Election 2017

Himachal relaxes qualification for direct recruitment of class IV posts of visually impaired

The Himachal cabinet decided to relax educational and other qualification for direct recruitment on class-IV posts and services against direct recruitment quota posts in favour of visually impaired persons who have crossed age of 35 years. It also gave relaxation in other qualification prescribed for direct recruits for the post of Junior Office Assistant (IT) i.e. diploma in computer science in favour of visual impaired. The selected visually impaired persons after appointment may not be insisted up on to complete the diploma as required in the light of recruitment rules and may be imparted basic computer training by the concerned departments.

4 gram panchayats to go to poll on May 28

Punjab News Express/S.K.Vyas
CHANDIGARH : The Haryana State Election Commission today issued the election program for the conduct of the General elections of four Gram Panchayats. The poll for these elections will be held on May 28, 2017.

Himachal jails overcrowded, lack security mechanism: CAG

Punjab News Express
SHIMLA : Jails in Himachal Pradesh are overcrowded with excess occupancy ranging between two and 122 per cent in the past three years, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said.

Absence of regional face also a reason for AAP’s defeat in Punjab, says Capt Amarinder

Punjab News Express
PATIALA: Calling for a bigger role for regional leaders in states, Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has termed the absence of a regional face as one of reasons for the drubbing received by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Punjab assembly polls.

AAP respects people's mandate, will retrospect the reasons of defeat

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Accepting the decision of people of Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party on saturday thanked the voters of state for their support to the party in elections.

Sukhbir Badal thanks his constituents for standing with him

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal today thanked his constituents for standing with him and handing out a resounding victory to him from Jalalabad assembly constituency. 

Grand welcome for Amarinder in Patiala as Captain defeats General to create military history

Punjab News Express
PATIALA: A victorious Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday came home to a grand welcome from his family members and constituents in Patiala, from where he has created military history by becoming the first Captain to defeat a General.

Congress sweeps Punjab; AAP emerges main opposition party, Akali-BJP finishes third

By Jaideep Sarin/IANS
CHANDIGARH: Reviving itself in the border state after a decade, the Congress party on Saturday swept the Punjab assembly elections in a victory powered by veteran Amarinder Singh, who is set to return as Chief Minister.

Navjot Sidhu registers his victory with highest number of votes in Amritsar

Punjab News Express/Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR: Congress star campaigner Navjot Singh Sidhu today registered his victory from Amritsar East constituency while getting 60477 votes as he defeated BJP candidate Rajesh Honey with the difference of 42809. Honey bagged 17668 votes. As per district Election Returning Officer, Sidhu got highest number of votes in the Amritsar district.

Congress leads in Punjab over AAP, Akalis

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Proving wrong exit polls which projected a close outcome, the Congress forged ahead in 56 of the 101 assembly seats in Punjab, officials said.

Humiliating defeat predicted for SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab

By Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: The exit polls for Punjab assembly elections have predicted humiliating defeat and unlikely to cross single digit mark. The most of news channels have given 3 to 9 seats to SAD-BJP alliance in the 117 member Vidhan Sabha.

All set for counting of votes of Punjab assembky poll: V.K. Singh

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Chief Electoral Officer Punjab Mr. V.K. Singh today asserted that all requisite arrangements, preparations had been made across the state in all counting centers on 11 March 2017 for 15th Vidhan Sabha.

AAP camp upbeat, exit polls give an edge to AAP in Punjab

By Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) is emerging single largest party in Punjab assembly elections if the exit polls telecast by various TV channels are any indication. The SAD-BJP alliance is expected to perform poorly.

Capt Amarinder exudes confidence of clear majority for Congress

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder has expressed the confidence of his party forming the next government in the state with a clear majority.

Rapid polling in Uttar Pradesh

Punjab News Express
LUCKNOW : Hundreds of thousands voted on Monday in 51 assembly constituencies in the fifth phase of staggered elections in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

Aam Aadmi Party holds statewide demonstrations against Demonetization

Punjab News Express/Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday held demonstrations at the various places in Punjab against Modi government's decision of demonetization. AAP asked centre government to show the complete data of black money received by government after the implementation of demonization in country.

Mann hits back at Amarinder, asks him to learn patience and decorum

AAP is confident to sweep assembly elections, says Mann
CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) MP and campaign committee chairman Bhagwant Mann today hits back at PPCC president Capt Amarinder Singh for trying to teach EC rules to others and told him to learn little patience and decorum.

AAP asks EC to impose restrictions on all activities within compound where EVMs are stored

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) today appealed to Chief Electoral Officer(CEO) Punjab to completely restrict any sort of activity within the compound where Electronic Voting Machines(EVMs) are stored in the state.

EC's 'third eye' monitoring UP polls

Punjab News Express
 As voting got underway in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, the Election Commission is extensively using information technology to ensure free and fair polling, an official said.

Priyanka Gandhi to campaign in Amethi, Rae Bareli

Punjab News Express
LUCKNOW : Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi will kick off her campaign in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi and Rae Bareli towns from February 13, a party leader said on Friday.