Wednesday, May 29, 2024


Additional Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab visits Fazilka, Reviews counting arrangements

FAZILKA: Additional Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab Mr. Harish Nayar IAS visited Fazilka today and reviewed the counting arrangements done hare by District Administration.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Holiday Declared in Punjab on June 1

CHANDIGARH: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Punjab, announced that a special holiday has been declared in Punjab on June 1, 2024 (Saturday), to allow voters to cast their votes for the Lok Sabha elections 2024. Additionally, dry days have been declared from 5 PM on May 30, 2024, to 7 PM on June 1, 2024, and on June 4, 2024, the day of election results.

Borders of Punjab and country safe under Modi’s rule: Rajnath Singh

KURALI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressed a massive rally on Tuesday at Dussehra Ground, while campaigning in favour of BJP candidate from Sri Anandpur Sahib Dr. Subhash Sharma.

Carrying mobile phones within 100 meters radius of the polling station will be prohibited

AMRITSAR: In order to conduct the elections peacefully, it will be prohibited to carry any mega phone , mobile phone , wireless set within 100 meters radius of all the polling stations.

Taranjit Sandhu promises Sky train from airport and railway station to Sri Darbar Sahib and Sri Durgiana Mandir

AMRITSAR: Bhartiya Janata party (BJP) candidate from Amritsar Taranjit Singh Sandhu road show in Hall Bazar was a power show. Sandhu said that Sky train will be started from airport and railway station to Sri Darbar Sahib and Sri Durgiana Mandir. Drugs will be strictly controlled.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Singh Mann's roadshow at Barnala witnessed huge crowds

BARNALA: Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on yesterday late evening held a big roadshow at Barnala in favour of AAP's candidate Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer from Sangrur, in which a huge crowd gathered. Barnala city residents came in large numbers to see and hear Bhagwant Singh Mann.

Raja Warring confident of improving 2019 Congress lead

LUDHIANA: Punjab Congress president and party’s candidate from Ludhiana parliamentary constituency Amarinder Singh Raja Warring today asserted that the Congress will substantially improve upon the 2019 winning margin from here.

SAD to bring in legislation to award the death penalty to drug traffickers and gangsters once it forms govt - Sukhbir Badal

RAMA MANDI: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced the next SAD government once formed would bring in legislation to award the death penalty to drug traffickers and gangsters to eradicate both scrouges once and for all.

Agricultural goods will be GST free under India Alliance government – Kharge

AMRITSAR: Congress National President Mallikarjun Kharge has promised that every agricultural item will be made GST free as soon as the India Alliance government is formed. Mallikarjun ji was addressing a press conference in favor of Congress' Amritsar Lok Sabha candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla.

BJP struggled for Ram Mandir for 30 years, Modi got Shri Ram Lala out of the tent: Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Dhami

BALACHAUR: One of the most fierce attacks so far on the Congress, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, today said that it was an open secret that the Congress and the Gandhi family were against the Shri Ram Temple.

BJP answers Manish Tewari’s lies with facts and figures.

CHANDIGARH: All the former mayors and deputy mayors of the BJP took to task Congress candidate Manish Tewari from Chandigarh for his lies of development works done by the party in the last ten years. Adressing a press conference on Mondaqy, former Mayors Subhash Chawla and Ravikant Sharma said Tewari every day answered his lies with facts and figures.

PM Narendra Modi will establish International Financial Center in Zirakpur: Preneet Kaur

PATIALA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who pledged to develop Punjab during the Fateh rally in Patiala, will lay the foundation of a developed Punjab by setting up the International Financial Center in Zirakpur, said the BJP candidate from Patiala Lok Sabha seat, Preneet Kaur, while addressing the people who attended the election rallies organized in large numbers in Lalru, Dera Bassi and Zirakpur.

Punjab CEO announces incentives for BLOs of Rs.5000 for enhanced voter turn out

CHANDIGARH: In a meeting with the SVEEP (Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation) and Social Media District Nodal Officers, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Punjab Announced that the office of CEO is planning to incentivize Booth Level Officers (BLOs) who achieve a high voter turnout at their booths.

