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24-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

CM Reviews Prevailing Situation Due To Low Prices Of Potato

In view of the prevailing low prices of Potato in the state, the Punjab Government has directed the Punjab Agro and Markfed to effectively intervene in the market on 'no profit no loss' basis to bail out the potato growers from the current crisis besides...

21-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

No Question Of SYL Construction Being Allowed- Parkash Singh Badal

Chief patron of Shiromani Akali Dal and the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today  reiterated that Punjab ‘does not have a single drop of water to spare’ for any other state and that in fact Punjab’s farmers are themselves facing acute water...

18-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Don’t Try To Provoke Punjabis : SAD Urges Haryana Leadership

The Shiromani Akali Dal urged the political parties from the neighboring state of Haryana  not to indulge in activities that provoke the people of the Punjab on the SYL issue and asserted that the SAD will never let the  project complete as it...

18-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Rajiv Thakur wins Free Tab in the first day of Rose Festival

Rajiv Thakur S/o Naradhu Ram, resident of Sector-39 C, Chandigarh has been declared as the lucky winner of a brand new Tab for the 1st day at Chandigarh Rose Festival. The winner was announced by the Punjabi Singer-Garry Sandhu during his live performance...

18-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Aam Aadmi Party holds statewide demonstrations against Demonetization

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...

18-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

CBI arrests senior Punjab official for bribery

The CBI has arrested the Joint Director of Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training (PSBTE&IT) for taking a bribe of Rs 50,000, an official said on Saturday.Jagjeet Singh was on Friday caught red-handed during a raid conducted...

15-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

AAP harbouring criminals and militants in the state : BJP

The Punjab unit of the Bhartiya Janata Party today slammed the Aam Aadmi Party for harbouring criminals and militants in the state. Taking a strong exception to the arrest of Nabha jailbreak mastermind Gurpreet Singh Sekhon from an AAP activist’s house,...

07-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Repoll ordered in 48 polling stations in Punjab

The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday ordered repolling in 48 polling stations of five assembly constituencies in Punjab.The repoll will be held on February 9 (Thursday), Election department officials said here on Tuesday.The EC has also ordered a repoll...

06-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab poll: More women vote than men

Punjab may have been unfair to women in terms of its sex ratio, but the percentage of female voters was clearly higher than male voters in the just-concluded assembly elections in the state.With Punjab recording a high voter turnout of 77.4 percent, it was...

06-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

JJ Singh’s behaviour, threat to voters shameful : Capt Amarinder Singh

Shameful and disgusting’ was how Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday reacted to reports of his opponent from Patiala General JJ Singh’s threat not to do any work, if elected, for those who did not support him in the just concluded assembly...

06-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Arvind Kejriwal a habitual denigrator : Vineet Joshi

Punjab unit of the BJP today came down heavily on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for calling the Election Commission a ‘spineless body’ which had ‘completely surrendered’ before Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Lambasting Kejriwal, state party secretary Vineet Joshi...

04-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

CEO thanks people of Punjab for ensuring peaceful poll

Punjab today ensured overall peaceful 1 phased poll to elect 117 representatives for legislative assembly in which little less than 2 crore electorate exercised their franchise.Thanking the people of Punjab to come out in large numbers to exercise their democratic...

04-Feb-2017 Panaji/Chandigarh

Battle for Punjab, Goa passes peacefully amid high voter turnout

Over a crore and a half voters turned up to chose new governments in the traditionally high-turnout states of Punjab and Goa on Saturday, in the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his allies after the government's move to ban high-value...

04-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

72 per cent votes cast in Punjab

Over 72 per cent of Punjab's nearly 1.99 crore voters cast their votes on Saturday in 117 assembly segments in the northern state, election officials said here.Sangrur district recorded the highest 81 per cent voting, followed by Faridkot and Fatehgarh Sahib...

