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Farmers force Harsimrat to change route

Gurdeep Singh Mann: Bathinda: Member of Parliament from Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal today visited various villages of Bathinda and Maur Mandi amid protests and heated arguments between villagers over the issue of development. While farmers in Jethuke village had already launched a vehement protest ahead of the MP’s visit, the residents of Rajgarh Kubbe village of Maur entered into heated arguments. The... 

Slogans of ‘Saada Khwaab Navaa Punjab’ at AAP rally

The Aam Aadmi Party held a hugely successful conference at the Chhapar Mela today.  The conference addressed by AAP heavyweights like Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh, Jarnail Singh, Sucha Singh Chhotepur, Prof Sadhu Singh and Bhagwant Mann drew overwhelming response from the people of Punjab. The jam packed venue and the resounding applause of the audience to every  word of the Aam Aadmi Party leadership... 

Congress needs no alliance in Punjab: Capt

AMARKOT (TARN TARAN), September 15: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today said that the Congress did not need any allies or alliance in Punjab as it was already in a strong position to wrest power from the Akali-BJP alliance on its own. Addressing a massive rally organised by the Tarn Taran district Congress Committee president Sukhpal Bhullar and Khem Karan assembly segment... 

Gandhi exposes Mann for his greed to become AAP Punjab chief

Gagan K Teja: Patiala: Trouble continues within the Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab unit. It has now landed in a fresh controversy with an audio clip allegedly of Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann criticising the party leadership going viral. The four-minute conversation between Mann and AAP’s suspended Patiala Member Parliament Dr Dharamvira Gandhi dates back to the eve of the oath-taking ceremony of party convener... 

SAD student wing SOI sweeps PU polls

Chandigarh: ShiromaniAkali Dal SAD’s wing Student Organisation of India (SOI) led alliance swept the Panjab University Campus Student Council elections on Wednesday, by bagging all four seats. On all four posts, the alliance’s panel won by the margin nearly double or more than double, defeating its opponents, especially NSUI, the youth wing of the Congress and winner for last two consecutive years. This... 
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Don’t vote for Badals backed SOI: Kuljit Nagra

Here is content of Kuljit Nagra’s appeal for PU Students:  My Dear Students, Today I am just communicating to you all through this open letter when you are ready to go for the polls in this prestigious institution. This premier institute has made names across the globe and pan India too. It has produced one of finest educationists and political leaders who have achieved the highest success in... 

From Tihar jail to Bathinda jail – Chautala may find way for comfort zone

Pawan Sharma: Chandigarh: Former Haryana chief minister and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) supreme leader Om Prakash Chautala, who is lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail, is likely to be transferred to the Bathinda district prison in Punjab, according to the government sources. Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and he are close friends with strong family relations. Even though in Punjab, Badal’s Shiromani... 

PU panel report backs student polls in Pb

Jupinderjit Singh: Chandigarh: Thirty-two years after Punjab banned student polls in universities and colleges, a renewed attempt is being made to make campuses politically active. A resolution by a committee of Punjab University, the lone varsity where elections were held regularly, has recommended lifting the ban in more than 180 colleges affiliated to it. The state government is yet to take a final... 

Bains brothers to launch new political party

ROPAR: Two independent legislators, who had been vocal against the policies of the Parkash Singh Badal government in Punjab, on Tuesday announced to float a new political party . Balwinder Singh Bains, an independent MLA from Ludhiana South assembly seat, who has recently set up a social platform ‘Insaaf Group’, said here that he and his brother Simarjit Singh Bains, also an MLA from Atam... 
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AAP beneficiary of Congress decimation: Badal

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal said here today that the SAD performance in the just concluded assembly elections in Delhi had shown an improvement over the previous elections, in terms of both vote-share and the number of votes polled by the party’s candidates. “The sole reason for this increase not being converted into seats was the transfer of all Congress... 

Delhi voters reject Modi’s divisive politics, give landslide victory to Kejriwal

New Delhi: The wise voters of Delhi rejected the divisive politics of Modi-Shah duo and gave a massive mandate to Arvind Kejriwal led AAP. AAP decimated the BJP and the Congress by recording a landslide victory and is set to secure 67 of the 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections, halting the Narendra Modi juggernaut in its tracks. Arvind Kejriwal, the former Revenue Service officer who led his party... 

SAD-BJP’s old seat arrangement for MC poll to continue: CM

Sangrur: Terming that the SAD-BJP alliance was fully geared up for the ensuing elections for Municipal Corporations and Councils in the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today said that both the alliance partners would successfully contest these elections together. Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of the Sangat Darshan in Dhuri assembly segment here today,... 

BJP alluring voters with money, liquor: AAP

New Delhi: The AAP-BJP bitter spat on Thursday saw the Aam Aadmi Party accusing the saffron party of trying to “buy votes” ahead of February 7 Assembly polls by distributing money and free liquor. “We have information that the BJP is distributing money, liquor and non-vegetarian food to the public and they are also seizing voter identity cards of poor,” AAP leader Ashutosh alleged. “We also... 