The Amritsar District Magistrate declares June 1 and 4 as dry days

The Amritsar District Magistrate declares June 1 and 4 as dry days

‘Ab ki baar, 10 lakh paar’ is Varanasi’s clarion call for PM Modi’s third victory

VARANASI: The people of Varanasi have decided that they will gift Prime Minister Narendra Modi his third-straight victory from the Lok Sabha seat with a bigger margin of votes and they have given the clarion call of ‘Ab ki baar, 10 lakh paar.’

This is an election between Ram 'bhakts' and Ram 'drohis': HM Amit Shah

LUCKNOW: Union Home Minister Amit Shah slammed the Samajwadi Party and its INDIA bloc partners during an election rally in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar, saying that this was an election between the Ram 'bhakts' and Ram 'drohis'.

ECI to deploy more QRTs in seventh phase to prevent tension in areas away from polling booths in West Bengal

KOLKATA: Given the incidents of poll-related tension and violence in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal, mainly in areas far from polling stations, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to deploy more Quick Response Teams (QRTs) in the seventh phase on June 1.

Voting underway for MLC bypoll in Telangana

HYDERABAD: Polling was underway for the by-election to the Telangana Legislative Council from the Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda graduates’ constituency on Monday.

Amritsar's trade will develop with Congress government at the Centre

AMRITSAR: Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor today promised the businessmen of Amritsar that as soon as the Congress government is formed at the Centre, the trade corridor will be opened, the policy for custom duty which is 200 percent will be revised and packages will be given to small scale industries. Shashi Tharoor was addressing a business conference with Congress Lok Sabha candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla at Hotel Holiday Inn today. During this, the dignitaries of the city expressed their views and discussed about the difficulties they were facing during the BJP rule for the last ten years.

Special arrangements to be made for voters at polling booths due to heat wave – Special General Observer

AMRITSAR: Special General Observer Mr Ram Mohan Mishra IAS appointed by the Chief Election Commission for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. (Retd.) General Observer A. Radha Binod Sharma , Expenditure Observer Mr Baare Ganesh Sudhakar , Police Observer Shweta Srimali IPS. , District Election Officer Mr. Ghansham Thori , Commissioner of Police Mr. Gurpreet Singh Bhullar , SSP Rural Mr. Satinder Singh , District Election Tehsildar Mr. Amarjit Singh besides officials of different departments held a meeting.

Absentee voters can cast their vote at the district administrative complex till May 28

AMRITSAR: Regarding Lok Sabha General Elections 2024 02- Amritsar Lok Sabha Constituency for Absentee Voters in the essential Service Category for Polling of Postal Ballot till May 28 at Room No. 104, First Floor, District Pabrandhki Complex , Amritsar from 9:00 AM to Evening. PVC till 5:00 p.m. (Postal Voting Centre) has been established.

Last Battle’ to save constitution, democracy: Tewari

CHANDIGARH:  The INDIA bloc candidate from Chandigarh Manish Tewari today said that this election was going to be the last battle to save the constitution and democracy in the country.

Punjab CEO exhorts voters to go to booths on June 1 to make the state achieve “Is Vaar 70 Paar”

SAS NAGAR: Punjab Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Sibin C, exhorted voters to go to polling booths on June 1, with full enthusiasm and zeal to make the state achieve the “Is Vaar 70 Paar” target.

Why Dalits, with 32 pc population, fail in Punjab power politics?

CHANDIGARH: Does the Dalit (scheduled caste) vote bank in Punjab, being the home turf of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) founder Kanshi Ram and having a Dalit population of 32 per cent -- the highest among states -- play a politically empowered role in the electoral outcomes in the agricultural economy state?

Balakrishna calls on Telangana CM Revanth Reddy

HYDERABAD: Actor-politician N. Balakrishna on Sunday called on Telangana Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy.

CM Yogi’s work and influence makes Gorakhpur safe for Ravi Kishan

GORAKHPUR (UP):Although the BJP has fielded the Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan from the prestigious Gorakhpur seat in Uttar Pradesh, however, it is Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who wields power and authority when it comes to his bastion.

Vote for strong govt, vote for 'Viksit Bharat': PM Modi

GHOSI (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that he needed people’s blessings to form the next government not for himself or his family but for Viksit Bharat.