04-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Vijay Sampla thanks people of Punjab for casting their votes

Union Minister and Punjab BJP president, Vijay Sampla today thanked the people of Punjab for casting their votes for the state Assembly polls. Stating that this was a demonstration of active citizenship and patriotism, Sampla...

03-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

ECI All Prepared To Conduct Free And Fair Election In Punjab

Punjab is all set to witness the most sacred epic battle of democracy tomorrow with Election Commission making all arrangements to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections in the state.Briefing the media Mr. V.K Singh Chief electoral Officer and Mr. V.K Bhawra...

03-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Congress’ Kharar rebel candidate permanently expelled

Yet another rebel candidate has come under axe by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Captain Amarinder Singh.PPCC general secretary Lakhvinder Kaur Garcha has been permanently expelled from the party’s primary membership for her anti-party...

02-Feb-2017 New Delhi/Chandigarh

In patriarchal Punjab, only 7% of 1,145 candidates are women

Only seven per cent of the 1,145 candidates in the fray in the Punjab assembly elections are females -- a figure pointing to the patriarchal predominance of all political parties -- and making a mockery of their promise of 33 per cent quota for women in legislative...

02-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab's 'silent' electorate can make things uncertain

Punjab is set to see its most crucial assembly election in decades on February 4, with its undercurrent of "silent" voters likely to turn the poll arena into an uncertain event which could swing anywhere.For the first time, Punjab is witnessing three-cornered...

02-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Baba Moti Ram Mehra community extends support to Congress

The Baba Moti Ram Mehra community has extended support to the Punjab Congress, which it says is a secular party that always takes care of the interests of Dalits, poor and backward classes.Office-bearers and workers of the Baba Moti Ram Mehra Kashyap Rajput...

01-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Independent candidate from Sannaur Lakhwinder Singh joins BJP

Independent candidate from Sannaur, Lakhwinder Singh today joined the BJP.  Withdrawing from the fray, Lakhwinder entered the BJP fold in the presence of Senior BJP leader and party’s Punjab affairs incharge Prabhat Jha. Lakhwinder said, “I’ve been in the Congress...

01-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Captain Amarinder has completely gone berserk : Gurpreet Singh Waraich

Responding on the “Malicious & hollow” allegations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by PPCC Chief Captain Amarinder Singh, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said that it seems that Captain has completely gone berserk, thus leveling such charges.“It seems...

01-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

3 more rebel candidates expelled by Captain Amarinder

With one day to go before campaigning for the assembly poll officially comes to a close, the Punjab Congress has permanently expelled three more rebel candidates for their anti-party activities.Those expelled from the party’s primary membership for staying...

31-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

NRIs organized 'Umeed Di Goonj Programme across Punjab

The Non-resident Indians (NRIs) who have arrived from all over the world in support of Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) today organised 'Umeed Di Goonj' programme at 7000 locations across Punjab.The NRs held cultural programmes and joined with local people in dancing...

31-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Gill rebel candidate Kartinder Pal expelled for anti-party activities

Continuing with its crackdown on dissidents, the Punjab Congress has permanently expelled the Gill (SC) rebel candidate S. Kartinder Pal Singh from the party’s primary membership.An office order signed by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Captain...

31-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Kejriwal is a CIA agent : Prem Singh Chandumajra

Shiromani Akali Dal General Secretary and Anandour Sahib MP Prem Singh Chandumajra today dubbed Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as a person propped up by funding  through the Ford Foundation and other agencies with a long...

31-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab Ration Depot Holder Association extends support to Congress

In a clear manifestation of the growing support for the Congress in the poll-bound state, the Ration Depot Association Punjab (Regd) has also extended its support to the Punjab Congress under the leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh.The association, through...

31-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Delhi safai karamcharis arrive in Punjab to expose Kejriwal’s lies

Safai Karmacharis from the national capital, under the banner of the Delhi Nagar Nigam Mazdoor Congress, will go around villages in Punjab to expose the lies of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.This was announced by the Mazdoor Congress, which appealed...

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