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BJP Releases Its First List Of 34 Candidates For Punjab

CHANDIGARH: With barely weeks left until the multi-cornered Punjab assembly election, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released the first list of 34 candidates. In Punjab, BJP has given tickets to 12 candidates belonging to the farming community, 8 tickets to members of the Scheduled Caste (SC) community and 13 tickets to Sikhs. BJP

Punjab Polls: Candidates Make A Beeline For Sirsa Dera Sacha Sauda To Seek “Blessings”

CHANDIGARH: As the Assembly elections of Punjab, scheduled on February 14, draw near, leaders mainly from Malwa region have started flocking Sirsa based Dera Sacha Saud (DSS) to “seek blessings”, a source at Sirsa Dera Sacha Sauda confirmed. Requesting anonymity, an active member of Dera Sacha Sauda political wing shared: “Recently, a candidate belonging to

It’s Official: Bhagwant Mann is AAP CM Face For Punjab

MOHALI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday announced Bhagwant Mann, as their chief minister face for the upcoming Punjab election, to be held on  February 20, ending speculation over leadership in party that won hearts in the border-agrarian state in 2014 with four seats in its debut Lok Sabha election only to follow up with an

Punjab Police Recovers 2.5kg RDX; Was Meant For Spreading Terror In State Claims DGP Punjab

CHANDIGARH: In a major haul, the Punjab police recovered 2.5kg RDX, one detonator, codex wire, five explosive fuse alongwith wires, 12 live cartridges of AK 47 assault rifle, claims Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab VK Bhawra on Thursday. The recovery was made on the disclosure statement of accused Amandeep Kumar alias Mantri of village Lakhanpal in

Will Announce Punjab CM Face Next Week: Kejriwal

MOHALI:  Learning from the past mistakes — theirs as well as of other parties — Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi (AAP) Party National convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the party will announce their CM face in next week for Punjab assembly election. While addressing a press conference here in Mohali, he shared,

Conspiracy To Humiliate PM Modi Was Led At Channi Office: SAD’s Majithia

CHANDIGARH: Soon after getting interim bail from Punjab and Haryana High Court, senior Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia accused Punjab chief minister Charanjit Channi of using police and his close men to humiliate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ferozepur, saying he stands exposed after “using and throwing” even the DGP-rank officer Siddhartha Chattopadhya.

After Sukhbir Said Channi Called Him To Drop Brother’s Name In Scam , AAP Calls It Deal

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab President and MP Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday said that AAP has been maintaining for long that Channi government has colluded with Badal family in drug case because Badals tried to save his brother  Manmohan Singh in City Centre scam and now he has returned the favour by saving Bikram

Actor Sonu Sood’s Sister Malvika Sood Joins Congress

CHANDIGARH: After months of keeping the political watchers in suspense, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood’s sister on Monday joined Congress in presence of Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi. CM Charanjit Singh Channi tweeted: “Welcoming Malvika Sood Sachar, sister of Social Worker & Actor, @SonuSood , into the party-fold. I

Pathankot Grenade Attack Solved? 6 Held With Arms & Ammunition By Punjab Police

CHANDIGARH: With the arrest of six alleged operatives of International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) group, Punjab Police claims to have busted a major terror module and solved the hand grenade attacks including one at Pathankot Army Camp, Punjab DGP claimed. The SBS Nagar police have also recovered six hand-grenades (86 P), one pistol (9mm), one

Interim Bail To SAD MLA Bikram Majithia, Cong Red-Faced Ahead Of Polls

CHANDIGARH: Senior leader of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and brother-in-law of SAD’s president Sukhbir Singh Badal, Bikram Singh Majithia was granted interim anticipatory bail on Monday by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a drug case that was slapped against him by Congress government in December. Justice Lisa Gill, while granting him bail, however,

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