For SP, mafia was a vote bank, Yogi Adityanath cleaned them up: PM Modi

MIRZAPUR (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that for the Samajwadi Party (SP), the mafia had become a vote bank.

Fazilka admin to organise special free screening of hot movie 12th fail for first time voters to hit 70 percent target

FAZILKA: To motivate voters, especially those eligible to cast their vote for first time on June 1, the Fazilka Administration, as part of a series of endeavours, would be organising free special pubic screening of the hit movie 12th Fail for those first time voters who cast their vote on June 1.

Stage set for by-election to Telangana MLC seat

HYDERABAD: The stage is set for the by-election to the Telangana Legislative Council from the Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda graduates’ constituency on Monday.

LS polls: PM Modi to campaign in UP; HM Shah to visit Bihar, Punjab today

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday for the seventh phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

Over 61 per cent voting in LS polls' 6th phase, enthusiastic J&K voters set another record (Lead)

NEW DELHI: Over 61 per cent turnout was recorded in 58 seats in 8 states/UTs that went to polls on Saturday in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha polls, ranging from 79.47 per cent in West Bengal (8 seats) to 54.03 per cent in UP (14 seats), while J&K's Anantnag-Rajouri seat logged an impressive 54.30 per cent - the highest in several decades, the Election Commission said.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann campaigned for AAP candidate Laljit Singh Bhullar in Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha constituency.

TARN TARAN: Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann campaigned for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Laljit Singh Bhullar in Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha constituency. Mann along with Laljit Bhullar held a mega road show in Jandiala Guru, Baba Bakala and Tarn Taran and appealed to the people to make the AAP candidate win.

Golden Temple will be made a global center - Rahul Gandhi

AMRITSAR: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today announced that if the India Alliance government is formed, Golden Temple will be the Global Centre. Rahul Gandhi said that the last time he came to the Golden Temple, he felt immense peace after serving there and he wants to make the whole world realize this peace. Therefore, whatever they can do, they will definitely do it.

AAP- Cong and BJP polarizing people on caste and communal lines respectively – Sukhbir Badal

GURDASPUR: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the SAD was committed to taking everyone along in the path of progress and prosperity even as he accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) – Congress alliance and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of polarizing people on caste and communal lines respectively.

People of Punjab will teach Congress a lesson for the big mistake of attack on Sri Darbar Sahib - Piyush Goyal

AMRITSAR: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, who arrived in Amritsar to campaign in favor of BJP candidate Taranjit Singh Sandhu, said that the people of Punjab must blame the Gandhi family and the Congress for this big mistake of attacking Sri Darbar Sahib. Lessons will be learned. So that no one dares to harm Punjabiity and faith in the future. This message must reach Congress. Nehru Gandhi family and Congress party will never think about the interests of Punjab, they have done injustice to Punjab many times during the partition of the country and also by attacking Sri Darbar Sahib.

Punjab Voters Can Check Queues at Polling Booth from Home: Sibin C

CHANDIGARH: Voters in Punjab can now check the length of queues at their polling booths from the comfort of their homes on June 1, the day of polling. Punjab Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sibin C launched the 'Voter Queue Information System' on Saturday to enhance voter convenience. This system has been developed in collaboration with NIC Punjab and Meta.

Voting underway for third phase of polling in Odisha, EVM snags delay process

BHUBANESWAR: Voting for the third phase is underway in Odisha in six parliamentary constituencies and 42 assembly segments amid technical glitches in Electronic Voting machines (EVMs) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) leading to delays.

Voting begins for penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls

NEW DELHI: Voting began at 7 a.m. on Saturday for the penultimate phase of the Lok Sabha polls with over 11 crore voters in 58 seats across eight states/UTs eligible to seal the fate of the 889 candidates in the fray.

Fear & Unrest prevailing in Punjab: Jakhar to CEO.

CHANDIGARH: Punjab BJP President Sunil Jakhar on Friday said an atmosphere of fear, intimidation and unrest is currently prevailing among voters in Punjab, especially in rural areas, that could be detrimental to the democratic process underway.