confronts ally Akalis on terror, drug links

Pawan Sharma: Chandigarh: Virtually playing the Opposition’s role in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday, an unusually furious Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launched a frontal attack on its alliance partner, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), over Akali chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Virsa Singh Valtoha’s admission of his past ‘terror links’. The saffron party asked chief minister Parkash... 

BJP partner with Akalis for ruining Punjab: Capt

AMRITSAR: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today demanded registration of criminal case against those responsible for the botched up eye surgeries that led to several people losing their eyesight. He rejected the monthly assistance of Rs 2000 announced by the state government for the victims saying, it is a cruel joke and there is no guarantee that the victims will continue... 

AISSF urges Akal Takht Jathedar to summon Novjot Sidhu

Amritsar: Former Member of Parliament (MP) from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu has landed himself in yet another controversy. Citing his address at the inaugural function of the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ludhiana, the All-India Sikh Students’ Federation (AISSF) has approached the Akal Takht chief, Giani Gurbachan Singh, alleging that Sidhu had distorted Gurbani. Sidhu refrained from commenting on the... 

I never knew you (Akalis) fall in category of looters: Navjot Sidhu

Amritsar: A day after the Shiromani Akali Dal asked BJP to “tame” its leader Navjot Singh Sidhu over his “outburst” against the ruling coalition partner, the former MP on Tuesday said his remarks were not directed at the Akalis but those who loot and plunder Punjab.   “What I had said was that the demons must be dealt with. Those who loot and plunder Punjab must go. If... 
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SAD looks for BSP as new poll-partner

Ruchika M Khanna: Chandigarh: Despite BJP’s tough posturing, the Akalis are unperturbed. They say they are capable of contesting elections on their own, if need be. Maheshinder Singh Grewal, adviser to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the party had the ability to win any election on its own. “The SAD does not need crutches for political survival. The party’s chief patron and president... 

Capt hails BJP’s demand for transfer of Chandigarh to Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Congress Deputy Leader in the e Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today welcomed the Punjab BJP’s demand seeking transfer of Chandigarh to Punjab. In a statement issued here today, Capt Amarinder said, “Chandigarh is very much a Punjab city and must be returned to Punjab”. He remarked, “good that the BJP has also endorsed the Rajiv-Longowal Accord and I hope it will be able to prevail... 

Anti-Sukhbir slogans dot Dussehra festival

Malout: A youth took to sloganeering against Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal at a Dasehra function presided over by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here today. The youth was seated in the front row opposite the stage where the dignitaries, including the Chief Minister, were sitting. He alleged a false criminal case was registered against him recently at the behest of the Akalis. He was... 
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Kanwar Sandhu’s take on purchase of votes by Akalis in Faridkot

The Tribune group of newspapers, Executive Editor, Kanwar Sandhu records his view on the alleged incident of purchase of votes by some Akali supporters in the Faridkot (reserve) constituency. Kanwar Sandhu also urges Election Commission of India to seriously get this matter probed by some senior bureaucrat from a state other than Punjab to reach the bottom of occurrence to avert such incidents in future... 

Rise of Sukhbir-led SAD brings cautious joy for BJP

Sanjay Sharma: CHANDIGARH: The rise of the Sukhbir Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) after virtually sweeping the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), routing the Congress-led Paramjit Sarna group, may appear to be good news for the BJP ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections, but may also caution the BJP strategists against a more demanding ally. Certain sections in the BJP believe that... 

Akalis play cheap politics: Dr SS Johl

Ruling Akalis have taken shelter behind the fact that Amitab’s mother belongs to a sikh family and he and other actors invited have taken no money from the government. The important point is that this heritage complex has already been inaugurated once earlier. Then what is the need now to inaugurate again and spend huge money on the function? It is cheap politics, the people must understand. The... 
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