Would Kejriwal again wear the crown of Delhi CM?

New Delhi: Enjoying the overwhelming support of minorities especially Muslims, Sikhs and Christians; backed by the poor and downtrodden and having penetrated deep into the hearts of youths and those who want to change the corrupt system, Aam Aadmi Party AAP is all set to gain in the Delhi assembly poll. Blooming with confidence and energy, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is aggressively pitching... 

Punjab schools exams to begin after Feb 27

SAS NAGAR: As urban local bodies elections of Punjab’s six municipal corporations (MC) and 123 municipal councils/nagar panchayats are set to clash with the annual school examinations across the state, the reluctant education department has decided to reschedule the “annual and board examinations” and start it at least two days after the February 25 deadline the Punjab government has set before... 
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CM sounds poll bugle in Dhuri constituency

Dhuri: A day after Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker accepted the resignation by Congress MLA Arvind Khanna, Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal started preparation for by-poll from Dhuri assembly constituency by holding a Sangat Darshan programme and doling out freebies. Addressing people from different villages of the Dhuri assembly segment on the first day of sangat darshan program, the CM, however, said that... 

Ex-DGP ready to give names of Punjab drug lords to court

CHANDIGARH: Former Punjab DGP (prisons) Shashi Kant on Friday informed the Punjab and Haryana high court that he was willing to submit a sworn affidavit giving out the names of drug lords figuring in a list that was submitted to the chief minister in 2007. Shashi Kant made these submissions during the resumed hearing of the ongoing drug haul case before a division bench headed by Justice S K Mittal.... 

NRIs can now vote in Indian elections without coming here

Dhananjay Mahapatra: NEW DELHI: Non-resident Indians (NRIs) will soon be able to cast their vote through electronic-ballots or through their nominees residing in India but will not be able to exercise their franchise through the novel method during the coming Delhi assembly polls. The Union government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it had accepted Election Commission’s recommendation... 

Sensex on top of 5 years performance

MUMBAI: Riding high on the sentiments, the stock market is gearing up for its best performance in five years with a rally of over 6,000 points in the benchmark Sensex in 2014 — which also saw the investors’ wealth hitting Rs 100 trillion level for the first time in history. With just four days of trading left this year, the Sensex has rallied by nearly 29 per cent so far in 2014 with a... 

SAD jugaad of Badals to fill family coffers: Manpreet Badal

After an extended hibernation since his none-too-impressive performance in the May Lok Sabha elections, People’s Party of Punjab founder Manpreet Singh Badal, estranged nephew of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, is back in action, doing what he is good at – railing against the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP government on just about any issue that comes his way. In a renewed strategy to resurrect him... 

SAD fraudulently registered as political party: Claims PIL

New Delhi: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had obtained its registration by “fraud” and this should be cancelled, the Delhi High Court has been told. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw was also informed by counsel for social worker and Socialist Party of India vice president Balwant Singh Khera, who filed the PIL seeking cancellation of registration, that... 

Valtoha to Dr Sidhu: Better you resign than harming SAD-BJP alliance

Amritsar: Punjab chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Virsa Singh Valtoha today said Amritsar East MLA Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu should resign as CPS if she had any problems but should not try to harm the SAD-BJP coalition to further the personal ambitions of her family. Urging Mrs Sidhu not to live in a fool’s paradise, Mr Valtoha said the CPS was free to day dream about the future role of her husband... 

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... 

BJP mulls to contest 2017 assembly poll without tie-up with SAD: Grewal

New Delhi: National Secretary BJP Kisan Morcha and Prabhari Himachal Pradesh Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal said that the Shiromani Akali Dal , Badal must take lessons from the poll outcome in Haryana. He said the SAD , Badal should know that its experiment of having a coalition with other parties had failed to bring any harm to Bharatiya Janata Party. Grewal said that BJP has emerged stronger despite... 

Badal congratulates Modi, Shah for BJP win

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on their party’s strong showing in key elections to Haryana and Maharashtra assemblies. The Chief Minister, in a statement, expressed hope that the new governments in both the states would live up to the expectations of the electorate.  Read More →
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Natwar Singh’s book embarrasses Sonia Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Revelations in a new book by former Congress Party stalwart K. Natwar Singh have put Sonia Gandhi on the defense this week, in the latest challenge to her leadership of the embattled party and India’s foremost political dynasty. In the autobiography “One Life is Not Enough,” released on Friday, Mr Singh paints an unflattering picture of the 67-year old Congress party head,... 

Indira Gandhi was pre-determined to attack Golden Temple

One thing Kuldip Nayar and Media has always ignored is the fact that Indira Gandhi had already decided and was making plans to attack the Golden Temple as per Lt. Gen. Sinha. Indira Gandhi never wanted to resolve Punjab problem peacefully. There were many meetings with Akali leaders to resolve the problems, and many times it was declared that both sides have reached an agreement. But every time Indira...