Punjab

Dal khalsa condemns disturbing trend of targeting religious places and worshipers

CHANDIGARH: Saddened and shocked at the killing of 290 innocent people, mostly worshipers in a series of blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the Dal Khalsa condemned the terror act, calling it “horrific and barbaric”. 

I've promised Rahul all 13 seats, confident of delivering on that: Amarinder

On a day when nominations for the May 19 Lok Sabha elections on 13 seats in Punjab begins, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said that he is confident about delivering on his 'Mission 13' promise of winning all seats in the state.

Punjab govt appeals farmers to bring dry wheat to Mandis

CHANDIGARH: In view of recent rains in Punjab resulting in increased moisture level in wheat grains, the Punjab Government appealed to the farmers to bring only the properly dried wheat in the mandis so that hassle free procurement of wheat could be ensured.

Tohra's son-in-law Harmel Singh Tohra rejoins Shiromani Akali Dal

PATIALA: Harmel Singh Tohra son-in-law of former SGPC president Jathedar Gurcharan Singh today who had resigned from Shiromani Akali Dal before 2017 assembly electins tpday frejoined the SAD at his residence here this afternoon. He had blamed SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal for ditching Tohra family.

Sukhbir urges EC to exempt Punjabi varsity teachers from poll duty

PATIALA:  The SAD president Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal today urged the Election Commission of India to exempt the Teachers of the Punjabi University Patiala from poll related duties as the university calendar deems these teachers eligible for political participation in the election process, recognising their intellectual freedom for playing an active role in democratic process.

In direct contest for PM, voters in AP, Punjab, Kerala, TN prefer Rahul over Modi: CVOTER-IANS

NEW DELHI: In a direct contest, most voters in Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Kerala and Tamil Nadu will vote for Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Minister but in the rest of the country Narendra Modi continues to be the preferred choice, according to CVOTER-IANS poll tracker.

Returning ticket to Khiara will be biggest tribute by Bibi Khalra to her Husband- Aman Arora

CHANDIGARH:  Aman Arora AAP MLA from Sunam and Chairman State Election Campaign Committee in a media interaction at Tarn Taran has said that Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra should return Punjabi Ekta Party ticket from Khadoor Sahib to Sukhpal Singh Khaira as Khaira was trying to serve his political goals by using  Khalra's sacrifice. Arora was here to kick start the campaign of party candidate Manjinder Singh Sidhu and addressed the workers meeting.

Cheema cries foul over assigning election duties to varsity teachers; writes to CEO

CHANDIGARH: Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Punjab Assembly has lodged a written complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer pointing out the involvement/ interference of Patiala district dispensation, allegedly involving some politically influential teachers of the Punjabi University, Patiala owing allegiance to certain political outfits, asking them to performing election duties in  the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019.

By diverting MPLAD funds to Sanaur, Chandumajra proved who is outsider: Tewari

Congress candidate from Sri Anandpur Sahib parliamentary constituency Manish Tewari today said that the sitting MP and the Akali candidate Prem Singh Chandumajra had proved it himself as who was an outsider by diverting his MPLAD funds to Sanaur, an assembly segment represented by his son and falling in Patiala parliamentary constituency, which was illegal and against the parliamentary guidelines.

DC & CP finalizes arrangements for strong rooms of EVMs and VVPATs along with counting centres

 Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma and Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar today finalized the arrangements for the proposed counting centers and strong rooms for the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in the district.

EC appoints Navraj Brar as SDM of Patti

Election Commissioner of India (ECI) today appoints Mr. Navraj Brar, PCS as SDM of Patti.

Punjab CEO apprises state ROs about Suvidha portal

The Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab Dr. S.Karuna Raju on Friday made aware the Returning Officers about the Suvidha Portal launched by the Election Commission of India through video conferencing in the light of Lok Sabha elections.

Punjab CM mocks Jagmeet Brar, cursed Badals all his life and joined them

CHANDIGARH: Reacting to the former MP joining the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday mocked Jagmeet Singh Brar’s opportunistic, last-ditch resort to rescue his political career after failing to wriggle his way back into the Congress.

As poll scene hots up, Amarinder cool about 'Mission-13'

At a time when the poll scene is hotting up for the May 19 Lok Sabha polls in Punjab and leaders of all parties have jumped head-long into campaigning, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is playing it cool regarding his 'Mission 13' campaign.

Jagmeet Singh Brar threw himself at Badal's feet after offering to 'fix' them : Capt Amarinder

 Reacting to the former MP joining the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday mocked Jagmeet Singh Brar’s opportunistic, last-ditch resort to rescue his political career after failing to wriggle his way back into the Congress.

Interstate coordination commitee holds meeting in view of Lok Sabha polls

CHANDIGARH: The officers of Interstate Coordination Committee on Thursday held a meeting with the various law enforcement agencies in view of Lok Sabha Polls. Chief Electoral Officer Punjab Dr. S Karuna Raju and DGP Punjab Dinkar Gupta took stock of preparations for elections besides holding discussions with the officers from Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh and Jammu & Kashmir.

Punjab CM flays beheading in Saudi Arabia of two youth, families in deep shock

CHANDIGARH: A pall of gloom descended in Punjab after beheading of two Punjabi youth in Saudi Arbia, convicted in a murder case. Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has taken cognizance of the execution of two youth without any intimation to Government of India and families of the convicted youth.

Pragya Thakur’s candidature BJP’s double standard on terrorism

BHOGPUR(Jalandhar): Dal khalsa said the BJP’s choice of Hindutva terror face –Pragya Thakur, as their candidate for Bhopal parliamentary seat is a clear case of double standards of the Modi government on terrorism.

Chhina ask Rahul to Break Silence over Sidhu’s Communal Remarks

Punjab BJP senior leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina today asked Congress national President Rahul Gandhi to break his silence over the `inflammatory and communal’ remarks made by Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in Bihar and elsewhere. He said Sidhu was resorting to communal, unparliamentary and derogatory language and Rahul must explain his stand on communal political tactics that the Congress was adopting.

Punjab CM orders special gurdawari to assess crop loss due to rain and storm

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered a special girdawari for the assessment of crop loss resulting from the untimely recent rainfall and storm in the state.

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